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Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen shown in leaked press renders

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of information on the yet to be announced Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen. Now, alleged press renders of the handset have been leaked.

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TechnoBuffalo received the alleged press renders from an anonymous tipster. Sadly, no other details about the upcoming device were revealed, only the renders.

The good news is, we’ve learned from past leaks that the Moto G 3rd Gen is known internally as “Osprey” and has the model number XT1540. It is rumoured to sport a 4.97-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity, a Qualcomm MSM8936 Snapdragon 610 quad-core processor (four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.7 GHz and a Adreno 405 GPU) under the hood, and 2 GB of RAM. It will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

Unfortunately, we can’t confirm if the renders are authentic or not. So treat these like any other rumour for now.

Motorola is expected to officially unveil the Moto G 3rd Gen sometime in Q3 2015 (July to September).

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Motorola Moto X and Moto X 2nd Gen now getting Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update

Motorola is now rolling out the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update for the original Moto X and the Moto X 2nd Gen.

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Motorola announced:

Moto X (2nd Gen.) – Android™ 5.1  Lollipop Release Notes

INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto X (2nd Gen.) by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 5.1  Lollipop to your phone along with other improvements.
For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

ENHANCEMENTS

Android™ 5.1 Lollipop improves stability and provides better control over notifications.

After installing the software update you may notice changes that include:

Notifications & Interruptions Usability improvements include:

  • Block interruptions until your next alarm. This choice will show only when you have an alarm set within the next 12 hours. It will prevent you from missing an alarm when you choose ‘No interruptions’.
  • You can choose to enter a scheduled downtime early. For example, if you are going to bed early and change your notification settings, you can choose “Until your downtime ends”. This option will be visible when within 4 hours of the scheduled start of your downtime.
  • Adds icons to the volume settings panel that match those that will show in the status bar (None, Priority).
  • You can now alter notification volume controls while media is playing. With the volume controls showing, a tap on the bell icon will bring up notification volume controls.
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Notifications
In addition to dismissing a heads-up notification, you can now swipe it up to remove it from your screen. It will remain in your notifications tray and you can dismiss it later.
Quick Settings You can quickly select different Wi-Fi access points or different paired Bluetooth devices with a new pull-down menu on each tile. Conditional settings tiles that only show if you use the feature – like “Invert Colors” or “Hotspot” – can now be hidden via a long-press on the tile.
Chop Twice for Flashlight Moto Actions let you turn the flashlight on or off with two chopping motions – without waking or unlocking your phone.
Device Protection Lost or stolen devices will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if reset to factory settings. Note that you must have a Google account on the device to automatically enable this feature and set a PIN, password or pattern screen lock.
Performance Improvements in the Android Runtime (ART) lead to faster application launch times.
Lockscreen If you have enabled Ambient Display, the minimum swipe distance has increased to reduce accidental interactions.
Bug Fixes Issues fixed in this release include:

  • Clock in the status bar isn’t updating and alarms are not going off
  • Can’t delete SMS messages when the SIM card is full
  • No ringer audio while making an outgoing call
  • Calculator floating point calculations
  • Chrome crashes on launch
  • Frequent restarts while watching Netflix
  • Wi-Fi will not automatically reconnect to your home Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi not connecting after being idle all night
  • Wi-Fi connection issues with multiple routers in one location
  • Bluetooth discovery is not triggered when you refresh settings
  • CPU wakelocks that contribute to heavier battery drain
  • Connection and synchronization issues with MS Exchange servers
  • Incorrect default APN
  • Can’t unlock the SIM with a PIN/PUK code
  • Can’t play ‘pinned’ content
  • General stability improvements

INSTRUCTIONS

For a successful installation, we recommend installing this update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
If you have received a notification message for this update:

  1. Select “Yes, I’m in”.
  2. After the software is downloaded, select “Install now”.
  3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
  4. Your phone is now updated with 23.1.38.

If you have not received a notification message for this update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone:

  1. Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
  2. Select “About phone”.
  3. Select “System updates”.
  4. Select “Yes, I’m in”. After the software is downloaded, select “Install now”.
  5. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
  6. Your phone is now updated to 23.1.38.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty with this upgrade, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

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Alleged photos of Moto G 3rd Gen reveal dual LED flash setup

Neo Lee, a Google+ user has posted photos of the yet to be announced Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen. The photos reveal that the smartphone will come with a dual LED flash setup.

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Aside from revealing that the Moto G 3rd Gen (XT1543) will come with dual LED flash under the rear-facing camera, the photos also show that the smartphone will look a lot like its predecessor, the Moto G 2nd Gen. Note that this could be a prototype, meaning it could look like something else when unveiled.

According to a past leaks, the Moto G 3rd Gen’s other specs include a 4.97-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, a Qualcomm 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with each core clocked at 1.4 Ghz and an Adreno 306 GPU, and 1 GB of RAM. It will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

It is yet to be confirmed when Motorola plans to launch the Moto G 3rd Gen, but, according to past leaks, the smartphone will be released in July.

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5.7-inch Moto X will not be exclusive to Verizon, according to source

According to TotalTech‘s, a YouTube channel that has leaked information on the Moto X 3rd Gen in the past, “reliable” source, the 5.7-inch Moto X 3rd Gen will not be a US Verizon exclusive.

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The source confirms previous rumours, claiming that the Moto X 3rd Gen will be available in two screen sizes. One will sport a 5.2-inch screen, while the other will sport a massive 5.7-inch screen. The source also says that the bigger Moto X will not be exclusive to the US carrier Verizon. Verizon, however, is the only network operator at the moment to commit to offering the bigger Moto X.

The source adds that the 5.2-inch version is internally called the “Moto X,” while the 5.7-inch variant is called the “Moto X Plus.” This, however, is not set in stone, which means the bigger smartphone could be called something else when it makes it official debut.

Now about the Moto X’s rear-facing camera, the source says that it will offer manual controls, suggesting that this is the best camera ever to come with a Motorola smartphone. The 5.7-inch variant is said to come with stereo speakers, but it is yet to be determined if the smaller 5.2-inch version will sport the same feature. the bar on the back of the bigger version is said to link with virtual reality goggles.

The new Google Photo app will be pre-installed, making it easier for users to find photographs of certain subjects and to share photos. Another rumoured pre-installed app is called Moto Wear. This is an app that works with Motorola’s wearables including the rumored Motorola Moto 360 2. According to reports, the upcoming smartwatch is codenamed “Smelt,” and is said to offer a higher resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. Additionally, the source says that Lenovo (owner of Motorola) is planning to launch another Motorola-branded smartwatch that runs a different OS instead of Android Wear.

As for the processors, the source says that the 5.2-inch Moto X will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor under the bonnet, while the 5.7-inch version will come with a Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor.

Lastly, the source says that Motorola is speeding up production of the two smartphones, with the intention of launching the 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch Moto X before Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 5.

Stay tuned here at Phones LTD for further updates.

Do these photos prove that the Motorola Moto X 3rd Gen will sport a fingerprint scanner?

A past leak claimed that the Motorola Moto X 3rd Gen will be available in two versions. One will sport a 5.7-inch screen (exclusive to US network operator Verizon), while the other will sport a 5.2-inch screen, presumably for international markets and other carriers in the US. A new leak shows the smartphone’s internals, revealing what looks like a fingerprint scanner.

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The photos come to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. They reveal that the fingerprint scanner may be located on the Motorola logo under the camera flash. The photos of the internals of the smartphone show a square cut, suggesting where the fingerprint scanner may be found.

We’ve learned from past leaks that the Motorola Moto X 3rd Gen will sport a Quad HD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (pixel density of 565 ppi), a 16-megapixel Clear Pixel rear-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation), a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32 GB to 64 GB of internal storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, and the new Type-C USB port. It will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

So when do we get to see the Moto X 3rd Gen? According to Motorola president Rick Osterloh, the smartphone will be launched in either August or September.

Of course, since we can’t confirm if the photos are authentic or not, take this with a pinch of salt.

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