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OnePlus 9 Pro Phone Review
"So there was some big Hardware news today. Maybe you heard of it. If you're fans of one plus then you probably saw that the company held a livestream this morning and then shortly after the embargoes lifted and reviews were aplenty the oneplus nine and the oneplus nine pro wrong article okay. Plus nine won't buzz nine pro on house this morning. That's does because i didn't put an article in there burks. Donald the worry about him Were announced this morning. You don't need to put an article in there. Because i have them there they are. That's right this right. Here is one plus nine in. I think they call it a matte. Black does a color. Although it's not very mad i was gonna ask. Does it have did you. Keep the protector on there. Because it looks real shiny to me is look mad at all. No it's not matt actually. It's very very shiny in fact both of these are very very shiny. So that's the nine and then a slightly larger nine pro like super glass. You know what i mean. It's like error basically But it's got a got a little kind of like haziness up the top that gets to completely cleared out the bottom but You know. I colors What's the other one is like a do. They call it an arctic green or something like that. I can't remember the name of the third color but it's kind of more similar to here. Hold on. I think i have a more similar to the oneplus. Eight pro this. I would call matt right like this is kind of like a hazy sort of not glassy reflective thing but just really disappointed by. I'm sorry i. I don't mean to be hard to please but i'm disappointed by the black and silver of it all like what is this is like some sort of ball where i'm like put on a fancy gown only wear like black or silver. Are i mean you still. You still have your color options. Vic the oneplus maper wave like whereas the vapor way. Where's the beautiful -til back sometimes. Save these things for later. You know how oneplus roles they come out with their colors in there and then a little bit later they come out with their special edition. Vapor waves now. They did last year. I'm just saying sometimes they do Bites What you will notice with the oneplus nine nine pro. If you look hard enough. And i don't know that i've got this on auto focus so i'm just gonna keep right here but Basically this little branding in the camera bump which says hostile blog. I saying that right And so basically oneplus has a has a partnership with hossa blonde. The camera company. That is a highly respected. Although we should definitely point out the fact that hasselblad was also the big camera partnership that motorola had for a moto. Maude that did not actually take very good pictures. So the question was once we started hearing kind of the news about oneplus and blah. Having a partnership. Is this a branding play. Or is the cameras hardware actually amazing here which is definitely the focus. That really seems to be the focus. This time around the oneplus eight year. You may remember at least eight pro. it it did well improving upping oneplus game when it came to the camera and it looks like with the nine. They're looking to do the same thing here. I've had these phones For about a week and a half now although. I've only really used the nine pro with any regularity. I haven't like lived with the oneplus nine Camera hardware is very similar between the two. But i've i've leaned into the camera on the nine pro. I'm actually doing a comparison for hands on tack. That will go live tomorrow between shots on the eight pro and shots on the nine pro to kinda show. You did one. Plus actually upgrade here But know feel free and show some shots. Hokey stay on this one for a second because this one kind of bothers me. This is the main rear facing camera. I don't know that anyone else would notice this. Because you don't know my daughter and my wife the way i do but their heads look stretched totally noticed that actually. It looks like your daughter's flat look like cardboard out to that. This was done with main camera. This was not the winding lens. I'm used to seeing that kind of tearing that smearing on wide angle shots. But not the main and i realized what it is because this was like within. The first couple of days of having the camera was like okay. What is that if all of my main shots are going to do. This is going to bug the heck out of me and realize what it is the main lens does not have optical image stabilization. And so if you are even moving your hand the slightest when you take these shots you end up with really Erotic images and that. I see that as a big bummer. Because it actually did kind of rear. Its ugly head to me multiple times. Where i thought i was still but it wasn't quite still enough then. I looked at the shot later. I was like okay. That's just a little too blurry for my liking. The actually end up getting better shots out of the uae than you do with the main But yeah i mean. I mean considering that it's a wide right so you get that wide effect but the i just enjoy the shots from the live more than i do the main and a lot of the shots that i took those very dark outsize store. That's that's frustrating. It out the person who uses that you know it's going to distort the images. They take that they want us to. I'm sorry usa. The angle has the optical image civilization. Yeah yeah the wide has optical image stabilization to my understanding. The main does not at main absolutely does not and yeah so i got arenas on on really yellow. Yeah maybe maybe fact. Check that for me. While i walk through a few these eligible here but yeah i know for a fact. The main does not. I'm pretty pretty confident. The why does. But i could be wrong That shot that you were just looking at that. Was low light. Low light in the back yard near dr not quite dark and it was fine like lobe light performance on some of my shots were were fine. Nothing like screaming amazing. You know what i mean. you know again low light. I don't know. I feel like that could be better right by. I don't know This those two shots are interesting because one is the rear. This is the front facing and it shows you the differences in color balanced detection between the two cameras There's just i don't know like a time and time again as i'm kind of going through and taking pictures and comparing and everything it's like the images like i'm really curious to compare between the eight pro and the nine pro because i haven't actually done the side by sides yet for tomorrow's review. I'm doing that After the show actually. But i'm really interested to compare. Because like i'm kind of guessing guessing without comparing at this point that images are relatively similar between the two and if so then what is the hasselblad partnership actually mean
The inventor of the cellphone on whether Big Tech represents the new AT&T monopoly
"The final segment of her. Four interview with martin cooper inventor the cell phone and this is your daily charge in your book multiple. You've contrasted the the hubris of eighteen monopoly over motorola's more consumer centric approach I'm curious as we're looking at. At some of the scrutiny. That big tech is facing today if you see. Examples of that hubris in some of the giants said that are facing scrutiny. Whether it's google or apple or facebook amazon do you see more. At and t. Or more motorola because there is all of them. Talk about you know serving the Consumer meaning consumers needs. But i'm curious what your perspective is on what you think they are or how they how their analysis to while i do We do have a problem because google amazon and facebook. They start to look like monopolies in in their narrow area point out to these are all very news named. we haven't really learned how to manage. These kinds of saying good of the problem starts out with the people. People think that they're getting something for nothing though. They provide all their personal information to google or amazon or facebook or other social media and they think that they're getting value of because they get free something while. I got news for you as you get anything. Nothing some are other. We have to educate people to have them stand that their information their personal data has now you and they shouldn't be give it away sir. Nothing they should be somehow or other there has to be equity and when we start getting people to understand that they're going to be competitive offering won't steal your observations your relationship ways. You're unaware of saw the same thing that happened to us in. Nineteen eighty-three when they split of the bell system. Some are other competitive. Influences are gonna fix nap before that. I'm a dreamer. I would optimus. I think did of people change. People make these demands and say. I don't want your free snow. I i want control my own information. There will be people come along. That will say i could do that. I can charge you for by services. And i can pay you for your derision. I think that's the solution to the google facebook problem and possibly for the amazon echo. Some are other having monopolies are bad it. If we don't have competition we all suffer in our president situation of. But i'm optimistic. Look people are smarter and these things are new enough. So we're learning how to do it we are. We're going to fix the problem. But w we do have a problem. Now when i went to buy something now irael about the fact that boy. I hated it. Has its cheryl market within a so. Easy to buy whatever's
A Conversation With Suki with Punit Singh Soni, CEO
"We are joined by a special guest today from a company that's making some waves and creating some ripple effect while they're doing it. They're ceo puneet joins us today. Caen introduce yourself. Tell us about sukey dot ai and star with your vision and how you gotta go in plus madeline reid. Thank you for having me on the on the show. It's a pleasure to be here talking about this journey. I start by giving you a very quick background on on where i come from. I have all of three years of experience in healthcare so many of the folks who are interested in healthcare listening and probably have way more to teach me tonight. I have to say A my background is google. Most of it is from google. I was Before enterprise software startup it some venture investing Which i strongly recommend you not do if you want to actually build a company and be an operator and I in google in the search team then ended up actually running the mobile apps group for little bit Welcome games Social which you know has a whole different story it probably a good subject for different podcast And then we tried. Motorola was actually astern software. Their software product management. So did that for a little bit built a bunch of very interesting phones. One of them was the. I always on wise form. You could say okay moto x. navigate me to starbucks and this was before alexa. And siri and google assistant other things. Were even a a Even idea and so I kinda saw the evolution of boys and You know the whole voice tack especially when it comes to listening and ambient all of these things from the days when it was very early on And i ended up actually going to. India was the chief product officer flip guard which is india's largest e-commerce company. Came back and thought it would be very interesting to see how they apply some of this voice technology in alternative another spaces beyond dispute consumer. I had this thesis That the largest most interesting influential tech of emory ever is going to be in healthcare. Now i don't know if it's going to be now or five years from now or a decade from now but but i do believe that there is a very interesting company especially with the evolution of machine learning and artificial intelligence. And that's going to happen in in this space. And so that was the genesis in some ways of expirations in healthcare Obviously happy to tell you a lot more about you know how we chose this idea but that was basically how we got into a into the space and ended up putting together sukey. Yes ended up actually running Software product management at motorola and built a bunch of different phones. As part of it one phone that was probably very much well received in the market was moto x. Which was d. I always on phone. You could say things. Like ok moto x. Navigate we do starbucks and it will do that. This was before alexa and siri and the assistant from google even ideas. And so i've kind of seen a ambient passive listening and conversational voice from the days when it was barely technology and not really even a product and so ended up finishing motorola going to india. Where i was running a product for india's largest e-commerce company came back After we sold it to walmart. And i had this idea that there must be a way to use this trend that we're seeing machine learning and boys and why and apply that to healthcare
Apple working on foldable iPhone, report says
"Well a new year might mean some new form factors for technology. Tom's guide passing along report from time when he's united daily news. That apple reportedly commissioned to prototype shells from foxconn for foldable displays. Now this is a very low reliability source also even if it's true it just means that apple commissioned some prototypes doesn't mean they're even going to do this but One would be a book like design like the surface duo and the other a more standard smartphone designed that would fold in half kinda like the motorola razor or or the the samsung foldable phone december. Thirty first apple patent filing also shows a device that folds both in and out kind of a combination of the galaxy z flip and the wall way made x. So yeah there could be something in the works. I'm sure it'll be a long time if and when we ever see. But that's interesting to
Looking for a phone for the holidays? Here are your best bets
"You're looking for a smartphone for yourself or a loved one this holiday. The choices can get overwhelming. Fortunately we've got some answers. Roger chang and this is your daily charge with me phone expert than law created holiday gift guide funds. Welcome lynn hierachy. I'm happy to be here. So you've a rundown of the best smartphone options out there but before we get into specific suggestions. Any general advice on what we should think about when we're syrian new phone. Yeah every time you know before you buy. New phone is important to think about how you use your last phone. Did you play a lot of games and watch videos if so you probably want a phone with a big screen and a battery a big battery and or did you take a lot of photos and capture a lot of videos than you probably want something with a great camera so you really want to think about how you use your phone and make sure that the phone works for you and your needs instead of just getting the latest greatest. You don't wanna pay for features you don't need features that you may or may not need i talk about five g a lot on this show But senior the expert. I wanted to get your read on this law. Is it something you really need. When considering which funded by there is a premium for five devices. So is it really worth. It is rolling out in more areas throughout this year. But i know like some carriers. I believe t mobile. They offer five g coverage under its unlimited plan anyway. So it's understandable if you're eyeing a five g device and that's your next phone in that situation but i'm not a hundred percent convinced a five g iphone is something you absolutely need this year especially when so many people are working from home anyway and especially if you don't have good five three coverage in your area so you should definitely check that before you make a decision and you know coverage maps from carriers. They don't really tell the whole story so you you wanna make sure you do a lot of research and phones. Five g. phones are getting cheaper and cheaper. So i may hold out just a bit longer gutted. It feels like the most part people are committed to the platforms. They've chosen if you're an iphone user. You're likely buying a new iphone. Twelve financial user. You have more choices. But a- likely to stick with another android phone other instances where you would consider switching. Generally that is true It people do tend to kind of stick with the same ecosystems. But i think it's easier to switch platforms easier more now than now more than ever especially compared to years past I think about some certain situations that would motivate motivate someone switch and i think peripheral accessories are especially good reason of the airpods pro. They do work with android phones to an extent but their functionality and their features work so much better with an iphone and you basically kind of even iphone to use an apple watch for its to its full potential so i could see android user. Who is really attracted to those accessories switch for that. I think for an iphone to android people do want the customization. I know iowa's fourteen gives you more and options but it just doesn't compare to what you can play around with on an android phone. It's a lot more fun if you have the time for it. So let's get into it. Let's talk about specific phones. What are some of your top picks for this holiday season again. It really depends on who you are and what your needs are but for an iphone. I do like the iphone mini because of its size. I have small hands. So it's very attracted to me and like the iphone se because it's a because of its low price and for android phones. The galaxy s twenty f e is really affordable. Pick for the galaxy line. And i liked the oneplus eight because it's premium but it's competitively priced so let's dig into some of those phones the the galaxy s twenty f e which. I know we made fun of alive for the name. Initially fan edition actually ended up being pretty decent About what you get with it and why you know. That's that's a pretty decent deal. Among other phones out there. Well one is that it has five g and it has a great performance. And the although you know. The camera isn't as good as the s. twenty. Ultra the note. Twenty ultra It's a good price. I think it starts about seven hundred dollars and it's so much cheaper than some of the premium galaxy phones out there so it's something if you want that galaxy samsung the samsung galaxy experience. But you don't want to spend way too much. I think that is a good alternative. Also you can look into samsung's galaxy a series lineup phones. Like the eighth fifty one i think is one of the more recent ones those also kind of offer that that software experience a galaxy experience without a premium of a high price so beyond some of these head like his. You know you talked about samsung. Which is a well-known Are there any other handsome. Makers that are a bit more under the radar that offer phones. Maybe deserve a second. Look yeah. I don't. I don't have any official releases or deals specifically that i can say i always think. Motorola is such a great company for mid range affordable phones and throughout the holiday season. There moto phones do get a discounted and there are some carrier promotions to it. I would say keep an eye on those things especially if you don't want to spend a thousand dollars on a phone if you're looking for something it starts like two hundred dollars. An up. motorola makes a really solid aggressively priced phones. That if you don't really need all the premium features so if you just kind of use your phone to make calls the moti. Seven power is a good mid range phone with a big battery so you don't have to charge it and that would be a great pick for someone who's a little bit more straightforward with their needs at. Don't need a lot or grammy. It's black friday today. So i'm sure there are plenty of deals to go around beyond the motorola brand new. You mentioned one plus and that's another company. That is a little bit under the radar. It's not a household name tug a little bit about that in some of the options there. Yeah we're plus is definitely. They started out as an android enthusiasts brand. They've branched out in there a little bit more popular. Now you're right. They're not as popular will known as google and samsung. Their current flagship line is the eight. It's oneplus eight pro. Act it's a lot of phones year. They released like four And so that's kind of their higher end line. They just released their oneplus. Nord en ten. Five g That will be available in north america at a later date and that has five g And it's about. I think it's going to be about four hundred dollars. Give or take so that is something that you know. They've consistently released premium phones with great hardware at affordable pricing used to be more affordable from years past. Not so much anymore but it still. You know hundreds of dollars cheaper than samsung galaxy funds beyond one plus and samsung another company that surprisingly flies under the radar is google right. It's it's a big name company but the pixel phones. Have not exactly been blockbuster devices. I believe one of the pixel phone is on your list. You talk about which phone that google makes people should be looking at. Yeah so. I think you're talking about pick so four eight five g. I've consistently recommended that phone since its release i like it. Because it is more affordable than the five the pixel five which is its main flagship. But you get a lot of the same features it still has. It has the same camera as a five. So it has great. Low like Low light photos and it has a soffer support from google. And it's also has five g which is what differentiates it from the pig soul for a that was Also released so that would be all the pixel phones that were released this year. I do like the four eighty five g the most just because it's cheaper than the five but has many of the same features so most of those flagship phones we're talking about the pixel five twelve. They're they're eight hundred dollars closer to one thousand dollars. If you're looking to spend that much like you. Does anyone actually need to spend a thousand dollars on a new phone. I mean you can definitely spend that much if you want you know phones. That cost that much are usually faster. They have longer less batteries and have great cameras. But i feel like this year compared to last compared to yours past. We've seen so many great phones that are priced below thousand dollars. You could find something great for four hundred dollars to six hundred dollars. I do think. Fund companies were reactive to the spending behavior of twenty twenty and how people for being a little bit more cost conscious and they and they Reacted to that. With a appropriately priced phones. That have been way more aggressive but still have premium teachers. And what if you're shopping for kids or parents amid this may be the same line of conversation. But you know for for folks who don't necessarily need all those layers in bells and whistles of. Are there any other phones that you suggest for them. That may be even a step down from some of the ones you talked about earlier definitely as it again. A motorola makes a lot of inexpensive phone so i would look towards their e line of funds the moto e six i believe is you know starts at one hundred dollars and that's something that you can get unlocked By the way if you are giving phone as a gift. I do recommend buying an unlocked. Phone it's probably the quickest and easiest way to go about it since you just have to swap existing some card and you're ready to go so that would kind of with that line of phones. The moti line would definitely be something. I would look out for this. Holiday season is a phone. Even a gift anymore is that is that too personal of a device for you to go out and actually get for someone. I sure why not. I totally don't disagree with receiving a phone as a gift. I think it's perfectly as long as you go about it the right way. Make sure that's what they're it matches the needs that they want and And you look very closely at all the fine print in terms of carrier contracts and stuff like that. I think it would be a great gift.
Tobacco sales during lockdown
"During lockdown We sorta changed or spend money always being by mobike. Be buying jigsaw. Buying craft kits. Thinks like that and by motorola does seem that. We've been on mass buying more tobacco. If you look at the results from philip morris japan tobacco imperial brands altria group all of which have reported in the last month. They've essentially said our industry. Globally is doing far better than expected. Now of course long-term tobacco is a declining industry but it seems that the stress the anxiety. The bordon maybe even the freedom of being locked into your home has cool. Smokers either to restart smoking or to smoke more because the outlook for the industry the sales and revenue and profits. They've been reporting it being better than expected now. This is a slightly new story. Because else countries such as south africa where sales were banned entirely because of course covert isn't a disease that attacks the lungs and the chest and so smoking makes it far worse. There's also issues about some some places. Sales of tobacco products were considered essential. And therefore you could still buy them in. The shops and other countries cells of tobacco wouldn't considered non essential. And you couldn't buy them in. The shops followed by the way considered tobacco and essential purchase. So there's some confusion there's also been a pantry loading stopped loading what we saw toilet roll but also say we nuances this story again. Because of high taxes and high prices for tobacco most western countries smuggling tobacco is a massive issue. And of course what we know. We know the borders closed so again. The closure of the borders stopped a lot of that tobacco smuggling which again boosted big tobacco prophets. So so this is a really new story that straightway you'd think well covert attacks suggest attacks. The lungs people would stop smoking. Actually that's not been the case and actually people have drunk more wind. We've seen that in the uk people returning to alcohol to relieve their anxiety. It seems people have been turning to tobacco as well now. That story misses out. I think quite a key point and this is something. I'm noticing around the media. Nobody wants to report this. But if you refer to the british medical journal don't have the exact figures in front of me but it's something like this. Twenty percent of the british population smoke deaths from covid. Anchors is not point four one percent it would appear that there's something in nicotine That actually prevents prevents the virus entering the lungs. I know they should. Nobody wants to talk about. This correlation is not causality. okay speakers two things correllated does not mean one causes the other they have given you a financial answer georgie. You'd expect nothing else of me. Yeah well
"motorola" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Now obsolete rumor had it that during the acquisition Lenovo. CEO was on the record saying that Motorola is our us treasure and we plan to not only protect the Motorola brand but make it stronger that seems unlikely given the decision to shut it down only two years into the acquisition. Remember they are already sold off the semiconductor business. They had already sold off this saved the structure business or which they started to Siemens and then not hearing kind of or just way through various of what would be competitors before so it had already hung down into a much smaller company. I mean, I remember being down a hundred thirty thousand employees when you look to semiconductor, I remember semiconductor leaving the biggest banks was probably when semiconductor split off from Motorola. For someone who is on the inside the final days of Motorola could be described as this how we think about it is is a groups of friends. Split apart people got laid off there was constant, you know layoffs because we weren't making the numbers we were getting to the market share. We wanted to get you needed to get actually therefore they would something and they would cut something and they would cut something until there was nothing left in the end. It was like Motorola was getting further away from the nearest cell tower. Once they lost their connection everything started to get fuzzy and though they were once this tight group. They got split apart losing their assets their focus their purpose and then their relevancy until there was nothing left of them, but a rap lyric from an old Jay-Z song. Special thanks to Jonathan RAV4 contributing to this episode and sharing his valuable Insight during his time and Motorola and thank you for tuning into this week's the Greek fail. Please make sure to visit our website at the great failed, for behind-the-scene audio and video footage. If you like these episodes and want us to continue bringing more, please subscribe to our newsletter because well not connecting with you would be our grades fail while you're at it simply tell a friend about the show that would help us out to bring the research on each episode is extensive, but none of them would be possible without the tireless efforts of researchers writers and reporters. They are all credited on the great failed, under our show notes lastly. You can connect with us on Facebook Twitter and Instagram at the great sale pod, and please subscribe great review this podcast on iTunes to show your support page. Be back in two weeks with a brand new episode and remember folks with great failure comes great liability..
"motorola" Discussed on The Great Fail
"First Motorola phone? So I first got a razor maybe when I was in college and that was like one of the coolest phones that I had ever had and it was a the silver and black razor and it was so like Sleek sexy and I just loved flipping it. That was like when you get a phone call and you just flip it open and that was the cool thing, but then Motorola came out with this awesome swivel phone that nobody had really thought it was very low profile and it just swiveled to open and it was probably the most expensive phone that I had bought around that time frame which was around $300 which I thought wage at that time. We thought oh God $300 for a phone on my gosh that's crazy. But it was so cool. And I believe it was in a James Bond movie, but that was like the highlight of my phone career wage. I remember my first experience a Motorola. It was a gift from my parents for my thirteenth birthday, which the iconic hello moto commercial had the entire School wanting the newest flip-phone. Of the old-style blackface. I remember my first Motorola cell phone. It was a Star Trek. I was seventeen years old and in my senior year in high school. The phones went from a 2-pound break to the size of a compact mirror and it was all the rage. My first Motorola phone was a flip phone just classic kind of do nothing except make calls and if you're lucky you're able to send texts with them and the keypad was just digits when the razor came out because I had the screen with color. I just had to have it. Yeah, it was pretty awesome compared to a Nokia which was you know indestructible, but just didn't have that stick appeal in the early 2000s. I was in my last year of middle school and Jay-Z was the hottest rapper at the time had just come out with the song called. I just want to love you in the last line of the second verse. He says I'm too cold Motorola. Two-way page me off. And immediately everybody wanted a Motorola two-way pager. I remember back in high school leapfrogging from the deeper into my first Motorola flip phone which was the startech and then when the razor came out the company really caught my attention because for me the metallic pink one was the Holy Grail. It was sexy. It was Sleek shiny and incomparable to anything else out there at the time. So it was truly revolutionary and for a while Motorola captured a big part of the cellphone market and once I began working on Wall Street, all I saw were blackberries and all other smartphones, which was clear to me that Motorola had all the fallen out of the Limelight but the story of the rise and fall of the iconic Motorola was on so many levels a bit heart-wrenching when you think about their passage from leadership and pioneering the Telecommunications Market to their slow bleeding death that spread out through e The organization and decaying on every level before going under. What's ironic is that most people don't realise how they pave the way on Innovation with inventions that to this day can be traced back to Motorola's contributions. For instance Motorola provided radio equipment for most NASA space flights for decades. In fact Neil Armstrong's first words on the moon at 1:00, but we're sent on a Motorola transceiver. The company was founded in nineteen Twenty Eight by Two Brothers by the name of Galvin soon as he's G, they named their company Galvin manufacturing and started with selling their first product which was battery eliminators. They went on to invent car radios and walkie talkies came along with the first pagers from military police and fire departments. It wasn't until 1947 that they changed their name by fusing the word motor with the second half of the word Ola which was a popular ending for successful companies back in those days. And successful they were rapidly becoming a leader in all things radio. They were trailblazing for set-top boxes modems DVRs conductors. And then after that mobile phones in for a while this Behemoth had a monopolistic rain as an Undisputed leader in the cellphone industry off it made waves when it pied near the first flip phone with the microtac and then the infamous clam phone AKA startac in the 1950s because this phone literally looked like a clamp and when the razor was unveiled in 2004, it was a massive success. It's sold around a hundred and thirty million phone's dead on launch the most any phone had sold at that time and it was named one of the most influential pieces of Hardware ever. So how did a company like Motorola lose their ability to stay on top in the engineering world and completely off all out of touch with your audience and reality while Motorola was involved in several verticals. It seemed they had really found their foothold in the mobile phone business office and for a while they were dominating the space hands down, but then some really notable players entered into the ring by the name of Nokia Samsung blackberry juice and the small other company you may have heard of Apple. In retaliation to the glut of competing companies starting to flood the market Motorola responded with their highly-acclaimed razor phones generating one of the most successful launches in history month and they had a pretty successful run this got them back into the game and put them into the number two spot in 2005. The razor was considered one of the most influential mobile phones at the time. But as you can imagine the consumer Tech world can be quite fickle with all eyes looking at the latest hottest gadgets and as the mobile markets advance, so did its competition It was Nokia's polish designs that would come to usurp Motorola's market share with a few others coming in and throwing their punches at the Behemoth as well. Blackberry brought out their game changer for corporations allowing for instant Communications amongst employees apples iPhones brought about groundbreaking designs and apps that were Market defining. So what did Mom KO Bula do instead of answering these challenges? They instead just sat back defending the razor not even offering a replacement or a version 2 Here's Jonathan rough ex Motorola executive who was a senior director of Technology during his final years. They're here. He talks about Motorola struggle with competition long as they were more competitive consumer-centric Brands and products came in that were hard for them to compete against in a kind of manufacturing jobs. Can we compete against scale on bills where they were the technology innovators? But if anything they were the market creators and I sometimes think you know over the various things their struggle with moving from Market Creator to the next stage of the market when they became very competitive in the sense of there were a large scale of competitors because people could buildings usually and you could use examples of the more fun some of the Enterprise business models. They went into semiconductor and going back the whole.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra review
"Note twenty and twenty ultra no twenty and not twenty ultra how the fastest processors in the galaxy series it comes with an. All new laser autofocus sensor, and for pro video mode, we also built an extra controls to give you videos an extra kick the no Tony Ultra like okay. Well, you you saw the issues with the s twenty ultra. He added a laser to it and then you made it made it a note it seems like it was really straightforward. I thought it was really good but it seemed like it was a really straightforward phone. I bet if there were no focus issues on the twenty ultra, it would have just been the same thing in a much more square. Body he basically and a Stylus was probably the plan. But yeah, they they fixed that little that focus issue and for phases tech delivery, and then they made a note and that's that's what a lot of us we're looking for. So I like that phone well, and it's like you know forty broke you know don't don't fix it until they fixed the thing that was broken they kept the rest of the same true. The regular note twenty though is just a baffling phone. What is the deal there? I called it the nope twenty was really happy with that title which I loved the title. Ever, house so jealous. It was I mean it's a thousand dollars and I for the longest time I didn't really in my device reviews go super deep on pricing because you know especially even with Samsung, it's going to go down over time. You know things change there's various deals in different markets while Blah. So I would just analyze like the device, but now pricing is so important. There's so many different tiers and so much competition at each price range and the note twenty came out and it was just like you put it up against the other thousand dollar phones and you're like this is not anywhere near what it supposedly like what happened here. This is not the right price and I think that actually took away from like actually being a pretty decent phone like that's what ended up talking about in the video is like take the price tag off of it like that's a unique combination of check marks like for a phone and they're offering that and you know once left the price on a thing like clearly this is a bad by, but it was a weird choice for that for that price. Well, so I mean the big thing for me was the the lack of higher frustrate which on the note is in particular importance because it does actually help with a latency. A little bit So you really feel it in theory I. Think you're right. It is the right interesting combination check boxes because if there are people that really desperately need a style if you like in that note world there should be a lower cost option for you like that that's a great idea and then so they made the phone that was of lower cost option for people and they didn't put it at a lower. Yeah, there's like two other phones with Stylus that seen this year I think ones like a four hundred dollar Motorola phone and maybe one other and it's like they did make a pretty unique phone there I almost wonder do you know if it's still thousand dollars? Are they finally lowering it though I mean those those inevitable. Samsung discount. So you can find it for less I. Mean I just published my review. It was relatively late and my original headlined was like. Don't buy it without a discount. That's that's actually the shortages. You can find it relatively less than go ahead and get it. If you can't just wait
The wonderful world of folding phones
"Out, you've had a very busy week and have is not is not for nothing that you've only slept four hours in the last three days or something. So I appreciate all the work you've done let's start with the galaxy fold sue and I'm just going to call it the galaxy full to because. No. The future is in flat. This is a phone that you and I went back and forth on about giving a five star review and we settled four point five out of five because no phone is perfect, etc etc. But I do want to talk about how much you like this thing in also how much better it is than the previous version. I'm you're not alone in this right this is you know the verge came out with their review this week as well. I think every other site that I've seen has sort of praised this as being an extravagance successful ones. So give us your your thoughts on unwired so much better than the first. Yeah I mean the biggest change for me is the fact that the cover screen now takes up the whole front of the phone. So it's it's. It really changes how you use it versus the short time. I. Spent with the original fold where you know that that covers green was so small that you could really only use it for notifications and and really small things. You didn't really want to use it for anything for more than two minutes or so the cover screen on the full to because it's it's so much bigger it. It really feels like just using a normal phone that just happens to be really narrow and tall. And you can do all your normal phone things with regular apps and not just notifications, and so it really makes the fold feel more like having two devices instead of just like having a tablet that shrinks to a frustratingly small screen. and that's It makes it a one handed device when you need it to be in that. That's a really big deal to me. I mean other than that. It's it's just fixing. So many things with the original full, the the hinges so much more rigid and you can use it for all the flex MoD things where you know certain APPS will rearrange themselves. When you fold the screen, it's not very widely implemented, but it does work really wealth the APPs that it that it has been. Optimized for and just the whole thing feels so refined where last year's fold felt like this is a really cool experiment, but it's still just an experiment This is a phone that like actually feels like a complete fully thought out products that somebody could and should by right now assuming they don't mind dropping two thousand dollars on a on a cell phone. And that's interesting. You know it's something that. It always takes that second generation to iron out any bugs but the ones that really affected. The I note were concerns about resilience this. Sorry. The first fold were concerns about resilience that the the plastics screen was scratched were susceptible to scratches that it wouldn't hold up in inclement weather that the repeated. Folding would. Potentially, damage it or may may not hold up to the regular stresses of daily life. You haven't had it very long but do have those concerns with this phone. Not, as much as I did with the first one, but I also don't think this is necessarily going to hold up as well as just a traditional phone that you're not fooling in half all the time. They made the they made some improvements like the ultra thin glass, the sort of outer plastic layer. Where the first vote was all plastic. So it should in theory be more more durable in that regard. Again, the hinge feels more resistant it's still not waterproof and that's a big bummer to me I. Don't I don't like use my phone in the rain all that often especially now that I'm not going out of the house when a when I can avoid it but. It. With two thousand dollar phone you kind of would hope it's going to be waterproof like every other phone on the market these days. So, little things like that I think add up to a phone that you maybe can't be. Confident in for the entirety of especially, if you're financing this for forty eight months like they offer on Samsung's website, don't don't find us a phone for four years. That's ridiculous. But I don't know that it's going to hold up over the course of four years or even two years. I trust it more than the first full though and I think that hopefully the next generation will be water resistant. If not everything else seems to be pretty airtight I, I don't have any like. crease aberrations that happened pretty pretty quickly with the original. Only had this for about ten eleven days, but it's still like A. Straight line down the middle. There's always the question of like what's the point of a folding phone? I guess some some of the. Questions have been aimed at the Z. Flip liner, the new Motorola Razor Five G. where they kind of their small. Clam shells that essentially open up into regular size phones a lot of people like the fact that they don't take as much space. When they're closed but I wonder is that an issue when you're trying to figure out how to use this phone and take advantage of it Especially now that the front screen is thin, but it's basically the size of a regular smartphone. How do you decide whether you're going to do something on your on the Front One? Put it back in your pocket quickly do you use it like as a as a larger smartwatch sort of triage or are you? Not, using it very much and instead of opening up the main screen and using that most of the time like how does that break down for you? So I used the cover screen a lot more than I expected to just again because it's sort of size like a normal phone, it is still like because it's so narrow I don't like typing on it at all especially, I've been sticking with Samsung's keyboard for the first time because it it can split down the Middle when you've got the phone extended and that's that's kind of Nice for for Ergonomics but the the keyboard itself as a nightmare so. I don't really love typing on the cover screen but I do use it a lot more than I thought. I would most of the time I just kind of decide like I wanNA use the phone one-handed or can I sit down and actually use it with both hands right now but the biggest guess most obvious reason to use the main screen is for multi tasking. It's so nice to have your APP split down the middle because you know you're basically working with two full sized phone screens right next to each other so you can have two full sized APPS. You can run three apps if you want or three APPs in a couple of floating windows, you can. You can do all kinds of stuff I. think it's really most usable with just two APPs renting it split screen. But there's I mean there's there's all sorts of things you can do their I've got the podcast rundown for this show pulled up right now just because it's such a you know spreadsheets are so nice on a giant screen and this is kind of perfect for that sort of thing. So I mean spreadsheets aren't sexy but if you use a lot of spreadsheets, that's a really good use case for something like the fold.
Getting into security architecture: Careers, skills and ransomware
"I Wanted to talk to you today about because you know cyber work. The big push here is helping people to get started in cybersecurity and who don't necessarily know where to start or don't know what the next steps are in their career. So for listeners who might think you're fresh out of college I WANNA point out that you've been working insecurity for some time between undergraduate studies in recent master's degree. So I guess what I wanted to know, what are you? What were you specifically trying to achieve getting your? Computer Science from Michigan State you know before returning back to the business. sector. So there's a strong strong analytical competent. That is an integral part of any doctoral degree I began my PhD with the objective of owning my critical thinking skills and exploring the truth death of certain areas insecurity because as we know. So we will looked at the ten domains, of CIS SPN that's it. It's everywhere from physical security to cryptography and everything in between your network and I was doing that for for a long time and. It came to a point where I wanted to really truly understand something in depth to the point where you know I could get a PhD in in that area. So so that that that was definitely a motivation motivating factor for me going in. Do you have a sense of how you know the the addition of a PhD like this has has changed job prospects I mean obviously you're using Motorola but like like what what sort of doors does does a graduate level degree like this open for Cybersecurity I personal? Right, so that's a great. in terms of career prospects, it definitely opens up more research opportunities both in academia and industry. Right. Some research opportunities and industry will explicitly ask for a PhD So so it definitely opens those doors talking about industry in particular There are. There are few opposite like I said, there is a few doors that opened up right away. I could have definitely been. I could have definitely been a security architect without getting a PhD but the benefit is more intangible in that. There's elements of my PhD that prepared me for my role today. And allowed a smooth transition. into security architecture all as. You know. Because I play the role of. A playboy tactical and strategist role during my During my work as a security architect and especially the strategic part of the PSG definitely helps them. Okay. So you you mentioned that this is a pre specifically useful thing if you're going to go into a research capacity, is this something that you're looking to pursue as well? Are you looking to because I? Believe you're your emphasis was on ransomware are you are you doing sort of ransomware SORTA research level study of things ransomware right now? Yeah definitely that's a competent of my work and even at Motorola solutions on preparing I'm pursuing them up and so for example, if you know one thing that comes to mind that a PhD would directly help you in in an industry is like if you contributing to. If. You're if you're making if you're. Generating Patent applications that process is very similar to writing for Scientific Journal. So that's something that comes to mind right away that helps me aware PhD helps me in In the industry. Okay. So when we spoke earlier and I just mentioned it just now you said that that ransomware is probably the main focus of your study I believe. So could you tell me a little bit about what you learned about ransomware in this academic context and you know how deeply gone into this topic and what was your specialized area within ransomware? There's a certain aspect of it that really sort of attracted you. So speaking in the. Context is a lot of new things I learned One of them is actually funny. YOU SPEAK OF ACADEMY CONTEXT IN IN ONE thousand nine hundred thousand academy paper. Out in Tripoli Conference where which talked about where where the authors young young talked about crypto viruses that will deploy cryptographic libraries on on hose to perform unauthorized encryption and demand a ransom. In order to provide you with the decryption key. So they predicted the whole thing, one, thousand six, and this wasn't a ransomware in really start to grow around untold to five thousand six as when it started to. Grow. But so so that's always interesting is when when a academy predict some of these things I hadn't time. Reading about it in the academy context, I, notice that there's papers that have done studies on on large samples of ransomware discovered, for example, that ninety two percent of them are not affected right? Because cryptography is hard and and cybercriminals make mistakes all the time and a lot of the times they're scare where where they lock your screen expect you to pay the. Money when they haven't really done any encryption in the background So if you take away all of that fluff, then the h percent are the truly troubling ones and so there's a lot of noise in the cybercrime underground and you know we we get this. We get into this mode of thinking that Cybercriminals have descended from the heavens in terms of their. Skills but but that's not true. You know they make a lot of mistakes
Apple's transition to its own processors: What to expect
"Say apple may announce it will replace Intel chips with its own processors in Max at ww DC, which starts June twenty second the new arm based processors are based on the same chip technology used an apple designed iphone and ipad chips, but Maxwell still run the MAC OS, operating system apple has changed chips twice before in the early nineties, it switched from Motorola processors to power PC and it. WW DC two thousand five apple switching from POWERPC to Intel.
A Rocky Time for Google's Hardware Division
"Know who's not doing great. Google's hardware division. There have been a lot of shakeups and if you have been following along with the news as of last week then you might have heard about some. You might have heard about some t that's been spilled over at mountain view. Hq So as we learned from this very revelatory article published in the information which is a subscription only publication We are actually going to kind of give you the Quick Little T. L. DR points since not everybody can go immediately and read it So I one of the big reveals was that Mark Levin the person who is basically in charge of that wonderful Pixel Algorithm that made photos look so nice He left back in March. So actually since we've been in quarantine probably maybe right before he left who knows So that along with the departure of Pixels Mario Qudos last August which was kind kind of quietly You know snuck under the rug. This wasn't really something that we knew about. I mean we just found out about this last week really Sooner approach I was actually on the latest verge. Cast to Talk Abou this particular report He said that hardware is hard and that Google's playing to continue playing the long game by integrating the Hardware Division with nest absorbing ACC's mobile division and a couple of other little bits. They're just KINDA UNIFY. Those teams versus having them be in kind of their own spaces. He also talked about two to three years for deeper investments to bear fruit. I'm assuming that was you know relating to the Pixel lineup but we are coming upon the what the fourth bill for this one You know this also could possibly tied to the rumors that Google is creating. Its own chipset. And there's a lot of folks out there wondering if that news is something that's going to Kinda herald us into this new age of Pixel devices. What do you guys think or? Do you think this is all just kind of a don't you know? Let's Ya tempest tempest in a teapot. Yes yeah I mean I guess the question is are we worried about where the direction of Pixel phone when you've got the person who's behind arguably the critical key feature of the phones from day one along with another person who's critical to the division as a whole stepping out does does that signal any any warning You know any warnings Well yeah any warning signals around that I'm not sure how much effect this change would have on it. How much of Their DNA is already placed on the Pixel Brand But I mean you know it's also really important too to note that the Pixel devices as a whole hasn't really lived the world on fire. They certainly have done what Google intended for for them to do. I think they probably intended for these. These devices to go toe to toe with with the devices like the iphone and Samsung devices. And they're just not I mean but we are on. I'll I'll take all object to that though based on what though I don't I don't get the sense that Google ever expected this to go toe-to-toe the iphone in any capacity. I think that's I think that's almost a foolish endeavor. I think what I always took away from the from the Pixel. The pixels placement was to create the best in Google class. You know device to show off everything to do with android to really set the bar for Samsung End. A she see end one plus and all the other folks all the other. Oem that are using the the operating system. I think to to try to put out a device that would go toe with the iphone. Would would you know like it's you can after all this time period right? So what you have to do with the lead. By example so in that regard I think the Pixel has been a success. I think I personally never expected pixel sale. I think it would be it would be ignorant. It'd be naive to think that all of a sudden the whole world was going to be using a pixel been you have so many millions of of people who are in the Samsung ecosystem and so many millions of people in Motorola or whatever. It might be so I don't know I and I don't know what their goals are with the program. Who knows. I think if you if you if you create a piece of hardware correctly it. It doesn't have the DNA of just one person it could be said that the fund was Steve Jobs as last big project at has. Dna was all over it. But here we are. You know fifteen years later and that that piece of hardware keeps rolling on. Yeah so I it's. It's the future of the device will be defined by if they can outlive people who come and go and the you know becomes its own entity that other people you know becomes a some the sum total parts of everything every every put into it
Time To Reinvent Your Life?
"How are Ya how awesome is weekend? It was a lot around here. I live in new SMYRNA Beach Cherry here in Florida outside of Daytona. And over the weekend. They lifted a lot of the stay at home. Motorola restaurants stores started open. I gotTa tell you also from the beaches and it was really odd to see all these people in bathing suits and boats and stuff and headed to the beach. It's it's been so long this kind of an odd feeling actually. Don't even know what to think about it right now. Just don't know configured out though it is what it is right. Also the daily boost from motivation to move dot com every single day. No matter what you gotta figure out stuff certainly happens to make you work at it. You have dreams ambitions desires things you WanNa do things you wanna get on track or back on track with it but at the end yeah life gets in the way and we have to deal with it. There's one thing I know for sure. Life will always get in the way. They're always challenges. They always have to be managed in some kind of strange way we have to. Sometimes her head screwed on straight. You know something that I learned in the past couple of weeks and I would have been talking to it just a ton of people and this is one of the biggest lessons I picked up on everybody. Everybody has a different perspective of what's happening right now. Everybody depending on what job there in. What part of the country they live in some people are are not working at all. Some people are working endless hours. Some people are still getting paid. Exactly what they got before but they're working eighty hours a week and have no time to do anything that will frustrated. Some people just want to get back to work in the can't everybody's in a different spot and yes a lot of people affected by this virus. A lot of people have been lost in this virus so I've really gotten perspective of that just by talking to people all over the world about how were all writing this same storm. Many many different boats together and so people in small boats and some enlarge votes. It's crazy but hopefully God willing. It will settle here soon. My name is Scott Smith the founder and the chief motivating officer here at motivation. Move Dot Com. I'm sure happy you're here today. There are tons of places you could be. This is going to good place because we're talking about a little reinvention today. A favorite topic of mine and something has been a lot of time helping a lot of folks do. There is no better time than right now to reinvent yourself maybe a little better or a little different as we move forward and help you do that. I want to invite you to become a member at motivation who've dot com where we have the daily news premium version of this show which comes out Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and the operation reinvention to you on Saturday all commercial. Free no promotions. Nothing is just pure coaching every single day. Plus the operation reinvention coaching call. Were doing zoom calls at spent a lot of fun to chat with people all over the world the Fisher Passion Program David Nugget. Email the daily text message so much energetically put together basically to do one thing. Help you stand up. Take a step and repeat every single day no matter what gets in the way. I've cut the price during this pandemic is going on. We dropped fifty percent down to nine ninety five contracts. You can cancel anytime. Never had a price this low before so if you join us just go to motivation who've dot com get started today so here we are. It is Monday and that means I was thinking about things I want to do in my life now this weekend you. I'm always talking about exploring the possibility well. I got to explore the possibility this weekend. A friend of ours owns and I'll pack a wrench to and as you said. Hey can you bring your tractor over and help me move some dirt around and you have to put some dirt and some stalls can yell at thought out and get detractors. I've got trigger and I I took my track over there. John Deere and I spent the entire day helping her. But you know what I learned. I explored the possibility of doing dirt work in a neat cool tractor all day long and I. I realized I wasn't going to be something I ever aspired to do. As a living not nothing wrong with it but it wasn't going to happen so I knew my homework. I'M GONNA look at my world and say what do I like about my world? What I don't like about my world and okay do I like to attract or work for my neighbor. Well sort of venue. She asked again. I would help but would I try to avoid it. Heck Yeah it's not really my list right now and that's all we have to do with homework. That's it. We look into our life the things that were doing the things we'd like to do things that we don't like to do things you wanna say yes to things. We want to say no to decide how we're GONNA handle it in the future when you do that when you assess how your life is going to be and you just a few minutes every single day. I like it every single day. You want so if you want to. You'd be surprised what happens if you don't do that. You'll be surprised. Ten Years Fly Pie. And You wonder how you got there. See it every day. So do your homework. If you need help remember get the perfect planner. It's in the resource section of motivation. And WE'VE DOT COM easy to find. They're just click on that and download it and watch the video. It'll explain to you how to how to hold time for yourself. Maybe you got some extra time right now you can use it so let's talk about reinventing. Costano a pretty good time right now. I mean the past month has created a nothing short of a massive disruption in our lives. No doubt about that. So why not take advantage of this journey back to normal and maybe switch things up now? This is a nonstop never ending specialty and expertise. I have done this for a lot of years really being able to go come where I am and just become something different when I want to and helping so many people do it so I have a lot of experience in this world and it's a great chance to do it in fact it's been said you've heard the phrase before never let a crisis go to waste. We got one right now right. There's a disruption right now and when something has been disrupted you have a chance to wiggle and move and shake and bake and do everything you WanNa do. Make a few changes so when he wanted some tweaks as we move ourselves back to what is going to be normal here in the future or you WANNA total reinvention. The process is very much the same use the same steps. No matter what you WANNA do. Little suffer big stuff ready number one and this is a big deal and it's usually the one that people have already done but don't realize they've done it. You must acknowledge that something needs to change. Doesn't sound like a whole lot but you'd be surprised. Lots of people are trying to fix all kinds of things and not recognize as underlying change. It has to happen so when you recognize. There is something that needs changing. Listen to your gut into crisis. We're in right now. Lives are disrupted and you're thinking wait a second. How did I get here? How did this happen? Whether it's my fault. Non My fall how could I have avoided this? How could I made it easier and that gut feeling might be telling you make a few changes so if and when it happens again you're in a different spot number to be honest your inner thoughts and your feelings are real. We ARE EMOTIONAL BEINGS. And so that's where it's GonNa come from now. We have to transfer that into logic right but they are telling you the truth. They're telling you something has to change so listen to what's in there really reading yourself. An honor what. You're feeling. Translate that into actions. You'll see what happens. So first acknowledging ing that we really need to make a change in order to get the the impact that we want and to be honest with these feelings are yours. A lot of folks will say yea. I don't know it's kind of running around my head. Coaching and work with people one of the biggest things I do is validate that feeling. Validate that thought. I tested and validated. To make sure it's real and often in the process they go out the way you said it back to me. I can see that. It's this right so honored that clearly understand why you want to reinvent something you gotTa know this now. The wise always a very powerful thing but when you understand exactly why you WANNA make some changes and really feel it. It's GonNa get you excited. And that is a power that will move you forward through the journey. You're about ready to take. We should ask yourself a favor question. I think I got this the book the One thing. What one thing can you do or not? Do that will have the most significant impact on your life. It's an extremely powerful question. You're trying to make a reinvention of yourself because if you're trying to move in a certain direction there is something you can do. It may be changing jobs and maybe starting a business may be quitting the job. Who knows what is going to be. I don't know your situation right now but there's got to be one thing maybe it's moving. Maybe it's paying off some bills. I don't know what it's going to be. But there is one thing you can do that or not do. That's going to have a huge impact and immediate instantaneous. Impact on your life. Don't be afraid of that. Go find it. Why take your time looking forward and dabbling around when you just think about it a little bit and figure out what to do? I want you to set a sprint goal. I thought about this when I wrote this down. I typically will say a ninety day goal so the at least ninety days I went to sprint toward at your focus goes in that direction. You WanNa make the change now. Ninety days is something anybody can do but I will recognize ninety days. It's a longtime particularly in the The upheaval we feel these days. So my first thought was well. Let'S CUT BACK THIRTY S. Push everybody for thirty days and do that and I like thirty days. Anybody can do thirty days so I'm going to give you a little bit of leeway here I want you to sprint for at least thirty but a fixture think three months if you can hold on for thirty days and then go ninety you will change. Your Life. I promise you a lot faster than you think it won't be the all-time
Impact of COVID-19 on the Cosmetic Industry
"Numbers are starting to roll in about what's happening to the beauty industry right now. According to NPD prestige clean beauty is up. Eleven percent this year despite the rest of beauty sales and this prestige beauty being down fourteen percent and I think we might have talked about this before but I expect to see more of this. People really interested in health wellness ingredients and they wanna feel good so the type of beauty that is starting to sell is the clean beauty categories. Very interesting what is clean. I what if I was doing the actual news online TV somewhat of the background? Who would come by and just like give color commentary on everything the newscasters? That's the job. I want that is your job right now. Okay next up. Excellent news out of Brazil with regards to animal testing. Brazil's largest state actually had banned animal testing on cosmetics and there was a challenge there by industry trade groups. That wanted to still be able to do that. Lower the Supreme Court. I know it but get this. The Supreme Court in Brazil ruled that the state does have the authority to ban animal testing. And that is such good news for cruelty. Free beauty advocates down in South America. I WANNA meatiest like no cruelty advocates. That's it will lobbyists for cosmetics companies. Want to save money. I'm guessing but even he I think most to industry people are getting on board right now realizing get that. Bunny get that cruelty free. You know. Okay I'm doing a tick tock. News item again. Watch tick tock guys. It's like what I've been doing to find out what's going on with beauty there are. This is so scary zero. Take a radio's of people. Removing their moles and skin tags at home you guys have no I love. Diy Dermatology but please do not try this right now. One video of skin tag removal had ten million people watching it and then you know how the kids are like with the Purple Shampoo thing. One person puts up a tick tock video. Everybody's gotTA TRY IT. In case it's not clear dermatologists everywhere say do not try to remove any skin tags or moles yourself at home especially moles. You need to get them checked by Dr. Do some if you can't get to the doctor and you're super worried or wait till you can get a doctor's appointment last up this should surprise no one. Cbd sales are expected to spike during the pandemic according to a survey by consumer insights for bright field group forty percent of CD consumers expect to intensify the frequency of their CBD usage. I'm still confused on this because for me when I take. Cbd Internally it does nothing for my anxiety or my sleep levels as we know. I only take it topically for inflammation but whether it is a placebo effect or some people I'm sure do get a anti-anxiety effect from sales of CBD are expected to. I think the CBD curious are now like if not now when I like that Hashtags TVD curious. Okay last item. Just tell us about support creatives. Okay so support creatives. I'm very excited to see. The spotlight shone on beauty freelancers. Because everyone's her in in the economy right now most people I guess if you own Amazon. Or not but Support Creatives is a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to people in the beauty. World also has mentorship educational programs so their first campaign is a Motorola razor campaign with celebrity makeup artist. John we love Sir John. He did this big contest with them last week offering corporate donations and it was like if you did created one of his five makeup looks and tagged. Sir John and the right Hashtag. They gave fifty bucks for each like up. You didn't even have to win just for participating. They were giving fifty dollars to this report. Creatives Fund. I that's so cool so cool so I'm really proud of Sir. John Really Proud of support. Creatives I'm just really excited to see you know. Listen it's not going to solve the problem. It's not gonNA put every working makeup every makeup artist back to work but I'm happy to see attention being Put on freelance makeup artists. Because they're not necessarily getting or not necessarily they're not getting the benefits that were seeing with small businesses and I'm not saying small. Businesses are like dining out by any stretch of the imagination. Nobody's living high on the hog right now but certainly not freelancers and Chris McMillan told us on our special episode of these people are independent contractors so funds like this are really going to help them out so you guys should keep a look out on your social media online so basically you don't have to give money but by doing something. A big corporation will give money on your behalf which is
"motorola" Discussed on All About Android
"They probably planning this for a couple of years like all right. Here's our big return to the the premium market. Let's do it. And then the world turns upside down. It's like can't catch a break And we'll see I I'd be really surprised if this was like a big turning point for Motorola right now because yeah the world is so in such a strange state which which leads back to kind of what we're talking about much earlier in the show which is like is the moment the are we. Are we seeing right now? And it's probably too early to tell but are we seeing the moment in time where the thousand hundred dollar phones officially became too much. Like we've been talking about and you're like Oh my God. I can't believe phones are now that expensive but now like we're we're we're seeing a shift in our economy in the world economy that has the potential to be larger than than we've seen in decades Suddenly four hundred dollar phone. That's amazing that will get support five-year. Suddenly that sounds pretty darn good for a lot of people I have to imagine could be just real bad timing for company like Motorola to put out a phone like this. It's almost like if they had if they had doubled down on the category that they've been doing for the last however many years maybe they'd be in a little bit better of a position now not not only not only the category that they've been for several years but the category they've been they've been thriving in for several years. Exactly you know. I think it's funny because Jason. You said you know now after this economic collapse seeing that now a four hundred dollar phone looks good. I've been saying for years and four hundred dollars. Look good even before that I I still think the thousand dollar phone was was kind of the pinnacle of excess. Yup there's one other note that should be mentioned here and I read an article about i. It's killing me that I don't remember who wrote it but It was criticizing the fact that Motorola has promised only one software update for the Motorola Edge. Which is less than ideal for thousand dollar device? Maybe it's okay for four hundred five hundred dollar device but if you're dropping a grand on device you're probably going to be holding that on holding onto that for twenty four months now it. It should also be mentioned in the same breath that I haven't actually found Motorola spoken evidence that says only one software update. This is basically. I don't know if this is based on speculation from what Motorola has done in the past or if it's if Motorola has actually said something about there's only going to be one suffer update. I'd be Kinda surprised if that was the case but I haven't been. I've been digging for that for the last couple of days. And they haven't found it but So take that for what. You will I'll continue to dig and see if I can find something and posted on benefit dot com But in the meantime it is something to keep in mind before you drop. You know your entire stimulus check on one phone heck yes so. I just did a little a little searching you were talking and came up with Jerry feel from the android intelligence blogger computerworld and you know his article. The two words Motorola doesn't want you to read and it's exactly that one one says they're promising one update and this phone is coming out prior to the official release of android eleven. Let's say pretty close to the release of android eleven but officially. This phone is going to be out before entering eleven. So essentially. They're saying you're getting a years worth of update which okay hold the flip phone. That is not okay like that is ridiculous for this price category to promise just that one update maybe if we were at the beginning of the cycle you know what I mean. It was like okay. So you've got this almost full year and then you've got the next full year from that. Update maybe then. I'd be somewhat okay with it. But the fact that we're so close to enter it eleven already and that's purported to be the major update like that's ridiculous that's bad. Ab they'll prove US wrong but Checkout shares article and I'll just go ahead and say that. Jr has not been on the show in a long time. Too Long. You'd be on next week so added back. Yeah true true homecoming totally. I mean longtime friend of the show. So it's great to have back on the show next next week. We could talk to him about this. I flow you got the emails. We've got an email so this one comes from Ron. Not the run that you put another Ron and Ron Road in. I had some thoughts on Google's new debit card. Here's how I think it should work. It should be tied to the Google play APP. Excuse me Google play APP. You should be able to pay APP. Select which car do you want to use? Google debit card would automatically be programmed for that card. You should be able to change it on the fly. That way you wouldn't be able to use Google pay. Excuse me that way you would be able to use Google pay anywhere. There are so many places that don't accept contactless payments. So this would solve that problem for them. There was a card like this on indigo called fuse card. And Ron I think I might remember Ron writing in. I think I might remember that card that you're referring to and I think I remember it being killed after people actually a had backed it on Indigo We also got in a email relate to this from Matt so when I had my old Google Wallet Card. I use it all the time. I was easily able to transfer money to and from my bank or pay pal accounts. It was very convenient car to us and it was really sad when Google decided to kill it. So that did exist some somewhere back in the day in the ether of history but You know I I do like that. These folks were in about this kind of usage for this card. Because I I feel like in terms of a killer card to apple to apple card like this would be the way to really leverage technology and be known as like you know a tech card kind of thing versus. Here's a percent back on your purchases in the play store. Yeah Yeah I mean. Do you guys see people getting excited about the Google card? The way people have got to get excited about the apple. No no no I mean I'll probably sign up for ages out of like. Hey we're go we're family. You know we support each other but not you know it relates to degree to a degree. Wake support you to a degree. I will buy a box of cookies for for your fund raiser but it's not shoveling all of my purchases through you. I'll I'll get it and check it out as well I don't see it going over as well as the apple cart but will certainly find out. Let's take a break. Thank the sponsor and then we'll get into some APP news. This episode of all about Android is brought to you by mint mobile mobile. I've been them for quite a while. Now I definitely got my first big smartphone. Back in the day through a big wireless provider And I one thing that I that was constant. I was with verizon for so many years it was just the high bills it was just part of part of part of owning. The smartphone through verizon was paying a lot for it essentially high up bills And mid mobile does things much different and as a result yeah actually ended up paying a heck of.
Android 11 Developer Preview 3
"So we might not have google to ring in the next version of the android developer preview. But Google's giving it to US anyway probably because we're stuck at home and those of US spare phones why not install the version of developer preview three for android eleven it is here and our friends at Xga have dug in to. All THAT'S CHANGED SERENA. Do a quick little feature walk through some of the changes include redesign recent apps section with larger previews and buttons for screen shot and sharing an undue gesture which brings back a dismissed. App in the recent APP section. So you'll be able to effectively swipe down to bring it back before it's completely out of the recent APP section a toggle to automatically revoked permissions when an APP hasn't been used for a few months so to automatically do that for you in the background. You don't even have to remember it. Notification Shade will hide that static APP active in the background alert. That's kind of annoying and doesn't go away will android eleven A new compact screen shop pop up menu with options to dismiss it. Share the screen shot or idiot. Edit it immediately so instead of that overlay from the notification shade. It'll pop up in the corner. Kind of like how some of the other. Oem's do it in their you I I know that. Lg V. Sixty does this eventually there will be a third option to Girling screen shots. But that's not yet fully implemented though there have there has been some evidence of that An adjustable back gesture. Excuse me the back gesture will be adjustable for its sensitivity for the left and right edges. So you don't have to worry about automatically turning that on. Ethernet tethering support so that you can share Internet connection with a line in new on boarding details for using chat bubbles for the first time so this will effectively work like the facebook chat bubbles that you might know that shop on the desktop kind of just peering over overlaying your Ui. A redesigned caption preference. Green and volume menu will be renamed to sound. So it's a nice new branding air from volume to sound. I guess you could rebrand volume. That's great that's genius. I guess it makes sense though molest volume control more sound controls. Maybe so that's true. There is always cheap back and forth next version. They'll they'll go back to volume can't exactly just like the gestures. There's also another little bit of news that's coming Google is working on Lenny Us live captions during phone calls. So you'll basically be able to use the caption feature while you're on a call with somebody. Currently it's an English only but I can imagine this is going to be super helpful so that you don't have to constantly ask. Did you hear what I said? Did you hear what I said? Now did you read what I said. It was actually. Did you read what I said when you couldn't hear what I said? Well I'M GONNA be very interested in how Google is going to understand. Like really monthly garbled conversation or conversation brought on by just like choppy cellular service because this is a broadband. We're talking about here. This is a phone call when you think about it though. If if somehow Google can make it so it records. A. Records I guess. Air quotes if it records the audio locally from the phone and then sends that like transcribes that to tax and sends that text message or whatever to the receiving phone and then maybe it could display that as a lifetime. I don't know I mean it's it's it might be a way to actually clear up. Calls that are garbled this is. This is me doing like A. Maybe we should inject disinfect into people like live monologue. That's probably as well thought out but anyway I'm just It's just it just occurred to me saying no interstate. What you're saying Adam. I think it'd be great if a I could basically bridge that gap for us so maybe live caption will be. I mean. It'll be very helpful from an accessibility standpoint in the beginning. But maybe further on is they. I kinda learns what how speeches garbled because of settler connections of it can help bridge that gap to make calls clearer and then we won't have an excuse to say we don't want to talk on the phone anymore will have to just you know we have an ai now that can help us have the clearest conversations it you know it actually makes sense Not Not and none of this is to say that this feature is coming to this to android eleven necessarily but I love this thought experiment because you kind of already have this in video right like. Ai Is really very as become adapt at taking a blurry photo. And using his smarts to like sharpen it and of course. It's not bringing back pixels that that were there that aren't there anymore. It's bringing back pixels based on. Its best educated. Guess on what those pixels would be. You can kind of see that happening on audio as well. I wonder if there would be a assisted. Kinda auto audio quality improvement at the same time. We've got why. What is it for voice over Wifi or Wi fi calling has really cleared up things? So that's that's improved things once you once. You hear a phone call. That's through Wifi calling or those those like Higher Quality Voice Network T. Mobile that I've definitely used like. Wow that sounds a lot better than it did. So maybe it's less you less needed but certainly would come on anti but with the able to remove a fence from the audio because I think that's what we all want right. Apparently that will never happen very very rough reference. I'm glad you all picked up on it every other week. Talk my move off the eastern. We were promised it at Google. I okay speaking of Google I O. That was a promise over at this. Is Why Google Eos and happening this year. They still don't have a ready and they said you know what? We're GONNA cancel it. Thank God this Saturday. Look if you don't have the fence feature done by next I oh it's not happening. I'm serious Jim. It's not happening. And then you know here. We are going to get it working. It's literally always gyms fault every time delay or
Is The Bitcoin Halvening Going To Send Us Flying?
"We just saying. The market closed philosophy. Twenty four hours doing little giglio. Wigley thing that it often does around the open avenue And Look it's I it's quantities. Think saying the top ten at the minute the reason I say. It's quite interesting because bitcoin furnished otting. And it's not there yet. It's eversource lightly starting to look mock carry through now lock said there is still a fair to attend on this ten. I am candle with down Hoffa. The sentiment is down thirty four bucks we ought to be The tycoon is anything really. As far as I'M CONCERNED ASSEMBLE RAISING. Bang is Von. Wa Iran at ten. Am Candle time for me anyway. Around that new candle we often see a little bit of Funny business can jump around quite a bit and and that's what we've seen so far to kick today to give you an understanding of the talk about destroy one percent the on the fifth day minute can what hasn't done too much. Motorola four hour vassal. Seventy six thirty seven which has been a support level and has been holding his resistance for quite some time now. It's tested that on. The four outcry bounced off all of their and starting to look a little bit more out Sheila side bullish for the time being. It's not confirmed yet. It is not confirmed yet bought. It is undoubtedly looking a little bit better another day another day above that six. Sorry seventy six thirty seven live close and I would say bitcoin just give us a good push. Get US goodbye. Died GET US. Above eight thousand start to get a little bit more momentum because we are lacking in that momentum department would have requests. Tom would be very nice to see it. Just kick on from where we are now. We Bitcoin close up one percent yesterday. The huge diaper done nothing to be sneezed at closed yesterday at seven seven night off onto a theorem one ninety six ninety side one on six twenty two Now did closed down half a percent. We are holding above that one. Ninety full thirty five level and it isn't an option so we'll have to wait and see what a theory of does from here but it doesn't look too bad at all on Alexa. Play well yesterday getting another die where we've rejected that. Twenty percent market size tapped up into the high with nine point nine nine sense of very very close in data. Not a great deal going on yes instead in yesterday's session up point seven three percent readings to break above twenty cents Mavi. It's been hanging around there for quite a long time but not too much activity on Bitcoin. Cash to To full three spot four five was down one point two percent over not in las twenty four hours. What does that mean well again? Just holding its ground doing dubious point six seven one ninety six and looking very very average in Dade. Nothing really happening a lot on yesterday as a matter of fact the last three days we've seen the maximum amount of Movement on the Clothes Bang Point three six a couple of days ago with Dan. Point three six than it was up point three six than it was flat yesterday so guidelines. Very very slow to the party at the moment is hanging in the very very tentative. In Dade on oil swap we had an update yesterday. Point two six percents of very little closing at two dollars and seventy four cents. It's really stock on the eighth at two dollars. Seventy eight region that resistance really proving to be quite strong on a US at the moment. If I can get a little pullback I'm all actually look at it for potential trade. A bitcoin breakout taught. Try to not quite ready. Full made Josh yet. But it is building a very messy looking shots over the last couple of days if we look at that four times. I'm just SORTA stuck so guy another market that needs to see a push above. Nabet just ahead a little break up a dig at long in it and Waiting to see what it does It didn't do much as point. Three one of a percent closing at sixteen forty to another market. The needs to evasive. Push through that resistance already. Kickoff I'm hopeful to say the whole market do this. This way could be nauseous Actually happened tonight clear. Why from some stops I just to set in motion a little bit more activity. That's what I'm waiting foreclosing tonight. Fifty dollars and ten cents. Kadan at one point one percent. Yes it did close above that too old resistance level officer very strong. Push the full point six cents. It does look Jay forbidden to pull back. But this is called Donna. This is gripped it could certainly Cape kicking on and it's very very nostril can jot their on that dial a very strong market right now on. How Don really kick in the backside of many of the top ten including bitcoin there for those cod donohoe defending little be happy about that on a Theorem Kasich while it closed down one percent. Yes so that daily trainees day. I was looking for potential. Try Day yesterday. I didn't quite get. We did close just above a six dollars. Six dollars. Eleven which is a good thing but not much going on. What their trump gronning highest today? One of the top performers in that top ten up one point six six percent About move they do
"motorola" Discussed on GNC Week In Review
"Fm HD plus. Oh L. O. L. E. display and as in fashion. It's curb sides. Motorola is taking advantage of this edge for action and swipe down to show vacations notifications. It will glow when a call comes in and satis showing battery level. When charging under the hood they are both sporting the popular qualcomm snapdragon but the plus gets the faster eight sixty five paired with twelve gigabytes of LP DDR ram five and two six gigabyte storage the combination this combination of processor. Ram and sort appears to be the definition of high end per twenty twenty. The edge takes the snapdragon seven sixty five with the six gigabyte Ram in Europe four gigabytes in the US and one hundred twenty eight gigabytes of storage though. This can be some supplements that up to one terabyte with a memory card with a memory card. Both phones are five G. devices with the edge plus working with both em wave and sub six sub. Six eight excuse. Me Sub. Six hurts frequencies. There's also wife Wi fi six included and they are as well a five thousand million battery will keep the edge plus phone powered up for two days. We use though what continue constitutes normal. Be clearly very the edge also has a the edge also has a slightly smaller forty five million battery. The edge plus has wireless charging fifteen watts but the edge doesn't surviving with only eighteen. What terrible bar. Turbo power wire charging the rounded back. It is a triple cameras that pretty edge plus with the ten Ten one hundred eight megapixel make shooter main shoot. Excuse me a sixteen point sixteen megapixel also wide lens with macro vision and an eight Megabit Eight megapixel tell Telephoto Lens. The Sopheak Hammer is a twenty five megapixel sensor with a whole whole punch in the top left display splaine. The edge has slightly lower expects with a sixty four megabit sixty four megapixel main lens but otherwise the sixteen Megapixel Wide Lens with macro vision. Excuse me with macro vision and an eight megapixel telephone lens has on has unchanged with dual stereo speakers and precision auto tune audio tune by waves audio. Both edge phones had allowed us. Ed Most powerful audience US Martha and news. That will delight all the audio files out there. The phones both attain the three point five millimeter headphone Jack..
"motorola" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"Yeah sure so. One thing I guess. Important to mention is that when we do all of portfolio planning. Although we're given flexibility for each region we meet a lot as a team so You know intimately familiar with all those products and in a lot of times we do. We platform office products as well. But the overarching theme in were there is some discretion. Given as far as what features we bring to each region. Is We do some serious research on consumer behavior and consumer needs for example. The Moto G stylists the stylists a nice addition to it but even more than that a lot of our consumer research we found is that consumers want more storage space consumers want stereo audio and another thing is You know better imaging A better imaging experience. Pardon me and so when we come up with a list of specifications we start looking at to solve the consumer need and only put us in the device. Now what I defined in this region of course this is available to see to other regions as well but each region by region given discretion as far as what are the teachers they feel will best suit consumers in that market and for US in North America. We just really felt strongly that this was the time for the STYLUS and And then we'll see we'll see how the success for the product goes and you know. I'm pretty confident that we hit the right recipe under a set of features on this device. So maybe in the future you might see another regions as well. How do you see the The budget market playing out in the next couple of years. I think we're seeing this. This real duality. Sort of come to fruition where you have phones from companies like Motorola and Nokia in North America and Europe. And you have phones like the you know from companies like real me and read me and in India that are competing for that one hundred two three four hundred dollars space and then on the complete opposite side. We have the thousand plus dollar flagships. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot in in that middle. At least there's a bit of a a bit of a gap at the moment. How do you see that playing out over time? And and you know knowing that the bill of material bill of materials is getting higher on average of for for most smartphones. How do you keep hitting that two fifty to three hundred dollar price point without sacrificing too much in terms of specs? It's good Something that we grapple with every day as a matter of fact but says overall if you look at what's happening with the mid tier obviously with five G. coming out mostly. It's been dominating the higher tier flagship liner premium segment smartphones. It's putting a little bit of our pressure I think in the US `specially this year and continuing to twenty twenty one. It's going to put pressure on on the value. Cheer Line as well and the interesting thing about is at five technology costs more but I could see in the future where we try to really democratize at five G. and tried to make that available to more consumers as well and that's hyper continue to provide value in that mature lineup. Now as far as hitting those price points there are some components. Were over time Just having Diversity of suppliers helps you choose. Lower some costs in the components says so that's one factor we have some leverage to basically to be able to give such a great value for consumers and then it's also looking at at the end of the day. It's really it's trying to sell this consumer pain points and that's what really tries to guide as I mean if you look at our portfolio the motor powered little Stylus Generation Generation. We try to really go strong. That battery life claim For us because we know that's like a number one consumer pain points so definitely we try to innovate By bringing in like again some of those very flagship teachers at a lower price point but also make sure we always have a consumer mind that we're solving their basic needs to basic pain points that you know. Maybe there is not a charger. They pick forgot to charge their phone charger on them to make the phone. One day So we do try to balance the two Definitely over the next three years I think the mid tier obviously has some of the greatest opportunity because five G. I launched a just about a year ago today with the Moto. G sorry the Modal Five G. Mont April third. So and then now. We're starting to see more flagship devices from other. Oem South there. There's a lot of talk about how that's GonNa come down from flagship into the premium tears. And then of course you definitely could see in a in at least a year or two where you are to come into the mid tier in the future line as well so now. It's it's it's managing consumer expectations of. Hey I want bet right. Battery lives with fast data speeds. And what am I gonNA do with that? Data speeds and then really trying to create that great display experience and everything else for the consumer that they have a really enjoyable Experience in their phone another thought process to in how you keep innovating and defining values consumers is continuing continually tried to push up how the device look set perceived quality. You know just because you're buying a phone that maybe is less than three hundred dollars. It doesn't look like it. It looks like a very premium What we call. Cmf which is the cover material finished the device and so we continue to try to push the envelope there as well but there are some innovation south there as well. I mean there's What one of the things? You're seeing. The number of image sensors going into vice as it was one to now. It's three and four For example EMOJIS STYLUS. We have three image sensors. But then there's others will have four but you could actually do a purpose one sensor to also give you depth information so you don't need that and instead the fourth center decided to put a time of flight so again were that lays the time of flight center which provides laser autofocus tried to continuously push value. Went to French intercepts from our competitors by doing innovation where it's really meaningful to the consumer in the Moto g phones. I mean consistently year after year. They tend to be some of the ones that are just the easiest to recommend because it's under three hundred dollars or it's two fifty and it's just a a good basic all around the android phone. That does what you needed to do in its. It maintains that that sweet price point that a lot of people are comfortable with. But in the recent years we've also had the android or the Moto Motorola phones Which was introduced with the just the original Motorola one that kind of had that focus on the android one software and then lately we've seen that shift towards like the Motorola one action and the hyper that of Ro- kind of taken that line of phones in focus more on kind of experimental camera features or camera features. We didn't see initially in Moto G so when I look at it right now. That's how I kinda see it's Motorola one is where you see the camera. Innovations emoji is just the catchall overall solid budget. Phone is that the way that Motorola looks at it or is there a different differentiation before the between those two camps devices? But you're right. In the fact that the model one franchise it's always been built around the theme of like expect the unexpected in. It's also been or opportunity child to maybe demographics that weren't currently buying the Moto G which the buyers tend to be a little bit younger And then we look at Male female and and you know what other groups reach out to with different device offerings and so the model one. You're spot on. Is We tried. It really brings some quick innovations to that. Those devices are very much so cure android with Motorola experiences built on but not meant to hinder in any way that you know. Those devices have been the first to come out with the twenty one nine display aspect ratio or by the pop up cameras or by the the Wide Angle Action Camera That we had in the Motorola when action. So we've We started to introduce them into the. Us We we typically would take some of the offerings globally. We've offered them on retail channels but then with the modal one action. We've actually made sure it supported the banding for all the Tier One. Us carriers to make sure that it was you know the consumers can enjoy it on all of them and so that it's taught as a couple of things and Try to push that innovation down into the Moto g tear now some of that innovation you're GonNa see for example One of the big things on there is like a modal one action. We had where it would You could film it wide angle and you could hold the phone and portrait landscape mode and playback would play back still capture full landscape wide-angle and so we actually decided that. That's a great teacher and we picked at feature while redefining the product for the MEDICI stylus. So the Third Cameron there is not just a wide angle. But it's a wide angle action camera and so that came from that. Motorola one Motorola one line and so the model one line. It really is that expectant expect. It's really pushing the boundaries trigger like what new features coming give and let's test it on the market. See how it does. And maybe that will decide if we then putting into other products which may be on so just the retail but through soul through the carrier lineup And it's been a great device For catching on some of those early innovations and then making our motto cheap portfolio before sollicited inherit some of those features. And then when you think to quickly follow up for that too when you launch the original one Because like that kind of differs from the action the hyper because that was sort of a immune potatoes android foam or the big draw to that was android one with the the guaranteed security patches and software. Updates that google bundles in with that So when you release that was the idea always to kind of shift towards we're GONNA do cameras in a Kinda dropping android one side of things. I some of the US models so the software is more consistent in line with the G. Eight devices Or is that just kind of decision later on down the road where you saw that in innovative at these camera things was more popular trend with most customers as opposed to the android one program that more than likely only people that read websites like android central nor really ingrained in the will android ecosystem are going to really care about. And so it's a good point too is that it's not just defined by hardware also by software as well and so when we when we started that motor one franchise really was starting with a blank canvas and starting in those first early innovations were with android one but later on it turned into a lot of different screen and camera innovations.
How Moto keeps winning: A conversation with Motorola's Doug Michau
"I I. I can only imagine that. It's it's really tough to You know to to plan a product launch and and and do all of the logistics that go into it with without actually having access to people and locations and all that stuff and I'd I'd love to just get a quick sense of you know whatever you can tell us about. You know how this process has been planning a phone launch where you know you can't really have people at at an event together and what have what have you been doing a little bit differently than you normally would have. Yes Oh absolutely It starts of course with having a very rigorous schedule and making sure that we meet in a very regular cadence so Typically obviously you have face to face meetings in an office and so we try to use different platforms At literally we typically use Microsoft teams or skype. And so basically what we've seen is that instead of just the face to face meetings we've met Reno remotely online and we tend to actually meet quite more white More often now just because we do have the time. And there is some of the distractions if you think about it from work from home are gone such as the travel and so it did allow for us to meet a lot more frequently in the nice thing is that everyone schedule is it's more conducive to meeting Online and we actually get full participation. So there's definitely been I would say a lot more Scheduled meetings and both with our global partners as well as her north. America's well so we're talking Today of course about the new G launch Motegi Power Emoji stylus. And I guess you know I'll I'll jump right in to to my first question. Which is you know there. There are a lot of ways to to have a phone standout in the market. Today the Mortgagee Line is always stood out for its combination of price and features and just accessibility in the US in particular. The phones are often compatible with all of the carriers and You just got a lot of value for money. I was really surprised to see that. The sort of flagship motor. Gee this year at least for the. Us was a phone with a stylus and Why why make that decision? It's been Something that I've enjoyed using over the last little bit but What was the thought process that went into making that the the sort of the flagship Motegi of Of of this year's generation sure let me back up. Just one step before answering that question. So as you said put the motivation franchise from Motorola has always been those give those aspirational features at a very affordable price point. And we're always looking at. How do we challenge? How do we push the envelope to really provide in a lock that value for consumers and for us Each generation of products we go through a complete evaluation. We do a lot of consumer research to find out. What are the consumer pain points? How do we deliver more value than the competition and we also obviously work with our retail interior partners in doing so But but one thing with the Stylus as we head evaluate this in the past and looking at what the options were to consumers. Today we saw a very expensive A stylus product out there and again with the Moto G. We're trying to see. How do we bring that in two amid here a value conscious or smart ticshop consumer and so It's been a evaluation why In Two Thousand. Twenty where releasing stylus of the time does seem to be right in the past. You've had productivity and some creativity option to use with a stylus as far as you know you can. It has a very fine point. Do Calligraphy you could do no taking. You can do some video editing. But more so than that. What we're seeing. Is this whole trend with you. Know the social in it's more than just Social posting a photo to say an application like facebook or If you think about an instagram user it's almost impersonal. If you just send someone a photo nowadays you almost have to send a photo you want to annotate it to say you know what the event was or what. You're feeling was at that time and to try to do that with a finger. We thought was a little bit cumbersome and then we also looked at the usability of doing that with a finger while holding it in another hand. What we found is as a screen sizes bigger to it just. It was just a lot. More natural to use the Stylus to annotate a photo and send it over to say like hey look who I met in. La this week known. You put a picture of a movie starring you could write something on that photo You know something like that We find this really interesting especially if you look at even like the growth of snapchat and placing stickers on some of your post all of that that the finer editing is so much easier when you have the stylus to do it and so if you look at the productivity creativity and now you've got the social aspect it just seemed like this was the right time with their be a greater appreciation for having Silas and that mid range smartphone device. The follow up to that. Is You know there's a lot of? I guess there's a bit of education understand what a stylus can do. They understand that. It enables drawing but from a A feature perspective you do have an overlay where you can. You can see what is possible right away after you take out the STYLUS There's a note app you can annotate screen shots and things like that. How do you decide from a software perspective? What to focus on. Obviously you know you mentioned the much more expensive competitor. I mean the the Galaxy note series is a thousand dollars. This is clearly less than half of that. How do you make sure that you're giving people The kinds of software features that they expect from a stylus and keep them wanting to use it. Because I think that's one of the concerns that a lot of people have with a phone like the galaxy note is that it's just a feature that you use every once in a while and then you forget it exists. Yes cigarette when we Did Our stylists. It was more than just putting a stylus into a device. So there's been a lot of consumer research we did including bring in users in in trying out different stylists like we do a blast. Finish on it so that it's easier to hold on hand. We look at the sign of the weight of it to make sure that was very ergonomically comfortable so that the user is going to want to keep on using that Stylus Rather than us at once and say it's something like a Gimmick and then yon that though so we made sure that when you when you take the device each week at this floating window and you can quickly access and up to five. Applications repeated. Low that window with three But it's fully customizable by the user and so obviously you know one of the great things about having a stylus if you think about it Your student classroom going to a seminar. It's just taking notes. I mean that's one of the you know. The most Is Flap location of the Stylus that you can get fined granularity by just quickly writing Without having to use your finger or try to keep what really quick or you might not be able to keep up so what we've done with that with the Moto. No it is that we have this nice little to toward about how to use it. You do a lot of different customization with for example if you're an engineering student put a great background. If you're just taking notes you can put kind of that. The college rule type of paper as a backdrop for that then you could save those Another follow though. Is that like you said earlier. Just annotating photos and and marking them up and putting kind of your feelings thoughts on it so we do allow that as well as even screen snapshot is one of the things in there so you can take a snapshot of your screen and quickly overlay notes on there as well and then just we try and keep providing value to the consumer with Saleh's well so even when your screen is often it's a lock screen you could allow it to basically take notes in that lot screen mode and that plays into our rich heritage in the past features. We had of the Moto display feature so definitely with a Stylus for making sure the we hit the ergonomics of it that we hit the utility of it And then as well as we have little reminders in there as well so if you remove the stylish pop up the floating toolbar the device and if you forget to put the stylus back in it'll set a reminder as well then it also records. Gps location goal as time. The styles is removed. So you don't lose your Stylus as well so you can continue to keeping joining
Forget foldables: TCL shows off the first ‘rollable’ phone concept
"Joining us now is Jason Hiner he is the editorial director at scene at hi Jason Hey good to see good did you say good to see you on the radio of course this is something you've been talking about all of twenty twenty and that's going to keep continuing it is about all of these foldable bendable rollable cell phones yeah yeah you know it's it's really caught captured people's imagination we've had our phones have looked really similar for the past decade they've gotten larger than from his banner they do more things and the cameras are better but but they are pretty similar and so people are open clearly to ideas for how they could involve and what that could look like in folding things is something holding is one of the best human inventions right we we fold our clothes and put them in drawers we fold our papers up for the week put in our pockets we fold books of that they're protected you know we fold glasses down so that they're you know less likely to break when we you know when we are using them so fourteen it is a natural thing for for any kind of technology we've seen some really some hits and some misses the galaxy fold last year from Samsung had its problems the new Motorola razr was really interesting is our looks like our old flip phones and then now the galaxy V. flip also similar well there's a new one this week you know the that was showed off that TCL they have one called the dragon him just like a three way foldable that like three screens it's almost a given little accordion this is looks like a map it looks full old school rap that you would have in your car totally I think the thing to keep in mind with the support of all this I don't let's not get you married to any of these concept that you're seeing now because they may not be the most practical I've carried around is the flip for a couple weeks now and there's some things I like about it is and things I don't there's some things that make me think I probably wouldn't use it in place of like one of today's just black slabs of real then it might not be too practical I mean foldable glass this is all sounds like a negative article yeah that was so durability is one of the big concerns I mean although there is a double durability arguments he made for like the one that folds on itself like the the flip or you know if you drop that it's more protected than you know if you're dropping it in the snow hits the screen right we've all seen the people that walk around with broken screens because they've dropped their phone so you know there there could be some there will be I'm sure some uses to this weather all phones are gonna look like this or whether we're still gonna try to find you know where the real innovation is is yet to be seen and I think we should think about it potentially for other kinds of devices to Sir you know game consulate future wearable devices of the future you know potentially making smartwatches better and and less like little tiny smartphones so there's a lot of uses for it and we're still just waiting to see how how different innovators take this in is the new direction so this is a triple folding phone what are they going to aim for next like a quadruple the you know five full what's the goal here yeah the goal is to get to you know we know that people like larger screens it's a larger screen phones are now sort of some of the most popular phones that are out there what we're trying to get you is a larger screen but not something that takes up a lot of space there are some other prototypes you're gonna see this year where folds that flight outlook just look like a normal phone today but the screen sort of slides into to you know kind of thing so the end game is to get you bigger screen because you're you can type easier on them you can watch videos better you can do all kinds of things more productively but if the end of the day when you're ready to just put it in your pocket or your bag then you know you want it to slide down to the smallest possible that's really that that is the end game with the thing okay doesn't really quick what's your verdict is it still too early on to buy these let the market kind of figure out to how to improve them and then by yes I would not recommend anyone buy these regular phone yet they're they're fun they are experimental if you love living in the future and you want a taste of it you know but don't make it your primary device that thank you for being honest with us editorial director at the net Jason Hiner thanks for
Z Flip's 'Ultra Thin Glass' display
"The Galaxy. Flip a glass phone. Yes or no yes but not the part you touch. Why and what how is it has Samsung calls it? Ultra thin glass and they've trademarked it and they call. I think they actually call it. Samsung Ultra thin glass but it is made by a third party. Company in eight is actually very very thin flexible glass. But it is so thin and so- dainty delicate that you have to cover it with a polymer sheet. It's the exact same polymer sheet that they use on the fold so the part. You're touching with your finger isn't glass after all. It's glass underneath that right. Okay so the question here is why would Samsung cover a glass screen? Which would extensively be more resistant to scratches than plastic? Why would they cover it with a what amounts to a screen protector? Yup well got everybody's gotta remember to. This is all speculation because Samsung is not gonNA go out on and say why they did this. They're going to tell you that it's still really great and a lot of people I've talked to that are using the phone. Now agree that it. It does somehow feel better than the fold That may be the construction or whatever but the glass itself is so thin that if you dang it it's GonNa literally just shatter and fall out and it's GonNa be a mess that nobody would want to deal with. There's just no way you can release a product that could even potentially dangerous right so it's Samsung is hedging. Here right. Yeah they're saying this glasses thirty microns in diameter which is basically. It's it's a thinner than a human hair right For for those of you who still have human hair and it's. It's likely not to be scratched as badly when you run your finger or you know You know put it in a in a pocket or something with keys or your clothes. That's not actually the concern here but like say you can't really scratch it as easily as a as a plastic screen but it's easily punctured because it is just literally so thin. Yup So let's install a plastic protector over it. Let's then shield the edges of that screen protector with a massive basil so that no dust can get under it the way that it did initially on the galaxy s or the galaxy fold and people won't mistake it for a screen protector you can remove and then let's market the phone as covered with glass and they're not say that there is a plastic screen protector on it until somebody tears and down and finds it which they had to know that somebody was instantly gonna find out it was plastic. That's the part that puzzles me. As did they really think they were? GonNa get away with you. Know calling in glass phone I I mean here's the thing right. What other option did they have none? That's I don't know I can't blame them for what they did They they used glass. Maybe just so they could say they used glass. Or maybe they WANNA see how this works as a trial for their next idea but there really is no way they could release that phone without the plastic on on the top right and then if you decide to you can go to a break fix store and get a another screw protector professionally. Installed on top of the existing one rush. I think is pretty hilarious. So then you'd have a glass screen under who plastic screen protectors. Yeah obscure the the thing that I find really funny about it. Is that aside from scratch protection? Glass is clear. I mean the reason we use glass on phones is because of its its clarity and the fact that it passes electrical signal through really well. It's it's nice and conductive it's just. It's a perfect material for phones other than the fact that it can shatter because really I don't think scratches are a problem on current day phones right like you could scratch phones. You can gouge them but not in the way that you can. Scratch her gadget. Plastic screen right. Everybody listening if you could look at your phone in the right light right now. It's got a lot of super to really tiny scratches in it but nothing that you can even see. It's not like things used to be. So they've got glass down pretty good. You know the the companies that make it big names like corning and And it it feels good. Let's let's not forget that part it. It feels good to use glass. If you've got a touchscreen et unit your car that has a a plastic covered crappy display touch display on it. You know you hate that thing but your phone feels good. Because it's capacity of glass display exactly and by now we just take it for granted. We don't think about it you. We we recommend screen protectors for people who tend to drop their phones right and it's not necessarily because of scratches it's because you know the the trade off that corning has to make every time it designs a new gorilla. Glass is do we emphasize scratch resistance or do we emphasize drop protection and shatter resistance absolutely. It's really hard to balance those things and right now with gorilla glass six. I think we're we're we're at the emphasis on drop protection over scratch resistance yea. I'm sure that it's still a lot more scratch resistant than phones of ten years ago. But I do know enough from just talking to people at corning that it is actually a set of balance beams the harder you make it to scratch the more brittle it is and it will easy more easily break. So that's that's what they just like. You said they have to balance that out because a the thing I guess it's a chemical treatment they do. It's it's proprietary smart on them but You know whatever they do to make it more scratch resistant also makes it more brittle so it's tough and again. This is not Samsung's fault. I applaud Samsung for going so confidently into its second generation. A foldable phones right. There's no other company that is using ultra thin glass right now not Ganz. The the Motorola Razor is a shining example of kind of relying on An overly complicated design but not focusing on the fundamentals to kind of ruin the experience. And you know. I'm not saying that as somebody who spent a lot of time with the phone but the people that have reviewed the Motorola Razor. I trust and most of them say that. It's just not a good experience from the creaky hinge to the plastic display to you. Know the just the the design that they had to design around the fact that it was foldable. And they you know they maybe didn't do as good a job as they could just to keep it thin and and and relatively light. Yep I agree with you. The people I've talked to the one great thing about it is the the wow factor. Everybody wants to look at it but day to day used. It's just not a great phone
"motorola" Discussed on All About Android
"Instead of those works. Okay just start talking. Assistant will automatically. Yeah Okay Right Buna doing. I'm just sitting here at work. That's that's it. That's the demo now now shining. Oh yeah but it was going so well okay all right now. It's still really good. And apparently so that's auto there's a manual control what's translated to so I could Q.. It all my end if I wanted to and then there's also the keyboard so I type translate in either in either. I did test us today with myself. Just like playing both sides mm-hmm but I got camera shy. Sorry David Speak Japanese. I A little a little bit vacuum. I'm so sorry it's it's all good. It's all good. We'll save the Japanese these translation for an extra time. We'll try it this week though and I will get back to you. All right That worked really well flow and especially especially from a speaker all the way across the room well and it and it translated where you're saying exactly as would translate it on Google translate which listen I use Google translate what. I'm writing my cousins on WHATSAPP. Okay I don't WanNa look like a fool with grammar so it's okay fantastic job you've you. You tricked all of us. You could've pulled all of us so we thought you nailed it but the success. My cousins washing shing. This like that's all you said. I know you can speak more than that. I understand We have a couple of emails here to get you AAA to a not. If you want to send us an email you certainly can and should like Niilo sorry I had to search for that Niilo wrote in to say I've been trying to figure out the two things blow on my own but no luck I'm trusting. It's easy peasy for US Andro pros anyway. I appreciate your thoughts. I I continuous rolling audio recording. Kind of like the black actually red box device in an airliner recording a certain period of time continuously so you can can always save say the last half hour or whatever way back in time there was an actually still is an APP called Echo that did just that but I guess yes. It hasn't been updated for years And I did some searching around and to apps that I know we featured on the show at some point although I looked at our tool for the arena. Nine they neither of them came up was Koji. which can I could've sworn remember Koji? I remember that could swore you brought this into the arena ron but I might have Eh. I definitely remember this APP. Yeah Koji which is definitely one of these APPs that you that is continuously recording when something happens that you WanNa save. You can tap on the APP and it'll say it'll jump back in time as far as I think like a minute and a half so it's not as long as you're looking for but it Kinda does this is really designed. I think for meetings where you're at a meeting it's constantly recording and someone says something magical go save that so you tap the phone and it saves is it Another one is rewind which and by the way Koji has been updated this year. rewind is another APP but this one hasn't been updated in a couple of years but but I think this is kind of the the true kind of like a black box sort of continuous loop recording sort of APP. I just don't know how useful it is is in that it hasn't been updated for the last couple of years so keep that in mind but those are a couple of options both have been featured on this show in some way shape or form Bleak seems to know bleak is like our encyclopedia. Let's hear one forty eight and yes so Koji was in the in the arena. One episode one forty eight. I was not on. So Ron you were hosting with China and Jason Applebaum. Nice going back twenty fourteen. The episode was called Fourteen android foregin android..
"motorola" Discussed on All About Android
"For the android faithful. I'm Jason Howell and I'm Ron Richards and I'm Florence. I on and guys. It's almost Christmas time of year. It's almost a miracle of Christmas us. I will say I would dare say. It's the most wonderful time of the year almost the most wonderful time next week. We'll have the most wonderful time. We're still like jump. Jump The gun a little bit. But we're we're so close in the mood in the mood in the festival. That's exactly that's right. Good to see you both We've been missing each other on on we've been I'm glad they'd get the gang back together. It's good after Jason. After your long vacation I was out last week. I actually was could make the show because I was having dinner with not good friends aileen and Tom Rivera. Og All of android hosts originally. and Tom Merritt. Yeah so it's a little bit of reunion of sorts in Los Angeles last week so it was very nice That's awesome awesome. I got to see them a couple of months ago. So we're we're all getting that they're the best families is the best that's true Joining us Also the best but the best from different parts of the world and for different reasons from ANDROID AUTHORITY DOT com. Is David David Emily. How you doing David? Hey doing wonderful because I am in Tokyo and Every time I come to Japan I feel very happy. So it's a good. It's a good week so every time you come to Japan. How often have you been to Japan once a year for three years? Yeah Yeah now David. I don't mean to put you on the spot here but I do believe the first time you went to Japan. You went to the pokemon store still you know that. Plus she is still at my mom's house really i. You know what I just going to drive your mom's house tomorrow and get it so I had asked David because he teased me on whatsapp with all these pictures of the Pok Mon cafe and I was like please as please please bring me anything. I don't Care Ruby Napkin but David ended up buying a plush easy. So it's always in the back of my mind is like it's something that I need to bring home. So yeah you gotTa give me your new address so you have a plus you waiting for you. That's three years old at this point. So yes okay. All right taking good care of though I I don't I don't forget about my pokemon even if I oh I don't physically catch them in the ball like I account for them you see. That's the kind of mother that I am one of these days. You'll be reunited or united. Actually not even reunited. You'll just be united and it'll feel so good long lost Pokemon David. It's great to get you on We will. We will just kind in a preface and say that you're in Japan. You're at you're in a hostile right now. So we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA do everything in our power to keep the Internet connection rolling super thrilled that you could take time and also your jackets rub it on the Mike just just to give you a heads up on that house. They'll pull away and we'll be good to go and Victor Victor News time. Oh yeah you can jump into it. It's cool I know you're really wanted but go ahead finish your finisher throw. It's time for the news..
"motorola" Discussed on The 3:59
"How great is it to actually hang up on someone again? I mean it's pretty great so basically this whole idea with the Motorola Razor is that you've got this very very small screen on the outside. It's a flip. Phone design with a foldable screens was really updated for twenty. Nine thousand nine hundred and beyond this is just the beginning and you use it when his open. I've been that's how you get to most of the APPS that you're gonNA use and then you close it and just like the flip phones from two thousand four. When the reason I came out that sort of ends ends most of everything doing so you can end a call by flipping it closed like you said you can and most apps some apps you can actually keep using when the phone is closed which can be really useful? Oh like a phone call for example But essentially this is this updated design that gives people compact device that they may have missed. This phones are getting getting larger and larger and larger. So it's something that you can pocket but you're not sacrificing all of this green space. That is the promise of affordable phone have you purposely made like angry phone calls to people so that you could slam the phone on them. That is definitely a big part of my upcoming testing where we get the review like how often kate a section totally just like how hard. Yeah I can slam it shut I can. I can send you a list of people to call them for three. So I mean you you had a hands on with it I think. I think you've spent the longest time with it out of the anyone that I know Motorola's headquarters in Chicago and basically spent an entire day with this device which was really great. I mean and I couldn't test absolutely everything that's going to wait for the Review Unit but it was great to just go in there and peer at all the little nooks and crannies and kind of see like what the promises are are and and also what some of the concerns might be when this phone comes out how usable was it actually like when it was folded like one incident clam shell mode they have that little screen on the front right. Is there anything you you do. Yeah you can't you can't do as much as the outside of the full screen and that's because on the razor. The screen is minuscule two point seven inches. So there's no keyboard there you're not typing coming but it is touch sensitive Voice input to and think of it as more like shortcuts so for example if any kind of alert notification email text message. Acid comes in you can interact with it You can press a button and then make a voice response or use Google Smart Reply Canned responses which actually is pretty useful especially something like okay or I'll call you back later then you can also simply open up device if you've selected an email message such for example you can open up. The device opens up that e mail. Message you can type your reply. Snap it closed against ticket in your pocket and go on your way and now you publish an article this morning about six burning earning questions that we still have about the phone I mean what are they. Yeah so we do know when the phones going on sale in the US that would be January ninth. That was one burning question when they I announced it but really I think the two most important ones that it comes down to for me are screened durability and also battery life so the issue with the screen is that this. There's a plastic alleged That's very similar technology to what Samsung News. But Motorola saying that their screen is actually more durable. Because they've got this harder plastic coating but questions that we're going to have about any foldable phone will be what is the wear and tear like when you open enclose it however many thousands hundreds of thousands of times in the lifetime of the device and then also. How durable is it going to be two things like water? This one is apparently splash proof but also you know if your ring grazes it if your keys accidentally graze it if if that screen gene which is delicate because it's not protected by glass comes into contact with anything else So we'll go through some testing Motorola's pretty confident but you never know in fifteen. Fifteen hundred dollars is just too much to spend on device that so fragile In terms of battery life is a very small battery capacity on this device. The screen in is in a way smaller because of the dimensions. It's very tall and narrow so at six point two inches corner to corner but it's also pretty narrow device and the battery split into the two parts which usually isn't as efficient. So I it's really gonNA come down to is GonNa last all day that Motorola promises or is going to be all day with light years. Yeah I do they give any technicalities. It's all day only if you use it in the clam shell mode or something. You wouldn't because it's really meant to be used full screen but it's more like what do people do with a phone so if you're navigating if you're streaming all of that is going to hit in to your battery reserves at a much faster rate than if you're using the device much more passively I feel like not much attention has been paid to. You know the usual things that happened when we do a phone reviews like. How's the camera and stuff like it? Because it's foldable everybody so like did you like the a tip if this was just a normal phone. That wasn't foldable. Like how does this stack. I'm really glad that you asked that question. Because Camera I think is one area of potential weakness Even more than the screen just because people I think generally understand that foldable screens are different and they have to play by different rules but everybody wants the same things out of the camera and there's just one one main camera here. That's sixteen mega pixels. So you're GONNA use that to take pictures of everything and also yourself fees. There is a camera on the inside. That's five megapixel but that's really really what you're going to be using to kick off video calls a nuclear device in continue your video call using the main camera but you lacked the telephoto and you lack. The Wide Angle. Lenses is that the galaxy fold hasn't been galaxy full six cameras right. This essentially has one main camera that you're gonNA use so I think that when you're talking about paying fifteen hundred dollars per device is a premium Siemian phone. How many cameras do expect on a premium phone right? I don't use the other cameras nearly as much but I liked that. They're there and I do use them so All of that. I think nudges. The Motorola radios are more in the direction of novelty or niche or secondary device device or device for your library collection or people who just like who care more about this iconic and like new form factor than they do about photography orphee most foldable. Have Been Kinda you know going. The route of. Let's take avary foldable site. We lease the two out of the three of them have taken the approach of. Let's make something normal size bigger hager right as this one is. Let's make something small like normal size smaller. Which one do you think makes a lot more sense for for this kind of market? Yeah I think it depends ends who the buyer is. There are a lot of people who are really entranced with this device because they miss having something that they can carry around. It's all about the screen. People don't don't necessarily want bigger phones because they want to hold a really big phone they want it because of all of the benefits that a large screen affords so here. We've got this like very alluring alluring promise of having the best of both worlds and I think it's just really going to depend. I mean with something like the Galaxy. Fold or the wild way main ex there. It's let's give you even more screen. So that's it's more of a like it's hamlet or a laptop replacement and it is really good for video. I have to admit like the larger. The screen is more immersed you are and what you're doing But it's a lot less practical to carry around like on that. No do you think that this phone. What would deliver or as a foldable or does it feel a little bit more gimmicky like other foldable phones? I mean I'm I'm not GONNA Sandy names. There's only three out there. It rhymes with Pam Pong Pal OCCC. Poll well yeah I mean what. What are your thoughts on on the razor fall as a foldable? Yeah I think the foldable I think the concept is really great and it is different in that something that a lot of people are Guangming onto but I think what will make or break foldable phones including including this one. It doesn't matter how great it looks if there are fatal flaws with that screen then it's automatically a no-go it's back to the drawing board. I think where we are with foldable funds. Right now the industry is still trying to figure out. Is this going to be the future or is this kind of like a fun side project that we learn from Are we going to move to postpone world at some point right. I think there's a lot of value in this kind of concept and it's just even from like a design and scientific approach. It's amazing the fact that we can even get to this point to experiment with it but I think that right now in the early days at least for the next year or two this is still going to be experimental to see what we can do if we can push it further and how people really respond. If it's just academic and at the end nobody cares. Nobody buys these phones or shows any like real interest in it even as the price comes down the materials get stronger than we'll have our answer when they when they first Announced the galaxy fold. I remember on our show I had mentioned like I would much much prefer following that folds into a smaller one because I think I'm in that camp where I like smaller devices Now that that's done My next call out is just GONNA be the slap bracelet bracelet phone where you have a normal phone just slap it on your isn't it. Just fits their turn with mart. Watch so when that happens please call please reference back to this clip tip as it has happened. It was actually Motorola's parent company Lenovo. Several years ago had something called the C.. Plus and it was not a slap. You can't go that with it but But it was that shape and you kind of bend it around your wrist. And that's definitely a form factor that they think that these companies are working on was looking into something like that there have been a few prototypes and concept devices. Of course they're all terrible at this point they're completely awful but it's playing around with idea of what is the phone now. And what could it be. Does it have to be like this or are we going to be using the same kind of technology in different ways. It could be like those Goggles or whatever from that dude on Star Trek with like the exactly south already. Yeah I never watched shows. I don't know his name but I've seen memes of him so you know who. 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"motorola" Discussed on The Droid Life Show
"So, Motorola, they are if you buy a Motorola phone, what's funny is I wrote this, like, three or four four years ago. Right. Said, if you care about softer updates don't buy droid phone, I specifically droid Motorola droid phones at the time. But now it just kind of falls into all Motorola phones for care about softer updates security updates do not by Motorola phones. They will not be updated. Shame shame. Well, yeah, shame. Yes, it's not it's not ideal. If you got the phones, I guess you do. All right. For your two year old phone. Not great now. It pisses me off. And as we were just talking about Motorola win when some goule exects running the company at one time, and they cared nineteen days, and they got updated. And now now they're committing to one major update for phone. And. All right. On a Verizon note, though, visible everyone, no visible visible. His bowl is a care, a wireless carrier owned by believe. It's at least backed by Verizon and some form of rising people work there and stuff like that anyway. They're prepaid. They're prepaid carrier who sells Verizon service and it's all done within an app, so they call themselves like digital only carrier something, but it's prepaid service on Verizon's network costs forty bucks per month and it's unlimited data..
"motorola" Discussed on SGGQA Podcast â€“ SomeGadgetGuy
"And then I could just fold it in half and have sort of something that's a bit more pocket -able in my Levi five once, you know, something like that could be really cool also similar to what they're supposed to be doing with, Motorola, and a razor concept that kind of stuff that kind of stuff I like better. I don't like I don't want a mini tablet that can kind of fit in a pair of cargo pants. I want. Want a smaller phone that can be a bigger phone when I need it. That to me makes me a lot happier. Yeah. Motorola razor, the the the razor concept, not the razor phone from razor, the gaming manufacturer, the modo razor. Moomins four my worry with the phone doing everything is will hold up over time. I think it's never good idea to put all your eggs in one basket that is an absolutely fair criticism in an age where none of our phones are really that repairable moon. Seventy four does the eight still have el-jisr Q slide apps sort of you have a ticker that replaces the second screen. So it's like this little sliding bar slide screen thing. It's kind of like an edge edge panel on a Samsung phone, but I tended to sable that kind of stuff, but a lot of those little like note and quick quick access apps are still there. I just I don't feel like they really brought much of a benefit to the overall phone phone usage. And you have to know they're there, and you have to practice using them in you have to get good at them. And then if you switch to another phone, they're different, you know. So like what I used to have with Q slide and some of those Dhakal service. On a flex are totally different than what we got on like a g six so that kind of stuff, I think gets an L way. Because that's absolutely another fair criticism of LG is while I think that the stuff has been improving hasn't been consistent. So there will be these hard interruptions, where a service changes or a feature changes in a way, which is very unfamiliar. I think we saw that a lot like when we were sort of G five era. They're trying to make the friends thing happen and just the G five was not a good a not a great phone. But when they made those adjustments they also did things like, oh, well, we're just going to go with an Asian style. Launcher? So you don't get an app drawer? That's that's a dumb move on her dumb change to make. And then they walked it back. You know, like they had to put out an update or they corrected that. So those types of things are always difficult for me to unravel. So I tend to not use them because I have to switch phones so often I ten. To try and keep a pretty cleanly out. That's easily accessible, and I don't see so much of the benefit. We're like Samsung's. Custom software LG's custom software when then you pick up a pixel or a one, plus or my not and nine and the general you is just.
"motorola" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"I think it's a cool way to maximize screen Abbadi ratio. So I think it looks like a cool phone. And Motorola software usually is pretty lightweight and the Snapdragon six, thirty six. It's going to be fine. It's going to get the job done. I, I just, you know, reme- from a former Motorola user of many years. It's just, I think it's I can't say that it's Lenovo. I don't know who is doing this. I just pisses me off the company that came up with designs like the razor. The came up with Zein's like the Moto x. the came up with so many innovative concepts that I feel it was either bad marketing or what I don't care what went wrong. I just know that the Motorola that pretty much got me into the cell phone industry, many years ago, coudn't one of a Vader or Vulcan or startac or stuff like that says. So this is what you're making of the most iconic cellphone designs that I've ever seen because for me they are. This is what you're making of it. You're making a rip off of another company like, seriously, that's my so many. There's so many of locations behind it. And just in case anybody who's watching the live right now. Or watching the video. Notice I brought out the Moto x. want to say, this is the twenty fourteen addition and original. Got it in the hump on the opo. Find x.'s literally the same as yeah. Yeah, Elliot, true highs right appear. So this was when this was this was an a time when Motorola really like, okay, I get that the modal Mods are supposed to be a way of customizing the devices in one, but when it's when it's an intrinsic part of the phone and not just something you kinda plaster on, it gives the phone more of an identity, and it's that level of design that people really crave for because it gives it gives not only the line, but also the user, a certain identity. I even have my life's motto down here. The next moment, a engraved on the bottom of this phone. And you know, Bambu I was all about bamboo phones back then including the oneness that was this is a great phone. Yeah, and I just get really. I don't really care too much that the phone resemble something so much because they're a couple. There's one. There's one remark in the top chat right now over at the YouTube channel. Renato LaPorte says, maybe this is just what Israel wants. They want a mid range phone, ten running Android. Yeah. So if the design of the iphone ten is desirable, but of course there's no Android on it then. Okay. I kinda get where some people may be coming from that. There's a demand for a phone that has the look of the iphone ten and then it's Android. So that's really just that's what I think is happening here and the implications of the markets being in Asia and what they want. You know, those are all things that we can speculate upon. But ultimately, Motorola, just in general, I just, I don't know. I don't know where they have. I don't know what has happened. I don't know where they've gone. The Moto x. was a great line that ended up getting relegated into the motos e the Mosey is not that bad. It's never been bad. It just isn't as exciting as the Moto x. used to be so to see the thirty come out. It's like, I don't know. Maybe this is the culmination of these feelings I've had for the last couple of days dropped off, but I remember him telling me something very interesting..
"motorola" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"That's pretty much been my i usually i phones that are you know couple year old technology i've had this command on out for years and loved it i mean it's hit works it's the me she says honey you can stay in nineteen ninety but i would like to be in this century that's pretty much somebody's telling me horizon has the g six which is the latest for two hundred forty bucks and that you know if you get it from horizon there are certain benefits you know they'll activated for you and all that i like the g six a lot at that price man that's a nice phone the motorola motorola g six they call it a moto okay and apparently soldier you can get direct from verizon and at two hundred fifty bucks that's in your price range right contract no not necessarily i don't know i don't think that requires a contract you can ask them if not you can get it unlocked from elsewhere any other options along the samsung line lg sure you can get you can get older samsung's i don't know if samson you're gonna get quite as low price those sam if you can get a galaxy s six which is several years old now then is a great phone anything i wouldn't get anything older than the essex with the galaxy let me see what the oldest see if they have an seven on amazon yeah they're still selling that for about three hundred bucks refurbish to fifty here's one on the verizon network two hundred forty two dollars galaxy has seven excellent phone that is a much better camera that's that's a stunning camera.
"motorola" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Yeah it does i gu project five pretty i think pretty much when it first came out well if you wanna stay with five you're going to either get a pixel phone or motorola phone that's the only phones fireworks with that but the but the the one that that lg is a motorola phone down work with it no it's not it's an l g phone and it will it will kinda work it'll be a t mobile but you won't get all the benefits of google fi so yeah i don't recommend if your customer you're going to get a five phone which is either a motorola moto not an l but a moto or pixel but so samsung's out yeah the new pixels are super expensive and i didn't really want to spend much the v twenties the older they have a thirty now so it's less expensive is a good choice what i like about the twenty everything is good i mean that the v twenty has you can have you can swap out batteries i know it's the last phone in the world that it also i believe has a headphone jack right i just started i've just started doing my research on what phone to switch to wasn't you know and i was thinking about a possibly moving of off of project fi i would just say yeah you might have to five wanna use something besides the motorola google but and lg is not a five phone but a google start expanding the five program i mean they expanded it to include motorola that's a big jump so i hope they'll do that and the and the other point no matter what you get if you've got a headphone jack or bluetooth headphones that will solve the audio problem for voice it really does because you could just turn it up a little bit louder and get some equalization you good shape hey thanks for the call appreciate it leo laporte the tech the tech guy back to the phones we go alan in west la.
"motorola" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Alexa as a regular user not just as like a pro developer who there's some in your logical chain there that you can play the two things right being able to that i i didn't use right nannygate the program any computer is a very important thing to me yeah it being automatically easy is sort of assuming that software development will be easy right and he based on the scope of what you're trying to accomplish it's not necessarily going to be easy the nice thing is but an amazon i believe is doing pretty good job engaging a bunch of different levels so there are really advanced api's developers can take advantage of you can go to like glitch dot com and get just a sample project that you can just copy and just start coating your own alexis kill java script and it's basically ready to go out of the gate and then these blueprints are very simplistic possibly to simplistic to truly be interesting or useful but maybe people give people a taste for it what else happened oh the motorola phones we gotta talk about the motorola phones because we did this vodka call out i don't know motor or at least like eight phones okay it was like five phones yeah it was like in their concerns what are the phones there's the g six and the six play off others the juice plus but it's not come into the us or at least right now and there's an abso five five the five play an e five plus an f i play and there's also just the five under need so many phones has ever different for every single market i know how do you guys feel all have different processors.
"motorola" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly
"Checking out and up and also all the midrangers as you've said working on all the carriers as well so i mean it's just it's not fair to the good work that they do it's little things like those that z to force it said busy to on just those the it do that i don't know who to really blame here whether it's butler nova side or the motorola not just in a sense of like heart of like hard decisions made at this sprinter that branch but just as your personality speaking because a hero there you have these ways of integrating business into each and every little a division of the company but still it's still there if just beyond mode oman experiment ends or if the modal might experiment changes significantly it you know next year or the year after that's going to be bad so this is exactly one of those one of those situations where i think motorola really needs to get out ahead of the conversation on white future compatibility on what these lifestyle life cycles are going to look like if there's an upgrade path because the phones themselves like i think motorola nails what they set out to do i haven't had any major issues with their products yolk when judged against the claims that they are making is the manufacturer i think motorola's phones have been on point but i have a little unease about some of the recommendations when you know what you pay foreign a motorola flagship right now is buying into a modular ecosystems so your phone there's an idea that your phone is in a way incomplete and you're going to be adding things to it to make it the best phone for you or the best experience for you and i want to recommend that because i think there is merit to that argument but i don't want to recommend that one year and then find that the very next year all of that goes right out the window.
"motorola" Discussed on Acquired
"They decided to acquire motorola now this was for two reasons the primary reason than what they said at the time and in retrospect probably continue to justify was for patten reasons there was a lot of litigation happening in the smart from world um and in particular in the smartphone operating system world at this point um and and enter it of course was opensource so they needed patent protection motorola had a large patten portfolio but they did actually acquire all of their smartphone manufacturing business as well and they spent a lot of money for it um the operated motorola for a about two and a half years and and the released a number of devices smartphones come at all ranges from low end the high end a want particularly successful um and then they sold it to the chinese company lenovo in 2014 for about three billion sleep paid twelve with a half billion for it the kept the patents they also sold another piece of motorola's business which makes the cable boxes for your house who for comcast or time warner whatever um they sold that off for i believe about two and a half billion rate after they did the transaction so let's say that pit ten billion net for motorola uh and then two and a half years later they sell it for three billion under 3 billion so so not a good not an auspicious beginning to google efforts in the smartphone now or business now as i mean if you're shareholder right now like you need a little bit of an explanation.
"motorola" Discussed on Asymcar
"Or or 1103 population might uh but it's funny how simple it's interesting that they do it i i completely agree it up i'm with you on that but you know the the number of people that could actually understand or over cover conversation about three puddles is seemingly rapidly diminishing or but why would they do that because it's it's it's it's only that he took it to be debts staying it's an anomaly that's indicative of something because it's it's the anomalies kelly all the stories so so in my opinion that the the these companies are not filled with with idiots epa that's why i asked the business model question because it strikes me you know look let's think about a fingers before the iphone when apple to deal with motorola which certainly didn't do much but presumably they learn things and maybe that inform them about potholes they wanted to avoid or who knows during that the long process of actually creating the iphone and i that's why wonderful see some signalling near the next couple of years with new entrance either with a west participation or some other level of uh you know getting to know each other in a deeper way y'all to so many like this is a great thing about the show shows that we we explore so many of the dimensions and it's it's it's easy to discover some insight along one dimension and then call it i got it you know that's that's the knowing enough to be dangerous problem mine that no doubt about it so that was might has taken after initially a really fixated on production and i think that production is still one of the key pillars but it's almost like the ten commandments you gotta look at all of them is is a you gotta you gotta look at at the production but he also get a look at.