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Rumored prototype Motorola smartwatch surfaces, looks a lot like a MOTOACTV sequel

Rumored prototype Motorola smartwatch surfaces, looks a lot like a MOTOACTV sequel

Remember the MOTOACTV? Yeah, Motorola's fitness-tracking, music-playing, wrist wearable from 2011, that one. Back before "smartwatches" were really a thing, Motorola and a few other companies were experimenting around with the concept of devices you could wear on your body, mostly for fitness...
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The Moto G is Motorola's most successful smartphone ever

Moto G is highest-selling smartphone in company history Another nugget from Motorola's MWC press dinner. Motorola senior vice president of product management Rick Osterloh had this to say while talking about Motorola's commitment to Android, the upcoming merger, and Motorola's future: The...
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Motorola bringing multiple wearables, including a new watch, in a few months

Motorola thinks wearables should look like jewelery We're having a friendly press dinner with Motorola at Mobile World Congress, and Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of product management, has been talking about wearables. Osterloh says that he thinks the current crop of wearable devices...
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Moto G in India seeing its KitKat update

Local dual-SIM model now updating to Android 4.4.2 A quick heads up for any of our Moto G owning friends over in India that an update should be headed your way. Having recently launched in dual-SIM form in India on Android 4.3, Moto is now updating to Android 4.4.2 KitKat as it has done in many...
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LG not bothered by Lenovo-Motorola combo, plans to take third place in worldwide market in 2014

Korean manufacturer wants to go toe-to-toe with competitive new products Alongside the Korean launch of its latest handset, the G Pro 2, LG executives spoke to the change in the smartphone market now that Lenovo plans to purchase Motorola. Despite the bump in market share Lenovo gains from...
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Dennis Woodside to step down as Motorola CEO

It's official: Former Googler heading to Dropbox as COO Following reports from The Wall Street Journal yesterday, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has announced that he'll be leaving his post at the end of March. As reported by the WSJ last night, Woodside will join cloud storage firm Dropbox as COO...
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Lenovo claims Motorola will return to profitability shortly, reintroduce brand to China and other markets

Both entry-level and high-end devices with the Motorola brand will hit China and emerging markets Motorola may have been hemorrhaging money under the control of Google, but Lenovo seems to think the company's losses will be an easy fix going foward. Following an earnings call for his company,...
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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside to step down, take role as COO of Dropbox

Woodside leaves behind 10 years at Google and a short stint at Motorola to be the first COO of the cloud storage company Following tightly on the announcement that Motorola will be acquired by Lenovo, CEO of Motorola Dennis Woodside is ready to step down from the company. Following over 10 years...
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Moto G, two months on

Motorola swept us off our feet with the affordable Moto G. But after two months and a software update, how has life fared for the little phone that could?  Back in late November 2013, Alex Dobie and myself tooled up and headed to London to meet Motorola's latest Android smartphone. We already...
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Droid Zap expands send and receive functionality to all, redesigns app in the process

New 'Zap Zones' still limited to Droid devices, unfortunately Droid Zap, the curiously-named picture and video sharing app announced alongside Motorola's new Droid devices, is opening up to all phones running Android 4.0 and above today. The app makes it (relatively) simple to share pictures and...
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Moto G coming to Aio Wireless Feb. 14th for $149

$79 ZTE Sonata 4G also available starting today As the Moto G continues its march through seemingly every carrier and retailer, Aio Wireless has just announced that it will carry Motorola's inexpensive handset starting February 14th. The Moto G will set you back $149 without a contract, which is...
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Moto G available for $99 off-contract from US Cellular starting today

Online-only for today, in-store availability starts Feb. 10th After writing yesterday of the expected Moto G launch on U.S. Cellular, we now have the full details on this budget device for the carrier. It turns out the date of February 10th for a launch was correct, but only for in-store...
Vector 29: Microsoft's new CEO and Lenovo's new Moto

Vector 29: Microsoft's new CEO and Lenovo's new Moto

Ben Thompson of Stratechery joins Rene to talk about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella and the challenges he faces making money in mobile, why Motorola was so important to Lenovo, what it means for Samsung and Apple, and why good products aren't enough. Subscribe in iTunes...
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Grab the Moto G for £100 on Vodafone UK

Moto's budget wonder still offering amazing value for money If you've been thinking about picking up a Moto G in the UK but haven't yet, then Vodafone is making a good case for you to take your business to them. Launching with Vodafone's new 'Within Reach' campaign, a shiny new Moto G will set...
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Moto G gets midnight launch in India

Dual-SIM version of affordable Moto handset coming to Flipkart As expected, Motorola has announced availability details for the Moto G in India. The dual-SIM version of the device will be available from midnight tonight IST, exclusively from Indian outlet Flipkart. The 8GB model sells for Rs 12,...
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Verizon Moto G now receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

All Moto Gs are now up-to-date with the latest software Following up roughly three weeks after the European Moto G started receiving its KitKat update, the Verizon model is having its day of update glory. Several people, including one of our readers @JoshuaWorth, have started pulling down the...
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Motorola's final quarter under Google: $1.24 billion revenue, $384 million operating loss

Employee numbers dipped to just 3,894 by the end of the year Google has just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and as we head into the earnings call we wanted to break down what is likely Motorola's last full quarter under the Google umbrella. In all, there are very few surprises with its financial...
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Motorola may not have hurt Google's bottom line quite as badly as it seems

After selling different business units and holding onto an array of patents, Google made a seemingly-sound business decision Google selling off Motorola to Lenovo this afternoon came about as far out of left field as anyone could have imagined. On top of what this potentially means for the...
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Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google in $2.91 billion deal

Less than two years after the original Google buyout, Motorola Mobility gets a new owner In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Google has revealed that it's to sell Motorola Mobility, the smartphone maker it acquired along with other bits of Motorola in 2012, to Chinese firm Lenovo in a...
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Motorola puts its Gallery app in the Play Store, updates with a new look

A new light theme and slight design tweak from the original app Motorola's take on the Gallery app is now joining a long list of apps moving out to the Play Store for easy updating. At the same time, Moto is giving the Gallery app a facelift with a new light color palette and slide-in drawer on...

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