Moto X Deal Extended Through July 31, Grab a 16GB for $299

Motorola has extended the deal they ran last weekend for the Moto X, which priced last year’s flagship at $299 (16GB), $325 (32GB), and $375 (64GB). The deal is on starting today and ending July 31, so you have a full week to think about it. Custom designed Moto Xs through MotoMaker are included, as are the Developer Editions.

At this point, though, do you really want a Moto X? The phone is almost a year old and has a replacement on the way that could be here within the next month. That’s not to say that the Moto X isn’t still a capable device, but I can already envision the disappointment should you fork out a few hundred dollars for the 2013 model and then see the 2014 model arrive with all sorts of upgrades.  (more…)

Forget Passwords and PINs, Use a Digital Tattoo to Unlock Your Moto X

According to research, users spend a lot of time during the day unlocking their smartphones. As Motorola so elegantly states in its newest video (shown above), your phone is a very personal extension of yourself, so the way you unlock it should be too.

With a new partnership between Moto and VivaLnk, people can now attach NFC-powered “digital tattoos” to themselves, allowing users to forget their pass codes and PIN passwords for unlocking their devices.  (more…)

Moto X on Sale Again Through Moto Maker, 16GB for $299 and 64GB for $375

Motorola is hosting another deal for the Moto X, just in case any of you are still looking to pick one up. Moto is currently offering the 16GB for $299, 32GB for $325, 32GB Developer Edition for $325, and the massive 64GB model for $375.

If you are asking yourself if the Moto X is still a device you should pick up, we would still recommend it if you need a phone to pass time for a few months until Motorola announces their next flagship. While other options are probably better, this deal is a good value for the price, offering great software, decent specifications, and having the ability to make a phone look the way you want is really special to some people.  (more…)

Verizon Moto X Soak Test Invites Go Out, Should be Android 4.4.4 or 4.4.3

A new soak test of a software update for the Moto X on Verizon is about to begin, with invites going out to members of the Motorola Feedback Network moments ago. The invite didn’t specify if it would be an update to Android 4.4.3 or Android 4.4.4. The Verizon DROID line just saw Android 4.4.4 at the beginning of this week, so there is a chance that the Moto X will see it as well.

Then again, the Sprint and T-Mobile Moto Xs both saw updates to Android 4.4.3 recently(more…)

Brazilian Retailer Posts Moto X+1 Specs Early, Maybe…Sort Of? (Updated)

A Brazilian retailer called Livraria Logos, who just so happened to post Moto E specs two days before the phone was announced, has created a working page for the yet-to-be-announced Moto X+1, with a full list of specs. Outside of those, there are no real images of the phone or other marketing materials like we saw when the Moto E leaked early. We aren’t fully sure what to make of this site since all we know about it is a Moto E premature posting, but since they were spot on with the Moto E, we might as well give them a second look.  (more…)

Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon Rooted, Potentially Many Other Phones as Well

Famed developer, geohot (with help from some friends), has done it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon has been rooted. So before we dive into this, I’ll just note that the bounty for achieving this task was well over $18,000. If you pledged some cash, it is time to pay up.

With that said, yep, root has come, my friends. The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. Flip the bird to whoever you would like to at this point, because the good guys have won again. I should say, the guys who paid hundreds of dollars for a phone who want to feel like they actually own that phone, have won.  (more…)