Motorola is updating the boot animation on its Moto devices this week – including the Moto X – to a World Cup theme. Since we have a solid month of soccer to celebrate, watch, and become temporary fans of (I kid, I kid), why not?
The update will come through a Motorola Boot Services update, so be on the lookout. (more…)
Motorola’s new Bluetooth music streaming device, the Moto Stream, can be had through their own shop today for 50% off, which brings its $50 price down to $25.
For those new to the Moto Stream, think of it as a discount-Nexus Q. You can team up with friends to all stream your favorite tunes through it, but it only does music, whereas the Nexus Q connected to your TV to let you stream movies, music, and other media. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a solid little gadget, it just isn’t anything more than a Bluetooth music, dongly, thing that connects to speakers.
On that note, the Moto Stream is not a speaker; it connects to speakers you already own, so don’t buy this expecting it to produce sound for you as well. (more…)
Thanks to this weekend’s new root exploit/method/pile-of-awesomeness from geohot, we are hearing from a number of readers who own older Motorola phones (like the RAZR HD and RAZR M), that once rooted using towelroot, the previous bootloader unlock tool from djrbliss is working again. You may remember “Motopocalypse” from April of last year, an .apk file that really did finally end Motorola’s run at keeping their bootloaders locked. It was a glorious time, that’s for sure. (more…)
UK accessory dealer, Mobilefun, announced today that it has the “first UK price” for Motorola’s upcoming smartwatch, the Moto 360. So how much will it run you? For £199.99.99, the most anticipated smartwatch of the year can be yours, through a pre-order. We should point out that Mobilefun also has a US-based site, which now lists the Moto 360 for $279.49. So, what do we make of these prices? (more…)
There is quite the list of discounted phones over at eBay today, along with the Nexus 7 (2013) deal we already told you about. Phones like the Moto X with 16GB of storage can be had for as little as $275. The Nexus 5 with 16GB is also back at its $335 price, in all three colors. Even the LG G2 and Galaxy S4, two of last year’s best phones, are discounted to $433 and $350, respectively.
All of the phones are brand new, not refurbished.
The Moto X falls under model XT1058, which is the AT&T model. The listing claims that it is unlocked, so it could potentially work on T-Mobile as well. The Nexus 5 is the same Nexus 5 you would get through Google Play, so it will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The G2 and Galaxy S4 devices will likely only work on AT&T’s HSPA+ here in the US.
Each deal includes free shipping.
eBay Links: Moto X ($274.99) | Nexus 5 16GB ($334.99) | Nexus 5 32GB, white ($384.99) | LG G2 ($432.99) | Galaxy S4 ($349.99)
From day 1, Motorola’s Moto X was available in two storage options – 16GB or 32GB. Since the phone does not support micro SD cards for expandable storage, you can imagine that some were begging for more, especially in a time of growing image sizes, HD video, and massive game files. To give heavy downloaders an option, Motorola added 64GB of storage as a choice in the “Memory” section of Moto Maker.
We now have three pricing tiers for the Moto X of 16GB for $349, 32GB for $399, and 64GB for $449. Even at $449, the Moto X with 64GB is still quite the reasonable price. Most other flagships, even ones from last year, retail with no contract above that. (more…)
If you have been thinking that the Moto X is the perfect phone for you, but are just afraid to take the plunge, Motorola is offering you a chance to test the phone for yourself for two weeks, then you can choose to either send it back or pay for it.
It’s all part of a new “Try Then Buy” campaign, which will allow users to create their very own Moto X through MotoMaker, then they can use the device to see if its everything they ever dreamed of. If you are not satisfied after two weeks, just send the phone back, hassle free. (more…)
Motorola’s Punit Soni may or may not have just confirmed to us that the next Moto device will have a 1080p screen. The question now is – what phone was he using? Is it the Moto X+1 or something else altogether? Thanks to a leak through Hello Moto HK, who did some digging around in Motorola’s Bug2Go software, we may have a couple of options to consider. They were able to find six codenames for unreleased Motorola devices, a couple of which could be for the Moto 360, another than has to be the Moto X+1, and one that mentions “VoLTE” and “VZW.” (more…)