The Android 5.1 update for the Moto X (1st gen) is finally rolling out…in Brazil. I know, not exactly what you wanted to hear, but hey, at least it is rolling out to the 1st gen Xs after what has been months of delays. If the update is headed to devices in Brazil, then Motorola must be getting it ready for US carrier variants too. (more…)
For what is likely a limited time, Best Buy is selling the Moto G (1st Gen) for Verizon prepaid customers through its website and eBay, priced at just $40. This is the model from 2013, which features no LTE connectivity, but does have a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, basic Android with minimal Motorola UI tweaks on top, 5MP rear-facing shooter, and a 4.5″ HD display. (more…)
If you were looking for the #1 criticism of the Moto 360, it would without a doubt be the “flat tire” that sits at the bottom of its screen. The “flat tire” of course, is in reference to the black area at the bottom of the watch’s face that hosts display sensors, which allow it to auto-adjust brightness. Motorola chose to include this area, because they wanted to make a watch that had as little bezel as possible. If they didn’t go this route, they would have created something similar to the king of bulk and bezels, aka the LG G Watch R. Sure, the watch would have had a fully rounded display, but again, it wouldn’t look as nice as it does.
Still, some can’t “unsee” the flat tire. If you are in that boat, then might I suggest you check out a watch face app called, well, Watch Face. The full name of the app is actually “Watch Face – Minimal & Elegant,” but we are pointing it out today because it was recently updated to include a new featured called Little Worlds that aims to put to use that flat tire area. (more…)
Remember how the Moto 360 dropped to $180 at Amazon and Best Buy to end last week? Forget about that non-sense. Google just dropped the price to $165 at the Google Store, and threw in free shipping to boot.
Both black or stone leather options are available at $165.
What are you waiting for? Oh, the Moto 360 (2nd Gen), which has to be right around the corner. OK, that makes sense. (more…)
Motorola’s latest $140-off promo for the Moto X has come to a close, but as has been the case lately, they went ahead and replaced it with another price slashing. Their P4000 Power Pack is now $19.99, down from $79.99.
The “4000” in the name is in reference to the 4,000mAh battery tucked inside, which should be good for a charge and a half depending on the phone. This Power Pack is slim, has an included micro USB cable tucked into its body, and is capable of charging two devices at a time.
$20 for some juice on the go isn’t a bad deal at all.
Motorola went super silly last night with their custom Selfie Sticks, an obvious April Fools’ joke that is worth a chuckle or two. But buried inside that custom made debauchery, they are also hosting a 1-day deal on the Moto X that will save you $140. Now, I know that the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 will be here next week, so this may be a difficult sell. Still, you are looking at under $400 for a phone that was the best of 2014.