Wearable technology is a growing category at the moment. It is likely one that will continue growing with time, however for now it doesn't appear as if we have yet to see the best in any category. That isn't to say we haven't seen some quality options, but it still seems to be early days in the space. It also appears to be a category that many are watching, both on the consumer and business sides.
Motorola seems to have begun selling the Moto G in the US a bit ahead of schedule. Coming by way of the official Motorola blog, the GSM Moto G is available starting today in the US market. The handset has arrived with the expected price points, the expected amounts of internal storage and is expected to begin shipping on December 2nd.
Motorola announced they would have the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update available for all Moto x users within weeks. That statement was made during the opener of the Moto G unveil and took place back in mid-November. Specifically, on November 13th. And well, it looks like Motorola has been working hard to keep that promise and we are now seeing Kit Kat arrive for another carrier branded Moto X.
Motorola likely surprised a few when they announced the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update had begun rolling out for Verizon Moto X users. In this case, that means Big Red is pushing an Android update even before some Nexus devices are getting it. Shock from Verizon aside, Motorola has also offered a bit of an update in terms of Kit Kat coming to some other handsets.
Motorola has wrapped the Moto G event and the handset is now official. This is another instance where the details were pretty much known given all the leaks and rumors, however the official confirmation is more than welcomed. To begin with, Motorola is touting the Moto G as being an "exceptional phone" with an "exceptional price." To that point, the handset will be priced from $179.
Motorola is just about ready to come forward with some official details. This morning, Motorola has sent out a 'save the date' style email and also launched the www.moto-g.com teaser page. The disappointing, but not surprising part of this, neither reveals anything specific in terms of what can be expected.
Verizon was quiet at the time, they have just as quietly slipped the handset into the available lineup. As of today, the Verizon DROID Mini has gotten a color refresh. The handset remains available in black and can now be purchased in red.
price drop last week, though, at the time that only included the on-contract pricing. That meant the handset dropped to $99.99 on a two-year agreement, while the full retail price remained at $579 and $629 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively. And well, similar to the $100 drop for on-contact purchases, the off-contract price has dropped by $100.
Moto X price drop from even before the handset officially launched. And well, it looks like that drop is currently going into effect. There has yet to be any official announcement from Motorola, however they have done the next best thing -- dropped the price on the website. Those checking the Moto X page on the Motorola website will see a price that has been cut in half.
Motorola trademark filing was discovered earlier in the week. At the time there was little more than how Motorola had trademarked the name Moto G. As we often see on the web, when the details are light, the speculation goes into overdrive. In this case there was talk of everything from the Moto G being a Google Edition Moto X to the possibility of something headed towards Verizon Wireless.