Need to refresh your homescreen? The wallpapers shipping with the new Moto X are available for download. Rather than having wallpapers that are very much centered around nature, Motorola included artsy images that capture some everyday places and moments.
Hit the break to view each wallpaper available and the link to download all fifteen wallpapers together.
The Xperia Z3 is one of the more popular devices to come out of IFA 2014. It features cutting edge specifications and a crisp 5.2-inch display. To really showcase its TRILUMINOS Display technology, Sony has pre-loaded thirty-five wallpapers. They range from nature shots to abstract designs. There is such a wide variety that Sony is covering just about everyone.
Hit the break to view each wallpaper available and the link to download all thirty-five wallpapers together.
Motorola has opened up a trade-in program for the new Moto X and Moto G that will decrease the overall cost of either handset. With a new two-year contract, the Moto X will be just $99; however, the off-contract price is $499. The Moto G maintains its incredibly valuable $179 price tag.
The trade-in program allows customers to send in their old device in return for a Visa prepaid card with the intent of purchasing one of the company’s new devices. The Visa prepaid card will be sent after a Moto X or Moto G is purchased within thirty days of receiving a quote. Motorola says that customers can earn up to $300, but many newer devices do not seem to even get close to that figure.
Don’t forget to check out our hands on video with the new Moto X and Moto G.
A new update for the Firefox Beta app for Android is now available in the Google Play Store. The big new feature is the addition of support for casting the browser’s contents to a Chromecast or Roku device. Firefox had added the Chromecast support to their nightly builds a few weeks ago. Adding it to the beta channel gets the feature that much closer to being available in the production app.
Blackberry has released an update to its popular messaging app, bringing new features to improve your user experience. With the update comes attachment improvements, upgrade notifications, and call rating.
Chris Lacy, developer of other fantastic apps including Action Launcher and Link Bubble, has released his newest app on the Play Store. The app is called HomeTube and is designed to create a kid-friendly environment for your children to browse YouTube videos without you having to keep an eye on what they’re looking at.
The app itself is a pretty simple concept. You can pick from different search terms on YouTube and HomeTube only displays that specific content. Kids will be able to quickly jump around between different videos based on the pre-selected content, so you won’t have to navigate around for them, either.
For users of the original HTC One, HTC’s latest hustle and bustle over its latest devices may cause some feelings of being left behind. If you’re in that boat, here’s some news to brighten your day: Verizon is currently rolling out Android 4.4.3 to the One M7 which brings improvements from mild stability tweaks all the way to Extreme Power Saving Mode, which allows you to go maximum time on each charge.
Motorola’s Assist and Contextual Services apps have been updated this morning to include Home and Driving modes on the Moto E and Moto G. Assist and Moto Voice are run by Contextual Services, so for those of you with the lower-level devices wanting the upper-level software features, this update is a must-have.
Once you update, you will notice that you can use Home mode and Driving mode. Home mode will read out messages when you’re at home for your convenience, and Driving mode will read messages out loud when you are driving and allow you to respond with speech-to-text.
So grab the update, test it out, and let us know what you think!
Even with all the hardware news from Motorola today, the company isn’t done showing us stuff. The company not only introduced new phones and the Moto 360, but the company is working on some accessories to accentuate the new devices.