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Motorola’s Dennis Woodside talks display customization, ultra-cheap smartphones

Motorola’s Dennis Woodside talks display customization, ultra-cheap smartphones

Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside has again taken to discussions about smartphone pricing and customization, something he has spoken about at length in the past. Among his topics was a focus on pricing, and mention of a $50 smartphone came into play. He also brought up customization, which the Moto X kicked off in a big way, mentioning the ability to customize the display.

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Moto Migrate app scores iCloud data transfer ability

Moto Migrate app scores iCloud data transfer ability

The most time consuming part of switching phones is often transferring data from the old handset to the new one, something simplified for those switching to Motorola via the Moto Migrate app. In addition to shuttling content from an Android handset to one of Motorola's phone, it can now also be used by iPhone defectors.

Moto X wood casings expand with new Walnut, Teak, Ebony, and price point

Moto X wood casings expand with new Walnut, Teak, Ebony, and price point

Today Motorola has shown of a set of new wood-backings for their Moto X, a customizable smartphone that, with Motorola's own "Moto Maker" console, is able to be custom-ordered to ship. These new wooden casings join the original Bamboo and pull the pricing down from a cool $100 to $25. That's the price users will add on to their original cost of the phone after adding the wood instead of one of the many other color options for the back panel of this device.

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Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

It's fair to say Motorola had a big 2013, and SlashGear sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior VP of software engineering, and Steve Sinclair, VP of product marketing, at CES last week to talk wearables, contextual ecosystems, and the Internet of Things. The Google-owned company kicked off a new smartphone strategy, epitomized by the always-listening Moto X and the shockingly-affordable Moto G, arguably just as notable for what it left out of its products as what it chose to include. Meanwhile - and topical, given Google has just acquired Nest - we also talked about Motorola's place in the smart home, and where former Android project lead Horowitz sees the smartphone fitting in. Read on for the full interview.

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Motorola Mobility indicates wood backing option for Moto X is nigh

Motorola Mobility indicates wood backing option for Moto X is nigh

Motorola has officially teased the addition of a wood backing option for its Moto X smartphone. The option has long been rumored to debut at some point before year's end, with the first estimates of Thanksgiving being a bit quick on the trigger. A revised, Q4 release date range for wood backs surfaced around then, and it looks like that one is going to pan out sometime in the next few days.

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Moto X Holiday server load pre-empts sell-out

Moto X Holiday server load pre-empts sell-out

There's nothing like a little bit of downed server time to get you in the mood for the holidays. That's what Motorola is experiencing this week with the Moto X as they ring up round 2 - or is it 3 - of their Cyber Monday sale adventure, having originally extended this deal because of server downtime in the first place. It's likely we'll see quick changes to stock once the store is re-initiated, as was the situation this past Friday.

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Moto G Review

Moto G Review

The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It's a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to back up its ability to be a contender in many markets - but more than that, it's also got the backing it needs to succeed. With the power of brand recognition in Motorola and Android and the push for success on a global scale from the manufacturer's parent company Google.

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