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Motorola explains why Android Lollipop updates are taking ages

Motorola explains why Android Lollipop updates are taking ages

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 31, 2015 at 19:00

The Android Lollipop 5.0 update is just trickling out at the moment, and indeed the most recent figures from Android Developers (from a few weeks ago, right enough) put Lollipop at less than 0.1% distribution. To put it another way, less than 1 in 1,000 Android devices is rocking Lollipop.

We heard earlier that HTC will miss its self-imposed 90-day Android Lollipop update deadline, and here Motorola is the latest manufacturer to explain why it’s taking so freaking long.

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Moto Maker UK now live, get building your second-gen Moto X!

Moto Maker UK now live, get building your second-gen Moto X!

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 17, 2014 at 12:00

It was promised back at Mobile World Congress in February and reiterated earlier this month at Berlin’s IFA: Moto Maker for consumers the UK.

The service is now live o’er here, with Moto Maker inviting you to fully customise your second-gen Moto X. It’s looking prettaaaay good.

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Motorola Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ says goodbye to carrier bloat (UPDATED)

Motorola Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ says goodbye to carrier bloat (UPDATED)

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13, 2014 at 12:00

If you thought Motorola calling the new Moto X the Moto X was confusing, things are about to get, well, a little more confusinger.

The US has had Google Play Edition phones in the past with stock Android; Motorola’s Moto X "Pure Edition" does away with carrier bloat, yielding a near-stock experience.

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More Motorola Moto X+1 pics emerge with just days till launch

More Motorola Moto X+1 pics emerge with just days till launch

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 1, 2014 at 12:00

This week can only be described as “stupidly busy”. As if IFA 2014 wasn’t enough to contend with, we’ve got US/Chinese manufacturer Lenovorola (er, Motorola) carrying a veritable sackful of goodies o’er its shoulder.

The premier device – in terms of specs, at least – is the Motorola Moto X+1, and again we’re seeing the flagship in pictures ahead of the official unveiling.

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Motorola Moto X+1 specs: optical zoom, 3D display?

We’ve been talking about the Motorola Moto X+1 since, well, pretty much since the Moto X was released last year.

We got a good glimpse of the Moto X+1 the other day thanks to retired leakster Evan Nelson Blass (see above), and here we’re told to expect a couple of fancy features, namely optical zoom and some sort of 3D display. What the…?

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September 4: Moto X+1, Moto G2, Moto 360, a headset thingy?

September 4: Moto X+1, Moto G2, Moto 360, a headset thingy?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 15, 2014 at 12:00

As if September wasn’t shaping up to be busy enough already (IFA 2014, Apple’s inevitable iPhone 6 keynote, a new Huawei flagship), Motorola is all set to unveil as many as four new thingies on September 4. Okay, three new thingies and one familiar thingy.

An elaborate animated invite includes a phone with an X, a phone with a G, a watch, and some sort of device for your ear, probably of the Bluetooth variety.

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Moto X+1 specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor?

Moto X+1 specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 8, 2014 at 16:00

When it comes to new flagship phones, one of the first questions out of spec fiends’ collective mouth is: “What’s the processor? It better be the best chipset money can buy or I'm out.” Oh, shoosh.

A recent benchmark thingy purportedly for the Moto X+1 suggests it’ll be the newish Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. That'll do nicely.

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Motorola Moto X and Moto G seemingly earmarked for Android L

With the release of each new version of Android comes the inevitable question: “When will my device be updated?” Or, more simply: “Will my device be updated?”

The answer to the latter question, for users of the Motorola Moto X and Moto G, appears to be yes. Yes, they’ll be updated to Android L when it arrives later in the year.

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Google I/O 2014 mini preview: Android L and Moto X+1?

Google I/O 2014 mini preview: Android L and Moto X+1?

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 25, 2014 at 12:00

Gawd, the next couple of days are going to be hell on Earth for me. Like a Mastodon fan doomed to review the latest S Club 7 release, your Head Apple Fanboy is duty bound to scribble about Google I/O 2014. (Clearly my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek here, but feel free to take the bait. TAKE IT.)

Er, slightly nonsensical opening paragraph aside, Google I/O 2014 kicks off later today, and a couple of eleventh-hour rumours suggest we might meet Android L and – as if that wasn’t enough to get your motor running – the brand new Moto X+1.

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Motorola seemingly confirms 1080p smartphone, likely the Moto X+1

Motorola seemingly confirms 1080p smartphone, likely the Moto X+1

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 6, 2014 at 12:00

We’re always suspicious of “accidental” leaks, but – at the risk of sounding a tad naïve – this one seems genuine. Probably.

In response to an issue plaguing (bit of an exaggeration, perhaps) the Moto G, Motorola guy Punit Soni has shared a screenshot from an unspecified Motorola phone with a 1080p resolution. But wait; the Moto X and Moto G are 720p... Moto X+1, anyone?

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