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  • Activate Your Red Zones: Verizon Has A Football Leather Moto X

    Activate Your Red Zones: Verizon Has A Football Leather Moto X

    Just like the song says: Are you ready for several foot falls? Verizon’s ready, ready to snap your halfback some yards after carry with its new, exclusive Moto X with a football leather back. You heard right, Bob Dikta freaks and Peyton Randolph fans – the same material used to coat everyone’s favourite roughly ball-shaped professional athletics thing is now on phones! Read More

  • Moto Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

    The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel. But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, it… Read More

  • Bending All The Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

    Bending All The Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

    Before the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, the idea of people being concerned about how “bendy” their phone is would’ve seemed laughable. A week later, I’m hearing random people in my just-outside-of-the-echo-chamber coffee spot talk about it like they’d talk about the weather. Strange. Read More

  • Motorola’s Moto X Should Be Your Next Android Phone

    Motorola’s Moto X Should Be Your Next Android Phone

    As we enter the era of the ubiquitous Big Phone, it’s refreshing to hold something like the slim and light second-generation Moto X. Priced at $500 unlocked and about $99 with a contract, this 5.2-inch phone with 1080p OLED screen and Gorilla Glass front is a step beyond the latest from LG and, while not as feature-rich as the Samsung Galaxy S5, well worth a look as an upgrade to… Read More

  • The All New Moto X Arrives Later This Month For $499.99 Unlocked

    The All New Moto X Arrives Later This Month For $499.99 Unlocked

    Motorola is updating its flagship Moto X, and it’s an improvement that makes one of the best deals in mobile even better, even if it doesn’t completely revolutionize what came before. The original Moto X was one of the best phones last year, and despite a change in the company’s ownership from Google to Lenovo, this new Moto X looks to be a worthy successor. Google’s… Read More

  • The Moto Hint Aims To Make You Feel Like You’re Living The Future From The Movie ‘Her’

    The Moto Hint Aims To Make You Feel Like You’re Living The Future From The Movie ‘Her’

    Motorola has taken it upon itself to give us the future the movie Her promised us – or at least one key ingredient in the future. The new Moto Hint is a single wireless earbud that comes in a variety of designs, and while it isn’t quite as invisible as the headset showcased in Her, it is designed to give its wearer the ability to quickly and easily ask their phones questions. The… Read More

  • Motorola Mobility’s US Moto X Assembly Plant To Close By End Of Year

    Motorola Mobility’s US Moto X Assembly Plant To Close By End Of Year

    Part of the sales pitch for Motorola Mobility’s (then Google-owned) Moto X smartphone was that it was partly U.S.-made; an assembly plant to put together the Moto X opened in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2013. That plant will close by the end of this year, Motorola confirms to TechCrunch, however, as sales of the smartphone and operational costs have made continuing operations there… Read More

  • Motorola’s Flagship Moto X Gets A Permanent Price Cut

    Motorola’s Flagship Moto X Gets A Permanent Price Cut

    Let’s be real here: there’s a decent chance that you picked up a new smartphone at some point during the holidays, so you’re off the market for at least a little while longer. As it turns out though, you may have been better off waiting a bit. In a show of New Years magnanimity (or, you know, a ploy to push more units) Motorola has slashed the prices of its sans-contract Moto… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Moto X, Drone Hacks, And Gift Guides Galore

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Moto X, Drone Hacks, And Gift Guides Galore

    Happy Friday, lovers. Gift Guide season is upon us, which is why we spend a good chunk of this podcast discussing smart gifts to buy your friends and loved ones. But that didn’t stop us from chatting up the Cyber Monday drama over at Motorola during the Moto X promotion, or the SkyJack drone hack that turns one drone into the leader of an aerial army. Listen in to all this and more on… Read More

  • Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Motorola has done its best to deliver a premium experience with an affordable price tag with the Moto G, the little sibling to the higher priced Moto X. Both phones have Google’s stamp all over them, and share a surprising amount in common besides that, too. Best of all, the Moto G is a phone that mostly delivers on its marketing premise, offering an experience that’ll have many… Read More

  • Moto X Customization Via Moto Maker Comes To All Major U.S. Carriers

    Moto X Customization Via Moto Maker Comes To All Major U.S. Carriers

    Motorola’s Moto X is a solid phone, but part of its appeal are the customization options that allow users to engrave things into the back, change the color and even material of the back case and more via the Moto Maker online tool. But that started out as an AT&T exclusive, and remained so until today, when it’s expanding to Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in the… Read More

  • Motorola Moto X | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

    The Moto X has caused a rift between the TechCrunch Gadgets family. Chris Velazco and I think it’s just fine, whereas Darrell Etherington and John Biggs are rather unimpressed. But why? Read More

  • ActiveNotifications Lets You Bring The Moto X’s Best Feature To Other Android Devices

    I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Moto X lately (full review coming shortly), and while the spec sheet isn’t to everyone’s liking, it packs some smart features that I’d love to wind up on other devices. Motorola’s motion-sensitive Active Display notifications are currently sitting at the top of that transplant list, and a developer over on the XDA forums… Read More

  • Hell No Moto X

    Hell No Moto X

    Motorola unveiled its Motorola X smartphone last week, and our own Chris Velazco found the phone impressive enough. But the more I think about it, the less impressed I am by Motorola’s big brand relaunch under the Google banner. The Moto X never really excited me to begin with, and it’s likely not meant to, with a slew of options squarely aimed at shoppers who value… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: What's Up Doc

    Gillmor Gang: What’s Up Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — Bret Taylor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — gather in real time to try out Bret’s new startup, Quip. The last time we saw Bret, he was selling Friendfeed to Facebook and becoming CTO. Now, he’s back (sporting Marc Benioff as one of his investors) at the intersection of mobile and collaboration. As if Microsoft… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 7, Moto X, And 3D Printing Gives You Cancer

    This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 7, Moto X, And 3D Printing Gives You Cancer

    Here comes the Moto X, the fanciest phone out of Motorola in a long time and here already came the Nexus 7, a device that may beat out the iPad Mini. We talk about both of them. Then we move on to how 3D printing is killing us all and how that’s pretty terrible. Read More

  • The New Motorola Is Focusing On “Very Few” Devices, And A Low-Cost Phone May Be Next

    The New Motorola Is Focusing On “Very Few” Devices, And A Low-Cost Phone May Be Next

    Motorola has never been the most prolific smartphone maker, but there’s no question that they’ve churned out a lot of hardware over the years. Now that Motorola is flying under Google’s banner, though, you can expect to see some shifts in the company’s hardware strategy, and it looks like that scattershot approach to making phones is getting the ax. According to… Read More

  • Hands On With Motorola's Moto X Smartphone

    Hello Moto X

    After Google acquired Motorola Mobility last year, we wondered what was next for the smartphone company. It spent ages clearing out its pipeline of smartphones that were already in development before rumors of an X Phone made in America started making the rounds. In those early X Phone days, Rick Osterloh, Motorola’s SVP of Product Management said the team that worked on the device… Read More

  • Motorola Clears The Pipes With New Verizon Droids – Time For The Google Era To Begin In Earnest

    Motorola Clears The Pipes With New Verizon Droids – Time For The Google Era To Begin In Earnest

    Motorola released a trio of devices today at a special press event for its line of Verizon phones in New York City. The company showed off phones that in many ways resembled their Droid devices of the past, and these keep the Droid branding, too. They’re looking mostly like successors to Razr devices, but with tweaks that could signal what we’ll see now that Google is more… Read More

  • This Is The Moto X

    This Is The Moto X

    Meet Motorola’s next flagship smartphone: The Moto X. Reportedly assembled in the great state of Texas, nearly every aspect of the phone has leaked prior to the phone’s official unveiling on August 1st. @evleaks and The Unlocker have steadily been releasing everything about the phone. The X’s case, its specs, and even its nearly-stock Android experience have hit the Internet… Read More