Motorola begins Android 4.4.4 rollout to several devices including the Droid Ultra

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Motorola has become one of the best manufacturers when it comes to updating devices, and it looks like they’re keeping up the trend with Android 4.4.4. They’ve announced that a handful of devices will be receiving the incremental update, including the Moto G in Brazil and India, the Moto E in France, Canada, and Asia Pacific, and the Droid Ultra in the US.

The 4.4.4 update includes everything that came with 4.4.3, including a new dialer and some camera tweaks, plus the usual bug fixes, performance enhancements, etc. If your device wasn’t listed, I wouldn’t worry too much. Motorola has been great about getting things updated, so we’ll likely hear some more news about it in the next few weeks.

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OnePlus posts subtle tease about July 22nd

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OnePlus posted a new teaser image on the Google+ page today suggesting something new is going to be announced on July 22nd. The image includes the phrase “Knock on wood” and “7.22″ engraved in what appears to be wood. There are a few options that the tease could be referring to. The most obvious would be the announcement of faux wood back covers for the OnePlus One similar to what Motorola offers for the Moto X. If that were the case, OnePlus may also announce the availability of other cover styles as well.

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OnePlus Two in the works with a codename of ‘Lettuce’

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While you’re waiting to get your hands on the OnePlus One, we are now starting to get info about the successor….the OnePlus Two. It’s in the works with a codename of “Lettuce” and apparently the OnePlus One was codenamed “Bacon.”

That’s all we have for now, but you can be sure that whatever specs the OnePlus Two has, it will be more superior than the OnePlus One.

Also, in case you have figured it out yet, the OnePlus Three will most likely be codenamed “Tomato.” That and 50-cents won’t even get you a cup of coffee.

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Verizon LG G Vista specs revealed

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The LG G Vista has been leaking slowly, and now we have a few specs to share with you. The Verizon-bound device (VS880) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. It’s also expected to be 9.9mm thick and weigh in at 162 grams.

This is an obvious mid-range device, with hopefully pretty competitive pricing. Unfortunately we don’t know what Verizon plans on charging for this device nor do we know when it will be released. We will keep you posted.

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Unknown Motorola smartphone running Android L leaks

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We know that Motorola is readying the Moto X+1, but let’s not forget the DROIDs. We can only assume that new DROIDs will be announced around the same time, just like last year. TK Tech News has already leaked the Moto X+1, but they were given images of another device, but all we know is that it probably isn’t the Moto X+1. What we do know is the display is larger than the Moto X, but it’s our understanding that the Moto X+1 will have a larger display as well, at 5.2-inches. They do compare this device to the Nexus 5, and does appear bigger.

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Lenovo’s octa-core Golden Warrior officially announced for July 18th

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Lenovo’s Golden Warrior smartphone has finally been given an official launch date after a few previous leaks. The device will hit shelves in China on July 18th, and Lenovo is offering a fantastic deal to Weibo members that will allow them to get their hands on the phone for roughly $32. Even if you can’t manager to get in on that deal, the device will run between $130 and $145, depending on which Chinese carrier you want the golden smartphone on. » Read the rest

Motorola ordered to stop selling phones infringing on antenna patent in Germany

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Some bad news for Motorola today, as the regional court in Mannheim, Germany has ruled that Motorola has infringed on an antenna patent owned by LPKF Laser & Electronics AG.

Because of the infringement, Motorola has been ordered to stop selling mobile phones in Germany which infringe on the patent. To get things going again, Motorola will have to adjust its devices to steer clear of the infringement.

Source: Reuters