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AT&T announces plans to carry Moto 360

The Moto 360 may be met with availability issues right now, but we’re hoping that’ll all clear up soon – and when those problems get sorted out and the dust clears, there’ll be an additional retailer stocking the Moto 360: AT&T. The wireless carrier has revealed its plans today to carry the Android Wear-powered timepiece as an accessory.

AT&T joins a growing list of Motorola, Google Play, Best Buy, and Verizon Wireless as one of the places you can grab a Moto 360, but because of the supply/demand levels right now (presumably), we don’t yet have a date or a price for the version AT&T will have.

All the retailers so far have stuck to $ 249 for the standard leather band option, and $ 299 for the metal band (that’s coming later this year, and is currently unavailable), so we’re fairly sure AT&T will go with the same for its very own Moto 360.

If you’re interested in Moto 360 coverage, we’ve certainly got you covered there. You can check out our launch post, our post covering its specs, Adam Doud’s written first impressions, and then an unboxing and hands-on from Joe Levi. And there’s going to be no shortage of coverage of the device in the next few weeks as well, as our full review lands alongside comparisons with its toughest competitors.

Source: AT&T


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Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

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The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

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Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


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Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

nexus

The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

motorola_motox

Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


AndroidGuys

Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

nexus

The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

motorola_motox

Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


AndroidGuys

Carrier clues us in to metal-strapped Moto 360 release date

Last week, Motorola finally opened the Moto 360 floodgates, bringing us the start of sales nearly half a year after the smartwatch was first announced. And sure enough, you could drop $ 250 and pick up a shiny new Moto 360 for yourself – well, as long as stocks held out, at least. But that was only one of the 360 options Motorola announced, also revealing plans to sell a Moto 360 with a premium metal band. Problem was, the only ETA we got for that was “sometime this fall.” Now we’re starting to close in on exactly when the Moto 360 with a steel band might be available, with a carrier listing a ship date.

According to Verizon’s site, the metal band Moto 360 will start heading out to customers on November 11, over two months from now. We can’t accuse Motorola of misleading with its “not until fall” language, but it’s still a bit of a shock just how far out into fall we might be left waiting. Then again, the Moto 360′s story thus far has already been one punctuated by extended waiting periods, so it’s not like this isn’t par for the course.

So, what do you think? Is that shiny steel band worth waiting for? You could always buy the leather one now, and upgrade to the metal band when it’s available for another $ 80 – sure, that’s $ 30 more than just getting the metal version outright, but at least you’ll have both versions.

Source: Verizon
Via: Android Police


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iPhone 6 one-handed mode, New Moto X, New Moto G & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto 360, and our thoughts on what you get. Apple takes the stage next as new rumors claim that the iPad Air 2 might launch on September 9. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, and some of the new rumors of a “one handed mode.” Then we talk about the Motorola event, and what you get with the new Moto G. We end today’s show talking about the new Moto X, and what’s so special about this new flagship.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Motorola’s Moto 360 is finally here, the first round Android Wear watch on the market
iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 to be launched on September 9?
iPhone 6 rumored “one handed mode” to address screen size
The new Moto G from Motorola goes official, a great phone at a great price
Motorola announces the new Moto X, its latest stylish flagship


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iPhone 6 one-handed mode, New Moto X, New Moto G & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto 360, and our thoughts on what you get. Apple takes the stage next as new rumors claim that the iPad Air 2 might launch on September 9. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, and some of the new rumors of a “one handed mode.” Then we talk about the Motorola event, and what you get with the new Moto G. We end today’s show talking about the new Moto X, and what’s so special about this new flagship.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Motorola’s Moto 360 is finally here, the first round Android Wear watch on the market
iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 to be launched on September 9?
iPhone 6 rumored “one handed mode” to address screen size
The new Moto G from Motorola goes official, a great phone at a great price
Motorola announces the new Moto X, its latest stylish flagship


Pocketnow

iPhone 6 one-handed mode, New Moto X, New Moto G & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto 360, and our thoughts on what you get. Apple takes the stage next as new rumors claim that the iPad Air 2 might launch on September 9. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, and some of the new rumors of a “one handed mode.” Then we talk about the Motorola event, and what you get with the new Moto G. We end today’s show talking about the new Moto X, and what’s so special about this new flagship.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Motorola’s Moto 360 is finally here, the first round Android Wear watch on the market
iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 to be launched on September 9?
iPhone 6 rumored “one handed mode” to address screen size
The new Moto G from Motorola goes official, a great phone at a great price
Motorola announces the new Moto X, its latest stylish flagship


Pocketnow

At least ten U.S. wireless providers in line to carry the Moto X

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Now that the new Moto X is official and no longer rumor it’s time to look at which carriers are in line to offer the device. We swung by the Motorola website this morning to see who might be listed as having the phone on its radar. We expected to find most, if not all, of the top five providers but were pleased to see even more.

As of today there are at least carriers listed under the registration page. Suffice it to say, you should be able to get the Moto X with your provider of choice. It’s just a matter of how long it takes for some of them.

  1. AT&T
  2. Boost Mobile
  3. Cricket Wireless
  4. MetroPC
  5. Net10/Tracfone
  6. Sprint
  7. T-Mobile
  8. U.S. Cellular
  9. Verizon
  10. Virgin Mobile

If you’re looking to add your name to the list, be sure to swing by Motorola’s website to learn more about the Moto X availability.

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Motorola announces Moto X, Moto G, and Moto 360 pricing and availability

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Motorola on Friday announced the details, pricing, and availability for its Moto X, Moto G, and Moto 360 devices. Instead of worrying about X+1, X2, or any other silly names, we’re just getting the “new Moto X”. If you ask me that’s the best thing they could do. It works for the car industry and other tech products so why not a smartphone?

As the subjects of plenty of leaks and rumors over the last few months, we were glad to see these become official. Lets hop right into it!

Moto X and Moto G

The new Moto X builds on the flagship design introduced just over a year ago. Key improvements include the bigger 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2300mAh battery.

Instead of a plastic frame around the device we get an aluminum trim (sexy, I might add), and new case options. Motorola has updated its palette to include new shades of colors; various wood and leather options are also available for the rear. There are 10 points of accent customization this time around, including the speaker grill.

The Moto Maker experience is bolstered with new options such as starter designs, comparison tools, and a more realistic color.

In terms of software, the Moto X is all stock Android with very few added touches. The stuff that is included, however, is really impressive and should see us physically touching phones even less. Between Driver Mode, Meeting Mode, Motorola Assist, and the others, there’s plenty here to enhance the experience without pushing an agenda. Motorola Migrate gets a handy update to allow for transferring of contacts from non-smartphones, a plus for those baby boomers who have yet to make the jump.

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The new Moto G also steps things up on a number of fronts all the while retaining the same attractive price point. For your money you now get a 5-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, microSD expansion card slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and double speaker setup. Toss in some nice touches in the camera department and it’s easy to see why Motorola is so excited about the new Moto G. Fun fact: the first generation Moto G is the best-selling Motorola smartphone of all time.

Availability

The Moto X will be offered for $ 99 with a two-year service agreement via select carriers later this fall. Motorola will also sell an unlocked bootloader and unlocked SIM version for $ 499 through its website.

The new Moto G is available starting today unlocked and off-contract for $ 179.99 USD through motorola.com as well as via U.S. retailers. Moto G also goes on sale today in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and on motorola.de in Germany. 

Moto 360

At long last we finally get to see the Motorola smartwatch find its way to retail stores. Available on Friday, September 5, the watch can be purchased in a choice of three leather bands. Pricing, as expected, is $ 250 for the device. Later this year there will be an option to buy the Moto 360 with metal wrist straps for $ 299.99. Those who buy the leather version can buy metal straps for $ 79.99 at that time; leather straps are $ 39.99 each.

Motorola Hint

Motorola also introduced a new, albeit clever, Bluetooth accessory for your ear. Taking up about as much space as a hearing aid, the Motorola Hint connects to your smart phone and allows for all of your normal A2DP functions. Pair it with a device that offers Motorola Voice Assist, such as the Moto X, and its even better.

Features include the ability to have messages read aloud, search Google Now, reply to messages and calls, and much more, all without touching your device. Battery life is rated at 3 hours of talk time but the carry case punches things up with an additional 7 hours worth of juice, too. This guy will be available in six color options on motorola.com and select retailers in the US for $ 149.99 later this fall.


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