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Samsung, Motorola midrange refresh spotted in benchmarks

Samsung, Motorola midrange refresh spotted in benchmarks

A lot of attention is paid to flagship devices, but those with the most impact on end-users are often mid-range. Last year, both Motorola and Samsung focussed on the mid-range segment, as well as its ability to make an impact in emerging markets like India. Two new devices, one from each of those two companies, has been spotted in benchmark testing. Though unnamed, it seems as though both Motorola and Samsung are following up on their mid-range success last year.

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Nexus 6 heads to 12 more countries, still not shipping

Nexus 6 heads to 12 more countries, still not shipping

There are a lot of fans of Android out there waiting to get hands on the Nexus 6 smartphone with Android 5.0 onboard. That device isn't shipping just yet, but availability is being announced. Google recently announced that the smartphone will be available in 12 more countries. Despite "availability" in those countries, the device isn’t available to ship.

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Motorola Solutions LEX L10 empowers first responders

Motorola Solutions LEX L10 empowers first responders

There's almost a smartphone for everyone, whether they be kids, teens, older users, or industrial workers. Those that work to ensure our safety and security now also have a smartphone that caters to their needs. Motorola Solutions has unveiled the LEX L10, the latest of its LTE enabled devices designed for first responders. Powered by Android, this smartphone isn't like your run of the mill rugged smartphone that usually sport mediocre specs. The LEX L10 is hardy both inside and outside and also has the power to show for it.

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Gold Moto 360 hands-on – Let’s talk smartwatch luxury

Gold Moto 360 hands-on – Let’s talk smartwatch luxury

Can a smartwatch be stylish? That's an argument set to run and run, but of the options on the market right now, a majority would probably point to the Moto 360 as the poster-child for looks, even if its Android Wear OS is still a work-in-progress. It was joined today as a range with a Champagne Gold version complete with a thinner, 18mm band, along with a range of new leather straps, so I brought my very best wrist along to try out Motorola's take on an altogether glitzier wearable.

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Motorola’s Nexus 6 sales trigger angst; UK prices confirmed

Motorola’s Nexus 6 sales trigger angst; UK prices confirmed

Motorola has begun sales of the Nexus 6, while Google has confirmed pricing for the much-anticipated smartphone in the UK. Unsurprisingly, given the Android Lollipop device's relatively high cost - at least from what we're used to from a Nexus - in the US, those in the UK won't be getting a cheap phone. Meanwhile, in a move that seems destined to prompt no small amount of ire among would-be Nexus owners, Motorola is keeping its stock secrets until the very end.

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Moto 360 goes gold in pre-Apple Watch luxe hunt

Moto 360 goes gold in pre-Apple Watch luxe hunt

Motorola has made its two new variants of the Moto 360 smartwatch official, adding Champagne Gold and a second Light Metal to the list of offered finishes. The Android Wear smartwatch keeps the distinctive circular display - though gives it some new watchfaces to match the casing colors - but throws in a narrower metal band than Motorola offered before. At 18mm wide, though Motorola isn't saying it directly, it's quite possible that the company is targeting would-be female wearers who may well have been dissuaded by the thicker 23mm metal bracelet previously announced.

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Droid Turbo officially Moto Maxx in international release

Droid Turbo officially Moto Maxx in international release

Motorola has made it official - beyond the blurred rumors - that the DROID Turbo will be released as the Moto Maxx around the world. Outside of the United States where the device is limited to Verizon's bands, the DROID Turbo, aka the Moto Maxx, will carry largely the same specifications. Without the Verizon apps, of course, but still carrying the same Motorola collection of apps for connections to devices of all kinds. We're nearly set to review the DROID Turbo here on SlashGear as well.

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Analyst: Apple brings in 86% of handset profits

Analyst: Apple brings in 86% of handset profits

There is typically a lot of chatter about device shipments and market share, but those two metrics mean relatively little when compared to actual sales, use, and profitability. On the heels of the iPhone 6 hitting the world stage alongside the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s profits were impressive. An even more impressive finding is that the Cupertino-based company also commands a lion’s share of the handset industry profit. According to one analyst, Apple has a massive 86% of the profit earned from the mobile handset market.

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Moto Maxx might be a DROID Turbo for the rest of the world

Moto Maxx might be a DROID Turbo for the rest of the world

The DROID Turbo is a undoubtedly a drool-worthy smartphone, one that strangely eclipses the new Moto X in terms of specs but still comes in a considerably smaller package than the almost equivalent Nexus 6, also made by Motorola. The only wart on this device's metaphorical face is that it is forever exclusive to Verizon, which isn't a bad thing if you're a Verizon customer. There might be still some light at the end of the tunnel, however, with a certain Moto Maxx leaked to be a DROID Turbo for the rest of us.

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Android Lollipop hits AOSP; HTC sets the upgrade pace

Android Lollipop hits AOSP; HTC sets the upgrade pace

Google has pushed the Android Lollipop source code to the AOSP, which means the clock is ticking. Now that the source is final (at least for version one) and available, many handset owners will be looking to their OEM to find out when they’ll get the new Android flavor. Some have spewed a good game ahead of today about upgrades, so we’ll be anxiously awaiting Lollipop on our devices. Others, like HTC, aren’t so much as talking a blind-faith game as giving a deadline.

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