Previous rumors indicated August 23rd for all U.S. Carriers to offer the Moto X. At this point, we can confirm that you will be able to buy the phone at AT&T on that date with a price of $199 for the 16GB version or $249 for the 32GB version. AT&T will have black and white versions available in stores or you can customize one via the Motomaker website and have it delivered within 4 days.
Speaking of Motomaker, we had a chance to play with it yesterday, and it’s not only easy to use, it’s a blast customizing your phone the way you want. Motomaker is exclusive to AT&T for now, but should open up to more carriers in the coming months.
Still on the fence about purchasing a new Moto X? Check out our full review and be sure to check out our Moto X guides if you’re planning on grabbing one.
Press release and short video from AT&T after the break.
Those of you on Verizon that have waited oh so patiently for the arrival of the HTC One will be happy to know that we actually have an official release date. Verizon just announced via Twitter that it will be available next Thursday, August 22 for $199 complete with the Verizon logo. At this point in the game, it is probably worth waiting to see what the One Max is all about. Of course, there is no guarantee that one will wind up on Verizon. Anyone going to grab one?
Most of the tech bloggers were given an opportunity yesterday to customize a Moto X using a Beta version of Motomaker. We already did a thorough hands on at the Motorola event a couple of weeks ago so I didn’t take this opportunity to give you another boring hands on. I decided to bring my 4-year old son along for the ride and let him customize it the way he wanted. This video isn’t going to be as professional as my other videos, but it is an example of someone diving right in without playing with it for an hour before turning on the camera. We just opened the site, went through our selections, and order it. We didn’t get into the engravings or the wallpapers, but you can see more about that stuff in our previous hands on.
I have to be honest in saying that ordering a custom phone was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Motorola might be onto something really big here as I can see a lot of people having a blast with it. Plus, the Motomaker site is very easy to use. Unfortunately, it’s only available with the AT&T version, but hopefully it will open up to more carriers soon. Hit the break to see what my son came up with.
Last night, a new accessory for the Moto X called Motorola Skip showed up and vanished just as quickly. We already had an idea that it was designed to clip to your pants to unlock your Moto X easier, at least for those that use a security PIN or pattern lock. This is the case, but Motorola just formally introduced it and gave us a little more information.
If you remember, back in May at D11, Regina Dugan showed off some futuristic ways people will be able to use to authenticate their devices. The Motorola Skip isn’t that futuristic, but it is an example of some of the early progress that Motorola is making. Even though it is something that every smartphone/tablet owner should do, often times people don’t set a security lock screen since it’s such a pain to unlock the device just to read a quick email. Motorola Skip was designed to allow Moto X owners to implement this security, but still be able to unlock their device with ease.
A week ago, it was rumored that Motorola would be making the Nexus 5, but that was quickly washed away with LG as the chosen one. Today we have continued rumors showing LG as making the said device, but with a little more detail. The latest word is that it will be based on the G2 as in the screen size of 5.2-inches and the Snapdragon 800 SoC. Earlier in the week, it was rumored to have the Snapdragon 600. As far as the body, it’s expected that it will resemble the look of the new Nexus 7 and it will also sport a glass back, just like the Nexus 4.
What do you guys think? I would be surprised if the Nexus 5 has the Snapdragon 800. Nexus devices traditionally don’t have the most up to date specs in terms of CPU, just take a look at the new new Nexus 7 for reference. I’m not a fan of the glass back, but it does create differentiation from the other devices.
Back at the Nexus 7 launch event, Google announced that the next installment of the popular Asphalt racing series would be released on August 8th— that day is long gone and we still have yet to see the release of the game. But we do have some good news, as today Gameloft announced a formal launch date via Twitter— August 22nd.
Asphalt 8: Airborne looks like its going to be a great game, especially with its upgraded graphics engine, real-time multi-player and tons of other features built in. Only 7 more days until you can finally get your hands on it!
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!
Popular on the iOS platform, Dots is now available for Android in the Google Play Store. The game is described as “A Game About Connecting” and is based on a simple concept – connect as many of the same-colored dots as you can in 60 seconds. Read more
Earlier today a new accessory for the Motorola Moto X surfaced on the Motorola website with a companion app in the Google Play Store, but has now disappeared. The Skip for Moto X is a wearable accessory that you can use to unlock a Moto X phone with a single tap. For users who tire of entering a PIN or pattern to unlock their phone, this could make things easier for them while retaining some security if the wrong hands get hold of the device.
The device was briefly listed at $19.99 which may just been an introductory price. A support page for the device indicates it uses NFC to perform the unlocking function. The device itself appears to be a small clip-on device that could slide on a belt or maybe a purse strap.
It is not clear why the device and app have been pulled from the Motorola web site and Google Play Store, respectively.
via: Droid Life