Motorola Shutters Its Movie Download Site
Motorola has confirmed that it ceased operations and has closed a movie download web site that it launched with Paramount Studios six months ago. The site allowed users to download mobile-friendly versions of movies that were playable on Motorola handsets such as the Z8 and Z10. The two men responsible for launching the store, senior director Andrew Till and regional manager Steven Trew, left Motorola in January. One reason cited for the site's failure was poor marketing and a lack of visibility by Motorola customers.
Google Lets Android Users Merge iTunes, Google Movie Libraries Into One
Google today announced a new service called Movies Anywhere, which allows people to bring together their movie collections from Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu into a single library that can be accessed from any device. Google is launching Movies Anywhere in the U.S.
Verizon to Let Droid Turbo 2 Buyers Apply Star Wars Customizations
Verizon Wireless plans to make a special Star Wars edition of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 available for purchase beginning Dec. 11.
Motorola Updates Camera, Gallery Apps
Motorola has in recent days updated its camera and gallery applications. The camera app brings QR and barcode scanning to some of Motorola's older handsets, such as the Moto X (2nd Gen.), Moto X Pro, DROID Turbo, and Moto Maxx/Turbo.
Motorola Debuts Two New Mods for Moto Z Series
Motorola today took the wraps off two additional Moto Mods for its Moto Z series of handsets. The first mod is a juice pack from Mophie (pictured) that packs a 3,000mAh power cell and 15W USB-C charging.
Motorola Says Original Moto X to See Lollipop 'In A Few Weeks'
Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management, David Schuster, today said owners of the original Moto X should see Lollipop hit their devices in the next few weeks. Schuster said Motorola has faced challenges with its partners in getting the OS builds approved, but the company expects to start deploying in the U.S.