The DROID Turbo root method that was first teased a couple of weeks ago is now available for purchase. Yes, I said “available for purchase.” The root game is difficult these days and it takes an awful lot of time to find exploits, so if you feel like rooting, you need to pay for the opportunity. “MOFOROOT” is the name of the Turbo’s root method and it runs $20 per device. (more…)
If a phone is almost two years old, but can be had for an insanely cheap price, is it worth considering? Maybe as a device to tinker with? Maybe as a phone for a teenager? Maybe you broke your current phone and need something to hold you over until the Galaxy S6 drops? Or maybe you just like hoarding smartphones. Whatever the reason, we have two to look at today – Moto X (2013) Developer Edition at $199, and the LG G2 at $189.
Both phones come unlocked and should work just fine on AT&T with 4G LTE. Each is brand new, comes in original packaging, and were two of the best smartphones of their time when initially released in 2013. Still today, they should perform just fine for an average user.
Each phone also comes with free shipping. Think about it.
Hold on tight, Moto X (2nd gen) owners, you are about to chop your way into quick flashlight action with Android 5.1. Through the most recent Lollipop update that started rolling out to the “Pure Edition” at the end of last week, Motorola tossed in a new “chop twice for flashlight” option in Moto Actions. We a ctually thought this feature was being added to the Android 5.0 update for the Moto X that came out back in November – at least Verizon said it was included – but it is now official in the 5.1 update that is rolling out as of Friday. (more…)
On this late Friday afternoon, it appears Motorola is seeding out a soak test to select Moto X (2nd Gen) Pure Edition owners, updating them to Android 5.1. The Pure Edition is the carrier unlocked model, so as a message to all US carrier variant owners, don’t go looking at your phones quite yet. (more…)
The Nexus 6 is officially available in Verizon stores as of this morning. If you were interested in picking up Google’s new Nexus through Big Red, but were waiting to be able to get one in hands, now is the time. Once you do that at a Verizon store, you may want to walk back out and across the street to Best Buy to actually purchase one, though. Best Buy is currently selling the Verizon variant of the Nexus 6 for just $99 with a 2-year contract. Verizon, on the other hand, wants $250 for it. (more…)
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing may have just outed the brand new Moto 360. It’s tough to tell if he did so on accident or if he was trying to show the smartwatch world what he thinks a real smartwatch should look like. Either way, in a post to his Weibo account that was quickly deleted, Yuanqing gave us an image of a smartwatch in a variety of sizes and colors – a watch he specifically referred to as the “Moto 360″ – along with a bunch of different watch bands. (more…)
According to Luciano Carvalho, an engineer at Motorola, the DROID Turbo on Verizon is to receive an update straight to Android 5.1, bypassing all versions of Lollipop before it. Not to waste resources, the reasoning to skip other builds is stated to be Verizon’s urge for the device’s software to highlight VoLTE (HD Voice), which is native to Android 5.1. Beyond that, no other reason is listed. (more…)
Whoa, talk about a semi-insane steal. An ebay daily deal just popped up for the Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) 16GB in bamboo at just $259. That would be the without-a-contract price. Oh, it ships for free too.
The device is “manufacturer refurbished,” so it’s not brand new. However, many would argue that when you give a manufacturer a chance to refurbish their own product, that they often times then have a chance to work out any kinks that you may find in a brand new one. Either way, $259 for the phone that took the crown for 2014 Android phone of the year? That’s almost impulse buy territory, right there.
You should read our Moto X (2nd gen) review if you haven’t already.