The Moto X (2017) will actually be called Moto X4

Motorola’s upcoming device portfolio is still shrouded in a lot of mystery. A new Moto Z2 flagship is pretty much certain at this point and so is a fresh addition to the Moto X line.

However, reputable leakster @evleaks claims what we tough would be the Moto X (2017) will actually be called the Moto X4. And given his reputation and the accompanying banner, we have every reason to believe so.

Regardless of the name, the handset in question was featured in a recent teaser video, as well as a leaked presentation a few hours ago. The quoted specs paint a premium mid-range offering – sitting right below the Z2 in Moto’s lineup.

The Moto X4 should feature a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and Qualcomm’s newly unveiled Snapdragon 660 chipset. Other suggested specs include a 3,800 mAh battery, a front-facing fingerprint scanner, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, a full metal build, and laser autofocus for the main camera.

 

Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C

 

The rumors were true: Motorola has a pair of budget smartphones up its sleeve, and they’e called the Moto C and Moto C Plus. As suspected, the electronics company is positioning these as your First Smartphone, with an eye toward developing markets. The specs Motorola has released mostly align with the leaks from last month, too.

Gallery: Moto C and C Plus | 9 Photos

Each handset features a 2MP front camera, while the C’s rear sensor maxes out at 5MP. The C Plus features an 8MP rear shooter in addition to a larger 4,000 mAh-hour battery over the C’s 2,350 mAh power cell. That isn’t the only difference between the two. Moto also says that the Plus has a bigger screen in addition to double the onboard storage (16GB) of its sibling.

Going back to the developing markets target, the C Plus is a dual-SIM phone and it goes on sale this spring in “various countries” throughout the Asian Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Moto’s press release says that the 3G Moto C with 8GB of storage will cost €89, the 4G variant will cost €10 more and the 16GB C Plus starts at €119.

Here’s to hoping that these will be far more capable than the Moto E was. At first, the phone seemed competent enough for day-to-day use, but throwing more than a few apps on that handset brought its performance to a grinding halt.

 

 

Motorola’s first phone with dual rear cameras is the Moto G5S Plus

 

It looks like dual rear cameras will be the defining trend this year. We’ve already seen Xiaomi roll out the feature in the Mi 6, and OnePlus is rumored to offer a dual-camera setup in the OnePlus 5. Motorola is jumping on the bandwagon, with the Moto G5S Plus set to become the first phone from the manufacturer to sport two cameras at the back.

Leaked renders by Gear India reveal a desing that’s identical to what we’ve seen yesterday with the Moto G5S, albeit with two cameras at the back. We don’t know if Motorola will resort to a similar implementation as Huawei — offering a monochrome sensor paired with an RGB lens — or if it’ll use the secondary sensor as a telephoto lens like the Mi 6.

The Moto G5S Plus is said to offer a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and an all-metallic chassis that will be available in three color options — grey, gold, and silver. It looks like that blue variant is limited to the Moto G5S. There’s no information on the rest of the hardware, but it is likely Motorola will retain the Snapdragon 625, or switch to the newer Snapdragon 626 chipset. The addition of dual cameras is certainly an interesting move, but it will undoubtedly raise the cost of the phone.

Moto G5S Plus

The standard Moto G5 Plus with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage retails for $299, and a variant of the G5S Plus with the same configuration could easily run up to $350, awfully close to the $400 price point of the Moto Z Play.

The G5S Plus won’t be the only Motorola handset with dual rear cameras, as a Moto Z2 Force leak from last week showed off two cameras at the back. With seven phones yet to launch, Motorola’s lineup is about to get very crowded.

We should know more about the Moto G5S and the G5S Plus in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

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Motorola talks smack about Samsung’s battery tests (The 3:59, Ep. 233)

It looks like Motorola isn’t a fan of Samsung’s battery testing.

After the long-winded saga over the Galaxy Note 7’s burning troubles, Motorola jumped in to roast Samsung’s flaws some more. Motorola engineer Russ Gyenes said the phone company would have caught the flaws that caused the Galaxy Note 7 to overheat and catch fire. Considering that hindsight is 20/20, the shade here just leaves us asking … why are they bringing this up now?Image result for Motorola talks smack about Samsung's battery tests (The 3:59, Ep. 233)

Also on the podcast, we talk about T-Mobile’s newest feature Digits, which will allow people to have multiple phone numbers on one device. It’s perfect for drug dealers — we’ll explain why later.

And we could hardly keep a straight face when talking about a robotic police officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Just look at how goofy this thing is!) So, so many questions. What’s with the hat? Why does it have arms? Is anyone going to take this seriously?

 

Motorola launches Moto C in India for Rs 5,999

 

Handset maker Motorola on Friday launched its new handset, Moto C, priced at Rs 5,999 to tap into the booming affordable smartphone category in India.

Moto C, which is the cheapest smartphone in Motorola India’s portfolio currently will be available across leading stores in over 100 cities from Friday.

“According to the reports, fewer people are expected to upgrade to smartphones because of concerns over price, need and ability to use. We see this as a huge opportunity for a brand like us to initiate the smartphone journey for feature phone users,” Motorola Mobility India MD Sudhin Mathur said.Motorola launches Moto C in India for Rs 5,999

The 4G-enabled Moto C features a 5-inch display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), 5MP rear and 2MP front camera and 2350 mAh battery.

Previously, Moto E was the most affordable device in the company’s portfolio. The device is currently selling for over Rs 7,000.

Moto E and Moto G comprise the majority of Motorola’s sales in India.

India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally. Driven by increasing data consumption and falling data prices, a huge number of feature phone users are also migrating to smartphones and seek affordable devices.

Players like Samsung, Micromax, Xiaomi and Lava have a number of smartphones in their portfolios, especially in the affordable segment that is often categorised as those priced under Rs 12,000.

 

Nokia 3, 5, 6 India Launch Date, Moto C Comes to India, and OnePlus 5 Design: Your 360 Daily

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nokia 3, 5, 6 to launch in India soon
  • Moto C launched in India; Moto G5, G5 Plus will now be available offline
  • OnePlus 5 slimmest flagship yet?

Nokia is all set to launch the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in India. HMD Global on Friday sent out press invites for a Nokia event in India on June 13. These three phones were launched globally in Barcelona earlier this year. The Nokia 6 and the Nokia 5 are powered by octa core Snapdragon 430 processor, have fingerprint scanners below the display. The Nokia 6 has 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage while the Nokia 5 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Nokia 3 is a budget handset, it is smaller in size and sadly misses out on a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 SoC, 16GB internal storage, and runs on Android Nougat. All three phones have MicroUSB port for charging and syncing, NFC, 4G with VoLTE support and near stock Android.

Moto C with 4G VoLTE support launched in India; Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus now available via offline retailers in India
Lenovo brand Moto launched the Moto C in India today for a price of Rs 5,999, and it will be available at leading offline retailers across over 100 cities in India. It will be available in Pearl White and Starry Black colour variants in India. The Moto C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, features a 5-inch display and is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Moto C camera sports a 5-megapixel rear sensor and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter.It sports a 2350mAh removable battery and has a microUSB port at the bottom. The Moto C is a dual SIM 4G phone with VoLTE support.
Moto also announced that the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will reach an offline stores. Gadgets 360 has learnt from sources that offline retailers have received stocks of the two phones as well, making them now available online as well as offline. We reached out to Lenovo for a statement regarding the move, and were informed the phones are in stock with select retailers across the country. The Moto G5 Plus was a Flipkart exclusive while the Moto G5 was exclusive to Amazon.

OnePlus 5 teased to be more compact than 3T, pricing information tipped
OnePlus recently asked its users to choose the box design for its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone, it has now given users something more to talk about. After revealing that the OnePlus 5 will be “the slimmest flagship”, the company has released a teaser image with a strong hint regarding the form factor of the smartphone. Pan Jiutang, a noted analyst has shared his estimates regarding the pricing of OnePlus 5 to be around CNY 3,000 (roughly Rs. 28,300).

OnePlus 5 is expected to launch soon and will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, bear a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and feature a camera developed in partnership with DxO. The company also teased a camera sample showing excellent low light performance.Nokia 3, 5, 6 India Launch Date, Moto C Comes to India, and OnePlus 5 Design: Your 360 Daily

Nubia Z17 with 8GB RAM, Quick Charge 4 launched
At an event in Beijing, ZTE brand Nubia unveiled the Nubia Z17. The biggest highlights of the smartphone are the dual camera setup at the back, Snapdragon 835 SoC, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and being the first smartphone with support for Qualcomm’s newly announced Quick Charge 4+. The pricing starts at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 26,400) for the 6GB RAM/ 64 GB variant. There are 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB variants that cost CNY 3,399 (roughly Rs. 32,100) and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 37,700) respectively.

The Nubia Z17 features a 5.5-inch full-HD display, and features a dual camera setup with a 23-megapixel and 13-megapixel lens at the back and a 16-megapixel camera at the front. It packs a 3200mAh battery. The all metal Nubia Z17 has no bezels and will be available in Aurora Blue, Black Gold, Obsidian Black, Solar Gold, and Flame Red.

OneLogin password manager reports data breach, potential decryption of customer data
Personal data on the Internet is not as safe as it used to be. OneLogin, a password manager and single sign-on service, is the latest to company to join the list of data breach victims. The company reported an “unauthorised access to OneLogin data in our US data region.” on Wednesday. OneLogin has been unclear as to the nature of the attack, claiming to have found a threat actor who had “obtained access to a set of Amazon Web Services (AWS) keys and used them to access the AWS API from an intermediate host with another, smaller service provider in the US.”

The severity of the breach to consumers is not yet known but the company has stated that the hack allowed the threat actor to access database tables that contain personal information about users, apps, and various types of keys. While the company maintains that it encrypts certain sensitive data, it didn’t rule out the possibility that the ‘malicious actor’ had the ability to decrypt them.

Need for Speed 2017 is Need for Speed Payback; gameplay, characters, and setting revealed
Need for Speed Payback is the official name of Need for Speed 2017. Publisher EA released a trailer showcasing what you can expect when the game hits. Rather than finishing first or being the best, the emphasis might be on playing out an action driving fantasy like Forza Horizon 3 but with a larger narrative.

The three playable characters are Tyler the Racer, Mac the Showman, and Jess the Wheelman – ostensibly named to signify what kind of racing they specialise in. With the objective of rising up the ranks of the underground racing scene, there’s a focus on car customisation and personalisation that EA claims is “the deepest customisation from the series”. Also, like previous EA titles in India, it will be exclusive to Amazon for the PS4 and Xbox One. Despite a PC version being in the works, it will be available via EA’s Origin digital distribution service.

SpaceX ISS cargo launch postponed to Saturday after lightning strike
A lightning strike near Cape Canaveral forced SpaceX to delay its first-ever cargo delivery to astronauts utilising a reused rocked. The lightning did not hit any of SpaceX’s equipment but happened within 10 miles (16 kilometres) of the launch pad. The strike happened about 25 minutes before the scheduled launch at 5:55pm (2155 GMT). “The lightning flight rule requires 30 minutes for you to clear that before it is safe to launch,” NASA spokesman Mike Curie said. The next opportunity for SpaceX’s resupply mission is 5:07pm (2107 GMT) on Saturday (2:37am IST Sunday), and will be broadcasted live on NASA’s website.

The gumdrop-shaped Dragon spaceship has been refurbished, after previously toting food and supplies to the International Space Station in September 2014, and then splashing back down in the ocean intact. Separately, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his exit from the advisory council of US President Donald Trump, after the latter declared the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Accord for climate change.

Xbox Game Pass goes live; lets you play over 100 Xbox Games at Rs. 699 a month
Microsoft on Thursday finally released the Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One globally. Game Pass is a Netflix-style subscription service and will give you unlimited access to 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles at $10 per month (Rs. 699 in India). The service was first announced earlier this year and has been available to Xbox Live Gold members for a week now.

Microsoft is also offering a 14-day free trial for Xbox One users before going for the paid subscription. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass members will also receive exclusive discounts for games and DLC for Xbox One games included in Xbox Game Pass.

Chrome to get native ad-blocking in early 2018; Google joins Coalition for Better Ads
Google has confirmed that it is planning to introduce native ad-blocking to Chrome browser from early next year. The tech giant also announced that it has joined Coalition for Better Ads, an industry group dedicated to improving online ads. Instead of native ad-blocking, the new feature could be seen as native “ad-filtering” as the search giant will only be removing the ads on the Internet that are non-compliant with ‘Better Ads Standards’. Notably, Google has clarified that it will also be filtering out ads served or owned by the search giant itself if they are found to be beneath the Better Ads Standard.

Facebook albums revamped, now let you collaborate, add check-ins and posts
Facebook is already updating its albums with new features and abilities to make it more interactive and a richer source to go down memory lane. In addition to adding photos and videos to albums, you can now also add status updates, posts, and check-ins for a fuller nostalgic experience when you come back to visit the album later, making it a sort of scrapbook to look back on.

You can also invite friends to add photos and updates to the album. This will allow them to add photos, videos, and posts to the same album for a collaborative effort of creating and keeping a memory stored online forever. The update is rolling out to Android and Web starting today, and is coming soon to iOS users. The report also shared all the features coming with the albums update, and another new feature listed was called Featured Albums. Facebook now has an option to let people showcase their favourite albums right on their Profile, if they want to.

Microsoft Skype redesigned with inspiration from Snapchat
Skype on Thursday announced a major redesign of its mobile app, including a ‘Highlights’ feature that lets users snap photos and videos that will be temporarily visible to their connections. This feature carries a strong resemblance to Snapchat’s ‘Stories.’ The format has been growing in popularity within social and messaging services and has recently been incorporated in WhatsApp and Instagram.

Besides Highlights, the new Skype puts an emphasis on group messaging. Users can react to one another using emoji, they can send messages on top of attractive and colourful backgrounds or they can infuse a chat with content from third-party services, such as animated images from Giphy. The service also features a variety of bots made by Microsoft with the purpose of helping users get more done. This includes Scoop, a bot that can fetch news of interest to an individual, and Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant.

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Moto Z2 Play First Impressions

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Moto Z2 Play is priced at Rs 27,999
  • It is powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor and has 4GB of RAM
  • All existing Moto Mods are compatible with the new Z2 Play

Lenovo-owned Motorola recently launched the Moto Z2 Play in India. The phone it replaces, the Moto Z Play (Review), was quite popular for offering brilliant battery life and good performance. Priced at Rs 27,999 the new Moto Z2 Play improves on the hardware of its predecessor and gets a sleeker design, but most importantly, it supports all Moto Mods made till date. We got to spend some time with the new Moto Z2 Play at its launch, and here are our first impressions of the device.

Moto Z2 Play design

The design of the Moto Z2 Play is quite similar to that of the Z Play, and this has a lot to do with the Moto Mods ecosystem. To ensure that the Mods launched last year are compatible with the new phone, Moto had to retain the same height and width, with the connector pins in the same location. The only way this phone could change was its thickness, and Motorola has gone ahead and done exactly that by shaving a millimeter off it. The original Moto Z Play was 6.99 mm thick while the Moto Z2 Play is slimmer at 5.99mm. This has resulted in a hit to the battery capacity, which is now down from 3510mAh to 3000mAh. On the other hand, one positive effect is that the new phone weighs 145g, 20g less than the Z Play.

Moto Z2 Play Front NDTV Moto Z2 Play

The front of the Moto Z2 Play sports a 5.5-inch Super Amoled display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. It’s vivid, and the viewing angles are quite good. Sunlight legibility could be an issue as we found ourselves hunting for the brightness control when outdoors. Below the screen is a fingerprint sensor, which Moto says has been elongated on the sides to allow better detection of gestures.

Moto Actions give users an alternative to the traditional three-button Android navigation scheme, in the form of gestures using the fingerprint sensor. This frees up some space on the screen for more content. You can swipe left on the fingerprint sensor to go back, swipe right to pull up the app switcher, and tap to go to the homescreen. You also have the option to long-press the fingerprint sensor to lock the phone. The learning curve is not as steep as we initially thought it would be, and we got used to this method fairly quickly.

To keep selfie lovers happy, the Moto Z2 Play has a 5-megapixel front camera with a dual-tone LED flash. There is a beautification mode which can help selfies look better. It looks like the Moto Z2 Play misses out on a notification LED, as we couldn’t find one. At the back, towards the bottom, there are multiple rows of contact points for the phone to interface with Mods. In the center of the top is the same large camera bump that we have seen in the rest of the Moto Z series, again because of the mods. The 12-megapixel primary camera’s sensor has 1.4-micron pixels, and there’s a dual-tone LED flash here as well. The lens has an f/1.7 aperture which should help capture better images in low light. Photos seemed to look quite good, but we’ll reserve our comments until we test the Moto Z2 Play thoroughly.

Moto Z2 Play Camera NDTV Moto Z2 Play First Impressions

The camera bump has a metal ring around it that keeps the lens from getting scratched when the phone is placed on a surface. Moto will also ship a Mod Shell with the Moto Z2 Play which adds bulk, but also makes the bump feel much less prominent.

The frame of the Moto Z2 Play is aluminium, which gives it a premium look. What’s interesting is that Moto has designed the antenna lines around the body of the phone, which is a unique and functional touch. The power and volume buttons are on the right, while at the top there is a SIM tray which can house two Nano-SIMs as well as a dedicated slot for a microSD card. The Z2 Play only has a USB Type-C port at the bottom, and the earpiece doubles up as the loudspeaker.

Moto Z2 Play specifications

The biggest change in the Moto Z2 Play, compared to its predecessor, is under the hood. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, which is an updated version of the Snapdragon 625. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which you can expand. In terms of software, the Z2 Play runs pretty much stock Android Nougat. Moto has only preloaded a set of Google apps which don’t get in the way at all.

Moto Z2 Play Nougat NDTV Moto Z2 Play First Impressions

In our very limited time with this phone, we enjoyed using the Moto Z2 Play. The fingerprint scanner is accurate and is quick to unlock the phone. There was no stutter or lag when multitasking. We’re also happy to note that quick charging is supported, and there’s a 15W turbo charger in the box.

It looks like the Moto Z2 Play is on the same track as the phone it replaces. The internals have gotten better but so has the competition. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro (Review) is the closest match to the Z2 Play, and although it does not offer modularity like the Moto Z2 Play, it has a lower asking price. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full review of the Moto Z2 Play.

Disclosure: Lenovo sponsored the correspondent’s flights and hotel for the event in Goa.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2.2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

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Hello Lenovo: Motorola now owned by Chinese tech giant

 

Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.

The $2.9-billion purchase adds to a flurry of acquisitions and initiatives aimed at transforming Beijing-based Lenovo, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, into a major player in wireless computing.

Google bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 for $12.4-billion but appeared to decide quickly the purchase was a mistake. It sold its set-top operations to Arris Group Inc. for $2.35-billion and its smartphone assets, along with some 2,000 patents, to Lenovo.

Lenovo chairman Yang Yuanqing said when the purchase was announced in January that it would help transform Lenovo into a global competitor in smartphones.

Motorola’s smartphone models include the Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID series.

The unit’s headquarters are to remain in Chicago. Lenovo is taking on some 3,500 Motorola engineers, designers and other employees worldwide, including 2,800 in the United States.

Motorola Moto X4 With 3800mAh Battery Likely to Launch on June 30

As per the previous reports, Motorola is rumoured to release nine smartphones in coming days, and one among the nine smartphones would be the Moto X (2017) or simply the Moto X4. Now, a new tweet by Andri Yatim a relatively new tipster says that Motorola may launch the Moto X4 on June 30.

He also tipped the specifications of the smartphone. The Moto X4 will not feature a metal body, instead, it will come with a glass design. The phone will have two cameras at the back, something which has been making rounds on the internet for a long time. That said, the Moto X4 will be the company’s first smartphone with a dual camera because the Moto G5s+ launch date is still unknown.Moto-Brazil-Event

Besides the dual camera and glass design, the Moto X4 would feature mid-range specifications. The phone is claimed to be powered by the recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, built on 14nm manufacturing process. The device will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The surprising news, however, is that it may be an IP68 certified smartphone, which means that you can use the device under water for 30 minutes. The phone might get a massive 3800mAh battery, which also supports Quick Charge 3.0. Furthermore, the device will have a 5.5-inch display as per previous reports. Along with the power efficient Snapdragon 660 SoC, the Moto X4 should be the next best battery smartphone, taking reigns from the last year’s Moto Z Play. The handset will have a USB Type-C port.

moto-x4-tweet

Apart from the specifications, the same user, a couple of days ago tipped the prices of three upcoming Motorola smartphones and one among the list is the Moto X4. He claims that the Moto X4 will cost Rs. 20,999 in India, which would be a decent price, considering the speculated specifications.

Motorola has sent out media invites for a smartphone launch in Brazil on June 21, and it’s expected to launch the Moto X4 itself. Other smartphones in the Motorola list are the Moto G5s, G5s+, Moto Z2, Moto Z2 Force, and the Moto E4 lineup.

 

Motorola shows the Moto Z2 for a second, then takes it down

We may have just got a sneak peak at the upcoming Moto Z2 phone by none other than Motorola itself.

A Chinese Motorola webpage featured images of an unannounced modular phone that were taken down soon after, but not before being noticed by publications like Android Headlines.

The dual rear cameras (which aren’t available on any of the Moto Z phones) lead speculators to believe that this could be the Moto Z2 or Moto Z2 Force.

Last year Lenovo (the parent company of the Motorola brand) unveiled the modular Moto Z line, which consists of the Moto ZMoto Z Play and Moto Z Force phones. What gave the Z family its uniqueness is its compatibility with Moto Mods, which are snap-on accessories like battery packs, projectors and so on that give the phone extra functionality.Image result for Motorola shows the Moto Z2 for a second, then takes it down

But while other modular smartphone concepts like Google’s Project Ara fell short, Motorola has doubled down on its idea and even pledged to release 12 Moto Mods per year. Last month the company officially unveiled the follow-up Moto Z2 Play, which could mean that the other phones from the Moto Z line may get Z2 versions as well. Some rumors also agree with this idea.

Last week Motorola sent out invites for a launch event on July 25. The company has not stated what it will reveal at the end of the month, but there is the possibility we could see another Moto Z2 phone. We’ll have to wait to find out.