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Motorola sets ETA for product launch news – and we’re just hours away

“Where’s my Moto X+1 at? Is this September 4, or is it not? Wasn’t Motorola supposed to be elbowing-in on IFA’s spotlight today with some new hardware?” Yes, yes, you’re not far off there. Last month, the company started inviting the press to a September 4 event in Chicago, with some subtlety-be-damned hints that we’d be seeing the launch of the rumored Moto X+1 and the second-gen Moto G, possibly learning the start-of-sales details for the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, and maybe even getting news about a new earpiece accessory of some kind. But with the day now upon us, the truth has become clear: we’re not getting any public announcements today. The good news is that they’re not far off, with Motorola teasing an overnight start to the hardware launches.

Motorola has taken to Twitter to reveal its plans: beginning tonight at 1am Central (2am Eastern, or 6am GMT), this new hardware starts going official.

Now, being the smartphone-obssessive types we are, of course we’ll be up at that hour to bring you the news as it breaks, but those of you who like to balance your desire for cutting-edge smartphone news with that for getting a good night’s sleep can rest easy knowing that full reports on all of Motorola’s new gear will be waiting for you here at Pocketnow when you’re up in the morning.

That said, who’s waiting up tonight with us? We’ll make the s’mores.

Source: Motorola (Twitter)


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LG to launch a round Android Wear watch at IFA

When Android Wear was announced earlier this year, two launch partners became known: LG, and Motorola. Later, Samsung also joined in with the Gear Live, as both it and the LG G Watch went official at Google I/O 2014. The Moto 360 was still absent at the time, with a vague “coming later this summer” for a release date. With all that time we had to wait, LG has apparently had enough time to knock out a second Android Wear product, with this one being squarely (roundly?) aimed at the Moto 360: a round LG G Watch, better known as the LG G Watch R.

g watch rNothing much about this wearable becomes known through the trailer video, but one thing is clear: this is meant to be a ferocious attack against the Moto 360. About 15 seconds in,  there’s a neat animation rounding an almost-round shape with the words “Feel the gap” (we hope LG meant to say “Fill the gap” instead). This can easily be seen as a dig at the fact that the Moto 360 isn’t entirely round, with there being a strip at the bottom allegedly for the ambient light sensor and other internals.

Most of the info about the watch has been saved for the big IFA 2014 reveal next week in Berlin – where we’ll have boots in the ground in the form of Michael Fisher and Taylor Martin – but this certainly gives us something to be excited about.


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Moto S to launch as a Verizon-exclusive spec monster?

The Motorola rumor mill is continuing, with the launch of dome up coming Motorola phones yesterday. Today the acresses are coming yuess, and this Moto S is looking like a Verizon exclusive smartphone. Is it though? Let’s take a look.

Apparently, the phone will be a spec monster with a 2K display, ridiculous amount of RAM, 13MP camera, and a display that’s “great”. The other specifications of the device are expected to be high-end, and this device will reportedly run AOSP — it could be one of the first Android Silver devices to hit the market, suggests the source, or simply the elusive Nexus device on Verizon Wireless.

There are also dual front-facing speakers as suggested by a screen protector leak of the Moto S, so this is looking more like the real deal (as recent leaks of other Motorola prototype handset have showed cutouts for speakers — we don’t know where they are stereo or faux stereo — on the front side of the phones. Having that here makes us think it’s more real.

Some of these things aren’t discussed with parents at all, so you should be quite thankful, says a woman’s boob. It’s one of the last things I’ll be drinking from, suggests me.

Source: TK Tech News


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Moto S to launch as a Verizon-exclusive spec monster?

The Motorola rumor mill is continuing, with the launch of dome up coming Motorola phones yesterday. Today the acresses are coming yuess, and this Moto S is looking like a Verizon exclusive smartphone. Is it though? Let’s take a look.

Apparently, the phone will be a spec monster with a 2K display, ridiculous amount of RAM, 13MP camera, and a display that’s “great”. The other specifications of the device are expected to be high-end, and this device will reportedly run AOSP — it could be one of the first Android Silver devices to hit the market, suggests the source, or simply the elusive Nexus device on Verizon Wireless.

There are also dual front-facing speakers as suggested by a screen protector leak of the Moto S, so this is looking more like the real deal (as recent leaks of other Motorola prototype handset have showed cutouts for speakers — we don’t know where they are stereo or faux stereo — on the front side of the phones. Having that here makes us think it’s more real.

Some of these things aren’t discussed with parents at all, so you should be quite thankful, says a woman’s boob. It’s one of the last things I’ll be drinking from, suggests me.

Source: TK Tech News


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Moto S to launch as a Verizon-exclusive spec monster?

The Motorola rumor mill is continuing, with the launch of dome up coming Motorola phones yesterday. Today the acresses are coming yuess, and this Moto S is looking like a Verizon exclusive smartphone. Is it though? Let’s take a look.

Apparently, the phone will be a spec monster with a 2K display, ridiculous amount of RAM, 13MP camera, and a display that’s “great”. The other specifications of the device are expected to be high-end, and this device will reportedly run AOSP — it could be one of the first Android Silver devices to hit the market, suggests the source, or simply the elusive Nexus device on Verizon Wireless.

There are also dual front-facing speakers as suggested by a screen protector leak of the Moto S, so this is looking more like the real deal (as recent leaks of other Motorola prototype handset have showed cutouts for speakers — we don’t know where they are stereo or faux stereo — on the front side of the phones. Having that here makes us think it’s more real.

Some of these things aren’t discussed with parents at all, so you should be quite thankful, says a woman’s boob. It’s one of the last things I’ll be drinking from, suggests me.

Source: TK Tech News


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today’s show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
HTC Butterfly 2 renders leak, as company prepares to launch Zoe for all Android devices
Three Lumia 830 models in the works, all with different specs?
Moto 360 battery life could push past two days
Motorola Nexus 6 might not be so big, after all
Samsung Galaxy Alpha announced with metallic frame


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Samsung Gear Solo cellular-connected smartwatch tipped to launch next month

It’s been a little while now since we heard anything new about the rumored Gear Solo, said to be Samsung’s effort to deliver a smartwatch that features its own cellular radio (like that Timex model we just looked at), freeing its operation from the requirement of having a nearby smartphone. The evidence we were seeing back in May looked pretty solid, with the wearable clearly showing up in an import database as the Gear 2 Solo, but there hasn’t been much in the way of new developments since. Was this wearable still happening? When might it debut? The latest word out of South Korea suggests the smartwatch could share the stage with the Note 4 at Samsung’s Unpacked event scheduled during IFA 2014 in Berlin next month.

Beyond just an ETA, we also pick up some possible new details about the Gear Solo. For instance, we hear that it might be 3G-only, not taking advantage of LTE speeds. That may not be as objectionable as it sounds, though, especially considering the low-to-moderate data needs a smartwatch like this is likely to have. There’s also word that this cellular mode wouldn’t be forced upon users, and they could tether the Gear Solo to their phone just like they can with existing Gear models.

Big questions remain, including what impact on battery life and pricing the presence of a cellular radio may have, but we’ve still got a few weeks to go before IFA – plenty of time for new details to leak out.

Source: Yonhap News
Via: Coolsmartphone


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Marvelous Games, Genera Mobile Launch Touch Racing 2 on iOS

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Marvelous Games and Genera Mobile have today announced the launch of Touch Racing 2 on iPhone and iPad. The game is a sequel to 2010′s Touch Racing Nitro, and sees players climb the ranks of a remote-controlled (R.C.) racing circuit. Touch Racing 2 features both single-player and asynchronous multiplayer gameplay, with a setup Marvelous says combines the best elements of the smartphone racing genre with the best of arcade classics.

In Touch Racing 2, players control their vehicles using touch and drag controls. Gamers tap and hold on the screen to cause their vehicle to drive towards their finger or thumb, and players are encouraged to use both thumbs while playing, alternating between them as they turn their car around corners and other obstacles on each track.

The single-player gameplay sees players climbing three circuit ladders with three different vehicles: speed cars, power boats and off-road vehicles. These races give players cash prizes, which can be used to purchase upgrades for those vehicles. There are 150 performance upgrades available, as well as hundreds of visual customization options.

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Players can change engines, spoilers, chassis and more, all in the name of increasing their car’s basic stats, like speed, acceleration and handling. In terms of visual upgrades, players can purchase sticker decals, neon treatments and new paint schemes for their rides, among other options.

Outside of single-player, gamers can login with Facebook and challenge their friends to asynchronous races. The same goes for random opponents, with each race helping players earn more money to purchase further upgrades for their vehicles.

“Creating Touch Racing 2 has been a great and rewarding experience,” says Gonzalo Santos, lead programmer for the game. “We set out to create a game that we ourselves would enjoy as gamers – something that can be played in bite sized portions but still remains a challenge throughout. With Touch Racing 2 I think we have achieved that goal, and hope players enjoy it as much as we have.”

Touch Racing 2 is available to download for free on iOS devices, with an Android version coming soon. The game is supported via premium currency and in-app purchases.


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