Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

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CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build released for select Motorola devices

A CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot build is finally here and we can sigh in relief at last. Many-a-user has already moved along to the Marshmallow nightly builds whereas some still prefer the more stable ROM versions which are still based on Lollipop. It has been two months since the last snapshot build was released, but things are starting to pick up again.       CyanogenMod snapshot builds are the closest to a stable release you can get. They should have fewer bugs and imperfections and the best hardware support. Because they are more stable than nightlies (which are launched every now and then) snapshot builds take longer to be released.   The build has been released for some Motorola devices such as the 2013 Moto X, the Moto Maxx and the Droid Ultra/Maxx variants. Support for more devices should arrive soon.   Source: CyanogenMod  

[Deal of the day] Celebrate Valentine’s Day with two discounted Moto Droid Turbo 2 on Verizon!

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and if you have a significant other you may already be sweating and worrying about what the best gift for the occasion is. Put those flowers and chocolates away, because tech is the gift of the future. Or so thinks Motorola because it just made the best deal possible for you!   In this age of consumerism, why not change things a bit and give up on the proverbial “love” gifts in exchange for matching smartphones? You can now get Two Motorola Droid Turbo 2 phones from Motorola/Verizon at half the price! Isn’t that pure love?   https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/690269139013885953   In order to be eligible for this deal you have to buy a Droid Turbo 2 that you can pair with a duplicate device or with a Maxx 2 phone. You can get them as stock devices from Verizon or you can spice them up a bit in the Moto Maker. Most people will just chose two Turbo 2 devices, and not as much for the matching brand, but for the sake of saving $300, and not less than $200 for a cheaper device.   In order to be eligible for this deal you have to keep in mind that you must activate your phone on Verizon. The promotion does not have an end date at the moment, but expect it to be over after Valentine’s day.   Source: Verizon  

Moto G 2nd gen gets soak test for Android 6.0 in India and Brasil

Do you have a second gen Moto G? Then you should start jumping up and down with joy because there is a soak test of the Android 6.0 update that has just begun rolling out on devices in India and Brazil. Only a small number of users will get to test the OTA and if everything goes well, the update will come to ALL of the devices.       Dave Schuster of Motorola was nice enough to keep us posted with what devices are getting updated. Both the 3G-only and LTE versions of Moto G 2nd gen are getting the update soak test. Motorola will monitor the feedback received from the handful of users who are lucky enough to test it and if the update is free of bugs and problems, it should go live in about a week.   The OTA has the usual Android 6.0 stuff like doze mode, better permissions and granular control over features plus do-not-disturbed, among others. You can check the source link for more details on the changes.   Source: Motorola  

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition (Indian version) gets update to Android 6.0

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition in India is getting an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Most of Motorola’s recent smartphones are already up to date, and it’s time for the underdogs to get some love too. This update is destined for Moto G Turbo from India, even though there is also a Mexican version sold out there (that one will not get an OTA any time soon).       Moto G Turbo is a third-gen Moto G that has dual SIM support and a better Snapdragon 615. The update is about 603MB in size and it is rolling out as we speak. If you have one of these devices you should know you are getting all the Android 6.0 goodness: doze mode, granular permissions and Now on Tap included.  

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