Archive for: Motorola

AT&T’s Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) Dances For The Camera.

  • September 23, 2011 6:29 am

The previously leaked (many times) Motorola Edison (read: AT&T’s Atrix 2) has gotten a new round of hands-on time compliments of TIMN. From what we can now see, the Edison/Atrix 2 will take AT&T’s crown for top-tier Android device. In all actuality, the Atrix 2 is basically AT&T’s Bionic. Consider the specs:

  • 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 processor w/ 1 GB of RAM, 4.3″ qHD LCD display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture, 1,730 mAh battery and Android 2.3.5.

What appears to be missing unfortunately is LTE. Instead, users of the upcoming Atrix 2 will have to make do with HSPA+. And while HSPA+ isn’t too shabby in some necks of the woods, when said necks get crowded it goes downhill fast. On that same note, the software running on TIMN’s Edison/Atrix 2 is still fairly beta in nature meaning LTE could have simply been disabled. *Fingers crossed*

What’s most exciting, however, is that the Atrix 2 moves away from the atrocious PenTile display technology that the first-gen Atrix used. How the PenTile tech has made it this far with as grainy and pattered as it looks is beyond us. Either way, better tech is coming.

Look for more info on the AT&T Motorola Edison/Atrix 2 as the rumored Thanksgiving launch date approaches.

Alleged 7-Inch Motorola XOOM Spy Shots Leak.

  • September 19, 2011 10:19 am

Oh hai, 7-inch Motorola XOOM. Details are pretty much non-existent at this point. But Motorola Mobility’s Sanjay Jha has already said a smaller tablet is coming. Is this the one?

Motorola Admiral Images Leak. As Good As It Gets For Nextel/iDen Users.

  • September 15, 2011 9:34 am

If you’re one of the few Nextel users who actually love phones but have the unfortunate burden of being required to carry said service for corporate purposes, you’ve no doubt come to the realization that nobody cares about iDen-capable (Nextel) smartphones. The Motorola Admiral rebukes that accusation.

While the Admiral isn’t quite up to par with even high-end devices from 2010, it is quite the package for iDen users with its single-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8655), 3.1″ display, full QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3 and WiFi hotspot support ready to go out of the box. Add to that a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording, a long-running 1,860 mAh battery, and certifications for the U.S. Military’s 810G means this is probably the smartest tough phone money can buy.

Even though non-corporate smartphone junkies will scoff at the specs above, like we said, Nextel users will welcome the Admiral with open arms.

In another light, now that non-BlackBerry full QWERTY devices such as the Admiral are finally starting to hit the market with semi-respectable specs, will RIMs traditional stranglehold on iDen networks begin crumbling?

Motorola Electrify Launching On U.S. Cellular September 26th.

  • September 14, 2011 12:28 pm

U.S. Cellular fans: Mark your calendars for September 26th. According to a source of ours that is the official go live date for U.S. Cellulars latest and greatest Android device.

Pricing will be $200 (after 2-year contract and $100 rebate) and will net you a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3″ qHD display, 8-meagpixel (w/ dual-LED flash) rear-facing camera, 16 GB of storage (expandable with up to 32 GB microSD card) and HDMI out. (Essentially this is U.S. Cellular’s Photon 4G.)

Who’s getting one?

Motorola Bionic Gets One-Click Root!

  • September 8, 2011 3:42 pm

Well…that was quick. It seems Motorola’s DROID Bionic is pretty easy when it comes to hack-ability as the talented devs over at Rootzwiki have already gotten a one-click root up and running on VZW’s latest LTE device. (For the record, this is an even simpler root than the non-one-click method that surfaced last week.)

But before you get too carried away we must warn you: this is again merely a simple root. The bootloader is still locked down so even if there were custom ROMs readily available, they wouldn’t be of any real use. On top of that, Motorola has reportedly already discovered the hole that allowed developers to get the root up and working and has already planned on patching said hole in the next update. With that said, we really wish Motorola would stop being so anti-root/android hacker friendly when it comes to these things. It goes without saying that you should avoid any OTA updates if a rooted Bionic was what you truly seek.

Get the full one-click DROID Bionic root instructions over at Rootzwiki.

Android Tag Team: Nexus Prime Support Page Goes Live. Leaked Images Show Motorola’s First Facebook Phone.

  • September 8, 2011 11:34 am

To anyone who saw the article about the sub-par alleged Nexus Prime UAProf can breathe a sigh of relief — it’s the Nexus S’ UAProf being used as a placeholder. Good news: The Nexus Prime support page has just gone live. Oh, and images of Motorola’s first “Facebook Phone” have leaked…

Review: Motorola DROID Bionic

  • September 7, 2011 8:30 am

The infamous DROID Bionic by Motorola is finally here. After a long, long delay we’re now able to caress the sweet (non) curves of Motorola’s latest and greatest in our clammy paws. The biggest question on everyone’s mind: Does it live up to the hype? You’ll have to take a leap of faith and see for yourself after the jump…

Hands On: Motorola DROID Bionic.

  • September 4, 2011 12:00 am

We’ve got Verizon’s upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic in house and will be flogging it over the next few days. While we organize all of our thoughts into the written word, we invite you to hop past the break for a few more photos of the latest flagship Android device…

XOOM LTE Upgrade To Begin In September With Business/Gov’t “Pilot” Group. Consumers Later.

  • August 24, 2011 11:55 pm

So you picked up a 3G XOOM way, way back in early 2011 based on promises made by Motorola of a soon-to-come hardware upgrade to LTE. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out Motorola has dropped the ball. Seriously. 7 months out we’re still talking about “when” the aforementioned hardware upgrade will actually be made available. That is, we were until a leaked email was released.

The email in question allegedly shows that Motorola is finally getting ready to send out instructions for XOOM LTE upgrades. The only catch — business and government users will be first to receive the LTE goodness under the “pilot group” banner. Consumers on the other hand have more waiting to do.

As with previous rumors, the email confirms that the whole process is free to the end user and should take ~1 week. It’s worth noting that business and government users are quoted a 3 business day turn around time. Will this trickle down to consumer upgrades too?

If you’re bored, feel free to poke around the Motorola tracking site that will display any and all XOOM tablets in route to/from Motorola.

Via: Droid-Life