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Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

It’s fair to say Motorola had a big 2013, and SlashGear sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior VP of software engineering, and Steve Sinclair, VP of product marketing, at CES last week to talk wearables, contextual ecosystems, and the Internet of Things. The Google-owned company kicked off a new smartphone strategy, epitomized by the always-listening Moto X and the shockingly-affordable Moto G, arguably just as notable for what it left out of its products as what it chose to include. Meanwhile – and topical, given Google has just acquired Nest – we also talked about Motorola’s place in the smart home, and where former Android project lead Horowitz sees the smartphone fitting in. Read on for the full interview.SlashGear: 2013 was an important year for Motorola. What do you see as the highlights?Steve Horowitz: “We’ve been very pleased [with 2013], it’s been a very busy year for us. We’ve been basically reinventing a brand; re-establishing a brand, and a company, and in the process trying to get products out. We’ve been very pleased with Moto X in terms of showcasing what can be done if you take a few things and focus on them and do them right. And if you take what is effectively a great core Android experience, and you enhance it rather than modify or compete with it, that’s really been our focus on the software side, frankly start over from scratch.”

“By doing that we think we’ve been able to show again what, in a phone that maybe isn’t the highest spec ever, by focusing on the entirety of the experience, and dedicated processors, and very tightly integrated software and hardware, we can deliver a phone that we think has a great experience in the Moto X, and then the Moto G we’re very pleased with the response we’ve seen from that device, where by taking a clean approach we’ve been able to build a device where we think it has every ability to keep up with the big boys in terms of performance because we just do less and frankly get out of the way with most things.”

SlashGear: Is there going to be a tension between a compact range that’s easier for you to manage, and the differentiated demands of an audience that is ever-more demanding?Steve Sinclair: “That challenge is what’s fun; trying to figure out how to unlock that so we can give people the choice that they want. And it’s going to take time to get there, but certainly you can see hints of that in the things we’re doing today and the things we’re talking about doing in the future, that we want to get to that point where we can offer them variety without compromising on things like the software experience and fragmenting our own capabilities and resources so that we can’t, you know, update all of our products when it’s appropriate to do that.”Steve Horowitz: “I think you’ll find us continuing, much like you see with X and G, to push the limits of what can fundamentally be done with a smartphone. The idea of a phone that can listen to you at all times, and the screen’s always on, that just didn’t exist. Until we started doing that with X. So we’re going to continue to push those limits, but at the same time there are economic realities to the accessibility of that kind of device.”

“Just like in automobiles, so Mercedes or BMW, they’ll always have a high-end showcase, and they’ll have a product that is more affordable and accessible to a broader population. So even on the higher end we’re still going to be focusing on value, but we’re always going to be innovating continually at various tiers of the market.”

SlashGear: Android phones went through an arms race of hardware, but we got to a point where, perhaps, phones were “fast enough”; the differentiator becomes the software. Yet there’s an interest among certainly the tech-aware audience that they’d like to be as close to pure Android as possible, something Motorola has moved toward.Steve Horowitz: “We are showing, and demonstrating, at Motorola that not only will we update our devices to Android releases quicker than anybody else, but we will continue to enhance our experiences – I mean, we’ve done 26 updates to our experiences just in the last month or two – so we will continue to move really quickly.”

“So I would say that, if people are looking for a device, they’re not going to buy a device for any one particular feature or set of features, but they’re going to buy a device that is just going to get better over time and that is responsive to them as a consumer. Because, if there are issues we can fix them quickly, and if we’re going to add things, we’re going to do it at a pace that nobody else is doing it.”

SlashGear: How does being a Google company help with that, or does it?Steve Horowitz: “The way that I view it is, our strategy is not only pure Android but to embrace Google and its services. So if you think about the entirety of what Google offers, whether it’s Google Now, or Hangouts, or Google+, these are Google properties that we don’t have to do anything. By featuring those, and integrating well with them, and putting them at the forefront, our phone just gets better more quickly because those are the services we rely on. So we really are the best at Google, and a showcase for Android.”Steve Sinclair: “Steve’s team has created a huge challenge for me on the marketing side, the fact that we are so fast and furiously updating our experiences and capabilities. It used to be, you had to wait until the next big maintenance release or the next big product launch to happen, and you bundled all these new capabilities into that announcement, and tell the world about it. It made it relatively easy to communicate the value proposition of this product with all these capabilities.”

“Now it’s like, every week, I’m getting the “okay, we just added capabilities to touchless-control, we need to let everybody know about it,” – okay! “Oh, we just added iOS calendar and contact migration to Moto Migrate,” – okay! “Hey, we just fixed that bug that came out on KitKat, a week after KitKat was launched, and we need to let customers know that we squashed it, we didn’t have to do anything else but update that one app it was affecting.” It’s both a nightmare and it’s awesome.”

SlashGear: You’re competing for eyeballs at point-of-sale. Does that rapid pace of change present a problem because you’re trying to keep both consumers and sales associates up to date?Steve Sinclair: “First of all, if you’re talking about retail and POS, it’s about keeping them up to date: they’re our best avenue for making sure people understand those things. At the end of the day, we do step back, we up-level it to “your device is always going to get the latest and greatest; we’re not going to abandon it on day one.” So it isn’t any one feature that’s important, it’s the fact that you can guarantee from us that you’re always going to get the latest OS updates, not only fast, but continually over the life of the phone. You will keep getting new experiences.”

“So that’s the reputation we want: we don’t need to focus on any one thing. It’s just great to know that “I’m going to buy this Motorola device and, not only does it look great, but it’s only going to keep getting better from a software perspective, and it’s not going to backslide when the next version of the OS comes out because it’s laden with all these other things people have put on other phones.””

Steve Horowitz: “No consumer products in history have ever done that: where you buy it and it just gets better. Unless you’re a real geek and you take the time to go looking for, say, a firmware update on your audio receiver at home, your product isn’t getting better. So it really is an important element of why people would buy a phone, and we think that we can do as good a job as anybody, at Motorola, of doing that.”SlashGear: We used to see a fairly broad range of smartphone form-factors – clamshells, QWERTY keyboards, sliders, etc – but the segment has effectively coalesced on the monoblock. Do you think that’s all we’re going to get from now on?Steve Sinclair: “I can’t predict the future. There are certainly going to be opportunities for different things, but at the same time we’re going to be focused on delivering the best experience, and I don’t think going out and doing something crazy is where we’d want to put our resources.”

Steve Horowitz: “I think that, certainly this idea of – I’ll broaden wearables to the Internet of Things – that really is where things are headed. I’m not going to say there’ll be no innovation in form factors, because there will be, I mean even tablets – that was an innovation in form factor that enabled a different time of engagement with information than a phone does.”

“But I think that the more interesting dynamic to me is this idea of interacting not just with wearables that you have, but even the dynamics of a home that has an alarm system that’s on the web, and if you look at Nest, and thermostats, and now smoke detectors, right, and the ability for your phone to be the hub of all the things that are relevant to you in your life. That is where I think you’re going to see a ton of innovation; how do phones fit into that broader ecosystem.”

Steve Sinclair: “It’s an interaction model thing, which we obviously embraced fully with things like touchless-control: use your voice fully without having the phone in your hand, or anywhere nearby for that matter. I think that’s where a lot of the fun stuff is happening right now.”SlashGear: Right now there isn’t one solid leader in the smart home space. Nest does, say, the thermostat, while Philips does the light bulbs, and Yale does the automatic bolts…Steve Horowitz: “The commonality is the app. Yes, there’s no protocol or one leader that offers everything; I think that’s frankly healthy. I think innovation comes from competition, so the fact that there are multiple companies that are all out there, providing different solutions, the commonality being that they’re connected to the internet. So IP is the connectivity; it’s not that there’s one interface or protocol that everyone is going to get behind. It’s just the fact that they’re all connected is going to open up possibilities that are pretty amazing.”

“So if you think about contextually-aware phones, the fact that you have an app or even an interface, through an IP layer, means that at some point … I know Nest, you can go to the app, and you can dial up the temperature if you’re coming home early. Well, why can’t your phone automatically know where you are – which it does – and be able to talk to, I mean this doesn’t happen yet, but automatically configure your temperature for you without you having to do a thing. So I think that’s kind of where we’re headed, where your phone, because it’s the thing that’s always with you, it’s going to be the center of all this stuff.”

SlashGear: Does there need to be some greater communication between Motorola and, say, the Nests and the Philips, so that your devices are better integrated in all that?Steve Horowitz: “I don’t think you’ll see us be huge movers in a much broader home automation system ecosystem. I think, really, the value is in people doing things they’re good at, and really focusing on that area. So we’re not going to go and try to create a Nest thermostat, or a thermostat competitor.”

“But we will continue to embrace the fact that we’re not the only device in a consumer’s world, and so we’re very open to ensuring that a phone can be a central control point, but without us having to control everything else.”

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Joey Barton Talks Social Media Marketing

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After a prolific rise to almost 1.7m Twitter followers in about 10 months, it appears that Joey Barton knows a thing or two about social media, or at least he has a natural handle on it.

I called and asked Joey for 5 success factors that he thinks would translate for other people or organisations. Here’s what we discussed…

1 – “We’re all brands.”

“I didn’t like the idea of ‘Brand Barton’ at all, in fact it has made me really uncomfortable, it sounds a bit ‘Max Clifford’ – that contrived, awful, celebrity PR – everything that I hate. The term still grates sometimes.

That said, I’ve realised that the fact is that we’re all brands, and the word brand is just marketing speak for how you make people feel and how they end up talking about you. I’m just true to myself, I say what I think which seems to be remarkably unusual, who’d have thought that. As someone who’s made a mistake or two, I’m all too conscious about my brand image, about how differently I am perceived vs how I see myself. You have to be transparent and open online, find your voice and purpose, it’s the only way.”

2 – “Building an online platform takes time more than anything else.”

“You can’t expect results without putting in the hard work,” says Joey. “I started out pretty ad-hoc on Twitter and it took a while to really understand it, to find my voice and appreciate how it’s used. Followers are real people, and a community is literally built and lost one person at a time.

3 – “You need your own hub”

“It didn’t take long for me to realise that Twitter alone just doesn’t cut it. It’s a tool, a means to communicate like Facebook, and it’s not the be all and end all, far from it. After a few months I knew that I needed a way to express myself more fully, to be better understood and not get frustrated with Twitter by thinking that it’s something that it isn’t. It’s why I wanted my site, a place where I can talk about the things I want to and grow it as I learn more. Beyond the cool creative stuff I found that creating the site content was challenging; understanding the detail and ensuring it had a real point – a reason to existence – and making sure that it continues to have one.”

4 – “We’re all publishers.”

“This is the biggest deal for me as someone who gets a fair amount of stick in the mainstream press, some of it deserved of course. The mainstream media are increasingly less relevant, they’re slow to adapt online, they’re politically controlled and at the end of the day it’s the people who are in control, not the media.

5 – “Fear is a killer.”

“There are millions of reasons to not bother but the reality is the world is different, it must be for people in marketing especially, it would be easier for me to take my salary and sit at home, but I know that I need to be a part of the conversation. Even with some of the trolls and abuse that I get in Twitter – which is sometimes seriously hard to take – I think we’ve all got to keep pushing and trying things. Finding ways to connect, though this is optional for me it surely isn’t for brands like Coke, Starbucks or whoever, any brand really. How can brands not be grabbing a hold of this with all their marketing budgets?

Microsoft’S Sam Ramji Talks On Linux Strategy

Sam Ramji is a busy man. As Microsoft’s senior director of platform strategy, his job is a big one: overseeing the company’s initiatives in Linux and open source.

Wait a second – Microsoft’sstrategy in open source? Yes, that’s right. The planet’s largest software company, whose relationship with open source has been, at best, hypercompetitive – Linux partisans might describe it less diplomatically – is reaching across the divide to the (formerly) enemy camp.

Or, as Ramji wrote on his LinkedIn profile:

“Open Source Software projects and ISVs should contact me to initiate a relationship with Microsoft. I am focused on narrowing the gap between the Open Source community and Microsoft through research, collaboration, interoperability, and community engagement.”

Goodness. Back in, say, 2002, who would ever have thought that a Microsoft executive would extend such an offer? Apparently, Hades has finally frozen over. Never let it be said that Microsoft isn’t willing to change and adapt with the times.

Redmond’s change of heart (or at least change of strategy) isn’t brand new. In November 2006 the company stunned industry observers when it unveiled an agreement with Novell to make Windows more interoperable with SUSE Linux. The deal included plans to enhance interoperability in virtualization, Web services and between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.

Critics claimed the Novell deal was Redmond’s way of undermining open source – sort of a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ’em” strategy aimed, ultimately, at co-opting the competitive threat. The joint agreement referred to Microsoft’s offer of patent protectionto “non-commercial open source software development.” Some Linux devotees saw this as a gambit to create doubt about commercial open source vendors. Did enterprise clients with open source in their datacenter now have to worry that their vendor would be ensnared in a lawsuit?

Sam Ramji

However, Microsoft explained, the deal was anything but nefarious. With increasingly heterogeneous datacenters, customers wanted Window and Linux to work well together – in fact they demanded it. The company’s efforts were focused on providing the best solutions for enterprise clients, and if that meant interoperating with Linux, then Redmond was flexible. Naturally Microsoft needed to protect its intellectual property in the process, hence the patent statement.

The Novell-Microsoft partnership (and similar deals Microsoft has inked with Linux vendors) continues to spark controversy. Perhaps total harmony between the open source community and Microsoft will have to wait until the Age of Aquarius. Or longer.

In the meantime, it’s Sam Ramji’s job to build a bridge between these two contrasting worlds. To that end, he does things like attend the recent open source confab OSCON, where he spoke about areas of interoperability. He facilitates technical collaborations between Microsoft and open source vendors; past examples include JBoss, SugarCRM, XenSource, Zend and SpikeSource. And he’s involved with Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (launched in 2004), a research project located in Redmond with hundreds of servers running dozens of Linux distros. He maintains a blog about Microsoft and open source.

Before his current role Ramji held a variety of tech managerial posts, including a stint supervising engineering teams as they developed heavyweight applications on open source software. He holds a degree in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and he’s a fan of the famously independent, Noble-winning physicist Richard Feynman. He lives in Seattle with his wife and kids and, when not working, likes the guitar and mountain biking.

Ramji’s exceptionally busy schedule kept him from answering all the questions I submitted to him, yet he did address some key issues about Microsoft’s strategy regarding open source:

Q: The very fact that Microsoft has an individual leading its open source initiatives represents a sea change in the company’s attitudes. What prompted this change?

Over the course of the past few years, you can certainly say that Microsoft’s open source strategy has evolved. The force behind this evolution is both an increased technical expertise and deep line of sight into Linux and open source, which has really helped Microsoft understand where the company competes with commercial Linux offerings and where it can cooperate with the open source community. Microsoft’s open source strategy is built on participation with individuals, communities and businesses.

Q: Certainly you’re aware that some observers are skeptical about the concept of Microsoft having an open source strategy. How do you respond to this?

Our open source strategy, now and in the future, is to continue a journey in which we participate with others in learning how open source products and technologies, Microsoft products and technologies—and sometimes open source products and technologies from Microsoft—can coexist, combine, and comingle in ways that offer value to customers, developers and IT administrators, partners businesses, and, as a commercial company, our shareholders.

But our strategy remains unchanged. Microsoft competes with Linux and UNIX servers with Windows servers; we’re going to find ways to interoperate between Linux and Windows because lots of our customers run both; and we want to grow the open-source ecosystem as it relates to Microsoft software.

Q: At a recent Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to be saying that Microsoft will work with open source, but will never actually produce open source software. Is that a correct reading of the company’s attitude?

I’m glad you asked this, because it’s incredibly important that we accurately articulate Microsoft’s open source strategy. Microsoft believes that the next ten years of software will be a time of growth and change where both open source and Microsoft communities will grow together. We believe that in an increasingly interconnected world, more people have more opportunity; to use more technology; to do more things than ever before. We support those choices and are expanding interoperability between open source technologies and Microsoft technologies.

Q: If you were to look ahead several years in the future, what do you foresee for Microsoft’s open source initiatives?

Both Microsoft and open source exist within a larger industry context, so it is worth taking a moment to ground ourselves in that context. The last ten years have been a time of dynamic growth and change in information technology in which both open source and Microsoft have grown. Our belief is that we are moving toward a “next ten years” in which Microsoft and open source will “grow together” – and that this growth will increasingly be focused, purposeful, and complementary.

Motorola One Fusion+: 5 Reasons To Buy

Reasons to Buy Motorola One Fusion+ Snapdragon 730G

The Motorola One Fusion Plus comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G which is the best processor for mid-range smartphones. This is an octa-core processor with Kryo 470 architecture with 2.2 GHz clock frequency. This processor comes with 6GB RAM built-in and 128GB internal storage.

The Motorola One Fusion Plus is a really great smartphone and will give you the best performance for the price. Plenty of RAM assures buttery smooth performance and multitasking. The gaming performance will be satisfactory if you play games like PUBG on Medium to low settings.

Stock Android 10

Motorola did one thing right from the beginning of making smartphones, using the stock ANdroid as their base UI. All the Motorola smartphone comes with stock Android 10 UI which ensures smooth multitasking and faster load times. There is no customization, which means you are free to customize your phone as you want.

Full VIew Display

The Motorola One Fusion Plus comes with a big 6.5 inches Total vision display with no notch or punch hole on it. The display panel is IPS LCD which comes with a resolution of FHD+ (2340×1080) with a pixel density of 395 pp. The screen to body ratio is also pretty decent as it comes with a 19.5 aspect ratio.

Fast Charger

The Motorola One Fusion Plus comes with a 5000 mAh massive battery which can juice up your smartphone for more than one day. Even if you game on your smartphone for a few hours in a day, you will easily be able to get through the day without enabling the battery saver feature.

The smartphone comes with a fast charger as well, its called Turbo power charger. It comes with an 18-watt power rating that can charge your phone pretty quickly using the Type C charger. It takes less than an hour to charge the smartphone to 100 percent with one go.

Reasons Not to Buy Motorola One Fusion+ Pop-up Selfie Camera

Motorola added a popup selfie camera in One Fusion Plus which is a plus but minus as well. The best part of having a popup selfie smartphone is that you get a full view display without a notch or a punch hole. But pop up selfie cameras have their life and takes a bit more to one than a punch hole or notch camera.

Hybrid Connectivity

Motorola One Fusion Plus comes with a hybrid SIN card tray which means you can’t use two SIM cards if you want to extend memory. It is perfectly understandable that the smartphone comes with a hybrid tray because it comes with plenty of storage. But if that option can be a dedicated feature instead of an optional feature then why not?

Build Quality

Reading this heading under “Not to Buy” can really be a letdown to the people thinking of buying this smartphone. Build quality is one important thing which people notice even before the specifications. And the build quality of the Motorola One Fusion Plus is not satisfactory at all.


The Motorola One Fusion Plus is a great smartphone but there are some cons in this smartphone keeping it from being the best mid-range smartphone. You can easily consider this smartphone if you want a better experience rather than a great build quality and looks. The Motorola One Fusion+ is now priced at Rs. 17,499 and available via Flipkart.

Motorola Moto G Power (2023) Review: Budget Battery Behemoth

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Motorola Moto G Power (3GB / 32GB): $199

Motorola Moto G Power (4GB / 64GB): $249

The Moto G Power is the middle member of Motorola’s Moto G trio for 2023 — right between the Moto G Play and the non-5G version of the Moto G Stylus. It’s currently available in a pair of configurations, and the version we tested arrived with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage onboard. It also landed with Android 10 out of the box and a promise of Android 11 with two years of security updates. Shoppers in the UK and the rest of Europe will have to look for the Motorola Moto G9 Play instead — both devices are identical, just with slightly different branding.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 processor is the highlight of the Moto G Power’s spec sheet, which, despite the confusing numbering, is a slight upgrade from the Snapdragon 665 found in the last Moto G Power phone. The 5,000mAh battery contributes heavily to the Power moniker, and it offers 15W fast charging to get you back on the move quickly. Motorola set a 6.6-inch HD+ as the face of its Moto G Power, and it comes complete with a punch hole selfie camera.

What’s good?

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All of the processing might in the world won’t do you much good without the power to keep the lights on. Enter the Moto G Power’s massive 5,000mAh battery. The phone packs enough juice to cruise through nearly two days of usage, with 15W fast charging waiting to get you back on the go. Other choices like an HD+ display and the lack of 5G also keep the Moto G Power sipping rather than guzzling through its charge.

Motorola’s power-sipping choices keep the Moto G Power running for days on end.

Another area where Motorola continues to deliver is with its nearly non-existent Android skin. It’s not quite full stock Android, but Motorola has learned to let the operating system flow without adding much bloatware on top. You’ll notice TikTok and Facebook out of the box, but you can remove both right away.

I also enjoyed the Moto G Power’s overall camera setup. The 48MP primary lens cuts down to 12MP by default, but you can adjust it for full resolution shots without any portrait mode effects. You can even give Motorola’s Cutout feature a try and let your imagination roam. Take a look at the edited image in front of the pyramids to see what I mean. It’s mostly a gimmick, but it can bring a smile to just about any face.

Motorola’s 32GB or 64GB of storage feel pretty tight with 14GB of system files onboard.

Motorola has only promised one major software update to the Moto G Power — up to Android 11 — which isn’t enough in 2023, even for a budget phone. The Moto G Power will also get just two years of security updates that will take it to early 2023. Again, while this isn’t the worst we’ve seen, it’s still not up to where it should be.

Motorola Moto G Power camera samples

See also: The best budget phones you can buy

You can always take a look at the OnePlus Nord N200 ($239) or the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G ($279) as worthy alternatives. Both add 5G speeds to the equation, and the Galaxy offers an extra kick and longer software support for just $30 more. The OnePlus Nord N200 is one of the most affordable ways to hop onto T-Mobile’s fastest speeds. If you’d rather spend your money on another Motorola phone, you can save some money and nab the Moto G Play ($169).

Motorola Moto G Power 2023

The Motorola Moto G Power packs enough juice to keep you going far beyond a day with the 5,000mAh battery. It has a Snapdragon 662 and a 48MP main camera that live up to the Power moniker.

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Motorola Moto X Style Faq, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers

Our Full Coverage Moto X Style Moto X Style Pros

Great Display

Fast Charging Battery

Good Camera

Moto X Style Cons

Battery Not User Replacable

No Fingerprint Scanner

Moto X Style Quick Specifications

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Moto X Style Questions, Answers, Opinions, Features

Answer- The Moto X Style has choices for back cover which includes silicon plastic, leather or wood. The plastic feels good on the back of the phone, where the leather provides a firm grim and great feel to the phone. The variety of back cover options definitely adds up to the customization factor. Like Moto X second generation it has curved back which sits comfortably in your palm. The phone is solid just like the other Moto X models and looks well finished.

Moto X Style Photo Gallery Moto X Style Camera Samples

Question- Does Moto X Style Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it supports Dual Nano SIM.

Answer- Yes, the memory can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD.

Question- Does Moto X Style Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Moto X Style is protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

Answer- The 5.7 inch display delivers pixel density of 515ppi. The apps and icons looked sharp and the display is bright and vibrant. It has good viewing angles and produces punchy colours on screen. Motorola fixes a IPS display in place of AMOLED display this time unlike the predecessors.

Question- Does Moto X Style Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it has adaptive brightness support.

Answer- Moto X Style features on-screen touch navigation which are located at the bottom the giant display.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, it is ready to support Android Marshmallow update.

Answer- No, there is no fingerprint sensor available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Moto X Style?

Answer- Yes, it does support Fast Charging.

Answer- Out of 16 GB 9.15 GB is available for users.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Moto X Style?

Answer- Yes, the downloaded apps can be moved to the SDcard

Answer-  We did not notice much bloatware apart from regular Motorola apps which again are not much in terms of occupied storage.

Question- How Much RAM free Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB around 2.2 GB of RAM is available after the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, USB OTG is supported.

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Question- How is The User Interface on The Moto X Style?

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- Like always Moto has jammed the speaker grills on the front panel to make no compromise with the sound output. The sound quality is good and it has good loudness.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Moto X Style?

Answer- The camera quality is quite commendable, with the new camera technology introduced in Moto X Style, it takes a big leap over the camera found in previous models. The 21MP camera doesn’t just carries high megapixels in it, it does give us quality shots while shooting. One of the most amazing thing on this phone is its camera.

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Moto X Style?

Answer- This device features 3000 mAh battery which is more than enough to run for a day once charged. During our initial testing it showed amazing results.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Moto X Style?

Question- Which Sensors, GPU Info, Effective Display Resolution?

Answer- It includes Accelerometer, Calibrated Magnetic field sensor, Orientation sensor, Ambient light sensor and Proximity sensor.

Question- How Many Gestures Supported in Moto X Style?

Answer- Flip to activate camera, chop-chop ( Shake 2 Times ) to activate Flash light etc.

Answer- It comes with almost stock Android like UI, which does not have any themes to select from, but you do have wallpaper options.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- Yes, it supports Double Tap to wake Up.

Question- SAR Value of Moto X Style?

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it supports voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Moto X Style Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any unusual heating during our initial testing and overview.

Question- Moto X Style Gaming Performance?

Answer- Gaming on this device feels amazing, as games like Asphalt 8 and Nova 3 perform seamlessly on this device.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?


Motorola Moto X Style is a great deal at its price considering the specs, built quality etc. The phone packs a solid set of CPU inside and performs evenly well. This device has a great camera and amazing display. Those who have a love for Moto can consider this device without a second thought. This flagship device impressed us and takes an extra point with the camera.

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