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Motorola names Rick Osterloh new president and COO

Motorola names Rick Osterloh new president and COO

Motorola Mobility has a new President and COO: Rick Osterloh. Formerly SVP of Product, Osterloh is taking over the helm of Motorola from form CEO Dennis Woodside. Woodside, if you'll recall, stepped down in September to take a position as COO of Dropbox, following Google's selling of Motorola to...
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Moto G Forte launches in Mexico, is actually just a Moto G with a Grip Shell

Nextel Mexico now carrying 8GB version for those interested Rumors of a 'Moto G Forte' for certain markets started swirling last week, leading many to believe that a more rugged version of the budget phone was destined for Latin America. Motorola quietly took the wraps off of the phone today,...
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Moto G reportedly boosts Motorola to six percent UK market share

£135 handset takes 'significant numbers of low-mid end customers from Samsung and Nokia,' according to report The affordable Moto G, already Motorola's most successful smartphone ever, has powered the manufacturer to a six percent share of the British smartphone market, according to new data...
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Missed the Moto 360 hangout? No worries, catch the replay!

Motorola yesterday held a live Hangout On Air to talk Moto 360, with design lead, Jim Wicks. Despite some technical difficulties – seems someone didn't know how to set up a proper broadcast! – things eventually got underway and we saw and heard a few interesting tidbits. There were actual,...
Moto 360

Motorola to host live Hangout on Air to talk Moto 360 design

Tune in Wednesday, March 19 to watch Jim Wicks talk about the design of the new wearable Motorola just dropped the bombshell of Moto 360 on us moments ago, and now we'll have a better idea of how it was designed tomorrow with a Hangout on Air hosted by lead designer Jim Wicks. The Hangout will...
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Motorola announces 'Moto 360,' its first Android Wear device

Truly modern timepiece first, smartwatch second Building on the announcement by Google of its new wearable device platform, Android Wear, Motorola has announced its first device with the software: Moto 360. Just as we expected based on statements back at MWC, the focus here is primarily on the...
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Moto X launching in India on March 19

Indian outlet Flipkart has announced that it'll exclusively begin stocking the Moto X in from tomorrow, Wednesday March 19. Prices start at Rs. 23,999, and judging by the retailer's promotional page it'll have the Moto X in seven color options, including the oak and teak backs which have only...
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Moto X in Europe: The Android Central casual review

After a late arrival in the UK and mainland Europe, how does the Moto X shape up? After a five-month wait, European consumers finally got the Moto X this February. A significant launch for Moto's European arm, it's occurring as the company prepares to enter yet another period of transition...
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Motorola updates Touchless Control with new 'What's up' command to read notifications aloud

Motorola Migrate also updated with two usability fixes to better control your data Motorola's Touchless Control app, the brains behind the always-listening function in the Moto X and new Droids, is being updated today with an interesting new feature that reads your notifications aloud. Along...
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Motorola's MWC event now available to view online

Clear a half hour slot for Moto's brief Barcelona special A week ago in Barcelona, Motorola held a fairly low key press event. Well, more a panel discussion than an out-and-out press conference. We were there, of course, and brought you the key facts such as Moto's take on wearables, the success...
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Motorola's Active Display updated to obey vibration settings

Motorola's updates continue today, and next on the list is Active Display. One of our favorite features from the Moto X (and new Droid phones) will now honor the vibration settings. You can toggle them on and off in sound section of the settings menu. Get your download on in Google Play. ...
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...
Moto G

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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