Category: Motorola (Android)

Motorola’s online stores make it to our rainy shores

Firstly, if you have still decided to indulge in this article after reading my terrible rhyming title, thank you. Motorola has, for a short while, been selling their latest generation phones through their own website in the US. This current generation has been met with open arms and …

Motorola announce the new Moto X

The Motorola Moto X and Moto G put Motorola back on the map last year, they showed the world that you didn’t need to have the latest and greatest specs or a huge great screen as both of them had screens under 5″. So when rumours starting appearing …

Info about the Motorola Moto S starts to appear

Rumours about Motorola and their next line of devices are all over the Internet at the moment, we’ve heard about the Moto X+1, the Moto G2 and also the potential Nexus device codenamed Shamu. Well a photo of the screen protector Motorola devices ship with has appeared online …

Moto G successor, XT1063, surfaces in benchmarks

The Moto G and the follow up 4G model, have made a good impression here at Coolsmartphone, being very affordable and having above average specs for the price range. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise that Motorola have a successor in development – the XT1063. Don’t …

UK Moto G getting KitKat 4.4.4 with added features

Are you the owner of the universally liked Moto G handset ? If so it looks like this your lucky day. The latest update to the Android OS – KitKat 4.4.4 – is rolling out to devices. The KitKat update has mainly been patches and bug fixes, but …

Motorola Moto G 4G – Review

The Motorola Moto G will go down in history as a genre redefining phone. It was designed to be as fluid and functional as a flagship device and yet cost a portion of one. I’ve owned mine since about last November and absolutely loved it, the review is …

Moto G 4G – £149 at Amazon

Just the other day we saw the Moto G 4G at Tesco for £139. It looks to be out of stock now. So, if you can’t find one in your local store or don’t want to go to the bother of unlocking it, head over to Amazon when …

Moto G 4G going cheap..ey?

If you want a cheap Android phone you’ll probably have the Moto G on your shortlist. The 4G version is now available but it’s a tad more expensive than the 3G model. It’s not by much, but if you’re on a budget, a few quid can mean a …

Moto G 4G version, just £139

While you’re down at the local Tesco getting that “special cream” and a sneaky bottle of wine, why not take a look at the new 4G version of the Moto G. Right now at Tesco they’re asking just £139 for this handset on Pay As You Go, which …

Expansys also off-loading the Moto G 4G

Yesterday the people at Phones 4u told us that they had a little early exclusive on the new 4G version of the Moto G. However, we’ve also found that Expansys are kicking them out for the almost same amount SIM-free. Front-up £159.99 and you can have it from …

A mystery Motorola phone seems to keep leaking out

The Motorola Moto X and G are great little devices, with the latest Moto E also offering an even cheaper option. But now there seems to be another variant the Motorola Victara, which seems from the leaked images to be a Verizon version of the Moto E. There …

Get the Moto G 4G right now

You’ve hopefully read our Moto G review and, if you’re gunning for the new 4G version, you’ll probably want to know that it’ll be coming rather soon indeed. However, what you might not know is that you can actually get one today as Phones 4u seem to have …

Motorola announce Android 4.4.3 availability for the US

Recently Motorola have got a bit of a name for themselves, in that they release the latest versions of Android pretty damn quickly after Google release it. This time round it’s going to be no different, as Motorola US have announced the availability for the Moto X and …

Moto E. £10 cheaper than you thought

The all-new budget Moto E just got a little cheaper thanks to a cheeky little discount code you can apply at Tesco Direct. Whack in the code TDX-TH6W and you’ll get £10 off the price, bringing it down from £79.99 to £69.99, then you can pop into Tesco …

Motorola also announce a 4G version of the Moto G

Today we have been treated to not just one piece of news from Motorola but two. Alongside the announcement of the uber cheap Moto E they have also announced the Moto G in a 4G variety This great wee phone will come with the addition of a Micro …

Moto E revealed

Here in London Motorola have just announced this, the Moto E. Dubbed the “featurephone killer” by some, it’s everything we expected – a well-built, cheap smartphone… Made to Last. Priced for All Powered by Android 4.4.2, KitKat, the E also has a 4.3” display with 256ppi. You can …

Moto E spotted before launch day.

Some very official looking shots Motorola’s new device the Moto E, have turned up online over the weekend ahead of it’s launch on Tuesday. The images show the new phone will look similar to the Moto G in design and be available in black and white, and renowned …

Motorola to announce another new phone in days

In just a couple of weeks Motorola are set to release another new phone. The event will be held in London where the company are to show off a phone which is “priced for all” and “made to last”. So, perhaps expect a fairly cheap rugged device maybe. …

Moto G 16GB version for £99 ?

Another one for Virgin Media customers this, and we know already that the Moto G is cheap, but the 16GB version hasn’t been available for less than £100 until now. If you’re a customer you can get the 16GB Moto G for £99.99 which includes a £10 TopUp. …

Motorola Moto X – Review

Cast you mind back to 2013 Motorola announced the Moto X, resplendent in many different colours and accents with talk of tiny bezels and no need to have the latest and greatest spec . Fast forward eight months and us poor UK residents can finally get hold of …

The Windows Phone market share roller coaster ride

Got yourself a Windows Phone? Know anyone with a Windows Phone? Yeah. There’s a problem isn’t there? See, low-cost handsets were doing well for Microsoft and Nokia. Those Lumia 520 devices were doing well for a bit, and MicroNokia has since followed up with some Android devices which …

Motorola Moto G gets an OTA update to fix things

The Motorola Moto G could be seen as a success story of 2013 with many flocking out to buy one just to see what the fuss was about. Since the recent KitKat update though some people have been having issues with stability, USB on the go and also …

Meet the Moto 360

The smartwatch revolution could well be about to explode. We’ve seen the various smartwatches so far, but now the Android Wear project is extending Android to wearables. This, then, is the Moto 360. There’ll be a live Google Hangout with the lead designer, Jim Wicks, later today. Jim …

New Moto X due late summer?

We’ve seen the Moto X already, but after we met Lenovo at Mobile World Congress we had to ask about Motorola. The team at Lenovo were being pretty cagey about their Motorola intentions, merely stating that there were a number of contracts and legal hurdles that needed approving …

Get the unlocked Moto G for £119 at Tesco

So, you know that the Moto G is cheap and you can get it for £100 on Vodafone, but what if you want it on another network, or SIM free? Well, right now you can actually get £10 off any price on the Tesco Direct website. I stumbled …

It seems like the Motorola RAZR i might get KitKat after all

A few months ago I posted an article about the Motorola RAZR i and the possibility that it would get updated to KitKat (it’s here if you’re interested) and it received quite a bit of interest as owners of the Intel Atom equipped Razr i were hoping to …

Moto G now available on Vodafone for £100

A month ago we reported that the Motorola Moto G would shortly be coming to Vodafone and it would be costing less than £100.   We have now had word that it is available at the price of just £100 when bought with a £10 top-up or “Freedom …

£80 Off the Moto X at Clove

Remember the excitement when we heard that the Moto X was heading here to the UK? Remember the disappointment when we heard the release date price for the device was £380? Everyone compared the Moto X to Nexus 5 which was, at the time, a whopping £80 cheaper. …

Lenovo buy Motorola mobility! (Update)

Now and again you come across some crazy news on the internet and today is one of those times. Lenovo are apparently in the final stages of buying the Google owned Motorola mobility for $2.9 Billion having bought it for $12.5 Billion in 2011. On the face of …

Moto X available to buy in UK shops today

This morning we received an email announcing that the Moto X is available to buy in Phones 4U stores from Wednesday 29th January (today). The Moto X heralded a big-bang-like resurgence to smartphone relevance for Motorola last year, so much so it earned a special mention in the …

Motorola Moto G – Review

Budget Android phone. Those three words for many years have basically meant that somewhere in the phone there will be a compromise. A compromise that was so badly thought out you’d think it was made by a child or a large rock. Over the years many many many …

Moto X up for pre-order at Phones 4u right now

Just yesterday we covered the launch of the Moto X. The white version is exclusive to Phones 4u and you can pre-order one with them right now. If you go ahead and decide to do that you’ll get a free wireless speaker worth £120. Available later this month, …

Moto G Google Play Edition revealed

A Google Play Edition of the Motorola G has just been added to Google’s Play Devices web store. The popular device, that has recently been selling for as little as £99 here in the UK, appears to have made the leap to Google Play Edition status without any …

Moto X revealed. More intelligence, more curves, less money.

As we expected, Motorola have just announced the Moto X. The 4G handset has a 10 megapixel camera and a curved back. It’s cheap too. Like that “special club” I went to the other night, this particular handset is all about “No touching”. It uses the Google voice-recognition …

Moto G gets Android KitKat 4.4.2 OTA update

The Motorola Moto G has impressed pretty much everyone since its launch late last year, and the positives just keep on coming with the news that all Moto G phones will be getting the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update, with the roll-out starting today. There have already been some …

Moto G coming to Vodafone “soon”

You know how much we like the Moto G. It’s cheap, it’s got decent specs and it won our “Best Smartphone Under £200” award too. The handset, which we’ve detailed here, will be arriving on Vodafone UK at a non-specific point in the future. Vodafone doesn’t have pricing …

Motorola to launch European Moto X on Tuesday?

Motorola have sent out press invitations today to an event being held in London next Tuesday (14th January). As is common with these invites, they haven’t told us what the event is in aid of. There were rumours floating about in September about a new Motorola tablet to …

Android 4.4.2 coming to UK Moto G’s soon

The 4.4.2 update to the Moto G was originally promised for early 2014, but Motorola says it’s “thrilled to start delivering on that promise early”. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available to Moto G handsets purchased on Motorola’s website and Amazon in the US. Motorola says the Moto …