Download: Android 5.0 (and 5.0.1) OTA Updates for Google Play Edition Devices

With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.

As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)

Here are Two More of Those Moto 360 “Classy” Commercials

Motorola released two Moto 360 commercials earlier in the week that were hilarious. The spots clowned the over-the-top-supposed-elegance that traditional watch commercials try to evoke, by mimicking their one-word descriptions for product design and flashing shiny pieces of the watch before tossing in something completely random, like references to booty calls and burritos.

Clearly, Motorola wasn’t done poking fun at the high-end watch market, as they released two new spots today that are equally as enjoyable. One is titled “Golf,” the other is “Holiday.” I don’t want to spoil either, so, have at them.  (more…)

Motorola’s New Moto 360 Commercials are All About Class, Artistry, Burritos, and Booty Calls

I think it’s safe to say that Motorola is having a great time promoting its Moto 360 smartwatch. In two new commercials released today, Motorola takes on the cheese that typically accompanies advertisements for high-end watch brands, but finishes them off with a little humor.

Shortly after diving into the “craftsmanship,” “class,” “style,” and “artistry,” of the watch’s design, all of which is accompanied by glimmering metal parts, panning video footage, and elegant music, each spot ends by reminding you that we live in a hilarious world filled with takeout food and late night booty calls from d-bags.

Enjoy.  (more…)

How to: Change Moto 360 Watch Bands

Now that the official watch bands for the Moto 360 are available for individual purchase, we thought it was time for a tutorial on how to swap yours out. Motorola is going to recommend that you head into a jeweler to have the dirty work done, but with a single tool, you can do it yourself within a couple of minutes. It really is that easy.

As a recap, the leather and metal Moto 360 replacement watch bands are now available for $29.99 and $79.99, respectively. The metal bands come in light or dark stainless steel and can be purchased here. The leather bands, made by Horween, come in cognac, black, or stone and can be purchased here.

Ready to swap bands?  (more…)

Moto X “Pure Edition” Receiving New Update to 22.21.11

The Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” appears to be receiving another update this afternoon, bringing it up to the same system version as the recently updated Verizon model. At least one of our readers received the update, showing a new system version of 22.21.11, up from the original 22.11.6.

It isn’t obvious what the update includes, but I would imagine it’s here to squash bugs. The original Android 5.0 “Lollipop” build that arrived on the “Pure Edition” a couple of weeks back is mostly great, but certainly contained some issues (like Moto Display not working properly).  (more…)

Nexus 6 Currently In-Stock on Google Play (32GB Blue or White, 64GB Blue) (Updated)

Been avoiding carrier-tied Nexus 6 models while Google Play gets their stock situation figured out? Good news! As I sit here writing this up, the 32GB Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue and Cloud White is available, along with the 64GB Midnight Blue model. The 64GB Cloud White unit is not in-stock at the moment.

If you still want the whale, you might want to act fast.

Be sure to read our Nexus 6 review as well.  (more…)

Motorola Cyber Monday Deal is Live! $359 for a Moto X (2nd Gen)!

The Motorola Cyber Monday deal is live! If you want a brand new, Moto X (2nd gen) without a contract for $359 ($140) off, now is your chance. All you have to do is hit up the link below, fill out the form, and then sit back and wait for your redemption code to arrive.

As a reminder, your redemption code is good until Monday, 12/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Full deal details here(more…)