FileHippo News

The latest software and tech news

Ex-Moto Chief Claims Nexus 6 Was Supposed To Feature Fingerprint Sensor
The Nexus 6 is Motorola’s first partnership with Google, despite being owned by the search giant for two years. Even though the phone reminds us of the Moto X (but larger), it had meagre results in the opening few months on sale. Dennis Woodside, the ex-CEO of Motorola, claims... Read more
Motorola Returning To China Under The Veil Of Lenovo
Motorola has been focusing on the U.S. market ever since the restructure in 2011, following the $12.5 billion acquisition from Google. Ownership has changed hands since then, and now Chinese giant Lenovo owns Motorola, after a $2.91 billion acquisition. Lenovo now wants Motorola in the Chinese market, according to... Read more
New Moto 360 Update Doubles Battery Life‏
Out of all the Android Wear smartwatches, the Moto 360 has been by far the most well received. The circular display and premium build differentiate from the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, less interesting options. One of the biggest complaints on the Moto 360 is the battery... Read more
Android Wear Smartwatches Compared
If you are looking for an Android smartwatch then you really are spoilt for choice. Plus there are now six smartwatches that feature Google’s new platform, Android Wear so to help your decision a little easier, we’ve compared prices, specs, designs and screens. Take a look and then tell... Read more
New Moto X1 Leaks Show Optical Zoom & Wooden Back‏
The Moto X1 looks to be the successor to Motorola’s original Moto X, the phone that kickstarted the change in Motorola’s management, brand and design ethics. The successor looks to be a rather large iteration on the first, adding higher-end specs and a new Super Camera. Motorola will keep... Read more
Moto 360 Smartwatch Appears on Best Buy for $250‏
Motorola is taking their sweet time when it comes to announcing the release date for the Moto 360. Compared to the other two Android Wear devices announced at Google I/O, Motorola is several months late and it looks like we will not get a hold of the Moto 360... Read more
Motorola Launches Smartphone For Under 150USD
Motorola has yet again launched an affordable smartphone, competing with Chinese and South Korean manufacturers.  The Moto E handset will set you back £89 or 149USD! Obviously aimed at first-time buyers of smartphones, this device is a decent Android model with a decent price!  Senior vice-president of Motorola products,... Read more
Google’s Ara Developer Conference Coming This April
You may remember how we reported on Google’s announcement that it was working on a modular smartphone project named Ara, which would effectively allow users to build and customize their mobile phone handset. Well, now Google has revealed plans to host its first Ara Developers’ Conference in April this... Read more
Moto G: £100 PAYG On Vodaphone
Motorola’s new Moto G smartphone is pretty good value at the RRP of £135, isn’t it?  I mean you get an 8GB internal memory, a 4.5-inch 720p IPS screen, Android OS and an ok set of cameras.  But £135 Pay As You Go was not enough for some people,... Read more
Google Patents Lie Detector Tattoo
Tattoos could be about to get a tech makeover. As well as being an outlet for artistic flair, Google wants to explore the idea of an electronic skin tattoo that could embed a microphone and lie detector into a users neck. Google owned Motorola Mobility has filed an application... Read more
Google Reveals Modular Smartphone With Project Ara
Google’s phone firm Motorola has announced a new project that will allow users to build their own modular smartphone. Project Ara will let users buy a plastic phone structure, named an endoskeleton, and then add-on modules such as a keyboard, battery or other sensors, giving them flexibility to customize... Read more
Has The Motorola Moto X Fallen Flat?
I suppose that it really is too soon to give the verdict on the Moto X. After all, it hasn’t been more than a week since Motorola’s new smartphone was announced. While the select few have been given a better view of the Moto X, the general public still... Read more
Google & FTC Reach A Deal Over Motorola Patent Dispute
It was announced on Wednesday that after disputing over the patents obtained from Motorola, Google have at last agreed a final settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Competitors had accused Google of refusing to license standards-essential patents known as FRAND patents. These are an important part of any industry... Read more
What We Know About Google Motorola’s Moto X
There used to be a time when Motorola phones were all the rage. I remember saving up religiously to get my hands on the Razr, but those days seem like a dream now. Then Google upped the stakes. With the much talked about Moto X event to be held... Read more
Motorola Planning Android Phones That Are “Just Right”
Some people like it really small. Others like it ginormous. Whatever “it” is, there is always a market for the “just right” size, and the smartphone niche is no different. There are people who like phones that they can wrap their hands around. There are those who yearn for... Read more
The Battle Of The Fitness Trackers: FitBit Vs Nike+ FuelBand Vs Motorola MOTOACTV
I think that exercise and fitness are buzzwords that are way overused these days. Or maybe I only think that because I am too lazy not hip enough to engage in that lifestyle. What seems to be the trend is that people are buying more into the healthy lifestyle,... Read more