The new Moto X has been available from Verizon for a few weeks now, but today they're offering up a sweet new exclusive for football fans. A new football leather-backed Moto X is available now online and in stores for just $119.99 after a $50 on-contract rebate.
Burger King has announced that its mobile app is now available for customers in the UK and Ireland. The app itself provides access to personalized discounts at participating restaurants, a handy store locator to find the nearest Burger King and there's even a complete guide to all products offered by the fast food chain.
In case the early look of Android Lollipop running on the Samsung Galaxy S5 wasn't quite enough, SamMobile has returned with yet another pre-release build — this time for the Galaxy S4. While it's no official confirmation that the GS4 will definitely get the update, this at least shows Samsung is looking into it.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has today announced more radio spectrum will be available at auction for mobile operators next year (or early 2016). The two bands that will be up for grabs are the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz frequencies that will offer high data capacity for the increasing use of mobile connectivity.
Motorola made a phone that challenges its own Moto X on Verizon, and in many ways bests it
Droid. It's the name that arguably kicked off Android's popularity back in 2009 and one we've still yet to completely shake as an inaccurate descriptor of just about every phone running Android. Verizon's marketing machinery is strong, but has thankfully toned back in the last two years to match Motorola's new direction.
Motorola now has an exclusive deal to provide Verizon with a steady stream of "Droid" branded devices for the foreseeable future, and since 2013 it has been bringing its new "less is more" mantra from the Moto X series over to the Droid line. The Motorola Droid Turbo is the 2014 flagship from this Verizon/Motorola tie-up, and the best way to describe it is as a "super" version of the 2014 Moto X.
No spec has gone un-bumped, and no design decision was made without considering how it would exude the "Droid" brand for Verizon. This is a Droid through and through, and one that could easily be considered as the best choice on Verizon today.
Read on for our full review of the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo.
Tablet market share, calculated based on web usage, reveals that usage of Google's Nexus and Samsung's range of Galaxy Note and Tab tablets is on the rise. While Apple's iPad slates still dominate the market share chart based on usage, the use of the iPad in North America during the fourth quarter this year is slipping when compared to Samsung, Nexus, and even Verizon's branded Ellipsis tablets.
Update: It looks like Motorola has sold out of its inventory of the Nexus 6. If you're aching for a unit, be sure to check back on Wednesday on the Google Play store. And if you can't get enough of Motorola, you can read our review of the Nexus 6's cousin, the Droid Turbo on Verizon.
A quick reminder, folks, that the second-annual Samsung Developer Conference is next week in San Francisco — we'll be there are the official media partner! — and the final tickets are starting to move fast. The keynote address is free, session access is $99, students get in to the whole thing for $299, and full access is $499 — with the latter categories receiving a free premium gift, conference swag, access to the keynote and all sessions, plus meals, after-hours events, a pavilion pass, experimental exhibits and workshops, and more!
And we'll be there all week, bringing it to you live. The SDC runs Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco. For more, hit the link below.
ComScore had released its mobile market share data for the September 2014. In terms of platforms, Android leads with 52.1 percent followed by iOS with 41.7 percent and Microsoft with 3.6 percent. Both Android and Microsoft grew its market share slightly compared the the prior quarter ended in June 2014. BlackBerry commanded a 2.3 percent market share and Symbian still hangs on with 0.2 percent.
The judges pored over the hundreds of submissions in this year's Halloween Photo Contests, and they have finally narrowed them down and chosen winners for each site! There were so many incredible entries, from funny to scary and everything in between, and all of them were so very creative, so as always this was a really hard contest to judge! It took a little bit longer than we had hoped, but prizes are worth waiting for, right? We appreciate all the pictures that were submitted, and hope that you all had as much fun entering as we did getting to see everyone entries.
You can check out the winners for each site below, as well as see who has won the Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest grand prize!
Google had quietly introduced two new protective cases for the Nexus 6 in the Play store. The first is a thin hard shell case called the Naked Tough Case that brings an integrated kickstand to the 6-inch phone making it easy to prop your Nexus 6 up and take advantage of the display to watch movies. The $35 minimalist case is clear and will show off the Cloud White or Midnight Blue hue of your Nexus 6.
The Moto 360 is one of our favorite smartwatches, but we've been frustrated by the selection of compatible bands — but no more. The watch is now available from Motorola with 23mm-wide metal bands in either dark or silver metal, as well as narrowed 18mm bands in gold or silver. Yep, a gold Moto 360, but only with the narrower, some would say more feminine, band.
While the Nexus 9 tablet is now on sale in the UK, there's so far been no sign of its smaller cousin, the Nexus 6 smartphone on British shores. Today Google has broken the silence with official Play Store listings for the N6, priced at £499 for the 32GB model and £549 for the roomier 64GB option.
You've now got another option for a round-faced Android Wear smartwatch: the LG G Watch R can now be purchased from Google Play. It'll cost you $299, compared to $249 for the Moto 360, and is in stock right now and shipping in 1-2 days.
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