In a series of new ads, Motorola is showing of the next-generation Moto X. Three new videos were uploaded on Motorola’s Motorola Mobility channel on YouTube, showcasing what Moto X’s “Pure style and Pure performance” is all about.
Motorola has been wise enough to release new apps through the Google Play Store instead of inside a firmware update for one great reason: it’s faster. Compared to bringing new Android apps exclusive to Motorola devices on a firmware update, adding them to the Play Store allows Moto X owners to be easily notified of the release. This way, they are able to download the apps immediately even without a system update.
If you're in the market for a well-rounded, almost-vanilla Android device, now might be a good time to put in your money for a new Motorola smartphone or wearable. The company has now opened up its website for pre-orders for its latest generation of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones, the Moto 360 smarwatch, and the very talented Moto Hint earbud.
Whether you’re a student, a professor or even an alumni, Motorola is giving you the chance to get their new flagship, the new Moto X, at a discounted price. The phone, along with the other recently announced Motorola products are available for pre-order starting September 16, and as long as you have a .edu email address, you will be able to get $50 off their flagship smartphone.
The newly-announced Motorola products, unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin just two weeks ago, will now be available for pre-ordering through various sales channels. This includes the new Moto X (through carrier AT&T), the Moto Pure Edition, Moto Hint and Moto Turbo Charger. The other good news is that their round-faced smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been re-stocked after selling out since it was released in the market almost two weeks ago.
Straight from its launch at IFA 2014, we already have the notion that the new Moto X will be one of the darlings of people looking to upgrade their Android devices this holiday season. Most people will get it under contract, with the USD$99.99 price tag looking very nice indeed. But there are those who will want the unbranded, unlocked, direct-sale version straight from Motorola – that one will be called the Moto X Pure Edition.
CyanogenMod is doing some housekeeping on the number of builds it has in its care. Following its trend of providing a single build for similar devices, it is rolling up all Xperia Z devices into one unified build. On the other hand, it is also dropping support for one Moto X-like variant.
Swiping and typing on your smartphone is so like 3 years ago. As more people begin to discover the joy of ordering your device around through the power of speaking, OEMs will continue to develop better voice controls for their smartphones and tablets. Motorola has now renamed and revamped Touchless Control into Moto Voice, and it will now work with the Japanese tech company’s recently announced new devices like the Moto X (2nd generation) and the Moto Hint.
Motorola’s Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni may have just given a lifeline to those who own last year’s variant of the Moto X and the Moto G. With the launch of the new Moto X at IFA 2014, we’re seeing a lot of new features to the brand spanking new upgrade – but there is hope for the old Moto X (and possibly Moto G) yet.
Specs for the new Moto X, back then called X+1 or even X2, have already been leaked and some of them even came true. But it is only when you get the bigger picture that you are able to see how all of those fall into place. Now that we've got our eyes and hands on with the new flagship, we can safely say that Motorola has another winner in the making.