Everyone knows that once a potential flaw is discovered in the new iPhone then all phones in existence must be tested for the same flaw. It happened with Antennagate and now it's happening with Bendgate.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus proved easy to deform under pressure so the smaller iPhone 6 was put under the same test along with the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8, another aluminum phone, the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The iPhone 6 has the same basic design as the iPhone 6 Plus but it's shorter and narrower, which gives its body more rigidity. It gave way a little bit but the problem isn't anywhere near as severe as on the big phone. Watch the Video below to find out Which phone will Bend!
The semi-circular LCD on the Moto 360 seems to be having a problem with image retention. A couple of users have reported their Moto 360 continues to show the circular charging bar on the screen even after you stop charging (as you can see on the image above).
Certain LCDs are occasionally prone to image retention or persistence issue, wherein if an image is displayed on the screen continuously for too long it gets stuck on the screen for a while and is visible even if you go to another screen. This is different from image burn-in that happens on AMOLED panels, where the pixels are permanently transformed and it's temporary on LCD but it's still annoying to see the previous image faintly on the screen even after you move to the next one.
The 2016 war of wearables devices is about to start. After Samsung leaked its upcoming Gear S2 Round smartwatch on its offiical website, Motorola has leaked the successor of the Moto 360 smartwatch on Twitter. The company posted a render of a mysterious wearable device appeared in one of the manufacturer's official tweets earlier today [The tweet has been removed!].
The unannounced smartwatch features a round body, but different button placement than the original Moto 360. While we were preparing this post, Motorola removed the tweet, thus further suggesting that we saw something we weren't originally supposed to. One of the rumored names in Moto 720 or Moto 360s.
Curiously, the leaked smartwatch appears to feature a screen that's not fully circular - just like the first-generation Moto 360. We certainly hope that this will not be the case when the new Moto 360 debuts, as both LG and Samsung have competitors with fully circular displays already available or on the way.
We are still waiting for Motorola to reveal its upcoming next-gen Moto 360 smartwatch (Moto 360S), it has been leaked online already several times. However, today, we got some photos of a smaller version of the Moto 360S.
It looks like that Motorola is working on a Moto 360S mini variant. it is shown in the image above by itself, but it also gets compared to the original 360 in the shot below. This leak pretty much confirms the hypothesis that Motorola is working on two sizes for its new wearable, emulating Apple's deeds in this space. We first heard that something like this would happen earlier this month.
The small variant of this year's Motorola smartwatch will apparently be called Moto 360S, while the larger one (which should sport the same screen size as its predecessor) will go by Moto 360L it seems. And yes, both of them will keep the 'flat tire' display design introduced last year, we won't see any full circles this time around either. The two models launching in 2015 should have different screen sizes and different battery sizes at least. There's no word on the display size or resolution with this mini version.
The Moto G8 Plus is the best possible experience at a budget price in the G-series. The G-series phones are considered the best inexpensive phones of the years now. The Moto G8 Plus has more premium features such as a versatile camera, stereo speakers, minimal bezel, and better battery management than its predecessor Moto G7 plus. Due to the rising competition in the same category, we have seen some premium features coming to budget phones. The latest phone brings in a 48MP triple camera system with fast charging as the main selling USB. But is it enough?
The Moto G8 is priced at $310. It has a plastic body and available in two colors - cosmic blue and crystal pink. The back panel has a gradient-like glossy finish, and the logo aligned in the middle. There is a volume button and unlock button at the right side, which the left side has a hybrid SIM card slot. On the top edge, there is a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The G8 plus is water repellent, but it is not the same as IP67 rated phone, so keeping it away from the water is always a good strategy.
Overall, there is nothing extraordinary about the design. The Moto G8 Plus has a slightly bigger screen than the G7 Plus at 6.3-inches. It is an IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a U-shaped notch up top. The screen has 19:9 aspect ratio, which is decent for watching videos, as they're often in that ratio. The screen is topped with a layer of Panda Glass which is similar to the popular Corning glass solution for protection against drops. Moto G8 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, which is a pretty decent capacity even at the low-price tier of phones. You can last for a one day on a single charge with normal usage that includes being active on social media. The phone supports 15W fast charging and can fully charge in 150 minutes.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop Update is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon Wireless. The update arrives only a couple of days after soak test invites got out to Motorola Feedback Network participants.
The latest Android build for the Moto X is in stock guise, so it offers the same user interface experience as the Nexus 6. The biggest highlights of Android 5.0 include sleek Material Design and brand new ART runtime. The latter makes devices feel a lot more responsive regardless of the task they perform.
Motorola is rolling out the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for the 1st and 2nd Generation Moto G in India.
As usual, the update is rolling out in phases, so not everyone will get it at the same time but your phone should show you a notification as soon as the update is available for download. Alternatively, you can check if the update OTA package is available by going to Settings > About phone > System updates.
The Motorola Nexus 6 is Real, we have the Specs, the Design and the release date (October, 15th).
As the rumors have suggested, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 will look like a larger Moto X, complete with the same aluminum frame as Motorola's new flagship. It's also said to have a volume rocker and lock button closer to the middle of the side for easier access and black front-facing stereo speakers.
In terms of specs, we're told to expect a 5.9-inch 2560x1440 display, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a "3200+ mAh" battery. The Nexus 6 will run Android L, which is said to be Android 5.0, and include support for Motorola's Turbo Charger.
The design of the new Moto X is a nice evolution from the original Moto X, especially with the aluminum ring around its outside, so it's nice to hear that the new Nexus is expected to feature the same design. That 5.9-inch display is sure to be a turn off for some folks, though, and it's said that there's been no credible info to suggest that a smaller version is in the works. Good thing that the Nexus 5 will likely see Android L/5.0 as well.
Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 has been spotted in public, yes, we got the first alleged photo of the Nexus 6. Well, these photos is not yet confirmed... It may be the Nexus 6 or NOT. The device looks big (5.9" screen rumored) and it's running Android L (check ourt the software keys).
The phone is obviously in a snap-on case of some sort, so we don't have a look at the complete edge, but what we can see aligns with our previous posts the power and volume buttons are positioned more toward the middle of the device, a center-aligned headphone jack, and Android L with new solid status bar icons and smaller, more spaced-out navigation buttons that we've seen a couple of times now. There is one more icon in the status bar, though. We aren't sure if this is a notification from some third party app, or if it has to do with something Googley installed on the device, but it's there.
Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Here, the first official photo render of the upcoming Motorola Nexus 6 courtesy of the popular leaker @evleaks.
Today, @evleaks tweeted a photo of the Nexus 6 showing us the upcoming long-waited release, Google is expected to release this device this month to be available on all stores worldwide by early November.
As you can see the Android L UI on the Photo along with the new Material Design Icons. The Nexus 6 will pack a 5.9" QHD display with 13MP camera along and probably SD 805 CPU with Adreno 420 GPU and 2GB Ram but all these specs are still not-confirmed.
Google and Motorola unveiled the Nexus 6 phablet last week. During the blog post announcement, we were told that pre-orders for the device would start on October,29th.
And this date has just been confirmed by none other than the phone's listing in the Google Play Store. The Nexus 6 is in there, but you'll only be able to pre-order one starting on October,29th next Wednesday, to be precise.
By now you probably know the pricing: the Nexus 6 will cost if you want the base 32GB model, or $699 if you need 64GB storage amount.
The Nexus 6 will become available at T-Mobile on November 12, though whether this will be its release date across carriers and retailers in the US is still a mystery. The phablet will also be sold by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.
The Nexus 6 is a big phone, the biggest Nexus Smartphone to date. You can tell that from the display size (5.95"). But nothing drives the point home than watching it being compared with phones that we are already familiar with.
This hands-on with the Nexus 6 and there are two images from the article that are worth focusing on. The first is the image above, where the Nexus 6 (6-inch) sits next to the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch). Now the iPhone 6 Plus is a big phone, but the Nexus 6 isn't that much bigger despite packing half an inch of extra screen.
We had already seen an issue with the Nexus Player having its preorders pulled from the Google Play Store because the Android TV device hadn't passed through the FCC. But, we won't be having the same problems with the Nexus 6, because it has just gotten FCC approval, with plenty of time to spare before preorders start this Wednesday, October 29th.
There are two different models that have passed the FCC labeled with ID IHDT56QD2 and IHDT56QD1, but we can assume that they are the XT1100, which is the international variant, and the XT1103, which is the North American model, respectively.
The filings aren't labeled as Nexus devices, but come from Motorola and have the same dimensions (159.4mm x 83mm) as the Nexus 6, so it's pretty easy to make the leap. The device also shows the other wireless tech that you would expect, like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0, NFC, and Qi wireless charging.
Big day for all Google Nexus Fans worldwide, as Google Play Store starts to accept Pre-orders for the Moto Nexus 6. You can now pre-order your Nexus 6, a $649 gets you the 32GB model, and if that's not enough, you can spring for the 64GB version at $699. At least it's available for some people there appears to be a staggered rollout, and a lot of early buyers are seeing "out of inventory" pages for the 32GB version and "coming soon" for 64GB.
Both versions are available in white or blue. Shipping and taxes vary on speed and location; typically Play Store hardware is offered with ground, two-day, or next-day shipping options at increasing expense, though apparently they aren't leaving the warehouse until late in November. Nexus 6 buyers get 6 free months of Google Play All Access.
If you have been living outside the US and have been itching to buy the new Nexus 6, Google has some good news for you. The Nexus 6 has gone live on 12 additional countries around the world, although it's not yet available for purchase.
The list of additional countries includes "Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom".
Google always puts an LED notification lights on its Nexus devices, but it doesn't always put them to use. In fact, Google doesn't always even let anyone know that the LED exists in the device at all. That's what has happened with the Nexus 6, which it turns out has its own Hidden LED notification light... SUPRISE!, you can't do much with it unless you're a root user, thought!
It turns out that the Nexus 6 has an LED light in a somewhat odd place behind the top speaker grille. It is a full RGB LED light, but as noted before, you can't use it unless you have rooted your system.
And, even then, the options are basically non-existent because there is no software to properly take advantage of it. Light Flow can't interact with it correctly, and reports are saying no matter what color you choose with it, the LED displays green.
The Motorola Nexus 6 is once again out in the Google Play Store for the UK from the source link below. You can order one, but there are caveats. First of all, only the blue 32GB model is actually available, while white units and ones with double that storage capacity are nowhere to be seen.
The biggest problem, however, is that the listing says the device will be shipping in around three to four weeks. So it will be 2015 before the phone you order today will make it to your doorstep. And there's still no availability info for the 64GB Nexus 6 or for the white version.
The 32GB Blue Nexus 6 is Available for £499. The white 64GB variant is also available for £549.
In this tutorial we will show you hot to Root your Moto Nexus 6 with a 1-Click tool kit. Simple steps that are easy to do and not too much files to download. Check the Requirements first, then follow the Steps below it. NOTE: Rooting will void your warranty and may brick your device, root at your own risk.
The most simplified and user-friendly way to root your Nexus 6 is using the Nexus Root Toolkit, developed by XDA's WugFresh, which is compatible with a wide range of Nexus devices, including the more popular Nexus 5, 6, and 9. It's a simple Windows program that allows you to do several things.
Toolkit Root Tutorial:
Step 1. Enable developer options menu on your Nexus 6: Settings > Tap your Build 7 times (then configure drivers if you haven't already with the driver guide)
Step 2. Open developer options: Settings > Developer Options
Step 3. Enable USB Debugging, and "enable oem unlock"
Step 4. In Nexus Root Toolkit on your PC, select the correct device and build (what you are currently running)
Step 5. Configure your drivers if you haven't already using the driver guide
Step 6. If you need to, backup your important data.
Step 7. Unlock your device (if needed)
Step 8. Root your device
Step 9. Done! your Nexus 6 is now Rooted...
Motorola announced today that will be releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Moto X Style in India. The new update will have feature improvements of the latest OS like doze mode, app standby, expandable storage, do not disturb, now on tap, direct share and more.
This update is tweaked for Moto users. For example - as Marshmallow has the Do not disturb setting and data backup, Motorola has took away the Moto Assist and Moto Migrate features from the phone. They're also getting rid of the Google Chrome extension from Motorola Connect. Motorola says that as people have moved beyond SMS and to other OTT messaging apps, they see no requirement to continue with the app and this will free up some space in the device.
As per Motorola, users should make sure that the battery is at least 50 percent charged and the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network while installing the update. It is expected that there will also be some changes to the Moto Enhancement features with the Android M update as well.
As the update is getting shipped in phases, don't panic in case you haven't got the notification till now. The Moto X Pure Edition should also start receiving the update within the next few weeks.
Motorola is getting ready for Cyber Monday and like the other players in the tech world, showing the details of deals on the website is quite useful. Currently there are three deals listed on the website and hopefully we can expect to see additional deals in the coming Monday.
To start off, the price of Moto X (2nd Gen) 64GB has been slashed by 25% to bring down the final cost to $299 from $399. You can avail this deal from within the Moto Maker, where it lets you customize the device to your preference. Hence, the price might go up depending on the level of customizations.
Motorola will also give the Moto 360 (1st Gen) at 50% discount, bringing its price down from $299 to $149. Please take a note that this model is the 1st Gen, and at Amazon, you can purchase this device with variety of models to choose from starting at about $140.
We'll say, this deal is not so enticing and definitely doesn't stand out in Cyber Monday history. Finally, those looking to own a Moto G (2nd Gen) can get one for just $99, brought down from $179.99. That's more than 40% discount on the price listed for the phone. Then again, this is the 2nd Gen model, not the 3rd Gen which can bought from Amazon for $170.
Lenovo has just unleashed a brand new series, which will replace the Moto X series of smartphones, starting from 2016. Both the phones in the new Z-series will come with top tier specs like a SD 820 CPU, a 5.5-inch QHD panel, 4GB of RAM and even the choice for 32GB/64GB in-built storage (along with expandable SD card slots). The regular Moto Z will sport a 13-megapixel rear sensor with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization and a dual tone LED flash for pitch dark conditions. On the front, there's the 5-megapixel snapper with a dedicated selfie-flash and a wide angle lens for group selfies. All this will be powered by the Quick charging 2,600mAh battery inside the Z.
The Moto Z Force has the bigger 3,500mAh battery and a shatterproof glass on the front. Lenovo calls the glass "ShatterShield" and they are confident that it cannot be broken by even the roughest of falls. The thicker and more premium device also features a higher resolution 21-megapixel sensor with phase detection laser autofocus, optical image stabilization and an aperture of f/1.8 for low-light photography. In spite of the flagship specs, what we did not like is the missing headphone jack that we have grown accustomed to. Although an USB Type-C to headphone adapter is included in the box, it means that you cannot simultaneously use the Type-C port for charging or data syncing, while listening to the headphones.
In addition to the missing 3.5mm jack, the two Moto phones also bring something else that the market is just getting accustomed to. Both phones have 16 magnetic dots at the lower-back area and they are equipped to connect with the "Moto Mods." Similar to what we saw with the LG G5 modular phone that was released earlier this year, the Moto Mods are modular accessories created specifically for the Moto Z smartphones to enhance the device's already impressive capabilities. There's the InstaShare Projector mod and some stylish case mods, but we found the JBL Soundboost mod to be the most impressive with its twin 3W speakers and a 1,000 mAh battery to boost the phone's usage time.
As is evident, the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force has a LOT to offer, but you will have to wait till September to get your hands on one, if you are outside the US. Verizon in the US however, will release their "Droid Editions" sooner.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
There have been quite a few rumors going around the internet recently about Motorola's next flagship smartphone, the Moto X4. Those rumors found new vigor after an image of the X4 was posted by hellomotoHK on Google Plus. The same post managed to start another rumor about the smartphone as it hinted towards a release date that is set on August 24.
As expected, the image shows us a glass-metal body, with glass in front and metal on the back. On the white model, two black dots can be seen flanking the physical Home button in the middle, which probably also doubles as the fingerprint scanner. The volume and the power buttons seem to be equally spaced on the top-right side of the device.
The circular camera protrusion at the back has been the subject of much speculation, but all we can see from the picture is the Moto logo and the dual tone flash. We agree that the image does indicate that the X4 might house a USB Type-C port, but will have to wait to confirm that one.
Earlier, Android Headlines had reported that the flagship smartphone will feature a 5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED display and will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. We wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be true as the Snapdragon 820 is currently powering most Android flagships in 2016 and the Motorola team is known to use QHD AMOLED displays in their high-end phones earlier as well. We will find out more in the upcoming months, leading to August 24.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Back in 2015, the Moto G3 Turbo was released in Novemeber by Lenovo as an upgraded edition of the regular G3. This time around though, there will be no such delays because both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus has been unveiled together. As expected, "Motorola" is no longer a part of the Moto G series and is therefore replaced by the "Lenovo Moto" branding instead. We like the fact that the familiar "M" logo at the back is retained as promised.
The G4 has a bumped up Full HD resolution this year and the SoC has been upgraded to a brand new Snapdragon 617. Unfortunately, the RAM onboard is still 2GB. It will be available in two internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB, but thankfully, both versions will have a micro-SD card slot. The rear camera is probably still using the same 13-megapixel sensor we saw last year, while the 5-megapixel front camera sports an 84-degree wide-angle lens for group selfies. All this is going to be powered by the 3,000 mAh battery inside that also supports quick charging.
As you would expect, the Moto G4 Plus is an upgraded version of the G4 with a front facing fingerprint scanner and a much more powerful camera. At the back, the G4 Plus sports a 16-megapixel OmniVision PureCell Plus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.3µm pixels. There is also hybrid autofocus, which is achieved by combining laser autofocus and phase detection together. The front camera is the same 5-megapixel wide-angel camera that is also used in the regular G4. It seems like there will be three versions of the G4 Plus; 16GB internal storage with 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. Moto phones are known for always running the latest version of Android and keeping true to that legacy, both the 4th generation Moto G handsets will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box.
All versions of the two smartphones will exclusively be available via Amazon India and the pricing details are as follows.
Moto G4 16GB - N/A
Moto G4 32GB - N/A
Moto G4 Plus 16GB - INR 13,499/$200/€180
Moto G4 Plus 32GB - INR 14,999/$225/€200
Moto G4 Plus - 64GB - N/A
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
No one can deny that there is an almost irresistible charm to getting upgraded to the latest version of the Android OS and if you happen to own a Motorola phone, we have good news for you in that line. Motorola phones have always been among the fastest in the market to get the latest Android updates and staying true to that tradition, Moto has made it official that multiple of its devices will be getting the big upgrade this year. The first smartphones in line for receiving the update are the Moto Z and the regular Moto G4. Check out the full list of Moto phones that will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat below.
Motorola Nexus 6
Moto X Style
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
Moto X Play
Moto X Force
Moto Z Force Droid
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play Droid
Droid Maxx 2
Droid Turbo 2
Moto G (4th gen)
Moto G Plus (4th gen)
Moto G Play (4th gen)
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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Motorola announced updated Moto X (2014) smartphone. The newcomer features beefed up specs and improved finish compared to its predecessors, the Moto X XT1052.
As the company's brand new flagship, the New Moto X (2014) features a decidedly more upmarket appearance thanks to an aluminum frame and available back covers finished in Horween leather. The already familiar wooden covers are available too this time around they are made from FSC certified trees.
Naturally, just like in the case of its predecessor, users will be able to customize the new Moto X though Moto Maker in the United States. The interface of the shopping service has been greatly improved for an even better experience.
Now, as the Moto 360 is Official, it's time to order and enjoy that premium Smartwatch... we are glad to say it's now available for purchase, well the leather version is available but the all steel version will be avabile as early as Next month for an extra $50 on the original price.
First of all, the price. The Moto 360 is priced at $249.99 and will go on sale today, September 5, on Motorola's website. The smartwatch will be available in three variants: Light stainless steel case with gray Horween leather band, Light stainless steel case with stone Horween leather band, and Dark stainless steel case with black Horween leather band. As we said earlier, the metal band option will cost $300.
Other than that the Moto 360 has a 1.56-inch, 320x290 resolution (205PPI) semi-circular display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is IP67 certified, which means it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. The watch weighs 49g.
Finally, the Moto 360 Smartwatch is now Official, it comes with a Stainless steel body and a leather band which makes it the highest in Build-quality among other current Smartwatches in the market. Motor 360 packs a 205ppi display which is good (for a watch!) and powered by TI Omap 3 CPU along with a 512MB Ram which are more than enough to handle any App or task on your Moto 360.
Moto 360 also comes with Wireless charging dock included in the box, Hear rate monitor, On-body detection sensor (that detect wheather or not you have your watch on your wrist or not), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IP67 Water resistance certification and Gorilla Glass 3 for Protection.
The Moto 360 product page is now live with quite a lot of new information. You can buy a Moto 360 at 11AM central September 5th from Motorola, Google Play, and Best Buy. It will come with 6 custom Moto watch faces that take proper advantage of the round screen. You'll have three different leather bands to choose from and two metal ones. The metal bands are listed as "coming soon," though. It's a $250 watch with leather bands, but the metal ones will add $50 to the price when they are available.
According to a report by GSMArena, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid have started to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update on Verizon. It has not yet been officially declared by the carrier, but reports are being received from reliable sources which confirm the authenticity of this news.
If your Moto Z Droid or Moto Z Force Droid is being prompted for the update, connect to your Wi-Fi and prepare for the download as it's a huge one at around 1.5GB. Once you have downloaded and upgraded the package successfully, the firmware version on the Moto Z Droid should change to NCL25.86-11, while on the Moto Z Force Droid, it should show NCL26.86-11.
Although the installation should only take about twenty minutes on its own, the downloading time will of course vary, depending on the speed of the connection. The upgrade will bring multiple improvements, as well as new features to the two Moto devices, namely the App Quick-Switch and the Split-Screen mode. As always, Lenovo Moto becomes one of the first manufacturers to provide the latest version of the Android OS officially.
Head over to https://forum.youmobile.org/downloads/ to find all the latest updates for your smartphone.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Motorola Moto 360, the iconic smartwatch, was launched shortly after the official Motorola event on September,5th for a price of $250.
Sadly, the Moto 360 stock was depleted in the next few hours after the launch. Both Motorola's website and the Google Play Store list the smartwatch as out of stock. Other retailers, which should launch the Moto 360 in a few days, will still receive it as scheduled, but they won't be offering it online.
So, if you've missed your chance to be among the first to own a Moto 360 smartwatch, you can either go and wait in line for it, or just subscribe and be notified when the next limited batch of Moto 360 kicks off online. Yes, Motorola confirmed the Moto 360 availability will be "limited for a while".
Motorola finally release a system update for it's latest Android-Wear Smartwatch, A number of Moto 360 owners have received a system update that leaves the version number the same. The update fix some bugs along with some Bluetooth connectivity enhancements (this is very important for smartphone pairing) and simply tweaks a few things that don't apply to other watches.
Here the change-log of What's new in the Moto 360 [KGW42R Firmware Update]:
- Bluetooth connectivity: Improved Bluetooth connectivity between the watch and phone to reduce momentary disconnects experienced by some users.
- Charging notification: Added a message to confirm that Moto 360 is charging in cases when its battery is fully depleted.
- Bug fixes: Implemented bug fixes and other system optimizations.
IFA 2014 is coming and Motorola will be making one of its biggest announcements in th year on September,4th. The company has sent out press invites and the hints are very clear.
We're in for the announcement of the Moto 360 smartwatch, as well as the Moto G2 and Moto X+1 smartphone duo. Additionally, a new Bluetooth headset accessory is going to get its announcement, at the event.
The Moto 360 was announced on March 18 and will finally be launched almost half a year later. The smartwatch leaked in a series of photos recently flaunting its metal body. The wireless charging and the charging cradle were also shown. The price of the watch was rumored to be around €249, but we'll let Motorola have the final say.
The Moto X+1 is expected to be the company's next flagship. It's said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Earlier reports and different mumblings also had it coming with a 5.1" or 5.2" touchscreen of 1080p resolution, a 12 MP rear camera, and a 2,900 mAh battery.
As for the Moto G2, we reported that it's going to ship on September 10 for €250. It's going to be a dual-SIM device with a 5" display of 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, plus an 8MP rear camera.
The Moto X+1 is starting to leak a lot, now that we're getting ever closer to its September,4th unveiling date.
Most recently, the next Motorola flagship smartphone had most of its specs confirmed by a benchmark. And now its purported front panel got leaked, smiling for a few comparison shots with the original Moto X from last year.
Both in the image above, and in the one below, you can see the leaked Moto X+1 front panel on the left, with the original Moto X smartphone hanging around to its right.
Right off the bat the 5.2-inch screen size that has been rumored many times so far seems pretty much confirmed, given the perceived size difference between the two units. And once again Motorola looks like it has been able to create a very pocketable device, if we go by the bezels of this panel alone.
@evleaks posted a Photo of the upcoming Motorola flagship device, Moto X+1 as a "Retirement Gift". The phone has two colors, Black with matte back and white with a wood back. Both photos have Verizon's logo.
The images seem to match up with the images we previously leaked of what we believe to be the X+1, including the unique flash arrangement and somewhat confusing Motorola logo stamped into the back of the device. Around front, the front-facing speaker arrangement appears to match, and the home screen isn't too surprising, sporting Moto's minimalist skin. The white phone pictured has four gray dots that one may assume represent sensors.
Moto X+1 official annoucment will be on Sept,4th IFA 2014 event.
Motorola has just released a new OTA update to the old first generation Moto G (Model XT1032). The update weights about 21MB only and packs Android 4.4.4 KitKat build with some minor bug fixes. Go check your Moto G for updates.
Motorola is expected to release Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its latest flagships by the End of this year.
Over the past two years or so Motorola turned regular firmware updates into one its top priorities and things won't change with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Motorola beats Google on updating its latest flagship Moto X (2014) to Lollipop.
It appears that it will be the first company to do so. The Moto X (2014) that have signed up to participate in the company's soak testing are already receiving a beta 5.0 Lollipop build as an update. That's not quite the finalized ROM that will be distributed, but barring any major bugs that might pop up during the testing, that one shouldn't be too far away.
We don't have an exact changelog for the update, just yet but Material Design UI has been confirmed as well as the battery life boost by Project Volta. We don't know if Motorola will be adding any touches of its own to the release, but the company usually likes to stick close to the vanilla user experience.
The Lollipop Updates continues, this time its Motorola which has just updated its 1st and 2nd Generation of the Moto G models to the latest Android 5.0.1 update.
Few people have received the update so far but it does seem to be rolling out now and if it's not available for you immediately it should be in the next few things. The 5.0.1 update was released recently and mostly features bug fixes without any major additions. Still, it's good to see this budget phone being one of the few devices out there running the very latest version of Android.
Motorola has introduced a new variant of the Moto X Pure Edition. For an extra $50 over the 32GB variant, you can get the new 64GB variant for $599.99.
The 64GB model is only available in the SIM-free unlocked Pure Edition model through Motorola's website. If you want it on a contract, you will have to choose between the 16GB and 32GB models only.
If you are looking for only the unlocked model, however, it makes sense to get the 64GB model as the Moto X has no microSD card slot so you can't expand the memory later if you want.
Motorola is working hard on updating its Moto line-up to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Today, Motorola announced that the Lollipop 5.0 update is Available to the Moto G (1st and 2nd Generation) in India and Brazil, other regions will follow very soon. If you haven't already been prompted to download the new update, you can also pull the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
The Company also explained the process of bringing Android Lollipop to its devices and why its late... Moto explained the whole process in its latest official blog post. Here's what it said:
" Though we try to make the process seem easy, it's actually pretty complicated. That's because we want to ensure a quality experience across every device that gets the upgrade. Let's do a quick recap of how a major new version of Android comes to your phone.
Google improved the Android release process with Lollipop, which was important because Lollipop is the biggest and most ambitious release of Android ever. Everyone needed time to adapt. Several developer previews were released early so that developers-and device and chipset manufacturers that are part of the early access program could kick the tires.
A critical milestone occurs at the "public push" of a new version of Android-when Google releases the source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), typically with the introduction of a new Nexus device. " - Motorola Official blog
Motorola Moto E and the Moto Maxx is getting the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The Moto E update has started rolling-out Over-the-air in Brazil and India, while the Moto Maxx is now rolling-out in Brazil and in Mexico. If everything goes well, the update will expand to more users.
Moto E users should check that the Motorola Update Services on their phone is the latest version. It's on the Play Store so go do that while you wait for Android 5.0 Lollipop to come around.
Motorola's latest flagship device Moto X (2014) is now 6 Months old, the company is still providing the latest Android updates to the both the 2013 and 2014 variants. The Moto X (2015) is expected this year Rick Osterloh, Motorola's President, today confirmed that the company's trying to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products, including Moto X. The latest Moto X models were introduced in August/September, respectively. so we can expect the 2015 on the 3rd Quarter of this year.
Last month, Motorola and Qualcomm confirmed that a new Moto flagship smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor would be introduced this year. Most likely, this will be the next-gen Moto X. If a recent rumor is to be believed, the new Moto X could be "smarter than any other smartphone", though for now we don't know what that might mean.
Motorola is really doing a good job on updating its devices to the latest Lollipop builds. Users of various Moto devices have had mixed luck with the OS update and various reports have been pouring in from all around the world during the last few months.
Today, the Original Moto G (2013) model X1032, is receiving Lollipop 5.0.2 in the UK. The update came a few days after a notification from Motorola Update Services announced that the package will be seeding shortly. There is still no notification of the update, but manually checking the Update menu earlier today, has yielded the long-anticipated result.
Hopefully the long update delay has given Motorola the chance to patch various issues with early Android 5 builds and the 5.0.2 builds that have begun seeding will offer the stability and performance that Moto devices are expected to deliver.
After pushing the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Moto X (2014), Motorola is currently testing Google's latest Android 5.1 Lollipop for the same device. The company is known for its fast stable updates.
The Lollipop version 23.1.28 is being tested out with several improvements such as reducing the noise in low-light shots of the rear camera and front-facing camera too. The Moto X (2014) Lollipop 5.1 update is expected to roll-out Over-the-air (OTA) next Month (April).
Device Protection is one important feature that keeps the lost or stolen devices locked even if the factory settings reset is tried and functions only when signed in with actual Google account. Apart from these improvements, there are several under the hood tweaks arriving with this update.
After Google published the code for the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, Motorola was quick enough to work on it. The Google Play Edition of the Moto G is getting the Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update.
Though the Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition was discontinued early this year, the company hasn't forgotten about the phone.
Bearing LMY47M build number, the OTA measures about 171MB and mostly brings under-the-hood tweaks and performance improvements to achieve overall stability.
Motorola is rolling-out the latest official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to the first generation Moto X.
The update has been sent out OTA to U.S. and Brazilian retail units, and for Rogers customers in Canada totin' the model. Since the update takes the device from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1, it includes Lock Screen notifications, Material Design, the new Recent Apps page, the Quick Settings flashlight, enhancements to Quick Settings, the ability to open multiple user accounts, screen pinning, Battery Saving Mode, 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, and the Smart Lock that allows a trusted device to unlock your handset.
"I am pleased to announce that we have started full deployment of the 5.1 Android Lollipop upgrade for Moto X (1st Gen) for US Retail, Brazil Retail and Rogers in Canada." - David Schuster, Software Product Manager, Motorola
Motorola is definitely working on a successor to its last year's Moto 360 rounded smartwatch. The new wearable may even be offered in two different sizes, just like what Apple did. Today a few images have been leaked showing the new model in the wild, on people's wrists actually.
Although it bears quite a resemblance to its predecessor, including that 'flat tire' for the screen, this is the next generation Moto 360 and you can tell because of the position of its button. On the original this was placed at the 3 o'clock mark, while this time around Motorola's moved it to 2 o'clock for whatever reason.
These shots allegedly come from around Chicago, an area in which Motorola has its US headquarters. So these may be company employees testing the device.
As before, it looks like Motorola will bet big on customization. These pictures show two different versions of the 360, an all-black one with leather strap, and another with a Rose Gold casing and Cognac band.
Motorola is definitely going to release a successor for its last year's Moto 360 smartwatch, we saw many leaks and rumors about the new Moto 360. Today, we got the first official renders of the Next-generation Moto 360 smartwatch.
The new renders show two slightly different size variants of the next-gent Moto 360. As previously reported, the larger model could be called Moto 360L (or Moto 360 2 L), while the smaller one might be dubbed Moto 360S (or Moto 360 S). It's said that the former has a 375 mAh battery, while the latter comes with a 270 mAh one. Both may offer displays with resolutions of 360 x 360 pixels. For now, we don't know anything else about the two new smartwatches.
Motorola may plan to announce its new Moto 360 smartwatches next week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, and we assume that both will be available to buy in the near future.