The Motorola Moto Maxx is the worldwide version of the Motorola DROID Turbo that ships exclusively on the US Verizon network. It’s a high-end and appealing device, but at the moment it is heading to South American markets only.
Although the Moto Maxx has the same size screen and a roughly similar footprint to theMotorola Moto X II, it is actually much more like a shrunk-down version of the Motorola-builtGoogle Nexus 6 instead, with the addition of a very large battery.
As with the X, the Moto Maxx has a 5.2″ display, but in this case it is a higher resolution 1440 x 2560 pixel panel, the same resolution as the Nexus 6. Also in common with the Nexus 6 it has a 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable onboard storage. This is an Android 4.4.4 device, although Motorola are promising that it will get quicker upgrades than older models because of the purer Android experience.
On the back is a 21 megapixel camera which can shoot 1080p video at 30fps and 2160p video at 24fps, which is impressive. There’s a 2 megapixel camera on the front as well. Also on the back is the Kevlar coating that we’ve seen in some previous DROID and RAZR smartphones. This feature gives the device some character, although otherwise it is a tidy but unexciting affair which appears to be available only in black.
One of the headline features is the enormous 3900 mAh battery inside the Moto Maxx, which Motorola claim is the biggest in any smartphone. Probably as a result of this, the Moto Maxx is a heavy device at 176 grams, 20% heavier than the Moto X…
Winner of CNET’s “Best of Show” and “Best Tablet” at CES 2011. Motorola XOOM™ is available at Verizon.
Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Software Update, Coming First to Motorola XOOM™, Delivers Support for Android Market Movie Rentals and Numerous Other Enhancements
Over-the-air software update rolling out this week to Motorola XOOM tablets on Verizon Wireless
Motorola XOOM users on the Verizon Wireless network will soon be able to rent movies, use a Bluetooth® headset during video chats, resize their widgets and more with an over-the-air software update for Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb)that makes the Motorola XOOM experience even more powerful than before. The software update, coming first to Motorola XOOM and rolling out this week, delivers a wide range of new features and expanded functionality, including:
Support for the new Android Market movie rentalsservice with thousands of titles available for immediate viewing on the Motorola XOOM’s high-resolution display or on a larger screen via HDMI
Google introduced what it is calling the Open Handset Alliance which has 34 major players from the hardware and software industry among them being Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola, Nokia, Apple and Microsoft and made a big step in the mobiles world by introducing an open source phone platform called Android. This product will be Linux based and includes an operating system and an important list of applications.
So, instead a Gphone, there will be many Gphones by various manufacturers which will be based on the new Android OS. The first devices running on the Android system are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2008.
The mobile phone itself has become a totemic and fashion object, with users decorating, customizing, and accessorizing their mobile phones to reflect their personality. This has emerged as its own industry. So…lets discover the mobile phone culture!