Motorola http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/news en-GB Rugged waterproof Moto G Forte leaks http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/rugged-waterproofmoto-g-forte-leaks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto G has hit the gym and learned how to swim </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="886" height="665" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-g-forte-evleaks.jpg?1396407702" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Moto G</a> is Stuff&#39;s &#39;best bang-for-buck&#39; smartphone on Earth, and it looks like Moto&#39;s popular little Android mobile could be getting a tough makeover.</p> <p>Reliable Twitter leaker @evleaks has revealed an image showing off a noticeably chunkier Moto G variant called the Moto G Forte.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/rugged-waterproofmoto-g-forte-leaks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/rugged-waterproofmoto-g-forte-leaks/news#comments Moto G Motorola Smartphones Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:27:05 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434651 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/android/nokia-x-vs-motorola-moto-g-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One straight from the bowels of Mountain View, the other from the snowy plains of Finland via Redmond - both running Android. Who wins? FIGHT! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Untitled-1_1.jpg?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two big companies, each of which has been recently acquired by an even bigger company, just released what they claim is the best budget phone for the emerging market.</p> <p>But which one should you actually opt for? Let&#39;s see how they fare against one another.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nokia/mwc-2014/nokia-x-x-xl-hands-review-nokias-first-android-smartphones/feature" target="_blank">Nokia X, X+, XL: hands-on review of Nokia&#39;s first Android smartphones</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build: World of Plastics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At this price range, you expect a smartphone to be made chiefly from plastic (or polycarbonate if you want to be all fancy-schmancy). Even so, there&#39;s plastic, and there&#39;s <em>plastic</em>. Nokia chose to use the same design language that underpins its Asha line, so the monocoque polycarbonate used here is sturdy. When closed, the front glass and the back plate are seamless. The colours are so vibrant that they almost glow &ndash; which makes it awesome to pick it out among the me-too phones plaguing the market now. It does look a bit cheaper than expected though.</p> <p>With the Moto G, Motorola has revisited its Moto X design &ndash; but added a removable back plate. This means users are able to change the colour according to their mood. While it is chunkier than higher-class smartphones in the market, it doesn&rsquo;t feel cheap to hold and feel. The build quality of the Moto G goes above and beyond its price tag.</p> <p><strong>Winner: </strong>Moto G</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-x-and-xl-2_1.jpg?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN0002_1.JPG?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Display: One company spent more than the other </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is where money meets the road, and Motorola certainly spent extra here to make up for the rest of the phone. The 4.5in screen offers a 720p HD resolution which, while it&#39;s no Retina display, offers an eye-pleasingly sharp, detailed and rich picture. Simply put, it&#39;s amazing that Motorola produced such a high quality screen at this price point.</p> <p>For Nokia though, the year is still 2011. With a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, you won&#39;t get the best HD viewing experience, and even worse is the fact that the same resolution is being used in all three phones ( X, X+ and XL) and in two sizes (4in and 5in). We&#39;ll leave you to imagine the horror.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> Moto G</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/looks.jpg?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: Just good enough </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we&#39;re not asking a lot from something priced lower than a good pair of Nikes, we were disappointed with the cameras on both the Nokia and the Motorola.</p> <p>With only a 5MP sensor, the Moto G camera won&#39;t win any awards for picture quality and struggles to pick up fine details in even decent lighting conditions. It doesn&#39;t come anywhere close to the formidable snappers of imaging champions such as the Apple iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia 1020 and LG G2, and low light performance is also predictably lacking.</p> <p>The Nokia XL features a 5MP snapper too, with the smaller X and X+ packing a dismal 3MP cameras on their backs. Wow. &nbsp;</p> <p>While the cameras on both devices tick the basic boxes, neither can offer impressive pics in anything but the brightest conditions. Against each other, it&#39;s a tie.</p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> Draw</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9981_0_1.JPG?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-xl-in-hand_0.jpg?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power: Four against two </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By virtue of processing power alone, the Moto G trumps the offerings from Nokia. With a quad-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, it runs anything and everything thrown at it with ease, with the small caveat that it only has 1GB of RAM.</p> <p>With only dual-core processors plus 512MB of RAM (758MBs on the XL), the Nokias can barely run themselves smoothly, let alone other apps. If you add a Windows Phone-like skin on top of Android OS, it spells disaster for potential butter-smooth operations.</p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> Moto G</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS: The future against the past </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Moto G, being that it&#39;s made by what was until very recently a Google-owned company, is among the first in line to get the latest OS updates from Mountain View. In fact, Android KitKat 4.4 is already available for the phone now. It includes a full suite of Google-related apps, such as Gmail and the Play Store.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Nokia had to be content with Android 4.1.2 in the X family. Not only is it running a dated Android version (which is optimised for mid-to-low end devices, such as the X series here), there&#39;s minimal Google support and no Google Play Store &ndash; apps are installed either via Nokia&rsquo;s own app store, or have to be sideloaded into the phone.</p> <p><strong>Winner: </strong>Moto G</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" alt="Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/colours.jpg?1393982235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s clear almost right from the start that the Moto G comes off best in this weigh-in. What&#39;s not to like about the phone? It has a low price (&pound;130 for the 8GB model), good screen, decent processor, and is altogether a nice-looking package. It doesn&rsquo;t have a great camera but hey &ndash; you can&#39;t have it all.</p> <p>The Nokia X family, however, is special because it&rsquo;s the company&rsquo;s first foray into the Android universe and aimed at emerging countries (nope &ndash; not even the UK will get this phone). Also, it&#39;s a first generation device, and like most of those it has plenty of room for improvement. We await the next generation of X phones with higher expectations.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/nokia-gives-android-microsoft-friendly-skin-nokia-x-x-and-xl/news" target="_blank">Nokia gives Android a Microsoft-friendly skin with the Nokia X, X+ and XL</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/nokia-x-vs-motorola-moto-g-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Moto G Motorola MWC 2014 Nokia Smartphones Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:28 +0000 Will Findlater 1433048 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola is planning to launch a smartwatch this year, just like everyone else http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/mwc-2014/motorola-planning-launch-smartwatch-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto throws its hat into the wearables market at MWC 2014 – plus a Moto-made Google smartwatch prototype is revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola MotoACTV" alt="Motorola MotoACTV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-motoactv.jpg?1393465017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every phone manufacturer wants its own smartwatch these days.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Motorola smartwatch will, unsurprisingly, be an Android device &ndash; unlike Samsung&#39;s new Tizen-powered devices &ndash; and will carry across the Moto branding from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Moto G</a> smartphones.&nbsp;</p> <p>In related news, Android Police has snapped what&#39;s claimed to be a Motorola-branded smartwatch, reportedly a concept for a Google-branded wearable. Google has abandoned the concept, and is reportedly <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/lg-and-google-join-forces-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">working with LG</a> on a smartwatch for release later this year; whether Motorola will use the design for its own smartwatch has yet to be revealed.</p> <p>With the Android manufacturers rushing to get smartwatches to market, it seems like at this rate, the only phone manufacturer without a wearable on the shelves will be Apple.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/other-devices/motorola-reveals-it-s-developing-a-smartwatch-1228561" target="_blank">TechRadar</a> and <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/25/this-is-an-early-prototype-of-the-google-watch-made-by-motorola-last-year/" target="_blank">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Google smartwatch" alt="Motorola Google smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-google-smartwatch.jpg?1393465017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/mwc-2014/motorola-planning-launch-smartwatch-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/mwc-2014/motorola-planning-launch-smartwatch-year/news#comments Motorola MWC 2014 Wearable tech Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:25:41 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432927 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2014 day 2 round-up: the £15 Firefox phone, Moto's smartwatch and S5 cases break cover http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-day-2-round-stories-you-missed/news-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We take you on a swift jog through all the rest of the stories from the Barcelona show floor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="MWC 2014 day 2 round-up: the stories you missed" alt="MWC 2014 day 2 round-up: the stories you missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mobile-world-congress_0_1.jpg?1393426762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola working on a smartwatch that’ll be seen as a “style item” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola has revealed that it is developing a smartwatch with a view to launching it &ldquo;in a few months&rdquo;.</p> <p>And the company is concentrating on style. Moto&rsquo;s Rick Osterloh said that the focus of the as yet unnamed watch would be to &ldquo;solve a real user problem in that there are no wearable products you want to wear&hellip; because they are all extremely ugly.&rdquo;</p> <p>The watch will use Android (no surprise there) and will feature Moto branding, a sign that the company will be retaining its brand identity in the wake of its acquisition by Lenovo.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/portable-devices/other-devices/motorola-reveals-it-s-developing-a-smartwatch-1228561">TechRadar</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola" alt="Motorola" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-logo.jpg?1393426762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mozilla’s £15 Firefox OS phone could take the developing world by storm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mozilla&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-firefox-os-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news">Firefox OS</a> might not be making huge waves in the developed world, but it could be the platform that helps spread smartphone use through emerging markets &ndash; a place hitherto ruled by cheap feature phones made by the likes of Nokia.</p> <p>Key could be the Flame, a handset that costs next to nothing yet features all the traits of a smartphone: Firefox OS, a dual-core Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC and a 4.5in touchscreen (with an 845 x 480 resolution). It can run a selection of HTML5 apps and will cost US$25 (&pound;15).</p> <p>Mozilla suggests that people think of the Flame as a more powerful feature phone than a full-on smartphone, but as Firefox OS expands there&rsquo;ll be access to more and more apps. The rock bottom price should also force competitors like Nokia (which just launched a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-x-x-xl-hands-review/feature">trio of cheapish Android phones</a> that seem destined for developing markets) to lower their own prices.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/02/23/new-developer-hardware-and-tools-show-firefox-os-ecosystem-momentum-2/">Mozilla</a> via <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/24/the-newly-announced-25-firefox-os-smartphone-is-being-heard-clearly-by-nokia/">Venture Beat</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mozilla’s £15 Firefox OS phone could take the developing world by storm" alt="Mozilla’s £15 Firefox OS phone could take the developing world by storm" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mozilla-flame-firefox-os.jpg?1393426762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Proporta and Griffin first with Samsung Galaxy S5 cases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, that didn&rsquo;t take long. A mere 24 hours after Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5 to the world, the first batch of third-party cases have landed in our inbox.</p> <p>We don&rsquo;t have the space or frankly the willpower to write about them all, but you can see Proporta&rsquo;s range <a href="http://www.proporta.co.uk/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?name=&amp;description=&amp;sku=&amp;price%5Bfrom%5D=&amp;price%5Bto%5D=&amp;pp_device%5B%5D=4098">here</a> and Griffin&rsquo;s <a href="http://store.griffintechnology.com/galaxy-s5">here</a>. Griffin&rsquo;s priciest case is the rugged &ldquo;military-duty&rdquo; Survivor while Proporta&rsquo;s is a rather fetching &ldquo;brand collaboration&rdquo; with waxed jacket experts Barbour &ndash; it even has a tartan interior.</p> <p>They&rsquo;re all available for pre-order now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-galaxy-s5-hands-review/feature">Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Proporta and Griffin first with Samsung Galaxy S5 cases" alt="Proporta and Griffin first with Samsung Galaxy S5 cases" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/barbour-samsung-s5-case.jpg?1393426762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ex Nokia boss Stephen Elop heading up Microsoft’s Xbox division </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will soon be ruling over Microsoft&rsquo;s Xbox division, it was today revealed.</p> <p>Julie Larson-Green, who has been in charge of Xbox as head of the Devices and Studios Group since Don Mattrick left Microsoft seven months ago, announced in a leaked internal memo that she will be moving to the company&rsquo;s My Life &amp; Work team and that Elop (who worked for Microsoft before becoming Nokia CEO) will be taking over as part of the transition from Nokia.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/24/ahead-of-stephen-elops-return-microsofts-julie-larson-green-picks-up-new-internal-role/">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stephen Elop" alt="Stephen Elop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Stephen_elop.jpg?1393426762" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Galaxy S5 Microsoft Motorola Mozilla MWC 2014 Smartphones Smartwatches Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:21:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432896 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Lenovo to buy Motorola, the ultimate Apple coffee table book and Sony’s plans to revolutionise tablet photography http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-lenovo-buy-motorola-ultimate-apple-coffee-table-book-and-sony-s-plans-revolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your Thursday off to a cracking start with our daily news round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto G" alt="Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-g-main_0.jpg?1391067181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report: Lenovo to buy Motorola from Google </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A big business story from the world of smartphones here: Chinese computer-maker Lenovo has reportedly reached an agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google for something in the region of US$3 billion (&pound;1.8 billion).</p> <p>Google <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-acquires-motorola-mobility/news">paid over US$12.5 billion</a> (&pound;7.5 billion) for Motorola&rsquo;s mobile wing in 2012, which makes it seem as though the search giant has made a colossal loss. However, we suspect that Google will keep its hands on many (if not all) of the patents it acquired along with Motorola Mobility &ndash; and patents are worth a heck of a lot of money in the tech world.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/29/lenovo-to-buy-motorola-mobility-from-google/">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This book gives an amazing insight into Apple’s early years </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to gain a real insight into the inner workings of Apple&rsquo;s design team in the company&rsquo;s youth, a new book should be right at the top of your wish list.</p> <p>Keep It Simple: The Early Years is written by Hartmut Esslinger, a designer who collaborated with Steve Jobs from 1982. The weighty tome is full of pictures and sketches that illustrate the workings of this partnership and how Apple&rsquo;s reputation for simple, user-friendly products came about. Looks like an essential adornment for any gadget enthusiast&rsquo;s coffee table.</p> <p><strong>[<a href="http://www.arnoldsche.com/en/New-Books/KEEP-IT-SIMPLE-artikel.html">Arnoldsche</a> via <a href="http://mmminimal.com/apple-early-years/">Mmminimal</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This book gives an amazing insight into Apple’s early years" alt="This book gives an amazing insight into Apple’s early years" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/keep-it-simple.jpg?1391067181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony wants to turn your tablet into a lean, mean photography machine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first rule of tablet club may be &ldquo;never take photos with your tablet in public&rdquo;, but Sony is going all out to convince slate owners to do just that. According to Xperia Blog, the company is preparing to launch a SPA-TA1 attachment that will allow its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/hands-review-sony-cyber-shot-qx10-and-qx100-will-turn-your-smartphone-super-snapper/news">DSC-QX10 and DSC-QZ100</a> smartphone lens add-on modules to be fitted to almost any tablet.</p> <p>The SPA-TA1 will reportedly arrive in Japan on 4th April, priced at the equivalent of &pound;21. We&rsquo;d expect it to go on sale in Europe soon after.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/01/28/sony-spa-ta1-tablet-attachment-for-qx10qx100-lens-style-cameras/">Xperia Blog</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony wants to turn your tablet into a lean, mean photography machine" alt="Sony wants to turn your tablet into a lean, mean photography machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-spa-ta1.jpg?1391067181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 112 years on, the world’s first Porsche is discovered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first ever Porsche car, the P1, had its maiden outing on 26th June 1898 &ndash; but in the 112 years since then its whereabouts have been unknown. Until now.</p> <p>Porsche announced that it has acquired the original P1 &ndash; which looks more like a horse-drawn buggy than a car, but could travel at up to 21mph thanks to an electric motor &ndash; from a barn, where it had lain locked away and untouched since the 19th century.</p> <p>The P1&rsquo;s body has been lost, but its frame remains fairly intact &ndash; quite amazing considering no restoration work has been undertaken. Porsche said it will exhibit the car at its museum in Stuttgart.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/first-porsche-uncovered-112-years-hiding-160424431.html">Yahoo! News</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="112 years on, the world’s first Porsche is discovered" alt="112 years on, the world’s first Porsche is discovered" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/porsche-p1.jpg?1391067181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple Lenovo Motorola Porsche Sony Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:01:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431831 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/moto-x/motorola-moto-x-10-best-apps-download-first/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got your hands on Motorola’s fantastic flagship phone? Then get thee to Google Play and grab these apps right now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1278" height="855" title="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " alt="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-front-homescreen.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We thought we may never get it, but six months on from its US launch, Motorola&#39;s excellent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a> flagship phone has landed in Blighty. Affordable, packing some killer features and with a highly customisable exterior, it&#39;s the finest smartphone Moto has made in years. If you decide to pick one up, here are 10 superb apps to get you started.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X review</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So you&rsquo;ve finished <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">GTA 5</a> but are thirsting for more sandbox action in Rockstar&rsquo;s skewed version of the Sunshine State? Why not snap up the newly-released mobile edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which features remastered hi-res graphics, three cities to explore and over 70 hours of gameplay?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockstargames.gtasa" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-san-andreas_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X&rsquo;s touchscreen keyboard is perfectly serviceable, but if you&rsquo;re a frequent message- or email-scrivener you may want to invest in SwiftKey, widely regarded as the best third-party keyboard app.</p> <p>Why? Well, SwiftKey possesses eerily clever word prediction technology that quickly learns from its user (based not only on your SwiftKey use, but from your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail activity too) as well as incorporating current buzzwords. It makes for a blindingly fast typing experience.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" alt="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RunKeeper (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of most popular apps for tracking your workouts, RunKeeper uses GPS to plot the routes of your runs, walks and bike rides and delivers reams of stats for you to pore through (you can check your pace, time, distance travelled and calories burned). It also jives nicely with most of the popular fitness apps and services including FitBit, MyFitnessPal and Withings.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="RunKeeper (Free)" alt="RunKeeper (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/runkeeper.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is all about exterior customisation, but why stop there? Nova Launcher also allows you to customise the UI and homescreen in a number of ingenious ways: set up gesture-based actions to quick-start your favourite apps and services; organise apps into tabs and folders; hide apps you rarely use; and never miss an email, text or call thanks to visible unread counts.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" alt="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nova-launcher_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A beautifully minimalist and (seemingly) simple game, Dots gives you 30 seconds to join up as many of the same-coloured dots as you can, with more points awarded to longer lines and shapes (oh, and you can&rsquo;t join dots diagonally). It&rsquo;s a bit like Candy Crush Saga, but you won&rsquo;t feel dirty/taken advantage of/slightly evil for playing it.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdyoctopus.gamedots&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">25 fantastic free Android games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dots (Free)" alt="Dots (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dots_1.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp Messenger (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A catch-all messenger service allowing you to send text messages, photos, videos, map locations, even audio clips, WhatsApp works so well because it&rsquo;s cross-platform, reliably stable and insanely popular &ndash; so most of your friends and family probably already use it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" alt="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp-messenger.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now owned by Google, Snapseed is a handy little photo editing app that gives you plenty of scope for improving the shots turned out by the Moto X&rsquo;s camera: you can tweak various criteria (brightness, contrast, saturation and ambience among them), straighten wonky photos, crop out unwanted parts of images and even adjust specific areas of a picture. Naturally, there&rsquo;s a bunch of arty filters and frames you can slap on to boot.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snapseed (Free)" alt="Snapseed (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed-on-android_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agent (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An app collection rather than a single-function tool, Agent fulfils five handy roles: it conserves battery life; it can quickly silence your Moto X for meetings and the like; it&rsquo;ll remember where you parked your car; it&rsquo;ll auto-respond to calls and texts while you&rsquo;re driving; and it&rsquo;ll only let important texts and calls come through to your phone while you&rsquo;re sleeping.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tryagent" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Agent (Free)" alt="Agent (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agent.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vector (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are fair number of parkour-inspired games knocking around, but Vector is our favourite on Android &ndash; and it&rsquo;s free to boot. Set in a Matrix-style world where humanity lives enslaved in some kind of virtual reality, it tasks you with completing each level in the fastest, smoothest way possible.</p> <p>Swipes and gestures are used to steer your silhouetted free runner over, under (and sometimes through) obstacles. The animation is seamless and the structure &ndash; which gives you a star rating after each level, a bit like Angry Birds &ndash; will keep you coming back for more.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nekki.vector&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vAbN2dIdOvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jelly (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new way to find answers to your questions, Jelly (co-founded by ex-Twitter man Biz Stone) lets you send out a picture to your social network contacts. If they can&rsquo;t help you find the answer, they can forward it to their own contacts until somebody does. It&rsquo;s still early days for Jelly, but it&rsquo;s an intriguing service and one which should improve as it gains more users.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jellyhq.starfish&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/9-brilliant-budget-apps-your-new-moto-g/feature" target="_blank">11 brilliant budget apps for your new Motorola Moto G</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/O5wLT7hKNO8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Android games Moto X Motorola Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:54:45 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431829 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s new flagship isn’t a game-changer – it’s just a really, really nice phone [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-main.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The long-awaited Moto X is finally on sale in the US, and it&rsquo;s something of a landmark smartphone.</p> <p>Designed and built to reinvigorate the Motorola brand, it&#39;s also bringing to bear the fruits of the company&rsquo;s relationship with Google, which now owns Motorola Mobility outright. Sporting a clean(ish) version of Android 4.2.2 and Google Now-powered touch-free voice control, it seems as much a Google device as a Motorola one.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Useful Motorola apps </div> <div class="field-item even"> Long battery life </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid, compact build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only 16GB of non-expandable storage </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lower-priced competition with more power </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small and sturdy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is highly customisable. The <a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/motomaker?pid=FLEXR1" target="_blank">Moto Maker site</a> allows you to order a personalised handset, selecting from one of two front colours, 18 back colours and seven accent colours. You&rsquo;ll also be able to have a custom message printed on the back of the phone, and choose between 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. The handset will be built for you in the US and shipped for free in less than four days.</p> <p>Buying in-store restricts you to one of two colours (white or black) and a 16GB capacity. We were sent a standard white 16GB AT&amp;T model to review, which is a shame, of course, but who are we to complain?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a sturdily-built phone with a solid two-piece construction and an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>-style curved back (made of Kevlar) that fits snugly and comfortably in your hand. The Gorilla Glass-fronted screen runs almost edge-to-edge, making the X smaller than other 4.7in phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-4/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 4</a>. Basically, this is a phone designed for all hand sizes, and you won&rsquo;t need giant goalkeeper meatplates to hold it comfortably. It weighs a fairly average 130g.</p> <p>As with most higher-end Android phones, the only physical controls are a power/home button and a volume rocker, both located on the right edge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3116283439001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3116283439001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-back.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-side.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X rocks a 4.7in AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and pixel density of 312ppi. That&rsquo;s a little less than the 326ppi offered by the iPhone 5&rsquo;s Retina display, but it&rsquo;s plenty sharp: you can&rsquo;t pick out individual pixels without bringing your eyeballs stupidly close to the screen.</p> <p>The screen is the same size and almost the same resolution as the Google Nexus 4&rsquo;s display, but when put side-by-side there are notable differences. The X&rsquo;s AMOLED tech gives colours a richer, more saturated look and contrast is punchier. On the downside, whites aren&rsquo;t as pure and bright as on the Nexus 4 and we found it difficult to pick out details in bright sunlight.</p> <p>Videos, games and photos all look gorgeous here. It might not be the sharpest or largest of displays, but it fits into Motorola&rsquo;s plan to keep the X friendly: the lower resolution helps prolong battery life and the size ensures the phone doesn&rsquo;t become unwieldy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-video-playback.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beefy specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The X sports a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro chipset clocked at 1.7GHz, plus 2GB of RAM. It might not sound like the most muscular of specs on paper, and compared to the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a> and HTC One that might be the case &ndash; but it&rsquo;s well above average for a smartphone. There&rsquo;s NFC and 4G LTE support too.</p> <p>Benchmarking with <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">AnTuTu</a>, the X garnered a rating of just over 18,000, making it comparable in processing and graphics power to the Google Nexus 4, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-z/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z</a> and Samsung Galaxy S3. And in practice it&rsquo;s a zippy performer, allowing you to flick through photo galleries and menus and play most games with nary a stutter. Just don&#39;t expect it to run the next generation of power-hungry games.</p> <p>The &ldquo;standard&rdquo; edition of the Moto X comes with 16GB of space, and around 4GB of that is already accounted for when you take the phone out of the box. You do however get 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto X tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Operating system - Android 4.2.2</p> <p>Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.7GHz</p> <p>RAM - 2GB</p> <p>Screen - 4.7in AMOLED with 1280 x 720 resolution (312ppi)</p> <p>Cameras - 10MP rear, 2MP front</p> <p>Storage - 16GB (not expandable) + 50GB Google Drive</p> <p>Data - 4G LTE</p> <p>Battery - 2200mAh battery</p> <p>Dimensions/weight - 129 x 65 x 10.4mm/130g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using our standard battery drain test (playing a 720p video on loop with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and notifications on and screen brightness set to 50 percent) saw the Moto X last around 14 hours. That&rsquo;s very impressive indeed, and ties in with Motorola&rsquo;s claimed talk time of 13 hours.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera action with a twist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola makes some bold claims about the 10MP camera, which can be set to a &ldquo;quick access&rdquo; mode. With this turned on, twisting your wrist twice brings up the camera app no matter what you&rsquo;re doing, and touching anywhere on the screen takes a photo (holding your finger down will take continuous shots). Hitting the movie button starts capturing 1080p video straight away.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a lovely idea but not without issues. First, the wrist-twisting thing doesn&rsquo;t always work, which kind of negates the whole point of it. Second, the touch-to-shoot mode turns off touch-to-focus, so shots often come out too bright or (more often) too dark.&nbsp;</p> <p>Actual camera performance is decent but fairly unremarkable. The larger pixels in the sensor work better in low light than some rival cameras, and the addition of a slow-motion video mode is fun, but images won&#39;t knock you down with clarity or contrast. They&rsquo;re just good. There&rsquo;s also a 2MP front-facing camera able to capture 1080p video.</p> <p>For more Moto X pics taken during testing (and in full resolution) head to our Flickr set <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/sets/72157635269848333/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-camera-app.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-2.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-3.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-1.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Motorola hasn&rsquo;t fussed too heavily with the standard Android 4.2.2 interface (in fact at first glance you might think it&rsquo;s the same version used on the Google Nexus 4), there are a number of additions, all of them pretty useful.</p> <p>Active Display shows off important notifications and the clock even when the phone is in standby &ndash; these fade in and out regularly &ndash; with the idea being to discourage you from constantly checking the phone. It&rsquo;s not life-changing but it works well enough.</p> <p>Motorola Connect lets you send and receive texts and even calls using your computer&rsquo;s Chrome web browser (an extension is required). It&rsquo;s simple and effective, and makes us wonder why more manufacturers don&rsquo;t do the same.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also Motorola Migrate, which you&rsquo;ll find essential if you already use an Android phone. This wirelessly moves photos, videos, SIM contacts, call and text history from any mobile running Android 2.2 and above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-and-nexus-4.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Siri can’t touch this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the headlining Moto X feature is Touchless Control, which basically gives you Google Now voice controls without having to first turn on or even pick up the phone.</p> <p>After a two-minute &ldquo;voice training&rdquo; session in a quiet room, we found the system worked brilliantly: all you need do is say, &ldquo;OK, Google Now&rdquo; followed by a question and the phone will spring to life and seek out an answer. You can ask it to call friends, set a reminder, open an app, navigate to a location or, well, pretty much anything else. It&#39;s certainly as effective as Siri on this front, and while Apple&rsquo;s tech perhaps &ldquo;talks back&rdquo; to you more naturally, the ability to fire off questions without touching the handset is a real step forward. More of this, please.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is probably the best phone Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn&rsquo;t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it&rsquo;s a phone that&rsquo;s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use &ndash; and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-in-hand-portrait.jpg?1390964970" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the friendliest phones out there, packed with great design touches and features</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:24:44 +0000 Tom Parsons 1425934 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Motorola Moto X – affordable, customisable and officially available in the UK http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-review-motorola-x-affordable-customisable-and-officially-available-uk/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto X is the result of a wonderful evolution as Motorola reinvents itself under the Google banner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video review: Motorola X – affordable, customisable and officially available in the UK " alt="Video review: Motorola X – affordable, customisable and officially available in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-28%20at%2010.26.03.png?1391094061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video review: Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s flagship hits the UK </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-review-motorola-x-affordable-customisable-and-officially-available-uk/video#comments Android Google Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:15:09 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1431757 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/google/motorola-moto-x-vs-google-nexus-5/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android&#039;s standard-bearer steps into the ring against its half-brother, the Moto X. This should be interesting... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1174" height="881" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-5-vs-moto-x.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google might own Motorola, but that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t pit its Nexus 5 Android poster boy against its sibling rival the Motorola Moto X.</p> <p>Which one deserves your money? It&#39;s time to find out...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 5 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thin slab vs colourful curves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both the LG-made <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X </a>are clad in similar soft-touch matte plastic, which feels a lot nicer than the slippery glossy plastic found on devices like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>.</p> <p>While the Nexus 5 is larger then the Moto X thanks to its bigger screen, it&#39;s only 8.6mm thin. The 10.4mm Moto X sounds chunkier in comparison.</p> <p>The Moto X hides its thickness well though, thanks to its curved back which also makes it a little more comfortable to hold in the hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-main-2_4.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-main.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we think the more angular design of the Nexus 5 lends it a classier look, the Moto X can be customised to your heart&#39;s content with tonnes of different colour combinations available for you to play around with on <a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/motomaker?pid=FLEXR1#exterior/backplate" target="_blank">Moto Maker</a>.</p> <p>You can even choose to ditch the plastic for a real-wood back, and it makes the Moto X the clear winner for gadgeteers who&#39;d like to make their tech their own.</p> <p>Sadly there&#39;s no news of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x-its-coming-uk-and-thats-official/news" target="_blank">UK launch date</a> for the Moto Maker service, so UK buyers are stuck with vanilla black and white colours for the time being.&nbsp;</p> <p>When it does land though, it&#39;ll give the Moto X the edge, which is why it wins this round.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Moto X</strong></p> <p>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x-its-coming-uk-and-thats-official/news" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X: it&#39;s coming to the UK on February 1, and that&#39;s official</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="773" height="580" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-wood_1.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-colours.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: size matters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While both screens are slathered in scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, the similarities end there.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 has a 5in 1080p LCD screen, while the Moto X has a smaller 4.7in 720p OLED display.</p> <p>While you won&#39;t notice the Moto X&#39;s lower pixel density unless you press your eyeballs up against its screen, the larger size, whiter whites and superior brightness of the Nexus 5 give it the upper hand.</p> <p>If you like the over-saturated colours and deep blacks offered by the Moto X&#39;s AMOLED display (or if 5 inches is a tad too big for your hands) you&#39;ll prefer the Moto X.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-screen_0.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-video-playback_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Under the hood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On paper, the Nexus 5 is unquestionably the more powerful device thanks to its quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.</p> <p>The Moto X on the other hand rocks a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Both devices have 2GB of RAM.</p> <p>While the Nexus 5 leaves the Moto X well behind in benchmark tests however, you&#39;d be hard pressed to spot the difference in every day use - apps and gamings flow along smoothly on both devices.</p> <p>For the extra future-proofing it offers (for even less money), the Nexus 5 takes this round too.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: power" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-performance_3_1.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweaked vs vanilla Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 5, like every Nexus device before it, runs the very latest stock version of Google&#39;s latest mobile OS. Currently that&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 KitKat</a>, and we reckon it&#39;s the world&#39;s best smartphone operating system. Thankfully the Moto X also has it loaded up, straight out of the box.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 KitKat review</a></strong></p> <p>Unlike other manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, Motorola has left vanilla Andorid alone for the most part, mercifully saving us from bloatware and cartoony icons.</p> <p>There are still a few tweaks though, and they&#39;re all actually pretty useful.</p> <p>The Moto X&#39;s most impressive party trick is its always-on voice recognition. Saying &quot;Ok Google Now&quot; fires up Google Now, which you can then use to search your device, the web, open apps and much more, all without having to lift a single finger to touch the screen. Impressive stuff.</p> <p>The Moto X also features Active Notifications which automatically flash up on your screen after it cleverly works out you&#39;re looking at it. Sliding it out for your pocket or giving it a nudge on a table will automatically show you your notifications for example, but there&#39;s more to it than that.</p> <p>Tapping on a notification will show you more details about it, like the subject line and sender of an email and it&#39;s a lot handier than guessing whether or not a flashing LED is a text from your mum or if it&#39;s just another Nigerian Prince asking for your bank account details.</p> <p>The Nexus 5&#39;s stock Android 4.4 KitKat OS is of course fantastic in its own right, and we like the fact that it has Google Now as one if its home screens, just one finger-flick away.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 will also be one of the first devices to get Google&#39;s OS updates, which is something for impatient Android fanatics to consider.</p> <p>Still, for the genuinely useful additions that the Moto X brings to the table (without messing around with the clean stock Android look too much), we&#39;re giving this to the Moto X.</p> <p><em>Winner:&nbsp;</em><strong>Moto X</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: Android OS" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: Android OS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-and-nexus-4_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh snap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Neither the Nexus 5 or Moto X takes photos that will blow you away (look to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020</a> if you want really impressive smartphone snaps), but they both take decent shots all the same.</p> <p>The Moto X has a 10MP camera, but those extra megapixels don&#39;t offer much improvement when comparing shots taken with the Nexus 5&#39;s 8MP offering. If anything, the Nexus 5 produces more details even in well-lit conditions.</p> <p>You can however fire up the Moto X&#39;s camera in seconds - all it takes is a quick double-flick of your wrist - which is a handy way to take spontaneous shots regardless of what app you&#39;re in.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its camera app is also easy to use, and you can drag your finger to manually select your focus and metering point.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 is better in low-light conditions as well though, thanks to its built-in optical image stabilisation (OIS), and its frustrating auto-focus problems have thankfully been sorted with an update.</p> <p>While neither phone excels in the camera department, the Nexus 5 wins this round, thanks to its OIS smarts and more detailed shots.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-camera-app_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-camera%20%281%29.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X &#039;gon give it to ya </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X serves up some of the best battery life we&#39;ve seen from a modern smartphone to date, and lasts a day with heavy use. The same can&#39;t be said for the Nexus 5, which you&#39;ll need to top up at work if you&#39;re a heavy user.</p> <p><em>Winner: </em><strong>Moto X</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: battery life" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: battery life" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-in-hand-portrait_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 5 wins this fight for us. You can pick up the 16GB model for the bargain price of &pound;300, which is a steal for the high-end specs that it offers.</p> <p>With a crisp display, and the promise of regular, early Android updates, the Nexus 5 is the Android fan&#39;s dream phone, offered at a price that&#39;s very hard to resist.</p> <p>In contrast, the Moto X will set you back &pound;380, meaning you&#39;re getting a smaller, lower-resolution screen and less powerful innards for nearly &pound;100 more.</p> <p>It&#39;s a real shame, too, because there&#39;s a lot about the Moto X that we love. Moto Maker&#39;s customisation options are a revolution waiting to happen, and we can&#39;t wait for the service to hit the UK, allowing people to stand out among the flock of black and white Android devices.</p> <p>Innovations such as Active Notifications and always-on voice control are something we&#39;d like to see in every smartphone, and the X&#39;s battery life is a massive bonus for those who are always reaching for a charger.</p> <p>If the Moto X was cheaper then the result could be different, but the Nexus 5 wins on bang-for-buck points alone.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 best smartphones in the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X verdict: which is better?" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X verdict: which is better?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-verdict-2_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus 5 vs Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s the battle of the Android standard-bearers. Which will win? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/motorola-moto-x-vs-google-nexus-5/feature#comments Google LG Moto X Motorola Nexus 5 Smartphones Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:17:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431718 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Winamp lives on, SteamVR announced and Moto G gets stock Android http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-winamp-lives-steamvr-announced-and-moto-g-gets-stock-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the morning’s biggest and best tech news stories in one place </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Winamp lives on" alt="Winamp lives on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/winamp-logo%20%281%29.jpg?1389839850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winamp saved from certain death </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Veteran media play app Winamp was <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-build-your-own-iron-throne-winamp-saved-death-and-white-xbox-one-you-ll-never-own/news">all set for the software version of the glue factory</a>, with owner AOL looking to ditch it as part of a money-saving drive &ndash; but an eleventh hour intervention has given it new life.</p> <p>Belgian digital audio startup Radionomy has acquired both Winamp and media streaming service Shoutcast from AOL in a cash-plus-shares deal. Shoutcast will be integrated into Radionomy&rsquo;s existing digital radio service, while Winamp will remain much as it is today &ndash; a media player compatible with almost every format and access to 60,000 internet radio stations.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/14/aol-sells-winamp-and-shoutcast-for-5-10m-to-radionomy-takes-12-stake-in-belgian-digital-audio-company/">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NES carts transformed into amazing 8-bit harmonicas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>YouTube user Besami Sentaku has found a brilliant new purpose for those old NES cartridges: filling their shells with electronics that enable them to function like electronic harmonicas.</p> <p>Blow on where the contacts would have been and be transported back to the 80s by glorious 8-bit sounds. Get a few of them together &ndash; as seen in the video above &ndash; and you could even create your own chiptune orchestra.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57617140-1/8bit-harmonica-blow-into-your-cartridge-for-music/">CNET</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pLpDXkMQmcc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valve launches SteamVR mode for Oculus Rift </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Valve has been a supporter of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus">Oculus Rift</a> from almost the very beginning, but now the company is starting to get truly serious about virtual reality by launching a SteamVR mode for its Steam gaming service.</p> <p>Available now, SteamVR allows owners of an Oculus Rift dev kit to try out an &ldquo;experimental&rdquo; virtual reality mode in games like Half-Life 2. Being experimental, stability is far from guaranteed (judging by the comments underneath&rsquo;s Valve&rsquo;s announcement, there are several issues to work through at the moment), but as a taste of what&rsquo;s to come in the future it&rsquo;s exciting stuff.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/app/250820/discussions/0/630802344730488459/">Steam Community</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/face-review-oculus-rift-crystal-cove/feature">Stuff&#39;s Oculus Rift Crystal Cove hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Valve launches SteamVR mode for Oculus Rift" alt="Valve launches SteamVR mode for Oculus Rift" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oculus-rift-2%20%281%29.jpg?1389839850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto G getting stock Android edition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola has announced that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a>, its wonderfully affordable smartphone, is to get a stock Android &ldquo;Google Play Edition&rdquo; &ndash; at least in the US.</p> <p>In the US, the Moto G Google Play Edition strips out the few Motorola additions to the Android OS, leaving the phone with the same platform as you&rsquo;d find on the Nexus 4 or Nexus 5. The price for the phone is the same: US$180 for an 8GB model and US$200 for a 16GB model.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s hoping the same option comes to the UK.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/14/moto-g-google-play-edition-now-available-for-180">Engadget</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Stuff&#39;s Motorola Moto G review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Moto G getting stock Android edition" alt="Motorola Moto G getting stock Android edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-play-edition.jpg?1389839850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Moto G Motorola Oculus Rift Smartphones Steam Box SteamOS Valve Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:49:37 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431246 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X: it's coming to the UK on February 1, and that's official http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x-its-coming-uk-and-thats-official/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Six months after its US launch, Motorola’s stellar flagship phone finally crosses the pond </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Motorola Moto X" alt="Motorola Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-main_0.jpg?1389811131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news: the Motorola Moto X is launching in the UK.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Android-based flagship phone, which has been strongly shaped by Motorola&rsquo;s relationship with its parent company Google, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/moto-x-official-all-details/news" target="_blank">arrived in the US in August of last year</a>, with Motorola saying it had no plans to bring it to Europe.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X factor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t stop with the handset itself, either. Moto Maker, the company&rsquo;s customisation service for the X, will follow at some point. Maker allows you to create a personalised Moto X by picking from a wide range of colour finishes (including real wood) for different parts of the phone, as well as having a personal message printed on.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re big fans of the Moto X, calling it &ldquo;one of the best phones Motorola has ever produced&rdquo;. Its always-on voice-activated Google Now capabilities are amazingly assured, allowing hands-free control of the phone far more advanced than what Siri can muster. Read our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Motorola Moto X review</a>&nbsp;for our full impressions.</p> <p>The phone will be on sale from 1st February at Phones4U, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata, priced &pound;380 SIM-free or from &pound;25 per month on contract.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto Maker" alt="Moto Maker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-maker.jpg?1389811131" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto X is UK-bound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s flagship arrives on 1st February </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x-its-coming-uk-and-thats-official/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:37:17 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431193 at http://www.stuff.tv Android 4.4 KitKat lands on the Motorola Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/android-44-kitkat/android-44-kitkat-lands-motorola-moto-g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto G sinks its teeth into the latest chocolate-covered version of Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Android 4.4 KitKat lands on the Motorola Moto G" alt="Android 4.4 KitKat lands on the Motorola Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-g-main.JPG?1389982455" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank"> Moto G</a> will be the first non-Nexus smartphone to be upgraded to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4.2 KitKat</a>, providing users with even more bang for their buck.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From integrated SMS and chat messages in Hangouts to cleverer Google Now integration and wireless printing, there&rsquo;s plenty for Moto G users to get excited about.</p> <p>The update will continue to be rolled out over the coming week, and Vodafone will also add the Moto G to its roster in the very near future too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Read our review of the Motorola Moto G here</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Read our Android 4.4 KitKat review here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Android 4.4 KitKat lands on the Motorola Moto G" alt="Android 4.4 KitKat lands on the Motorola Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kitkatmain_1.jpg?1389982455" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android-44-kitkat/android-44-kitkat-lands-motorola-moto-g/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android-44-kitkat/android-44-kitkat-lands-motorola-moto-g/news#comments Android 4.4 KitKat Moto G Motorola Smartphones Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:38:53 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431183 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Motorola Moto G – the most bang-for-your-buck smartphone on Earth http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-review-motorola-moto-g-most-bang-your-buck-smartphone-earth/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bargain smartphone that serves up the best bang-for-buck performance we&#039;ve ever seen – check out the video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video review: Motorola Moto G – the most bang-for-your-buck smartphone on Earth" alt="Video review: Motorola Moto G – the most bang-for-your-buck smartphone on Earth" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-03%20at%2011.24.50.png?1388845819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2951078874001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2951078874001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-review-motorola-moto-g-most-bang-your-buck-smartphone-earth/video#comments Android Moto G Motorola Smartphones Sat, 04 Jan 2014 14:30:20 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1430648 at http://www.stuff.tv 11 brilliant budget apps for your new Motorola Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/9-brilliant-budget-apps-your-new-moto-g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just bought Motorola’s staggeringly affordable new Android smartphone? Then load it up with these free and cheap apps! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="9 brilliant budget apps for your new Moto G" alt="9 brilliant budget apps for your new Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/snapseed.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola&rsquo;s budget superstar the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a> has just hit the shops, serving up a staggering set of specs for a bargain basement price. Just bought one? Well, then get yourself over to the Google Play Store, becaseu we&rsquo;ve picked out the ideal set of apps for you...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Citymapper (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Citymapper is our favourite app of the year, so we couldn&rsquo;t very well leave it off this list. A bright, simple journey-planner for London and New York (hopefully more cities will be added soon), it takes almost everything into account when plotting you a route from A to B &ndash; traffic, disruptions, every form of transport available, all kept up to date &ndash; and throws in handy extras like subway maps and weather info. You&rsquo;ll never get lost again.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citymapper.app.release&amp;hl=en">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Citymapper (Free)" alt="Citymapper (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/citymapper_0.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rayman Fiesta Run (£1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The platform legend is back in a new adventure, with over 75 colourful levels to jump, fly, run and punch his way through. A beautiful game that plays just as good as it looks.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.rayman.fiestarun">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rayman Fiesta Run (£1.99)" alt="Rayman Fiesta Run (£1.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rayman-fiesta-run.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solo Launcher (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its wealth of removable backs, the Moto G has a real customisation bent &ndash; and you can carry that on with Solo Launcher, an app that lets you personalise the homescreen to a dizzying degree: widgets, settings, themes, fonts, wallpapers and even gestures can all be tweaked. And all for free!</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=home.solo.launcher.free">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Solo Launcher (Free)" alt="Solo Launcher (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/solo-launcher.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tiny Tower (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Colourful 8-bit graphics and simple but addictive gameplay make this casual title one of the most popular games around. Build a tower (a tiny one!) and then manage the businesses and &lsquo;bitizens&rsquo; inside.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobage.ww.a560.tinytower_android">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tiny Tower (Free)" alt="Tiny Tower (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tiny-tower.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vine (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-creative-apps-year/feature">Our pick of this year&rsquo;s creative apps</a>, Vine is a platform for making and sharing short, looping videos. Its six-second limit might seem tight, but there&rsquo;s a reason: it forces you to tell your &lsquo;story&rsquo; or construct your joke more effectively.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.vine.android&amp;hl=en">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vine (Free)" alt="Vine (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine_2.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto G doesn&rsquo;t have the greatest camera around, but you can give the 5MP snapper a great deal of help by installing Snapseed. This photo editing app (now owned by Google) lets you tweak and enhance shots in all sorts of ways: sharpening, straightening, boosting colour or contrast, and adding effects and filters. It won&rsquo;t make a terrible snap brilliant &ndash; but it can work wonders with an average one.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snapseed (Free)" alt="Snapseed (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed_0.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An essential app for those times when you&rsquo;re sat bored on the train, bus or toilet, Pocket is a list of web articles you&rsquo;ve saved for later reading. You can mark pretty much any web page, from pretty much any device, for later Pocket perusal &ndash; everything is kept up to date via the cloud.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket (Free)" alt="Pocket (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket_1.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ridiculous Fishing (£1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The stylish and gloriously silly fishing game &ndash; our award winner for mobile game of the year, no less &ndash; is finally available on Android. Using tilt controls, you cast your fishing line as deep as possible, then as it swiftly rises attempt to hook as many fish as possible, when the fish hit the surface they fly into the air, whereupon you blast them with a shotgun. You see: ridiculous!</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vlambeer.RidiculousFishing">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ridiculous Fishing (£1.99)" alt="Ridiculous Fishing (£1.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ridiculous-fishing.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wallpaper Casa (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s simple, this one: it&rsquo;s just a bunch of free wallpapers to choose from (over 260,000 to be exact), which can be searched by colour, download time or how new they are. If you&rsquo;re seeking a classy new homescreen background for your new Moto G, you&rsquo;ll find it here.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nasthon.wpcasa&amp;hl=en">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wallpaper Casa (Free)" alt="Wallpaper Casa (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wallpaper-casa.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Real Racing 3 (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Real Racing 3 is one of the best-looking Android games we&#39;ve seen and it&#39;ll still look gorgeous on the Moto G&#39;s 720p display. With its quad-core Snapdragon 400 innards, the Moto G happily runs it with no problems whatsoever. Budget = bad? Not anymore.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">play.google.com&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="best moto g apps" alt="best moto g apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/real-racing-3_1_0.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zooper (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Zooper will make your Moto G&#39;s homescreen look more luxurious than any stock high-end smartphone with its powerfully customisable widget support. The Ubuntu-based clock above is one of many Zooper compatible widgets available on Google Play. Time for a makeover, we think.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.zooper.zwfree" target="_blank">play.google.com</a></p> <p>Ubu Clock: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.maped.zwskin.ubuclock" target="_blank">play.google.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="601" height="451" title="best moto g apps" alt="best moto g apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ubu-clock_0.jpg?1388058320" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps Moto G Motorola Smartphones Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:23:17 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429807 at http://www.stuff.tv Ultimate setup: Motorola Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/ultimate-setup-motorola-moto-g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We pick some wallet-friendly accessories for the best budget smartphone on the planet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto G" alt="Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-g-rainbow.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just bought Motorola&rsquo;s remarkably affordable <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/moto-g-cheap-smartphone-you-re-going-want/news">Moto G</a>? It&rsquo;s a stunner given the price, but you can make it even lovelier by investing in a few choice add-ons. And look: we&rsquo;ve only gone and picked out a few for you.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soundmagic E10 in-ear headphones (£35) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Among our favourite pairs of in-ear headphones, the E10s are brilliantly balanced when it comes to audio performance and sturdy when it comes to build quality. In fact, a bit like the Moto G, you won&rsquo;t believe how good they are for the price. Read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/soundmagic-e10/review">full review</a> for more info.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMAGIC-E10-Earphones-Silver-Black/dp/B005HP3OB0">Amazon</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Soundmagic E10" alt="Soundmagic E10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/soundmagic-e10_1.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Flip Door Case Cover (£19) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola&rsquo;s official flip case adds very little bulk to the Moto G while protecting both its front and back from the rigours of everyday use. It employs a magnet to keep the front cover flap securely in place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorola-Flip-Door-Case-Cover/dp/B00GM87WKK/ref=sr_1_21?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387453195&amp;sr=1-21&amp;keywords=Motorola&amp;tag=rnwap-20">Amazon</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Flip Door Case Cover (£19)" alt="Motorola Flip Door Case Cover (£19)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-flip-shell.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Battery Door Case (£8) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not often you find an official case available at such a rock bottom price. This is more of a traditional clip-on protector than the Flip Case, snapping onto the back and protecting the rear and sides of the Moto G while leaving gaps for all the ports, the speaker and the camera lens. Available here in four colours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GNTWYYW/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;s=electronics&amp;tag=rnwap-20">Amazon</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Battery Door Case (£8)" alt="Motorola Battery Door Case (£8)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-battery-door-case.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moga Pocket game controller (US$30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moga Pocket makes playing games on the Moto G (or any other Android phone) a much slicker experience than merely prodding a screen: it packs a pair of analogue sticks, plus shoulder and action buttons, connects via Bluetooth and holds the Moto G in place with an adjustable grip.</p> <p><a href="http://store.mogaanywhere.com/Products/CPFA000253-01">Moga Anywhere</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moga Pocket game controller (US$30)" alt="Moga Pocket game controller (US$30)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moga-pocket.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Halfords Universal Phone Holder (£9) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Take advantage of the Moto G&rsquo;s top notch Google Maps-powered sat-nav skills with this windscreen mount, which&rsquo;ll hold the phone (any phone, in fact) in place in your car for less than a tenner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_874547_langId_-1_categoryId_165635">Halfords</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Halfords Universal Phone Holder (£9)" alt="Halfords Universal Phone Holder (£9)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/halfords-phone-holder.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Chromecast (US$35) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Combined with a Netflix subscription (&pound;6/month), the Chromecast turns your Moto G into an ingenious remote to control the movies that you&#39;re streaming to your TV. It&#39;s also compatible with YouTube, Play Store movies and TV shows and others. A TV smartener-upper for &pound;35? Don&#39;t mind if we do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Read the Chromecast review</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/chrome/devices/chromecast/" target="_blank">Play Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Chromecast" alt="Google Chromecast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chromecast-stones_1.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony SRS-BTM8 (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, it looks like a handbag, but this small, tough Sony speaker will stream music direct from your Moto G and sounds massive considering its micro dimensions. Slam four AA batteries in and it&#39;ll go for best part of a day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/sony-srs-btm8/review">Read our Sony SRS-BTM8 review</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio/hi-fi-speaker-docks/speaker-docks/sony-srs-btm8b-wireless-speaker-black-19713441-pdt.html?gclid=CKqG8-yFv7sCFeTLtAod3GkApg&amp;srcid=198&amp;cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&amp;mctag=gg_goog_7904&amp;s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!36902047164!!!g!60594893995!&amp;ef_id=UoCcxQAABSGDpL-W:20131220144805:s" target="_blank">Curry</a>s</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sony SRS-BTM8" alt="Sony SRS-BTM8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-SRS-BTM8-review_0.jpg?1389071179" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultimate Setup: Motorola Moto G </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Headphones Moto G Motorola Smartphones Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:06:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430272 at http://www.stuff.tv