MOTO X

Moto X budget model tipped for off-contract dominance

Moto X budget model tipped for off-contract dominance

When the original Moto X was introduced - or when it was ramping up towards its first full reveal, that is - the tech press suggested that it might be offered to the public at a price that would compete with the likes of the LG-made Nexus 4. That did not happen. The on-contract version of the Moto X in its smallest form did appear at a price competitive with the then-in-stock Nexus 4, but given the price was up against a contract-free device, the Moto X remained in its own category. Today we're hearing there's a second wave on the way.

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Motorola tablet up next from Verizon: DROID all but confirmed

Motorola tablet up next from Verizon: DROID all but confirmed

With the DROID Ultra and the DROID Maxx out in stores now aside the DROID Mini, there's not much else Motorola can do in the smartphone space - save the Moto X, of course. But what about tablets? This week the folks at Droid Landing have all but confirmed their intent to release a Motorola DROID tablet in the wake of the DROID smartphone series for 2013 - now it's just a matter of seeing how much of the Motorola hands-free action will be able to use.

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Moto X software update bringing an improved camera experience

Moto X software update bringing an improved camera experience

An update for the T-Mobile branded Moto X has begun rolling out today. This update touches on a few items, one of which is the camera. There has yet to be anything said in terms of this update coming to other carriers, however the folks at AnandTech have said this update is "dramatically improving the Moto X camera experience."

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Moto X Developer Edition for AT&T and T-Mobile now available

Moto X Developer Edition for AT&T and T-Mobile now available

Earlier this week, the Verizon version of the Moto X Developer Edition went up for sale, bringing with it a $649.99 price tag and the promise that a GSM version for use on T-Mobile and AT&T would soon follow. Such a handset is now up for sale on Motorola's website, bearing the same price tag and advisement that shipping could take up to a solid 7-day week due to demand.

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Moto X Developer Editions released as Motorola courts coders

Moto X Developer Editions released as Motorola courts coders

Motorola has begun selling the Moto X Developer Edition, its version of the Moto X with an unlocked bootloader that allows Android coders to flirt with different OS versions. Up for sale in Verizon form, with an AT&T/T-Mobile USA version "coming soon", the $649.99 handset obviously lacks a carrier subsidy but also sacrifices a warranty if you want to actually use it for development purposes.

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Motorola tablet may return with Moto X customizations

Motorola tablet may return with Moto X customizations

So you say you're in the market for a new tablet, but you've found the customizations available with the Motorola Moto X smartphone to be the bees knees? You may be in luck - there's a tip from a very, very brief set of words exchanged between Engadget and Dennis Woodside this week that suggests we may be seeing a new Motorola product in the near future with features mimicking those of the Moto X. While the wording on this very brief interlude in a conversation could mean many things, it's time we went down a list of possible - and probable - next-generation Motorola devices.

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Moto X USA facility now tourable on Google Maps, shipments hit 100k weekly

Moto X USA facility now tourable on Google Maps, shipments hit 100k weekly

The Moto X has been touted as a "Made in USA" smartphone, with the assembly taking place at a facility in Forth Worth, Texas. Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside took to the company's blog today to talk about this and to introduce the new ability to tour the facility on Google Maps, allowing the interested to get a look inside the new facility.

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Moto X launches for T-Mobile via Motorola’s website

Moto X launches for T-Mobile via Motorola’s website

Late last month, a screenshot surfaced indicating that the Moto X would only be available to T-Mobile customers from the Google Play Store, something that followed a tweet by the carrier's John Legere stating the Moto X would be available this month with a hint at JUMP, both of which followed a press release stating it would first be available via Motorola.com. Questions have been finally laid to rest, however, with today's availability announcement.

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Nexus 5 could be the LG D820, to sport Snapdragon 800, 5-inch display

Nexus 5 could be the LG D820, to sport Snapdragon 800, 5-inch display

As the dust of IFA slowly settles down, we turn our attention to something that passed us by rather quickly: the appearance of what is allegedly the Nexus 5. Keen observers noted in Google's Android 4.4 KitKat video what seems to be a Nexus smartphone featuring a rear design that has not yet been seen. It seems that that cover has made its way into the FCC as the LG D820.

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T-Mobile Moto X will be available only via Google Play according to leak

T-Mobile Moto X will be available only via Google Play according to leak

In what has proven to be a bit of a head-scratcher, a screenshot has surfaced by way of the T-Mobile Moto X device page showing availability as only through Google Play. This seems to contradict information that had been stated previously in a press release that the handset would be available to the carrier's customers via Motorola.com.

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Moto X budget edition may include swappable casing colors

Moto X budget edition may include swappable casing colors

While the current first-wave Moto X devices from Motorola allow custom-order colors and etching, a tip today suggests that a low-cost version of the device might include the ability to swap out casings whenever the user chooses. What we're seeing today is a combination of a photo of some colored backsides of a next-generation Moto X (or whatever it'll be called in the future) alongside reminder that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside spoke up recently on a low-cost device for developing countries. Could this be it?

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DROID Maxx Review

DROID Maxx Review

In the DROID Maxx is Motorola's vision for longest-lasting battery life in a device that's part of a very close-knit family of smartphones all released in the same generation. There's a DROID Maxx, a DROID Ultra, a DROID Mini, and the Moto X. These devices deliver essentially the same experience as one another, with only minor differences between each of them. The DROID Maxx provides the most premium experience of the series.

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