Moto 360 Sport Now Available at Google Store Too for $299

The Moto 360 Sport went on sale in the US last week through both Motorola’s online shop and Amazon. Today, Motorola’s new sport-ready watch joined the list of Android Wear watches at the Google Store as well.

For the same $299 price, you can order the Moto 360 Sport from Google, in case you (for some reason) had issue ordering from those other two outlets.  (more…)

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Official Bootloader Unlock Comes to Verizon Moto X (2nd Gen), Could Open Way to Marshmallow

Motorola will not update the Moto X (2nd gen) on AT&T or Verizon to Marshmallow. Since Motorola has gone completely silent on this decision, we don’t really know where to place the blame. My guess is that there are a couple of reasons. One, Motorola doesn’t have the resources anymore to support either and is instead focusing on the “Pure Edition” unlocked model which they control completely. And two, they don’t want to deal with the “partner” side of it, which means they don’t want to go through the ridiculously lengthy and possibly, mostly unnecessary “testing” process from AT&T and Verizon in order to get the update out to you. Unfair or not, that’s the situation we are in.

With that in mind, something is brewing in the bootloader unlock community that may be a way to Marshmallow on some level, at least for the Verizon variant of the Moto X (2nd gen).  (more…)

RIP, Motorola. Well, Sort Of. (Updated: Statement From Motorola)

The Motorola brand name will soon be phased out by Lenovo, as the company tries to unify its phone products under one name. Lenovo will be the company name on Motorola phones in the very near future, according to Motorola COO Rick Osterloh, who spoke with CNET here at CES. It’ll be a slow phaseout, but don’t be shocked if the next Moto flagship doesn’t say “Motorola” anywhere on it.  (more…)

Verizon to Sell Moto 360 Sport for $299 Starting Tomorrow

For those looking to pick up a Moto 360 Sport when it launches in the US tomorrow, you can add Verizon to the list of retailers who will be carrying it. Priced at $299, the Moto 360 Sport has a GPS sensor, and is designed for those who enjoy being active with runs, workouts, and being outdoors in general.

Featuring an all rubber uni-body, if you were worried about getting sweat on your metal links or Horween leather straps, this is the Android Wear smartwatch for you.  (more…)

A Look at the Leather on the Moto X Pure Edition After 1 Month

Almost a year ago, we showed you what the Moto X (2nd Gen) with Natural Leather looked like after 3 months of usage. With a new Moto X available, the Moto X Pure Edition, we decided to do the same thing. Again, we went with the Natural Leather option through Moto Maker, as the last device with this option turned out looking fantastic, at least in our opinion.  (more…)

Unlocked HTC One A9 and Moto X Line Proving Again Why Unlocked Phones are King

Buy unlocked phones. Please. If you want software updates the quickest, this is your best bet. It’s also going to aid in shutting up Apple tools fans in the future, but that’s not what this is about. This is about you getting updates to the newest versions of Android the fastest, so that you can experience new features and have the latest security patches. This is about you not bitching in comments across the web. This is about you not wondering 8 months from now, “What’s new in Marshmallow?” This is about you not having to deal with companies cutting off your phone’s software support in less than a year. This is probably about freedom, or something. Toss in a “‘Merica!” as well, because why not.  (more…)