Motorola is starting to make its presence felt in arguably the biggest emerging market of them all, India. Even though Samsung and locals like Micromax are getting most of the sales in the country, Motorola is succeeding too with 3 million smartphones sold in India since February 2014.
Motorola's Moto E is nearing a year old, which of course in the smartphone world means it is due to be refreshed. The affordable but well spec'd handset is still doing well in the entry level market, but Motorola has been known to be working on a replacement for some time. Android Police has now uncovered two renders of the Moto E 2, and it looks as though the company has not strayed too far away from the original.
Motorola usually likes to celebrate holidays with a good sale, and this Valentina's Day will be no different. That American brand is starting a series of deals starting from February 2, and there are some big savings to be had.
Motorola announced earlier this month that the company is returning to China with three of its devices, the Moto X, Moto G LTE, and the Moto X Pro (a re-tooled Nexus 6). Today Motorola held an event in China to officially unveil those handsets and confirming their launch dates.
If you live in India and own either the original Moto G or the 2014 Moto G then you are in luck as Motorola is rolling out a new update for the handsets in the country. The bump brings the devices up to date with Google's latest Android build, 5.0 Lollipop and is rolling out to the Moto G?s now. India is getting the update a little late as the Moto G was the first non-Nexus device to get 5.0 Lollipop in November.
Motorola's stable of smartphones is pretty damn good at the moment, from the Moto E at entry level through the Moto G, Moto X, Nexus 6, and DROID Turbo, it is one of the most robust portfolios in the industry. The company is apparently going to add to that with the Moto G Titan, a new variant of its budget king smartphone, the 2014 Moto G.
While Chinese regulatory body TENAA has been leaking smartphones in a steady stream, things have been more barren over at American counterpart, the FCC. However, a new Motorola device paid a visit to the certifying body and made its presence felt yesterday. The handset in question carries the model number 4583 and passed through the FCC with the ID IHDT56QF1.
Motorola has announced that many of its 2013-2014 smartphones will be getting the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the coming weeks. However, some of its devices already have the newest software from Google and in fact the 2014 Moto G is already getting up to speed with the freshest Lollipop builds, 5.0.2.
Motorola has been one of the quickest companies to react to the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company already rolling out the software to a number of its smartphones. However, there are still some Motorola's from 2013 and 2014 rocking Android 4.4 KitKat and waiting for the bump to Lollipop, but luckily the company has those handsets covered.
Motorola promised last month that it would be returning to China soon and would be bringing with it a new smartphone. The company lived up to that promise, sort of. The American brand has announced its re-emergence in the Chinese market, but the new device is actually just a re-tooled Nexus 6.