Motorola is on a roll with the Moto 360 and Nexus 6, which are getting better availability. Meanwhile, Google is also spreading its wings with Touch ID support.
We have all been waiting for them. Those sexy Moto 360 devices with metal bands are finally available. They won’t come cheap, though. These metal-strapped Android Wear devices come with a $299.99 price tag. In fact, the champagned-colored version will cost you $329.99.
You can get them straight from Motorola’s website. You will also be glad to learn new watchfaces and fitness features have also been included. Moto Body is said to inspire a healthier lifestyle, allowing you to track steps, distance, heart rate and calories.
Opinion: That’s quite a step up from the regular $249.99 price point. I must say the metal bands do make the device look much sexier, though. Who is getting one of these?
Google may not have enough Nexus 6 units to handle US sales, but they sure have big hopes for the future. Google’s support page is stating that 12 countries are soon to get Nexus 6 availability via the Google Play Store.
These new countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Opinion: It’s nice to see wide availability coming, but can Google handle it at this point? We will have to wait and see.
Google Drive is a very handy cloud service that allows you to take your files wherever you go, but that can also pose a threat. What happens when the phone falls on the wrong hands? If you don’t like lock screen pass codes, you can still keep your Google Drive contents safe.
The latest update to the Google Drive app for iOS brings forth a very neat feature – Touch ID support. You can know lock your Google Drive and open it only with your fingerprint. Other features include the ability to open, access and save files from other apps to your Google Drive, and saving videos to Drive.
Opinion: If protecting your cloud files with your fingerprint doesn’t sound like the future, I don’t know what does. Thanks, Google!