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Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Smart devices that better understand context and might even be divorced from the traditional carrier deals are the future of mobile, Google Ventures' Rich Miner has predicted, teasing that the search giant's finance arm is almost ready to announce an investment that might help deliver some of the carrier-cutting intended with the initial Nexus project. Asked during the Mobilize conference today whether Google was considering rebooting its goal to push unsubsidized smartphones and relegate the networks to dumb pipes, Miner argued that the average consumer "still prefers a subsidized device" right now, but that Google Ventures is hoping to change that. "We've made an investment in one company that we're not going to make public right now" Miner revealed, "that is going to affect that space."

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Motorola Moto DVX set for sub-Nexus price and low-end specs

Motorola Moto DVX set for sub-Nexus price and low-end specs

There's a device out there in the wild called the Motorola Moto DVX, and it's being prepared by the folks at Motorola to do battle with the likes of the least expensive phones on the market. This device looks and feels rather similar to the Moto X, but it wont be delivered with the same near-high-end specifications. Instead it'll be cut down to the bare minimum, delivered with the ability to take on the Motorola quality and abilities delivered with the Moto X with modifications made to cut the price right out from under it.

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AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

Two flagship Android phones on AT&T are in line for some software attention, beginning with the carrier pushing out the camera and touchless controls update to the Moto X from today. The firmware, which was released to T-Mobile Moto X owners back in September, improves auto-white balance and color accuracy, as well as exposure particularly in low-light situations. Meanwhile, there's a much-anticipated update to the HTC One on AT&T's horizon, too.

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Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

It is inevitable - it is Moto X's destiny. Here we're seeing - again - the likes of the low-cost iteration of what Motorola presented earlier this year with the Moto X. This model has appeared more than once in leaked casing photos in a variety of colors and is now - for the second time - being called the Motorola DVX. This version is said to bring on many of the features of the Moto X in a model that'll cost downwards of $200 USD off-contract.

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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 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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