Video: Testing the Motorola Turbo Charger With a Moto X (Updated)

Motorola’s Turbo Charger is finally shipping after pre-orders first went live back in October. As you would expect, we picked up a couple to test out the supposed 8 hours of juice in 15 minutes claim that Motorola told us during the new Moto X (2nd gen) unveiling.

For those not familiar, the Turbo Charger takes advantage of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which allows a depleted battery to grab a substantial amount of battery power within a few minutes. As you can imagine, being able to charge your device to a decent percentage in a few minutes could really come in handy, especially at the end of a long work day that is about to get longer.  (more…)

Moto Voice Receives Minor Update, Improves Responsiveness and Moto Hint Performance

Like Touchless Control? How about faster and more precise touchless control? If you own a newer Motorola (i.e., released within the past year or so) smartphone, you get your wish. A minor Moto Voice update is rolling out today with “improved responsiveness” for commands and “improved performance” when paired with the Moto Hint(more…)

Comparison: Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 (and Plus), Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and More

Yesterday, during the madness that was Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop day, we put together a quick comparison of the new Google phone to its predecessors. The point was to show how far we have come over the years, both in terms of specs, price, and size. But what about the rest of the smartphone world? How does the Nexus 6 stack up to the new iPhones (6 and 6 Plus), Galaxy Note 4, Moto X, LG G3, Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8)? Well, we have that info for you below in one of our classic charts.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Are You Buying a Nexus 6?

New Nexus days are always exciting in the Android universe, as users get a peek as to what Google’s vision for Android truly is at that select point in time. It has evolved quite significantly over the past few years, and we think the Nexus 6 is a fine addition to the family of Nexus devices.

The Nexus 6 features monster specs, packing a 5.96″ QHD display (2560 x 1440), Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS, 2MP front-facing camera, 3220mAh battery, and runs the latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

For the 32GB model, full retail price is listed at $649, while the 64GB model is priced at $699. While these full retail prices might seem high when compared to past Nexus devices such as the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google looks to have done their absolute best when working with Motorola to deliver a truly premium Android experience. And of course, the device will be available on all four major US carriers at a subsidized price. With that said, it’s not like you absolutely have to shell out $649+ for a new phone.

One question remains, are you buying one?

Are you buying a Nexus 6?

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Nexus 6 vs. Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4 vs. Galaxy Nexus

The Nexus 6 is by all means a beast in terms of next-gen specs. It has everything a next-gen flagship device would have – Snapdragon 805, Quad HD display, 13MP camera with OIS, 3GB RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, a massive battery, and connectivity almost anywhere in the world. This might be the first time that we have seen a Nexus device arrive as the king of the hill, at least on paper. In the past, Nexus devices either seemed a processor behind or were missing a crucial spec or lacked something that other phones all seemed to have. That certainly isn’t the case this time around.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Specs (Official)

You want the official, official specs for the new Nexus 6? Here they are.

On a high level, we are looking at a 5.96-inch QHD AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, wireless charging, 3,220mAh battery, Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” and a body that is 10mm thick.

What about connectivity? All of that and more can be found below.  (more…)

Android 5.0 Coming to Moto X (Both Models), Moto G, Moto E, and Last Year’s DROIDs

Motorola may have had a hand in crafting one of the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but that thankfully doesn’t mean the manufacturer isn’t committed to its existing product lineup.

In a blog post today, Motorola confirmed both the older and newer Moto X and Moto G, Moto G with LTE, Moto E, and all three current-generation Droid smartphones – the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini – will receive an upgrade to Lollipop.  (more…)

The Official Promos Videos for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 (Nexus Player Too)

The Nexus 6Nexus 9 and Nexus Player are beyond real at this point, even if you can’t buy them yet. Soon, though, soon. For now, you just have to drool over Google’s imagery, including the two new promo videos they just uploaded for each device.

Each video walks you through the design of the device being featured, covers specs, talks weight, Lollipop, and genuinely makes you want to hold and caress them in your arms for a few minutes. Well, maybe not the caress part…or holding…how about poking? Either way, watch the clips and continue to tell us what you think.  (more…)