Moto Voice Arrives for OG Moto X, Last Year’s DROIDs

Moto Voice, the rebranded Touchless Control that arrived with the new Moto X, updated today for the original Moto X and last year’s DROID family. The changelog simply states that Moto Voice is now “supported” on the DROID ULTRA, Mini, MAXX, and Moto X (1st generation). The update also supposedly brings support for the Moto 360, though we are showing that as having been included last week.

The update should be live – go grab it!  (more…)

If You Plan to Buy a New Moto X, Buy a Turbo Charger Just in Case.

Over the weekend, Motorola announced that the new Moto X would go up for pre-order on Tuesday, along with their Turbo Charger, a device that utilizes Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology to give the new X up to 8 hours of battery power within 15 minutes. If you plan to buy the new Moto X, fork out the extra $35 for the Turbo Charger. Just do. And I don’t say that because I think it’s a cool accessory (even if it is). No, I say that because the battery life on this phone is average, and you never know when you are going to need another 8 hours of juice in a day.

I hate to bring semi-bad news like this on a Monday, but after testing the new Moto X for over a week now, I don’t have any other word to bring on a battery life front.  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 1 of 5)!

We teased this last week on Twitter, but should you not follow us there, welcome to the week of Moto 360 giveaways here on Droid Life. We have five of them to give away – one for each day. We know how hard the Moto 360 is to come by, so we wanted to make sure a handful of you could walk away with one without having to fight the online ordering process, or more importantly, pay the $250 price tag.

We have three silver/grey models and two all-black units to give away. There are no sponsors. This is just pure giveaway action for the DL community. We really do love you this much.  (more…)

New Moto X on AT&T and “Pure Edition” Pre-Orders Start Tuesday – Moto Hint, Turbo Charger Too

Motorola announced this morning that the new Moto X – both the AT&T and “Pure Edition” models – will be available on pre-order starting Tuesday, September 16, along with the new Moto Hint and Turbo Charger. Moto will also re-stock the Moto 360, though it will again be available in limited quantities. Shipping dates will vary depending on the product you order will be provided at checkout, according to Motorola. (more…)

Motorola’s Unlocked Moto X Will be Called the “Pure Edition”

According to The Verge, Motorola’s upcoming unbranded and unlocked variant of the new Moto X will be called the Pure Edition. Not only will Motorola sell the Pure Edition directly to consumers through its own web portal, but users can rest assured in knowing that these pure devices will ship with no bloatware in sight. It’s Motorola’s pure Android experience.  (more…)

Motorola’s New DROID “QUARK” Stops by FCC on Its Way to Verizon – Wireless Charging, Turbo Charger

Back in mid-August, we caught wind of a device from Motorola under the codename “quark” that appeared to be on its way to Verizon. The device was thought to have incredible specs, thanks to a benchmark, which showed a QHD screen resolution (2560×1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.65GHz, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and Android 4.4.4. I can confirm this morning that the device is indeed real, is headed to Verizon, likely as the next DROID, and may have some extra tricks up its sleeves that we had not yet heard, at least according to recently filed FCC documents.

So here is what we know as of today.   (more…)