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Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon. Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 25, 2014 57 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto 360 is receiving an OTA update

Motorola Moto 360 is receiving an OTA update

We won’t see the Moto 360 officially in Australia till at least next month, but we’re aware of a number of ways to get your hands on it already, so for those of you lucky enough to have one on hand (or wrist as it were) you can expect to see an OTA update hitting your watch in the near future. The update bumps the build number from KGW42N to KGW42R and is nothing too earth shattering according to Motorola, who have listed the changelog for the update on their forums : Bluetooth connectivity – Improved Bluetooth connectivity between the[Read More...]

by 9:16 AM on September 25, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola is hosting media briefings today in Sydney to show off its latest products – the Moto X and Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The products need no introduction, but the interesting items to come from today’s event is the launch window. Motorola told us earlier this year that they learned their lesson from the US-only launch of the Moto X in 2013, and that seems to be the case. The company wouldn’t put an exact time frame on the launch — nor, disappointingly, a price — but it’s good to see the company turn its eye to the Australian[Read More...]

by 10:57 AM on September 23, 2014 26 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

I dropped into my local Officeworks this morning on the way to work to see if they had any stock of the new Moto G or “Moto G2” as they are calling it. I found a dummy version on display with a price tag of $299 which is well above The Good Guys price of $268 plus delivery. I asked a store assistant if they had any in stock and whether they price match with The Good Guys. He checked The Good Guys website and came back and he said they could price match plus 5% discount as per their[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on September 22, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Sale
Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

While the display on the Moto 360 isn’t an AMOLED, and thus isn’t susceptible to the most egregious of screen issues — image burn-in, the LCD display does appear to be susceptible to an image persistence issue which typically arises after the watch has been on charge for a while. As you can see in the image shown above, while the settings screen is being displayed, there’s still a residual, ghosting image of the charging display. Unlike an AMOLED, which can burn an image into the display if a static image is displayed for too long, the persistence issue on an[Read More...]

by 1:18 PM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

It wasn’t easy (or cheap) but I’ve finally got my hands on a Moto 360. After being disappointed by Motorola.com at 2am on 6 September and failing with Google Play and Best Buy, my last option was to pay the premium and get one on the US eBay site – and I went there because prices were inflated to $500+ on the International site with overseas shipping. I bought with domestic shipping and had it delivered to my ComGateway address. I paid AU $40 for Express shipping from ComGateway to Sydney. After watching my shipment tracker all week, my Moto[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on September 20, 2014 17 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

The new Moto X is a much sought after item, it’s now on-sale in the US, but when international sales will begin is the next question. As a sign that the launch could be sooner rather than later, you can now check out the website for the new Moto X on the Motorola Australia website. It’s live right now, sort of, with the page not listed from the front-end but is definitely available if you know the right URL – which we do. You can check out the Motorola Australia new Moto X webpage here. It’s essentially a reproduction of[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on September 19, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Expansys has Moto 360 available today for $375

Expansys has Moto 360 available today for $375

If you’re kind of taken by the Moto 360, and a little frustrated that you can’t get one in Australia directly through the Play Store or from Motorola, you’ve got a few choices. You could try and order online and use a freight forwarder to get your watch to Australia. You’re looking at around $280 AUD, plus whatever your freight charges come to. You could potentially get the Moto 360 to Australia for around $340 I guess, but there’s a bit of mucking around involved, and it won’t be particularly quick. Expansys however have the Moto 360 in stock, with a[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on September 19, 2014 18 comments Android Wear, Deal
Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

It looks like Harvey Norman have finally jumped on board with the popularity of Motorola as they have just listed the Moto G 4G on their website alongside the budget friendly Moto E. The prices are similar to other retailers where the Moto G 4G will set you back $296 and the Moto E (available in white or licorice) will cost you $177. There’s no sign of the new Moto G yet, but who knows, maybe they are getting ready for a shipment along with the Moto 360 and the new Moto X? If you want to know a bit more a[Read More...]

by 7:41 AM on September 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

The launch of the new Moto G was hotly anticipated and it’s finally been released, with stores in Australia beginning to see stock showing up on docks and onto shelves. So far we’ve seen the GoodGuys begin selling the phone, but our sources tell us that Officeworks are now receiving stock and beginning sales. The phone is selling for $299 at Officeworks stores, but there’s no sign of it on the website as yet – but that’s surely only a matter of time. It’s a slightly higher price than we saw from TheGoodGuys online store during the eBay sale, but[Read More...]

by 6:30 PM on September 18, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

The reach of Motorola is extending, with new retailers adding their phones to their range as time goes by, this time with discount department store Big W adding the budget price Moto E to their range. The phone is available in-stores as of the current catalogue, which begins tomorrow, Thursday 18th of September. The phone will sell for $174 in-store and presumably online, although there’s currently no listing for Motorola products on the Big W e-store. The phone is obviously a fairly decent buy, with Motorola delivering software updates to their phone almost as quickly as Google can deliver them.[Read More...]

by 9:33 AM on September 17, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery

Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery

With the launch of the new Moto G, it looks like retailers are beginning to drop their prices on the original. First cab off the rank is Kogan, who have begun offering the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE (XT1039) for $229 plus delivery. At this price, Kogan is undercutting the Good Guys by a good $70, making it an absolute steal. We recently took a look at the Moto G 4G and found it to be just as good as the original, but with the added bonus of having 4G along for the ride. It’s definitely a great deal,[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on September 14, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale