Android Wear “Lollipop” First Look and Tour!

The new Android Wear “Lollipop” update is slowly (can’t stress “slowly” enough) rolling out to Android Wear users across the world. Thankfully, we already have the update on a Moto 360, so we can show you what to expect when it finally arrives on your device.

If you missed the post on this massive update that we wrote up yesterday, then here is a recap. In Android 5.0.1 for Wear, you are getting official watch face support through the newly released Watch Face API. This makes installing watch faces and switching between them easier than ever, plus we now have a dedicated watch face page on Google Play. Outside of that, the update brought in useful settings if you pull down from the top of your watch (no longer mute only), plus it allows you to undo card dismissals and mute notifications from apps directly from a device.  (more…)

Android Wear Receives Major Update – Watch Face API Now Live, New App, Tons of Improvements

Android Wear is receiving a major update that begins rollout today. Alongside the update, developers are being given full access to the Watch Face API, which means that we will all soon enjoy legitimate watch face apps instead of the janky work-around solutions we have dealt with since the beginning of Android Wear. Outside of the new API, a list of new features and UI tweaks are here to improve the experience.  (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…)

The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (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…)