Motorola announced brand new Android hardware on Tuesday, including the sleek and affordable Moto X Pure Edition phablet and the significantly updated budget-friendly Moto G. But there’s also one other thing Motorola plans to do starting with these phones in order to fix the most annoying thing about Android. More →
Google’s Nexus program is great. It sets the stage for Android and gives hardcore Android fans a selection of great pure devices that are free of vendor tweaks and carrier bloat. If pure Android is what you’re looking for, however, there’s a new smartphone duo that just rocketed to the top of your list.
For a period of time in late 2014, the Moto X was the best Android phone on the planet. It wasn’t the most powerful Android flagship and it wasn’t the thinnest. It didn’t have the highest-resolution display and it didn’t have the support of a billion-dollar marketing budget. The Moto X was, however, the most well-rounded Android flagship on the market. It was sleek, it was unique, it had solid specs and it could be customized in dozens of different ways.
Meanwhile, the 2014 Moto G was shockingly capable for a handset that was so affordable, offering all-day battery life, respectable specs and a surprisingly good screen for under $200 with no service contract. It was an improvement over its predecessor in every conceivable way.
Well, well, well! A day after leaking one lonely picture of an unreleased 2015 Motorola device, Hellomotohk has posted a new leaked picture showing all four major smartphones that Motorola will release next year: The 2015 Moto X, Moto G, and new flagship Droid and Droid mini models for Verizon. More →
Here at BGR, most of our smartphone coverage focuses on brand new smartphones that are cutting-edge and high-end. After all, a huge portion of our readership consists of savvy tech fans who always need to have the latest and greatest gear. But not all of our readers are quite so enthusiastic, and some would rather save money and buy a more affordable smartphone — after all, $650, $750 or even $800+ is a whole lot of cash to spend on a phone.
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone and want to get some serious bang for your buck, here are two options that you can pick up at shockingly low prices. More →
Launched in 2013 as a budget option for smartphone buyers looking for affordable devices, the Moto G became a quick hit in various markets, especially emerging ones. The company released a second-generation Moto G model last year, and it looks like Motorola might be preparing a third-gen device for a 2015 launch. According to a new report, the new Moto G might be a lot more exciting than you think. More →
Google has yet to roll out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its existing Nexus smartphones, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, but it looks like Motorola has already beaten its former parent company to the punch. Ars Technica reports that one 2014 Moto G model has already been updated to Lollipop, and it’s the U.S. unlocked model, which has now received its 386.8MB Android 5.0 update. More →
Buying a smartphone can be a frustratingly deceptive process. Sure, a 16GB iPhone 6 might only cost $199 up front, but after finding a contract with talk, text and a few gigabytes of data, you could easily spend between $1000-2000 before you’re due for an upgrade. But what if you could get one of the best affordable handsets on the market for less than $200 without a signing up for a contract? More →