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All posts tagged "Motorola"

  • These might be the next Moto Mods for the Moto Z

    Lenovo's Moto Z is one of the more unique smartphones we've ever encountered, featuring a magnetic back for a range of Moto Mod add-ons. These add-ons include a projector, speaker, powerbank and Hasselblad camera attachment. However, Lenovo held a hackathon in New York City this month, with over 60 people bringing ideas and prototypes to the table. The Chinese manufacturer chose three winning concepts, with the first winner being a "Modio" audio attachment for enthusiasts. "Using the USB MDK connection, Modio interfaces with a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to provide audio input and output to the smartphone. This concept...

  • Moto Z: more Motorola phones to hit SA before 2017

    The Moto Z launched in South Africa this week, marking the first Moto-branded smartphones in the country since 2012. Can we expect more phones down the line? What about the ultra-durable Moto Z Force? We got some details. Graham Braum, General Manager for Lenovo Africa's Mobile Business Group, said they would have the "entire" range of Lenovo/Motorola products on offer by Christmas, from "R799 up to to R12 999". This included the Lenovo A and Lenovo B budget handsets and the Moto E3 range. Braum added that the Moto G4 would be coming to the country in "the not-too-distant future". Braum was cagey...

  • Lenovo makes South African Moto comeback official

    Reports surfaced earlier this year that Lenovo was bringing Moto-branded smartphones back to South Africa "before the end of 2016". We then broke the news that the Moto range of handsets was expected to be released in November, in the form of the Moto Z and the Moto E3 Power (although we're expecting more handsets than that). Now, Lenovo Africa has let the cat out of the bag on their Facebook page, revealing the above image along with the tagline "the smartphone is about to get a lot smarter". Lenovo has finally confirmed news of Moto smartphones returning to the country The latest reveal is in...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 5 Android rivals who could step up

    To say that Samsung has had a disastrous few months would be to put it mildly (pardon the cliché). After earning critical and commercial acclaim with the Galaxy S7 range, the company was expected to continue its winning ways with the Galaxy Note 7. Dozens of these devices caught fire (literally), resulting in replacements being issued. But in an absolutely cruel and ridiculous twist of fate, these new units have suffered from similar problems, forcing Samsung to halt sales and exchanges. The South Korean giant finds itself at arguably its lowest point yet, but it does perhaps represent an opportunity for...

  • Motorola will return to South Africa in November [Update]

    Update: Cellucity has since confirmed in a Twitter response (to a 2014 tweet, oddly enough) that pre-orders and a launch for Moto devices will be happening "soon". Launching soon in SA. Available for pre order soon through Cellucity. Watch this space! https://t.co/0p1XuwvjZo — Cellucity (@Cellucity) October 5, 2016 Original article: A Lenovo representative has confirmed that the Moto (formerly Motorola) range of smartphones will be coming to South Africa in November. The representative told Gearburn that the Moto E3 Power would be one of the devices coming to the country. However, the employee added that the Moto Z range and associated phone mods would...

  • Moto Z Play announced, Hasselblad camera mod steals show

    Keeping track of the Moto Z Play and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. We saw Lenovo-owned Motorola announce several new devices in the Moto smartphone range earlier this year, but it's time to add another device to the list. The company used IFA 2016 to announce the Moto Z Play, being positioned as an endurance king of note. This is made possible by the 3500mAh battery powering the device. In other words, it's not the biggest battery in a smartphone, but still stands out from the pack. However, it's the budget-minded Snapdragon 625 processor that helps...

  • Motorola will return to South Africa before the end of 2016

    A new report from MyBroadband suggests that Lenovo-owned Motorola will relaunch in South Africa after a long hiatus. According to Lenovo Africa's MD Graham Braum, cited in the report, the Chinese company will be "bringing this technology to South Africa before the end of 2016." This corroborates statements made by Lenovo's EMEA president Eric Cador earlier this year. While this is certainly positive news for Motorola fans, we've heard this all before from Lenovo. The company first hinted at Motorola's return to South Africa back in 2014. Nothing happened. We were again given affirmation of the brand's return by Lenovo's then-EMEA president Aymar...

  • 3 of Motorola’s best mobile phone hits

    When Lenovo bought Motorola from Google in 2014, we didn't quite know what the Chinese technology manufacturer had in store for the once prolific smartphone brand. Founded in 1928, the company was responsible for the first real mobile phone -- the DynaTAC -- in the mid Eighties. In the late Nineties and early 2000s, the company experienced some of its greatest sales hits and the peak of its brand appeal with preppy, polished, and stylish devices. But sadly from this year, the Motorola name will no longer be used on smartphones. Instead Moto will be one of two sub-brands under Lenovo's...

  • A smartphone love affair: the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

    As far as smartphone loyalties go, I’ve always been an Android person, but with regards to actual devices, it’s always been Nexus first, and nothing else is good enough. That has however changed recently. I say recently, I mean about a year ago when I got my Moto X 2014. It was the first non-Nexus I’d owned since the Nexus S and if I am honest, it completely and utterly blew my mind. The best part of that was, that the 2014 Moto X wasn’t a particularly good device. The camera was mediocre, the battery life was atrocious and the...

  • Android Marshmallow update roundup: Huawei Honor range updating Feb 2016

    Google just loves confectionery and after the slow adoption rate of Android Lollipop, Google will hope that the softer Android Marshmallow will filter through devices more efficiently. Although many smartphones haven't even received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, there's already talk from other manufacturers about their move to the latest, bleeding edge version of Android. So, with that said, when will your device receive its Android Marshmallow update? Marshmallow will be officially released in September, so we should expect some degree of chatter about it fairly soon. We'll be updating this piece regularly as more information per manufacturer is made available, so stay tuned...