Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) officially announced – everything you need to know

 Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) officially announced – everything you need to know


After numerous rumors and leaks over the past few months, Motorola has finally unveiled the second-generation Moto 360! The new Moto 360 collection comes in both men’s and women’s models, and there’s also a sport variant that will become available at a later date.

The regular (non-sport) model comes in both 46mm and 42mm options for men, and the women’s line comes in at 42mm. All variants feature a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage. The 46mm option comes with a 400mAh battery and a 1.56-inch LCD display with 360 x 330 resolution, while both 42mm variants come with a 1.37-inch LCD display with 360 x 325 resolution. Both sizes are covered in Gorilla Glass 3.

As you can see from the images above, there are a few different design elements this time around. For starters, Mo


torola has added traditional lugs to the watch, which will let you change out your watch band much easier. The power button has also been moved to the 2 o’clock position, as opposed to the 3 o’clock position on last year’s model.


As for the Moto 360 Sport, it features a GPS, a silicon band, and an AnyLight display that will allow for easier reading in both light and dark situations.

You’ll be able to customize the Moto 360 via Moto Maker, with the ability to choose from different bands, casing colors, and sizes. There are quite a few different color options to choose from, including Black, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold (women’s variant only), and you can also choose from leather, stainless steel and Rose Gold (women’s only) straps, as well.

 The non-sport variants of the watch are available for pre-order starting today from the Google Store, and Best Buy. Prices range from about $299 to $429, depending on which style and watch band you select. The new watches will also be available in-store in late September at Nordstrom, Best Buy and Verizon as well. Motorola says it will share Moto 360 Sport availability with us sometime soon.


Android M: OS will let users acess Android Pay; list of key features

Android M: OS will let users acess Android Pay; list of key features


Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android M, which was unveiled at the I/O Developers Conference 2015, would be available for older smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy devices, by the end of the year. And now, a list of key features that the OS would offer to current-gen Android handsets has surfaced online.
Android M would let users access features such as Android Pay and Google Now on Tap. Check out the list below to find out what the OS would offer:

Key features of Android M

  • Google Now on Tap: Android M will tweak Google Now to support the "On Tap" input, which would let users access more information by simply holding the virtual home key. Google Now collates data and provides multiple references to the content queried by a user.
  • Android Pay: When users shop at a merchant, Android Pay allows them make payments, but does not send the actual credit or debit card number along with the payment. Instead, it uses a virtual account number to represent account information, thus making the process safer.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: This function enhances security by adding a biometric touch to the device and to Android Pay.
  • Google Doze: This recently announced feature enhances the battery life of the device when it is left unattended. The function automatically limits background tasks initiated by Android. Google's Doze reportedly doubles the standby time of the battery.
  • Easy-to-access volume controls: With Android M, on-screen volume controls would get comparatively simpler as compared to Android Lollipop as alarms, system sounds and notifications will be segregated.
So far, the Android M OS update is confirmed to be available for major current-gen smartphones such as:
  • HTC One M8
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 9.