I think it’s safe to say that Motorola is having a great time promoting its Moto 360 smartwatch. In two new commercials released today, Motorola takes on the cheese that typically accompanies advertisements for high-end watch brands, but finishes them off with a little humor.
Shortly after diving into the “craftsmanship,” “class,” “style,” and “artistry,” of the watch’s design, all of which is accompanied by glimmering metal parts, panning video footage, and elegant music, each spot ends by reminding you that we live in a hilarious world filled with takeout food and late night booty calls from d-bags.
An update to the Motorola Update Services app has hit Google Play for owners of the Moto G (1st Gen), signifying an impending update to Lollipop. The changelog is quite clear for owners, stating, “This update is necessary to enable a future upgrade of your device to Android 5.0, Lollipop.”
Doesn’t get much more clear than that. (more…)
Now that the official watch bands for the Moto 360 are available for individual purchase, we thought it was time for a tutorial on how to swap yours out. Motorola is going to recommend that you head into a jeweler to have the dirty work done, but with a single tool, you can do it yourself within a couple of minutes. It really is that easy.
As a recap, the leather and metal Moto 360 replacement watch bands are now available for $29.99 and $79.99, respectively. The metal bands come in light or dark stainless steel and can be purchased here. The leather bands, made by Horween, come in cognac, black, or stone and can be purchased here.
Ready to swap bands? (more…)
The Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” appears to be receiving another update this afternoon, bringing it up to the same system version as the recently updated Verizon model. At least one of our readers received the update, showing a new system version of 22.21.11, up from the original 22.11.6.
It isn’t obvious what the update includes, but I would imagine it’s here to squash bugs. The original Android 5.0 “Lollipop” build that arrived on the “Pure Edition” a couple of weeks back is mostly great, but certainly contained some issues (like Moto Display not working properly). (more…)
Been avoiding carrier-tied Nexus 6 models while Google Play gets their stock situation figured out? Good news! As I sit here writing this up, the 32GB Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue and Cloud White is available, along with the 64GB Midnight Blue model. The 64GB Cloud White unit is not in-stock at the moment.
If you still want the whale, you might want to act fast.
Be sure to read our Nexus 6 review as well. (more…)
The Motorola Cyber Monday deal is live! If you want a brand new, Moto X (2nd gen) without a contract for $359 ($140) off, now is your chance. All you have to do is hit up the link below, fill out the form, and then sit back and wait for your redemption code to arrive.
As a reminder, your redemption code is good until Monday, 12/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Full deal details here. (more…)
Individual leather or metal watch bands for the Moto 360 are now available through Motorola’s online store. As was previously announced, the leather bands cost $29.99 each and the metal bands cost $79.99 each.
For leather, you are looking at options of cognac (brown), black, or stone. For metal, you can choose either light or dark finishes, both of which are stainless steel. The metal bands have a butterfly clasp, tri-link design, and again, are made of solid stainless steel of the “highest quality.” The leather comes from Horween, a tannery in the United States.
To swap out watch bands, Motorola recommends that you take the watch into a jeweler.
Motorola Links: Leather Bands ($29.99) | Metal Bands ($79.99) (more…)
Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.
Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.
This deal also includes free shipping.