Teasers for a new Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch have been coming thick and fast this month and today we can bring you another set of leaked pictures of the second generation wearable, courtesy of @Upleaks. Furthermore, the prolific leakster suggests that a Sport version of the smartwatch is in the works too.
moto 360(2nd gen) and moto 360 Sport. pic.twitter.com/xKtUOiOqvP
— upleaks (@upleaks) August 31, 2015
http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe pictures of the Moto 360 (2nd gen) match up with the previous leaks, showing off a metal build and a variety of leather and metal straps. There also appears to be a third rose gold color option, which wasn’t mentioned alongside the silver and black options that leaked yesterday. The Moto 360 Sport appears to swap out these materials for a plastic case which doesn’t look to offer changeable straps. We don’t have any specifications at this point, but this seems to suggest a waterproof case of some sort, which is pretty much a requirement for a sports wearable.
moto 360 2nd gen will be coming in September, Sport version will be coming in November.
— upleaks (@upleaks) August 31, 2015
The rumor also gives us two potential launch dates for the products. The new Moto 360 could arrive sometime in September, while the Sport variant may have a later release around November time. Given that sports wearables still remain the most popular market segment, a dedicated fitness product could help Lenovo reach a wider audience with its new watch.
What do you think about the latest rumors, and which features are on your wish-list for a next gen smartwatch from Motorola?
Smaller Motorola smartwatch is outed as the Moto 360 Sport, will arrive in November according to leak
The leaks have arrived with increasing frequency, even Motorola tweeted (temporarily) about the 2015 version of the Moto 360, but now it seems like we finding out the details we really want to know. The seemingly back-in-the-game, Evan Blass (@evleaks), leaked an image of the Moto 360 (2015) a little while ago, and not to be outdone, @upleaks has leaked pictures and news about its smaller version. This smaller version is apparently called the Moto 360 Sport and is said to arrive in November.
The deviceseen in the image above is apparently the Moto 360 Sport, showing off information such as heart rate, timer, and distance achieved. Along with the rubber/plastic strap, it isn’t difficult to imagine that the Moto 360 Sport, as the name suggests, will target consumers with an active lifestyle.
If one looks at the bottom of the dial carefully, it would appear that both the Moto 360 (2015) and the Sport model carry on with the flat-tire design first seen on the original Moto 360. It’s a feature that you either don’t mind or hate with extreme prejudice.
One detail to ponder about is how to change the strap on the Moto 360 Sport, because the device in the image doesn’t have the usual 22mm pin as can be seen on the standard Moto 360 (2015). Could the Moto 360 Sport employ a similar solution to Sony’s SmartWatch 3 where the entire housing has to be changed when swapping straps because it’s a one-piece item?
The Moto 360 (2015) is said to be ‘coming in September’ while the Sport model could arrive in November. I’m sure we will see more leaks and details about the Moto 360 (2015) and Sport smartwatches in the coming days as we get closer to when IFA 2015 opens its doors in Berlin later this week.
Come comment on this article: Smaller Motorola smartwatch is outed as the Moto 360 Sport, will arrive in November according to leak
The Moto 360 design made this smart watch one of the most popular first-generation Android Wear devices around, so it’s only natural that so many of us are looking forward to seeing its successor. Don’t you worry, the new Moto 360 should be announced next week, during IFA, but we are already getting a good look at the product thanks to beloved ex-leakster @evleaks.
He was actually quite smooth this time around. Evan Blass leaked the image in the form of a response to tech blogger David Ruddock, who was talking about boarding Delta flights using his Android Wear device.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 30, 2015
Pretty sneaky! The device shows up in 2 colors and displays some aesthetics changes. For starters, the button has been positioned higher. Looking around the image we can also see the watch has a much more classic design, making it even better looking than the original Moto 360.
There’s nothing exactly new here, as we have already seen some images before (one of them actually came from Motorola). Regardless, it’s always nice to get a good look at an unannounced gadget, especially when available images are so good.
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Enjoy the render and let us know what you think of the 2nd-generation Moto 360? Are you thinking of buying one? As mentioned above, the announcement should be taking place this coming week, so keep it tuned to Android Authority for all the news!
On Twitter, Evan Blass shared share an alleged image of the upcoming Moto 360 (2015). The models in the image (seen above) are stainless steel with varying bands. The black stainless steel model on the left features a band of the same material while the model on the right has a brown leather band. Moto Maker will presumably be utilized once again to allow consumers to personalize their smartwatches.
Notice that the display size is different, too. This indicates that there will indeed be two unique models. Notice anything about the display? Well, it’s hard to tell if the ‘flat tire’ from last year’s Moto 360 is returning.
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
Come comment on this article: Here is a press render of the new Motorola Moto 360
This late summer is hotter than anticipated, and we couldn’t be happier. The week before IFA brought us sneak peeks at smartwatches coming from Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, and LG. We’ve spotted the “Moto X Play for USA” a.k.a. the Droid Maxx 2. More details leaked out about the Huawei- and LG-made Nexus. The BlackBerry Venice revealed itself from all angles. We’ve got a glimpse of the Xperia Z5. And “Pengate” flared up, before predictably fading away into the annals of ridiculous tech scandals.
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Tickets have been reserved, accommodation has been arranged, meetings have been scheduled. IFA 2015 is coming and Android Authority will be all over it! This year, we’re sending a bigger team to Berlin, even though Samsung, the usual star of the show, decided to jump the gun.
Even without a new Note, there’s a lot of hot stuff to look forward to next week, from Sony’s latest Xperia(s), to a bevy of Android Wear smartwatches, and Huawei’s new Mate flagship. Josh Vergara, Lanh Nguyen, and Nirave Gondhia will be there, accompanied by yours truly. The show starts on Thursday, but all the good stuff will probably be announced the day before. Stay tuned!
Our reviews of some of the most anticipated phones of this year are progressing nicely. We’ve already brought you our look at the OnePlus 2, and our Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus reviews, from Josh and Lanh, are coming very soon!
This week, we have an extra giveaway for our loyal readers! We’ve teamed up with Huawei to give out three Honor 7’s. And don’t forget about our beloved Sunday Giveaway: today, we’re giving away an Oppo R7 Plus (and a selfie stick!). Good luck!
The stuff you shouldn’t miss
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- Review: Affordable phones don’t have to feel cheap, and the Honor 7 is the latest example
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- Roundup: School is coming, and these apps will help you stay on top of it
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Top news of the week
Smartwatches are coming
- Motorola, LG, ASUS and Huawei reportedly introducing new Android Wear watches at IFA
- (Update 2: two new photos!) Moto 360 (2nd gen) spotted in the wild
- Samsung Gear S2 hits the FCC suggesting two models, a standard and classic
- Huawei Watch up for pre-order: pricey, coming soon, potentially with iOS support
- Samsung executive teases Gear S2 smartwatch
Droid Maxx reborn
Next Nexus news
- (Update: some specs) Huawei Nexus leaks again in hands-on pictures
- LG’s Nexus 5 (2015) could be available from September 29, claims Korean website
- These could be the specifications for the new LG Nexus 5
BB Venice leaks some more
- BlackBerry Venice will come with BB10 features
- Exposed: The BlackBerry Venice caught from all angles
Don’t stick it backwards
- PSA: Reverse insertion of the S-Pen will break the Galaxy Note 5’s stylus detection sensor
- Pengate blues? Video shows how to safely get the Note 5 S Pen out
Xperia Z5 press images
Are you rocking an older Motorola phone? You may have notice some significant improvements hitting your device. Said manufacturer has just pushed out updates to a couple of their main applications. Namely, the Motorola Camera and Gallery apps, which now come with a set of added features that will definitely make some of you happier campers.
Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, Moto has included an active viewfinder to its Camera app. What does this even mean? In short: users will now have the ability to read QR and bar codes directly from the camera’s viewfinder, without having to take a picture or download any separate services to decipher these intricate designs. Not all phones will get this new functionality, though. This feature is only available for the 2nd-gen Moto X, Moto X Pro, DROID Turbo and Moto Maxx/Turbo on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Furthermore, those grabbing the Motorola Gallery update now have the ability to better organize their video clips and photos into albums. These can then be stored into SD cards, offloading some weight from that precious internal storage, which can often be so limited.
Aren’t you glad manufacturers have begun publishing their system apps directly to the Google Play Store? If it was all done the old-fashioned way, users would have to wait until their next system software update to get all these nifty features.
If you haven’t gotten your update, just head over to the Google Play Store and grab it. It should be there! How many of you have been testing these enhancements? How are the new capabilities treating you?
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The Moto X Style is a pretty exciting device – boasting solid specifications and an attractive pricing, Motorola‘s latest flagship looks like a contender for best device of 2015, if not biggest surprise of the year. While an official release for the device is still some time away – Motorola has refused to specify anything more specific than “September” – you can enjoy a piece of it today as we have the default Moto X Style wallpaper available for download. You can check it out below in all its abstract glory:
What do you think about the Moto X Style wallpaper? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Looking to purchase the Moto 360 from Motorola’s site? You’ll have to look elsewhere since Motorola has silently halted sales of its smartwatch.
And take a look at the image below. Motorola removed a link from the Wearables section going to the Moto 360’s product page; therefore, the only way to reach that aforementioned location is by going directly to its link.
Next week, companies from around the world will head to Berlin for IFA 2015. Is Motorola preparing to launch a new smartwatch at the trade show for the world to see? A new Moto 360 would likely be joined by a slew of other Android Wear devices. We will know more in the coming days.
Come comment on this article: Motorola silently stops selling the Moto 360, possibly hinting a successor is coming soon
US Cellular is the latest wireless provider to carry the third generation Motorola Moto G smartphone. Available immediately, customers can pick the device up for a mere $130 without contract. Alternatively, the handset runs a mere penny if you agree to a two-year service contract.
Running Android Lollipop, the Moto G features a 5-inch qHD display and comes with 8GB internal storage. Power comes from the 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM while external storage is available via a microSD expansion card slot.
In terms of cameras, the Moto G offers a 13-megapixel rear shooter capable of 1080p HD video; a front-facing 5-megapixel sensor is ready for your selfies and video chat.
Be sure to read our review of the Moto G!
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If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of the Moto X Style, we have something to whet your appetite. Thanks to a system dump published online earlier today, we were able to extract the official wallpaper that will come pre-loaded on the handset — so now you can download and set it as the background on your current device to tide you over.
Hit the break for the full-sized image.
Come comment on this article: You can download the default Moto X Style wallpaper here!