Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 Videos

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

By on September 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM.

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

Motorola on Friday unveiled a variety of new products, including the new Moto X flagship smartphone, the bigger but still affordable second-generation Moto G handset and the gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch that’s probably one of the most coveted Android Wear devices out there. More →

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Moto G Review

Hands on with the all new Moto G, the most incredible value in the world

By on September 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM.

Hands on with the all new Moto G, the most incredible value in the world

The all new Moto G is, in short, a game-changer. We now live in a world where you can buy a brand new smartphone with no service contract for $179 that is sleeker, sexier and more exciting than make handset on the market that cost $400, $500 or even more. With the new Moto G, Motorola has taken its best-selling smartphone of all time and made it better in every way, inside and out.

We’ll have a full review in the coming days but in the meantime, here are some thoughts on the newly announced Moto G from Motorola. More →

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Moto X and Moto G Android 5.0 L Update

Android L is coming to the Moto X and Moto G [update]

By on June 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Android L is coming to the Moto X and Moto G [update]

Google did not spill any important details about Android L during its I/O keynote on Wednesday, so it’s not clear what the name of the new mobile operating system is, or its version number – some say it’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s also not known what devices will be able to run it. With KitKat, Google tried to make Android compatible with devices sporting as little as 512MB of RAM, in order to reduce fragmentation, and it will be interesting to see whether the company will manage to do that with Android L as well. From the looks of it though, it appears that certain mid-range handsets will indeed be able to run the OS. More →

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2014 Motorola Moto G Cheap Smartphone

Motorola will soon launch an even cheaper, slimmer Android handset

By on April 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Motorola will soon launch an even cheaper, slimmer Android handset

Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year, and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorola’s best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper. More →

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Just as it’s getting dumped onto Lenovo, Motorola finally has a hit smartphone

By on March 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Just as it’s getting dumped onto Lenovo, Motorola finally has a hit smartphone

For a while we’ve said that Motorola’s Moto G is one of the best smartphone bargains in the world and now it looks like consumers in several different countries agree. The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Moto G has been a big seller in the United Kingdom, where it’s helped Motorola’s share from the market go from practically nothing to 6% this past quarter. The Moto G’s success has also helped propel Android to having a market share of roughly 69% in the five biggest European markets of the U.K., France, Germany Italy and Spain. More →

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Moto G Republic Wireless Release Date

Moto G is coming to Republic Wireless for $149 off-contract

By on March 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Moto G is coming to Republic Wireless for $149 off-contract

Republic Wireless announced on Thursday that the affordable Moto G will be added to its lineup in April. The 8GB model of the Motorola smartphone will retail for $149 without a contract and its 16GB counterpart will cost $179. These prices aren’t quite as competitive as some of the other Moto G deals we’ve seen online, but Republic’s pricing plans are some of the best around, starting at just $5 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi networks. More →

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Moto G Price Cut $80

The world’s best smartphone bargain just got even better

By on February 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The world’s best smartphone bargain just got even better

At this rate we expect that Motorola will start paying people to take the Moto G. 9to5Toys notices that carrier U.S. Cellular is now selling the Moto G for $80 off contract. The Moto G, which features a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera, just seems to get cheaper and cheaper. We were surprised earlier this year when its price got cut to $99 off contract and Motorola and its carrier partners keep coming up with ways to make it cheaper still. Motorola’s highly aggressive pricing has also apparently made the Moto G a big hit in India, where Indian online retailer Fkipkart sold out of its stock of the device in under an hour.

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Motorola Moto G Sold Out

Lenovo might not have been crazy to buy Motorola after all

By on February 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Lenovo might not have been crazy to buy Motorola after all

The general reaction to Lenovo buying Motorola from Google has ranged anywhere from head-shaking to hysterical laughter. However, Lenovo may have had a good reason to buy up Motorola after all — it seems to have a hit smartphone in a key emerging market. Sister site BGR India reports that Indian online retailer Fkipkart sold out of its stock of Motorola’s Moto G in under an hour, which isn’t all that surprising since the Moto G is one of the best smartphone bargains around. The 16GB Moto G sold on Flipkart for around USD$224 off contract while the 8GB Moto G sells for around $200 off contract. For that low price, buyers get a device that features a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera .

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Think the Moto G is cheap? Get ready for a $50 Motorola smartphone

By on January 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Think the Moto G is cheap? Get ready for a $50 Motorola smartphone

Motorola caught the tech media’s attention when it unveiled the surprisingly capable Moto G smartphone for just $179 off contract. That comparatively tiny fee brings buyers a 4.5-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera, all wrapped in a reasonably attractive case. But $179 is still a bit pricey in emerging markets where industry watchers are still expecting growth, so Motorola plans to limbo even lower. More →

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Moto G Google Play Edition Price

World’s biggest smartphone bargain now just $179 on Google Play

By on January 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

World’s biggest smartphone bargain now just $179 on Google Play

It might not be the most significant upgrade in the history of exclusive Google Play releases, but on Tuesday Google made the unlocked Moto G available on its store for the same price as every other retailer. The Moto G Google Play edition release features the same 4.5-inch display, the same quad-core processor and the same $179 price as other Moto G models. The only perceivable difference between the new phone and its predecessor is the Google Play edition’s ability to “quickly receive updates of the latest Android software.” If you were already planning to pick up Motorola’s affordable, unlocked Moto G but you hadn’t decided where to buy it from, Google just made the decision that much easier.

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Motorola Moto G Price Cut

Is this the best smartphone bargain of 2014?

By on January 2, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Is this the best smartphone bargain of 2014?

The world is filled with dirt-cheap smartphones but how many of them are actually worth buying? Nokia’s Lumia 520 has shown itself to be a very good option for budget-minded smartphone buyers but Motorola’s recently released Moto G might be the best bargain yet. Engadget notes that Best Buy has started selling the Verizon version of the Moto G for only $99 off contract, which is a pretty stellar deal for a device that includes a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera and that is due to receive an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat this month. Between this and the recent Moto X price cut, it looks like Motorola is getting much more aggressive about competing on price as it faces very stiff competition from rival Android vendors.

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Moto G Price Google Samsung

The Moto G looks like Google’s shot across Samsung’s bow

By on December 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM.

The Moto G looks like Google’s shot across Samsung’s bow

If you were wondering how the people at Motorola got away with releasing a smartphone for $199 without a contract while still retaining decent profit margins… well, they didn’t. The Wall Street Journal shares data from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Mark Newman who estimates that the Moto G is generating “an operating profit margin of less than 5%,” as opposed to the 20% margins generated by Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini and 28% margins generated by the Galaxy S4. The profit margins on the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are higher than 30%. More →

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Motorola Moto G Release Date

Motorola announces the Moto G at dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price

By on November 13, 2013 at 9:22 AM.

Motorola announces the Moto G at dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price

This is what many people were expecting the iPhone 5c would be like. Motorola on Wednesday announced its new Moto G smartphone, a budget alternative to its Moto X flagship phone that offers mid-range specs for a dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price. Among other things, the device features a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera. The device will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but Motorola says that it will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat by January 2014. Motorola says that its goal is to sell a quality smartphone to consumers in emerging markets who can’t afford high-end devices such as the Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5s. The phone will launch in many European markets starting on Thursday but won’t come to the United States until January.

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