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Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Reader Poll: Round Android Wear watches – LG G Watch R or Motorola Moto 360?

Last time we checked in on which Android Wear watch you were looking at , the Moto 360 with it’s round face design and traditional timepiece-like looks easily ran away with the votes. 65% of you said you were waiting for Motorola’s watch to be released before pulling the trigger on Android Wear, telling us it was either the circular design or the more traditional style you wanted. After today’s announcement of the LG G Watch R, we thought we’d re-visit the poll and see whether your feelings towards the Moto 360 are changing — from our chats amongst the[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on August 28, 2014 24 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango begins taking pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360

Yatango, the company who just purchased electronics importer Mobicity, has just begun offering pre-orders for the Motorola Moto 360, in anticipation of a launch in the first couple of weeks of September. The product page is essentially a place-holder – they advise that information is based on rumours in their Overview of the watch – but you can actually pre-order the watch. The Moto 360 is available to pre-order from Yatango in either Black or Silver, with a price premium being placed on the Silver version. The Black version will cost $344.95 while the Silver is slightly more expensive at[Read More...]

by 3:58 PM on August 28, 2014 4 comments Android Wear
Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Canalys has reported that shipments of smart wearable devices have soared by 640% in the last year, in part thanks to our new obsession with this new category of devices. The report, which shows that Fitbit and Jawbone are clearly leading the pack in the health and lifestyle category, states that Samsung has become the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market in the first half of 2014 with the release of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit helping them to cement their position. The report also notes that Samsung released its fifth smart wearable in[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch
Moto G2 gets a new leak ahead of September 4th announcement

Moto G2 gets a new leak ahead of September 4th announcement

The sequel to the most successful Android phone ever released by Motorola – the Moto G – is expected to come at the event announced for September 4th in Chicago, but the phone just doesn’t want to stay under wraps showing up today in a series of leaks which show off the phone and new coloured rear shells. It’s a series of 8 photos on the Hellomotohk Facebook page, the Moto G2 is shown off with an upsized screen which HellomotoHK claim has been updated to 5¨, confirming our information about the phone. Also shown off is the dual-SIM card[Read More...]

by 3:18 AM on August 27, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Rumour: Nexus X appears in Antutu

Rumour: Nexus X appears in Antutu

A Motorola built Nexus phone has been on the wishlist of most Android fans for many years, the closest we’ve gotten so far was the Motorola ¨Droid¨ or Milestone as it was known outside the US, which launched Android 2.0, which was quickly updated to 2.1 – and the Motorola Xoom, which launched Android’s first true foray into tablets. The rumour of a Nexus X, has come to the fore in the last few days thanks to TK TechNews – a leaker who has received backing from famed former internet leaker Evan Blass, the man behind @evleaks. We’ve seen a[Read More...]

by 11:07 PM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours
Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Nexus release time means you have to carry a large grain of salt at all times, so with that in mind, here we go. Leaker @TKTechNews, famous for initially leaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, is reporting this morning that the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone will be called the Nexus X – model # XT1100. TK has provided the above screenshot from the website Fnac, an international entertainment retailer, which he’s using for proof of this assertion. A search of the Fnac website, brings up no results for Nexus X or XT1100 – meaning that the page was either pulled,[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on August 25, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Brazilian site Livraria Logos are at it again. They leaked the Moto E press renders early, they also have had a go leaking the specs for the Moto X+1 previously and today, they’ve done it again, adding some details on a new custom rear shell material: Leather. Droid-life have found the listings – again removed quickly – which previously appeared, but with a smaller spec listing and the new materials listed. The Leather or back-plate ‘couro’ as it’s listed on the site in Portugese, will join Wood, well Bamboo according to the ‘bambu’ description, as well as – we assume[Read More...]

by 6:45 AM on August 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
One last blast -Moto X+1 press renders a retirement gift from @evleaks

One last blast -Moto X+1 press renders a retirement gift from @evleaks

We all know Evan Blass has retired from the leaks game, but as one last hurrah, he’s thrown out a retirement gift, press renders of the Moto X+1 for Verizon. With a launch expected to be only weeks away, the PR department at Motorola and various carriers in the US are ramping up for it, creating press renders, and it’s only natural that at least one will leak. Here we see the Moto X+1, with its large front-facing speakers and a wooden back plate. The picture also shows off an overly large ring around a massive camera lens, as well[Read More...]

by 8:05 AM on August 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 120 – the Motocast

Ausdroid Podcast 120 – the Motocast

Welcome to episode 120 of the Ausdroid podcast! We’ve all been randomly unavailable for the last few weeks, but the podcast is finally back this week – and what a week to come back! With so much news coming out of Motorola, we decided this is really the Motocast episode. There isn’t a single thing Motorola’s doing that we’re not interested in at the moment, and the Moto 360 is topping that list! There’s also a bit of local carrier news, along with the now-regular OnePlus discussion and a quick recap of Kogan’s new 4G smartphone. With Jason Murray, Dan[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on August 21, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast
Moto 360 shows up on website of US Retailer Best Buy with full specs and pricing

Moto 360 shows up on website of US Retailer Best Buy with full specs and pricing

We fully expect the Motorola Moto 360 to make an appearance at the event scheduled for September 4th in Chicago, we’ve seen indicative pricing and also specs before, but as we get closer to launch the actual details are getting harder to keep under wraps and leaks will happen. A leak is just what happened overnight, with US retailer Best Buy accidentally revealing the product page for the Moto 360 and showing off the price and features. The price, according to Best Buy will begin at US$250 (approximately AU$270), with a full list of features including a Horween leather band.[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on August 18, 2014 9 comments Android Wear
Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Android Silver has been rumoured since the middle of the year, apparently slated to be a higher end version of the Nexus program sold through carriers and retailers. The Android Silver program was apparently being headed up by former Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora who recently left for Softbank and was apparently stalled as of the last ‘update’ on Silver, but according to TK Tech News, the program may not be dead, with the first Android Silver device to be the so-called Nexus ‘Shamu’ from Motorola, released as the Moto S. TK Tech News, run by former NHL player,[Read More...]

by 6:29 PM on August 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

With an expected announcement early next month, it’s not going to be too long till we see what Motorola has done with the follow up to the Moto X, and also to find out if that Moto X+1 name is going to stay. Even with this looming announcement, we’re still keen for any tidbits of information on the upcoming phone, and today we have two. Overnight, the Moto X+1 was found in the GFXBench benchmark results, showing under the model # XT1097. The listing is interesting, and raises some questions, mainly to do with the processor, which is listed as[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on August 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Moto X+1, Moto G2 and Moto 360 to be announced on September 4th

Moto X+1, Moto G2 and Moto 360 to be announced on September 4th

Motorola has begun inviting press to a launch event scheduled for the 4th of September, at Motorola’s headquarters in Chicago. The invite is in the form of a ‘Cootie Catcher’ which some will be more familiar as a childrens origami creation from their primary school days. The invite opens to advise the recipient to ‘Choose a new experience’, before flashing up four graphics in each colourfully coloured quadrant showing the outline of two phones, a circular watch and what appears to be a bluetooth earpiece. As you can see, the phones each show a letter on screen – a G[Read More...]

by 12:51 AM on August 15, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, Phones