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.
Review: Motorola Droid Maxx 2 for Verizon Wireless
The Maxx 2 is the less expensive of Motorola's two new Droid handsets for Verizon Wireless, but it is still a competitive offering. This Android smartphone impresses with excellent build quality and a battery that delivers on Motorola's promises.
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.