Various subjective attributes affect how someone might rank the best Android smartphones. However, when it comes to the best phone for network connectivity, there's one clear winner - the Moto X.
Motorola has added three new wood finishes that someone can select for a Moto X. Best of all, the company has subtracted 75 percent of the costs associated with wood finishes selected through its Motomaker website.
Motorola and its carrier partners have lowered the price of the Moto X because of special promotions that began in November. Today the price drop becomes permanent thanks to Motorola's decision to lower the price to $399. From now on, all Moto X purchases at carriers or through MotoMaker.com will cost $399 without contract. The company is also offering an optional financing program on its website that will sell the phones for $0 down with payments spread out between 6, 12, or 18 months.
Motorola spent four years selling its phones by making the argument that power trumps everything else. Then it did a swift about face with the Moto X, a phone that said power is good but effectiveness is great. The Moto G takes that plan to the extreme.
Motorola originally stated that it would begin selling the Moto G in the United States by January, but the company announced today that the Moto G is already available for purchase beginning today - sort of.
3D Systems is the latest partner for Motorola's Project Ara, an ambitious effort to create phones capable of swapping out parts for upgrades and improvements. Can the 3D printer help make Project Ara and modular phones go from concept to full-fledged product?
Motorola has announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is making its way to T-Mobile subscribers. Following this week's announcement that Verizon had already begun its update process, T-Mobile has also started its staged rollout to deliver a new Hangouts app, a new Gallery, a better camera app, a new phone dialer, and more. T-Mobile customers can attempt to check for an update by going to Settings > About phone > Systems update.
Motorola excitedly announced today that it has already begun the process of updating the Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat on Verizon Wireless, and more carrier versions of the phone can expect an update soon. Now, the company has upgraded the status of more devices released last year that will be updated.
Despite its reputation as being the last of the major carriers to launch widely available phones or deliver updates, Verizon Wireless is the first of the four major carriers to push out an Android 4.4 KitKat update.
Motorola's decision to not sell the Moto G in the US and India until next year is a letdown for anyone who is interested in the Android smartphone. On the bright side, when the phone finally does go on sale in January 2014, it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.