Alleged Nexus 6 caught in the wild

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Today, an image of the Nexus 6 was captured showing the handset roaming (or riding a bike) out in the wild. It shows the massive display, lowered power/volume buttons, and Moto X-like design that we heard about a few days ago. A case of some sort of protecting the alleged Nexus 6, but we see the aluminum frame that is said to be found on the body’s design. The headphone jack is centered at the top. Due to the inclusion of on-screen buttons and the positioning of the power buttons, the display does not actually seem to be as massive as 5.9 inches sounds.

Source: Android Police

Moto X Pure Edition may get update to enable LTE bands 3, 5, and 7

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One of the major drawbacks of the Pure Edition of the new Moto X is that it was lacking several LTE bands that the AT&T and Verizon version have. The pure edition supports only three LTE bands: 2, 4, and 17. Compare that to AT&T’s model (bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 17) and Verizon’s model (bands 2, 3, 4, 7, and 13) and the Pure Edition all of a sudden becomes a much less appealing option for someone that’s looking for a device to use something besides just AT&T and T-Mobile’s network.

Fortunately, according to Motorola’s forum manager, it looks like Motorola will eventually try to push out a software update that will enable bands 3, 5, and 7 on the Pure Edition device, which will make the device much more functional for roaming and using international cell networks. After all, that’s what you’d expect from a SIM unlocked device, right?
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Nexus 6 will be made by Motorola, QHD display and Moto X-like design included

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Next month is shaping up to be a promising one for Google. The company is expected to unveil the next round of Nexus devices and Android L. While the HTC-made Nexus tablet is essentially a lock to debut, the existence of a phone is a little iffy. Today, Google’s phone plans have been confirmed. The Nexus 6 is real and Motorola is behind it.


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More Motorola DROID Turbo details emerge via GFXBench

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We have seen several leaks surfacing regarding Verizon’s upcoming Motorola DROID Turbo, this year’s addition to the carrier’s DROID line of devices. Most recently we saw an image of the Kevlar clad back of the device. A new entry on the GFXBench web site reveals some detailed information, much of it confirming what was suspected, about the hardware that will be used to run the DROID Turbo.
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More blurry images of Nexus X leak

Nexus X shamuAfter yesterday’s mock-ups of the purported Nexus X, we’re seeing a blurry look at the front of the device with the screen on. These photos show a massive device with an “About Phone” section that suggests it is a device code named Shamu running Android L. Aside from that, there’s unfortunately not a whole lot to glean from the pictures.

The device is clearly pretty large when you notice how small the navigation buttons are relative to the rest of the screen, but it’s tough to pin down the exact size of the device. At this point, we’re still assuming the 5.92-inch display that was leaked yesterday, but until Google or Motorola makes something official, that’s the best we can do.
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Influx of Moto X (2014) pre-orders causes Motorola to send delay notice

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The Moto X (2014) was expected to be shipping by now, but so many pre-orders have been placed that customers are being sent delay notices. The demand is so great that Motorola will not even provide a backorder option for the 32GB model. Prospective buyers have to opt for the 16GB model to complete an order.

To move things along, Motorola has reportedly brought in another manufacturer from China to assemble Moto Maker devices.

Via: Droid Life

Moto X (2014) review: Specs matter this time around

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Last year’s Moto X was a highly anticipated phone, but when it was announced, you could hear a pin drop. Then the reviews starting coming in and eventually it was selected as the Android smartphone of 2013 by many tech writers, including myself. Unfortunately as with many award winning phones, it doesn’t always translate into sales.

Fast forward one year, and Motorola has an all new version of the phone with the same name. Motorola felt they already had a winner, but based on consumer feedback, they wanted to upgrade many aspects of the device to make it even more appealing. With a larger display, beefier processor, better camera, an aluminum frame, and upgrades to the software, is this the smartphone of the year again? Hit the break to find out.


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Moto 360 advertisement emphasizes its craftsmanship

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To promote its round Android Wear smartwatch, Motorola is rolling out a “Choose Moto 360″ advertisement. The ad that runs for nearly one minute shows the design process of the Moto 360 from start to finish. It covers everything from early drawings (without the ambient light sensor) to getting its leather strap. The finished product wraps up the ad with a voice command.

Hit the break for the video.


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White Moto X front plates are back ordered due to unexpected demand

motorola_moto_x_2014_verizonWant a new Moto X with a white front plate? Bad news. According to the Moto Maker website, any phone with a white front can expect about a 4 week delay. The back order is bad enough that it’s affecting device orders that have already been processed, too.

With the original Moto X, the black model was significantly more popular. This time around, Motorola shifted their focus to the black models to try to keep up with what customers would want, but apparently they guessed wrong and some people are just going to have to wait for their device. Fortunately it looks like the black front devices should ship without any issue, so if you don’t mind what color the front of your new Moto X is, you should grab the black just to speed things up.
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