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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...
Motorola Gallery

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...
Moto G

Moto G India launch details coming Feb. 5

Motorola has announced through its social channels that the Moto G will be headed to India, with full launch details to come on Feb. 5, two weeks from today. The Moto G, which arrived internationally in November, has proved popular thanks to its low price — $179 or £135 off-contract — and...
Moto G

Moto G finally landing in Australia on January 21

Motorola's budget wonder to start at AU$249 for the 8GB model Motorola's Moto G has caused some serious waves since its introduction in late 2013, and now it seems finally our friends down under in Australia are set to get their hands on it, too. According to the folks at Ausdroid, the Moto G...
Moto G Grip Shell

Moto G Grip Shells now available from Motorola for $19.99

Five color combos keep your Moto G looking pretty no matter your mood Following up some time after the Moto G (read our full review) made its U.S. debut with a solid grouping of accessories, the more ruggedized Moto G Grip Shells are now on sale from Motorola's online store. Just like the other...
Droid Maxx update

Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx KitKat update expanded beyond soak test

Camera improvements, better power usage and the same visual styling as Jelly Bean Following nearly a month after notice of an Android 4.4 KitKat soak test for Motorola's new droid devices, the update has resumed its rollout to the general public. It isn't typical to see such a delay between the...
Moto G KitKat

European Moto G receiving Android 4.4.2 update

OTA currently rolling out for European devices While the Moto G received Android 4.4.2 here in the states a little while ago, the European model had yet to see the update. Vodafone had announced that when they launched the device it would be running Android 4.4.2 and it now seems as though the...
Moto Gs

Announcing the 3 Moto G giveaway winners!

Three members have a post-holiday gift from Android Central Knowing that not everyone got exactly the device they wanted over the holiday season, we decided to give away Motorola's great new inexpensive handset, the Moto G, to three lucky members. Keeping the contest thread open for just a few...
Moto G

Win 1 of 3 Moto Gs from Android Central!

These three phones need a new home It's no secret that we think the Moto G is a pretty great phone, especially for the $179 unlocked starting price. With a whole bunch of the Moto X's awesome features at just a fraction of the price unlocked, it's an amazing value for a smartphone user at any...
KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat update hitting Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini

Update rolling out 'in phases' starting today Verizon has taken to Twitter to announce that the Droid Ultra, Droid MAXX and Droid Mini will start receiving their over-the-air updates to Android 4.4 KitKat from today. The update is rolling out "in phases" according to the carrier, following a...
Motorola Droid Ultra

Motorola starting software soak test for Verizon Droids

Attention, owners of the Verizon Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini and Droid Maxx: Motorola has just sent out invites for a software "soak test" for the trio of devices. Nothing definite, but that could well mean Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way. (Or it could be a lesser version. We've got our...
Motorola Camera

Motorola updates its camera app in Google Play

When Motorola started updating device to Android 4.4 KitKat, it also slipped in an updated camera app that gave better control over focus and exposure with that little reticle that turns green when you're in focus. (Jerry wrote about it in detail here back in November.) Today, Motorola updated the...
Motorola Active Display

Motorola updates Active Display to fight lock screen lag

A quick heads up for those of us rocking the Moto X or (eventually, once they're on Android 4.4) one of the new Droids — Motorola has updated its Active Display app, which should help alleviate some of the lag we've been seeing on the lock screen feature. The changelog reads thusly: Fix for the...
Moto X

Motorola will offer Moto X sale again on Wednesday, next Monday [update]

Sale will expand to 'more devices' when it comes back Update: Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside released a formal apology on the company blog, which also gave us a bit more clarity on the situation. Not only did he explain in more detail why the site went down, he also provided more information on...
Nexus 4, Moto G

Moto G versus Nexus 4

How does last year’s Nexus shape up against this year’s entry-level champion? Motorola’s latest entry-level handset, the Moto G, has been turning heads thanks to its relatively low price point and compelling specs and feature set. It’s a step below the Nexus 5 — the device it tied with in the “...
White Droids

Verizon Droid Ultra + Droid Mini now available in white

Following some recent (and not-so-recent) leakage, the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini have appeared in white on Verizon's online store. Nothing has changed besides the color of the phones' exterior — you're still basically looking at a Moto X-class device in a different form factor with added...
Moto G

Moto G now available directly from Motorola, shipping December 2

Global and U.S. versions selling for $179-199 SIM-free A little earlier than expected, Motorola's entry-level Moto G is now available to purchase directly from the manufacturer's U.S.-based website. The 4.5-inch Android 4.3 handset is available for $179 (8GB) or $199 (16GB) SIM-free, with U.S....
Motorola Droid Mini

Verizon Droid Mini shows up in white in leaked press render

It's the Droid Mini you know and love, now with a new color option Frequent device revealer @evleaks has posted a press render today of a Motorola Droid Mini in white, headed to Verizon. Details on an exact price and availability aren't known, but there isn't much to the imagination here....
Moto G

Moto G shells and flip covers now available from UK retailer

Brighten up your new Moto G with a colorful back and matching flip cover Since the Moto G went on sale, one of the most frequent questions has been surrounding availability of the different colored backs and flip covers. UK retailer Clove Technology now has a range of both on sale to buy now,...
Moto G

Moto G review

Motoro​la's latest is the best cheap Android phone you can buy, by a surprisingly wide margin Outside of Google's Nexus line of products, good, inexpensive Android phones have been hard to come by. Instead, the word "cheap" has frequently gone hand in hand with "nasty" when describing handsets...

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