Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch is back in stock

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch is back in stock in the manufacturer’s online store in both black and metal finish. Best Buy also has the two color options of device listed as available to order in the United States.

Moto 360 sold out hours after its retail launch in early September alongside the new Moto G and the 2014 Moto X. The Android Wear gadget is undoubtedly the one of the most anticipated wearable devices to launch this year.

A recent firmware update to the Moto 360 brought improvements to its battery life. Motorola is yet to comment on how many units of the smartwatch it sold this far.

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Apple Watch production rumored to start in January

Apple presented its first wearable earlier this month, but the release of the Apple Watch is only going to happen next year. That said, the company was a bit vague on details when it came to this subject.

In these situations, though, rumors sometimes come to the rescue. The latest one on this matter, originating in Taiwan, says we should expect mass production for the Apple Watch to start in January.

gsmarena 001 Apple Watch production rumored to start in January

That’s because Apple wants to have it in stores in February, right before Valentine’s Day. There’s apparently going to be only one company making the Apple Watch, and that’s Quanta. The Taiwanese OEM is looking to hire a lot of people for the plant that will handle the production for Apple’s smartwatch, planning to reach a peak of 40,000 employees in January.

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Ireland accused of granting tax aids to Apple

Ireland may be in trouble after granting Apple tax breaks and giving it unfair advantage by marking its affairs as “state aid.” A preliminary report by the European Commission accuses the country of granting Apple state aid and thus allowing for “selective advantage.”

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The report cites two rulings in 1991 and 2007 and outlines how Apple Ireland’s net profits would be calculated. In the two cases, the Commission requires Ireland to answer for its decisions to lower the tax amount that Apple had to pay.

Regarding marking Apple’s operations as “state aid,” the report goes on to say:

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More purported details on Nexus 6 by Motorola emerge

More alleged details on the upcoming Nexus 6 made the rounds on the web. The high-end device from Motorola is expected to debut at some point in the second half of October.

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The new report reveals new details on the homescreen layout of the device. As seen in the render above, the Nexus 6 will come with revamped icons, as well as a brand new folder for Google Drive and its suite of editing apps. It will join the Google and Play folders.

The latest leak confirms the device’s previously leaked specs. They include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 5.9” QHD display with 496ppi, 13MP camera, and front-facing stereo speakers.

Nexus 6 will feature similar design as the new Moto X, but in a larger form factor. The upcoming handset is also said to be capable with the Motorola turbo charger.

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OnePlus 2 coming in Q2 or Q3 of 2015, may be smaller

While being an interesting exercise in making high-end smartphones more affordable, the OnePlus One has had its fair share of issues this year – most of them having to do with how hard it’s been to get your hands on one.

Regardless, OnePlus the company is growing and apparently it’s already planned its next release. This will be the OnePlus 2, and it should be out either in the second or the third quarter of 2015.

gsmarena 001 OnePlus 2 coming in Q2 or Q3 of 2015, may be smaller

So we’re talking a rough time frame spanning from April to September. The information comes straight from company execs who did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session over on Reddit today.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets priced in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now available for pre-order in the United Kingdom. The online retailer Clove is now taking pre-orders for the flagship phablet with curved display.

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As expected, the handset is anything but cheap – Clove is asking £650 for it with VAT included. Without VAT, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge costs £541.67.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge carries a premium over its conventionally designed sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Clove is asking £575 for the latter with VAT included. This should hardly catch anyone by surprise, as the Note Edge is officially labeled as a niche device.

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iPhone 6 sales in China tipped to begin on October 10

According to a new report, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might go on sale in China on October 10. The devices’ launch in the vital consumer market is yet be officially confirmed.

gsmarena 001 iPhone 6 sales in China tipped to begin on October 10

The October 10 sales launch was allegedly revealed in an Apple retail store preparation timeline, which was presented during an employee-training course. Product readiness training is expected to begin on October 7.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus recently got China Compulsory Certification (3C), as well as approval from the State Radio Regulation of China. The handsets still need network access licenses in order to be allowed to go on sale.

Sales in China will be vital for Apple’s fiscal performance during the quarter that includes the holiday shopping season. Last year, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were available in the vast market during their official launch weekend.

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