Here is the new Moto boot animation

“Hello Moto” was Motorola’s slogan for a long time, since around or before the time of the RAZR flip phone. This iconic slogan was also a default ringtone for many who owned Motorola Handsets ( Me!).

In the past, while still under Google leadership, Motorola frequently update the boot animations on phones like the original Moto X. These weren’t necessarily big feature changes or a part of a software update, but they did add some life to phones that were months old and were something to look forward to.

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Android 7.0 confirmed for Moto Z*, G4, and G4 Plus; Samsung Pay adding coupon support; Shazam custom Quicktile

So its that time of the year again, another cycle has started with Google releasing its sweetest version of Android to Nexus devices and now everybody is asking when will I get the update? All the other OEMs are scrambling to get the update pushed out to their devices as soon as they can.

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Lenovo Moto M likely to ship with bundled Microsoft Apps

There was a time when Microsoft was seen as the enemy of the Linux and Apple communities. Understandably, at the time, the company only wanted Windows to succeed. Nowadays, however, the operating system is sort of inconsequential. Microsoft seems happy to have its software succeed on ‘competitor’ platforms such as iOS, Android, macOS, Ubuntu and more.

If you follow Verdict, you might already know that  Microsoft and Lenovo entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers Lenovo and Motorola devices running Android OS which also included an agreement that Lenovo will preload Microsoft’s productivity apps — including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype — on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system.

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[Poll] The best Nexus that ever was and will be

 It’s 2010: Steve Jobs unveils the first iPad to a wary crowd; Samsung announces the first entry in the Galaxy S series of smartphones; Angry Birds is a worldwide phenomenon; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is incarnated by Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network; LeBron James decides to take his talents to South Beach.

And Google, amid much hype and hope, joins the smartphone revolution by coming out with the Nexus One for under $530 off contract. It’s the first Google phone, and while not as successful as later iterations, it will be seen by many as an integral part of Android’s trajectory.

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Rumoured Lenovo Moto M live images and some specs leaked

It’s been a couple of weeks since we heard about the Moto M. A new ‘Lenovotorola’ device with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, and an overall design reminiscent of the Moto X with a curved backside, yet, quite generic-looking.

It appears that with Moto M, Motorola is looking to bring out a device for those looking for something more middle tier. The Moto M that was recently leaked has now had more details confirmed thanks to a leaked images by TechDroider

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Moto E3 Power launched in India @ ₹7999

Lenovo was supposed to launch the Moto E3 in India and being right on schedule, Lenovo today launched a new Moto smartphone, called the Moto E3 Power. The budget smartphone space is heating up with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3s setting a benchmark. Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, hesitated from bringing E3 to India, but now it arrives in the form of Moto E3 power.

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Motorola trolls Apple in a new video

If you haven’t been following the tech world these past few days, Motorola has launched a promotional campaign against the Smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple called #SkipTheSevens, basically suggesting what the campaign slogan clearly says, Skip the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the iPhone 7, and get a Moto Z.

The latest addition to this campaign is a new video where Motorola makes Apple fans think the Moto Mods are an Apple innovation. Continue reading “Motorola trolls Apple in a new video”

Why removal of headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is not “courage” but “greed”

There’s a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers to do away with the 3.5mm audio jack that has long been the standard connector for a huge range of audio equipment over the past century. Motorola’s new Moto Z doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio connector, neither does LeEco’s latest range of smartphones, and Apple has finally done away with the socket this year too. Of course, when Apple did it, it created a much more angry reaction from fans and haters alike than when Moto or LeEco did it.

In fact I had something to say about the removal of headphone jack on the Moto Z and LeEco. And while I still believe that, I am seeing a trend now and all these big names are writing about how Apple did the right thing, how headphone jacks are a 100 year old technology and they should go.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3s/Prime, Note 3/ Moto G4 Play: Best smartphones under ₹10,000 in India (September 2016)

Until a few years ago, before Motorola launched the aggressively priced Moto E and the Moto G 2nd generation, if you were in the market looking for a decent budget smartphone there were plenty of options but each one of those smartphones almost yelled “I am cheap” at any one who looked. The internals weren’t so great either. Fast forward 2016, the two Moto phones brought a drastic change in the budget segment with many Chinese competitors jumping in.

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