Sprint Moto X owners, you can finally stop feeling left out – your Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update has been approved and is ready to rollout as build 13.11.3.
Motorola shocked the world a bit when it released Android 4.4 to the Verizon Moto X only three weeks after Google announced it, but then really impressed us when then proceeded to push it to the AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular models shortly thereafter. This update from Motorola has got to be some sort of record, especially now that all major models are up to date.
So Sprint users, welcome to the fun. We are sorry that it took this long, but still, you have Kit Kat before 99% of other phones on the market that don’t carry a “Nexus” tag. I think the only other 4.4 phone at this time is the HTC One Developer Edition (unlocked U.S. version too). (more…)
Late last night, Motorola unveiled their newest mobile-related product, though this time it wasn’t created for you and I. No, with Motorola Buds – a Bluetooth headphone collar – Motorola is taking on a market that few tech companies have ever ventured into before. It’s time for animals to share the same luxuries that we have enjoyed for years, one of them being HD audio while on the go. (more…)
Thanks to Motorola’s Cyber Monday $150 deal for Moto X Developer Edition units, we were able to buy two to hand out to DL readers. After giving away the Verizon version last week, we still have the GSM version to give away today. From the time of this posting until tomorrow at noon Pacific, you will have the chance to enter to win this tinkerer-friendly phone. And don’t forget that it also comes in a semi-exclusive black-white colorway, along with “DEVELOPER EDITION” branding on the backside.
Again, this is the GSM model which means it should work perfectly on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the U.S. It supports all of their LTE bands according to Motorola’s list of specs. Have you considered unlocked phones and prepaid services yet? We did a write up on the best prepaid plans for those new to the game.
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Now that Motorola’s $150-off promo for the Moto X is officially closed for the year, we are starting to see the codes flooding into our inbox from DL readers who grabbed them for no other reason than to share with the community (yes, people are that awesome). Last week, we ran a contest to give away codes, but this time around we are simply going to leave this post open for you to share amongst yourselves. Well, that’s not entirely true.
We have a handful of codes to giveaway in this post that were already given to us, all of which will be left there for the next 15 minutes. We will assume after that amount of time that someone has claimed them and will then remove them. (more…)
You ready for day-2 of Motorola’s $150-off Moto X MotoMaker promo code giveaway?
To make up for a botched Cyber Monday deal, Motorola decided to re-do this incredible full retail price discount on their 2013 flagship by handing out promo codes over two separate days that can be redeemed within a week. This not only decreases the stress on their custom phone software, but also gives you time to finalize your custom phone. For those not familiar with the promo, $150 off the full retail price of a Moto X gets you into a 16GB version for $350 or the 32GB version for $399, and that’s without a contract. It’s most certainly the deal of the season. (more…)
If you watched today’s interview with Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside, which was conducted by our buddy MKBHD, you might have heard that the release of the Moto X with wood backs was coming “very soon.” Soon is the worst word ever, given that it actually doesn’t mean anything in terms of when a release will actually happen. Soon could be within a month or even as long much as a few months. Thankfully, @evleaks has everyone’s backs and has took to his Twitter account to show off a couple of newly-leaked photos of these splendid looking devices. (more…)
This morning, our buddy MKBHD is going to have a fireside chat with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. According to Guy Kawasaki, this is a chat that Android users won’t want to miss, and Marques mentioned he will be discussing the Moto X, Moto G, Project Ara, and lots of Android. (more…)
Even though we probably have a Moto X or three lying around the house and could probably outfit a small army with them, there were two models we still had yet to get our hands on as of the beginning of this week – the Developer Editions. So the minute we heard that Motorola would be slashing $150 off of their prices on Cyber Monday, we knew that our credit cards would be salivating. Yes, we bought both the GSM and Verizon Developer Editions of the Moto X. But you know what? We really like to give sh*t away here at Droid Life. Rather than keep these hacker-friendly devices all to ourselves, we want you to put them to use. Tinker. Unlock. Root. Flash. Everything.
Today, we’ll run our first of two contests that will give you the opportunity to win one of these Moto X Developer Editions. Since we know how much you love Verizon, we are putting the CDMA variant up for grabs first in today’s contest. Either tomorrow or Monday, the GSM model will be up for grabs.
Who is ready? (more…)