Vanishing Moto 360 Inventory Can Mean Only One Thing

We must be getting real close to the next Moto 360 from Motorola, as evidenced by the abrupt disappearance of last year’s model on Motorola’s website. The device has been removed from Moto Maker, and it doesn’t appear to be buyable anywhere through Motorola’s website.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Motorola intends to announce the next Moto 360 at this year’s IFA, alongside other manufacturers in Berlin. Not only that, but the smartwatch has been pictured on wrists in the city of Chicago, as well as overseas, lending credit to the belief that we should see the updated wearable announced next week.  (more…)

Moto 360 Small and Large Pictured on Wrist

The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) continues to surface in new photos as we approach IFA, where reports have suggested that Motorola (and a number of other OEMs) will unveil its new wearable. In today’s set of images, we get shots of what are being called the Moto 360 Large (Moto 360L) and Moto 360 Small (Moto 360S). Both pictures show devices on wrist, with one showing the new smaller model next to the original Moto 360 for size reference.  (more…)

Motorola Says Moto 360 Update With Interactive Watch Faces is Now Rolling Out

This morning, Motorola posted new release notes for the latest Android Wear update to hit the Moto 360. This is the update that includes interactive watch faces (examples), device to device sharing, Google Translate, and more. According to the changelog, Motorola also tossed in a new “Weather Microapp” that shows current weather and a four-day forecast.

In order to update, you will need to have more than an 80% charge on you watch. To check for it, head into Settings>About>System updates. If you are prompted to update, simply swipe left on the System update notification, touch “Open,” and select “yes” when it asks if you are ready to install.  (more…)

Verizon’s DROID MAXX 2, aka Moto X Play for the US…

Verizon’s DROID MAXX 2, aka the version of Motorola’s Moto X Play that appears to be the only X Play coming to the US, is starting to leak left and right these days. The phone is not official by any means, but it just can’t seem to stay out of sight until Motorola and Verizon have a chance to do that.

Thanks to new images, we now know just about everything, outside of a price and launch date. Here’s what we have.  (more…)

Moto X Play Will Probably Arrive in the US as the DROID MAXX 2 With a DROID Turbo 2 Alongside It

You know how we were all disappointed to learn that Motorola’s Moto X Play was skipping the US and instead stopping off at all of our surrounding countries? That’s because it’s more than likely showing up here as the DROID MAXX 2 with Verizon exclusivity. This news shouldn’t shock you, since Motorola made mention during their big event last month that US customers would get other options later in the year.  (more…)

It’s 2015, Why Do All Android Phones Still Include a “But”

The year is 2015 and we still don’t have a perfect smartphone. I’d argue that there isn’t even a phone that is all that close to being perfect. I’m not saying that all of today’s phones are bad, because most are very, very good and you will probably be satisfied with whatever you choose. But every single one of them includes a big “but.” Hear me out.

Over the past few years, we have seen display technology from Samsung that looks more life-like than your TV and is mindblowingly good. We have seen processors reach PC-like power and efficiency levels. RAM is insanely fast. The Galaxy Note 5 has 4GB of it, people. 4GB. Storage is also faster than ever before. We even have fast wireless charging now! Cameras are reaching point-and-shoot territory. No, smartphone cameras are coming close to eclipsing some point-and-shoots. Metals are being used. Glass is too. Phones look like high-end watches or jewelry, yet do more than a computer in many instances. Technology is, well, pure awesome right now. So why is it that every single Android manufacturer can’t make us the perfect phone.

Why isn’t there a perfect option right now?   (more…)