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…)
Shortly after Google released Android 4.4.3 to the world, Motorola updated the Moto X through various carriers to the new build quicker than Google could to some of its own Nexus devices. The same couldn’t be said for the DROID line, though, which includes the MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini. Thankfully, Motorola’s David Schuster gave us an update on the situation, stating that all of those devices would be upgraded to Android 4.4.3 shortly, bypassing the 4.4.2 update they had yet to receive.
And then Google released Android 4.4.4 yesterday with an important security fix. (more…)
A few weeks back, Motorola launched a contest that asked developers and designers to put together designs for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. The idea was to have as many people as possible submit designs, then cut the field down to 10 which would be voted on by you and I to declare a winner. That winner would receive a free Moto 360. Today, the field was cut down to the 10 finalists. (more…)
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…)