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Motorola talks Moto 360

Motorola talks Moto 360

This morning, Jim Wicks, head of Motorola Consumer Experience Design sat down with Barbara Liss from Motorola’s Social Media team for a Google+ hangout. It wasn’t smooth sailing, it was 25 minutes late (perhaps Moto 360 had the wrong time set?) but they eventually got down to brass tacks and talked about the design. To start with, Jim spoke about the circular shape of the Moto 360. He described the history of time pieces as part of the decision to go circular rather than the square or rectangular route that a number of companies entering the smartwatch field tend to[Read More...]

by 6:15 AM on March 20, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

As teased by Sundar Pichai at SXSW, Google has today announced their plans for wearables by announcing Android Wear. Android Wear is a about bringing Android to wearables and getting information to you. As expected it’s heavily focused on Google Now and it will be used by a pretty vast array of partners from the Open Handset Alliance(OHA). To start with Google and their partners will be concentrating Android Wear on the most common wearable in the consumer market at this stage – Watches. There’s four major focuses with Android Wear – Information, answers, health and fitness and syncing in[Read More...]

by 7:04 AM on March 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Motorola officially announces the Moto X for Australia, starting at $549

Motorola officially announces the Moto X for Australia, starting at $549

It’s finally happening – Motorola announced this morning that it’s bringing the Moto X to Australia. The device has appeared on the Australian Motorola site, although it’s listed as coming soon. If you can’t remember the phone that caused such a stir in 2013, you get 16GB of internal storage behind the device’s 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, with a customised 1.7GHz Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait CPU, 2GB RAM and a 2200 mAh battery. There’s a 10MP rear camera and 2MP front, and it’s running the latest version of Android (KitKat 4.4.2) out of the box. The phone will offer[Read More...]

by 12:34 PM on March 17, 2014 37 comments Phones
Motorola Moto X coming to Telechoice in Black or White for $599

Motorola Moto X coming to Telechoice in Black or White for $599

At Mobile World Congress, during a Q&A Session on Twitter, Motorola announced that they would finally be releasing their higher end phone the Moto X in Australia. The first sign of the phone arriving here has come in the form of a tip that Telechoice will begin carrying the Moto X in their stores. Motorola Australia has so far declined to comment further on the announcement of the Moto X arriving locally, but the tip we’ve received says that Telechoice will begin selling the Moto X for $599. Unfortunately, there’s currently no release date for the phone, but we believe[Read More...]

by 10:18 AM on March 8, 2014 9 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola’s Touchless Control and Migrate apps updated for certain devices

Motorola’s Touchless Control and Migrate apps updated for certain devices

Part of the appeal of the new software on Motorola is the Touchless controls, and Motorola has just pushed out an update which brings some interesting new options to this feature. The new features are mainly around the talk to action mode, in which users ask ‘what’s up?’ to have their notifications read to them. Although, if you’re not quite wanting that term, you can use the more generic phrase ‘read notifications’ instead. The update also brings additional language support for English, Italian and Spanish to the Touchless App control, with additional languages being looked at for future releases. The[Read More...]

by 12:28 PM on March 7, 2014 1 comment Apps, Manufacturer, Phones
Moto X to launch in Australia – Moto Maker service could extend internationally starting in the UK

Moto X to launch in Australia – Moto Maker service could extend internationally starting in the UK

The Moto X was a subject of much contention when it launched as a US/American exclusive, but it’s slowly rolled out to other markets of late beginning in the UK at the start of this month. Now it seems that Australia may be getting the phone, along with our friends over in India. At the Motorola event at Mobile World Congress, Motorola took to Twitter to answer some questions put to them from Motorola fans around the world and one of them asked this very important question, which Motorola answered : https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/438401118687604736 There’s no mention of when, how much the[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on February 26, 2014 18 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

It has been a few weeks since we brought you retailer round-up and we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials available this week from the bricks and motor retailers around Australia. Coles Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Woolworths LG Optimus L3+ Telstra Pre-Paid – $34.50 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Quad Core Android Tablet 16GB – $199 – Available Saturday 22 Feb until sold-out Bauhn 5″ Quad Core Android Smartphone 8GB – $249 – Available Saturday 22[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on February 21, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Google announces Project Tango – a mobile platform to map your world

Google announces Project Tango – a mobile platform to map your world

Google is one of the major players in mapping and learning about the physical world and has just announced Project Tango – a project born of the Advanced Technology and Projects group from Motorola – that’s aimed at learning more about the world around you. Google sees the project as an opportunity to expand the concept of location based directions and sees the opportunity to enhance those directions from giving street level directions to possibly giving directions to something within a room, in a building, or even further, using it to build games to the extent of an enhanced Ingress[Read More...]

by 8:11 AM on February 21, 2014 1 comment Phones
Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

The Moto G is an extremely popular mid-range spec phone at a low end cost, selling steadily through a number of sources in Australia. With the recent OTA update that pushed out for Android 4.4.2 there’s a large number of users reporting that their speakerphone is now barely louder than the normal phone mode. I purchased a Moto G for my beautiful wife not very long ago and she is one of the users who has suffered this issue. Of course, there’s plenty of people who have their opinion on how it could be fixed: Factory Reset Reboot the phone[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on February 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Welcome to episode 101 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Geoff and Dan took a look at the latest news from the Android world. Topics: Motorola purchased by Lenovo for $2.91b Google opens Chromecast SDK up to all developers Pebble App Store now live, just not for Android (but it’s OK because it’s now in beta?) HTC Rumours: M8 on-screen buttons, Late March launch in NYC Samsung Rumours: Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Congress may see Galaxy S5 launch Red Nexus 5 Rumours: Heading to Google Play on Feb 5 (hey, that rumour turned out to be true!) Listen[Read More...]

by 11:40 PM on February 6, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Nest team to become Google’s new Core Hardware Group

Nest team to become Google’s new Core Hardware Group

Google has confirmed that the Nest team will stay pretty much in tact and will now be part of a new division called the Core Hardware Group, for which Google has high hopes and plans for. The new division will still work on hardware devices, but not necessarily thermostats or smoke detectors which we saw at this year’s CES. Google have stated that they would like Nest CEO and founder Tony Fadell and his team to work on gadgets that make more sense for the company. There is speculation that the team maybe working on a phone or a tablet,[Read More...]

by 10:08 AM on February 2, 2014 1 comment News
Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

As the dust settles from yesterday’s sudden announcement that Lenovo will purchase Motorola from Google for close to US$3 billion, it seems that not all parts of Motorola will be making the move over to Lenovo. In a conference call overnight, Lenovo confirmed that the Advanced Technology and Projects Group – currently under the stewardship of former DARPA director Regina Dugan – will not be included within the sale of Motorola. Instead, this group will be making the move from Motorola’s Sunnyvale HQ to Google’s Mountain View complex and will be integrated with Google’s Android team. The team will report[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on January 31, 2014 4 comments News
Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google has just announced their Q4 results for 2013, and after the announcement yesterday of the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, the focus is on the losses that Motorola has continued to accrue despite having a pair of great smartphones released. Larry Page, CEO of Google said We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google’s standalone revenue was up 22% year on year, at $15.7 billion. We made great progress across a wide range of product improvements and business goals. I’m also very excited about improving people’s lives even more with continued hard work on our[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on January 31, 2014 0 comments News