These are the Droids Verizon's been looking for -- but does anyone care?
The devices feature fancy specifications and the bells and whistles of a flagship smartphone, but that may not be enough to ensure success. As the market has gravitated toward universally available franchises such as the iPhone and Galaxy S line-up, carrier-exclusive families such as Droid have seemingly lost their cachet.
"Samsung has totally overrun the Droid brand," said Maribel … Read more
Verizon Wireless and Motorola are getting exclusive with their relationship.
Starting with the Droid Ultra lineup, Motorola will be the only smartphone manufacturer to build Droid smartphones, Verizon marketing executive Jeff Dietel told CNET on Tuesday.
The partnership locks up a prime flagship slot for Motorola, which is badly in need of hit smartphones to turn itself around. While many vendors are opting to release their phones on multiple carriers, exclusives are seen as valuable because … Read more
With the Moto X rumor mill in overdrive, it's no surprise that yet another reported leak has hit the Web.
This time around, the folks over at Android Police claim to have obtained images of the Moto X's camera user interface. That interface, which is notably different than those in other Motorola devices, relies mainly on gestures to control the camera.
According to the images obtained by Android Police, users can swipe side to side for settings and their gallery. A wheel that's displayed to the left of the camera viewfinder provides access to different features. Users … Read more
After weeks of leaks, we might have the clearest picture possible of Motorola's Moto X.
Alleged leaked images obtained by the Android Police include spec sheets and benchmarks for the new smartphone, apparently confirming many of the rumors about features that have been circulating lately. The images are allegedly of an AT&T variant referred to as "ghost."
According to the images, Motorola's new flagship smartphone, which is expected to be released later this summer, will have a 4.5-inch screen and be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and … Read more
We finally know when Motorola will give us all the details on the long-awaited Moto X, the company's first smartphone believed to be fully designed from start to finish under the umbrella of Google ownership. CNET has received an invite to the grand unveiling on August 1, but in the meantime, the leaks keep coming.
Motorola is set to unveil the Moto X.
The Google unit sent out invitations on Friday to an event in New York. There's little information, other than the location and confirmation that the Moto X will be the headliner at the event.
It's going to be a busy few weeks for Motorola, which is expected to unveil a new family of Droid smartphones with Verizon Wireless next week. But Moto X represents Motorola's true flagship smartphone, and is likely to generate the majority of the buzz and benefit from the resources of Google.
Moto X is expected … Read more
Google's experiment with the smartphone business continues to be a costly one.
Motorola Mobility, which Google acquired a little more than a year ago, posted a loss of $342 million -- 75 percent wider than its year-earlier hit. Revenue, meanwhile, rose 18 percent year over year to $998 million.
The loss, of course, is a drop in the bucket for a company that posted a second-quarter profit of $3.23 billion.
Motorola is in the midst of changing its direction and turning itself around. The company is widely expected to debut a new family of Droid Ultra smartphones at … Read more
It's Verizon Wireless's turn to show off its next big smartphone.
The nation's largest carrier just sent out invitations to an event on July 23. Verizon promised to show off "the next generation of their most popular family of devices."
While the invitation was light on the specifics, it's almost certainly going to be the next round of Droid smartphones. A number of Motorola Droid phones have popped up in the rumor mill, and are likely the devices to be shown off by Big Red. In particular, the rumors point to the debut of a family of "Droid Ultra" phones, … Read more
If you ever get the feeling that no one is listening when you pick up your smartphone, it appears you won't have that problem with the Moto X.
Motorola's new flagship smartphone, which is expected to be released later this summer, will sport an always-on voice command feature that will allow users to initiate commands without touching a button on the handset, according to a new demonstration video that appears to come from Canadian wireless carrier Rogers. First spotted by Ausdroid, the video shows a user retrieving weather information on the handset by speaking the words, "OK … Read more