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Moto G 2015, Moto X Play and Moto X Style – Australian Availability

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Manufacturer, Motorola, News, Phones | 0 comments

Moto G 2015, Moto X Play and Moto X Style – Australian Availability

Moto G 3rd Gen Moto X Play Moto X Style Moto X Style Motorola Australia announced the availability of Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style. After a strong start in the Australian market – Motorola AU is hoping that same result will happen, if not, better. Moto G  The Moto G is the low-end version of Play and Style. It packs a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 8GB/16GB storage, 1GB/2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and 2470 mAh battery. It’s also IPX7 rated which means there’s no need to worry about dropping it into water. *Available later in 2015 for MSRP of A$369.* Moto X Play The mid-range (if you sees it as a mid-range) Moto X Play offers a massive 3630 mAh battery which will easily get you through the day, and with its lower resolution and less power eater compared to its big brother – the Moto X Play is easily the best pick if you’re about the battery life and just enough power to run games and multi-task. *Available from September 2015 from Vodafone for $5 a month on a $40 plan over 24 months.* Moto X Style This is Motorola’s flagship for this year and will have a bamboo back cover edition which is new for Australians. A generous 5.7-inch QHD edge-to-edge display at the front of the device, as well as dual front speakers for better sound experience. Thanks to some fast charging tweals – with Moto X Style, it should get an additional 10 hours of battery life in just 15 mins of charging. Another big improvement over the Moto X is the camera. The 21-megapixel is supposedly one of the best cameras in the industry, so far, based from my tests, white balance and colour saturation are much improved but of course I can’t comment on it yet. There’s also a 5MP front facing camera for videos calls and selfies. It’s packing a Snapdragon 808, Adreno 418, 3GB RAM and storage options of 16/32/64 GB. The use of Snapdragon 808 instead of Snapdragon 810 is most likely because of heating issues that it’s causing. *Available from September 2015 from Vodafone for $3 a month on an $80 plan over 24 months.*   Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in HTC, LG, Motorola, News, Oppo, Samsung, Sony | 0 comments

Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

  A note sent to app developers which was obtained by Android Police informs developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. It further advises developers that they can start working and testing their apps on the Android 5.0 platform. It concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting 3rd November. Considering both the Nexus 9 and the new Nexus 6 will be available starting early November, this is quite predictable. Both of them will come preloaded with Android 5.0, and it makes sense for Google to push the update out to earlier devices at this time too. As we have seen in the past, Google’s own Nexus devices will be the first to get the update, followed by the Google Play devices. HTC has also confirmed that the One M8 and One M7 will be getting the update worldwide, “Within 90 days of the software release from Google”. Motorola has also confirmed that they’ll be releasing the update later this year for their phones. Thanks to the new Material design, Android 5.0 lollipop has a whole new look and feel to it, making it a significant update over Kit Kat. The big question is, will your device get it? The list below shows the phones that have been confirmed to get the update (Though we can’t guarantee a timeline at this point): GOOGLE Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 7 (2012) Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 10 GOOGLE PLAY EDITION HTC One (M7) HTC One (M8) Samsung Galaxy S4 Moto G Sony Z Ultra LG G Pad 8.3 ANDROID ONE Micromax Canvas A1 Spice Dream UNO Karbonn Sparkle V MOTOROLA Motorola Moto X Moto X 2nd Gen. Moto G Moto G 4G LTE Moto G 2nd Gen Moto E Droid Ultra Droid Maxx Droid Mini  SONY Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1s Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia Z2 Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact HTC One (M7) One (M8) One mini One mini 2 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet XOLO Xolo One ONEPLUS OnePlus One LG G3 G2 Samsung has not yet made it clear which of it’s devices will be getting the update. The Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S5, and the Galaxy S4 should be getting it, if rumors are to be believed. If not, well, there’s always XDA Will you be waiting for the official update, or will you be flashing a Lollipop based rom beforehand? Let us know in the comments...

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Nexus 6 is official!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Breaking News, Motorola, Phones | 0 comments

Nexus 6 is official!

  Google have announced their latest device, the Nexus 6. Sporting Motorola branding, a 6″ Quad HD display and a 13MP camera with OIS, does this phone solve all the problems we had with last years model? One thing that’s different this year is that there was no physical launch. Google just went ahead and launched it on their website. Sporting a 5.96″ display, the device is certainly bigger than last years flagship. However, the design ensures that it feels comfortable to hold and is ergonomic. Basically a scaled up version of the Moto X 2014, the Nexus 6 has a dimple with the Motorola logo, beside the traditional NEXUS branding. The device also has dual front firing speakers. Speaking of the display, it has a resolution of 2160X1440 (2K), and offers a pixel density of 493PPI. That’s going to have a huge impact on battery life, so it’s good to see that the battery is a hefty 3220 mAh Inside the handset, Google has chosen to use the latest Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7 GHz, and has paired it up with 3 GB of RAM. The hardware will allow the 13 megapixel camera to shoot in 4K UHD (2160p) out of the box, and the front camera receives a 2 megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. Google is also promoting the ‘turbo charge’ technology, and it is stated that a short fifteen minute will provide a further six hours of operation.                 Being a nexus device that has Pure Android, the Nexus 6 will not come with Motorola features like Motorola Assist and Quick Capture, although it will be the first smartphone to run Android Lollipop out of the box.   The camera is really impressive as well. This was one of the woes people had about the Nexus 5, and it seems Google has listened and fixed the issue. The Nexus 6 now comes with a 13 MP shooter, complete with Optical Image stabilization.                   No pricing details for the new phablet were announced, but the handset will be available to pre-order in two weeks time on October 29th, with shipping expected in November. Both a SIM-free variant, and a carrier subsidised version, will be available. Consumers can choose from 32 GB or 64 GB of storage.  ...

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Introducing the Moto 360

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Manufacturer, Motorola, News | 0 comments

Introducing the Moto 360

Motorola today has finally introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch.  With an iconic round display and stunning design, the android wear we’ve all been waiting for is here. The Moto 360 is the first smartwatch which has garnered genuine excitement. More to the point, it is the first smartwatch many people would consider wearing and the promise of its numerous teasers has been fulfilled. With a 1.56″ 320X290 display complete with Gorilla Glass 3,  the Moto 360 is IP67 rated, which means you can take it swimming with you. (I’m just kidding – Don’t – It’s just water resistant) The device is powered by a TIOMAP 3 processor, and chugs along with 512MB of ram. It has 4GB of in-built storage (God knows why), and a 320Mah battery which should hopefully get you through a day of use, considering the device uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology. The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device that features a Genuine leather strap, as well as a stainless steel option. This is not the Rubber and plastic you get with the other Smartwatches, this is high quality premium stuff. There are brains behind the beauty too with a heart rate monitor and pedometer to show its fitness credentials and dual microphones in addition to its fast-evolving Android Wear operating system. Apart from this, the Moto 360 pretty much is the same as the competition. It can run Android Wear apps, it connects to your smartphone and shows you notifications, you can access Google Now with it, and, being a watch , tell time with it.   Price? Well, Motorola is going to sell this at $249 in the US. It may be a littly pricey, but my best bet is that this will still be the most desirable smartwatch out there. Watch our unboxing of the Moto 360 here. Review of the device will be coming soon, so you might wanna sub to our YouTube channel! From the Manufacturer: Compatibility Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility at g.co/WearCheck) Operating system Android Wear™ Display 1.56” 320 x 290, 205ppi Backlit LCD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Watch case & dimensions 46mm diameter by 11.5mm high Weight Leather band model: 49g Battery 320mAh All day (mixed use) 1 Wireless charging with charging dock included Processor TI OMAP™ 3 Memory 4GB internal storage + 512MB RAM Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Sensors Pedometer Optical heart rate monitor (PPG) Water resistance IP67 2 Other Single physical button Vibration motor Dual microphones   Hey, I’m Srivas, and I’m one of the new writers here at Tech4Geeks. My love for tech began one rainy day in ’01, When I got my Playstation 2. I fell in love with the console. Me and my friends would spend long days and nights playing ATV Offroad fury on it. I got my first smartphone in ’09, the iPhone 3GS. I was really mesmerized at the things I could do with, well, what was essentially a Phone. With that, I began writing on blogs and making video reviews about...

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Motorola Welcomes Moto X 2014

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Motorola, Phones | 0 comments

Motorola Welcomes Moto X 2014

The wait is over, Motorola’s Moto X (2014) is finally here, yup not X+1, and there is so much to love about this just like the previous model. The company’s new flagship will boast a 5.2 – inch (423 PPI) edge-to-edge Full HD compared to the 720p display on last year’s generation Moto X. It will also have a curved back which it will be just as comfortable as last years one. The addition of aluminum frame and accents make the device look even better and very refreshing in our eyes. The Moto X will pack all today’s latest internal components such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5Ghz, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and slightly bigger 2300 mAh. What’s exciting is the bumped up 13MP (F2.25) rear camera with ring flash and 4k recording. The 1st generation had 10MP and only 1080p recording. It should be a lot better for sure! The Moto X will be available later this month on AT&T and Verizon for $99 on contract and $499 without. It will also be available in Mexico, UK, France and Germany through participating Moto Maker retailers.   Specs:   Component Details Operating system Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) System Architecture/Processor Motorola Mobile Computing System including 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 with quad-core CPU (MSM 8974-AC), Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz GPU, Natural Language Processor, Contextual Computing Processor RAM 2GB Storage (ROM) 16GB Dimensions(Soft Feel model) Width: 72.4mmHeight: 140.8mmCurve: 3.8-9.9mm Weight 144 grams Display 5.2” AMOLED, 1080p Full HD, 423 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Battery 2300 mAhMixed usage up to 24 hours* Water Repellency Yes Networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink), 4G LTE Bands (by Model) XT1092:GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)4G LTE (01, 03, 07, 08) Rear Camera 13MP (4:3)10MP (16.9) f2.25 Quick Capture Tap anywhere to capture Ring flash with dual LEDs 4K UHD video capture 1080p HD video (30 fps) 4X digital zoom Slow motion video Burst mode Auto HDR Panorama Tap to focus Front Camera 2MP + 1080p HD Video Connectivity Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth version 4.0 LE Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot Speakers Front-facing (bottom) NFC Yes Audio Playback AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis Video Playback H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 Video Capture 1080p HD and 2160p Ultra HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.264) Location Services GPS, GLOSNASS   Check out our unboxing: Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Moto X: It’s Finally Official

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Motorola, News, Phones | 0 comments

Moto X: It’s Finally Official

Earlier today at a New York press event, Motorola finally unveiled their long-rumored Moto X phone; the culmination of Google’s and Motorola’s partnership. This device will be available at launch in a wide array of colors and materials (For AT&T customers only, initially. I know, blech.). Specifications: – 4.7-inch AMOLED screen –  1280 x 720 resolution (312 PPI) – 1.7 dual-core Snapdragon Pro processor – Adreno 320 GPU – 2GB RAM – 16/32GB storage – 10MP rear camera – 2MP front facing camera – Android 4.2.2 – 2200 mAh battery Though the device left some techies feeling disappointed by its mid-tier specs amongst a crowd of quad-core smartphones like the Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, the Moto X packs some very compelling features and a clean, stock-like UI that make it user friendly and easy to use. The highlight of Motorola’s presentation of the Moto X is its “Always On” feature, which allows it to listen for voice commands such as “Hello, Moto” or “Okay, Google Now” to activate certain features, i.e. launching apps, sending text messages, setting reminders, etc. The Moto X also ships with Situational Awareness, which uses a number of sensors to determine when to automatically turn on the display, display notifications, launch Car Mode, etc. In the end, I’m left wondering how Motorola and Google plan to market this device to average consumers who are likely planning on buying a Galaxy S 4 or an iPhone 5. Customized colors and materials are certainly an appealing new feature for smartphones, but with custom ordering only available to AT&T customers at launch, and specifications that don’t scream high-end (at least on paper), it’ll be interesting to see if and how this device will push to the mainstream.   Hi all, I’m Hayato. I’m a tech enthusiast and a musician of sorts, and I’ll be one of the new writers here at Tech4Geeks. As an awkward, keep-to-myself kid, music and writing have always been two things I feel very passionate about; they’re both escapes to a different state of mind. As a cynical and snarky adult, those escapes are exactly what I need sometimes to keep from tearing my hair...

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Leaked Moto X Phone Specs

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Motorola, News, Phones | 0 comments

Leaked Moto X Phone Specs

  Over the last few weeks we basically have seen the long rumored Motorola X phone. We have seen the chairman of Google using it as well as Robert Scoble who was video recording using the X phone. The phone is scheduled to be launch at the Motorola event which will be on August 1st. According to the Verge who have the information about the specifications, it is reported to feature a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960T processor, 2GB of RAM , a 1500 mAh , and a removable back plate. While 1500 mAh doesn’t seem a lot, fingers crossed that this isn’t the real capacity. As far as I’m concerned about the removable back plate, it’s definitely a great news to have to sort of customization on your phone. Are you looking forward to the Motorola X phone?   Source: The Verge Photo: Android...

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Eric Schmidt Uses Motorola X

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Motorola, News, Phones | 0 comments

Eric Schmidt Uses Motorola X

    The long rumoured Motorola X phone is finally coming into pieces as months go by. While I am not quite sure whether the phone’s specifications will meet today standards after it has been release, all I can say is that Motorola has to release this phone as soon as possible. Yesterday, the Senior Vice President of Motorola Mobility, Rick Osterloh was filmed using the Motorola X phone in black at an unofficial Motorola event. This time today, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was spotted using the Motorola X phone at a meeting in Sun Valley, except this time it’s in white. From what I can tell, the back is a little similar to the HTC One except in plastic. Specifications wise it is rumored to have a 4.7” 720P display, a 1.7 dual-core processor, a 10MP camera with clear pixel technology, a 2MP front facing camera and will be running the latest Android OS version, possibly the upcoming Android 4.3. It is being reported to launch on August 23rd and will be a carrier exclusive smartphone.   Pictures: Kevork Djansezian/Getty...

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