The LG G3 on Verizon is receiving an update today to build VS98511C that should bring a performance boost to the QHD beast. I can’t tell you how many people have told us that their G3 has slowed down immensely over the last couple of months, so hopefully this takes care of whatever was plaguing a device that has enough in the spec department to not have issues with performance.
The update also improves network connectivity and adds camera app access directly to the lock screen through a swiping gesture. (more…)
Well, you can add another entry to the long list of companies hoping to nab a piece of the wearable pie. Today, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health app, a hardware and software initiative that form the core of the company’s new fitness platform. (more…)
The deluge of Google app updates shows no sign of abating. Today, Google announced a major update for Play Books that features a redesigned reading experienced “optimized for nonfiction books.” (more…)
When Motorola first introduced the Moto 360, they told us to expect new leather bands that could be swapped onto current models, along with metal options, some time later in the Fall. We knew that new leather bands would run an extra $29.99, metal bands $79.99, or a combination of the watch and metal band for $299, which is $50 higher than the leather strapped model. If a whole bunch of listings that went live on Amazon last night are any indication, those new options may be here fairly soon, along with some semi-unexpected colors.
I should point out that all of the Amazon listings I just mentioned have since been pulled, but there are cached pages of them that are still visible. Here is what we know. (more…)
Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has a new phone available today that we talked a lot about on Tuesday. Yep, we are referencing the DROID Turbo, a DROID device that is deserving of the name.
The new DROID Turbo can be purchased for $199 or 2-year contract with 32GB of storage in Metallic Red, Metallic Black, or Black Ballistic Nylon. If you want to double the storage to 64GB, you can have that with the Black Ballistic Nylon for $249 on 2-year contract. If you are looking at the full retail route, the 32GB and 64GB versions run $599 and $649, respectively. (more…)
It’s official as of midnight last night – Motorola is now a Lenovo company. The companies both announced that the acquisition is complete at a total purchase price of $2.91 billion. With the acquisition, Lenovo is now laying claim to the “3rd largest” smartphone maker in the world title, and as you can imagine, has big plans for their new smartphone maker.
According to the companies, Motorola will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary with its headquarters in Chicago, along with additional offices around the world and in Silicon Valley. The Moto and DROID brands will continue to live on as well, all under the leadership of Motorola’s Rick Osterloh, who will stay on as president and chief operating officer of Motorola. (more…)
With Halloween directly around the corner, it might be time to have a good fright. A game currently available on Google Play may be able to help you, titled The Jusou, which places you in one of the scariest haunted houses you might ever come across. (more…)
The updates don’t stop with Google Docs and Google Wallet today, as updates were just pushed to a large number of Google apps through Google Play. Inside a few, users will find Material Design makeovers, but in others, such as Google Camera and Android Wear, bug fixes and other minor tweaks rest inside. (more…)