Moto 360 price drops permanently to $149 through Motorola and the Google Store


Moving forward, the Moto 360 will cost less from two of its sellers. Both Motorola and the Google Store have knocked the starting price of the smartwatch down to $149, a drop of $100 compared to the launch price. This, however, is not just a sale or temporary discount. The price of the Moto 360 through Motorola and the Google Store is permanently $149 to start.

This price drop could indicate that a successor to last year’s model is one the way. Based on Motorola’s current release cycle, the new Moto 360 should arrive in late August or early September. Until then, an Android Wear device at this price is quite the steal.

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AT&T and US Cellular start rolling out the Android 5.1 update for the Moto X (2014)


Both AT&T and US Cellular have finally started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all their carrier-branded variants of the Moto X (2014) located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings the latest version of the Android operating system (5.1) to the handset, together with a bunch of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

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Unannounced Motorola ‘Kinzie’ (XT1585) phone packs powerhouse specs


The longstanding relationship between Verizon and Motorola received new life in 2014 when the two released the DROID Turbo. The device, which was available exclusively to Big Red’s customers, had everything that a spec-obsessed consumer could want right down to long battery life. And this year Motorola will produce another device for Verizon being referred to internally as ‘Kinzie’.

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Galaxy S6 takes first place in real world speed test, beating out LG’s G4 and the iPhone 6

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_LG_G4_Cameras_01_TAA new massive benchmark from Tom’s Guide has put six of the best performing smartphones on the market against each other to see which phone came out on top in a variety of situations. The tests measured everything from real-life performance and tasks you’d typically do on your smartphone every day, to gaming and other benchmarks. The test measured the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and Apple iPhone 6, so there’s a very wide variety of hardware here. Read more

DROID Turbo software soak test invites going out, report says


A new report from an Android Central tipster says that Lollipop soak tests invites are going out for the Droid Turbo on Verizon. We’ve heard plenty of rumors in the past claiming that Lollipop is in the works for the Droid Turbo. And now it’s finally upon us.

If all goes will with the soak test, DROID Turbo owners should begin seeing the official update not too long from now.

source: Android Central