Motorola reveals that it shipped 6.5 million smartphones in the first quarter
Where Motorola did well was with the entry-level Motorola Moto G. Taking on the value niche, home to phones like the Nokia Lumia 520, the Moto G provided Android fans with a way to get a decently spec'd phone at an entry level price. We're talking about a phone sporting a 4.5 inch screen with a pixel density of 329ppi. A quad-core processor drives the phone, which has 1GB of RAM, and is now driven by Android 4.4.
Now that Lenovo owns the company, there might be less pressure on Motorola to shock the world with its smartphone releases. When Google owned the company, there was always the feeling that the next release would offer some incredible new technology from Google.
source: @Motorola via MobileBurn
1. shead202 (Posts: 46; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Awesome for Motorola, they have exciting things coming out this year. I have a Moto G as a back up phone and I love it. Keep it up, Moto!
3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
great good news, hope they listen to what customers need and what they think what we need
11. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
Moto G - White Knight
Moto X - Dark Knight (Its the hero the World deserves, but not the one it needs right now)
2. mistercarter (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Moto G rocks... i got one to complement my Note 3
6. Doakie (Posts: 1321; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Are you me? I also have a Note 3 with a Moto G..... Creepy.
4. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"Whether the Motorola Moto X was a big success is something that is going to have be debated by scholars in the future. It certainly wasn't a game-changer for the manufacturer, who hasn't really shot out the lights since 2009's Motorola "
It might not have sold as much...but I would disagree about not being game changing just because of the active display, touchless control, and the custom cpu for the touchless control.
7. Doakie (Posts: 1321; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I would agree. Most professional phone reviewers have praised the Moto X and have bought them for their personal use. Not since the first Droid had professionals raved over a Motorola phone to where they actually bought it for themselves with their own cash....
8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1876; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I think the author didn't phrase that correctly. It was most certainly a game changer for the manufacturer, I don't see how anyone could say otherwise. I believe what he meant to say that it wasn't a game changer for the INDUSTRY, and even there I would beg to differ.
MotoMaker is something never before done in the industry (unless you count Apple offering to engrave your device). And had they retained Project Ara, I think they would've built on that. They're already talking about being able to design your own modules, from silkscreened images to textures.
Active Display is something that until you use it, you don't really get how great it is. And Touchless Controls (especially with the What's Up command) adds a lot of functionality. Just the other day is was doing work that required both hands, while I was waiting for an important message. With the What's Up command, I was able to find out if the message was the one I was waiting for or not, without having to stop what I was doing and pick up my phone.
The ability to do these things without draining the battery like mad (thanks 8X processor) is worth more to me than some of the gimmicks floating around today.
5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
awaiting for MOTOS quadcore highend phone.....
9. Scott93274 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
The project Ara phones look amazing, I'll probably end up getting one... though I really do love my Moto X, and as a result I may just end up getting the "X+1". I just wish that Google didn't sell Motorola. Sigh, oh well.
10. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
Why did u sell Motorola Google? why why why............... :'(
12. elitewolverine (Posts: 2046; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
easy strip them of their patents to strengthen theirs without the worry of having to cash cow them.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Like Google wouldnt lend, license or basically give Moto the patents to use...
They tried to gift HTC patents in their Apple lawsuit.
14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1876; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Actually the Motorola deal between Google and Lenovo includes access to said patents for Lenovo/Motorola.