Tag Archive: Motorola

Using a Motorola Atrix Lapdock to power a portable, VR-ready PC

Alright, this is just plain clever.

Building a gaming PC, especially something you wan to be VR-ready, is a fun challenge. You can try to make your kit as small and compact as possible so it doesn’t interfere with your play space, you can go all out and mount the whole thing in individual pieces on your wall, or you can go somewhere in between. Typically, being portable isn’t something you can actually pull off unless  [Read More…]

Motorola Moto Z Play Droid review: An exceptional phone value that gets even better with MotoMods

As the least expensive model in its Z line of smartphones, the Moto Z Play Droid is a fantastic solution for mid-range needs. Designed with MotoMod support, it can quickly become much more capable than it already is. The Moto Z Play Droid is exclusive to Verizon, but it’s also available in an unlocked capacity,

These are the Motorola phones that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

While we were drooling over the Pixel and Pixel XL, Motorola published the list of phones that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Most phones announced this year are on the list — including the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Moto Z, Z Play, and Z Force — as well as last year’s Moto X Pure Edition and X Play.

But as is becoming the case more and more often, there are a few notable omissions.  [Read More…]

Motorola pledges Android 7 Nougat support for more than a dozen models

Motorola on Tuesday confirmed it will deliver Android 7.0 Nougat updates to some fifteen of its models. As we might expect, the list of devices is largely comprised of phones from 2016 with a few from last year, too. According to the phone maker, the updates are expected to roll out as soon as December.

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…]