Motorola reversal: Moto G4 Plus to get updated to Android 8.0

Owners of the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play couldn’t believe their eyes last week when they went through the list of handsets that Motorola will update to Android 8.0. Despite being less than 18-months old, the three handsets were not scheduled to receive an update to the new Android build. And to make matters worse, a promotional listing for the Moto G4 Plus was edited to remove a previous comment about the model receiving Android O. Similar revisions were made to the Moto G4’s listing on Amazon India.

Today, a statement made by Motorola revealed that the comments made in the Moto …


Motorola lists all smartphones getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update


Motorola has just announced that many of its smartphones launched in the last year or so will receive the recently released Android 8.0 Oreo update. The list doesn’t contain any budget-friendly smartphones like the Moto E4 or E4 Plus, but many mid-range handsets made it on the list.

Long story short, here are all the Motorola-branded smartphones that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates in the coming months: Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, and Moto G5S Plus.

Now …

Deal: Motorola Moto Z is on sale in the US for less than $400

The Moto Z is perhaps one of the most underrated flagships out there. Although Motorola claims sales of the Moto Z have been beyond expectations, it wasn’t an easy fight as the smartphone had to compete with other flagships from Samsung, LG, and Apple.

In the United States, the Moto Z can be purchased via all major retailers across the country, but Motorola sells the smartphone through its webstore as well. Even though just about all authorized retailers usually sell the Moto Z for $699.99, Motorola displays a much lower price on its website: $499.99.

Even …

Motorola Moto X4 size comparison versus the competition

So, there’s a new noteworthy mid-ranger on th block, and it’s the Moto X4.

With a rather good hardware set under the hood, the X4 is no longer a high-end profile handset but a rather well-equipped mid-ranger that promises excellent battery life. You can read more about the handset here.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the overall size and dimensions of the Moto X4. Standing at 5.84 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches (148.35 x 73.5 x 7.99 mm) and weighing at 5.75 oz (163 g), and having a screen-to-body ratio of 68.46%, the Moto X4 is not exactly a sleek handset, …

Motorola Moto X4

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 is an upper-mid-range handset powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz, and backed by a 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging. Other highlight features include IP68 rating for dust- and water-resistance, a dual-camera system that pairs together a 12 MP and an 8MP shooter, capable of delivering the oh-so trendy shallow depth of field simulation, affectionately referred to by many as “bokeh”, and a 16MP camera with a low-light adaptive mode.

Motorola Moto X4 to be announced at IFA 2017 this week

Lenovo’s long-rumored Motorola Moto X4 – a smartphone that we saw plenty of times until now – will finally be announced this week at IFA 2017.

While Lenovo’s IFA 2017 event isn’t kicking off until tomorrow, August 31, the company doesn’t seem particularly interested in keeping the Moto X4 a secret, as the photo seen above (snapped on the premises of the event) is suggesting. The photo confirms the new phone’s name, but not much else. Nevertheless, we already heard a lot about the X4.

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 should be an upper-mid-range …

More than 100 Motorola employees drop their Moto Z2 Force at the same time to show off ShatterShield

Motorola shook up the mobile world in 2015 when it introduced a shatter-proof screen for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. The ShatterShield technology was refined and subsequently deployed on Motorola’s next two flagship models, the Moto Z Force and the Moto Z2 Force. With its multi-layered approach, and the use of P-OLED instead of glass, the ShatterShield display is designed to survive a fall of five-feet or less without cracking or breaking.

With the ShatterShield display, the biggest fear that phone owners have is gone. Because the screen is plastic though, it is more sensitive to …

Motorola decides to roll out Android Wear 2.0 for Moto 360 Sport

Motorola has just announced that one of its smartwatches, the Moto 360 Sport will finally receive the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update. After updating the second-generation Moto 360 back in May, Motorola backtrack on its plans to leave the Moto 360 Sport without the update.

Unfortunately, the Moto 360 Sport did not sell well at all, which forced Motorola to pull the smartwatch from Google Play Store. That’s the main reason Android Wear 2.0 was delayed until now, and probably why Motorola was considering not offering the update at all.

Today, the US-based …

Shatterless screen? Yesterday's news! Motorola is working on a display glass that heals itself!

Motorola’s Moto Z Force family of devices is famous for donning the ShatterShield display, or to put it simple — for being shatter-proof. It’s a panel that’s not made out of glass, but a plastic polymer. Sure, it scratches easily, but throw the phone on the pavement as much as you like, the screen will not break.

But Moto is working on improving the technology further. A recently discovered patent, which has been granted to Motorola, shows a new “smart glass” technology, which will have the phone repair its screen should it take any damage.

The invention …

Motorola plans August 24th event; Moto X4 up next?

According to a new invitation sent out by Motorola in Brazil, the company will hold an event in Sao Paulo at 10am on August 24th, 2017. Unfortunately, the invite doesn’t specifically mention which model or models will be introduced on that date. One possibility is the Moto X4. The latest rumored specs include a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 630 SoC carrying an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 508 GPU.

In North America, Latin America, and Europe, the Moto X4 will be equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. In the Asia …