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Unlocked Moto X4, sans Android One, still coming to the US

Unlocked Moto X4, sans Android One, still coming to the US

Google just proudly announced that it’s bringing its Android One program to the US, with the recently launched Moto X4 as its first champion. Not everyone, however, might see the point in an Android One phone or, more practically speaking, be willing to sign up for Google’s Project Fi MVNO service just to get their hands on Motorola’s latest mid-range phone. Fortunately for these people, there is a very good chance that Motorola will bring the Moto X4 to the US and bring it unlocked, for that matter.

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Moto G5S USA release and pricing revealed

Moto G5S USA release and pricing revealed

Today it's time to check out a surprisingly affordable smartphone made by Motorola to command the smartphone market's middle tier. The device is the Moto G5S Plus, one of two devices in Motorola's newest "Special Edition" line of smartphones that give a tiny boost to devices already previously released. The Moto G5S Plus is coming to the United States this month, and it's gosh-darned cheap.

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Moto G4 won’t get Android Oreo despite Motorola promise [UPDATE]

Moto G4 won’t get Android Oreo despite Motorola promise [UPDATE]

We are often told not to make promises we can’t keep. That sage advice apparently doesn’t apply to the grown ups in the business world, where companies have no qualms taking back their honored word. Sometimes, they even do so in a sneaky way in the hopes no one will notice. Unfortunately for Motorola, some people did notice that it quietly tampered with evidence that it said it would upgrade the Moto G4 to Android Oreo, which, as it stands, now seems to be unlikely.

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Motorola Gamepad Moto Mod Review: Great for tiny hands

Motorola Gamepad Moto Mod Review: Great for tiny hands

When I use the Gamepad Moto Mod for extended periods of time, my hands cramp. When I place the controller in the hands of a 6-year-old colleague of mine, she's able to use the controller without issue. The Gamepad Moto Mod, made for Motorola Moto Z2 Force (and similar Motorola phones), by Lenovo, works perfect in all other categories. It's just that pesky size situation that's bummed me out thoroughly.

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Moto X4 hands-on: Alexa and dual-cameras for the midrange

Moto X4 hands-on: Alexa and dual-cameras for the midrange

Motorola has a new midrange Android phone it wants to pitch you, the Moto X4, announced today at IFA 2017. Well-leaked in recent weeks, the Moto X4 resurrects the X Series that was once the smartphone-maker's flagship line, but which has since been eclipsed by the Z Series. The big question is, where exactly does the Moto X4 fit into Motorola's overall line-up?

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The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 streams to 4 Bluetooth devices: Here’s how

The Moto X4 has plenty of features, but the most interesting might be an enhancement of a wireless technology we now take for granted: Bluetooth. Motorola's new smartphone is the first to launch with the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP), allowing the Moto X4 to stream audio to up to four Bluetooth devices simultaneously. For instance, you can take along a bag full of Bluetooth speakers to the beach, and set up an impromptu concert.

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Moto Z2 Force’s “largest” phone drop proves nothing

Moto Z2 Force’s “largest” phone drop proves nothing

Motorola seems to have acquired the skill of spinning words. It says “shatterproof” but never says “scratchproof”. It says “largest phone drop” but it never really says “epic” or even “useful”. In what is unambiguously a marketing move that has no practical purpose, Motorola got 100 people to drop their shatterproof Moto Z2 Force to the ground, pick them up again, and show that they’re all good. Without actually showing that they’re all good.

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Here are the Moto X4 specs, price you can expect

Here are the Moto X4 specs, price you can expect

The Moto X4, the fourth generation of Motorola’s most popular Android phone, has had no dearth of leaks and rumors. It has been shown in almost every angle possible already, the latest giving a glimpse of its shiny posterior and an “X-marked” dual camera. So far, however, its hardware has been the subject of debate. This new info dump wants to settle all doubt, giving a full list of those juicy specs. And, depending on how much the Moto X4 will really cost, it might not be that bad at all.

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Moto X4 leak shows a very shiny mid-ranger

Moto X4 leak shows a very shiny mid-ranger

The Moto Z2 Force is definitely Motorola’s star for this year, but not many will be able to afford it. There might be some who might not care for a shatterproof but easily scratched screen or Moto Mods they may never use anyway. For those users, Motorola might have something prepared this August 24 in the way of the Moto X4. With just days left to spare, a new leak comes out finally showing what the smartphone will look like, glossy black back and all.

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Moto 360 Sport Android Wear 2.0 update finally rolls out

Moto 360 Sport Android Wear 2.0 update finally rolls out

It’s a long time coming but there was also a chance it might not have even come to pass. Motorola, after all, was calling it quits on the smartwatch scene but a promise is a promise and fortunately for Moto 360 Sport owners, the company has kept its word. The Android Wear 2.0 update is finally rolling out to the sporty variant of the smartwatch month after the Moto 360 2nd gen got what may be the last major update it will ever have. Presuming we even see major Android Wear updates in the first place.

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Motorola’s planning a thermal self-repairing phone

Motorola’s planning a thermal self-repairing phone

Motorola has a plan to make a self-repairing smartphone covered with shape memory polymer material. Motorola's patent for this idea reveals in part how the device's smart glass would function. Note that we're using the term "smart glass" here for ease in explanation - in reality, Motorola's plan for the device calls for a much more complex piece of material.

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Moto Z2 Force said to also have Jelly Scrolling effect

Moto Z2 Force said to also have Jelly Scrolling effect

As expected from a OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 5 was surrounded by complaints almost immediately after its release, though not enough to knock the latest flagship killer off the top of the list. One of the biggest complaints, and one that the company insists is “all natural”, is the jelly scrolling effect blamed on the upside down orientation of the OnePlus 5’s display. Fortunately for the OnePlus 5, it might not be alone. Or rather, it might have not been the first at all. XDA Daniel Marchena reports that the latest Moto Z2 Force also exhibits this behavior and that it, too, might not be unique in that regard.

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