Tip: Setup a Moto 360 as a Bluetooth Trusted Device on Your Moto X

If you end up buying a Moto 360 (unboxing and tour) today, and also plan on wearing it daily, you may want to consider setting it up as a Trusted Device with your phone. With a Trusted Device, your phone can have a PIN or password attached to its lock screen, but rarely ask you to provide it since it knows you have a “trusted device” near.

Basically, with a Trusted Device (could be your car or another smartwatch), you are telling your phone that if this specific device is connected to Bluetooth and near, I shouldn’t need to enter my PIN or password every time I access my phone. But, should I leave my phone behind at say a bar or the gym, it would be nice to have it protected should someone pick it up and try to access its contents. Make sense?  (more…)

New Moto X (2014) Unboxing and Hands-on

Today, well, is kind of a crazy day if you are a Motorola fan. Not only did we get a brand new Moto X (specs) and official details on the Moto 360, but we also got a new Moto G, news of a sweet Bluetooth ear piece, and a bunch of other accessories. We have separate posts for all of that goodness, which you should definitely dig through, but for now, we are focused on showing you what to expect with the new Moto X.

We have a leather back. We have a full HD display. We have a current-gen, bad boy processor. We have an upgraded 13MP camera. We have a premium metal frame. We still have Moto Maker. Motorola didn’t hold back at all with the new Moto X. This new version of last year’s phone of the year, is as good on paper as any other flagship, only it costs about $100 less.

Ready to see what you are getting?  (more…)

New Moto X (2014) Specs

The new Moto X is now official, we have gone hands-on with it, unboxed it, and even compared it to the old Moto X on video. But some of you may still want the full list of specs like we usually provide, to help give you the full under-the-hood story.

As a quick recap, the new Moto X features a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2,300mAh battery, Android 4.4.4, and a body that is just 9.9mm thick.

The rest of the details can be found below.  (more…)

Motorola Announces the New Moto X, Available This Month for $99

There she is – the new Moto X. Not the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2 or the Moto X (insert random codename), this is simply, the new Moto X (2nd generation if we are getting really technical). It’s official and will be available soon, as in, this month from a variety of carriers and as an unlocked device.

At a price of $99 on 2-year contract or $499 at full retail, Motorola has created a high-end phone that they are offering at a price around $100 lower than competitors.

The new Moto X has been beefed up in a variety of ways over its predecessor, so let’s talk about it before getting into the hands-on and unboxing stuff(more…)

Motorola Readies Product Unveiling at 1AM Central, Live Stream Tomorrow

As you all know, Motorola is hosting press today in Chicago to show off new products (all would be hinted at in the image above). What has become clear throughout the day, though, is that we didn’t mention enough times that this isn’t a live streaming type of thing, it’s just a press gathering. In other words, it isn’t/wasn’t something that could be watched or live blogged.

With that said, Motorola announced this afternoon on Twitter that you should get ready for an unveiling this evening, at 1AM Central, which is 2AM Eastern (11PM Pacific). Moto plans to “start unveiling the new portfolio of Moto products” at that time.   (more…)

Verizon’s New Moto X Stops by FCC With Codename “Victara,” Android 4.4.3

Verizon’s variant of the new Moto X (Moto X+1) cruised through the FCC last night under the codename “victara,” a name we saw back in June. The device measures in at the same size as the AT&T/GSM model we saw hit the FCC last week, so even though the listing doesn’t say “Moto X,” we would be surprised if this isn’t it. Plus, Motorola is set to unveil the device in a day, so we like the timing.

The listing doesn’t give us a ton of new info, although, we are still digging through it. So far, we are seeing support for Verizon’s CDMA2000, along with LTE 13 and 4. The device, like almost all Verizon phones these days, has global GSM roaming on bands 850 and 1900.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Product You are Most Excited for This Week?

One of the biggest weeks in tech has arrived, thanks to IFA in Berlin and a separate event being held by Motorola where they are preparing to announce a handful of new products. It is going to get wild around these parts starting early tomorrow morning. Asus has a press event in the very early hours, where we should see the official unveiling of the ZenWatch. After that, Samsung will do its Galaxy Note 4 song and dance, followed by additional events for Sony and some other companies. Then once Thursday rolls around, the world will focus on Motorola and the new Moto X and Moto G, along with details on the Moto 360. LG will also be showing off their new G Watch R, round smartwatch, during IFA. Again, things are going to get nutty, but awesome.

We want to know which announcement or product you are most excited about. Will it be the new Note? Are you hoping to hear Sony confirm US availability for their next flagship? Or do you really just care about Motorola’s new line of products?

Let us know!

Product You are Most Excited for This Week?

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