The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

Motorola is one of those known in the world of mobile telephony old. Its history goes back to the beginning of these devices long before become smartphones. Recently Motorola again became renowned brand was during its heyday, when he fought as equals with any other manufacturer. Curiously, while Motorola was founded in 1928 and since 1930 and this name to develop the first car radio, it was not until 1947 that adopted this name was used. Read on and you shall know the evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future.

Motorola, hitherto a veteran in the world of mobile telephony, had abandoned Symbian (Nokia’s operating system) and set his sights on Android. He soon get its first smartphone with this operating system. It was in 2009 when I came into the Motorola DEXT, a smartphone with slide-out keyboard that also incorporated a directional keys to move through the menus.

His career began with Motoblur, the layer of customization of American manufacturer, which allowed both synchronize contacts and social networks with hardware smartphone. SO was at the height of the season with a 3.1 inch screen, 1 GB of storage , 256 MB of RAM and a 5 megapixel camera, then high resolution.

The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

Shortly after the release of the Motorola DEXT would Motorola Droid, whose international name was Motorola Milestone. What no one expected is that this smartphone was able to overcome the first iPhone in sales, selling a million devices in just over two months.

As for hardware, the screen increased to 3.7 inch, 512 MB storage, 256 MB of RAM and a 5 megapixel camera. This Motorola appeared with version 2.0 of Android and had to support Froyo (2.2). The Motorola Droid / Milestone was the first statement of intent that Americans were not bluffing, they wanted a major share of the pie and would strive to get it.

Competing with HTC

If there was then a reference mark, this was HTC, the team to beat. To try to overcome the two developments of Taiwan (HTC Desire and Nexus One) Motorola responded with the “giant” Motorola Droid X, a smartphone 4.3 inch screen and a lot of muscle to show.

The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

With its huge screen (then) came a good resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 6 GB of storage and a 8-megapixel camera. For those who did not want a big screen, Motorola went on sale a battleship called Motorola Defy smartphone with high drop resistance, screen protected by Gorilla Glass and water resistance, and can be immersed up to 1 meter deep.

The hardware, as expected, is more modest than its big brother. The display, despite its size down to 3.7 inches, remained the same resolution, but in terms of storage down to 2 GB, processor frequency dropped to 800 MHz and a 5 megapixel camera down. As was maintained in RAM 512 MB for performance terminal is not resent.

The fall of Motorola

Something was happening in Motorola, things were not as they had to go. Gradually it was disappearing from the Android scene, even though they kept out new smartphones to market. The most striking, at least for me, was the Motorola Razr Maxx, a smartphone with Kevlar back and a huge 3,300 mAh battery with a thickness of 9 mm. Despite being a decent smartphone upper-middle range of the time, it did not give the necessary boost to the US manufacturer.

They left many terminals as the Motorola Defy + or Motorola Defy Mini, but that did not stop withdraw their factories, at least, much of Europe, leaving almost no part of the catalog of Android smartphones. Google, as a good fan of takeovers, decided to take the division of Motorola Mobility with unknown intent. It is speculated that Google wanted to make their own hardware and Motorola could become hands needed the famous search engine.

Motorola: Moto family

Many news about Motorola were not taken, as if he were taking a forced vacation and living money Google. But they were not with arms crossed: in 2013 appeared the curious Motorola Moto X, and I say curious because, despite hardware that was not too pointer functions as to be listening all the time to activate voice or his Snapdragon S4 Pro was slightly modified to not limp any of their duties guarding the autonomy gave much to talk about.

Unfortunately it took too long to reach the European market, and made the price at which it originally came out, so in our continent was not very successful. But he did that was successful was the little brother, the Motorola Moto G, whose hardware was somewhat humble, but worked as fluid as could make it a high-end. What he ended to make it a success was its price: for less than 200 € you had a terminal that worked like a charm and I would have a good support.

This support came primarily for one reason: Motoblur had disappeared giving way to stock Android applications with a couple of Motorola. That was the key, Google had influenced enough, and had been the right decision. These characteristics midrange operation almost high-end and its price became the Moto G in the biggest seller in the history of Motorola smartphone, and rightly so.

Google sells Motorola

He did not even last two years Google’s acquisition of Motorola, but at that time had managed to resurrect the manufacturer of injection blow money and recoup some of the US market. Google decided in 2014 to almost give Motorola Lenovo. It is speculated several reasons why Google Motorola Lenovo sold at a much lower price than you paid in your day. He had not even recovered the investment.

The evolution of smartphones from Motorola and its possible future

Most speculation centered on that Samsung did not like the idea that Google had a favorite. The others either, of course, but still the best-selling Samsung in the Android range, would condemn Android piss them off. Or so it was thought then, the market being as it was.

Although Motorola passed to Lenovo, there was no change and Motorola continued its line Moto, keeping the stock Android software clean and maintaining prices that were competitive to anyone. It was also this year chosen so that, after thousands of speculation, Motorola and Google collaborate once again to give birth to the Nexus 6, the first phablet family that was controversial for leave to those who prefer more compact smartphones sector. The advantage of this is that supposed to sales would not set foot in the Moto family.


This 2015 Android Motorola still leave Stock, although it happened a change. For starters, there was a rafter in the ranges of devices: the Moto E family, after two generations, the picture disappears, giving way to low range of G. Moto Moto X family, it was divided into two parts: one dedicated to the midrange with the Moto X Play and another at the high end with the Moto X Style.

But 2015 does not end with these terminals. Recently, we knew, not counting the Droid family, which remains exclusive to Verizon, the Motorola Moto X Force, whose screen promises to be unbreakable, but if you insist (as Matías Prats) display may fail. It seems that the US manufacturer wants to take a few steps back in history and make an armored as was the Motorola Defy smartphone.

Possible future

If there is one thing we can be sure of is that the software kept so clean that has restored the glory of the past. What can we expect from the Moto family in 2016? Surely seek further refined and not have to see that this is the year in which they decided to take the leap in camera, and the Moto X Force has chosen the field of resistance.

Does this mean that they want to bring to market the most comprehensive smartphone means? Seeing what he has done this year, I bet that’s what they want: a smartphone that is outstanding at all. I find it difficult to achieve its goal in 2016, but perhaps in a couple of years we see something that leaves us open-mouthed at each of its features, including the price if they seek a bestseller.

We have given in this article a walk through the history of a veteran of the mobile phone, it’s been a bad shot and that emerged like a phoenix. Only time will tell what will happen in the future, but now it’s up to you to speculate on what could be the following Motorola and what will improve. You lived the beginnings of Motorola? What do you think will be your future?

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