Motorola Just Randomly Released the Moto 360 in “Stone” at Best Buy (Updated)

Motorola released its smartwatch, the Moto 360, on September 5 in two colors:  black on black and silver with a special launch edition, grey suede. Today, a new option has arrived with little mention from the Chicago-based company. If you cruise through the Best Buy link below, you will see that “Stone Leather” is now a choice. In even better news, this model is in stock for purchase.

Having trouble trying to figure out how those colors could be different? Take a look at the images below. We put the “Stone” option on the left, “Gray” on the right. It appears to be a slightly lighter color of grey.

“Stone” is available for $249.99, just like the black and silver models.  (more…)

Report: Motorola Nexus Will Look Like the Whale Version of the Moto X

According to the folks over at 9to5Google, they have information that confirms previous confirmations of previous confirmations that may or may not involve benchmarks on a potentially massive, whale-sized phone made by Motorola for Google that may or may not carry the Nexus brand. Follow that? Yeah, that’s what we are working with tonight.  (more…)

Motorola Starts Pulling the Plug on the Original Moto X

The Moto X (1st gen aka “the OG”) is in the process of being killed off by Motorola. If you cruise over to the Motorola online shop, you will no longer be able to purchase or design the original Moto X through Moto Maker. The only models we are seeing as still available are the Verizon and GSM developer editions, but I would venture to guess that they won’t be around much longer either. The new Moto X (2nd gen) launches at the end of this week, so the move isn’t really all that surprising.  (more…)

Video: Moto 360 vs. LG G Watch

Even though we have already reviewed both the Moto 360 (review) and LG G Watch (review), we have yet to do a full comparison of their specs, design, and performance on video. Since these are arguably the two Android Wear watches to consider at this time (sorry, Gear Live), thanks to either their price (G Watch at $179) or premium circular build (Moto 360), we are finally doing that today.

This isn’t a video that will talk battery life or viewing in sunlight, since we did that in each of those reviews, but we will instead focus on the design when compared next to one another, and also the performance of each when thrown through a variety of tasks. In this clip, you will see each device run through a series of voice actions, all of which seem to struggle at times thanks to the beta-ness that is Android Wear. It’s hit or miss from one command to the next between each wearable. That can’t be user error, right?  (more…)

DROID Turbo Back Panel Allegedly Leaks, Looks Bulletproof-Robotic-Bike-Chase-Explosion-Ready

The DROID TURBO is coming to Verizon, likely very soon. We know that it will support Motorola’s Turbo Charger, sport a DROID MAXX-like battery, maybe even wireless charging, and attempt to hide under the codename “quark” in a body that is only slightly larger than the new Moto X. Rumors suggest it will have a QHD display, 3GB RAM, and Snapdragon 805 processor, which would make it Motorola’s most powerful and next-gen phone in years.

Thanks to the folks at HellomotoHK, we may now know what its back panel will look like as well.  (more…)

T-Mobile Moto X Finally Gets Android 4.4.4

The T-Mobile variant of the original Moto X, which is a lot like this year’s “Pure Edition,” is finally receiving its update to  Android 4.4.4. We aren’t sure what took Motorola so long to push this update out, since the Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint models have all had it for some time (update details), but that’s the situation. With the T-Mobile variant being controlled by Motorola as an unlocked device, you would have figured that it should be first to receive new software.

Either way, the update started as a soak at the end of last week and may be rolling now to all. To check for it, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

The update is version 213.44.1.  (more…)

Friday Poll: Buying the New Moto X?

Not that the release of our review should mean that you can finally decide whether or not you are buying the new Moto X, but we would love to know your thoughts after reading not only ours, but others’ as well. The Moto X review units have been in the hands of press for a couple of weeks, which means several outlets have weighed in. Some are calling it the best Android phone ever made, others are calling it a solid option. We think it fits somewhere in the middle of those two categories, as a device that is better than last year’s Moto X, but still needs improvements in a couple of key areas.

So, when the Moto X finally arrives (more than likely before the end of the month), are you buying one?

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Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 5 of 5)!

Day 5! The final chance to win!

No need for an introduction at this point, since we have already given away four Moto 360s. So here we go.

It is the same deal as the first three four days – simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter widget below, sit back in your chair, and wait for Monday morning at 9:00am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in silver/grey.

Let’s do this (again, again, again, again).  (more…)