We recall a few months ago when Motorola pushed an interactive film called Windy Day to Moto X owners, and being the privacy-centric folks that Android device owners are, weren’t too happy Moto was sneaking around and installing apps without permission. Once people realized it was a simple cartoon, that was actually quite nice, they decided to lighten up to the idea. Now, Motorola has taken to YouTube this week to upload a trailer for the next film coming to Moto X devices titled, Buggy Night. (more…)
At the end of last week, just as the soak test for a new software update was beginning on Verizon’s variant of the Moto X, Big Red fully approved the Android 4.4.2 update by publishing a changelog. Here we are not even a full week later and the update is rolling out to the masses. The update was waiting for me as I awoke this morning, along with a couple of dozen emails from readers who had received the same love. (more…)
Yesterday, we saw soak test invites go out for Verizon Moto X users – today, the update has been approved by the carrier. That doesn’t necessarily mean that mass rollout is upon us, and we’ll still likely see a soak test over the coming days, but clearly Verizon feels comfortable enough with the build to give it the green light.
The update is Android 4.4.2 as expected, build 164.55.2. (more…)
Invites to a soak test for Verizon’s version of the Moto X went out moments ago, asking that participants check out an “early preview of a new software release.” With Verizon’s variant one of the last remaining without Android 4.4.2, I think it’s safe to assume what is in store. The update is considered pretty minor, but does bring the phone up to the most current version of Android.
We have already seen the update arrive on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular models. Before you get too negative about the timing of this one, keep in mind that Verizon’s was first to get 4.4, which was the bigger update of the two. (more…)
Although Motorola may have a new owner, that doesn’t mean the company has ceased promoting its existing product line. In fact, Motorola on Friday extended the $70 sale on all Moto X variants until February 22. That’s another whole week to contemplate customizing a model with one of those gorgeous wood back finishes.
The discount reduces the 16GB edition to $329 and the 32GB to $379.
Will this latest deal persuade you to pick up a Moto X, or are you waiting for something potentially better around the corner? (more…)
It’s OK if you have secretly been jealous of the Active Display feature that we constantly talk about from the Moto X – it’s that great of a feature, especially for those of us who run through thousands of notifications per day. Be jealous no more, though, an app that runs on all Kit Kat devices and introduces part of Active Display’s functionality is now available on Google Play for free.
The app is called AcDisplay, and it really will bring a piece of Active Display to your non-Moto X. Using this app, you will see notifications light up your screen as they arrive and show as a circular icon with a timer ring, which is your chance to act on that notification before your screen times back out. If you’d like to act on the most recent notification, you can swipe up and into it. If you’d like to simply unlock your phone, you can do that by swiping down. As new notifications arrive, they will stack on the screen, though you can only act on the most recent. (more…)