The Motorola Moto 360 has been hitting people’s wrists for a few weeks now and the general consensus is that it is the best Android Wear smartwatch out there now, but by no means does that mean it is perfect. Battery life appears to be the biggest sticking point, but with careful management, it looks like users can probably live with what they’ve got. With black and silver Moto 360‘s flying off the shelves, people have been happy with the available colours offered so far, but what if there was also a gold Moto 360? If the above image is anything to go by, it might be a possibility. If you look at the middle watchface on the top row, you will see that the watchface has a definite gold sheen to it. While that alone probably isn’t enough evidence, the hypothesis got a definite boost after Motorola hurriedly removed the watchface from the website. If you visit it now, it will look like this:
Gone is the gold Moto 360 watch face with just the other four remaining. Again, that still probably isn’t enough evidence to say that there will be a gold Moto 360 – it may have just been a concept, or just an innocent mistake – but if there is, it could potentially come at a bit of a premium in price. We’ll keep an eye on this one and see if anything pops up over the next few days.
What do you think about a gold Moto 360? Let us know your opinion.
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Whether you want to stay connected with your pets, keep an eye on your belongings, or be alerted of temperature/sound/motion variations in your home, the Motorola Focus S66 is the best bang for your buck. You’ll be able to enjoy two-way communication thanks to the built-in microphone. Stream and record in 720p straight to your device or to the cloud with Motorola’s free Hubble app. $99.99 (Prime eligible), with four-star customer feedback, is a true value considering the safety, security, and peace of mind this little unit comes with.
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After Google had bought Motorola Mobility, one of the aspects of the smartphone world they wanted to focus on was battery life. Their smartphones over the last couple of years have done well, particularly the Droid Maxx series, with battery life lasting over two days with normal usage. As they continue to discover new ways to increase battery life, it seems they want to help battery life by providing fast charging.
CNET reports that people close to Verizon have informed them of a new phone Verizon plans to unveil in October. Like most of the Droid phones this phone will be made by Motorola, and its unique feature will be fast charging. So even if your phone is close to dying, plugging it in for a few minutes will theoretically give you enough juice to last throughout the day.
Phones from Samsung and Oppo have already touted this feature, but Motorola has also introduced this in another phone. Motorola’s newest Moto X was announced to have a similar ability, with 15 minutes of charging giving you enough battery to last for 8 hours. I’m assuming the new Droid will have even more impressive fast-charging capabilities. The @DroidLanding Twitter account tweeted on September 9 “Faster charging is a big deal. That’s why we made it a bigger deal.”
The Droid line has had impressive battery life, this will certainly help things.
What do you think? Would this feature bring you to buy this phone? Post your thoughts in the comments below.
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You have no doubt seen the New Moto X and Moto 360 commercials Motorola released not too long ago, and we can all agree the marketing team knew how to show off the new features. Being that I am the YouTuber of the bunch, I love seeing behind the scenes footage that shows the process and intricacies of making a fantastic looking commercial. So I’m glad to show you guys the behind the scenes video of those new Motorola commercials. It’s brief, but a great video, so give a look and let us know what you think about it.
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$5 WiFi Only
This plan is for WiFi lovers and penny savers. Take a load off your wallet and enjoy unlimited data, talk and text on all the WiFi networks you know and love at the same time. No need for cellular when you’re around WiFi as much as you are!
$10 WiFi + Cell Talk & Text
Our members are around WiFi about 90% of the time. During the other 10%, when you’re away from WiFi, this plan gives you cellular backup for communicating via text and talk when you need to. This plan combines both cutting costs and accommodates what’s quickly becoming the norm: a day filled with WiFi.
$25 WiFi + Cell (3G) Talk, Text & Data
If you’re more of an outdoors kind of person and you like to surf the internet, check email in the car (as a passenger!) or use GPS navigation, this plan lets you enjoy all the benefits of WiFi with the additional luxury of 3G cellular data. And if you only need this plan for part of the month—no problem! You can always switch to the $5 or $10 plan right from your phone (up to two switches per monthly billing cycle period).
Republic Wireless said that the phone is not an iPhone killer, instead it’s a flip phone killer (people still use that?). Moto E comes with a dual-core, 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 200 processor, 4.3-inch 960×540 LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 4GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot. The phone will be available next month.
Are you looking forward to grab it? Let us know in the comment box below.
Source: Republic Wireless
Vice President of Product Management at Motorola, Punit Soni, today announced his departure from the company. A post on his Google+ account tells us he’s leaving Motorola “after a couple of amazing years in the best job I ever had”.
The news, which comes rather abruptly, arrives at an interesting time for Motorola. In the big scheme of things we have the pending transition over to Lenovo. More immediately, however, we’re seeing the launch of the next-gen Moto X and Moto G smartphones.
Looking over some of Soni’s recent interactions we can’t help but sense a general dissatisfaction with the smartphone industry. When asked a few days ago whether we might expect a Verizon Developer Edition of the new Moto X he said no, later adding the following:
I agree we have to change the system. I will keep these thoughts front and center in my mind regardless of what role/where I am in the future. I am sorry that these devices are not more open. But we got to keep hacking away at the system.
Perhaps there was some butting of heads and conflicting viewpoints happening between Motorola and wireless providers. Or, worse, maybe there’s some discord with the Moto ranks. We’ll be curiously watching what happens within Motorola over the next few months, how about you?
We wish nothing but luck to Punit Soni and thank him for his efforts over the last few years.
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For those of you that were lucky enough to pre-order your New Moto X; Motorola decided to release four different apps into the Play Store to keep you updated and happy. We love it that OEMs are releasing their most crucial apps into the Play Store so we don’t have to wait for an OTA to show up to fix the bugs, or improve the app.
The four apps that you will find in the Play Store are Moto, Moto Actions, Moto Display, and Moto Sensor Services. The “Moto” app is just a guide for newbies that need help with their new device, which a lot of you probably won’t need. Moto Actions has to do with the 3D gestures we have seen in the videos, where you can answer calls or deny calls by the wave of you hand. Moto Display is of course what used to be called Active Display. Then finally the Motorola Sensor Services is there to keep the sensor firmware updated and hopefully bug free.
So once you get your New Moto X make sure you have them all updated in the Play Store to keep your phone fresh.
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Republic Wireless combines the power of Wi-Fi calling with Sprint’s 3G network to bring what they call hybrid calling to consumers. The company has started off pretty strong with the original Moto X which was followed up by the even more affordable Moto G. Sticking with Motorola, Republic Wireless is now bringing the Moto E to consumers for just $99.
Match the $99 price tag with monthly plans that start at $5 a month for Wi-Fi only calling/texts or move up to the $25 a month for unlimited talk/text and web mixed on Wi-Fi and Cell.
Our partners at Motorola did an impeccable job cramming as much power and performance as possible into the Moto E.
The Moto E does pack a pretty good bang for its buck. It carriers a 4.3-inch screen, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage with a micro SD card slot. It offers users a 5 MP rear camera and forgoes a front shooter.
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Motorola’s new Moto X might not be sale in the UK yet, but that isn’t stopping the company from letting customers create their own designs ahead of its release. Today, for the first time, Brits can get to grips with Moto Maker, Motorola’s web-based customisation tool, allowing them to choose the finish, colours, cases, storage and even engraving options for their Moto X before putting down (at least) £419.99 to buy one. Moto Maker comes to the UK with a number of additional customisations in tow, including a new leather finish (that’ll cost £20 extra and adds to the traditional plastic and wooden options) and a choice to include metal accents on the power and volume buttons, speaker grilles and that big Motorola logo on the back. On the subject of storage, you’ll be forced to pay an extra £40 if you want the 32GB model, as the Moto X doesn’t come with a microSD slot. Currently, you can only use Moto Maker to create your bespoke design and email it to yourself, allowing you to pick it back up and apply it when the Moto X eventually goes on sale later this month.
Source: Moto Maker
Motorola’s second generation Moto X is certainly a thing of beauty and finally you can start customizing your Moto X today, in the US at least. The 5.2-inch 1080p screen toting device is available for pre-order through AT&T with a 2-year contract for just $99.99. If you opt for a special wood or leather back be sure to factor in an additional $25 to the contract price tag. If you opt for Next 18 you are looking at $21.96 a month and Next 12 will set you back $26.35 on the basic color offering, if you go with the leather or wood, then it goes up a little over a buck.
The Moto X is also available through the Moto Maker today as well. You have the same AT&T option with more customization of course. You can also pick up the Pure Edition version of the device. It works with AT&T and T-Mobile and starts off at a base of $499 with a $25 add-on charge for the special wood or leather backing.
AT&T spouts off a ship date of 9/23 while Motorola lists the ship date as 9/26. Not a huge variance, but one to consider if you ave little patience. It is interesting to note that the Motorola site mentions the unlocked version for $499 as being compatible with T-Mobile, but T-Mobile isn’t listed in the preferred carrier section. T-Mobile might not sell the device directly to customer, at least not right away. Now we just need to see what the deal is with Verizon and Sprint.
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