Motorola Updates Desktop Software for Android
Motorola has updated several of its desktop-based software services for managing media content on Android devices. Motorola Media Link 1.5 lets Android users sync content directly from iTunes and Windows Media Player, including music, photos, and videos, to their handsets. Motorola also announced ZumoCast for its Android portfolio. ZumoCast is technology that Motorola acquired with the purchase of Zecter Technology last year. It provides a cloud-syncing service that lets users to access their home-based music collection from their handset while on the go. Both of these services are available separately now, though Motorola plans to merge them by the third quarter of this year.
Hands On with the Moto X
Motorola showed off three new handsets today, including the Moto X Style - or "Pure Edition" - for the U.S. market.
Review: Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Motorola's 2015 flagship smartphone is a pleasing upgrade to last year's device, thanks to the bigger screen, better battery life, and improved camera. This handset offers a pure version of Google's Android platform with truly useful additions from Motorola.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
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.
Motorola Commits to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Motorola today voiced its support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow in a blog post and outlined some of the changes headed to its devices. First and foremost, Motorola will update the following handsets to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, Style, and Play; 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in US, Latin America, and Europe: Moto G 3rd edition, 2nd edition, and 2nd edition with LTE; Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx, and Moto Turbo; and the Google Nexus 6.