If you are in the market for some wireless over the ear headphones, Motorola is running a special on their Tracks Air by Sol Republic x Motorola device. Normally the headphones run $199.95 retail, but Motorola has marked them all the way down to only $69.95 when purchased through their online store. Read more
One of the ways that Motorola has tried to entice buyers for their smartphones is by providing them with unique capabilities relative to the standard device. This is accomplished through a variety of apps that operate on top of, yet separate from, the Android operating system. One of those apps, Moto, got an update today that adjusts the phone based on your location. Read more
The Moto Surround joined the Moto Pulse as the two new audio products announced by Motorola earlier this week. The design of this set of wireless earbuds is unique because of who Motorola is targeting. Resting on your shoulders and around your collar, the Moto Pulse has blue wires that link the earbuds themselves. Motorola also made this device waterproof and sweatproof, clearly indicating the Moto Surround is for people who are active and spend a lot of time staying fit. Battery life, when playing music, should be up to twelve hours, outlasting probably any workout.
Motorola used aptX technology and that apparently gives the Moto Pulse its crisp highs, full lows, and clear mid-ranges.
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This week, Motorola silently launched two new wireless audio products that are available right now. The company’s new wireless on-ear headphones is called Moto Pulse, coming with a built-in microphone that allows for hands-free calling. It uses a Bluetooth connection and that means you can use the Moto Pulse with phones, tablets, and computers. Both Android and iOS devices are supported here. The extent of Motorola’s attention to software doesn’t end there, though. The Motorola Connect app will ensure that you always know the status of the Moto Pulse, specifically its battery life and location.
While compact in size, the Moto Pulse has 40mm speaker drivers to pump out rich sound. Comfort, too, was made possible with the Moto Pulse and that’s seen in the pressure-free headband and cushioned ear cups.
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LG is partnering with Color Me Rad for three races in its 2015 “Bigger Badder Radder Tour”. This match up is to celebrate the launch of LG’s new TONE Active wireless Bluetooth headphones.
The second quarter for Samsung ended on June 30th and yesterday the company posted its quarterly financial results.
Silent Circle has announced that their upcoming Blackphone 2 will be the first company’s first to use Google’s Android for Work platform that was announced earlier this year. Android for Work was built around giving businesses enhanced security without compromising features of the phone, which fits right in with Silent Circle’s phone philosophy.
Thanks to Android for Work, when the Blackphone 2 launches this fall it will ship with Google Play and Play Services, which was previously lacking from the company’s own security-focused Silent OS. On top of that, you’ll see all of the extra security layers that Android for Work brings to the table. Read more
With the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus launching on August 13th, Samsung seems to be feeling the pressure. Very concerned about its smartphone sales, Samsung is planning on giving the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge major price cuts that will be permanent moving forward.
Sony’s second quarter numbers are in, and while overall things are looking up for the company, their mobile division is still floundering.
The company posted an operating profit of $780 million for the second quarter of 2015, with an overall revenue of $14.5 billion. Sony’s image sensor division had a fantastic year, bringing in $249 million, while its music portion made $260 million. The gaming division of Sony focused around its PlayStation consoles grew to $160 million. Mobile phones and tablets didn’t look so hot, though, with an operating loss of $188 million. Read more
OnLeaks posted on Twitter an image of the rear camera setup of the new upcoming LG-made Google Nexus. According to recent reports, the LG-made Google Nexus will not be based on the design of the LG G4, but the device will feature a 3D camera. The leaked image shows a drawing of what could be the rear casing of the new Nexus device.