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Motorola's "Try Then Buy" Promo And 64GB Moto X Are Now Live [Update: Promo Codes All Gone!]

Get your clicking fingers ready, because Motorola has thrown the switch on its Try Then Buy deal. For 24 hours, you can design a Moto X and have it shipped to you for a two week trial run. You can even get one of those brand spanking new 64GB devices with the trial. Update: The promo codes allotted for the Try Then Buy program are all gone. Apparently people really like paying $0.01 to try a phone for two weeks.

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Motorola Finally Makes 64GB Moto X Official Alongside "Try Then Buy" 2-Week Trial Program

The 64GB Moto X has popped up a few times in Motorola's site code and in some leaked Sprint docs, but now it's official. Motorola has confirmed to us that the 64GB Moto X is going to sell for $100 more than the 16GB model. The company is also starting a one-day promotion at 11PM CT on Sunday June 8th that lets you try a custom Moto X for two weeks.

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Motorola Fixes The Carrier ID Status Bar Annoyance With 4.4.3 Update By Making It Completely Optional

Yesterday we brought attention to an issue with Motorola's international devices wherein the carrier ID would be displayed in the status bar all the time, making the notification area almost useless in many circumstances. Well, Motorola VP Punit Soni happened to notice the post and chimed in with an update – it turns out Motorola is rolling out a fix in 4.4.3.

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Motorola Refusing To Fix Ridiculous, Broken Status Bar UI On International Devices Like The Moto G, Moto E, And Moto X [Update: Fixed In 4.4.3]

The Moto G has been a big seller for Motorola, and the device has seen pretty much universal praise from owners. However, the international version of the device (as well as the Moto X and Moto E) has an odd interface quirk that's driving some users up a wall. The carrier name sits on the left side of the status bar all the time, essentially making the notification area useless for anyone whose carrier has a name longer than a few characters.

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Motorola Assist Gets An Update With Better Driving Detection And Voice Announcing Of Callers And SMS At Home

Assist is one of the many clever features Motorola included with the Moto X. This service monitors conditions and triggers changes to your settings and preferences as needed. It's not as powerful as some third-party options, but it's build in at the system level. Today's update includes a few improvements, as well as the customary bug fixes.

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[Deal Alert] Motorola's Two-Day "Save Because It's Summer" Promotion Is Live – Get A 32GB Moto X For $349 ($100 Off)

The Moto X isn't dead yet – in fact, Motorola is offering a good deal on last year's flagship phone right now. For the next two days, a 32GB off-contract Moto X is only $349. That's $100 off the regular price.

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Motorola Rolling Out Android 4.4.3 To Unlocked Moto X, Moto G, And Moto E This Week

As just announced on Motorola's official blog, the company will begin rolling out Android 4.4.3 KitKat to unlocked Mot X, G, and E owners this week. Motorola has made a point of rapid updates since it was acquired and subsequently sold by Google, with Punit Soni acting as the public face of Motorola's software update team.

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This update will be rolling out to unlocked (T-Mobile) Moto X owners, the unlocked Moto G (including the new and old 3G variants, as well as LTE the version), and the Moto E.

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[Oh My God Becky] The Moto 360 Looks Enormous In This 'Android Wear Design Story' Post You Might Want To Read Maybe

So, Google posted this 'An Android Wear Design Story' thing that's probably moderately interesting if you want some insight into app development on Android Wear and the process of designing an experience appropriate for a smartwatch, but the only thing I came out of that post not being able to forget was this. Freaking. Photo.

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My reaction is best summarized by the timecoded YouTube clip below.

The Moto 360 is huge.

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Motorola Unveils An Icosahedron-Shaped Bluetooth To Stereo Adapter With A Battery, Costs $50, Called Stream

Bluetooth stereo receivers, even one with batteries, even ones with transmit and receive functionality, ones with extra-powerful antennas, ones with optical audio support, ones with NFC, and ones with apt-X support have been around for a good, long while.

But what about a Bluetooth audio receiver that lights up with all kinds of funky colors and is shaped like an Icosahedron? Yeah, I know I've got your attention now, and for $50, Motorola will make all your psychedelic geometric high-fidelic near field Bluetooth dreams come true.

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Motorola Releases Kernel Source Code For The Moto E And 4.4.2 Kernels For The RAZR M And RAZR HD

The Moto E is Motorola's bid to dominate the low-end and developing markets, but that doesn't mean it's not worthy of attention from developers. As always with new Android phones, Motorola has posted the kernel source code for developers (and anyone else who wants to mess with it) at their official GitHub page.

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The company also posted the updated source code for the RAZR M and RAZR HD (the international GSM variants of the Verizon-exclusive DROID RAZR M and DROID RAZR HD).

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