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Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Welcome to episode 116 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we recorded the podcast at an odd time, at short notice, and with only Dan and Jason available – hence the “Emergency Edition” name! We took a look at some of the more interesting local stories of the last couple of weeks and notable app updates. Dan also mocked Jason for buying a Wii U, but his time will come. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson. Topics: Galaxy Tab S Galaxy Note 4 rumours Galaxy F rumours LG Chromebase in Australia Parallels Access comes to Android Moto E –[Read More...]

by 6:17 PM on June 19, 2014 0 comments News
Moto G 4G listed for July 1 release by The Good Guys; priced at $298

Moto G 4G listed for July 1 release by The Good Guys; priced at $298

Last week, we saw that The Good Guys listed Motorola‘s new Moto E handset for sale at $187, to be released on July 1. Tonight, we’ve seen them do it again with a listing for the new LTE-compatible model of the Moto G. The price is $298 – a bit of a markup from the original Moto G, but that’s to be expected when moving into the LTE market. Unlike the Moto E listing(s), there’s only one Moto G and it appears to be black (just like the original, then). The listing also includes the specifications of the device and[Read More...]

by 8:48 PM on June 18, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer
Moto X — Review

Moto X — Review

The Moto X – Motorola’s biggest wasted opportunity The Android road for Motorola has been a rocky one. In the beginning, their offerings were quite frustrating, with the use of their MotoBlur skin universally derided. It was, by many accounts, one of the worst skins on the market. Their early phones – the Motorola BACKFLIP and DEXT – are fine examples of what NOT to do when it comes to building an Android phone, but after the poor reception they improved and showed how good they could be when they released the first Android 2.0 device, the Motorola Milestone (or[Read More...]

by 3:31 PM on June 18, 2014 5 comments Design
Motorola Moto devices updating with new World Cup inspired boot animation

Motorola Moto devices updating with new World Cup inspired boot animation

Motorola has been liberating their services into Google Play for a while now, they’ve even moved their Boot Services into the Play store, which of course means they can do fairly cool stuff, like update your Boot Animation on a whim, and that’s just what they’ve done this morning with a World Cup inspired boot animation. The update was announced on the Motorola Google+ page. The app was updated in Google Play and my Moto X has just finished updating, while Jason reports that his Moto G from the UK has finished updating with the new animation as well, we[Read More...]

by 9:24 AM on June 18, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer
New video shows off the Moto X+1 includes specs

New video shows off the Moto X+1 includes specs

Leak site ‘TKTechNews’ who gave us our first looks a the Galaxy S5 Active – which has so far only become available in the US – has released a video talking about specs of, as well as the above picture, which he says is of the upcoming Moto X+1. Along with picture of the bottom half of the phone, he says he will release further pics on his Instagram feed, later ‘today’. He lists his source for the information as someone ‘at Motorola’ who has given him the photo, as well as a release date of ‘late August’. Specs on[Read More...]

by 10:37 PM on June 15, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto 360 to launch at £199 in the UK according to online retailer

Motorola Moto 360 to launch at £199 in the UK according to online retailer

Since the announcement of both Android Wear and the very first hardware to go along with the platform, from LG and Motorola, the scramble for specs, pricing and release dates has been on. We first learned of a rumoured July launch date and UK pricing as well as specs for the LG G Watch on Wednesday, and this morning online retailer MobileFun has announced the UK pricing for the Moto 360. While it’s a little premature, considering Motorola hasn’t even announced much to do with the watch, let alone pricing, it is fairly common for retailers to be in on[Read More...]

by 7:59 AM on June 13, 2014 1 comment Rumours, Smartwatch
Dual-SIM Motorola Moto E launching in Australia on July 1st

Dual-SIM Motorola Moto E launching in Australia on July 1st

Motorola’s next effort at the low end of the market, is about to launch in Australia. The Motorola Moto E, which launched last month in London, is now showing on The Good Guys website as a Dual-SIM phone, in Black or White colour options for $187. The Good Guys website advises that stock is expected from the 1st of July, although a rider at the bottom, advises that the phone will be ‘Available for Delivery from Early July’ which merely speaks to the logistics of shipping stock to stores Australia wide. Though the phone is showing on The Good Guys[Read More...]

by 7:53 PM on June 9, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola’s Punit Soni posts a screenshot from a 1080P device and the crowd goes wild

Motorola’s Punit Soni posts a screenshot from a 1080P device and the crowd goes wild

Leaks, they happen for every company, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Whether Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility was thinking about what he was doing when he posted a screenshot to Google+ showing off a new feature from Android 4.4.3 on the Moto series devices which was from a device running a higher resolution than any in the current Moto line up is unclear. The screenshot shows off the a new option to turn on or off network names in the status bar in the forthcoming Android 4.4.3 update for Moto devices. The screenshot, which if you view it[Read More...]

by 11:36 PM on June 6, 2014 0 comments News
Is this the front panel for the Moto X+1?

Is this the front panel for the Moto X+1?

The Moto X+1 is sure a hotly anticipated phone, Motorola announced the replacement was coming late this Summer earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in a Q&A session and we saw a Motorola phone, presumed to be the Moto X+1 out in the wild dressed up in a test box last night. Now the front panel for the Moto X+1 has apparently shown up on Chinese site Baidu. It’s quite a tall phone if that is indeed the front panel for the phone. But the phone is rumoured to have a 5.2″ 1080P screen, making a decent update from[Read More...]

by 9:59 PM on May 30, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

It’s been known since Motorola themselves announced it during a Q&A session at Mobile World Congress, that a successor to the Moto X would be coming ‘This Summer’, and now it may have been seen out in the wild. Clearly a larger sized phone than the Moto X, and hiding in plain sight in a dummy box, the phone is apparently rocking a 5″+ screen according to the person who supplied the blurry cam shot below of a phone spotted in the Chicago subway. Manufacturers, as well as carriers regularly test out new models internals in the field in these[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on May 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Moto 360 will charge by wireless induction: Motorola

Moto 360 will charge by wireless induction: Motorola

A Motorola spokesperson has announced that the soon to be released Moto 360 will charge wirelessly via magnetic induction. This information was provided to Techzine and was then translated by Techradar. The publication claims they spoke to Motorola programme manager Philp Worth, who confirmed suspicions that the watch would use a wireless method for charging its battery. Wireless charging is currently used on several smartphones but Qualcomm is currently the only major manufacturer using wireless charging in their Toq smartwatch. This may explain the lack of visible ports on the watch in Moto 360 promo videos and photos.  It may[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on May 23, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, News
Good Deals on Motorola Moto G and Moto X at JB Hi-Fi

Good Deals on Motorola Moto G and Moto X at JB Hi-Fi

  If you’re in the market for a cheap low to mid range phone, JB Hi-Fi have some great deals on the Motorola Moto G and Moto X at the moment. Both devices are currently listed on JB Hi-Fi’s website; $243 for the Moto G and a mere $438 for the Moto X. However, if you’re willing to do a little haggling for their best cash price you may be able to get them down to $225 for the Moto G and $420 for the Moto X, like I did without too much trouble. They are also running another promotion[Read More...]

by 10:41 PM on May 22, 2014 2 comments Phones, Sale
Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules

Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules

Motorola has given the strongest indication yet of pricing for the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, disclosing the approximate retail value of $US 249 in the terms and conditions for a competition it’s running. Motorola is running a watch-face design competition at the moment, where the grand prize is the Moto 360 itself. As we’ve found ourselves in running competitions, you’re (usually) required to disclose the approximate value of prizes being given away, and because there’s a Moto 360 up for grabs, the value has to be disclosed. While there’s some room to move, of course, Motorola would be in a[Read More...]

by 8:52 AM on May 22, 2014 4 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch