Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘Motorola’

23
Oct
image-302790.jpg

Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: A civil war within Google


nexus 6 vs nexus 5

Ever since the announcement of the Nexus 6, we’ve been dying to know how it will stack up against other devices. While we won’t know for sure until we have our hands on one, we can at least look at the various specs. Lets take a look at the Nexus 6 vs the Nexus 5!

Motorola Nexus 6 vs LG Nexus 5

Display

Let’s start with the Display. The Nexus 6 has a gorgeous display with a pixel density of 493 ppi, while the Nexus 5 isn’t bad either with a 445 ppi. However, considering the Nexus 6 is a full inch bigger than the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 is a clear winner in the display quality. Motorola’s device has an AMOLED screen while LG’s offering has an IPS screen, so that’s a matter of preference. Is also worth noting that the Nexus 5 is still a regular phone with its size, whereas the Nexus 6 places itself well into the “phablet” category.

Battery

With the battery, the Nexus 6 has another clear advantage with a 3,220 mAh battery, while the Nexus 5 has a 2,300 mAh battery. While the Nexus 6 has much more pixels to push, the Nexus 6 site still claims you can get 24 hours of talk time, with the Nexus 5 getting 17.

Processing

When it comes to the processors, they come pretty close. The Nexus 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.26 GHz, while Motorola’s offering has a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7 GHz. While the Nexus 5 technically has a year old processor, it is no slouch. Technically, the Nexus 6 wins, but when it comes down to it they are pretty close. However, the Nexus 6 has 3 GB of RAM while the Nexus 5 has 2 GB. This should give the Nexus 6 more multi-tasking power.

Camera

The Nexus 6 has a better camera, with a 13 MP rear shooter and a 2 MP front shooter, while the Nexus 5 has a 8MP and 1.3 MP. The Nexus 6 also has the ability to shoot video in 4K, while the Nexus 5 is behind at 1080p.

Storage

The Nexus 5 starts at 16 GB of memory, while the Nexus 6 starts at 32 GB. Neither have expandable memory.

All in all, both devices have great specs. Google truly has done well in designing both of these  Even the Nexus 5 which came out last year holds its ground well, but the Nexus 6 has been updated immensely, so in terms of specs the Nexus 6 is the clear winner.

However there are two things to consider: the Nexus 6 is quite large with its 5.96″ screen. One will have to get used to the size of the Nexus 6. Otherwise, some people are simply not going to want a phone that large and will want to get the Nexus 5. The other thing to consider is the price. What makes the Nexus 5 so great is all the great specs you get for the price: $349 off contract. The Nexus 6, however, will be $649 off contract. While the Nexus 6 will be available through carriers for cheaper, you’ll likely need to lock into a 2-year contract to get that price, which to many is not preferable.

So, when it comes to specs, the Nexus 6 is a winner. When it comes to size preference and price, the Nexus 5 is the winner. Which do you think is the better device? If you’re planning on getting a Nexus this year, which will you get?


 

The post Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5: A civil war within Google appeared first on AndroidGuys.

23
Oct
image-301348.jpg

Exclusive: Droid Turbo images give us a non-rendered look at the device



Like anyone that is interested in the Droid Trurbo has any doubt in their mind on what it looks like or what the specs are going to be. That doesn’t mean you don’t want to see what ever image you can of the device. Especially ones that clearly show it does carry 3GBs of RAM, has 32GB internal storage and has that remarkable QHD 2560 x 1440 5.2-inch display. As luck would have it, a reliable source was able to send us a few images of the device. Not the best images in the world, but it is better than a render.


Droid Turbo 3Droid Turbo 4Droid Turbo 6Droid Turbo 7Even though the images aren’t perfect, they look pretty good. We have all seem much worse in the past. While our source was able to share these images with us, they were unable do much more. Although we have seen confirmation from documentation that offers up details to a 21MP camera, 3900 mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.

With the new Motorola Nexus 6 coming in with a much larger screen, many have pegged the Droid Turbo as the device that the new Nexus should have been. Regardless of your thoughts on that subject, the Droid Turbo is sure to be the targeted device on Verizon for many Nexus 5 owners who want just a bit more but can’t pull the trigger to the 6-inch screen. We will get the full skinny from Verizon on October 28th when they make their official announcement.


//<![CDATA[
ord = window.ord || Math.floor(Math.random()*1E16);
document.write('‘);
//]]>


The post Exclusive: Droid Turbo images give us a non-rendered look at the device appeared first on AndroidSPIN.

22
Oct
image-301215.jpg

Moto 360 Wireless Charging Dock now in stock and ready to ship from Google Play


motorola_moto_360_charging_dock

The Moto 360 Wireless Charging Dock is now available in the Google Play  Store. The item had shown up a few days ago, but could not be ordered. That changed today as Google has the units in stock and ready to ship within 1-2 business days after an order is placed. The list price for the dock is $39.99.

To get the charger working, you will need a USB wall adapter to plug the USB cable in to or you can use your computer. The dock itself is a Qi-based wireless charger that has been molded so the Moto 360 will sit in it comfortably.

If you have a Moto 360 and want to order the new dock, hit the source link.

motorola_moto_360_charging_dock_sample

source: Google Play

Come comment on this article: Moto 360 Wireless Charging Dock now in stock and ready to ship from Google Play

22
Oct
image-300428.jpg

Update brings mood lighting, better battery life to your Moto 360


When the Moto 360 last got an update, the painfully handsome smartwatch seemed to get a noticeable boost in battery life. Now, with a new bit of software, Motorola’s itching to improve its battery life just a little more… as well as stamp out a few bugs for good measure. Perhaps the most notable addition is the 360’s newfound ability to shut off Ambient Mode (which leaves the screen on, albeit at a lower brightness) automatically once its battery level hits 15 percent. Also on deck this time are some minor UI changes (you can temporarily dismiss a notification without leaving the watch face), the addition of mood lighting when you plop the thing in its dock, and some behind-the-scenes Bluetooth improvements. All of the above will be hitting your wrist sooner or later — Motorola says the update is rolling out in waves, so be patient if your smartwatch doesn’t get a little smarter as quickly as you’d like.

Filed under:

Comments

Source: Official Motorola Blog

22
Oct
image-300108.jpg

Motorola seeding 4.4W.2 update to Moto 360 with loads of improvements


Moto_360_Main_Rotate_Watch_Face_01_TA

We reported earlier that the LG G Watch is now receiving an update (4.4W.2) so it’s no surprise that the Moto 360 is also receiving the same update. However there are a few things that are specific to the Moto 360 such as that now ambient mode will automatically turn off when your battery hits 15% and a new feature called Mood Lighting. This will adjust how bright the charging screen is based on how bright or dark the room is. The update also includes the same stuff that other Android Wear watches are getting like the ability to connect Bluetooth headsets to the watch itself, store music,  and a new UI tweak allowing you to swipe down on the most recent notification card so you can see your entire watch face.

Hit the break for the full change log.

  • Smart Battery Saving – When your battery hits 15%, your Moto 360 will turn off ambient mode, so you don’t have to remember to.
  • Timely Time Checks – Moto 360 will synchronize the time with your phone more often to make sure it is up to the minute.
  • User Interface Tweaks – We observed with consumers that there are many times where you want to use your Moto 360 as truly a classic watch—a beautiful way to see the time. A new gesture now lets you see the full watch face without permanently dismissing a notification. Just touch the top of a notification and swipe down. You’ll see the notification again when you have another high priority notification.
  • Mood Lighting – Moto 360 will adjust to the lighting of the room while charging, so that it isn’t too bright or too dark.
  • Readying the wires for Bluetooth – There are a couple of under-the-hood enhancements that will pave the way for connecting Bluetooth headsets to the watch.
  • Bug Squashing – As usual, bugs are squashed to enhance the overall user experience.

The update is rolling out now and you will get a notification card on your Moto 360 when it’s ready for you to install it. You will need at least 80% battery life. You can also head into Settings > About > System Updates on your Moto 360, but I doubt that will do you any good.

source: Motorola

Come comment on this article: Motorola seeding 4.4W.2 update to Moto 360 with loads of improvements

22
Oct
image-300068.jpg

Moto 360 System Update


motorola-moto-360-smartwatch-13

Motorola continues to try to deliver a “timeless” timepiece with the Moto 360. A new update has struck with additional features like “Timely Time Checks” and “Mood Lighting”.

You can view what this update entails below, or visit the Official Motorola Blog to read about what they have to say about their system update.

  • Smart Battery Saving – When your battery hits 15%, your Moto 360 will turn off ambient mode, so you don’t have to remember to.
  • Timely Time Checks – Moto 360 will synchronize the time with your phone more often to make sure it is up to the minute.
  • User Interface Tweaks – We observed with consumers that there are many times where you want to use your Moto 360 as truly a classic watch—a beautiful way to see the time. A new gesture now lets you see the full watch face without permanently dismissing a notification. Just touch the top of a notification and swipe down. You’ll see the notification again when you have another high priority notification.
  • Mood Lighting – Moto 360 will adjust to the lighting of the room while charging, so that it isn’t too bright or too dark.
  • Readying the wires for Bluetooth - There are a couple of under-the-hood enhancements that will pave the way for connecting Bluetooth headsets to the watch.
  • Bug Squashing - As usual, bugs are squashed to enhance the overall user experience.


 

The post Moto 360 System Update appeared first on AndroidGuys.

21
Oct
image-298128.jpg

“Ambient display” appears to be Nexus 6 spin on Moto Display


nexus_6_display_settings_ambient_display

When Motorola introduced the Moto X, one of the angles Motorola took in making their sales pitch for the device was how software features could be more useful and valuable than top of the line specs in a smartphone. To drive home this point, they included a variety of features including one originally called Active Display, now Moto Display, that would cause the display to turn on when a notification was received or when it detected the phone had been picked up. It looks like that same feature has found its way into the Nexus 6.

A screenshot of some display setting for the Nexus 6 shows an entry for a feature called “Ambient display” with a description that reads “Wake screen when device picked up or notifications arrive.” This seems to clearly suggest Google benefited from having Motorola produce the Nexus 6.

On the Play Store page for the Nexus 6, there are a couple entries that include a reference to “Ambient Display.” The entries outline the potential impact on standby time for the device if Ambient Display is turned on, which appears to be about a 25% reduction. Despite the hit to battery life, the feature is considered a great convenience and difficult to give up once one gets used to it.

nexus_6_display_ambient_display_nexus_4_hardware
nexus_6_display_ambient_display_google_play_entry

source: +Prashant Gahlot
via: Android Police

Come comment on this article: “Ambient display” appears to be Nexus 6 spin on Moto Display

20
Oct
image-297874.jpg

Motorola video invites people to join company


motorola_mobility_logo_work_video

Although Motorola continues to languish behind bigger companies like Samsung and Apple in terms of market share for smartphones and tablets, that has not stopped them from producing some noteworthy devices. The latest such device is the new Nexus 6 smartphone from Google and Motorola has a new Droid device, the DROID TURBO, ready to be released by Verizon. The company also made a big point about last year’s Moto X being produced in the U.S., although the company is now bracing for ownership by China-based Lenovo. With so much change and activity, Motorola wants to make sure job seekers do not forget them and have release a video to highlight the company and what it is like working there.

In the video, Motorola tries to show that the company, despite an 85-year history, is looking forward to the future and is not the same type of company of even one generation ago. If you think a career with Motorola may be for you, visit the Careers portion of the Motorola web site by heading over to http://www.motorolacareers.com. Before you do though, you may want to check out the new video they produced.

Click here to view the embedded video.

source: phoneArena

Come comment on this article: Motorola video invites people to join company

20
Oct
image-296718.jpg

Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola’s upcoming Droid Turbo


Motorola Droid Turbo

So far, the pictures we’ve seen of Motorola’s soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been… incomplete. You won’t have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a press image (available through Verizon’s web code) which provides a good look at the phone, including its frequently elusive front. In short, this is a hybrid between last year’s Kevlar-laden Droid Maxx and the styling cues of 2014 Motorola flagships like the new Moto X and Nexus 6. The biggest upgrades over the Maxx are likely to be in the guts, such as the 21-megapixel camera, the rumored Quad HD screen and a speedy Snapdragon 805 chip. Whether or not the Turbo is as tough as it looks, you’ll know the full story when the phone launches in nine days.

Filed under: , ,

Comments

Via: The Verge

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

20
Oct
image-296502.jpg

Here’s every device getting Android 5.0 Lollipop so far


Motorola's examples of phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you’re a die-hard Android fan, you’re probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade — when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google’s Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 models are naturally first in line, as are Android One and Google Play Edition hardware; its outgoing Motorola brand is equally on top of things with plans to patch the Moto E, G and X alongside Verizon’s Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra. HTC and OnePlus don’t have full details, but they’re both pledging to give their recent flagships a taste of Lollipop within 90 days of receiving finished code. NVIDIA and Sony, meanwhile, are being vague. While they’re respectively teasing plans to update the Shield Tablet and the Xperia Z series, they won’t say when just yet.

As for other manufacturers? Well, don’t hold your breath. LG tells TechRadar that it has nothing to say on “if / when” Lollipop will reach the G3, let alone older gear. The upgrade is likely coming, but the statement is far from reassuring. Mum’s the word from Samsung as well, although leaks show that a Lollipopped version of TouchWiz is in the works. It’s also reasonable to expect that relatively large brands like Acer, ASUS, Huawei and Xiaomi are on deck — just don’t be shocked if their older devices don’t make the cut.

Filed under: , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Via: TechRadar, MobileBurn

Source: HTC (Twitter), Motorola, Sony Mobile Blog

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 224 other followers

%d bloggers like this: