Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Oh, wait, it’s only hate. You see, I don’t exactly believe in the idea of crowdfunding. I get that it can be a great thing for a large variety of products, but for smartphones, I have not seen much that would lead me to believe the idea of backing a smartphone, then waiting months to receive it, is a good thing. And since many of the devices don’t get reviewed by the usual tech circles, how am I supposed to know if what I am buying is any good? To keep it short, I have yet to fund a smartphone project through these avenues.
But today, a new device called Robin popped up on Kickstarter, headed by a few familiar faces that I could see myself getting behind and supporting. Created by Nextbit, the Robin looks to reinvent the way we handle storage locally on a smartphone. Instead of relying on microSD slots and set amounts of built-in storage, the Robin utilizes Smart Storage, powered by the cloud. (more…)
Lenovo already told us we should expect to see the new Moto 360 on September 8, but you know, we hate waiting. Thanks to @evleaks, we have another batch of Moto 360 (2nd Gen) press renders to enjoy, this time showing off the elegant Gold and Silver models. (more…)
Posted onto HTC’s Weibo account, the overseas market may soon have a shiny new smartphone from HTC on September 6. Rumored to be the HTC Aero aka One A9 (the one that looks like an iPhone), the post features a photo of a smartphone, with the words “Meng Yao” on the bottom. When translated, this apparently means “superior handsomeness.” (more…)
Announced this morning, Alto’s Adventure, a hit iOS title, is coming to Android “soon.” Looking like a mix of Tiny Wings gameplay and Monument Valley aesthetics, you play as a speeding snowboarder along with friends who collects stars while zooming down hillsides. (more…)
Over on Google+, Motorola’s David Schuster laid out a basic view of what’s going on in the world of Stagefright patch OTAs for the Moto E in the US. According to Schuster, Motorola began pushing out an Android 5.1 update that includes the Stagefright patch for the Moto E (1st Gen) in the US last week, and the same for Brazil. (more…)
As announced on Motorola’s social channels, pre-orders in the US for the Moto X Pure Edition will kick off tomorrow at 2pm CT (12pm PT, 3pm ET). According to a member of the Moto Makers group, orders will begin to ship on September 13.
Not only will the regular models be available to order, but customers can also start customizing the device on Moto Maker. Before it goes live, you can freshen up on all of the Moto Maker options right here. (more…)
Here are a few of the words being thrown around to describe Google’s new logo, introduced this morning. There is colorful, playful, and evolved. Last month, Google announced a major reworking of its core structure, and now, it appears the company is looking to bring forth a new image. (more…)
Starting today, users of Amazon Prime can now download Prime Video movies and shows to their Android and iOS devices for offline viewing at no extra charge. The media will be stored locally, perfect for viewing while on a plane ride or while camping in the middle of nowhere. (more…)