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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Facebook Paper, and how it plans to revolutionize the way you interact with the social network. Google is next as we go through its quarter results and learn why it sold Motorola, aside from other rumors of the color-options for the Google Nexus 5. Then we talk about the Galaxy S 5, and new rumors claiming that the phone will include a fingerprint scanner. Microsoft is next as reports have the company naming a CEO next week. We end today's show talking about Apple's plans for the iPhone 6 with its new sapphire glass facility in Arizona. All ...

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    It's been quite a week for Motorola. We went from talking about a sale on custom smartphones to a sale of the entire company in less than two days. Now, a handful of editorials and one podcast later, we live in a world where Motorola is moving in with Lenovo while Google gets itself out of the hardware business - the business it just got into when it bought Motorola back in 2011. It's enough to make anyone pine for simpler times. But before the complexities of a corporate acquisition and debates over patent values take over our lives completely, we've got a piece of decidedly more-fun ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's market share growth in the tablet space, which hadn't happened in years. We then talk about LG and the leaks of the G Pro 2 for a probable launch at MWC in Barcelona. Samsung follows the news as we go through the leaks of the 16MP ISOCELL shooter being used, aside from the other rumors of Samsung keeping 1080p displays for an extra year. In additional Samsung news we also go through the rumors of the company ditching the Magazine UX that we saw at CES, due to some pressure from Google. We end today's show as we go through the shocking ...

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    So here’s the thing. I’ve got $400 burning a hole in my pocket and I need a new phone. I still can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. I’ve never had $400 burning a hole in my pocket. But that’s what getting laid off after eight years of dedication will do. Yay severance! Anyway, so I’ve got $400 to spend on a new phone, and I’ve narrowed my options to a Moto X and a Nexus 5. Yes, I know, I’m a Windows Phone guy, so I haven’t completely ruled out the Lumia 1020 I found on Swappa for $390. But let’s just pretend I have. So now I need to ask myself - and you. Moto X or ...

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    I'm writing this literally minutes after pulling the trigger on a new Moto X purchase. It will be at my doorstep in five days, and it's exactly the phone I've wanted ever since Motorola unveiled the line back in July. So why didn't I get it earlier? The Moto X has been on sale for months - so long, in fact, that we've already published our durability report and an After The Buzz re-review of the plucky little smartphone from Google. Sure, today's hour-long sale provided a little nudge, but my impulse control isn't honed enough to resist buying a drool-worthy phone for five hours, let ...

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    Last Friday, Motorola announced the details of its most interesting Moto X deal to date, revealing that today, from 3 to 4pm, the off-contract Moto X would be available for $100 off its current price (a price that already got knocked-back $100 earlier this month). That means the opportunity to score a free-and-clear 16GB Moto X for just about $300. For $25 more, you can also upgrade to one of the new wooden backs, and an extra $50 will move you up to the 32GB version of the handset. Like previous deals, expect this one to move quickly. Besides the one hour ticking clock, there's also a ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmation that there are no plans to merge OS X with iOS in the near future. Motorola follows the news as the Moto X is going to be on Sale this Monday, January 27th, and the deal is very good. HTC is next as those of you expecting Android 4.4 KitKat on your US variants may see the update in the next coming days. The Google Nexus 5 follows as we get new leaks of the phone in red. We end today's show talking about Qualcomm and how it just acquired Palm's patents from HP. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple puts the ...

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    The Moto X is now five-months-old. Our own Michael Fisher took a second look at Motorola's 2013 flagship yesterday in episode 29 of After The Buzz. He found that despite how mediocre the phone was on paper at the time of its launch, the consensus hasn't changed … at all. The Moto X is a fantastic smartphone we still would (and do) recommend for many. But there's no point in rehashing his views on the Moto X in comparison to its foes. Instead, we're here to look at how the Moto X has fared in our pockets, next to our keys and pocket change, or how it has survived the element over those ...

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    It's not too often that we share with you details of smartphone sales. Sure, there are times like Black Friday when sales are the whole point, and sometimes savings are just too big to keep to ourselves, but few phones have had us following their sales quite in the same way as the Moto X. Maybe that's because of the Moto Maker, and how Motorola sells these guys directly. Maybe it's because of the pretty substantial savings that have been offered, knocking a hundred dollars or more off already low prices. For whatever reason these Moto X deals have captivated us so much, they're not ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    The Moto X may be a spectacular little handset. Most of us here at Pocketnow have been smitten with the smartphone since we first laid eyes on it and Moto Maker back in 2013. And several of us now use the Moto X as our full-time daily drivers. Regardless of how much love the Moto X has received from press and most of those who have used it, Motorola's modest flagship hasn't managed to turn the heads of too many developers, even with a dedicated developer edition. The Moto X development forums are barren, at least by comparison to devices like the HTC One and Galaxy S 4. That said, it ...

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     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    Last Friday, Motorola went official with the news we've been waiting months to hear, announcing the coming availability of all four wooden back options for the custom-designed Moto X. We already had bamboo, launching in December, but still needed to see the arrival of walnut, teak, and ebony before the story would be complete. As Motorola informed us at the time, those new options join bamboo today, and you're now able to start configuring designs based around them with Motorola's Moto Maker tool. Sure, we've seen renders of these models before, but half the fun of Moto Maker is playing ...

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    Watch today's Pockentow Daily as we talk about the first Dual-mode Android-Windows Phone in the market, even though that Windows Phone partition is not as real as you'd expect. Then we talk about the LG G3 rumors, and a more realistic launch day for the phone. We later go through the rumored Xperia Z2 back plate, and the fact that it won't be a glass-on-glass phone. HTC follows the news, as the M8 will apparently have a larger display, a unique camera, and a late launch day. We end today's show as we cover the additional wooden options of the Moto X, aside from the drop in price. All this ...

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    For a phone that's been out for months now, the past several weeks have been pretty active ones for Motorola's Moto X. We saw some great deals (followed by a permanent price cut), the European launch, and the arrival of the first of the phone's wood backs. But for as awesome as it was to see that bamboo option land this time last month, we were left wondering what was to become of the other three wood designs Motorola had revealed: teak, rosewood, and ebony. Our answer has finally arrived, with Motorola just sharing news of how these selections will debut. Teak, rosewood, and ebony options ...

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    [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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    It’s a question familiar to anyone in the business of reviewing smartphones: “Nice review, but what phone do you carry?” Emphasis on the you. From a personal perspective, no matter how many times it’s posed, I don’t mind being asked the question. It’s a constant reminder that my day job is in fact my dream job (literally; I still have dreams about meeting tech personalities whom I’ve long followed), and that people find my opinions worth something. So on a selfish level, I’m thankful for the validation. I imagine the same thing happens most everywhere commentators offer ...

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    When it comes to European future potential Moto X owners, we were jealous of our American friends and their Motorola Moto X devices. However, according to the company, the good old continent will get some Moto X love really soon, and, depending on your location, you might be able to grab one in just about two weeks or so. If you live in France, Britain or Germany, beginning of February is what you should be looking out for if you want your own, European, Moto X. Prices will, of course, vary, depending on your region, and carrier of choice. If you're in the UK, expect to pay about 25 ...

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    Of all the features Motorola baked-in to the Moto X, Motorola Assist was the one that sure seemed to have a lot of potential, but the implementation left quite a bit to be desired. For instance, we thought it was really cool how Assist would recognize when you were driving and then read incoming text messages aloud to you – but also how bizarre it was that there was no corresponding respond-by-voice feature, and at best you were left setting an “I'm driving now” auto-response away message of sorts. Well, the nice thing about software is how amenable it is to upgrades, and today we ...

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    Yesterday we saw Motorola start distributing invitations to a launch event scheduled for next Tuesday, with the intent of welcoming “a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” That sure sounded to us like bringing an existing Motorola phone to the EU, rather than launching a fully new one, and we wondered if it might be the Moto X. And even if it was the Moto X, would we see the same kind of Moto Maker customizations as are available in the US, or just get a couple generic black and white options? While nothing's still official, a Motorola job posting sure seems to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's recent annoucement of the new SmartBand, along with a new Xperia Z1 Compact and Z1S for the US market. We then talk about Samsung's new family of tablets, which include some interesting enhancements when compared to previous years. We keep talking about Samsung as we cover the company's new tablet UI, aside from the fact that it's also planned for Galaxy smartphones. Motorola is next as we talk about the company's press event in Europe for January 14th. We end today's show talking about the new Pebble Steel, and what's hot about it. All ...

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    Well here's a surprise: with CES this week, and the MWC later in February, you'd think that smartphone makers had all the opportunities they needed to make any products announcements already nicely lined up for them. Instead of bringing its new gear to one of these shows, it looks like Motorola is striving to attract a little independent attention, and invitations the company's currently inform us of a launch announcement in one week, on January 14. So, what do we have to look forward to? As you can see in the invite above, Motorola talks about “a new edition” to its European lineup. ...

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    Guys, our apologies for the late upload. Hopefully these technical issues will get solved this week. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's new Galaxy Camera 2, and the reasons why it's worth and not worth your money. We then continue talking about Samsung, this time because of the possible launch rumors of the Galaxy S 5. Motorola is next as we go through the Moto X and Moto G discounts that just landed. Sony takes the spotlight next with a possible Windows Phone during 2014. We end today's show talking about Google Glass and its possible retail price. All this and more ...

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