Google's Android answer to the Nokia Lumia 520 the Motorola Moto G is almost here and people are looking for a trustworthy place to pre-order it. If you are one of those people Amazon.com may be your answer. They are currently on pre-order for $179.99 for the 8gb version or $199.99 for the 16Gb version. Those prices are for off contract and unlocked devices. Read More »
The Moto G went on sale this month in Brazil and the UK. Despite previous statements that the low-cost quad-core phone wouldn’t arrive stateside until early next year, Motorola has started selling a version of the Moto G today. However, not everyone will be able to purchase the phone. Read More »
Motorola has just announced that it will begin updating its Moto x smartphones to Android 4.4 KitKat effective today. The company is making good on its promise to make the update process take weeks rather than months. Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers receive notices about the update being available in stages. Other carrier versions will be updated soon, but Verizon customers can check for updates by going to Settings > About phone > System updates. Here’s what’s new in the features. Read More »
Motorola promised that it would deliver Android 4.4 KitKat to the Moto X in “a matter of weeks,” and it appears that the company is well on its way to fulfilling that promise. Verizon Wireless is testing the update and has posted a change log of what new features users can expect to see. Read More »
Motorola did something fairly surprising today when it announced the Moto G specs. It was expected that the Moto G would not be quite on the same level as its big brother Moto X, but the phone that’s launching today surprised quite a few with the release of specs that are not shabby. The fact that it did it for a third of the price of what someone gets when purchasing premium phones is even more surprising. Here’s what’s available in the Moto G specs:
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Android 4.4 KitKat in January)
- 4.5-inch display (720p HD)
- 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400)
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8GB or 16GB of internal storage
- 50 GB of FREE Google Drive storage for two years
- 5.0 MP rear camera
- 1.3 MP front camera
- 2,070 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual-SIM where necessary
- GSM Model: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
- CDMA Model: CDMA/EVDO Rev A
Now what could you reasonably expect to pay for a phone with those capabilities? The Moto G isn’t top of the line based on hardware, but it has enough features to expect to pay a decent sum. Motorola has decided instead to charge only $179 or 134 euros for the 8GB model. And that’s the price without a contract.
The Moto G goes on sale in Brazil and parts of Europe and Asia today. It will go on sale in the US, India, and the rest of Europe and Asia by January 2014. Check with local retailers and carriers for more information.
Motorola is going to debut a new smartphone tomorrow, but one retailer has jumped the gun and revealed what kind of features will appear in the Moto G. The page was taken down, but not before people gained access to the secrets shared. Here’s what to expect from the international version of the Moto X. Read More »
One week, I wrote that the Moto X color customization tool, MotoMaker.com, would open up to Sprint and Verizon. Those rumors have been proven true, and even T-Mobile has been added to the mix. As of today, customers at any of the major networks in the US can design a smartphone with custom colors. Pricing information is as follows: Read More »
Motorola accomplished something rare when it managed to release the Moto X on all four major carriers, but it did so without one of its best features - the MotoMaker tool that lets users choose the colors for their phones. The MotoMaker website works only with AT&T phones, but the photo below shows that may change as early as next week.
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