Verizon Test Engineer Says DROID Turbo Gets Lollipop in “Mid June,” Opens Up About Update Process, Hints at New Moto X

“Mid June.” That’s the current target for the DROID Turbo to receive its Lollipop update, at least according to a Verizon device test engineer. The Big Red employee opened up on Google+ yesterday with an image of his own Turbo running Android 5.1, which is the version of Android expected to make its way to the current Verizon DROID flagship. He didn’t just stop there, though. In fact, Jose Arturo, the Verizon engineer, talked about the reasons for the slowness, bugs they are currently working on, and where Motorola ranks when compared to Samsung and Apple in device verifications. He also tossed in news about potential features in upcoming Motorola phones that should excite many of you. (more…)

Combo Deal: Get a Moto 360 and Moto G for Just $299

Motorola is currently hosting a 4-hour combo sale that will land you a Moto G (2nd gen) and a Moto 360 for just $299. That’s $129 off, in case you were wondering.

The Moto G is the current version, which unfortunately, is a 3G-only device. Still, it’s a great value for someone in need of a smartphone who doesn’t have a big budget or reason to buy a flagship. The Moto 360 is well, the Moto 360. It’s the best Android Wear watch you can buy for now.

The deal is only live until 3PM Central, which is 4PM Eastern or 1PM Pacific.

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Deal: Moto 360 is Just $130 Today From Woot

Want to own the best Android Wear smartwatch available at a fraction of the cost? Woot.com is currently running a daily deal that has the Moto 360 slashed to $129.99, which is roughly $120 off the full retail price. Now, the watch is “factory reconditioned,” so it’s not brand new. Still, at that price, this is almost impulse buy territory, especially for someone who has been waiting to get into the smartwatch game.

Do keep in mind that we are pretty sure we saw the next-gen Moto 360 stop by Bluetooth SIG the other day, so there is always the chance that the new version will arrive within the next couple of months. The new version obviously won’t carry this kind of low price, though, so there is that to factor in as well.

The deal is live until Woot.com runs out of inventory, or another few hours passes. You can choose between either black or stone leather bands, plus the watch comes with a 1-year warranty from Motorola.

Be sure to read our Moto 360 review if you haven’t already.

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Deal: Slash $125 Off Moto X Orders When Choosing Walnut or Teak

If you missed out on Motorola’s $225-off Moto X deal, they have another ready for you. It’s not as deep of a discount, but it does include $125-off and an upgrade to either the Walnut or Teak natural backs. So should you jump on this deal, which runs until May 19, you are looking at $399 for the Moto X “Pure Edition” in Walnut or Teak with 16GB of storage.

Not bad, not bad.

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