Google Nexus 6 Launched In India; Starting At INR 43,999

Motorola finally launched the much-awaited Google Nexus 6 smartphone in India at the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) 2014. It is the first smartphone which runs on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System. This handset comes with a 6 inch Quad HD display, 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED ring flash and 4K UHD video recording capabilities, 3 GB RAM and much more.

Google Nexus 6 comes with a price tag of INR 43,999 for the 32 GB variant and INR 48,999 for the 64 GB variant. This handset is exclusively available at Flipkart in Midnight Blue and Cloud White colors. Nexus 6 owners in India will get 3 month subscription of Flipkart First and pre-selected Flipkart eBooks worth Rs 2100 for free. You can even exchange your old smartphone and get up to INR 10,000 discount while purchasing this device.

“We are humbled by the response we received in India for Moto X. And today, we are delighted to announce the launch of Nexus 6 in India with gosf.in. The Nexus 6 brings with it Better multitasking capabilities, Helpful notifications and Beautiful design enhancing the user experience and style quotient. We are confident that the Indian consumer will enjoy our latest offering.”

– Amit Boni, General Manager, Motorola India

Google Nexus 6 Specifications:

  • 5.96 inch AMOLED display
  • 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED ring flash
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 4K UHD video capture
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB / 64 GB internal memory
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
  • Dual front facing stereo speakers
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 3220 mAh battery

Google Nexus 6 Hands-on Pics:

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The New Moto X Launched In India For INR 31,999

Earlier this month Motorola unveiled the 2nd generation Moto X along with the new Moto G at an event in India. They also announced that Indian customers will be the first to get their hands on the 2nd generation Moto X and Moto G. Today, the new Moto X will finally go on sale at midnight exclusively on Flipkart in India.

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The new Moto X packs a 5.2 inch full HD display, 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera with 4k video recording and more. It comes with four noise-cancellation mic on the phone for better voice reception and an enhanced voice control. This handset will be available in Black, Bamboo White and Leather Black variants in India. It comes with a price tag of INR 31,999.

To get this handset, head over to this page.

The New Moto X Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch AMOLED display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED Ring flash
  • 4K video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB / 32 GB internal memory
  • Front-facing speaker
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 2300 mAh battery

Verizon Motorola Xoom LTE Finally Gets The Android 4.1.2 Update

Back in 2011, Verizon launched the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE tablet. This device was shipped with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Later, it was updated to Android 3.2 OS. Last year, the unlocked Motorola Xoom 4G owners received the much awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Nearly 10 months after the roll out of original update, Verizon went ahead and started pushing out the Android 4.1.2 update for Verizon subscribers who are still using the Motorola Xoom 4G tablet.

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The latest update is numbered JZO54M and it brings all the Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, Project Butter, smart keyboard, improved voice search, enhanced notifications, offline text-to-speech, improved power management, advanced expandable notifications, improved Face Unlock and much more. Check out the changelog below.

Changelog:

  • Google Now
  • Actionable Notifications
  • Voice Search speed has been improved
  • Keyboard adapts over time and predicts user’s next word
  • Settings application has been revised for clearer options
  • “Accounts & Sync” has been moved from the Personal group to an independent group called “Accounts”
  • Enhancements to modem stability to improve data connectivity
  • Search Option has been added in YouTube Application

This update will be rolled out in batches and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, check out this PDF file.

Sprint Photon Q Gets The Android 4.1 Update

Last year Motorola launched the Photon Q smartphone exclusively for the Sprint subscribers in the US. It was the first 4G LTE device to feature a touchscreen display along with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q was originally shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

Back in December, Motorola promised to roll out the Android 4.1 update for the Photon Q and 5 other smartphones. After waiting for nearly 5 months, the manufacturer has finally rolled out the much-awaited Jelly Bean update. The latest update brings the usual Jelly Bean goodies along with a number of fixes and patches. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Changelog:

  • Google Now
  • Voice search enhancements
  • Camera includes improved image quality and more intuitive panorama mode
  • Ability to zoom out to filmstrip mode in the Gallery
  • Keyboard includes improved dictionary and text to speech capabilities
  • Notification enhancements
  • Resolved Quick Office closing when reviewing a document
  • Improved GSM roaming connectivity for global use
  • Improved streaming of Sprint TV when location services are turned off
  • Enhanced security and ease of use on the face unlock feature
  • Removed Quick Views, Speed Dial, and MOTOPRINT applications
  • Improved accuracy and response of voice to text for texting, emailing, and web search

This update is numbered 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 and it can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Phone > System updates and select Update Motorola Software. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

Verizon Motorola Droid 4 Gets The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

Last year, Motorola launched the powerful Droid 4 smartphone exclusively for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. This device features an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard along with a 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. As promised, Motorola has already rolled out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the Q3 of 2012.

After tasting the Ice Cream Sandwich, most of the Droid 4 users were eagerly waiting for the Jelly Bean update. Nearly 7 months after the last major update, Verizon has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Droid 4 smartphone in the US.

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This update comes with the usual Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, enhanced notification panel that displays missed calls and emails, voice search, smart keyboard and more. Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

Additional Jelly Bean Enhancements:

  • Move between Home screens with intuitive graphics and smooth transitions.
  • Enjoy reactive and uniform touch responses.
  • Personalize home screen easily by placing widgets directly on the screen.

Device Enhancements:

  • Improved voice and data connectivity.
  • Calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
  • Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
  • Mobile Hotspot data connectivity has been improved.
  • Sling and MOG application preloads have been removed.

The latest update is numbered 98.72.18.XT894 and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page.

Motorola Unveils The RAZR D1 And D3 For Brazil

Motorola has announced two new budget-oriented RAZRs for Brazil – the RAZR D1 and the RAZR D3. The D1 is caters to the low-end with its 3.5-inch WVGA (800*480) display, 1GB of RAM, 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage and a 1785mAh battery.

The RAZR D2 sports a bigger 4-inch screen, and a beefier 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with a 2000mAh battery. The designs of both the handset are similar to Motorola’s RAZR M handset. The handsets will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean when released. The Google effect is slowly but steadily making its presence felt in Motorola products, and the RAZR D1/D3 continues that trend with “a guaranteed update to the next Android version”.

Motorola is known to launch handsets specifically tailored for Brazil and the Argentina market, so the RAZR D1 and D3 should not come as a surprise. The D1 will be available in single SIM and dual-SIM variants for R$549 ($280), while the D3 will be available after in “several weeks” for about R$799 ($410).

Motorola Droid Razr And Razr Maxx Gets The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

Last month, Motorola announced that the Verizon’s original Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx is scheduled to receive the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update by the end of this quarter. However, the manufacturer has started rolling out much sooner than expected. These handsets were originally shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which was later updated to the Android 4.0 in mid-2012.

Motorola is currently rolling out this update in batches. It might take some days for the update to reach your smartphone. The latest update is numbered 98.72.16.XT912 and it brings smart keyboard, Google Now, improved voice search, enhanced notifications, improved voice and data connectivity and much more. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Changelog:

User Experience Updates:

  • Improved connectivity when roaming on GSM network.
  • “My Files”, “My Gallery” and “My Music” have been replaced with “Files”, “Gallery” and “Play Music”.
  • In Help Center, user will see a video for setting up Google Play Store instead of the Android Market.
  • Improved reliability and accuracy of voicemail indicator.

Messaging Updates:

  • Improved reliability with the Email and Calendar Sync.
  • User is able to use contact groups for sending a message.
  • User is able to delete email accounts from device.

Application Updates:

  • Sling and MOG application preloads have been removed.
  • Improved connectivity and reliability with 4G LTE.
  • User’s phone will sync Back Up Assistant content at scheduled time.

This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx smartphones. To learn more, head over to this page.

WSJ: Google Anxious Over Samsung’s Success With Android

The Wall Street Journal today reported that Samsung’s success with Android has created an anxiety over at Google. While Google is pleasantly happy with Samsung’s success, they are afraid that Samsung may use its position to demand ad-revenue from Google for all the money they are making for Internet giant. While Google does not directly sell Android, it makes revenue through all the ad impressions and Play services.

It might be even possible that if Samsung does not have its way, they will fork Android and ship it on their devices, something like what Amazon does.

To avoid this, Google is working closely with some of the top-level Motorola engineers to launch a true Galaxy competitor rumored the X Phone.

If Google/Motorola are able to release an Android device that has DROID RAZR MAXX class battery life with Nexus 4/HTC One like specs, and a decent camera quality, they may very well be able to put challenge Samsung’s Galaxy series. While the Nexus 4 is a huge upgrade compared to the Galaxy Nexus, it is still lacking in some departments, which the Motorola X Phone can definitely fill in.

Via – WSJ

Pink Motorola RAZR M To Launch For Valentine’s Day

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Verizon has just announced that it will be releasing a pink model of the Motorola RAZR M tomorrow, January 24th. The device will be marketed towards Valentine’s Day buyers who want to upgrade their sweetheart to a new smartphone. The device will still keep its carbon fiber-looking back, though the sides will be colored a nice, metallic pink color.

Aside from the color change, the pink RAZR M looks to be the same as a standard RAZR M on the inside. The device sports a 4G LTE chip, a dual-core SnapDragon S4 CPU and a 4.3″ display. You can purchase the device for $99 after a $50 mail in rebate on a two-year contract.

Image Source: Verizon via Phandroid

Motorola Releases The Non-Android Motogo! In Mexico

Motogo! Announced For Mexico

Motorola has just announced the Motogo!, a new feature phone exclusive to the Mexican market. The device doesn’t run Android, though Motorola was acquired by Google in mid-2012. The device features a full QWERTY keyboard with navigation controls and doesn’t sport a touchscreen. Motogo! looks to be a decent phone for SMS and social networking. As far as connectivity goes, the Motogo! supports 3G cellular networks and has a Wi-Fi chip.

The Motogo!’s software is where the device truly gets interesting. Even though the phone isn’t running Android, it seems to have a strong Google influence. The phone is integrated with many Google services like Google Talk, Google Search and Gmail amongst others. The device even has a hardware Google Search button which can be used to quickly start a Google Search.

The device is supposed to feature a small price-tag and seems to be a pretty good purchase for those who want a basic phone. With Google integration, an MP3 player and a camera, this could be one of the best feature phones on the market. As of now, we’re not sure if the device will launch outside of Mexico.

Am I the only one that thinks this device looks a lot like Google’s early Android prototype?

Source: Motorola via The Verge