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1 week ago

Moto 360 officially on sale NOW! [Updated]

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Moto 360

You know, just in case you'd been living under a rock. (Also: Be sure to check out our Moto 360 redux.)

Buy now at:

As a reminder, the watch today is $249.99 and comes with a leather strap. You'll be able to get a stainless steel band later this year.

Updated: Well, that was fast. All three retailers are showing the smartwatch as sold out. In a Google+ post, Motorola wrote,"Unfortunately, Moto 360 is currently sold out on Motorola.com. Availability may be limited for a while due to high demand. You can register to be notified when it's available again online."

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha versus Galaxy S5: Quick comparison

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Galaxy Alpha + Galaxy S5

Plastic versus metal, see how the Alpha stacks up side by side with the Galaxy S5

IFA 2014 Samsung's other latest device, the Galaxy Alpha, is doing the rounds publicly at IFA 2014 and as such we've snagged ourselves a quick look. More specifically we've sized up the 4.7-inch, metal framed Galaxy against it's older, bigger brother, the Galaxy S5. We know the Alpha is smaller and has a lower resolution display. But is that noticeable, and how much smaller is it?

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1 week ago

Verizon Wireless reveals its intent to sell the new Moto X

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Verizon Wireless has joined with AT&T and U.S. Cellular to announced it will also be selling the new version of the Moto X smartphone from Motorola that was officially revealed earlier today.

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1 week ago

Motorola Touchless Control app gets updated with a new name, Moto Voice

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Motorola hasn't launched the new version of the Moto X yet, but the company has already made some changes to the Touchless Control app that it will use, renaming it the Moto Voice and adding in some features.

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1 week ago

See all of Motorola's new product videos in one playlist

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Motorola wants you to know about their new 2014 product line. We're peering over it all ourselves, and will keep filling you in on everything we can find, but we know that an Android fan can never get enough.

Moto has pumped out a slew of new product videos, and we figured whipping them all into one easy-to-watch playlist was the best way to watch them all. Take a peek yourself, this is some pretty cool stuff!

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1 week ago

U.S. Cellular will also sell the new Moto X sometime in September

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U.S. Cellular has confirmed to Android Central via email that it will be selling the new version of the Moto X smartphone from Motorola and that sales will begin sometime later in September.

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1 week ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 5

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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1 week ago

Did Motorola go too big with the new Moto X?

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Moto X and Moto X

Motorola surprised a number of us when it chose to scale up the new Moto X, opting for 5.2 inches on the display instead of the more one-handable 4.7-inches we'd come to love over the past year. That's not to say it's huge — it's actually just a tad smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S5 — but it's still a very noticeable change.

And so we ask you: Did Motorola go too big with the new Moto X? Or just right? Hit up the poll and let us know.

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1 week ago

AT&T confirms it will sell new Moto X and Moto Hint wireless earbud

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AT&T has confirmed that it will offer the new version of Motorola's Moto X smartphone for sale, along with the company's new Moto Hint wireless earbud.

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1 week ago

Here's the deal on the steel bands for the new Moto 360

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Moto 360 Steel

You'll be able to buy steel links later this year, at a bit of a premium

We've had a number of folks ask about the steel bands for the new Moto 360 — can't believe you couldn't find it in our mountain of overnight coverage — so here's the deal:

You can order your $249.99 Moto 360 today, and chances are you'll have it pretty quickly. But the steel bands won't be available until later this year. When they are, you'll be paying a little bit of a premium to get one — $79.99 will be headed from your wallet to Motorola. If you wait and order the steel band with the watch once the bands are available later this year, you'll be paying a little bit less of a premium — $299.99 total.

Yes, the Moto 360 bands are interchangeable, and Motorola says you should be able to use any 22mm strap. But Motorola did warn us that that because of the round shape of the watch, any old strap might not look as good. (The words "premium experience" might have been used once or twice.) Sort of the same situation with the Samsung Gear Live — it'll work, but perhaps not quite as nicely as if you use something designed for the watch.

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1 week ago

HTC One Mini 2 in pink is an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse

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More and more consumers want to have a unique smartphone these days and the Carphone Warehouse in the UK will offer the pink version as an exclusive, just in case you really wanted to go all out with color choice. Prices kick off from £20 per month with no upfront fee, or you can even go SIM-free at £379.95.

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1 week ago

Samsung announces the Gear S Tizen SDK for developers

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Samsung has today announced that the Tizen Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for download at its developer website. This kit will provide all the tools to develop cool stuff for the recently unveiled Samsung Gear S wearable. The company has already been working with partners and consumers can expect to see experiences covering fitness, shopping, social media, music and more.

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1 week ago

Video walkthrough: The Asus Zenwatch

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Earlier this week Asus unveiled it's first foray into the Android Wear space, the Zenwatch. From our initial hands on we've been left really impressed with it, and we're looking forward to it going on sale in October to get some real, quality time with it.

We're still on the ground at IFA 2014 in Berlin, so we're back with a little more Zenwatch goodness. We didn't see much of anything on the software front since like so many others the demo units were all locked in retail mode. But it's a nice watch deserving of a quick video.

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1 week ago

Hands-on with the 6-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7

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Huawei's latest Mate is a definite step up from the last

IFA 2014 At its Berlin press conference, Huawei made the new Ascend Mate 7 official. And honestly, we're pretty impressed. Need more? OK, sure. It's a 6-inch, 1080p, octa-core phone constructed from a single piece of aluminum. It's got a 13MP camera round the back where you also find a single-touch fingerprint scanner with big claims behind its accuracy and its speed.

We've got one in for review right now, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks. But while we're here in Berlin we had to crack open the box and take a quick look.

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1 week ago

NVIDIA takes Samsung and Qualcomm to court over patent infringements

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NVIDIA has announced that the company is taking both Samsung and Qualcomm to court for infringing on 7 patents covering computer graphics. The popular GPU manufacturer is asking the International Trade Commission and US district court in Delaware to enforce product bans to the US and request compensation. This move is a serious push in NVIDIA licensing its patents and technology.

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