Tag Archive: Motorola


Lenovo lays off hundreds of Motorola employees

Over 95% of Motorola’s workforce has departed the company in the last four years.

Lenovo has announced a new round of layoffs. Globally, the layoffs impact “less than 2 percent of its 55,000 employees,” with a majority of the job cuts targeted at Motorola employees in the U.S. According to Droid-Life, over 50% of Motorola’s workforce in the U.S. is being let go, affecting over 700 jobs out of the remaining 1,200. That’s a reduction of  [Read More…]

Evening brief: Motorola fibs, Note 7 burns 92 people and SwiftKey goes neural

“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!”

I flew home from New York to Toronto this morning, and prior to the flight attendant warning everyone about seatbelts and emergency exits, they told us to “power down all Samsung Galaxy Note 7s.” Like all infectious diseases, this one seems to be spreading quickly and widely before it can be contained, and Samsung, despite its best efforts, is having a tough time doing that.  [Read More…]

Verizon to offer Motorola Moto Z Play Droid on September 8

Verizon today announced yet another entrant in its Droid family of smartphones. Starting from September 8, the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid goes on sale with an all-in $ 408 price tag. Unlike its brethren, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, the Moto Z Play Droid is aimed at a less-demanding user. But, that’s

Lenovo and Motorola phones will come with Office, Skype, and OneDrive pre-installed

Motorola’s phones have stayed relatively free of any pre-loaded apps, but that’s changing now as part of a new patent cross-licensing deal between Lenovo and Microsoft. The move will see select Lenovo and Motorola phones offering the Office suite along with Skype and OneDrive out of the box.

Microsoft has inked similar deals with top Android manufacturers over the years, including Samsung, ASUS, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, and HTC. There’s no mention as to which specific models  [Read More…]

Motorola talks redesigning its phones, building Moto Mods and more

Motorola has been working on Moto Mods and Moto Z for more than two years, and the company now explains some of the processes that took place behind the scenes. Building a phone that had good battery life and was more durable and thinner than previous phones was quite a task for the company to conquer. Between developing a liquid cooling system and using aircraft grade stainless steel, Motorola was able to keep the phone super thin while not  [Read More…]

MrMobile gets all nostalgic with the Motorola RIZR Z8

With the two newest Droids officially hitting the market as this post goes to press, it’s been a big month for the company formerly known as Motorola. So let’s take a break from Moto Z mania for a quick look back at one of the company’s most interesting efforts: the original “Banana-phone.”

The Motorola RIZR Z8 was announced in February 2007, and it bore the design language of a company that still had plenty of swagger. The RAZR, PEBL,  [Read More…]

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid: Motorola’s best phone ever (Review)

Motorola is one of the oldest and most important companies in the history of the United States. Moto was founded in 1928 after the Galvin Brothers purchased the bankrupt Stewart Battery Company, its plant, and the plans for its battery eliminators for $ 750 at auction. Its first products were simple by today’s standards, they allowed radios

MrMobile is a fan of Motorola, and now he has a Moto Z!

It’s no secret that MrMobile has been a fan of Motorola phones for the past few years, enjoying what the Moto X series had to offer. So now that he has a Moto Z in his hands — a clear departure from the X line — how is he finding the differences? That’s what his latest video is all about, and you can see it right above.

When you’re done, be sure to subscribe to MrMobile on YouTube if  [Read More…]

These are the top Motorola phones you need to know

Motorola continues to make compelling phones in a few different categories

Whether you’re looking for a value-conscious choice that offers a great experience, a high-end device with the top bells and whistles, or an over-the-top carrier-specific model on Verizon, Motorola has you covered here. Even though it is now owned by Lenovo there isn’t any shortage of innovation — the Moto G line is still a great choice at a lower price, the Moto Z line  [Read More…]

Enter to win a Moto G4 Plus from Motorola Canada and Android Central!

Do you live in Canada? Want to win a Moto G4 Plus? You’re in the right place!

We’ve teamed up with the awesome folks at Motorola Canada to give away an awesome Moto G4 Plus to one lucky Canadian. As we’ve talked about already, the Moto G4 Plus is a great phone for its price, or any price, and is a big improvement over the company’s previous Moto G line. With a fingerprint sensor, a huge  [Read More…]