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As from the well received Moto X, the other Motorola phone making waves is the Moto G, a phone that you can buy for $99 off-contract at some carriers has been added to the list of devices offered on Google Play. The Moto G will in fact be a Google Play Edition (GPE) device, meaning it will run a stock version of Android (4.4.2). While the Moto G (and the Moto X) are about as close to stock Android as you can get, there are till some software features on them they make the slightly ‘modded.’ As with most GPE phones, the Moto...

Without a doubt, one of the hottest phones of 2013 was the Moto X by Motorola. Despite the fact that it only had a 720p display and used a dual-core processor, just about anyone who used it, knew that Motorola really put some thought into the phone’s design and performance. Running a near vanilla version of Android, the Moto X was blazing fast and felt incredibly comfortable in the hand. To top it off, more than a handful of sites and professionals called the Moto X the best phone of 2013 in their year-end wrap up over monsters...

Prior to Microsoft scooping up Nokia for their own personal gain, the Finnish smartphone company was reportedly close to finalizing a new phone, codenamed, Normandy. This Normandy device is special, because unlike the phones the company has released over the past two years, this one was scheduled to run Android. Yes, you read that right, it’s also believed that may have been one of the motivating factors as to why Microsoft purchased Nokia. Nokia, until being purchased by Microsoft, had the most and best-selling Windows Phone on...

We are now two days away from Christmas, the biggest gift giving day of the year and Samsung is making one last ditch effort to get their Galaxy Gear into the minds of potential customers. Unlike Apple’s last sappy, yet touching, commercial, about shooting a family video on the iPhone, Samsung decided to have a awkward pickup/dating commercial, focusing on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The commercial is, for lack of a better term, creepy. First off, a guy tells a girl that he’s never met, to speak into his watch and say her...

Some big news out of the Cyanogen Mod camp, Google has officially given their seal of approval on the popular Mod team’s official first phone, the N1, made by Oppo. Basically this means that Cyanogen Mod has their own version of Android, much like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense UI, Cyanogen is now shipping their very own modified OS, which is very much like stock, but with several improvements. Along with Google seal of approval also comes the ability for the Oppo N1 to shipp with Google CTS certified apps, like Google...

Let me preface this by saying that this is both a legitimate post and rant about my experience—and that of my wife—with the Motorola Moto X and Motorola’s customer service. First off, Motorola’s customer support is garbage and I mean absolute garbage. Here are some statistics of my experience, 2 Weeks, 3 Representatives, 3 promised RMA’s, and a promised email/phone contact from a senior support staff that never came and a question that blew my mind. So what happened to prompt all this negativity? Before I get there,...

Do you remember when it was rumored that Google was going to spend close to half a billion dollars to advertise the Motorola Moto X? So far, we haven’t really seen anything to crazy, all the typical advertising has been there, like bus signs, billboards, web ads, TV commercials and yes, some print ads. But today it was announced that in the January issue of WIRED, we’re going to see the first, real, interactive, “offline” ad for the Moto X and this ad must have cost a pretty penny, not only to place, but to develop. The...

Maybe you’re like me and when you purchase a $40 first-party case for your new Nexus 5, you expected it to work flawlessly. However, that hasn’t been the case. The new Bumper Case, which as I said retails for $34.99 + tax and shipping, is made of two types of plastic, a harder shell for protection and a softer ridge for slipping the phone in and hitting the power and volume buttons. The only problem is, that supposedly softer plastic, isn’t so soft. It makes pushing buttons, especially the power button more difficult...

Google has announced that starting now they’ll offer the LG G Pad 8.3 via the Play Store in a GPE configuration. Basically what that means, is that the G Pad will come running stock Android 4.4 KitKat. For those of you unfamiliar with the 8.9-inch G Pad, the device is basically a blown up G2, with a full HD 1920 x 1200 Display, 16GB of on-board storage 2GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear shooter, and a 4600mAh battery. You can head over to the the Google Play Store to pick one up now. ...