Posts tagged with: Moto X
  • by | December 25, 2013 11:29 AM

    Last week, Motorola dropped an unexpected holiday surprise, and we saw the return of that killer $150-off deal for no-contract Moto X sales. This was the same offer Motorola attempted for Cyber Monday, and after that effort failed, brought the deal back for a couple days earlier this month. Seeing these savings arrive for a three-peat got me thinking about a couple different things. For one, based on the reaction I was seeing, that $150 makes a huge difference in the phone's appeal. At $500, you've got a lot of factors to weigh, but at $350, the Moto X is a tough deal to turn down. I also ...

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  • by | December 21, 2013 4:43 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's same-day delivery of certain Nexus devices. Then we talk about the Geekphone Revolution, which was talked about almost a year a go, and which plans to include iOS and Firefox support. Samsung is next as we talk about the rumors of new line-ups for 2014, including pro and lite tablets. We later shift our focus to the Moto X, as its back on sale again, though for a catch. We end today's show talking about the origins of Android, and how the first iPhone affected it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google starts offering ...

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  • by | December 20, 2013 7:55 PM

    Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed your worried minds -and even if they haven't- the second-to-last episode of the Pocketnow Weekly's 2013 season is right up your twisted alley, friend. But even if you're not interested in such tomfoolery, there's still plenty here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing rumors like the Galaxy S 5 and wooden Moto X, yes - but we also spend a lot of time ...

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  • by | December 20, 2013 11:37 AM

    Motorola's Cyber Monday promo for the Moto X, offering shoppers $150 off the no-contract edition of the customizable smartphone, was a bit of a train wreck. First the site couldn't handle the load, and then when Motorola brought the deal back for a couple more attempts, all the coupon codes for $150 off were claimed in under ten minutes. If you missed your chance then, all is not lost, and today we learn of another way Moto X fans can score that $150-off promotion. Apparently Motorola's been hawking the Moto X on the Today Show, and viewers (or folks like you, whom we're just clueing-in to ...

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  • by | December 20, 2013 3:50 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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  • by | December 19, 2013 1:00 PM

    Whether you're planning to purchase a Moto X or not, it can still be kinda fun to play around with all the options available through Motorola's interactive Moto Maker website and see your custom design transform in real-time. And with new additions like the first wood back option, there are more possible combinations than ever before. Moto Maker is very cool for what it is, but today we learn about a eye-catching twist on that idea, as Motorola prepares to place an interactive Moto X design experience into the pages of a print magazine. In the January issue of Wired, readers will find a ...

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  • by | December 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    Yesterday afternoon, Motorola delivered something we'd been looking forward to for months and months, when it finally made its first wood-backed Moto X option available in its Moto Maker customization portal. While the fact that this was happening at all was great news, it wasn't without a whole lot of little disappointments: three of the four wood varieties weren't available for order, the price was double what we were expecting, and lengthy delays meant that none of these orders would arrive before the year's out. Some of those issues still remain, but you might be able to catch a break ...

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  • by | December 18, 2013 11:07 AM

    Our apology for some technical difficulties in publishing this. The video has been live on YouTube since yesterday. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new rumors on the Oppo Find 7 with its 2K display. Then we shift our focus towards Nokia as things don't seem positive when it comes to their 8.3-inch tablet plans, even though Microsoft's 8-inch Surface is rumored to bring some innovative things. Samsung is next, this time because the company has shifted their marketing strategy, and that even includes plans for retail stores. We then cover the rumors of Google's EnergySense ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    Motorola's been clear that those long-overdue wooden back options for custom Moto X designs were on their way; we heard that the plan was to get them out in time for the holidays, and just yesterday we saw Motorola teasing their arrival. We weren't sure just when that might happen, but it sure felt like an announcement was right on the tip of the company's tongue. It turns out we didn't have much longer to go at all, and today we see the first Moto X wooden option arrive – though not exactly as we thought it might. So, where did our expectations mislead us? Well, for starters, we're not ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 3:09 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 12 days of gifts, and how you can take advantage today. Windows Phone 8.1 is next as we discuss the old rumors of Notification Center and Cortana making it to the OS. We then shift the spotlight to the LG G Flex, as reports have it that Sprint will be the first US carrier to bring it. Then we talk about the wooden Moto X, and when we could expect it. We end today's show focusing on Samsung because of the Android 4.4.2 update to the Google Edition Galaxy S 4, and later the rumors of an Iris Scanner and 2k display coming to the Galaxy S ...

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  • by | December 16, 2013 11:15 AM

    Where are we with those oh-so-cool-looking, but so far yet-to-arrive wooden back options for Motorola's Moto X? While they seemed like one of the less plausible aspects of the rumors following the phone's development, Motorola surprised us on launch day when it actually confirmed we'd be able to outfit our custom Moto X designs with one of several wood veneers... eventually. We've been waiting patiently for the wood options to become available ever since. Several weeks back we heard that Motorola was planning to start selling phones with these wood backs in time for the holidays – which ...

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  • by | December 14, 2013 4:26 AM

    At the very beginning of November Motorola took the camera application from the Moto X, and made it available as a stand-alone download from the Play Store, in order to make camera improvements for the future easier to deliver -- instead of the ROM update way. Now that camera application is being updated with some improvements and new features, though, your phone has to run Android 4.4 KitKat (meaning Moto X phones that have received the KitKat treat, as well as the Moto G). In addition to bug fixes, extra language support and locked exposure during Panorama capture, the new camera app ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 7:39 PM

    Of all of Motorola's smartphones, the Moto G may be the one we're most infatuated with at the moment, but as we pointed out in our recent review, the phone's not without its faults. After all, you've got to make cuts somewhere in order to deliver a handset as eminently affordable as the Moto G is, and one of the features that ended up on the chopping block was the very useful Touchless Control. Luckily, Motorola's other recent Androids do have access to the app, and today are seeing an update bring it some new functionality. We already know that certain Google Now queries can be run with ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 7:53 PM

    Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation prize: you get to know what curious fate befell that Lumia 2520 we were tinkering with a while ...

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  • by | December 10, 2013 7:02 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Moto X, the deals that launched today, and how they didn't last long. Microsoft follows the news as they've announced 12 days of deals, and these are very significant. Nokia follows the news with the launch of their Guru headset, aside from the rumors of an 8.3-inch Tablet. Samsung is next as the company has just announced the Galaxy J, and we go through the specifics of why this device is important. We'll end today's show talking about all the enhancements that Google just launched on Hangouts. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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