To say the Moto 360 is in a league of its own, with regard to just smartwatches, is an understatement. Pictures don’t do Motorola’s hardware justice, and after finally spending time with the device at this year’s Google I/O, it’s safe to say that this is the smartwatch we have all been waiting for.
Powered by Google’s Android Wear, which was showcased heavily at Google I/O in yesterday’s keynote, the Moto 360 is the first of its kind with a completely circular display. All other Android Wear-powered devices, like the G Watch and Gear Live, feature your typical rectangular and square displays. (more…)
Want to see the Moto 360 in action through an “official” demo video? Motorola was on hand with their Android Wear watch this week at Google I/O and gave us just that.
In the clip below, Motorola’s Cathay Bi takes us on a tour of the most anticipated of all the Android Wear products. From its beautiful aluminum and leather design to interacting with the card-like UI and using your voice to perform searches, this is what you have been waiting for. Even though the watch looks quite large, I am 100% ready to make this a part of my life.
We still don’t know when Motorola will sell the Moto 360, but we get the feeling that it is going to be soon, very soon. (more…)
At least one person’s getting the Moto 360 before too long: the winner of Motorola’s design competition, David Pascual.
His watch face is classic, but manages to expertly blend the requisite elements of a smartwatch. White numerals sit on a black background with blue accents, but also present are wireless, power, and Bluetooth indicators, along with a space for notifications. (more…)
Yesterday, a reported render of an encased Moto X+1 made the rounds, but no one could help but poke at the fact that the phone does not look all that good. For starters, there appears to be no front-facing camera, the phone features a massive chin on its front side, and this now-known Incipio case covers up any LED the device may have. These things led most people to believe that there is no way we were looking at Motorola’s next flagship device.
This morning, thanks to another leak from @evleaks, the exact source of yesterday’s render is now known. As we can see in the full image below, this case is designed for Verizon’s Motorola “Victara,” which has been a standing codename for the Moto X+1. (more…)
According to one well-known leaker, the above image is of Motorola’s upcoming rumored device, the Moto X+1. However, what we are seeing is the device wrapped inside of a protective case, meaning any real grasp on the device’s design is still mostly unknown. (more…)
A recent accessory filing at the FCC is giving us details on Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch that weren’t previously made public. According to a listing for a wireless charger that showed up days ago, it certainly would appear to confirm that Motorola will use Qi wireless charging to bring power to the 360. (more…)
We previously knew that Samsung was working on an Android Wear alternative to the company’s insipid Gear smartwatches, but we never imagined the device was this far along in the development pipeline. According to a CNET source familiar with Samsung’s plans, the company will introduce its first Android Wear-powered watch at Google I/O this week in San Francisco. (more…)
It isn’t the very latest version of Android – that’d be “Kit Kat” 4.4.4, released to everyone’s surprise yesterday – but Motorola Moto X users on Sprint are getting the next best thing. An OTA upgrade to 4.4.3 began rolling out today, with camera improvements, an updated phone dialer, and bug fixes in tow. (more…)