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Google shows off Android Wear

Google shows off Android Wear

After announcing Android Wear back in April, Google today took the wraps off their Android Wear plans and took everyone through the interface, and showed exactly what Android Wear can do. David Singleton, Director of Engineering, Android took the stage to show off the new system. He said that Style is important – square and circular screens are used to give choice. Android Wear is about Sensors, fitness Goals and giving intelligent answers to spoken questions – something that is key in a multi-sceen world. He advised that people check their phones on average – 125 times per day. Android[Read More...]

by 6:31 AM on June 26, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Moto X+1 allegedly poses for the camera in a case

Moto X+1 allegedly poses for the camera in a case

The Moto X+1 is probably very close to a launch right now, leaks have been getting closer together as we get closer and today EvLeaks has shown off what he says is the Moto X+1 ensconced in a protective case. It’s a good looking render, which if the clock in the top right of the screenshot is to be believed, confirms the phone will launch with Android 4.4 (KitKat). That could however change quite quickly depending on the outcome of Google I/O this week, if Google decides to release a new version Android. An announcement of which, wouldn’t be too[Read More...]

by 5:39 PM on June 24, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them as the wallpaper on your Android device. Droidpack Wallpapers contains over 500 wallpapers for you to choose from, and there’s a selection from Google, including wallpapers from stock Android 4.4, 4.3 and Android 3.x. You will also find wallpapers from[Read More...]

by 7:14 PM on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
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