Today the Motorola Moto 360 was shared from a few different angles, giving insight into a few more details of the device. The Moto 360, which is the first watch to be launched on the Android Wear platform, will be part of the fashion world as well as the technology world.
Because of the involvement in the fashion world, it’s important that it looks good. As such, the device will have a replaceable watchband. Just as the Moto X and Moto G are very customizable, the Moto 360 will also be customizable. It is expected that we’ll be able to order a wide variety of watch bands straight from Motorola. Hit the break for more pictures!
Motorola is taking active members within Motorola Feedback Network one step closer to software updates. With Test Drive, Motorola is giving the keys to the software update car to members that have remained active and participated in previous soak tests. And being active in the Motorola Feedback Network is not the only area you need to have a checkbox in. Quality feedback previously provided is also key.
So what device gets the nod to start the Test Drive program? The DROID RAZR M. According to the person that tipped Android Police, the device is going to receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Why the DROID RAZR M can have KitKat and the Galaxy Nexus cannot, I will never know (but just blame Texas Instruments).
Source: Android Police
Fire up them Roku boxes, everyone. The ‘Little Streaming Box That Could’ has an update for its Android application that brings a breath of fresh air! The interface has been completely retooled and gives it a much more cleaner look. In fact, it is flatter and more crisp.
Aside from just revamping the interface, Roku has added a ton of depth to the search functionality. Searching a specific movie, actor, or director on your device will display some possible hits. But with these results, Roku will also display the viewing options (Channels) available. This enhanced search functionality will only be available on Roku boxes with firmware 5.4 and up (excluding the 2450x and 2500x models).
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Google just keeps making Google Now better. With this latest update to this Google Search app, Google Now will be able to send you alerts if there is an incident that has halted traffic on your route. If this sounds familiar, it is because Google-owned Waze already does the very same thing. As you can see in the example above, Google Now is actually collecting the information directly from Waze. Whether it is roadwork or an accident, Google Now will alert you.
Looks like Google is finally putting Waze to work, right?
In what likely means Google Glass is nearing a consumer release, Google has formed a new partnership with Luxottica. Don’t know who Luxottica is? They are the manufacturing company behind brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley. To bring these brands and Google Glass together with consumers, Luxottica will presumably use retailers like LensCrafters, which it just so happens to own. In a post on Google+, there is no date given; however, +GoogleGlass says “today marks the start of a new chapter in Glass’s design.”
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LG has released a second image of the upcoming Android Wear powered G Watch. The G Watch is set to be one of a number of devices to be released using the new Android Wear wearable tech platform, along with devices from companies like Motorola, HTC, ASUS and Samsung. LG and Motorola are so far the only two companies to release details about upcoming wearable devices.
Thanks to the new picture we have a much clearer idea of what the device is going to look like, confirming LG’s plans for a minimalist design, even doing away with the LG logo. LG has decided to stick with a rectangular device, unlike Motorola, who has opted for a rather eye-catching round design.
While HTC Sense 6.0 is set to be released tomorrow along with the all new HTC One, the update schedule for the software was leaked today for existing HTC phones, answering a number of questions people had concerning Sense 6.0 and whether or not existing phones would get it.
According to the leaks, the software will first be brought to the One itself, followed by the One Max and the One Mini. The One will be getting the update sometime in May or June, with the One Max and One Mini getting it in June or July. Not only that, but the HTC Butterfly S will also get the update sometime in June or July. Unfortunately, that’s where updates end and there are no current plans for any other devices to get the update.
HTC has had the worst time keeping their 2014 flagship device a secret. We’ve seen a ton of leaks about every little thing about the device, and there have even been a few hands on video already, some of which were a little more official than others. But hey, since we’ve seen it all, why not go through some unboxing photos for good measure?
Russian retailer PDA Plaza managed to get a hold of a Verizon version of the device and photographed every detail of opening it up. If you’ve ever opened a new device before, you won’t be surprised to see plastic bags and wrapping all over the device. Nothing too extraordinary here. Read more
Google has released a nifty new Chrome Experiment app, Photowall for Chromecast, that works with the Chromecast using the Chrome browser or your Android device. Using your smartphone or from your computer, you simply connect to your Chromecast device and you are then able to add images to a new Photowall. Perhaps a little bit unique is the fact that the app can be used from several different devices so a group of people, at say a party or family get together, can all take their own photos and add them to the wall. The app handles all the updating and displays the results almost immediately on your TV thanks to the Chromecast connection. Read more