I don't trust brands. You shouldn't either. But right now, you can't go wrong with a Motorola smartphone.
Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough.
Last year's Moto X is the best phone I've ever owned. It's just the right size, it has just the right features. And by the time I'm ready to upgrade, it won't exist anymore, because the way we make smartphones now is dumb.
I do not need a smartwatch (no one does). I do not think smartwatches are anywhere near fully functional yet, or if they'll ever be. But after seeing the Moto 360 yesterday, I know one truth that supersedes those others: I am going to buy one as soon as they let me.
When you've only $150 sitting in your pocket, you have to measure your expectations if you're looking to spend it on a phone. That sort of price bracket used to be the reserve of the cheap, plasticky feature phone, but today's launch of Motorola's Moto E puts a capable Android smartphone at your disposal for just $150.
A new wave of smartphones is here, with a new wave of powerful optics behind them. (41 megapixels, anyone?) And to both celebrate and document the new wave of phone photography, we want to photos that have been shot and edited on nothing but your phone.
Saying that the Motorola Atrix is the best Android phone isn't a big deal; that throne gets usurped every few months. But even though the Atrix's accompanying laptop dock is slow and and expensive, the idea behind it is one of the first innovations in mobile technology in quite a while.
Some disappointing news for those awaiting the arrival of Motorola's tablet: its new page on Verizon's site suggests it won't have Flash at launch. A bit of tiny text on the product page says "Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011," presumably meaning that Moto's waiting for Adobe to roll out the mobile-optimized Flash…
The Motorola Xoom Tablet might not have an operating system that's "finished", but it is still the most promising Android tablet so far. That's because of its tablet-oriented Honeycomb OS, but it's also because it's a nice tablet. [Motorola Xoom]
That weird little Android 2.1-running, Motoblur-skinned slider that popped up in April? It's showing its square self off again in a few more leaked shots, this time with a possible codename and a likely carrier: Motorola Chindi and AT&T.
So Motorola spoke up on the Droid X's eFuse issue: if you install unapproved ROMs on your Droid X, your phone won't break. It'll just go into recovery mode and be unusable until you install Motorola approved software. Gee, thanks Moto.
Some people said that Moto Development Group's original touchscreen accuracy tests were unreliable because there were done by a human. Their solution? Use an industrial robot with precise constant pressure and speed. And the winner is...
Apparently AT&T is struggling a bit with the whole idea of Android, a somewhat open mobile OS. Instead of embracing it and giving users a full experience, they've decided to cripple it and not allow the installation of non-market apps.
It's not enough that Motorola shows a woman with expertly grown legs throwing off a robe before getting into a tub before cutting off the video, they tease an upcoming MOTOBLUR smartphone as well. Tell us about the phone! [Motorola]
MOTO Development Labs devised a simple method of analyzing capacitive touch screens using drawing programs. They put the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Droid Eris through the paces and proved not all touch screens are created equal.