Motorola finally provides details on the Moto 360, available at noon today

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The Moto 360 might be one of the most anticipated devices of this year, and it’s not a smartphone. This round smartwatch has captured a lot of attention and I know many of you have been eagerly wanting to know more about it and when it can be purchased.

Well I finally had a chance to play with it at Motorola’s headquarters yesterday, and trust me, it was worth the wait. Motorola doesn’t like to refer to it as a smartwatch because they feel it’s a re-invention of the wrist watch.


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Motorola announces the all new Moto G, available today for the same great price

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The Moto G was the best selling smartphone of all time for Motorola, so how to do you improve on something so great? In talking with customers, they wanted a bigger display, better camera, better sound, removable storage, and features like Moto Assist. It looks like Motorola delivered on all five.

The new Moto G sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, as opposed to 4.5-inches last year. The camera on the original Moto G was pretty average if that, but the new Moto G features an 8 MP rear facer and a 2 MP front facer. As to sound, they have incorporated stereo speakers at the front of the device, which is something that you won’t find on most other budget phones. With only 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot was seriously lacking on the original, but they are including it on the standard model this year.


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Motorola unveils the all new Moto X

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Motorola took the wraps off of the all new Moto X yesterday at their headquarters in downtown Chicago. It was widely rumored that it would be called the Moto X+1, but it will be called the Moto X, just like last year. Us bloggers will probably refer to it as the Moto X 2014.

Based on consumer feedback, Motorola set out to improve upon last year’s Moto X by giving it a premium feel, a larger display, a better camera, and improved software features.


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 4, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Android Wear

Google may push out Android Wear 2.0 update in October

LG G Watch R release date scheduled for October 14, will cost more than $229

Apps

Twitter forces Twitpic shutdown


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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 3, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Hands on with the Samsung Gear S

Accessories

Logitech announces new keyboard for tablet and smartphone devices

Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases


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Montblanc to offer high-end Galaxy Note 4 styluses and cases

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Samsung certainly had a busy day with a some really nice hardware announcements, but we shouldn’t forget about the accessories.

Samsung announced a partnership with Montblanc for custom styluses. They will offer both the Pix and e-StarWalker, which resemble the classic pen they have offered for years. They aren’t referring to them as S Pens, but instead, “digital writing devices.” They also offer swappable nubs that mimic different pen nibs.

In addition to the styluses, they are going to offer two different leather flip covers.


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Sony unveils the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

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As expected, Sony took the wraps off of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 is clearly the flagship here, but the Xperia Z3 Compact is certainly no slouch.

The Xperia Z3 (pictured above) sports a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS IPS 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP camera with 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor and 25 mm wide-angled G Lens, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Cat 4 LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps, 3,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.4. It’s also only 7.3 mm thick, features 2 day battery life, and is fully waterproof with a rating of IP 65/68 so it can handle anything you throw at it.


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Toshiba shows off Chromebook 2 with 13.3-inch full HD display

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Chromebooks continue to gain in popularity, and Toshiba has no interest being left at the alter. They just announced the Chromebook 2 which appears to be pretty solid for the price.

There will be two versions. The economical version will sport a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display, a  2.16 GHz dual-core Bay Trail-based Atom chip (Celeron N2840), and 2 GB of RAM, HDMI out, headphone jack, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11ac. This one will go for $249.99.


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ASUS ZenWatch officially unveiled

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As expected, ASUS took the wraps off of the the ZenWatch today. It’s An Android Wear watch that centers around security, remote control, and wellness.

Although Android Wear is the main software, ASUS does bring some of its ZenUI and a few applications to the table. Watch Unlock allows you to unlock your phone or tablet by touching the watch’s face. Tap Tap lets you pick an app that will open automatically when you double tap on the watch. You will also find a wellness manager for tracking your step count, heart rate, and relaxation levels. It even offers tips to help you achieve certain goals. Finally, there is also Cover to Mute, Find My Phone, Remote Camera, and Presentation Control. To use all of these features you will need a ZenWatch Manager app on your phone (or tablet) along with a Remote Camera app, and the ASUS Remote Link app.


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