Video: This is Android 5.0 “Lollipop” on the New Moto X

In a crazy, yet somehow completely unsurprising move yesterday afternoon, Motorola began pushing Android 5.0 “Lollipop” to the “Pure Edition” of its brand new Moto X (2nd gen) in a soak test. We talked about this on the DL Show the other day, mentioning the fact that it wouldn’t surprise us if Motorola was the first to get Lollipop ready and make it available within about a week. But even I would be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised by it showing up before the weekend.  (more…)

Verizon Releases Special NFL Leather Moto X (2nd Gen), Available for $119

One of the first thoughts that came to mind after Motorola told us that they had partnered with Horween Leather to produce the leather used for the backs of the new Moto X (2nd gen) and the bands for the Moto 360, knowing that this is the company thats materials are in NFL footballs, was how they would figure out a way to tie-in this country’s most popular sport with their new flagship phone. Now we know. Well, sources told us about this a couple of months ago, so we can’t say we are exactly shocked. But yeah, the Moto X (2nd gen) now comes with an optional NFL leather backside. As in, your Moto X could be a football.  (more…)

Reported Screenshots From LG G3 and Moto X Show Off Lollipop

Regardless of which Android phone you currently run, unless its the Nexus 6, you undoubtedly want the Lollipop update as soon as possible. From what we can tell with the latest leaks, the developer preview build Google released a few months ago for Android 5.0 has been paying dividends, as it appears two of the top OEMs might almost be ready to start pushing out updates to their flagship devices.

The newest leaks come from LG for the G3 and Motorola for the Moto X. Each leak consists of only a few screenshots, but for those who are waiting for the update, this is better than nothing.  (more…)

Deal: New Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen, GSM) for $269 at eBay

If you missed out on yesterday’s ridiculously good deal for a brand new unlocked Moto X (1st gen) for $199, you have another shot at an equally impressive deal today. Priced at just $269, you can walk away with a brand new Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition that includes 32GB of storage and should work on either T-Mobile or AT&T, thanks to its global GSM bands. The Developer Edition also sports a special edition black and white colorway, with “Developer Edition” branded on its lower backside.

This original Moto X may be over a year old, but at $279, this would be a great phone for someone in a pinch that doesn’t have $600 to spend.

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Deal: Moto X (1st Gen) for $199 Without a Contract at eBay

If you were looking for a ridiculously good deal on a brand new smartphone, a smartphone that we called the best of 2013, look no further than the deal on last year’s Moto X that has been running for a couple of days at eBay. For $199, you can have a brand new Moto X that is unlocked and without a contract. This is model XT1053, which is the unlocked T-Mobile version, although it should work on AT&T without issue.

I know it’s a year old and there is a new Moto X replacing it, but at $199, why not?

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Update:  Deal is done.

Nexus 6 Feature: Ambient Display is a Very Cool Take on Moto Display

If you asked me to tell you what my favorite feature is from the Moto X line, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that Moto Display is it, without a doubt. To have your phone’s display light up with useful information as you pick it up, pull it out of a bag or pocket, or as it receives a notification is game-changing. Forget the LED light, we all need Moto Display in our lives.

So what happens to Moto Display when Google and Motorola partner up to deliver the next Nexus phone, the Nexus 6? You get Ambient Display, which is Google’s take on our favorite phone feature in years.  (more…)