Moto G (2nd Gen) Lollipop Update Starts Up Again, Rolling Out Now in US

Shortly after Google announced Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” Motorola was quick to begin pushing an update of it out to the Moto G (2nd gen) and Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition.” The update most definitely made its way onto the Moto X, as we went hands-on immediately and have since been running it for months. The Moto G, on the other hand, may not have been receiving it for long. Our readers have been vocal in letting us know that the update stopped almost before it began and few had actually received it.  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Moto E From Motorola, Get Two Free Shells

I don’t know if it’s because the weekend is upon us or if today is just a day for deals, but we have another to kickstart your morning with. Motorola is currently hosting a deal that will land you two free Shells in any color ($30 value) if you buy a Moto E ($119). The Moto E, as you know, is Motorola’s ultra-affordable smartphone meant for emerging markets, to be a starter phone for someone leaving a feature phone, a first phone for anyone, or maybe even just for those looking for an incredibly affordable phone that still has decent specs for its price.

Motorola Links:  Moto E ($119) | Moto E Shells

Video: DODOcase Moto 360 Watch Bands First Look!

Immediately after we broke news of DODOcase leather watch bands being available for the Moto 360 last week, we purchased a handful. With their premium price tag ($60), we wanted to get them in house as fast as possible to share thoughts on in case some of you were thinking about picking them up, but were hesitant to spend that kind of cash. Thanks to semi-quick shipping, ours have arrived!  (more…)

This is How Beautiful the Leather Looks on a Moto X (2nd Gen) After 3 Months

As you can imagine, there were plenty of skeptics who questioned Motorola’s decision to offer Horween leather as an option through Moto Maker with the new Moto X (2nd gen). Leather certainly isn’t as durable, at least in most cases, when compared to plastic or wood. It’s soft, after all, so on one level, I can understand that point of view. But I can tell you that from the minute I first held a leather-backed Moto X in my hand at the phone’s unveiling, I knew exactly which version I would go with if I were to buy one – you guessed it, leather. What a fantastic decision that was.  (more…)

Forget Wireless Charging, Your Next Phone Needs Quick or Turbo Charging

A year ago, maybe even six months ago, I was fully invested in Qi wireless charging. There was a time that I couldn’t even envision life without a phone that had Qi wireless charging built-in. In fact, I used to complain about phones not having the technology built in and chastised carriers for removing it from their phones. Today, I couldn’t care less about it. I can still acknowledge the convenience it brings by not having to plug your phone in, but at this point, I’m much more interested in charging phones faster than without wires. Yes, I’m talking about Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which has more recently been marketed as “Turbo Charging,” thanks to Motorola. This is the future of charging. (more…)