The Moto X (2nd Gen) is set to receive its Lollipop update on US Cellular this week, bringing it all the way up to build Android 5.0.2. In the update, users will be met with stunning user interface tweaks, otherwise known as Material Design. (more…)
Last year, right around this time, we asked our community which OEM they would like to see create the next Nexus device in partnership with Google. With 42% of the vote, Motorola was the landslide victor. Now here we are in 2015, with likely quite a few of you sitting at a desk with a Motorola-made Nexus 6 by your side. Funny how things work out, yes?
So, to keep up with the opinions and views of our readers, we would like to ask you the exact same question, one year later. Now that most major OEMs have had their shot at creating a Nexus device, all but Sony, which OEM would you like to make the next Nexus device?
Did Motorola do such a good job on the Nexus 6 that you would like them to do another? Is it Samsung’s turn to give it another shot? And what about HTC and its Nexus 9 tablet? Did HTC do such a good job with that tablet hardware that they have earned your trust for another Nexus smartphone? Or, just maybe, is it Sony’s turn in 2015?
More importantly, and something we have all probably thought about, but what about the name? We have had the Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and now Nexus 6. But we can’t have a Nexus 7 smartphone in 2015, since that already exists in tablet form. What is Google going to do there? Your guess is as good as ours.
Throw your thoughts down below on who should make it and what it should be called.
No one around here has ever questioned Jony Ive’s ability to make something look nice. Sure, iOS is filled with rainbow colors and semi-transparent shading up the yin yang, but the dude knows design.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, however, Jony had choice words for an unnamed company which allows users to design their own phone using a website, that company of course being Motorola and its Moto Maker site. On Moto Maker, users are allowed to choose colors and even materials used on the backside of a device, as well as the volume buttons and metal accents. The overall shape and design of the phone, though, remains intact. (more…)
Motorola’s Valentine’s $100-off deal may be done, but the company replaced it this morning with a substantial discount on its $200 SOL Republic TRACKS AIR headphones and a buy-one-get-one free deal for its P4000 power pack. Today through February 24, a pair of TRACKS AIR headphones can be had for just $75 ($125 discount). Plus, if you spend $79 on a P4000 power pack, Motorola will hand you another for free. (more…)
Last minute Valentine’s Day presents are always a good thing, and if your lover happens to enjoy tech, you have a few extra days to take advantage of Motorola’s ongoing sale.
Specifically, when you spend more than $500 (say, on a Moto X), you can save $100, making the price a bit more swallowable. If you spend $249, you will save $35 on your purchase. (more…)
The Moto Maxx, which may sound halfway familiar, is Brazil’s variant of the DROID Turbo. The good news for us here in America, is that if it is rolling out there, then US carriers hopefully are not too far behind. (more…)
That title, though. Misleading? Technically, no. Should more Android Wear devices ship in 2015 than in 2014, then there would be a new record, right? So as I said, technically, the first year of sales is the current record, hence the “record number” mention in the title. Technically. Whatever. (more…)