Motorola Moto G6 Plus press render shows all available color options

The Moto G6 Plus is one of the many smartphones Motorola plans to introduce in the first half of the year. It remains to be seen whether we’re going to see these new products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in February or rather later this spring.

Unfortunately for Motorola, most of its 2018 lineup leaked back in January, so if you’ve been waiting for a certain smartphone from the US company’s portfolio, you now have all the information you need.

At least three entry-level and mid-range smartphones are coming from Motorola year: Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. Details …


Today only: Motorola Moto X4 costs just $269, free wireless headphones included

As of earlier this month, Motorola is selling its Moto X4 smartphone for only $299.99 in the US, thus taking $100 off its original price. But retailer Newegg now has an even greater deal, offering the Moto X4 at $269.99, while also throwing in a free pair of Motorola Pulse Escape Bluetooth wireless headphones with each purchase.
Admittedly, the Motorola Pulse Escape – pictured below – aren’t the most exciting wireless headphones around, and they normally cost just $29, but they’re certainly nice to get for free. As for the Moto X4 handset, …

Motorola Moto G6 Play gets benchmarked, brings Oreo

Motorola is gearing up to unveil its next G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus entrants, with a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year’s Moto X4, and prices that will make you smile. While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now.

Well, at least when it comes to the endurance athlete Moto G6 Play, the processor and RAM amount are now done and dusted. The device just popped up in a benchmark, confirming a frugal Snapdragon 430 processor, which we have heard before, but …

Deal: Save $100 on the Motorola Moto X4 (unlocked, compatible with most US carriers)

If you’re in need of a water-resistant smartphone that offers nice features while not being too expensive, you may want to consider buying the Motorola Moto X4. Right now, the Moto X4 is sold in the US for just $299.99 – that’s $100 off its original price. According to Motorola, this is a President’s Day deal, but it won’t expire too soon, being valid from today (February 18) through March 3, 11:59 p.m. CT. 
To get the Moto X4 at $299.99, you don’t need to use Project Fi, and neither to be an Amazon Prime member. This is the fully unlocked version of the handset …

Et tu, Moto? Motorola patents bezel-less flexible OLED display gear

Motorola and Sony seem to be the last holdouts of the all-screen phone trend, as they keep churning out phones with juicy top and bottom bezels, but that may very soon change, judging from a recent Motorola patent.

Posted on February 8 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the patent in question shows a variety of nearly bezel-free and even foldable form factors, which can only be achieved by using flexible OLED screens with plastic substrates, like on Samsung’s Galaxy S or Note line of phones. 

There are also quite a few variations covered in the …

Blast from the past: Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for Motorola DROID MAXX 2

The DROID MAXX 2 is a rather old smartphone having been introduced in the US in late 2015. At the time Verizon launched the device, it was running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the carrier updated the DROID MAXX 2 to Marshmallow back in 2016.

Although it hasn’t been three full years since the DROID MAXX 2 made its debut on the market, we’re kind of surprised to see that Verizon and Motorola are still supporting the smartphone. Today, Big Red confirmed the handset launched in October 2015 is now getting an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Along with Nougat, Motorola included the December security …

Deal: Motorola offers $150 discounts on the unlocked Moto Z2 Play starting February 4

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, Motorola has a couple of offers that you might want to consider. First off, there’s the Moto Z2 Play, a great mid-range smartphone that’s certainly going to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the smartphone is available in the United States for $500, Motorola offers the unlocked Moto Z2 Play (64GB model) for just $350. Moreover, customers can get it with finance from Affirm for as low as $14.58 per month.

According to Motorola, the deal is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s …

Great Deal: Motorola Moto X4 now costs just $249 on Google's Project Fi

Released in the US back in September, the mid-range Motorola
Moto X4 was initially priced at $399.99, being sold both directly by Motorola,
and by Google via its Project Fi MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). As of
this week, the Moto X4 can be purchased for only $249 if you’re getting it via
Project Fi before February 14.  

 

According to Google, to get a Moto X4 for just $249, you’ll
need to activate it on Project Fi “within 30 days of device shipment.”
The great thing about this deal – which saves you $150 – is that it doesn’t
require a minimum activation time. Once you’ve …

Remembering the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the phone that was too ahead of its time


Coming back from covering this most recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ve been reminiscing about past shows – about how mobile used to have stronger presence. In the last several years, however, that hasn’t been the case at all! Nowadays, most companies reserve their major flagship announcements for Mobile World Congress, which makes perfect sense when you consider it’s THE showcase event for mobile.

Going back to this most recent CES, checking out Razer’s Project Linda concept made old memories rush back into my mind. For those of you that are unaware, Project Linda is …

New Motorola Moto Mods (including a camera supporting interchangeable lenses) are reportedly coming soon


Motorola Mobility is seemingly getting ready to release
several new Moto Mods for its Moto Z smartphones. The most interesting – and
possibly the most expensive – among them should be a camera Mod with support
for interchangeable lenses (made by the likes of Canon, Nikon, and Sony). Such
a Moto Mod could transform a Moto Z smartphone into a serious alternative to DSLR and
mirrorless cameras, although it remains to be seen how well this can perform.   

 

A second new Moto Mod should be an upgraded projector
(offering 35% more brightness and a larger battery compared to the current …