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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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Motorola’s desperation

By on November 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM.

Motorola’s desperation

According to Strategy Analytics, Motorola sold 500,000 Moto X handsets in the third quarter. If true, this would be nothing short of a disaster. Just a few years ago, Motorola’s Droid could sell one million units in its launch month alone. Motorola’s competitiveness in its core U.S. market has eroded at a scary speed, while the company has effectively pulled out of growth markets like Brazil and India. This is a problem, because smartphone volume growth in America has dropped to zero. More →

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Motorola Moto G Picture Leaked

Motorola’s Moto X purportedly shown on its way to all carriers [updated]

By on November 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM.

Motorola’s Moto X purportedly shown on its way to all carriers [updated]

Motorola’s mid-range version of the Moto X is still in the work and if leaked pictures are any indication, Motorola is getting ready to make some new announcements about its flagship device as well. @evleaks has posted a picture that purportedly shows the Moto X in four different colors — blue, cyan, magenta and white — on its way to being announced for all U.S. carriers. Currently, the Moto Maker, which is a website on which users can design custom color combinations for the Moto X, is only available for AT&T models. Motorola’s mid-range offering, the Moto G, will reportedly join the Moto X on November 13th and feature a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution, a 1950 mAh battery and either 8GB or 16GB of storage. More →

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Motorola Moto G Launch Date November 13th

Motorola’s Moto G unveiling looks set for November 13th

By on November 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM.

Motorola’s Moto G unveiling looks set for November 13th

The low-cost version of the Moto X looks set to drop this month. Motorola has posted a landing page for the upcoming Moto G smartphone that teases a November 13th launch date for the new device. Leaked images have shown that the Moto G will look much like the Moto X but will have slightly inferior specs to Motorola’s flagship phone. Rumored specs for the Moto G include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution, a 1950 mAh battery and either 8GB or 16GB of storage. Anyone interested in tuning into Motorola’s live Moto G announcement online can sign up for updates on the Moto G page.

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Motorola Moto G Specs Leak

Motorola’s budget Moto G phone specs, pictures purportedly leak

By on October 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM.

Motorola’s budget Moto G phone specs, pictures purportedly leak

Earlier this week, Motorola temporarily listed an unannounced device on its website — the Moto G. The mention was very quickly removed, but the Moto G is likely the name of Motorola’s low-cost follow-up to its flagship Moto X. On Thursday, @evleaks produced what appears to be a mostly complete list of specs for the handset, including a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution and a 1950 mAh battery. The leak also claims that there will be two separate models with 8GB and 16GB of internal storage, and that the phone will be free on contract. Motorola has yet to release any official information about the smartphone, but @evleaks included a photo in the leak that might be the first sighting of the Moto G. More →

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