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This is the Moto AI — Motorola’s first smart speaker

The gadget is being developed exclusively for China.

Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We’ve seen companies like Apple, Sony, and Lenovo try their own hand at this market, and according to a report from AndroidPure, Motorola’s now gearing up to launch its first smart speaker.

Currently named the “Moto AI”, the speaker is being designed specifically with the Chinese market in  [Read More…]

MrMobile goes hands-on with Motorola’s “5G” smartphone

Before yesterday, I did not care one lick about the coming 5G smartphone revolution. After all, 4G speeds were plenty for my needs – and more importantly, I’d been there for the early days of 4G. Not LTE, mind you, but Sprint-served WiMAX: the wireless world’s worst case of over-promising and under-delivering. The notion of going through that mess again seemed deeply unappealing.

That’s probably a big part of why Motorola flew a bunch of press out  [Read More…]

Motorola’s Moto Z3 flagship will probably be unveiled on August 2

Motorola introduced the premium middle-range Moto Z3 Play last month. But what about a proper flagship? Don’t worry, it’s coming soon.

The company recently posted a teaser video in which it announces it will be hosting an event on August 2 at its HQ in Chicago. No other details are revealed in the clip, but our bet is that the company will unveil the Moto Z3 flagship.

In the video description, Motorola invites you to say hello to a new  [Read More…]

Motorola’s new Beta Experiences program will let you test new Moto features before they’re public

Motorola is taking app development more seriously.

When you think of Motorola’s phones, you think more about the hardware than the software — not because the latter is bad, but because it’s pretty sparse, yielding to Google’s idea of what Android should be. But there are a few differentiating features, like Moto Voice and Display, that are tucked neatly into the Moto app pre-installed on every phone.

In Sao Paolo, Brazil this week, during the launch of  [Read More…]

Motorola’s first phones of 2018 will be announced in April

There’s also a new President leading the company.

Motorola was noticeably absent from Mobile World Congress this year, but now the company’s confirmed we won’t have to wait too much longer before we get to see what in the world it’s working on.

In a recent blog post, Motorola said —

We’re excited for what 2018 (and beyond!) is going to bring us and look forward to sharing our first products of the year with you next  [Read More…]

Motorola’s apparently canceling the Moto X5 and scaling back on Moto Mods

Don’t expect another Hasselblad camera mod anytime soon.

Hot on the heels of reports claiming Motorola laid-off 50% of its engineering team at its Chicago headquarters, another one’s popped up suggesting that there’s even more happening behind the scenes.

Moto X4

According to Android Police, Motorola has canceled the Moto X5 that was scheduled for a release at some point this year. The X5 would be a successor to the mostly well-received Moto X4 that came  [Read More…]

Motorola’s stepping into the VR space with its ‘Virtual Viewer’ Moto Mod

No word on pricing or availability.

Motorola’s dipped its toes in just about every niche possible with its Moto Mods. We’ve seen a projector, Polaroid printer, battery packs, game pads, and more, and it looks like Motorola’s next step will be into the world of VR.

Courtesy of Evan Blass, we have a picture of Motorola’s upcoming “Virtual Viewer” Moto Mod. Blass doesn’t share any details in regards to how the Virtual Viewer will work, but it  [Read More…]

Motorola’s Gamepad Mod is a Verizon exclusive, ships Aug. 25 for $79.99

Motorola’s new Gamepad Moto Mod is coming to Verizon — and only Verizon — this month.

Ever since we heard about Motorola’s upcoming Gamepad Mod for the Moto Z series, it’s been top-of-mind for gadgets to try. Well, that will soon be possible when the add-on goes on sale exclusively at Verizon on August 25 for $ 79.99.

Yes, along with a red-hued JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, the Moto Gamepad will be sold only at Verizon stores and  [Read More…]

Motorola’s latest Moto Mod is a snap-on 360-degree camera

The Moto 360 name is back, but not in the way you think.

Motorola’s newest Moto Mod isn’t another battery — thank goodness — nor a speaker. It’s not a wireless charging add-on nor a gamepad (though I really want that, too). It’s not even a camera — at least not in the traditional sense.

The latest Moto Mod is a 360-degree camera, similar to Samsung’s Gear 360 or Ricoh’s Theta S, except that this one snaps  [Read More…]

Motorola’s #hellomotoworld invite all-but-confirms shatterproof Moto Z2 Force announcement

Get ready for the latest in Motorola’s shatterproof technology.

Motorola already sent out a “save the date” for its #hellomotoworld event on July 25, but now proper invites are coming out and they give us a great indication of what we can expect to see announced. The tagline “get ready to shatter your expectations” is breaking through all sorts of glass and the silhouette of two shattered phone screens.

That’s about as good an indication as you’ll  [Read More…]