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Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

When Google announced Android Wear back in March, HTC was named as one of the OEMs who would be producing hardware for Android Wear when it was made public. They even teased a watch in a behind-the-scenes video (which they later denied was the watch), but apparently, they’ve decided to pull out of launching an Android Wear watch. According to Pocket Lint, sources familiar with the matter have advised that HTC has abandoned plans for a smartwatch, at least for the time being. According to the source, rising costs and the popularity of Android Wear watches like the Moto 360,[Read More...]

by 9:31 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, Rumours
Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

After teasing us earlier this week, Aussie developer Chris Lacy has this morning released his latest app – Home Tube, a third-party YouTube player designed specifically for use by kids. Chris has a child himself and after letting his child use his Android devices, he found his YouTube suggestions being a little skewed by the choices his child was making – that is unless he’s developed a love for Dora the Explorer repeats. So, Chris created Home Tube, it’s a YouTube player, as well as a Launcher that you can set and then hand off to your child, safe in[Read More...]

by 9:17 AM on September 6, 2014 0 comments Apps
Motorola advise the Moto 360 has sold out

Motorola advise the Moto 360 has sold out

With the launch of the Moto 360 yesterday, a number of people haven’t let the US only availability stop them, ordering the Moto 360 from Motorola or other sources overnight. But, it seems the stock is in limited supply with Motorola advising that their stocks are now depleted. Unfortunately Moto 360 is sold out on http://t.co/5EZh0UFqjq. Availability may be limited for a while. Get updates: http://t.co/P8bflJKXCj — Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) September 5, 2014 Motorola advise you to keep checking their product page to see if stock has been replenished. There’s also a ‘Notify Me’ button on the website to let[Read More...]

by 8:59 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer
Google outlines new updates for Android Wear coming to devices soon

Google outlines new updates for Android Wear coming to devices soon

Google kicked off the Android Wear launch at Google I/O, announcing the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch as the first pieces of hardware running their wearable version of the OS. Since that initial launch we’ve seen a couple of small updates to the devices, but over night, Google has outlined some upcoming updates which will be headed out to all Android Wear devices, both current and future. The updates include a couple of features which Sony outlined in the release of their Android Wear running SmartWatch 3 at IFA, namely that they will be bringing GPS Support and[Read More...]

by 8:47 AM on September 6, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Want to order a Moto 360 tonight from Motorola.com and ship it to Australia? Here’s how!

Want to order a Moto 360 tonight from Motorola.com and ship it to Australia? Here’s how!

The Moto 360 is here. Well, it’s there – if by “there” you mean “the US”. If you can’t wait any longer for the it to arrive in Australia later this year, then you’re probably going to be looking to import your Moto 360 from the US. Motorola’s hot new smartwatch goes on sale in the US at around 2.00am AEST from Motorola.com. It’ll also be available from Google Play and Best Buy’s website in the US, but they’re not much use to us – it can be a pain to access the US Google Play site, and Best Buy[Read More...]

by and 10:07 PM on September 5, 2014 13 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, News
Motorola announce the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro accesories

Motorola announce the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro accesories

Motorola has had a pretty big day, launching three major new products, the new Moto X and Moto G, as well as their long awaited entry into Android Wear, the Moto 360. But that’s not all, as teased on their press invite, they also had an accessory to share with everyone – the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro. The Moto Hint leaked earlier today and is a discreet wireless earbud, which connects via Bluetooth to your handset. The Moto Hint allows you to use the voice controls on your Motorola phone, as long as it’s within range of[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on September 5, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Motorola announce the new Moto G – coming to Australia this month

Motorola announce the new Moto G – coming to Australia this month

Alongside the new Moto X and Moto 360, Motorola has also announced the new Moto G – again, the rumoured Moto G2 name was incorrect – with Motorola promising a heap great features, including front-facing stereo sound on a 5″ HD Display. The new Moto G is promising all day battery life, along with the latest Android OS (which we presume will be updated as regularly as the original). The new Moto G will have a range of colourful new shells to clip to the back to personalise your phone and with a quad-core processor it should be just as[Read More...]

by 5:01 PM on September 5, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola announce the new Moto X with 5.2” AMOLED 1080p display – coming to Australia later this year

Motorola announce the new Moto X with 5.2” AMOLED 1080p display – coming to Australia later this year

Motorola has just announced the all new Moto X. Instead of carrying the much rumoured Moto X+1 name, Motorola have instead simply called the phone the new Moto X. With the tag line: ‘The new Moto X: Pure style. Pure performance’, Motorola will have a lot to live up to, but their previous efforts with the Moto line, have shown they can deliver performance. Syle wise, the new Moto X will have a curved metal frame body with an upsized screen carrying a FullHD resolution, at 5.2″ and 1080P, it’s going to attract some criticism from fans of the original[Read More...]

by 4:53 PM on September 5, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Moto 360 launches today in the US, later this year in Australia

Moto 360 launches today in the US, later this year in Australia

With Motorola’s product launch underway, we’ve finally got official launch information for the device. The Moto 360 will be available in three models: light stainless steel with a gray or stone leather band or dark stainless steel with a black leather band. Price is US $249, available at Google Play, Motorola.com or Best Buy. If you’re disappointed that the metal band hasn’t made the cut, don’t despair – Android Central reports that a metal band will be included with a new model priced at $299 later in the year. You’ll also be able to buy it separately. The question of[Read More...]

by 4:24 PM on September 5, 2014 13 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Motorola.com updates with new products, a Moto 360 mini site including specs … and a Flying High gag

Motorola.com updates with new products, a Moto 360 mini site including specs … and a Flying High gag

It’s starting – as Motorola‘s product launch looms ever closer, Motorola.com is transforming and adding the new products. Check out the pages for the new Moto X, new Moto G and the company’s new Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece. There’s also a Moto 360 Mini-site. Pricing? Well, the new Moto G has a price tag of US $179.99 and looks like it’ll be available in the next few hours. The Moto Hint has $149.99 price tag and a “coming soon” tag and the new Moto X only has a cryptic “Coming soon” tag. The Moto 360 seems to be going on[Read More...]

by 4:05 PM on September 5, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Motorola promotional videos for Moto 360 and Moto Hint appear online

Motorola promotional videos for Moto 360 and Moto Hint appear online

As we continue to wait for official information about the launch of the Motorola‘s Moto 360, there’s some new promotional videos doing the rounds asking you to “Choose Moto 360″ and “Choose Moto Hint”. First, the Moto 360. The video – below – does a neat 360-degree pan around a setting showing the evolution of the Moto 360 from design through manufacturing. It’s a simplified view, sure – but it’s good enough for consumers and it gets the message across. The main takeaways from the video are the scratch resistant glass and genuine leather band. Nothing new there, but it’s[Read More...]

by 3:31 PM on September 5, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Motorola Moto X+1 and Moto G2 appear on German retailer site, specs listed

Motorola Moto X+1 and Moto G2 appear on German retailer site, specs listed

It’s not long before the official Motorola announcements, but the leaks are coming quickly now. The Moto X+1 and Moto G2 have now appeared on the website of Media Markt, a German retailer. Media Markt helpfully listed the full specs of both devices, so here they are: Moto X (2nd Generation) What’s interesting here is the new Moto X is referred to as Moto X (2nd generation). We’ll have to wait and see what the official name is, but we’re hoping that Motorola thought better of the rumoured “X+1″ moniker. OS: Android ™ 4.4.4, Kitkat® CPU: 2.5 GHz Snapdragon Qualcomm®[Read More...]

by 11:25 AM on September 5, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola Moto G2 video and photos leak ahead of official announcement

Motorola Moto G2 video and photos leak ahead of official announcement

Motorola is set to reveal a new line of products later today at a private event in Chicago. Before that event though, Brazilian retailer Lojas Colombo prematurely posted (and quickly pulled) a YouTube video showing off the new Moto G or Moto G2. From the video, the Moto G2 looks a lot like the original Moto G and the description from the video page was captured – and poorly translated – as follows: The G2 Moto DTV Colors is the new smartphone from Motorola that came to complete your day to day, with technology, ease and style. With Quad-Core Processor[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on September 5, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones