DroidDoes.com is Back and With a Countdown to the Launch of the DROID TURBO

The DROID TURBO has a launch date – October 28. According to Verizon’s Droid Does website that just went live with a new countdown, we have 14 days and 9 hours or so before “all will be revealed.” If you need help with the math, that actually puts us at 12:00PM Eastern October 28, or 9:00AM Pacific. You have two weeks of waiting left.  (more…)

Wall Street Journal: Nexus 6 “Shamu” Arrives This Month

According to the Wall Street Journal, who received information from three sources, Google is going to release the Nexus 6 this month. At least two of those sources confirmed that the device will be made by Motorola and sport a 5.9-inch display. They also mentioned the codename of “shamu,” which we have heard time and time again over the last couple of months.  (more…)

Moto Camera Update Introduces Remote Shutter From Android Wear Devices

Motorola issued an update to its Motorola Camera app this afternoon, bringing with it a remote shutter control through Android Wear devices. Yes, you can now prop your phone up, step away from it, and snap photos after a short 3-second countdown on your Moto X (2nd gen), Moto X, or DROID phone.

The update also introduces improvements and bug fixes, while making it compatible with Kit Kat. Wait, what?

The update is live – go grab it!  (more…)

DROID TURBO Will Have a 3,900mAh Battery

An image in a listing posted up at TaoBao, a Chinese shopping website like eBay or Amazon, just gave us the official size of the battery in the yet-be-announced-but-all-sorts-of-leaked DROID TURBO. We pointed out through an FCC listing that the battery in the device fell under model number EQ40, which we assumed meant it would be large like last year’s DROID MAXX, a device that used a 3,500mAh battery under the model number EU40.

Assuming this listing is correct and this is the EQ40 that will be featured in the DROID TURBO, you are looking at a device with a 3,900mAh battery. That, my friends, is huge. With a battery that size, you should have no trouble getting through two days of use.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen): 25+ Tips and Tricks

Sorry this took so long to make, but our Moto X (2nd gen) 25+ tips and tricks video is ready!

For those new to the 25+ Tips and Tricks series, just know that this is our way of showing you how to get the most from your brand new flagship smartphone. We rattle off at least 25 tips and tricks that involve anything from the quickest way to launch the camera of your phone to fully controlling it with your voice. In the case of the Moto X (2nd gen), there is a lot of voice involved.

Beyond the voice actions, we give you a full set of tricks for Moto Display, how to set up a Trusted Device, a way to let your display stay awake as you look at it, and more.

Anything else you would like to see from this year’s Moto X?  (more…)

Mystery Motorola Device Stops by FCC, is It Really the Nexus 6? (Updated)

A mystery Motorola device showed up at the FCC today (ID IHDT56PK2), a phone that is starring in a bunch of documents that we are still browsing through to hopefully find specifics on what it might be. Engadget seems to think that it is the Nexus 6, but we haven’t found anything yet that really leads us to believe that this is it. It could be – we aren’t saying that this isn’t it. Here is what we know so far. (We will be updating this post as we have more.)  (more…)