The Nexus 6 was announced in mid-October before arriving on select store shelves in November. It’s now mid-January, yet the device is still somewhat difficult to obtain, depending on where you are trying to buy it from and with what storage capacity. Motorola’s site has been much better about keeping stock than Google Play. That is once again the case this week, with both Midnight Blue and Cloud White versions (32GB) staying in-stock for a couple of days now.
If you are still trying to pick up Google’s whale, here is another chance that may not last long.
Power packs. After spending another week at CES, I once again am so thankful for having them with me. There are times that you just can’t get to an outlet to get some juice in your back-up phone that’s about to die before 8PM. Some times, you need some help that doesn’t involve a socket in a wall.
If you have yet to buy yourself a power pack or battery pack of any kind, now would be a great time to consider it. Through an eBay daily deal, you can grab one of Motorola’s Power Pack 3000 (which means it has a 3,000mAh capacity) for just $8.99. Regularly, these packs run $49.99. I don’t think I need to do the math there for you to realize the substantial discount.
And if one of them isn’t enough, you can opt for a 2-pack of the Power Pack 3000 for just $14.99. So instead of paying $100 (plus shipping) from Motorola, you can have two of their high capacity battery packs for $15, with free shipping.
UPDATE: Amazon has the same deal going, but with Prime shipping for Prime members. Amazon Link.
eBay Links: Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($8.99) | 2-Pack Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($14.99) (more…)
Motorola, in a somewhat surprising move, announced today that it is returning to China with a handful of devices, two of which are new to their lineup. For starters, the new Moto G (2nd gen) will now officially come in a 4G LTE variety. But more importantly, they are showing up to market with a Moto X Pro. That’s right, the Moto X, a phone that we called the top phone of 2014, will now come in a Pro style. (more…)
Motorola, in a not-so-surprising-semi-expected-but-very-frustrating-for-early-adopters move, announced this morning that the Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” can now be purchased with an optional 64GB of storage. The jump to 64GB will cost an extra $100 over the 16GB model, but you should certainly consider going with the extra storage, since this phone doesn’t have a micro SD slot.
For now, the 64GB option is only for the unlocked “Pure Edition,” which is sold without a contract and works on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks. It will cost you at least $599, depending on the other options you pick.
If you are buying the Moto X (2nd gen), the “Pure Edition” is the version we would recommend going with because it receives updates faster than any other version of the Moto X and isn’t directly affiliated with any carrier.
Motorola Link (more…)
2014 is over, in a day or so. That means we are reflecting on the year that was, the phones that took up a major portion of our lives, which apps were the best out of the hundreds of new ones, and which storylines dominated these airwaves. But in the end, this site’s coverage really revolves around two things – what comes out of Google (Android, services, Google Play, etc.) and which phones are the best in the world. The Google stuff will be discussed in varying ways over the next day, so for now, it’s time to focus on the best phones of the year. (more…)
Thanks to a new posting on Motorola’s Brazilian website, a Moto G (2nd Gen) featuring LTE radios has been outed. In addition to LTE connectivity, this Moto G comes with a larger battery (2390mAh replaces the existing 2070mAh option), but other than that, the specs remain the same. (more…)
The DROID Turbo, which is easily one of the better phones of 2014, has been slashed to just $1 at Best Buy with a new 2-year contract. To sweeten the deal, Best Buy will also toss in a $150 gift card if you are a new Verizon customer and buy this phone. Minus the whole locking-yourself-in-for-2-years part of the deal, they are, in a way, paying you to buy the DROID Turbo. Not bad, right? (more…)
The Moto G (2nd gen) appears to be one of the first non Nexus or Google Play Edition devices to receive the newest update to Android 5.0.1, according to a reader of ours who picked up the update within the last hour. The build showed up on his phone as system version 22.21.25 and build number LXB22.46-25. It’s tough to tell if there is a wide rollout on the verge of happening or if he is simple a lucky early receiver. (more…)