Travel back in time with themes for Android Keyboard

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If you have a new device with Android’s stock keyboard or you happened to install the Google Keyboard standalone app on your device, but you thought you liked one of the older style themes, we have some good news for you. Apparently Google never bothered to remove the “theme” code from previous versions of Android as the keyboard app has matured over time and these old themes, and one other, can be accessed with a little work on your part.  » Read the rest

Motorola creates “Moto Match” Facebook app for auto-design of Moto X based on users’ photos

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Moto_MatchMotorola has just released a new app on Facebook called “Moto Match” which will create a custom Moto X based on the colors/shades of your photos. So, basically, if you’re too lazy to use Moto Maker to design your own device, you can have it done for you instead.

It’s a bit gimmicky, but is sure to add to the buzz on the Moto X, especially in social media spheres.

Via: Engadget
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Moto X to have $99 price tag on-contract come Q4, will add ‘at least’ 4 new wood-grained backs

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According to @evleaks, the Moto X will drop its price to $99 on-contract come Q4 2013 (which begins at the end of September), and will offer up 4 new wooden-grained backs to choose from. The one catch is that the wooden-back options will cost an extra $50, but the overall cost is still less than it is right now, so it might be a good idea to wait a bit until the price drops. They look very nice from the images— it makes sense that Moto will go the extra mile with this one.

Source: @evleaks

Motorola could possibly offer “swappable” back-covers for lower-cost Moto X

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We have already heard that Motorola is working on releasing a lower-cost variant of the Moto X, and now we’re finally starting to see some traces of the device. A Sina Weibo user has leaked a photo of what looks like swappable back-covers for a lower-cost Moto X, which means that those looking to get it would not have to go through Moto Maker to get their new phone. Nothing else about the phone was released, except the fact that there may be dual-SIM support. It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing some hard evidence of the cheaper Moto X…

Source: Engadget

Moto X now available from AT&T through Moto Maker

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Consumers now have the option to purchase their customized Moto X through Motorola’s Moto Maker website, as opposed to using AT&T’s site. AT&T customers can now purchase the 16GB model for $199 or the 32GB model for $299 on-contract through Motorola, or they can also choose to get the device off-contract for $579 (16GB) or $629 (32GB). The site promises to ship the device in 8 days. This is pretty good news for those looking for alternate ways to get the device. Verizon Wireless plans to have the phone available by August 29 in black and white, and will have the Moto Maker customization tool available to customers later on, most likely in September, along with other carriers.

Source: Motorola

CyanogenMod to replace power widgets with quick settings ribbon, promises simplicity and less redundancy

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With Google’s addition of Quick Settings in the notifications bar in stock Android, CyanogenMod’s power widgets became relatively useless and redundant. Therefore, the CM team has developed new and improved code which “will say goodbye to the notification power widgets, discarding their 3000+ lines of code for a sleeker (only 370 new lines), newer, and more efficient method of toggling your settings.” In a Google+ post, CM has cited the reasons for the change, and the replacement of the power widgets with a Quick Access Ribbon. The ribbon will be located at the top of the notifications bar and will also be horizontally scrollable. The code is not yet merged, but will be soon. Check out the full details at their original post in the source link.

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Motorola now offering accessories including cases, docks, and screen protectors for Moto X

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Motorola has teamed up with a number of manufacturers including Griffin, Incase and Power Support to produce accessories for the highly customizable Moto X. Customers can choose from a range of cases, docks, and screen protectors which can all be found on Motorola’s website.

Incase has made two different cases available— $29.95 for a basic plastic Snap Case, and $34.95 for a Pro Shell version which has a rubberized frame for improved grip and durability. Now you ask, “Why would I want to put a case on my Moto X if it’s just going to block out my customized colors?” Well the Incase cases are clear, and have different colored frames that you can choose from. You can also get an anti-glare or regular screen protector, as well as a shock-absorbing film set.

Moto is also offering two docks, one of which is built for the car, while the other is built for your desk. The Navigation dock goes for $39.95, has a suction cup for your windshield, and your Moto X will automatically enter Car Mode when it’s inserted into the dock. The power dock goes for the same price and doesn’t really have any specific use other than making your phone look nice as if it’s on display, and charge your phone as well.

You can order some of these accessories now while some items are listed as “coming soon.” Head on over to Moto’s store in the source link to check them out yourself.

 

Source: Motorola

DROID ULTRA Wallpapers Now Available for Download

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One of the nicest things about a new phone is that we’re graced with new wallpapers. We’ve already seen what the Moto X has to offer and now it’s the DROID ULTRA‘s turn. In this round of wallpapers you’ll see the usual DROID eye, beautiful landscapes, and some other abstract wallpapers.

If you’re interested you can hit the download link after the break. There’s also a gallery so you can browse what the ULTRA has to offer before you download. As always you can head on over to the forums to show off your homescreen. Enjoy!

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Root Explorer application updated by Koush, adds SuperUser compatibility, multi-file handling

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Koush, from CyanogenMod, has updated his Root Explorer app to version 3.1, which adds ACCESS_SUPERUSER permission for compatibility with latest Superuser version. (Users of Superuser will no longer be warned that Root Explorer has not declared this permission.) Koush also added the ability to change permissions and owners of multiple files at once. All the user has to do is select each file using the check-boxes, and use the action overflow/menu button to change the owner. This certainly makes in-app use more time-efficient for users.

Check out the link to the application in the Play Store after the break.

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