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Android 5.0 Lollipop Coming to Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and More

October 15, 2014 9:04 PM | Google | Motorola |

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be going to the world with Nexus 6—a product of some of our own engineering—we are excited to confirm that this latest and greatest Android release will also come to our other devices as part of our ongoing software strategy to provide fast updates to our pure Android experience.
While Google has not yet publicly released Android Lollipop, we are happy to confirm that the upgrade will come to:
  • Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE
  • Moto E
  • Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini
Please stay tuned for more information on timing and other products, pending the public release and working with our various partners. And, you can always check for the latest on your specific device by going to our software upgrades page.


The Moto G LTE Speeds into AT&T Stores on Oct. 10

October 7, 2014 8:57 PM | AT&T | Motorola |

All that summer fun can take a bite out of your budget.

All that summer fun can take a bite out of your budget. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone without downgrading your wallet, then Moto G LTE is definitely a great choice for you.

The Moto G LTE is coming to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network1 on Oct. 10 online at and in AT&T2 retail stores. You can purchase Moto G LTE for $7.50 a month with Next18,3 $9 a month with Next12, 4 or $179.99 with no annual commitment.5

You can also receive a $100 bill credit6 when you activate a new or existing line of service on AT&T NextSM with a smartphone.

Moto G is a budget-friendly smartphone for people who don’t want to compromise on quality, style, or experiences. It also includes features such as:
  • 4G LTE: The Moto G LTE now has the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million Americans. This enables you to enjoy faster downloads and streaming. Spend less time waiting for your phone to load a web page or download a movie and more time enjoying it.
  • A pixel-packed 4.5-inch HD Display: The 4.5-inch scratch-resistant HD display is one of the highlights of the Moto G LTE. The edge-to-edge display stretches to all four corners of the phone for a maximum viewing experience. And with 329 pixels per inch, it’s perfect for enjoying your favorite form of mobile entertainment.
  • More Multi-Tasking with Quad-Core Speed: Moto G LTE is designed for all the things you want to do – streaming YouTube, checking Gmail, browsing on Chrome, finding your way with Maps, and more. With a super-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400 processor, you can also quickly switch between multiple tasks.
  • Battery: And since quad-core speed won’t do you any good if you don’t have a long-lasting battery, Moto G LTE is designed to use power smartly. With typical usage, the battery lasts up to 24 hours.7


Introducing Moto E and Moto G with 4G LTE

May 13, 2014 10:01 PM | Motorola | Smartphone |

Motorola was the first company to bring consumers the cellular phone, the flip phone and a really, really thin feature phone. Now Motorola wants to radically transform the mobile industry once again by making quality smartphones that can do great things available to practically everyone.

Nine months ago Motorola launched the Moto franchise and flagship Moto X, which brought new value to smartphone buyers through exclusive experiences like Touchless Control and Moto Maker, and the fastest software upgrades in the industry. Then Motorola introduced Moto G, an exceptional phone at an exceptional price and now the best selling smartphone in Motorola history.

Now they are pushing the boundaries of the value equation even further with Moto E, a new class of smartphone that’s fully loaded and fairly priced -- a perfect combination for savvy shoppers and first-time smartphone buyers. Because smartphones haven’t always come at smart prices and Motorola believe that people shouldn’t have to compromise on quality, style or experience.

The fact is, about 70% of mobile phone users in the world are still using feature phones that can’t unlock the full wonder of the mobile Internet, in many cases because they don’t think it’s worth the $337 for a smartphone (the average selling price globally in 2013).

Motorola believe it’s time the feature phone era came to an end and that quality smartphones are made accessible and affordable for all. Say hello to Moto E and join us in officially saying goodbye to the feature phone forever.



Wear Your Pride on Your Phone

March 10, 2014 8:08 PM | Motorola |

Motorola introduces the College Collection, a range of college-inspired Moto X customization options that allow you to showcase your favorite school colors. Motorola took a look at college colors across the board and added nine new back colors and three new accents to our Moto Maker palette so you can create the ultimate fan phone.

Starting today you can visit our College Collection design gallery and select from pre-configured school color combinations and clear cases1 with school logos and team names for up to 40 schools and counting. Don’t see your favorite team? Mix and match with the new color palette to create your perfect combination.

A custom Moto X from the College Collection is now available starting at the everyday price of $399 off-contract or $49 with a new two year contract. Currently in college? We’d like to sweeten the deal with a student discount2. Register at with a valid .edu address and you can get an off-contract Moto X for the discounted price of $339.

The College Collection is just one of the many ways to get customization inspiration for your Moto X. Visit the new design gallery curated by our Moto Maker team and designers for more ideas and create yours today!


Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google

January 29, 2014 9:58 PM | Google | Motorola |

Per Larry Page, CEO, "We’ve just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, I wanted to explain why in detail.

We acquired Motorola in 2012 to help supercharge the Android ecosystem by creating a stronger patent portfolio for Google and great smartphones for users. Over the past 19 months, Dennis Woodside and the Motorola team have done a tremendous job reinventing the company. They’ve focused on building a smaller number of great (and great value) smartphones that consumers love. Both the Moto G and the Moto X are doing really well, and I’m very excited about the smartphone lineup for 2014. And on the intellectual property side, Motorola’s patents have helped create a level playing field, which is good news for all Android’s users and partners.

But the smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo—which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world. This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere. As a side note, this does not signal a larger shift for our other hardware efforts. The dynamics and maturity of the wearable and home markets, for example, are very different from that of the mobile industry. We’re excited by the opportunities to build amazing new products for users within these emerging ecosystems.



Motorola Introduces Moto G

November 14, 2013 6:32 PM | Motorola |

People all around the world want to be a part of the mobile Internet so they can access the world’s information, share, and connect with the things that matter to them. But the smartphone industry has relegated hundreds of millions of smartphone buyers to second-class status, preventing them from experiencing the mobile Internet at its best.

That’s because price-conscious consumers who don’t want to pay $600 or more for high-end smartphones have been left with two bad options. The first is to buy cheap, new smartphones made with second-rate technology that don’t do justice to modern apps and experiences like navigation, video chat and games. The second is to buy “low cost” versions of premium products that were released two or three years ago and are already obsolete.

We think there should be a better option. Everybody deserves to be on the mobile Internet, and price shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone having a truly good smartphone to get them there.

Today we’re introducing Moto G, a smartphone that delivers a premium experience for a third of the price of current high-end phones. Moto G includes:


It's Time To Ditch The Lazy Phone with the Moto X

September 9, 2013 7:44 PM | Motorola | Smartphone |

The world is full of lazy phones. Phones that blink at you most of the day and sleep the rest. These phones make you do all the work. Does this look familiar?

See more Lazy Phone ads for Active Display and Quick Capture.

That’s why Moto X was built with one thing in mind - you. It responds to does things for’s designed by you.

Want information? It pulses with what’s important at a glance. Want to get directions, search the web, call a friend? Just talk and it responds to your voice – no touching necessary. Want Moto X to match the colors of your favorite kicks or sports team? Design it that way yourself.

Moto X is all about you and it’s all about choice. That choice includes the wireless carrier you want.



Motorola introduces Public Safety LTE Handheld Device

August 20, 2013 8:44 PM | Motorola |

The first purpose-built smartphone device for Public Safety LTE broadband just got even better with the introduction of the Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Now public safety professionals have an even more powerful and versatile tool to stay steps ahead of criminals and have street-ready data available at their fingertips to help fight fires, aid patients and meet mission-critical broadband communications needs.

The multiband, multimode LEX 700 Android handheld keeps public safety professionals always connected to the command center, their peers, and mission-critical multimedia content. That means first responders now are ready to meet new threats on the street with an enhanced device offering the flexibility of Android- based data applications, push-to- talk (PTT) voice and telephony.

The LEX 700 Android offers first responders a virtual partner helping them to monitor the environment, gather information and be more aware in every circumstance. With a compact, rugged form factor and quick-response interface, this purpose-built, mission-critical handheld is designed to provide first and secondary responders access to intuitive multimedia applications that increase situational awareness, enhance tactical collaboration and enable greater in-field productivity.



DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Jelly Bean

March 7, 2013 9:02 PM | Motorola | Verizon |

DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX smartphones will soon be upgraded to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The software upgrade will be pushed to customers in phases starting March 7. Customers can also manually download the upgrade through the settings menu within the next week.

Jelly Bean includes new features like Google Now, which delivers personalized information right to your home screen and can be accessed by holding down on the search button. Other enhancements include a new notification panel that displays missed calls and emails and lets customers return the call or email right from the notification.

Additionally, users will get Jelly Bean’s smart keyboard for improved accuracy when typing. The keyboard also guesses the next word before you type it so further enhance typing efficiency.

For more information on the Jelly Bean upgrade, visit the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX support page.


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Now Available for the MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY M on U.S. Cellular

February 11, 2013 9:06 PM | Motorola |

Motorola announced today that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade is rolling out to MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY M owners in phases. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean offers new features and apps that make your life simpler. With features like Google Now, Voice Search and better notifications, all of your key information is at your fingertips.
  • Google Now – Ever wonder if a smartphone could prepare you for your day? With Google Now you get notifications generated automatically and in real-time even before you ask. Now your ELECTRIFY M can deliver sports scores, stock updates, weather reports and traffic updates so you have all the information you want even before you’ve had your morning coffee.
  • Voice Search - Ask a question and get back the answer you’re looking for, ranging from “When is the next bus?” to “Where can I find a great Mexican restaurant?” You’ll either get a spoken response back or search results that answer your query.
  • Better Notifications – You should be able to call or text someone back right from your missed call notification. With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean you have the ability to do that and more. When you get a reminder about a meeting you can either tap once to snooze or even email participants to say you’re running late.


Motorola Solutions Introduces MC45 Mobile Computer

January 29, 2013 8:27 PM | Motorola |


  Motorola Solutions, Inc. a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, today announced the new MC45 mobile computer – its first WAN-based solution in a new category of mobile computers that address the needs of field-based mobile workers in cost-sensitive enterprises. The cost- and size-optimized MC45 is targeted at applications such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales order entry, inventory management, proof of delivery, direct store delivery (DSD) and route accounting, while expanding the range of solutions available for small- and medium-sized businesses and fast-growing emerging markets.

Designed to help value-conscious enterprises affordably automate business processes in field mobility applications, the MC45 is ideal for field service/sales opportunities as well as the transportation and logistics industry.

The rugged and ergonomic MC45 offers wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g) and WAN (3.5G HSDPA voice/data) connectivity along with a large outdoor viewable 3.2" display, numeric keypad and a full-shift battery with power management capabilities.

The MC45 features a high-performance laser scanner with patented Adaptive Scanning technology to serve scan-intensive data capture environments, a touch screen for signature capture as well as a 3.2 megapixel color camera capable of picture taking and decoding 1D/2D barcodes.



Jelly Bean Update Available for Motorola ATRIX HD Customers

December 14, 2012 9:43 PM | AT&T | Motorola |

Beginning today, AT&T customers who have a Motorola ATRIX HD will be able to update their phone to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).  ATRIX HD is the fourth phone from AT&T to run Jelly Bean, joining the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X+.

Android 4.1 makes your phone easier to use and more powerful than ever.  The many new features include Google Now, which generates real-time notifications on weather, traffic, nearby transit systems, local restaurants and places of interest, flight information, and live sports scores.



Google and Motorola Settle Patent Litigation with Immersion

November 27, 2012 8:00 PM | Google | Motorola |

Immersion Corporation, the leader in touch feedback technology development and licensing, today announced it entered into a settlement and license agreement with Google, Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC, resolving the patent infringement litigation brought by Immersion against Motorola.

The litigation was initiated based on Motorola’s various uses of a simple form of haptic effects in its mobile devices, sometimes referred to as Basic Haptics. Under the settlement and license agreement, Immersion is receiving compensation for prior shipments of Motorola devices containing Basic Haptics technology, the parties have agreed to a license relating to future shipments of Motorola devices with Basic Haptics, and have resolved certain issues with respect to Google-branded smartphones containing Basic Haptics. The agreement does not extend to other manufacturers’ handsets that use the Android operating system. As a result of the settlement, Immersion will dismiss all pending litigation between it and Motorola.

“The successful resolution of this case is a critical step in our overall strategy of enforcing and monetizing our intellectual property, including Basic Haptics, and we’re pleased to achieve a settlement that is consistent with our business model, which is largely based on per unit running royalties,” said Immersion CEO Victor Viegas. “We remain fully committed to enforcing our IP rights while continuing to innovate and create new technology and solutions for the mobile space. While the terms of the settlement will remain confidential and are not anticipated to have a material impact on our financial results for 2012, this settlement is a great step forward in validating the value of our IP portfolio and the investments we have made in the mobile market.” 


U.S. Cellular to Launch Next 4G LTE Smartphone, Motorola ELECTRIFY M

November 1, 2012 7:32 PM | Motorola |

Next week, U.S. Cellular and Motorola Mobility will unleash Motorola ELECTRIFY M – the 4G LTE high-performance smartphone with the big screen and compact design. Available on on November 8 and in U.S. Cellular stores the next day, the Android-powered ELECTRIFY M will be attractively priced at $99.99 after $100 mail-in rebate in markets where U.S. Cellular offers 4G LTE service and elsewhere at $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

“The Motorola ELECTRIFY M is a great choice for customers who want a smartphone that gives them fast access to information and entertainment and can also help them stay organized,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “As we continue to roll out the 4G LTE network to more customers between now and the end of the year, we’re providing more options to help them select the right 4G LTE device that meets their needs and can enhance their lives.”

The ELECTRIFY M comes equipped with a captivating 4.3-inch, virtually borderless display. Tapping out texts and emails is easier than ever, while reading on the go no longer puts a strain on the eyes. Web pages, apps, videos — it’s all clear on the vibrant, high resolution Super AMOLED Advanced display.

But don’t let the size fool you – ELECTRIFY M packs the high performance and web browsing power of your home computer in the palm of your hand. With 4G LTE speeds and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, ELECTRIFY M lets you load web pages in a flash and multi-task like a pro. Surf the web quickly with Google Chrome and sync with your desktop version of Google Chrome to share bookmarks and view the same tabs. You’ll also have access to more than 675,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies and TV shows with Google Play.


New DROID RAZR Smartphones Available Oct. 18

October 11, 2012 9:05 PM | Motorola | Smartphone | Verizon |

Last month, DROID RAZR M by Motorola launched as the full-screen phone with edge-to-edge display, and on Oct. 18, two more exclusive DROID RAZRs will arrive – DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola. Both smartphones continue the DROID RAZR legacy and provide the features and power that customers have come to expect.

As the most compact 4.7-inch smartphone, DROID RAZR HD is built with premium materials such as Corning Gorilla Glass and DuPont KEVLAR fiber. And to defend against the occasional spills and splashes, there’s a protective layer of water-repellant nanocoating.

DROID RAZR HD features an 8-megapixel camera and an HD display that makes movies, photos, magazines and websites appear with vibrant clarity. The Circles Widget makes it easy to view battery life, text notifications, missed calls or weather updates, right on the home screen. The smartphones are near-field communications(NFC)-enabled, so customers can use Android Beam to share contacts and maps directly to compatible phones.  

DROID RAZR MAXX HD has the same features as the DROID RAZR HD but includes a battery that allows for up to 32 hours of normal use and double the internal storage to 32 GB. Customers can also maximize their battery life using the updated SMARTACTIONS app that features a new Driver Mode.


Motorola Mobility in Partnership with Intel Introduces the MotorolaRAZR i

September 18, 2012 9:21 PM | Motorola |

Motorola Mobility in partnership with Intel Corporation introduced the powerful MotorolaRAZR i with Intel Inside: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border - giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel Atom processor. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web - all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery that is 40 percent more powerful than the competition1.

The power of Intel Inside means you also get an instant-launch 8-megapixel camera that can load in less than a second2. Just use the dedicated camera key so you get the shot you want. When there's action involved, multi-shot mode lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second. And with the illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you'll get a great shot, even in challenging lighting conditions.

"Together with Intel, we're redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that's the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand," said Jim Wicks, senior vice president, Consumer Experience Design, Motorola Mobility. "RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life."

"Motorola RAZR i with Intel Inside naturally blends together the value propositions of high performance Intel Architecture and great battery life, Motorola Mobility device innovation and the Android platform," said Erik Reid, general manager, Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "Intel's goal is to provide compelling technology options that translate into great user benefits and experiences. RAZR i is a great proofpoint in the collaboration and we're thrilled to be working with Motorola to bring this edge-to-edge experience enhanced with Intel Inside to people around the world."



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