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Moto X leak says Verizon pre-order starts September 26

Moto X leak says Verizon pre-order starts September 26

Last week, Motorola's latest generation of smartphones and wearables went on pre-order, but the availability from carriers still remains a question mark. Part of that, however, might have just been revealed by a leaked memo hinting that Verizon might very well start its own Moto X pre-order period this Friday.

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Moto X, G, 360, and Hint all up for pre-order today

Moto X, G, 360, and Hint all up for pre-order today

If you’re looking for a new Android device in the face of all this Apple talk, Motorola likely has something for you. Via their website, they’ve made all their new devices available for pre-order. Be it a smartwatch, earbuds, or a new phone — Motorola has you covered.

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Moto X (2014) Review: Finally, a true Motorola flagship

Moto X (2014) Review: Finally, a true Motorola flagship

Motorola never quite got the praise it deserved with the original Moto X, the company's decision to step off the specs bandwagon unduly masked by relatively uninspiring design. Now, the 2014 model arrives to rectify that, sharing the same name but stepping up performance, aesthetics, and - essential for any device with ambitions to play among the flagships - build quality. Has the Moto X finally got the balance right? Read on for our full review.

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Moto X and Moto Hint pre-order Sept 16th plus more Moto 360

Moto X and Moto Hint pre-order Sept 16th plus more Moto 360

Motorola fans should get their wallets ready for this coming Tuesday, September 16th, with devices like the Moto X for AT&T, the Moto Hint, and a Moto X version intended for tinkerers all going up for preorder. The sales, which will take place through Motorola's own online store, will also include fresh stock of the Moto 360 smartwatch, which we reviewed this weekend.

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Moto X “Pure Edition” said to be in the works

Moto X “Pure Edition” said to be in the works

Save for Google’s Nexus-branded phones, the Motorola take on Android is as pure as you can get. Building on that momentum, Motorola is said to be releasing a very stock Moto X (2014), free of any branding or carrier involvement. Called the “Pure Edition”, this Moto might be as close to Nexus as you can get.

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Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

With the new Moto X further refining its flagship Android phone, the new Moto G revamping the company’s most popular smartphone ever, and Moto 360 and Moto Hint making a double play for wearables, Motorola is certainly having an interesting month. With the whispers from the Her-like Hint still echoing in my ears, I sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior vice president for software engineering at Motorola, to talk about wearables, fitting into Lenovo’s ecosystem, and what he’ll miss when out from under Google’s umbrella.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

When Moto X was first launched last year, it came with the first "any screen" voice command system. Re-named Moto Voice, that system is back with the 2014 version of Moto X. To further differentiate from the standard "OK Google" system installed with several Android devices in the wild today, Motorola has added Custom Voice Prompts.

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This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

This is the new Moto X for 2014: Hands-on

As recipes for success go, the new 2014 Moto X has a good one: take the wildly popular concept of a keenly priced flagship smartphone that punches well above its weight, and then refine the heck out of the design, construction, and materials until it can comfortably stand alongside rivals with no shame whatsoever. If you thought the original Moto X was competitive, then its update for 2014 is nothing less than fighting talk from Motorola.

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Moto Hint hands-on: Your whispering personal assistant

Moto Hint hands-on: Your whispering personal assistant

Who says a smart wearable has to be a watch or an eyepiece? Motorola thinks there’s a future in wearables that whisper to you, with the Moto Hint Bluetooth headset its chosen approach. Not only far more discrete than the typical boom-style Bluetooth hands-free kit, the earbud also borrows from the Moto X’s always-on listening bag of tricks.

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Verizon DROID incoming: officially “fast approaching”

Verizon DROID incoming: officially “fast approaching”

This afternoon Verizon has made clear that they’ll be "reactivating" their DROID landing page. This means that the next Motorola smarphone is incoming soon - just a year after the last wave of Motorola DROID devices. Right on schedule - sort of.

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You don’t want a Moto G2

You don’t want a Moto G2

We do not need another Moto G. Rumors over the past couple of weeks have suggested that Motorola is creating a second-generation device, one that’ll have a larger display and a larger price tag. Does that defeat the purpose? Absolutely.

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