Moto X from Verizon gets Motorola official unlock bootloader support

Motorola recently offered official bootloader unlock to all of its Moto X devices, but some carrier variants have been less than compliant with the order. Verizon and AT&T have blocked the process in the past but now, Verizon’s 2014 Moto X made it to the list of unlockable phones.       Motorola is not updating the carrier phones anymore so an unlocked bootloader will help you and your device get a Marshmallow ROM on it. It is sad that Motorola is not taking care of its older devices anymore, but at least it is giving you an option to do it yourself.   How do I unlock the Moto X?   In order to unlock the bootloader from the Verizon 2014 Moto X you will have to → run an ADB command and you will get a code → You put that into the Motorola online tool → it will give you a code to use as a fastbot command → that will ultimately unlock the smartphone.   Of course, don’t forget that there are risks involved and your phone may end up bricked if something goes wrong. Proceed at your own risk.   Source: Motorola via AndroidPolice  

Motorola announces update to Android 6.0 for some devices today

Motorola just announced starting its Android 6.0 rollout for some devices, but there’s also a downside to that. Only Brazil and India will see the updates, at least at first. Because it was part of Google, Motorola managed to get a reputation for hasty updates during the last OS version. Even if things have changed and the OEM’s patrons are not the same anymore – because Lenovo now owns them – things are still the same-ish and updates are still rolling out decently fast.     The Motorola update to Android 6.0 event is starting with 2015 Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X. These are just the first devices to get Marshmallow for now. Others will follow soon and we hope that a global release will follow really soon.   Other countries will receive the Android 6.0 update in stages in the following weeks. You can check out the changelog below since – if you live anywhere else than Brazil and India – you still have to wait for a while before your Moto device will get the update.   Moto X style changelog:   Doze mode Doze mode is a new smart feature that helps to preserve your phone’s battery life: it recognizes when your device is idle and automatically goes into a deep sleep state. How does it work? When your phone is stationary, not charging and not in use for a long period of time, Doze mode shuts down unnecessary background processes to optimize power. App Standby App Standby reduces the […]

Motorola releases device names to receive Android 6.0

Motorola is not far from the competition when it comes to timely updates. This time, when we are eagerly waiting for Android 6.0 update announcements to be made, Moto has us covered in disclosing a list of devices that are getting the update.     Motorola even highlighted some things that the users can use as soon as their Motorolas get up to speed with Marshmallow. This includes Doze Mode (the feature detects if your device is inactive to save battery life), Direct Share (you share files, photos, videos, links easily), and Android Pay.   It was announced that the Moto Enhancement feature will be working with Marshmallow. Some of the features removed from the device software are Moto Assist, Moto Migrate and the Google Chrome extension in Motorola Connect.   List of Motorola devices getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates: Nexus 6 Moto Turbo 2014 Moto MAXX 2014 DROID Turbo Moto G 2014/ Moto G with 4G LTE2(2nd gen) Moto X 2014 in Latin Aerica, Europe and Asia 2 (2nd gen) Moto X Pure Edition 2014 (US 2nd gen) Moto G 2015 (3rd gen) Moto X Play 2015 Moto X Style (2015 – 3rd gen) Moto X Pure Edition (2015 3rd gen).   There is no news regarding a possible date of release for the Android 6.0 update, but Motorola assures their customers that they are working on it as fast as they can.   Source: Motorola Blog

This year, Motorola gives you two Moto G devices to choose from!

If you love the Moto G you will love the two new versions being released this year. Motorola just announced two versions of the updated mid-range budget smartphone, which is a mix of new and old features. Most of the important elements are changed and upgraded while some of the more affordable features are left unchanged.       The new Moto G smartphones get extra RAM and more storage, plus a better camera. They retain the 2014 5” 720p screen but the tech under the chassis is a bit different, starting with a Snapdragon 410  processor. The main camera is upgraded to a 13MP snapper and the front gets a 5MP camera too. The Moto G devices also get LTE connectivity and IPX7 water resistance, which means they can last to a dive of up to a meter for 30 minutes. The devices get a 2470 mAh battery to power everything up.         The two Moto G models are different in the sense that one has 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and the other has 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Both versions present microSD slots to increase storage if needed. As it happens with all Motorola devices launching this year, both Moto G’s get turbo fast charging.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GtJB8_3Ce4     The G’s will be sold on Motorola’s website to some markets and they will be unlocked. They will run on Android 5.1 software right out of the box. The G’s will also get access […]

Motorola Moto X Play – the cheaper flagship choice in 2015

Motorola Moto X Play could be your choice if you want a cheaper flagship in 2015. The device is paired with the Moto X Style – the full-fledged Motorola flagship for 2015 – this is basically a maxed out version of it too, with only slightly lower specs.       Moto X Play has a slightly smaller 5.5” 1080p screen paired with the same 21MP and 5MP camera sensors. The smaller screen is powered by a 3630 mAh battery plus Turbo charging, which allegedly brings phone usage to around 48 hours straight before needing another charge. Under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 615 processor plus 2GB of RAM. You will be able to pick a 16GB or 32GB storage version with a microSD slot.           The Moto X Play has a smaller and thicker body than other Moto devices, and it retains the same water resistance feature other Motorola devices have. It will have access to Moto Maker but it will probably only get plasticky cases. The device will run on Android 5.1.1 right out of the box.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b98BFCqOvQ     The downside for some markets is that the device will not be available globally, the US being one of the countries where Moto X Play will not be making an appearance. It will be available in some parts of Europe, Canada and Latin America starting August. There is no official price out yet, but it is supposed to be cheaper than Moto X Style ($399.99).   […]

Moto X Style is Motorola’s 2015 flagship!

Motorola’s flagship for 2015 is Moto X Style, an improved 2014 Moto X version. This time though, you will have more choices as there will be more than one X phone version out there. The main sell is the X Style though, and it does have an impecable style!       This smartphone made a jump to a 5.7” quad-HD display and it is now equipped with a 21MP camera. The front is backed up by a 5MP snapper. Under the chassis you will find a Snapdragon 808, not that much surprising considering the 810 drama earlier this year, and it is paired with 3  GB of RAM.  You can choose from 16, 32, or 64GB of storage options and you also get a microSD slot to go with it.       Motorola Moto X Style also sports fast charging, which reportedly makes charging this device faster than competition. The battery itself has a 3,000 mAh capacity.   If you order one of Motorola’s new flagship from Moto Maker, you will also be able to choose from the silicone or leather options.       The Moto X Style Pure Edition will have universal LTE banding that will work with all the major carriers in the US. The device will cost $399.99 when it goes to the market in September. It will be available for the North America, South America and European markets for starters.   Source: Motorola