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Motorola’s Android 6.0 rollout finally includes some Moto E

Motorola’s Android 6.0 rollout finally includes some Moto E

Motorola just sent out a lot of good vibes today, some that are going to be visibly and immediately felt and one that was curiously hidden away like a treasure. Of course, with the Internet, nothing online is ever really hidden. So when Motorola didn't explicit mention that it just added the Moto E to its list of upgrade-worthy device, it was up to the netizens to discover that and shout it out for the rest of the world. Indeed, the budget friendly Moto E, or at least some models, will be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow like some of its more expensive siblings.

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Moto 360 Sport release dates shared with details on hardware

Moto 360 Sport release dates shared with details on hardware

This morning Motorola revealed the Moto 360 Sport smartwatch in full - this after a brief introduction earlier this year with the standard Moto 360 (2015). This Android Wear device's release dates vary from country to country. If you're living in the UK or France, you'll see it popping up on December 18th. If you're inside the United States, you'll start to see this machine on the 7th of January, and in stores like Best Buy - and in the Motorola store in Chicago - on the 10th.

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Motorola to open ‘experiential boutique’ shop in Chicago

Motorola to open ‘experiential boutique’ shop in Chicago

On Wednesday, Motorola announced plans to launch a retail store in Chicago, which will open in time for the holiday season. The store will be called, most appropriately, the Moto Shop, marking the maker’s first ever “experiential boutique” in downtown Chicago. The store will open on November 7, and will showcase Motorola’s own products: phones, tablets, and wearables, among other things.

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Moto X Force starts pre-orders in the UK

Moto X Force starts pre-orders in the UK

It may not be referring to a badass team of mutant superheroes but it might very well be. The Moto X Force is the latest tough as nails smartphone from Motorola, which has been christened in the US as the DROID Turbo 2 under Verizon's banner. The rest of the world, on the other hand, will get to enjoy the smartphone without the Verizon branding or bloatware. And it seems that the Moto X Force's journey has started in the UK, where the smartphone is now available for pre-order.

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Moto X Force gets drop test with iPhone and Galaxy S6

Moto X Force gets drop test with iPhone and Galaxy S6

First you're going to see an iPhone 6 (or 6s, we're not sure) dropped by the president of Motorola. Then you're going to see a Galaxy S6 dropped by this same man. Then this man is going to drop his own phone, the Moto X Force. This is the same device - essentially - as the DROID Turbo 2 shown off by Verizon earlier this week. This is just Motorola's international release version - and it appears to be just as shatterproof as the version we're seeing with the Lucasfilm-born moniker.

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DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

DROID Turbo 2 belongs in Top 3, says DxOMark

It seems that DxOMark and Motorola are forming a budding friendship. When the Moto X Style was announced, DxOMark was ready with a review of the smartphone's camera features. Now that Verizon has similarly unveiled the DROID Turbo 2, also made by Motorola, of course, DxOMark is once again first on the scene. And it's probably for a good reason too! Based on the scores from one of the most sought after digital photography authorities on the Internet, the new DROID Turbo 2 is right up there in the Top 3 of the list.

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Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Upon seeing the device HTC One A9 and finding that it has a battery a tiny bit smaller than expected, we got to thinking. At what price do we get a great design for a smartphone? Has it become more important to us to have a device that looks great than to have a device whose battery is large enough to last well through the day? We've not yet tested the HTC One A9 yet, of course, so we don't know how long it'll last on one charge, but the question remains: are we still sacrificing some features in order to attain others?

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Moto G (3rd Gen) comes to Republic Wireless to tackle low-end

Moto G (3rd Gen) comes to Republic Wireless to tackle low-end

Republic Wireless is aiming to take on the big guns with the 3rd-generation Moto G, one of the most modest phones on the market. Today they've announced that they're bringing on the device Motorola revealed earlier this year, the device that in our full review made us "nothing but more confident in [Motorola's] ability to create the best low-cost smartphone line around." Republic Wireless are also releasing the Moto G 3rd-gen combined with their refund plans, allowing users to get cash for unused cellular data.

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Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola's Android upgrade schedule for the Moto X, Moto G, DROID Turbo, and more have been revealed with Marshmallow in mind. The software that'll be coming to a number of Motorola-made smartphones will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and with it features like Android Pay, Now on Tap, Doze Mode, and Direct Share. Motorola suggests that these devices will also be working with simpler volume controls and will no longer come with Motorola Migrate right out of the box.

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Google, Microsoft call truce on patent squabbles

Google, Microsoft call truce on patent squabbles

It seems that finally, the tech industry is waking up to realize that patent litigation isn't exactly the best way to move forward. We've heard of companies putting down their arms in favor of more amicable resolutions, and now two of the industry's largest names are doing likewise. Microsoft and Google jointly announced that they are ceasing all patent litigation against each other, especially those revolving around Motorola Mobility. In addition, the tech giants have announced willingness to cooperate on patent matters, thought not exactly sharing their portfolios.

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