What is the Moto X +1? Leather Backs to be a MotoMaker Option?

Buzz surrounding future Motorola products has been quiet since they unveiled their smartwatch, the Moto 360, back in mid-March. We’re now just waiting for that watch to arrive for its summer launch, hopefully alongside the new version of the Moto X. According to industry leaker, @evleaks, something from Motorola is on the horizon that could potentially be talked about, titled Moto X +1, though we’re not exactly sure what to make of it.  (more…)

AcDisplay Receives Major Update to v2.1 – New UI and New Features

AcDisplay, an app we have become bigs fans of thanks to its Moto X-like abilities, received a major update to version 2.1 today that introduces a new UI and all sorts of other new features. This new version is currently only in beta, but after helping test the app over the last couple of days, I can tell you that it works quite well in its current state.

So what’s new? Well, since the last time we wrote up the app, all sorts of stuff.  (more…)

New Moto X Boot Animation Features Sci-Fi All-Stars, “Powered by Android” Branding

Remember over the holidays when Motorola surprised Moto X owners with a new holiday-themed boot animation? Well, they have updated the animation again as of today with a clip that features some of your favorite sci-fi characters. In the video below, you’ll see the Loch Ness Monster, a UFO, and what appears to be a yeti (or Sasquatch or some other type of walking man-like harry thing).

Oh, the boot animation also shows a “Powered by Android” note at the bottom at initial boot, because Google has reportedly mandated such a move. That’s apparently a big deal to Android news sites. Because, well, you must not have known that your phone was powered by Android. Or maybe it’s a slow news week. Or maybe…I don’t know. But hey, the Moto X, Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8) all say it.

Joy!  (more…)

AT&T Moto X Android 4.4.2 Update Approved as Build 165.44.1

The Android 4.4.2 update for the AT&T Moto X has been approved by all parties and should begin to rollout as build 165.44.1. A soak test for the update was scheduled to begin last week, so we’ll just assume that went well.

Motorola posted up the changelog for the update this afternoon, showing an identical update to the other carrier variants of the Moto X, in that it brought cloud printing, better battery life, and fixed an email sync issue. Well, there was one difference – the AT&T model “fixed a bug that caused data connectivity issues for AT&T Moto X users while traveling outside the US.”  (more…)

Paranoid Android ROM Announces Active Display-like Feature Called Peek

Late last evening, when most folks were already snoozing, the Paranoid Android team announced Peek, an Active Display-like feature, much like you would find on the Moto X.

Since the Moto X’s release, many ROMs and applications on Google Play have attempted to recreate Motorola’s magic with the feature. One which has caught our attention for a few weeks is AcDisplay. Anyone not rooted and ROM’ing can go ahead and check that app out.  (more…)