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What is the Motorola Victara for Verizon?

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A new Motorola phone seems to have been leaked for release on Verizon. A product guide for an accessory for the device is calling it the “Motorola Victara,” though we don’t learn much about the device itself (because, you know, it’s meant to sell the case).

At first glance we can tell it most likely isn’t going to be a “blow your mind” device. The lack of an LED flash and the compact-looking frame all scream entry-level. The device does curiously have what appear to be dual stereo speakers on the front which is something we haven’t really seen Motorola do before.

We’re not sure if this is to be considered a variant of the Moto G 4G LTE or something entirely different, but whatever it is we assume it will go just as easy on your pockets. Let’s hope we hear more in due time.

[via @evleaks]

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New leak reveals Motorola Victara coming to Verizon

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Yesterday a press render leaked that was believed to show an encased Motorola Moto X+1. A new image has leaked today that appears to show the same device headed for Verizon, but going by the name Motorola Victara. In the past we learned that the codename for the Moto X+1 was “Victara” or at least that is what was believed. 

This newest image is part of an ad for a Verizon accessory, a case to be specific, for the Motorola Victara. As was noted in yesterday’s leaked image, this new device that is surfacing does not appear to have a front facing camera which makes it unlikely for a flagship device. However, the dimensions for the case are listed at 5.25-inches by 2.77-inches, putting the diagonal at about 5.9-inches. Adjusting for the depth of the case material and bezels, it appears a decent sized display could be included in the Motorola Victara. As noted yesterday, this device may incorporate front-facing speakers like HTC and unlike budget or mid-tier smartphones. The combination of size and speaker placement suggests it could be a device targeted at the higher-end of the spectrum.

The big question now is whether the Motorola Victara and the Moto X+1 are two names for the same device or are they two different devices.

source: @evleaks (official site)

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Source of Yesterday’s Encased Moto X+1 Render Outed as Incipio Hard Shell Case for’s Verizon Motorola “Victara”

Yesterday, a reported render of an encased Moto X+1 made the rounds, but no one could help but poke at the fact that the phone does not look all that good. For starters, there appears to be no front-facing camera, the phone features a massive chin on its front side, and this now-known Incipio case covers up any LED the device may have. These things led most people to believe that there is no way we were looking at Motorola’s next flagship device.

This morning, thanks to another leak from @evleaks, the exact source of yesterday’s render is now known. As we can see in the full image below, this case is designed for Verizon’s Motorola “Victara,” which has been a standing codename for the Moto X+1. 

This leads to two, if not a few more possible outcomes for Moto fans. Either the Moto X+1 is just a very cheap phone, similar to a Moto G or Moto E, or if this is Motorola’s next flagship, it does not look all that promising.

Still, we have to remain somewhat hopeful, given that the hard shell case pictured takes a lot away from the actual design of the device. Under that case could be a beauty.

Full render down below, and give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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Via: @evleaks

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Wireless charger for Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch stops by the FCC

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Thanks to a brand new FCC filing from Motorola, we now know that the Moto 360 will either utilize or support a wireless charger. The FCC filing we are looking at uses the smartwatch, wireless charger, and AC/DC adapter for testing. And what is the wireless charging standard the Moto 360 will use? The Qi wireless charging standard.

We will certainly be hearing more about the Moto 360 and other devices when Android Wear is fully introduced Wednesday at Google I/O.

Source: FCC

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Alleged encased Motorola Moto X+1 press render leaks

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So far we have only seen very sketchy leaks involving the Moto X+1. Now, though, we have a clear pictured of the alleged upcoming Motorola flagship. The image above was posted earlier this evening and shows the handset within a rubber case.

So what are some noteworthy things about this? It certainly seems that front-facing speakers will be utilized, much like HTC, since there is no cutout on this case for speakers on the rear. There are only three cutouts and two of them, not the massive camera slot, are likely for microphones. What is also interesting is the lack of transparent status/notification bars and the same goes for the navigation keys. This is typically what press renders for Google Play Edition devices look like, so is that what this is? We’ll just have to wait and see. Google may be prepping a Google Play Edition of this device and that could be what we’re looking at right now.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

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Moto 360 killer hardware feature revealed: will come with wireless charging

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Generally when devices pass through the FCC they don’t reveal much. Sure we can occasionally get a few dimensions and/or radio bands, but they typically reveal little else. When it comes to an upcoming wireless charger made by Motorola — which made a pit stop by the FCC — the Commission may have revealed a hardware feature Motorola was hoping to keep secret for the Moto 360: Qi wireless charging.

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According to the paperwork uncovered by Liliputing, the Motorola SPN5845A Wireless Charger is designed for use on the Motorola Moto 360, and supports the Wireless Power Consortium protocol (Qi). It’s unclear whether or not any Qi-enabled wireless charger will work with the smartwatch, or if Motorola has designed a charger/dock especially for the 360. Also, we’re hoping a more traditional USB method is also present for those times when a wireless charging pad aren’t accessible.

Update: It appears that this latest finding, while new to us, may have been revealed in an earlier statement from Motorola Program Manager Philip Worth whom allegedly told TechRadar the Moto 360 would come with wireless induction charging. This latest FCC finding now confirms that earlier statement.

We expect to learn more about Motorola’s Moto 360 sometime this week, if not at Google I/O with a formal introduction to Android Wear, than perhaps at a separate event/press release. We’ll keep you posted.

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New Image Of An Encased Moto X+1 Appears

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The rumored upcoming Moto X+1 device has been getting leaked more often as we head into the summer and now we have another leak.

Today, Evleaks posted on Twitter an image of the X+1 in a case. It looks like most of the other leaks we’ve seen, including the most recent video that appeared a few days ago.

What’s curious though is the seemingly odd disappearance of a camera flash. This is an essential part of any phone and it’s curious why Motorola might be dropping it. It could just be the case covering the flash or a bad render (from Motorola, not Evleaks), so it is probably still there.

Motorola Moto X+1, encased – http://t.co/ooca69ISKf pic.twitter.com/IYmmcx1OKt

— @evleaks (@evleaks) June 23, 2014

Google I/O is taking place later this week, but that is a developer conference so the Moto X+1 won’t appear there. And Google is still in the midst of selling Motorola to Lenovo so that also casts doubt.

Based on the leaks, the Moto X+1 looks like an interesting device. With all the rumors and leaks we’ve seen of this device, will you buy one when it’s released?

Source: Evleaks

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Moto 360 Charger Hits FCC, Confirms Qi Wireless Charging

A recent accessory filing at the FCC is giving us details on Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch that weren’t previously made public. According to a listing for a wireless charger that showed up days ago, it certainly would appear to confirm that Motorola will use Qi wireless charging to bring power to the 360. 

The charger is called “wireless charger” throughout the FCC documents, but the dead giveaway is the handful of references to the “Moto 360″ being used to help test it. As you can see below, the test setup included the “wireless charger,” a “smart watch” that is also referred to as a “Moto 360,” and an AC adapter. Actually, the real dead giveaway is the mention in the cover letter that specifically says “This device is a wireless charging device, implementing the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) protocol, and is intended for use with the Moto 360 wrist-worn device.”

The note on this charger implementing the “Wireless Power Consortium” is noteworthy as well, for the simple fact that we are talking about Qi wireless charging. Most of today’s chargers and phones follow this standard, so we can’t help but acknowledge our approval of Motorola’s decision. There is a chance (though it might be small) that you may already have a charger that will work with the Moto 360.

Good news?

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Via:  FCC | Liliputing

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Report: Samsung launching Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

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We’ve known since the initial announcement of Android Wear that Samsung was an Android Wear ecosystem partner, however we haven’t heard any official statements coming from the South Korean company on the matter since. Other OEMs such as Motorola and LG have made their plans known publicly, Motorola with their upcoming Moto 360 and LG with their G Watch.

According to CNET, Samsung is set to launch an Android Wear powered smartwatch next week at Google I/O along with Motorola and LG. CNET’s sources tell us that two models are being developed, one with Samsung’s own processor and one with a Qualcomm processor – only one of the two will be on display in a matter of days.

We know that Samsung was recently pursuing a trademark on the name Galaxy Wear. Additionally, a slightly smaller smartwatch from Samsung recently passed through the FCC bearing the model number SM-R382. According to FCC documents, this smartwatch comes equipped Bluetooth, WiFi, and is 13mm shorter than the Gear 2, which is 37.9mm x 58.8mm in size. This unannounced device could be Samsung’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Wear SM-R382Of course, the above could all be wrong and Samsung could announce some sort of retrofitted Gear 2 running Android Wear instead of Tizen. Thankfully Google IO is just around the corner to set us straight.

Source: CNET / SammyToday

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Sudden arrival of Android 4.4.4 pushes Motorola DROID line (2013) update 3-5 weeks

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Originally, the Motorola DROID line (2013) was set to receive Android 4.4.3 shortly after that version was announced. But due to a security vulnerability that was patched in Android 4.4.4, the company had to wait for the latest version of Android. David Schuster, a member on Motorola’s Software Product Management team, provided the explanation on Google+. Motorola took Android 4.4.4 to work on and it is is now expected that the software update will arrive in about 3-5 weeks.

Hit the break for Schuster’s full post.

Sorry for the delay in giving an update on the 4.4.3 upgrades but I had to wait unit Google announced KitKat 4.4.4 today (I am bound by a NDA). A significant security vulnerability was discovered by OpenSSL (https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt) and is fixed in KitKat 4.4.4. We had to wait until KitKat 4.4.4 became available. Consequently, all of our 4.4.3 upgrades that were in carrier labs worldwide (including the 2013 Droid’s) had to be respun, tested and resubmitted again. This was a significant unplanned effort that we had to undertake. We should be re-entering labs next week and hopefully getting TA (technical approval) in 3 to 5 weeks later depending on the carrier.

Source: +DavidSchuster

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New Motorola boot animation catches the World Cup Fever


motorola boot animationUnless you live under a really big rock, you will be aware that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is currently underway in Brazil. Seeing as this is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, Motorola has decided to give a little themed flair to its boot animation to celebrate soccer all over the world. You can check out the new Motorola boot animation in the video below:

 Owners of the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E should have seen the update from Tuesday this week, but if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to make sure your Motorola Boot Services app is up to date. This isn’t the first time that Motorola has changed the boot animation on its devices; Motorola has also made cool animations to mark April Fool’s Day and also the start of Autumn or Spring, depending on which hemisphere you live in. It’s not game changing, but it’s always nice to see that a manufacturer likes to do the little things to make things a bit different for its users.


What do you think about the new Motorola boot animation? Do you appreciate these little things that Motorola has been doing? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Motorola Blog



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Motorola Droid owners to leapfrog yet another update to KitKat 4.4.4

Motorola is skipping Android KitKat 4.4.3 on Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini smartphones for Android 4.4.4 to take into account an OpenSSL vulnerability. David Schuster took to Google+ to announce that the manufacturer cancelled the release of Android 4.4.3, which consumers have been patiently waiting for, to work on testing and readying the latest version of KitKat. The bad news is the wait will be prolonged, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.



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DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini Updates Another 3-5 Weeks Out Now That 4.4.4 is Available

Shortly after Google released Android 4.4.3 to the world, Motorola updated the Moto X through various carriers to the new build quicker than Google could to some of its own Nexus devices. The same couldn’t be said for the DROID line, though, which includes the MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini. Thankfully, Motorola’s David Schuster gave us an update on the situation, stating that all of those devices would be upgraded to Android 4.4.3 shortly, bypassing the 4.4.2 update they had yet to receive.

And then Google released Android 4.4.4 yesterday with an important security fix. 

So what is the DROID situation now? Well, Schuster took to G+ again last night to talk about the new update. In short, the security fix has indeed pushed the timeline out a bit, but because the security fix is that important, Motorola had to resubmit updates to carriers again for testing. Moto is hoping for technical approval on the new updates within 3 to 5 weeks.

Here is his comment:

Sorry for the delay in giving an update on the 4.4.3 upgrades but I had to wait unit Google announced KitKat 4.4.4 today (I am bound by a NDA). A significant security vulnerability was discovered by OpenSSL (https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt) and is fixed in KitKat 4.4.4. We had to wait until KitKat 4.4.4 became available. Consequently, all of our 4.4.3 upgrades that were in carrier labs worldwide (including the 2013 Droid’s) had to be respun, tested and resubmitted again. This was a significant unplanned effort that we had to undertake. We should be re-entering labs next week and hopefully getting TA (technical approval) in 3 to 5 weeks later depending on the carrier.

I know that isn’t the news DROID owners were hoping to hear, but it is what it is. Security fixes are security fixes and Motorola and Verizon want to make sure their devices are not vulnerable.

Via:  +David Schuster
Cheers Loren!

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Motorola Droid smartphones will directly jump to Android 4.4.4

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The trio of the Motorola Droid smartphones are still awaiting the Android 4.4.3 update. However, with the announcement of Android 4.4.4 just a day ago, Motorola has now decided to cancel those plans and start working on this update instead. This will mean that the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and the Droid Mini will jump directly to Android 4.4.4 from 4.4, which is a good move by the company. However, a company representative suggested that it could take 3-5 weeks to finish this process, which is quite a long time. But on the bright side, users will have the latest version of Android before many other OEM based smartphones.

We’re expecting the likes of the Moto X and the Moto G to get an update sooner as they run relatively stock versions of Android. And part of the reason for the delay in the rollout is the fact that it is controlled by Verizon, which is known for taking its own time as far as updates are concerned.

The reason behind jumping directly to Android 4.4.4 is to fix the vulnerabilities spotted by OpenSSL which haven’t been patched with Android 4.4.3. So it’s a logical move by Motorola and we hope the devices get the update by the end of July.

Source: Google+

Via: Android Central

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Sprint updates Moto X to Android 4.4.3

Sprint is updating its Moto X smartphone from Motorola with the Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system. The Sprint release follows the earlier release of Android 4.4.3 on the T-Mobile and developer unlocked editions of Motorola’s flagship smartphone. According to Sprint, the update will be rolling out in waves, so don’t fret if you don’t see an update notification on your Moto X right away.



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Finalists of Moto 360 watch face design competition revealed

As Motorola tries to catch up to its rivals in terms of wearable technology, their design competition for the watch face of the Moto 360 drew in over 1,300 entries. The 10 finalists were announced on Motorola’s G+ page and now users may +1 their favourite entries until June 24 with the most votes getting the chance to be the design of the brand’s smartwatch.

In keeping with the minimalist but technological feel that Motorola was going for when they announced their call for entries last month, the 10 best chosen from thousands of entries reflected this look. Unlike other wearables like Samsung’s Gear 2 and the upcoming G Watch from LG, the Moto 360 has stuck to the classic round face design found in most watches.

However, looking at the finalists, as sleek and as modern as they look, it seems like the entrants were designing for a watch rather than a smartwatch. There wasn’t much room for notifications or even a spot where you can read short emails and social media posts from friends. Among the 10, there was only one who added a special feature to their design, which is actually a compass, something you can already find in ordinary watches.

Motorola, looking to bank on the crowdsourcing kick that brands have these days, will be looking at the winning design to see if it is actually feasible to make it the actual design of the Moto 360 or to just draw inspiration from it. They are looking for a beautiful design that will also function well given the features that users are asking for from smart watches. Voters can head over to the G+ page and +1 the design that they think best fits this criteria.

SOURCE: Motorola

Here are the 10 finalists

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Here are the 10 finalist designs for Motorola’s Moto 360 watch face contest

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The Moto 360 is shaping up to be one beautiful smart watch and Motorola is sure to want beautiful watch faces to go along with them. In case you weren’t aware Motorola recently started a contest for people to submit custom watch face designs for a chance to win prize money and / or a Moto 360 smart watch.

Well, they’ve revealed the 10 finalist designs that will square off for first place. Many of these designs might be featured in the final roster for the smart watch’s launch, though only the winning design is guaranteed a spot. Let’s take a look at the full roster of finalists.

Watch #1 - Tyler Allicock

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Watch #2 - Paul Stringer

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A car speedometer style watch face with the Hours on the outside and Minutes and Seconds on the inside. When the Second hand gets to the end it flys back to the beginning (very much like a tachometer). The Minute and Hour hands also do this when reach the end of their respective gauges. It also includes the AM/PM Indicator, Time in a digital format and then date.

Watch #3 - Jason Wang

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A last minute revision of my previous submission, because it’s just so much fun brainstorming! Same ideas as before: themed, but only subtlety so; analog fun, but still purely digital. Again, the face bears a passing resemblance to an old radar, but only in aesthetic, as functionally it’s very distinct. The smaller arc on top represents the hour, and the larger arc below represents the minute. As arcs, they can be read easily at a glance from any angle. A second hand sweeps over them.

Watch #4 - Jose Azua

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Watch #5 - Pawel Hanusowski

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Radio like readout for the Month and Date accompanied by some red accents. #moto360 #moto #motorola #design #moto360designface-off

Watch #6 – Will Rodriguez

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This disc design concept takes a modern approach to showing the time. Minutes are shown through the larger disc in the background (which can be color customized) and the hour is shown through the foreground disc. It also displays notification icons for sms, email and health alerts as well as a basic weather widget. #moto360

Watch #7 – Dave McCarthy

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A scarcity nowdays, very few manufacturers have seemed to get the smart-watch design quite right. With the Moto360, Motorola decided to take a very classy, and minimalistic approach, so I decided to do the same. Keeping it feeling truly like a watch, the only things on it are the time, date, and a battery indicator. Hope you all like it! #Moto360

Watch #8 – David Pascual

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Displays calendar events, allows for user defined notification widgets, and provides status information for basic watch functions (charging, alarm, bluetooth, and wifi connection.)

Watch #9 – Aramis Negron

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Simple, new and easy to read. Strongly believe that each widget should have the entire canvas to portray its information.

Watch #10 - Layton Diament

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My “Vanishing Hour” watch face concept. As the minute hand makes its way around, the hour is dimmed while revealing the minute marks.

Want to vote on any of them yourself? Head to Google+ here and simply +1 the one you like the most. Don’t forget to circle back here and let us know which one caught your fancy by leaving a comment below.

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Motorola announces 10 finalists for Moto 360 face design competition

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The top 10 submissions for the Moto 360 face design competition have been selected from over 1300 submissions. Anyone can now vote on their favorite design by simply opening the photo gallery from the Motorola post on Google+ and pressing +1 on their favorite.

The competition was announced almost a month ago, along with Motorola confirming an average retail price of $249. Hit the break to see the top 10 submissions, and hit the source link to vote!

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Motorola celebrates World Cup with boot animation update

International brands are making it a point to incorporate football-themed goodies in their marketing and promotional efforts as the world’s biggest football sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off in Brazil last week. Even if the brand is not an official sponsor, footie fans get a kick out of seeing anything football-related and spread these pics or videos or apps on social media. Motorola gets in on the World Cup action with their newest boot animation.

For those not familiar, boot animation are those short, sometimes fun animated things you see on your mobile phones whenever you restart or turn on your device. Motorola has been developing a reputation of coming up with fun, interesting and timely Boot Services updates to reflect what is in the zeitgeist.

Their World Cup version is 9 seconds of happiness for football fans, as it shows a ball going round the earth, with different kinds of football pitches all over the world: a dry field somewhere in the arid desert; a lush, green pitch with its pristine grounds; a hard court somewhere in the suburbs; and a pitch surrounded by a coastline and tropical trees (which actually looks like host country Brazil).

Last April Fools’ Day, Motorola released a 192-frame stop-animation featuring appearances by such “mythological” creatures like the Yeti, a UFO and the Loch Ness monster to celebrate the day of jokes and pranks. They also showed a behind-the-scenes look on how they created the boot animation, starting from the sketches, building a set to shoot the stop animation and its 192 frames. Let’s wait and see if there will be a behind-the-scenes video as well for this World Cup edition.

VIA: Droid Life

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Motorola Announces The 10 Moto 360 Design Face-Off Finalists – Cast Your Vote Now

google-plusAfter over 1300 Face-Off contest submissions, Motorola has chosen its 10 favorites Moto 360 face designs to go on to final voting. You can cast your vote(s) now for the design you want to see as an option on the Moto 360 when it comes out later this year. The images run the gamut from clean and simple, to rather complex for a smart watch.

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There are a few I’d definitely be down with having on my wrist, but I have to wonder why Moto would pick some of them.

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Motorola Announces Top 10 Moto 360 Design Finalists, Here They Are!

A few weeks back, Motorola launched a contest that asked developers and designers to put together designs for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. The idea was to have as many people as possible submit designs, then cut the field down to 10 which would be voted on by you and I to declare a winner. That winner would receive a free Moto 360. Today, the field was cut down to the 10 finalists. 

Early on in the contest, we picked 12 of our favorites and highlighted them, but unfortunately, none of them made the cut. As sad as we find that, the finalists are all still great designs.

We included all 10 below, which you now need to vote on. Voting closes on June 24.

Here are the top 10:

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Vote for your favorite here, by pressing the +1 button.

Via:  +Motorola
Cheers ckeegan!

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Motorola adds a new boot animation to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Motorola has just updated its boot animation from the Moto devices with a new FIFA World Cup theme. The company usually updates the boot animation for its new range of Moto devices, including the likes of the Moto X, Moto G and others at regular intervals to keep things interesting. The update will be made to the Motorola Boot Services app as always and you should see a notification pop up on your device anytime soon.

We’re guessing this is only a temporary change until the World Cup is over, so you should be able to see the standard boot screen animation after the event is finished. If you haven’t received the update yet, make sure you check manually through the Play Store page in the link below.

The World Cup fever has caught on around the globe and it’s good to see Motorola cashing in on that buzz. The update to the boot animation doesn’t strike as a major change to the users as this is only seen during device reboots, but it’s a nice little gesture from Motorola nevertheless.

Source: MotorolaPlay Store

Via: Droid-Life

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Moto Maker for Moto X hitting Germany on July 1st

After way too much time as a US-only exclusive and with the phone it pimps to the extreme already starting to show its age, Motorola’s finally ready to launch the Moto Maker customisation service for the Moto X in Europe.

According to Motorola Germany, the case modding service will launch exclusively for those who buy a phone through Phone House in the country. Phone House is the German wing of Carphone Warehouse, so here’s hoping CPW picks up the deal and launches the custom phone option here in the UK too.

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This could be the answer to the tricky “eccentric summer phone” problem we currently face. As long as it’s cheap.

Link via Androidsis.

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Motorola Updates Boot Services App With New Boot Animation For The World Cup (Video)

2014-06-17 17_41_50-01_intro.mp4 - VLC media playerMotorola’s newer phones have a lot of little touches that improve the overall experience, one of which is the boot services app. Sounds boring, right? Well, it is most of the time. The exception being days like today when Motorola uses boot services to push out a new boot animation. This time it’s got a World Cup theme.

So there you have it – that’s what you’ll see when booting up a Moto X, Moto E, or Moto G for the next few weeks.

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Motorola may finally roll out Moto Maker to European markets

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Although the Motorola Moto X has been out for a while and the Moto X+1 appears to be only a few months away, European consumers may be on the verge of getting some good news if they are still interested in the Moto X. German retailer Phone House has put up a product page for customizable Moto X devices via Moto Maker. To get started, potential buyers will need a code that Phone House indicates will be available starting July 1st. Apparently the codes can be obtained from a Phone House physical retail location.

There is no information regarding other German retailers that will offer the Moto Maker option for Moto X buyers. When initially released in the U.S., the Moto Maker option was an exclusive to AT&T for an initial period, so a similar strategy may be used in these foreign markets. We also do not know whether other countries will be able to eventually access Moto Maker, but this could be a good sign that at least some European countries will have the option available. This move could also be the start of an effort to lay the groundwork to have Moto Maker available for the Moto X+1 in more countries from the announcement date.

source: Phone House
via: Android Authority

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Moto G with LTE now available through Motorola

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In need of the Moto G with LTE? Motorola has the device through its own website. For $179, you get an impressive budget smartphone with a 4G LTE connection. It is available with 8GB of internal storage, but luckily the 4G variant comes with a microSD card slot to raise that by an additional 32GB. The device costs $219 and comes with a black or white front panel.

Source: Motorola

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Moto G 4G LTE now available from Motorola and Amazon

Holding out for a budget-friendly smartphone with LTE capabilities? Well, hold out no more as Motorola‘s admittedly impressive Moto G smartphone with 4G support is now up for purchase and you can get it either from Motorola directly or via Amazon.

Motorola acknowledged the existence of the 4G LTE variant of the Moto G in May, but naturally it wasn’t made available on the same day. Fast forward a month and a few days and the device has finally landed on Motorola’s online shelf, as well as Amazon’s catalog. There are no surprises lurking inside and you are really getting what you pay for, that is to say the Moto G with just a pinch of 4G.

Of course, the price has been bumped up a notch. Both Motorola and Amazon sell it at the same $219 price tag, though the retailer appends a $0.99. In terms of options, buyers will find themselves quite limited compared to the plain 3G version. There is only one storage configuration available, maxed at 8 GB, and the device will be compatible only with US GSM networks. Of course, these are unlocked smartphones so you can use them with any GSM-compatible carrier you wish. However, Motorola is offering a white color option for the device, whereas there is only Black for the plain Moto G. Amazon, however, seems to only be carrying the black variant.

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As for the rest of the specs, you get exactly the same stuff that you might have found favorable, or not, with the Moto G. This includes the 720p 4.5-inch screen, the 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, the 1 GB of RAM, the 5 megapixel rear camera, and the 2070 mAh battery. Mediocre hardware perhaps, but, as you can remember from our in-depth review, worth every dollar you pay for.

SOURCE: Moto G 4G LTE (Motorola), (Amazon)

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Moto G 4G now available for purchase through Motorola site

If you’ve been waiting for the Moto G 4G to arrive on the Motorola site, today is your lucky day. The Moto G 4G LTE has now landed on the Motorola website and is available for direct purchase for only $219 in either white or black.



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LTE Moto G now available for purchase via Motorola for $219

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The 4G LTE variant of the Motorola Moto G is now available for purchase directly through the company website. The smartphone has long been expected to arrive since it was officially announced last month alongside the Moto E. The handset costs $219 and is currently in stock with the option to get a variety of shells and covers directly from the product page.

The Moto G is Motorola’s most successful smartphone in terms of sales, so the company will hope to see better results with the affordable 4G LTE option now available for the customers in the U.S. This model comes with a microSD card slot inside as well, so customers can add cards of up to 32GB coupled with the 8GB of storage that is supplied on board. Motorola initially announced a 16GB model of the LTE Moto G as well, but that’s currently not listed on the website.

To refresh your memory, the smartphone carries a 4.5 inch 720p display, a quad core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, a 2,070 mAh battery and Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

So who’s interested?

Source: Motorola

 

Via: 9to5Google

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Image and alleged specs sheet of the Moto X+1 leaks out

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The Moto X+1 has made sparing appearances in leaks over the course of the months, but this new revelation gives us a better idea of Motorola’s upcoming handset. We’re not getting a full look of the smartphone, but enough to tell us that it will have slightly rounded edges compared to the Moto X.

The specs sheet accessed along with the smartphone reveals that the Moto X+1 will come with a 1080p AMOLED display of unknown size, 16, 32 and 64GB storage options with a microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM and possibly the latest version of Android. There seems to be some uncertainty over the camera at the moment and Motorola is believed to be testing two different sensors. The chipset used will most likely be the Snapdragon 801, but we won’t be surprised to see a custom made chip like the Motorola X8 from the Moto X.

With the company now under Lenovo, it is likely that the Moto X+1 will be more of a global product. This is good news for the customers around the world as the Moto X remained an exclusive in the U.S. for quite a while which impacted the company’s bottom line to a great extent. We hope to get more information on Motorola’s new flagship in the coming weeks.

Source: TK Tech News

Via: Talk Android

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