Today’s semi-surprise announcement from Motorola was the new sport version of the Moto 360, dubbed Moto 360 Sport. As the name suggests, this is a Moto 360 made for fitness fanatics who want a watch that doesn’t need to be paired at all times with their phone. This is a watch that can be taken for a run and sweat on, yet still manage to track every single step and stay clean, thanks to built-in GPS and its specially made silicon band. (more…)
We’ll have much more time for full comparisons later, but since we spent some time with the new Moto 360 (2nd gen), we thought we should at least show you how it compares to last year’s original Moto 360.
There aren’t a ton of differences, but Motorola did upgrade this new watch in a number of ways over the original release. For one, the watch body now has lugs. Whether you like the look of them or not, Motorola says that this allowed them to increase battery size and also make it easier to switch watch bands. And that’s true, the battery has increased from 310mAh to 400mAh in the 46mm model. They also added a new quickrelease switch to watch bands, making them much easier to swap out. (more…)
If the Moto 360 (2nd gen) and smartwatches aren’t really your thing and you would rather talk phones, then this post is for you. We spent some extra time with the Moto X Pure Edition this week, just before pre-orders kick off later today. We didn’t learn anything new necessarily, only that this phone needs to get here now. (more…)
During Motorola’s launch event for the Moto X Pure Edition, Style, Play, and G (3rd gen), the company told us to expect even more phone options later on in the year. We assumed they meant new DROID phones (like the DROID MAXX 2) would arrive, but leaker @upleaks may have revealed another to be on the lookout for. (more…)
Over on Google+, Motorola’s David Schuster laid out a basic view of what’s going on in the world of Stagefright patch OTAs for the Moto E in the US. According to Schuster, Motorola began pushing out an Android 5.1 update that includes the Stagefright patch for the Moto E (1st Gen) in the US last week, and the same for Brazil. (more…)
As announced on Motorola’s social channels, pre-orders in the US for the Moto X Pure Edition will kick off tomorrow at 2pm CT (12pm PT, 3pm ET). According to a member of the Moto Makers group, orders will begin to ship on September 13.
Not only will the regular models be available to order, but customers can also start customizing the device on Moto Maker. Before it goes live, you can freshen up on all of the Moto Maker options right here. (more…)
I know that more than a few of you have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the Moto X Pure Edition here in the States. In fact, you can include me in that group. This phone, with its reasonable price tag, high-end specs, and fully unlocked self, are quite desirable for a 2015 smartphone. (more…)