Moto E

What’s in the box?! It’s a Moto E!

Though we were expecting a Moto 360, what we got is potentially much better. Today, sitting on the porch waiting for me when I woke, was a box form Motorola. We all knew it was coming, but what was inside remained a bit of a mystery. A refresh to their smartwatch offering was what had our fingers crossed, but news over the past few days that a Moto E with LTE was possibly coming tossed a wrench into our desires. A new Moto E was exactly what we got, too.

Nexus 6 now on Amazon, Moto E soon with Verizon (maybe)

Motorola has been on a smartphone roll of late, being the OEM of choice for Google's Nexus 6, and receiving good reviews for their newer handsets, including the mid-range Moto E. The main problem has been availability though, as they usually run out of stock and people have to search far and wide (well, on their computers at least) if they want to get a unit, specifically for the Nexus 6. But now Motorola is widening their reach, with both confirmed and rumored news.

Motorola outs Android 5.0 Lollipop for Moto Maxx and Moto E

More Android 5.0 Lollipop updates coming our way. The Moto E and Moto Maxx recently received the sweet Android update from Motorola. After a successful rollout of of Lollipop for the Moto Maxx in Brazil where it is exclusively available and Moto E in Brazil and India where the pair is very popular, the software is now ready for all device owners. It seems that the Lenovo-owned company is concentrating on the two countries aside from China.

2nd-gen Moto E now official, comes with Lollipop out of the box

Photos of the 2nd-generation Moto E were leaked last month and we knew that the new model is arriving soon. A few weeks later, the second edition is ready for the budget-conscious market. The first version was not exactly a bestseller but Motorola is determined to make it big once again, at least, in the low-end smartphone arena. And why not, the new Moto E has potential because it already comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Photo of 2nd-gen Moto E leaked

We haven't heard much about the Moto E but a recent rumor gives us an idea that the 2nd-generation might be coming soon. It's another budget smartphone alright because the Moto E was popular in the cheap phone category with its sub-$150 price tag. And now that Motorola is owned by Lenovo, there's more reason for the mobile group to work harder than before.

FM Radio app for Moto E and Moto G updated, now with Bluetooth support

Motorola Mobility has been updating a number of apps lately for some of its Moto handsets. The latest recipients of an app update are the Moto E and all generations of Moto G with the newly enhanced Motorola FM Radio. The app offers free FM radio streaming right on your Android smartphone. You can scan for stations, make a favorites list, and see live information about the song currently playing.

Moto E, Moto G can now enjoy multiboot goodness

Multiboot refers to an Android device’s capability housing multiple operating systems and being able to boot to whichever you choose or that one that fits your current fancy. This is a very cool capability – although not featured in most devices for practical and business reasons – and one of the tools you can use for this is MultiROM, made by XDA developer “Tassadar”. This cool capability has now been tested on Motorola’s budget device the Moto E, as well as the older version of the Moto G (not the one recently announced at IFA 2014).

Android 4.4.4 to rollout to Moto E, Moto G, Moto X in India

Motorola India has confirmed on its Twitter account that it will be rolling out the latest Kitkat update, Android 4.4.4, will be rolling out to its flagship phones, the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X. However, since it will come out in phases, the smartphone owners are told to patiently wait since it will not be available immediately to everyone.

Android 4.4.3 to arrive this month for Samsung Galaxy S5

It’s about time that Samsung’s premium devices get some Android 4.4.3 love, even as other smartphones have already incorporated the version in recent updates. Motorola’s Moto E, G, and X have all gotten updates, as well as Nexus and Google Play Experience devices. The update is coming to the Galaxy S5 this month, while Galaxy S4 users have to wait until July.
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