Moto X (1st Gen) Could Get Lollipop Update in Next “Few Weeks”

Because the level of anger over the lack of a Lollipop update for the Moto X (1st gen) has risen substantially within recent weeks, Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ today to talk about the status of everything.

According to Schuster, they have seen a “lack of support” from some of their partners, thus the reason things have taken so long. “Partners” is a pretty generic term, so that could mean anyone from chipset makers (like Qualcomm) to their various carrier partners who need to approve updates before they can be pushed out.  (more…)

These Could be the Model Numbers for Three New Motorola Devices With Quad HD Displays

Add XT1578, XT1585, and XT192A to your list of potential model numbers for future Motorola devices headed to Verizon. That’s it, though. Just add them to the list.

Where did the numbers come from? Over the weekend, a redditor created an account called AndroidLeaks and posted up those three model numbers, along with what he claims are select specs from each. He supposedly grabbed the information in an “analytics system” that shows the devices being used in and around the Chicago area, where of course, Motorola is based out of.  (more…)

Motorola Reminds Us That the DROID Turbo is Going Straight to Android 5.1

The DROID Turbo still doesn’t have Lollipop. It’s mid-May. That seems kind of ridiculous for a flagship phone that runs nearly-stock Android. But hey, if we are looking for positives, there is at least one we could toss out there – Lollipop (at least versions 5.0, 5.0.1, and 5.0.2) is pretty damn buggy and you probably didn’t want it in early forms anyway.

With that said, Motorola and Verizon have got to get an update out to this phone at some point, right? Yes. And they will in the form of Android 5.1. They reminded us of that today, in fact. I say “reminded,” because one of their engineers told us of this plan back in March, which if I’m keeping track, was a whopping two months ago.  (more…)

The Motorola Keylink is Back.

After going on sale in November, selling out within minutes, and then disappearing from Motorola’s site for months, the Keylink is now back and available for purchase. I’ve got to admit that I’m surprised, even with Motorola confirming to us that it would be back at some point.

As a reminder, the Keylink is Motorola’s little keyfob, key finder, dongle thingy. It attaches to your phone via Bluetooth and the Motorola Connect app, allowing you to find either your keys or your lost phone as long as they are within 100 feet of each other. Not only that, but the Keylink can be used as Bluetooth trusted device for password skipping when it is near your phone.

Go get ’em while they are here. Who knows how many Motorola produced this time around.

Motorola Link ($25)  (more…)

Emergency Dialing Maintenance Update Coming to Nexus 6 and Moto X (Updated)

According to Motorola, a maintenance release (update) is schedule to go live for the Nexus 6, Moto X (2nd gen), and Moto X (1st gen) some time in the very near future (Edit:  DROID Turbo, Ultra, and Moto X Pro as well). Motorola posted a document detailing the update this morning, noting that you should apply this update “as soon as possible,” but that it corrects an issue that will probably only happen under “very rare” circumstances.  (more…)