You already know that the Moto E with 4G LTE is now official, and yes, it was indeed Motorola’s mystery surprise for this morning. Our review unit arrived shortly after the announcement was made, so it’s now time for our unboxing and initial tour. (more…)
As a recap of our post earlier, this model has been upgraded in all the right places, with 4G LTE, a bigger display, quad-core processor, front-facing camera, and the best parts of Motorola’s app suite found on the Moto X, like Moto Display and Quick Capture Camera.
Motorola’s mystery announcement is official, and like we imagined the other day, it is the new Moto E. This time, though, it has 4G LTE, upgrades all around, and an even lower price. I know, how is that possible?
Where do we begin…how about with the upgrades? The new Moto E now has 4G LTE, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, slightly bigger 4.5-inch display (still qHD), front facing camera, 2390mAh battery, and runs stock Android 5.0 “Lollipop” with Moto’s suite of useful apps on top. We are talking the best features from the Moto X, like Moto Display and Quick Capture Camera. Seriously, it has those two features now. The new Moto E is like a mini-Moto X. (more…)
Update: Most Android Wear devices, like the G Watch, G Watch R, Gear Live, and ZenWatch all appear to be receiving this update. Not much is standing out in terms of new stuff. If anything, your watch should be more stable.
An Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out now to Moto 360 units as build LWX49L. At least one of our readers has already received the update, which Motorola says updates Google Play Services and adds a “variety of system optimizations and security updates to improve performance stability.” This appears to be a bug fixers rather than a feature-introducer.
To check for the update on your device, head into Settings>About>System updates. (more…)
Over the weekend, owners of the DROID Turbo who were participating in a soak test of new software told us that the update was nothing more than a VoLTE fixer, instead of being Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” This morning, Verizon confirmed as much with a changelog posted to the Turbo’s support page.
The update is indeed software version 21.44.12 and it fixes three bugs. Those three bugs involve call volumes, the email application, and the DROID Command Center Widget. Verizon’s list of changes doesn’t even mention VoLTE or Advanced Calling 1.0.
You can see the list below. (more…)
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Here is our Nexus 6 review in case you haven’t made up your mind yet.
Motorola dropped us a note this morning to say that they have an “exciting announcement” next week on February 25 and want us to be in the front row as it happens. Thankfully, “front row” means our own doorstep, so we won’t even have to travel for this one.
We aren’t sure what the announcement could be for, but the email does say that everything we’ll need “fits inside one box.”
Any guesses? New Moto E comes to mind. Maybe something else?