Motorola currently has a number of phones on the market – Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and a whole line of DROID phones. Can you tell me how many have a 1080p display? The answer is zero. So why is it that Punit Soni, the company’s VP of product management, is posting screenshots that weigh in with a 1080p resolution? Your guess is as good as mine.
The screenshots comes to us in a response that Soni posted about the Moto G displaying current network names in the statusbar. He shows a shot of a box that can be checked to toggle that option on or off in a new update to Android 4.4.3 for the phone. But the thing is, the screenshot couldn’t have been taken from the Moto G. The Moto G only has a 720p display. So in other words, he is showing the carrier name status bar option check box from a phone that we have yet to see or has not been made official by Motorola. (more…)
Remember the invites for participation in a soak test of a new software update that Motorola sent out last week to owners of the T-Mobile (unlocked) Moto X? Remember how we had no idea what it was? We now know. It’s Android 4.4.3 and what is more than likely a new record for an Android version update for non-Nexus or Google Play Edition phone.
The update, as can be seen in the screenshot above, not only includes Android 4.4.3, but introduces improved image quality and the ability to pause video while recording, as well. Users will also see the new dialer application that we highlighted yesterday, plus support for Motorola Alert, an app that was previously an exclusive to the Moto E. (more…)
The Moto 360 in “prototype” form with its screen on made an up-close appearance today, thanks to the official Android Developers blog. The new image of the 360 comes courtesy of Googlers Roman Nurik and Timothy Jordan, who have the watch on wrist while testing a new Android Wear app in preparation for Google I/O. The image itself doesn’t give us new features or an understanding of its magical charging powers, but we can see how it looks with the display lit up, on someone’s wrist, in a real life situation. (more…)
Moments ago, we told you about a really good deal on an unlocked AT&T Moto X with 16GB of storage that could be had for $275 through eBay. That’s still a really good deal. But, if you wait until tomorrow, Motorola will sell you a 32GB version of the Moto X, likely from any carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and unlocked for T-Mobile), for $100 off.
The 32GB Moto X currently runs $449 (from the major carriers), so you could pick one up June 4 or 5, directly from Motorola, for $349. Not bad. (more…)
The Moto X may be almost a year old, but you could argue that it is still one of the best smartphone values on the market, and that’s with its current full retail price of around $399. When you consider today’s deal on eBay, that lists an unlocked AT&T model for $275, you are in full “steal” territory, approaching the exit for “impulse buy” territory.
The deal, which is available in limited quantities, includes a brand new (not refurbished or any of that jazz), in-the-original-box Moto X (XT1058) in white with 16GB of storage. We are talking $275 for a brand new phone that we called the best smartphone of 2013. The listing claims that this is the XT1058, which is the AT&T model. If you buy it, you should have great service on LTE with AT&T service.
Free shipping is included as well.
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As far as teaser videos go, this one is fairly chock-full of information. Judging by the video release this morning through Motorola’s official YouTube channel, the company is set to launch Moto Stream, a tiny pentagonal prism that connects to your stereo and plays music via Bluetooth. (more…)
Listed at the cheapest price we have seen so far, customers can pick up a Moto G on Verizon’s pre-paid network for only $49.99 through Best Buy.
The device features a 4.5″ HD display, quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 8GB of on-board storage, and runs Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” with an update to Android 4.4 available. (more…)
Over this weekend, reported photographs of an abandoned tablet, unofficially called the XOOM 3 from Motorola, were posted online for all to see. The tablet features a rather slim design, but it’s main characteristic is the full-Kevlar backside, just as we saw on many of the DROID smartphones from Motorola last year. (more…)