We have several reports indicating that folks who pre-ordered their next generation Moto X on Moto Maker have already started receiving shipping notifications. That means folks will get the device in their hands by the end of the week, and could be as early as tomorrow.
Keep in mind, this doesn't apply to everyone who pre-ordered, but is likely just for the first wave of folks who signed up for one. Most of the rumors peg September 26th as the day the device will show up in retail stores, so it makes sense that pre-orders will have started shipping.
Sound off if you are on of the folks who received your shipping notification email.
We have a number of images to share with you guys today which are supposedly of the new Motorola Droid Turbo. As we reported previously, a device codenamed Quark, model XT1254 is expected to be the new Droid Turbo. The back panel of this device is what is depicted in the images according to this new report.
What is readily apparent from these images is that the device will have a rounded Kevlar unibody and a dual LED flash. Also, its front has capacitive keys (back, home, and recent apps). On top of this, the source of this intel indicated that the display will round out at 5.2-inches and will likely be a 564 ppi Quad HD component.
What do you think of this more rounded design for the Droid Turbo?
As an added bonus, a pic of some cases for the Moto G and Moto X second generation are compared to a Moto S case. You will find all of these shots in the thread below.
When the Play Station 4 was released it was also announced that there would be a remote play feature which would allow you to play your Play Station 4 remotely from your Xperia Z3. A Sony representative had also said that Sony did not plan to bring this feature to any other device. No worries the dev community has come through again. Developer "XperiaPlaystation" has ported Remote play to all android devices. To make this work you will need to flash a particular zip file and install a certain apk. Your device must be running Android 4.0 or better. You will need to have a custom recovery installed like Clock Work Mod recovery. Head to the link below for the downloads.
As Android devices continue to grow in screen size as well as performance we are using them in more productive ways. The same activities that we may have preformed previously on laptops and tablets we are now finding ourselves doing on smartphones. The Galaxy Note with the Multi Window is a perfect example of this. You can watch a video while sending an email, or surf the web while texting. There are several applications that will allow you to multitask in this way.
C Floating is one of the latest multitasking/multiwindow apps. This app brings you a unique multitasking experience. You can float any app on top of any app, add any 3rd party widget, perform actions quickly, and monitor system information efficiently. Other features include floating shortcuts, floating recent apps, floating widgets, floating block screen, floating tables...
Now that we have an unlocked bootloader on the Verizon Moto X this device is pretty much a Dev unit for all intents and purposes. That being said all dev recoveries and roms should work just fine once the bootloader is unlocked! The developer edition of the Verizon Moto X has has a pretty substantial development community and anyone with a Verizon variant that has currently unlocked their bootloader with Sunshine will now be able to benefit from this. Check out recoveries and roms below.
The only downside to unlocking the bootloader of your Moto X is the fact that the process automatically changes your bootscreen to a nasty, ugly looking image stating that your bootloader is unlocked and your warranty is void. You can actually change this image pretty easily. This does require that you run a few commands via adb so you should be pretty comfortable with that. You will need to have both fastboot and adb files in the same folder as your new boot image. Then you will need to open up a command prompt from within that file and type "fastboot flash logo (logofile).bin". Head to the link below to download the new bootlogo's....
Justin Case and The Root Ninja team have finally added official support for the Moto X. This means you can finally unlock the bootloader of your Verizon and AT&T bootloader. This will work on devices with 4.4.3 and lower as well as some 4.4.4 devices. There was also support added for other Motorola devices like Moto G, Motorola Droid Maxx, Ultra, and Mini. The Sunshine bootloader method can be used by anyone. It is essentially an app that does all the work for you. You just download the app, pay the one time license fee of $25 then proceed to unlock your bootloader! Sunshine also no longer needs root, it will actually gain root access...
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. LG just announced a new device for Asian markets. It's called the Wine Smart, and despite being potentially curious about the etymology of the devices name, the most curious thing about it is not that. It's actually an Android flip-phone. Yep... that harkens back to the bygone days of the early 2000's.
As you would expect, it's internal specs are not what you would call, cutting edge, but it should get the job done for its intended market.
3.5-inch, 480 x 320
Perhaps if a company would try a bit harder with better hardware, then something like this could go mainstream... What do you think?
AT&T just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be coming to their network. They will have the device available on September 26th (2014). The phone will cost $612.99 without a contract or $199.99 with a two year contract. Alternatively, AT&T has a couple different Next programs which will allow you to purchase it with monthly installments:
$25.55 per month on AT&T Next18.
$30.65 per month on AT&T Next12.
$199.99 with a two-year agreement.
No annual commitment for $612.99.
Above is a video highlight of the device, and below is a link to AT&T's press release.
The above is simply a concept design found at the source indicated in the image.
For weeks we have been finding rumors detailing the upcoming partnership between HTC and Google on a Nexus-style tablet of some kind. For the most part, the general consensus is that the Nexus 9 tablet will be manufactured by HTC using NVIDIA internal hardware.
The newest report comes directly from the Wall Street Journal and seems to be solid confirmation of these rumors. According tot the WSJ,
The WSJ report indicates that the two companies are developing a Nexus tablet together. From the way the report reads, it seems as if Google is striving to help strengthen HTC in the Android marketplace.