Motorola - What's in their future?

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I've been a Samsung guy for a few years but I've noticed at work Verizon Motorola owners get service in places I don't. I currently use the Galaxy S4. I love the features, dislike the reception. Is Verizon going to release a Motorola phone with equal or better specs than the S4 anytime soon? Verizon's current line-up of Motorola phones don't blow my hair back. I've been following Android news and it seems Motorola is staying relatively quiet. Can anyone confirm or deny my thoughts? I'm due for an upgrade and would like to get into a Motorola sooner rather than later. Thanks!

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I've been a Samsung guy for a few years but I've noticed at work Verizon Motorola owners get service in places I don't. I currently use the Galaxy S4. I love the features, dislike the reception. Is Verizon going to release a Motorola phone with equal or better specs than the S4 anytime soon? Verizon's current line-up of Motorola phones don't blow my hair back. I've been following Android news and it seems Motorola is staying relatively quiet. Can anyone confirm or deny my thoughts? I'm due for an upgrade and would like to get into a Motorola sooner rather than later. Thanks!

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With the release of the Moto X (and DROID MINI, DROID ULTRA, and DROID MAXX), Motorola said to the industry "you can have your spec war". When (if) the Lenovo deal goes through, I do not expect this to change. They've gone all in with this hardware and software strategy.

Motorola is committed to providing Android updates for the Moto X, Moto G, DROID MINI, DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX, DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, DROID RAZR M, and ATRIX HD. Motorola is committed to expanding availability of the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola is committed to bringing Motomaker to countries that have launched the Moto X where customization could be viable.

The Moto G is Motorola's most successful smartphone.

Motorola just announced that they are working on wearables, including a smartwatch. They want their wearables to be more fashionable than the competition. We should see these this summer.

Motorola also announced that the follow up to the Moto X would be coming in late summer 2014. I expect a DROID follow up around this time too since Motorola is now the exclusive maker of DROID-branded phones for Verizon.

Specs? If you're going to base how a good a smartphone is by the spec sheet, Motorola will not live up to your hype.
 

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I really recommend, the DROID MAXX. I think it has the best battery in town. Almost stock android, but with Motorola's nice little features.

I have had, Samsung in the past. I think Motorola, has a better build quality that I haven't seen from Samsung.

I saw something, about Motorola might be doing a refresh to the Moto X is summer sometime.

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I've been a Samsung guy for a few years but I've noticed at work Verizon Motorola owners get service in places I don't. I currently use the Galaxy S4. I love the features, dislike the reception. Is Verizon going to release a Motorola phone with equal or better specs than the S4 anytime soon?
Better specs, no. Better performance, yes. But you already know that based on what you are noticing about reception. See if one of your coworkers will let you play with their device so you can test it out.
 

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I've never been a spec junky. I'm really glad I'm not because I would have never looked at the moto X. In my opinion, and many others it seems according to the reviews, it is one of if not the best all round phones out there. And, I'm running 4.4.2 already via my OTA update on Verizon no less! Its just an awesome device.

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Better specs, no. Better performance, yes. But you already know that based on what you are noticing about reception. See if one of your coworkers will let you play with their device so you can test it out.

I concur with this. I've used lots of mobile devices. I have found it is not about specs, it is about features, performance, and usability.
 

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As far as motorola phones getting service where others suffer, they are known for their great radios inside their phones

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As far as motorola phones getting service where others suffer, they are known for their great radios inside their phones
Motorola has been building two-way portable radios a long time, long before there was cellular, so they know how to do that well. In the cellular world, the criticisms of Motorola have been in the non-radio parts, such as fancy user interfaces, cameras, and such.
 

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I've been a Samsung guy for a few years but I've noticed at work Verizon Motorola owners get service in places I don't. I currently use the Galaxy S4. I love the features, dislike the reception. Is Verizon going to release a Motorola phone with equal or better specs than the S4 anytime soon? Verizon's current line-up of Motorola phones don't blow my hair back. I've been following Android news and it seems Motorola is staying relatively quiet. Can anyone confirm or deny my thoughts? I'm due for an upgrade and would like to get into a Motorola sooner rather than later. Thanks!

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This is a known issue with Samsung devices. I have missed a few calls with my Note 3 in areas my Droid Maxx wouldn't. In a way I wish I still had a Motorola phone due to this since its a phone first. On the other hand I'm not sure because of an issue I had with WiFi interference.

However, with that said, the Note line of phones is no where near as bad as the S line.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
 

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Haven't had any missed call issues on either my Verizon note 2 or note 3

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Haven't had any missed call issues on either my Verizon note 2 or note 3

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Aren't you special? :p

Its definitely isolated. But unless you got a voicemail or someone notified you of that you missed their call you wouldn't know. Not saying you're wrong by any means though. Each persons experience is unique.

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Aren't you special? :p

Its definitely isolated. But unless you got a voicemail or someone notified you of that you missed their call you wouldn't know. Not saying you're wrong by any means though. Each persons experience is unique.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)

That's true. What I do know is that in weak signal areas, my note 2 out performed my Droid razr maxx. In some areas the Droid razr maxx would not let me browse the Internet or very spotty. In those same areas my note 2 performed noticeably better.

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One thing Motorola is doing BEST right now, is building the PHONE to work around ANDROID, VS Building a phone and then adapting ANDROID to it!

Motorola and lets say Samsung... Could build IDENTICAL PHONES.. Look, feel Android 4.4, same specs.. However, MOTOROLA'S phone will be far superior to that of samsung.. Because Motorola will build the phone to work with Android, and Samsung will help ANDROID build 4.4 to work with the phone...
 

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