Verizon LG G2 Receives Update to Get It Ready for VoLTE Launch

The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update today (version VS98025B) that prepares it for the company’s VoLTE launch, which should happen any day now. Verizon told us back at the end of August that we should expect the service to go live within the “coming weeks.” It has certainly been a couple of weeks. We exclusively reported that the LG G2 would be one of the first VoLTE devices, so the update arriving now makes perfect sense.

So what’s in the update?  (more…)

Android 4.4.3 Update With Extreme Power Saving Rolling Out to HTC One (M8) on Verizon

The Android 4.4.3 update for Verizon’s HTC One (M8) is finally rolling out to users, with Extreme Power Saving Mode in tow. The update was originally supposed to start showing up on phones yesterday, but a slight delay pushed it until today. You all survived, right?

The update weighs in at 673.5MB, according to at least one reader who has already seen it.  (more…)

Verizon Opens Pre-Order for Metal Moto 360, Ships November 11 for $299

On Friday, Motorola made details and a release date official for their smartwatch, the Moto 360. At the time, they would only provide a specific launch date for the model with a leather band, noting that the all metal band/watch combo would not be available until later this Fall. Priced at $299 for the watch/band combo, or $79.99 for a stand-alone band that could be swapped in for a leather strap, many were interested in this version only.

Without a specific date from Moto, most were wondering how much longer we would be waiting. Would we see the metal Moto 360 in a couple of weeks or would it be much closer to the first day of Winter? Verizon seems to think they will be ready to ship by November 11.  (more…)

Motorola Announces the New Moto X, Available This Month for $99

There she is – the new Moto X. Not the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2 or the Moto X (insert random codename), this is simply, the new Moto X (2nd generation if we are getting really technical). It’s official and will be available soon, as in, this month from a variety of carriers and as an unlocked device.

At a price of $99 on 2-year contract or $499 at full retail, Motorola has created a high-end phone that they are offering at a price around $100 lower than competitors.

The new Moto X has been beefed up in a variety of ways over its predecessor, so let’s talk about it before getting into the hands-on and unboxing stuff(more…)