Android 5.0 Lollipop is now making its presence felt on a lot of devices and is continuing to spread its wings. For handsets a little tighter to Google's influence the march is already on to get Android 5.1, with the build already landing on some Nexus device, which are Google's own products of course. It now seems as though the Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition is next in line, with the handset now receiving an OTA update to Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Selfie Sticks may be getting banned from some places and they may be completely ridiculous for those who do not turn their phone camera on themselves twenty times per day. That has not stopped Motorola launching its own such product, aptly named the Moto Selfie Stick, and the American company is attempting to bring a touch of class to the device.
The Motorola Moto G is one of the most rounded smartphones on the market. Sure, it is not as well spec'd as flagships, but it hits a sweet spot and is extremely affordable; in many ways this was the device that made the budget end of the market interesting again. It is emerging markets that have welcomed the Moto G and bought it in large numbers, including Brazil where the handset is the most popular smartphone in the country.
Motorola has been found guilty of infringing a patent related to MMS technology by a jury in Delaware. The technology is used for multimedia texting on mobile products and the patent in question was owned by Intellectual Ventures, a company that is unsurprisingly known for patents it holds on intellectual properties.
Something that was plainly clear when HTC launched the One M9 last month that the handset was very similar to the HTC One M8 that it followed. With such similarities it was reasonable to think that many people may not see the need in upgrading to the One M9 if they are already rocking the older flagship. That seems to be the case according to CompareMyMobile, a British company specializing in smartphone trade-ins.
Motorola is one of the best companies if you want the latest version of Android on your device quickly. The company has already updated most of its modern portfolio, but surprisingly the Motorola DROID Turbo is still sitting on KitKat. That's a surprise because the handset was the last Motorola launched before the Moto E this month, the Verizon exclusive with blockbuster specs landed in November last year.
AT&T is behind its carrier rivals in the United States in terms of upgrading the HTC One M8 to the latest versions of Android. The network only brought Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the handset in January, months after Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. While those networks are now looking to an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it seems AT&T is still lagging behind, and it is something HTC is aware of.
Who doesn't love a great deal? We know we do here at MobileBurn, which is why we were delighted to see Motorola's latest offering. The company is willing to give its brand new Moto E away gratis, completely free. Of course, nothing in this world can be had for nothing, so there is a caveat. Namely, you have to purchase the Moto X flagship through the Moto Maker website before you can get the Moto E.
The LTE variant of the second generation Moto G by Motorola has been rolled out in the UK today, available in a number of major retailers nationwide. The handset was launched earlier this year as a 4G toting variant of the regular Moto G 2014 and it is coming to UK stores such as Carphone Warehouse, Tesco, Amazon, Argos, Sainsburys, Asda, and more.
Motorola has announced a new smartphone today, a sequel to the 2014 budget device, the Moto E. The second generation Moto E is another entry level attempt from the company and like the original handset, it comes with modest but appealing specs for its affordable price. Interestingly, the device is launching in both LTE and non-LTE forms.