The father of the smartphone has some of Android's best
Motorola is a longtime communications company, the manufacturer of the first cellular telephone — and it may well be responsible for making Android what it is today.
Motorola wasn't the first smartphone maker, but it was the Motorola Droid on Verizon that helped make Android the household name it is today. The original Droid (known as the Milestone in Europe) sold millions and spawned a number of successors. The Droid MAXX on Verizon continues to be popular, though aging.
But Motorola struggled to make money, and in August 2011 it was announced that Google would purchase Motorola Mobility — they company previously spun off Motorola Solutions — for $12.5 billion. Hardware was just one reason for the purchase — patents were very much another. Google insisted that it didn't buy Motorola with the intention of continuing to lose money, and indeed Motorola began to lose less. But in January 2014, Google announced it was effectively unloading Motorola to Chinese company Lenovo for $2.91. (Much of the disparity in price is due to the paring down of the company, as well as Google retaining "the vast majority" of patents.)
Much of 2012 and 2013 was quiet for Motorola, but in August 2013 Motorola rolled out its rebirth — the Moto X. Wonderfully designed, with customizable features such as the front color, back casing (including wood!) and camera housing — and it was to be assembled in Texas. (Sadly, that assembly line shut down.) The Moto X was heralded as an above-average smartphone that bucked the oversized trend, and didn't fall into the trap of packing in unwanted features and redesigned software.
The Moto X paved the way for two lower-cost smartphones — the Moto G and Moto E.
Motorola also has the excellent Moto 360 for Android Wear.
Conquering Europe Motorola has launched the Moto G54 and Moto G84 alongside the G54 Power in Europe after releasing them in Asian markets.
Keep it cheap It's possible to get a decent Android experience, even on a shoestring budget. Here are five Android phones at or under $100 that are well-deserving of your dollars.
Odd results Motorola's latest foldable phone was put through the wringer in Zack Nelson’s torture routine, and it didn't hold up well.
A real lifesaver The Motorola Defy Satellite Link gets detailed at MWC 2023 as it looks to provide ease and assurance of satellite connectivity.
Motorola phones have been hit or miss in recent years, but if you're looking for the best devices that the brand has to offer, this list is for you.
This is the way The new Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) is the latest mid-range smartphone from Motorola. Yet, in a sea of budget phones, this one stands out for its great performance and built-in stylus pen.
Motorola's Moto G 5G (2023) is on sale now, but at just $250, is it a phone you should even consider? Hopefully, our review will help you make that decision.
Motorola announced today its Razr 2023 smartphone series comprised of two models, the regular Razr 2023 and the Razr+.
Motorola launches the new Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) with an upgraded Snapdragon chip, a new design, and a 50MP dual-camera setup.
The Moto G Stylus (2023) doesn't have 5G or a very powerful chipset, but it gets the job done and works well for the basics. Plus, the built-in stylus is always a plus.
Ahead of the Razr launch from Motorola, the new leaked video showcases the clamshell device from every angle.
After releasing the Motorola Edge 40 Pro a month ago, the company is back with a non-Pro model.
All signs point to Motorola being the comeback kid of 2023, debuting interesting products and meaningful features after so many years of mediocre products.
Motorola's next premium foldable phone has been leaked, revealing its price and color options.
Lenovo launches the new business-oriented ThinkPhone by Motorola. The device uses a suite of software features to seamlessly connect to ThinkPad devices.
Motorola is on a hot streak in 2023 with another great phone, this time targeted toward Lenovo ThinkPad users who want a little more Feng Shui with their device styles.
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