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Motorola Stories September 8

Motorola’s updated over-the-air ‘Space Charging’ can charge up to 4 devices at once

The age of over-the-air wireless charging could soon be upon us as Motorola has demoed their second-generation wireless “Space Charging” system that can charge up to four devices simultaneously.

Motorola Stories August 20

Motorola Tab G20 crops up on Play Console listing looking like a rebadged Lenovo tablet

Cheap Android tablets are fairly easy to find, but Motorola is set to release yet another affordable option, as a recent Play Console listing has effectively revealed the upcoming Tab G20.

Motorola Stories July 29

[Update: Retraction] Motorola’s new Android update policy depends on how long customers keep phones

Android updates don’t always matter much to the average consumer at face value, but long-term support does play a huge role in how long a device is relevant. After years of neglecting Android updates, Motorola is confirming a new update policy that only makes matters worse.

The Motorola Edge series was the brand’s return to the “proper flagship,” and just one year later, it seems that strategy isn’t sticking around. Motorola today announced the Edge 20 series, which brings three models from Pro to Lite, all with a focus on being fairly affordable.

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Motorola Stories June 17

After some late leaks, Motorola has taken the wraps off the Moto Defy, the firm’s affordably focused rugged Android smartphone.

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Motorola Stories June 9

The Moto G line has long been one of the better options when it comes to a mid-range/budget Android smartphone. Now, the Moto G Stylus 5G is arriving with next-gen connectivity, an affordable price tag, and a lackluster software commitment.

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Motorola Stories March 26

Motorola has officially launched a brand-new G-series duo in the form of the Moto G50 and G100, both of which could be the most interesting hardware from the Lenovo-owned brand in some time.

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Motorola Stories March 19

[Update: Edge too] Motorola Edge+ is now getting its Android 11 update 6 months late

Motorola re-entered the flagship space in 2020, but seemingly forgot that top-tier devices are supposed to get a few big updates over time. Now, nearly 6 months after the update hit Pixel phones, the Motorola Edge+ is finally getting its Android 11 upgrade.

Motorola Stories March 17

As part of its Android 11 update, the Motorola Edge+ on Verizon is gaining a new “Ready For” desktop mode. It’s clear that some at the company still have an affinity for 2011’s Atrix-Webtop concept of having one device power and be the origin for all your other computing experiences.

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Motorola Stories March 14

Google has updated a support document today, adding references to unreleased devices from seven different Android makers, including the LG Stylo 7 and Samsung A82.

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Motorola Stories February 18

Google Fi adds new Motorola phones, running introductory ‘Unlimited’ plan promo

Motorola offers the most affordable phones on Google’s MVNO with a trio of devices launching this week. Google Fi is also introducing a promo where new Unlimited plan customers can get 50% off their first three months of service. 

Motorola Stories February 16

The next wave of affordably focused Motorola devices has arrived with the introduction of the Moto G10 and Moto G30.

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Motorola Stories January 8

The long-standing and popular Moto G series saw a soft reboot in 2020 with the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power, and now Motorola is debuting a quartet of new Moto G phones for 2021 that all launch on January 14. Here’s what you need to know.

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Motorola Stories January 5

‘Moto G Pro’ breaks cover with stylus, quad cameras, and Moto G Stylus confusion

Motorola’s budget-friendly Moto G series has been incredibly popular for the company over the years, and as 2021 starts, we’re getting a look at two new models on their way to the market — Moto G Pro and a new Moto G Stylus. Maybe, that is.

Motorola Stories December 21, 2020

At one time Motorola was as good as it got for Android updates, at times beating even Google’s own phones to the punch. That was back when Nexus phones were a thing, though, and a whole lot has changed in the years since. Now, Motorola is among the worst Android OEMs when it comes to updates, and the company’s Android 11 plans… well, they’re not helping that.

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Motorola Stories December 2, 2020

Many OEMs have tackled a bridge-style desktop mode for smartphones with prominent players including Samsung and Huawei with their DeX and Miracast solutions respectively. Now though it looks as though Motorola is set to bring its own desktop mode to upcoming handsets.

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Motorola Stories November 25, 2020

Motorola effectively bombards the low-end of the Android smartphone market with reasonably well-priced, modestly-specced devices that are well worth a look. The latest is that of the Moto e7, which has been announced as available in select European markets.

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Motorola Stories November 6, 2020

Motorola’s recent resurgence is partly down to a number of reasonably solid hardware and competitive pricing. The latest addition officially announced is that of the Moto G9 Power, which comes with modest internals but a whopping 6,000mAh battery.

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Motorola Stories October 30, 2020

Foldable phones aren’t as fragile as most people think, but they still can’t take a hit as well as a traditional slab. In an effort to more safely ship the Motorola Razr 5G, Amazon has decided it’s a good idea to open up a customer’s brand new device and pre-fold the device. Yikes.

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Motorola Stories September 29, 2020

Motorola Razr 5G will be available on October 2 w/ $200 discount on unlocked models

The original Motorola Razr foldable was an ambitious device for the company that really didn’t work out that well, but less than a year later, the company debuted a new version that looks a lot better. If it’s a device you want to pick up, Motorola Razr 5G will debut next week with a hefty discount on unlocked models.

Motorola Stories September 9, 2020

Motorola today announced the Razr 5G as their second take on making an Android Foldable after the last generation did not make too much of an impact. This Android Foldable features all the specs expected of a 2020 smartphone, while being slightly more affordable.

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Motorola Stories August 31, 2020

The first wave of flip phone-style Android Foldables did not make too much of an impact. After the first-generation Motorola Razr launched, the company more or less confirmed it was working on a successor, and the design of that “Razr 5G” might have just leaked.

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Motorola Stories August 19, 2020

The Motorola Moto G9 Plus and Moto E7 Plus have now leaked in press renders showcasing the upcoming designs and hardware of both affordable Android devices.

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Motorola Stories August 5, 2020

Motorola has officially announced the One Fusion Plus, an affordable Android smartphone that comes with some notable surprises for just €299.

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Motorola Stories July 7, 2020

The Motorola Moto 5G Plus has now gone official with the mid-range smartphone offering 5G connectivity without the premium price tag.

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Motorola Stories July 4, 2020

In this week’s top stories: Renders and specs arrive for the upcoming Motorola Moto G 5G / Plus, “OnePlus Pods” true wireless earbuds leak looking like AirPods, Google Photos stops backing up saved photos from social media apps, and more.

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Motorola Stories July 3, 2020

Motorola One Fusion goes official w/ Snapdragon 710, 5,000mAh battery, more

Motorola has officially unveiled the One Fusion, another affordable smartphone that will unfortunately only be available in select regions.

Motorola Stories July 2, 2020

The Moto G 5G has now leaked in a series of press renders showcasing the first 5G-powered G-series Motorola for the first time.

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Motorola Stories June 16, 2020

The Motorola Edge+ hasn’t had the best of starts to life, and that looks like it is set to get harder with reports of serious display issues on the recently released flagship.

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Motorola Stories June 9, 2020

Android 10 is now rolling out to the Moto G7 Power, starting w/ Brazil

Even though it shipped in 2019 with essentially “stock” Android, it has taken a little while for the Moto G7 Power to get an update to Android 10.

Motorola Stories June 5, 2020

Motorola has officially announced another set of affordable Android devices in the form of the Moto E and Moto G Fast in North American markets.

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Motorola Stories May 25, 2020

Foldable smartphones made their debut in 2019, with 2020 seeing the first year of refinement on the form factor. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip learned a lot from the Galaxy Fold that came before it and, now, it looks like the Motorola Razr will be getting a sequel — perhaps the Motorola Razr 2 — that upgrades the specs and could be announced last this year.

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Motorola Stories May 18, 2020

Motorola’s Moto G series is the company’s most popular smartphone lineup and, really, that’s for good reason. A few years ago, any “budget” smartphone was pretty awful, but Motorola fixed that by making smart choices in its cuts and delivering a software experience that was nothing short of excellent. Now, in 2020, Motorola has ditched the numbers and delivered the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power. Are they worth your attention? I’ve spent a few days trying to answer that question.

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Motorola Stories May 12, 2020

The Android world as a whole has been getting a bit better when it comes to software updates over the past few years, but there have been a few standouts. Motorola, for example, has a dreadful update policy. Now, for its flagship Motorola Edge+, the company is promising more than one Android update.

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Motorola Stories April 22, 2020

Motorola hasn’t had a true flagship on the market in a few years after its Moto Z line was downgraded to mid-range status. Today, though, the company has officially unveiled the Motorola Edge and Edge+ with the Snapdragon 865, crazy cameras, and more. Here’s what you need to know.

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Motorola Stories April 21, 2020

Motorola is officially launching its return to the flagship space tomorrow with the Motorola Edge+ and, now, a few last-minute leaks are revealing new images, the full spec sheet, camera samples, and confirming the phone’s hefty price tag.

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Motorola Stories April 16, 2020

Motorola Edge shows up in live image w/ red gradient color, huge camera module

Motorola is set to debut its first flagship in a while, the Motorola Edge+, next week. This week, a live image of the Motorola Edge has hit the web to confirm some previous leaks and show off what we can expect in person.

A couple of months after they were announced, Motorola is today launching the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power, its lineup of mid-range smartphones for 2020. Now that they’re available, here’s where you can buy them and what early reviews are saying.

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Motorola Stories April 13, 2020

It’s been a while since Motorola released a proper Android flagship, but that’s set to change in the not-too-distant future. In a teaser today, Motorola confirmed it will hold an online-only launch event on April 22nd.

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Motorola Stories April 8, 2020

[Update: Available now] Press renders leak of an unannounced gold Moto Razr [Gallery]

An unannounced gold version of the Motorola’s new nostalgia-driven foldable Moto Razr has now leaked courtesy of prolific leakster Evan Blass.

Motorola Stories April 3, 2020

Moto G8 Power Lite goes official w/ Android Pie, 5,000mAh battery, $185 price tag

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto G8 Power Lite, an affordable device that includes a whopping 5,000mAh battery, triple camera setup, plus more on top.

Motorola Stories March 17, 2020

Renders have leaked giving us a glimpse at the upcoming Motorola Edge+, with the supposed flagship coming with some interesting hardware.

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Motorola Stories March 5, 2020

Motorola’s Moto G lineup is the most successful collection of smartphones the company has ever had, and now there’s a new one. The Moto G8 is now official: Here’s what you need to know.

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Motorola Stories February 13, 2020

A lot of people had high hopes for the Motorola Razr, but those quickly fell apart when its durability was questioned and reviews were… not good. Today, iFixit has given the Motorola Razr a teardown and, unsurprisingly, they’ve come to the conclusion it’s extremely difficult to repair, even saying it’s “one of the most complex phones ever.”

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Motorola Stories February 7, 2020

Motorola shows off its test robot for folding the Razr [Video]

The launch of the Motorola Razr was slightly overshadowed by a test showing the Android Foldable’s hinge not properly closing after just 27,000 folds. On Friday, the company countered that the robot conducting yesterday’s test was not representative of actual usage.

Motorola’s Moto G lineup has been the company’s most successful line ever, recently crossing 100 million units sold. Today, Motorola is announcing another set of Moto G smartphones, this time ditching the accompanying numbers and the Moto G Stylus, too.

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As we start off 2020, more foldable smartphones are hitting the market, and the latest is from Motorola. To see just how durable it is, CNET has tasked a robot with folding the Motorola Razr until it dies, and you can watch live.

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Motorola Stories February 6, 2020

Motorola has plans to re-enter the premium smartphone space sometime in 2020, but we don’t know much about what the company has in store for this year aside from the Moto G8 series and Razr. Now, leaked photos are showing off a presumed Motorola flagship device with a fancy display and 5G connectivity.

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