Motorola’s Fall Device and Accessory Portfolio

The New Moto X

The bad news is that I didn’t get an invite to Motorola’s super-secret press-only event yesterday. But the good news is that I didn’t have to stay up until two in the morning to write about it—The Verge, Mobile Syrup and Android Police took care of that for me. Thanks, guys!

What we’ll be looking at today are updates to the Moto X and Moto G, the release version of the 360 smart watch and two new accessories: a portable battery and Bluetooth earpiece. The Moto G and 360 go on sale today in the United States; everything else is listed on Motorola.com as “coming soon”.

Moto X

The second-gen Moto X features a bigger, 5.2-inch, 1080p screen, metal frame, dual front-firing speakers and a ring light assembly around the camera lens. Still no Moto Maker for Canada, though. ಠ_ಠ

Anyway, specs are as follows:

Operating system
Android 4.4.4 KitKat®

Capacity
Storage (ROM)
Std: 16GB
Motomaker: 32GB

Dimensions
Height 140.8 mm
Width 72.4 mm
Depth 9.97mm
Weight 144 grams

Camera
Rear camera: 13MP F2.25
Front Camera: 2MP (1080p)

Audio
Speakers: front-facing and at bottom

Processor
MSM8974-AC 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with quad-core CPU
RAM 2GB

Display
5.2” (423 ppi)
1080p OLED
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Connectivity
Wifi 80211.ac
BT 4.0LE
USB centered at bottom
3.5mm Headset Jack

Battery
2300 mAh

Links
The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made
Hands-on with the new Moto X, Motorola’s best smartphone ever
Motorola Product Page

Moto G

Moto’s updated G has a bigger 5-inch display (still 720p) and front-facing speakers. There’s no LTE version at the moment, but the micro SD slot from the current LTE version is here in the new, non-LTE version as well—confused yet? The specs:

Operating system
Android 4.4.4 KitKat®

Capacity
Storage (ROM)
SS-8GB
DS-8GB & 16GB versions
DS DTV – 16GB
SIM card slot
SD Card Slot

Dimensions
70.7 x 141.5 x 10.99mm
Weight < 149g

Camera
Rear camera: 8 MP AF
Front Camera: 2 MP

Audio
2 Speakers: front-facing
2 Mics

Processor
AP 1.2GHz Quad
GPU Adreno 305
450MHz Single
AP + BP MSM8226
RAM < 1GB

Display
5″ 720p HD

Connectivity
Wifi 80211.ac
BT 4.0LE
USB centered at bottom
3.5mm Headset Jack

Battery
2070 mAh

Links
The new Moto G: Motorola’s cheap smartphone gets even bigger and better
Hands-on with the new Moto G, the new low-cost king
Motorola Product Page

Moto 360

As of today Motorola will make good on its promise to be the first available Android Wear device with a round face. It’s also been confirmed that the 360 charges conductively via an included dock. Wonder if it would work with my Nexus charging plate…?

Available models
1. Light stainless steel case + gray Horween® leather band
2. Dark stainless steel case + black Horween® leather band
3. Light stainless steel case + stone Horween® leather band

Compatibility
Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher
(check compatibility at g.co/WearCheck)

Operating system
Android Wear™

Display
1.56″ 320 x 290, 205ppi
Backlit LCD
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Watch case dimensions
46mm diameter by 11.5mm high

Weight
Leather band model: 49g

Battery
320mAh
All day (mixed use)
Wireless charging with charging dock included

Processor
TI OMAP™ 3

Memory
4GB internal storage + 512MB RAM

Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy

Sensors
Pedometer
Optical heart rate monitor (PPG)

Water resistance
IP67

Other
Single physical button
Vibration motor
Dual microphones

Links
Motorola’s long-awaited smartwatch is finally ready for your wrist
Hands-on with the retail Moto 360 smartwatch, coming this fall for $279
Motorola Product Page

Power Pack Micro

Here’s a clever idea: a key fob-sized emergency charger for your phone. Put it on your keyring, pair it to your phone via Bluetooth and you’ll be able to ping your keys or your phone depending on which has gone missing. Nice!

Design Materials / Colors
Dark canvas, light canvas, spice, red, violet, lemon lime, turquoise, royal blue

Dimensions L X W X H
41mm x 17mm x 60mm

Weight
1.7 oz

Battery capacity
1500 mAh

Amps
1.0 amp output

Links
Motorola’s Power Pack Micro Has A 1500mAh Booster Battery With A ‘Find My Phone’ Function For $40
Motorola Product Page

Moto Hint

So they still make these things, huh? Well, at least it’s small… Apparently it will connect to your phone as soon as you put it in your ear, and disconnect the moment you take it out. It also comes with a case that will recharge it while on the move. Twice.

Connectivity
Bluetooth® Profiles
A2DP 1.3
Hands Free (HFP) 1.6
AVRCP 1.4, HSP 1.2
Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
Generic Audio Visual Distribution Profile (GAVDP) 1.2
Bluetooth® Technology 3.0 + EDR

In-Ear Sensors
IR Proximity detectors

Power and Battery
Put Moto Hint in ear to turn on. Put Moto Hint in the charging case to turn off
Up to 100hrs standby time
Up to 10 hours talk time with charging case

Links
The Moto Hint is the future of the Bluetooth headset

Motorola announces the Hint earbud, its first “hearable” device

Motorola Product Page