The Moto X (2nd Gen) is set to receive its Lollipop update on US Cellular this week, bringing it all the way up to build Android 5.0.2. In the update, users will be met with stunning user interface tweaks, otherwise known as Material Design. (more…)
Back in January, I expressed my love for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that allows you to charge your phone at pretty insane speeds when compared to your typical USB charger. The technology has been made famous by Motorola within the last year, thanks to their use of it as a selling feature in the new Moto X, DROID Turbo, and Nexus 6. They are also selling a $35 Turbo Charger that can give your phone hours of use in just a few minutes time. But Quick Charge 2.0 is in more than Motorola devices. In fact, the HTC One (M8) from early last year has it, as does the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and Galaxy Note 4. That’s right, most of the popular phones released within the last year have the technology built in.
Unfortunately, most official OEM Quick Charge 2.0 chargers aren’t cheap, so many of you have avoided buying any. Like I mentioned, Motorola sells their Turbo Charger for a whopping $35, but HTC also has a quick charge adapter that runs $35 too.
If you want a lower cost charger, you currently have to turn to places like Amazon. There are a handful of third party accessory makers now making Quick Charge 2.0 adapters, one of which is Tenergy, who just so happens to be hosting a Lightning deal over at Amazon at the moment. For just $12.99, you can grab yourself a Quick/Turbo charger and realize why I think it’s the future of charging.
As of right now, the deal is 41% claimed, so you may want to hurry.
Quite often, we get asked things like, “What icon pack or wallpaper is in that screenshot?” or “What is that widget?” or “What phone are you currently using?” To hopefully help provide answers to those questions in a more official capacity, rather than so casual through the comments section, we decided that going forward we would try and put together explanation videos in a new feature called “This is my Android.” As we change phones or launchers or icon packs or start using a handful of new apps throughout a year, you will see videos of us highlighting them along with the reasons why we made a switch or change. Pretty simple, right?
As you can imagine, these should come out much more regularly in the coming months as we see the new 2015 flagships from companies like HTC and Samsung. Until then, though, let’s kick this off with a first look at my current setup. This is my Android. (more…)
So many deals.
If you missed out on Motorola’s $140 and $50 off coupon code promo from Monday, that’s OK, because they are still offering $100 off purchases of $499 or more from now through February 14. So should you happen to be in the market for a new Moto X (2nd gen) or a couple of Moto 360s, or a whole bunch of Moto Hints, you could save $100.
The same exclusions from the promo code deal apply – Nexus 6 isn’t included.
Motorola’s latest coupon code bonanza kicked off moments ago, which means you have a chance to save $140 on your next $499+ purchase or $50 on your next $249+ purchase through their online shop.
The deal works like all of their other deals in that you sign-up to receive a coupon code that will give you the discount. Once you receive that coupon code, you have a set amount of time to use it (up to February 14) or pass it along to a friend. Devices like the Moto X (2nd gen) and Moto 360 are a part of the promo. (more…)
On February 2, Motorola will offer another $140 discount on purchases of $499.99 or higher for devices like the Moto X (2nd gen), similar to the one many of you took advantage of on Cyber Monday. They will also offer a $50 discount on accessories like the Moto 360. Next Monday, you will have the opportunity to register for a promo code that will give you the discount upon checkout. (more…)
Motorola officially made its return to China this morning in a keynote that was filled with dancing, fist pumping, and excitement. The event kicked off the launch of their whole product line-up in an area of the world that Motorola hasn’t been for some time. If it means anything to you, the Chicago-based smartphone maker pointed out that they managed to jump into China just three months after Lenovo closed their acquisition of them. Of course, Lenovo is a Chinese company, so it’s not that surprising that it all came through this quickly.
Anyways, today kicks off the launch of Motorola’s line-up that includes the Moto X (2nd gen), Moto G (2nd gen) with LTE, Moto X Pro, and Moto Hint. The Moto 360 will come some time later, but for now, Moto wants us to focus on those first four products. (more…)