Posts tagged with: Moto G
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    While we can’t be sure it has anything to do with that recent wave of “structural” changes and executive reshuffles, or even more recent warranty controversies, Motorola is clearly behind its traditional product release schedule. There hasn’t been a single Moto-branded device unveiled thus far in 2016, despite the second-gen Moto E turning a year old back in February, and losing touch with the world’s best ultra-affordable phones of late. But last week we received confirmation of an “exciting” announcement happening on June 9, and today, we’re seeing press invites floating ...

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    As much as we appreciate any valuable piece of information revealed in advance of a high-profile mobile product launch, especially one hailing from Twitter’s most prolific tipster, the recent Moto G4 Plus fingerprint scanner “leak” wasn’t accompanied by the greatest visual confirmation. But now we have our concrete proof, and while there’s no way to verify the validity of just-divulged “Moto G 2016” live pics, they sure fit last week’s description, and look overall trustworthy. That’s not to say they look very good, as the bland rear cover may well infuriate a number of ...

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    ‘Tis the season for Motorola product leaks. After all, Lenovo’s daughter company has remained one of very few mobile industry veterans with not a single hardware launch to its name this year. Based on previous roadmaps, we’d obviously expect the third-generation Moto E (by Lenovo) to come to light first, followed closely by a fourth-gen Moto G and Moto X Style, aka Pure Edition, sequel. But we still know very little about the three purported phones, so either they’re not exactly around the corner or leaksters and tipsters will soon be put out of their jobs. Hot on the heels of a ...

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    Even though the low-cost Android smartphone competition is heating up like crazy by the day, and the 2015 edition of the wildly successful Motorola Moto G will turn one in the summer and thus probably spawn a sequel, deals on the 5-incher have been few and far between. In fact, we can only remember the mid-range handheld being bundled with two gratis backup shells for Valentine’s, which was hardly a must-buy. Meanwhile, Best Buy continues to charge late Moto G (3rd gen) adopters $180 and up, i.e. the same prices valid since July of last year, and Amazon barely affords to shave $3 off. ...

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    Western Motorola buffs already have reason to envy their India-based counterparts, as Marshmallow updates are coming left and right in the latter market, including for the regional Moto G Turbo Edition and, most recently, the standard G second-gen. But now nation-leading online retailer Flipkart takes things to the next level, also offering a slew of discounts on Moto gear to honor the second anniversary of the American device manufacturer’s return to India. Basically everything’s on sale for a limited time, starting with the always popular Moto X Style, which now costs Rs. 27,000 ...

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    Without a doubt, the champion of Android 6.0 software promotions thus far is Motorola, despite its relations with Google understandably cooling after Lenovo’s acquisition. But the Illinois-based smartphone manufacturer maintains the OS as clean as ever, adding little to no bloat in the equation, and therefore, completing optimization work way ahead of the competition. While Samsung, for instance, is yet to make the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Marshmallow updates truly global affairs, Moto’s already rolled out the newest Android iteration to the X Style, aka X Pure Edition, X Play, G (3rd ...

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    If the BlackBerry Priv and Passport really don’t sound like fitting Valentine’s Day presents for your loved ones, perhaps Motorola can interest you in time-limited discounts for its top three gadgets right now. First up, the second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch is available with a gratis leather band if you choose to receive it strapped by a metal one out the box. The greatest thing about the Android Wear timepiece is it understands the difference between men’s and women’s fashion, featuring contrasting stylings and coats of paint for each gender. With a metal band as standard, ...

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    Released in November in Mexico as a marginally enhanced version of the standard international Moto G 2015, then expanded to India in December, the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition is finally ready to move to the software iteration it probably should’ve launched on. Oh, well, better late than never, and starting in a few days, maybe even hours, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will become an unpleasant, distant memory for Moto G Turbo Edition owners in India. Meanwhile, their comrades in suffering over in Mexico need to wait a little longer to jump on the Marshmallow bandwagon. Interestingly, the ...

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    That’s what happens when you use Google Translate on an ample Chinese language interview, and try to read between the lines of the raw end result. You get major misunderstandings, like the one that caused uproar among cash-strapped Android enthusiasts following alleged comments from a Lenovo exec concerning the possible retirement of the uber-successful Moto G and Moto E families. It turns out that’s not what the company official said, or at least not what he meant, with Lenovo focused on streamlining its far too rich smartphone roster instead of killing off any brand or sub-brand. ...

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    We're well into year number two of Lenovo ownership of Motorola and the parent company has cleaned house with its mobile operations. With all research, design and production moved to Chicago and branding changed up, the task at hand now comes down to making good phones and selling them. Lenovo senior vice president Chen Xudong's concerned about the last two parts and where his company stands in the global marketplace. He thinks that the marketplace could expand to as many as ten major players — that's in spite of what analysts and media outlets alike view as the maturation of the ...

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    Generous as always for Cyber Monday stateside, Motorola wants to take care of its UK and India-based fans this Christmas also, selling the second-generation Moto 360, as well as the X Style, X Play, Moto G 2015, and Moto E (2nd gen) at lower prices than usual. The device manufacturer’s British Moto Maker website has the small (42 mm) men’s Moto 360 variant available for £200 after a £30 discount, and the large (46 mm) model priced at £230, down from £270. Ladies aren’t forgotten either, and the 42 mm Android Wear smartwatch “designed for women” costs £210 instead of £260. ...

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    In spite of ever-increasing competition from Chinese brands that don’t seem to care about profits at all, Motorola Moto Gs remain the gold standard of Android affordability stateside, offering a bang for buck like no other household name in the mobile business. But while Huawei, Xiaomi or Meizu continue to be viewed with skepticism by American audiences, having difficulty getting carriers or retailers on their side too, BLU Products very swiftly boosted its awareness of late, enjoying Amazon’s support and scoring points for its Miami roots also. As such, you shouldn’t be surprised to ...

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    Once Motorola finished updating the Moto X line for both the US and international markets, also bringing to light a new Verizon-exclusive Droid duo, Lenovo’s daughter company switched its attention back to the wildly successful Moto G family, refreshing the standard 2015 model with a speedier processor. But for some reason, the Moto G Turbo Edition only launched in Mexico to start with last month, ultimately retaining the humdrum 720p display. In case you’re still intrigued by how much faster the 5-inch phone can get when powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip instead of a quad ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Never too fond of Black Friday, Lenovo daughter company Motorola always saved the biggest discounts for the Monday after Thanksgiving, colloquially known as Cyber Monday. This year is no exception, although you’re actually looking at “Cyber Week” deals on two of the three Moto items on sale, which are good from November 30 all the way through December 7. But it’s the 24-hour second-gen Moto G blowout that should make the most headlines, given last year’s budget champion will go for a super-palatable $100, 80 bucks off list. Of course, third-party retailers like Amazon have long ...

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    It’s not quite like Motorola to flood the market with marginally distinct configurations of the same phones headed to different regions, but for some reason, Mexicans seem to get preferential treatment in the form of the Moto G Turbo Edition. Granted, America’s neighbors have last year seen the Moto G Ferrari Edition and G Forte exclusively launched within their borders, but the G Turbo is a whole new ball game. It may look identical to the international third-gen G, yet under the hood, there lies a zippy octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip replacing the humbler quad SD410. The second and ...

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    And so it begins. Several hardware manufacturers have revealed the names of their Android devices due to swap Lollipop software with Marshmallow goodies over the next months, and now carriers start filling in timing-related blanks. Guess what, 2014 HTC One M8 and third-generation Motorola Moto G adopters. Your Android 6.0 makeovers may only be weeks away from an “international” rollout. In Canada, Telus estimates the enhancement packages will be dispatched on December 17 and 20 respectively. But up north, as well as in the US and even Europe, wireless service providers are often ...

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    Back when Motorola released the first Moto G in 2013, we were taken aback by how nice a smartphone could really be for under $200. Since then, it seems like nearly every OEM has tried its hand at the "premium midranger" business model, cramming the best specs and most compelling software into as inexpensive of a smartphone as possible. We've seen some great budget smartphones hit the market in early 2015, one of which is the Asus Zenfone 2, an Intel-based powerhouse with a great camera and absurdly powerful hardware. Motorola's newly released third-generation Moto G  brings a nice update ...

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    We all love new devices. Smartphones are the very heart of sites like Pocketnow, and product launches just mean more smartphones for us to experience. Just the other day, Motorola unveiled its 2015 Moto G and Moto X lineup, and we're already spending time with the Moto G, and eagerly awaiting the inevitable flood of Moto X review units to come. But before we got our hands on the new Moto series, before Motorola had the chance to reveal its new product line, and before members of the press flew out to cover the announcement ... we already knew just about everything about them. We had ...

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    Last night, OnePlus introduced its sophomore phone to the world, the OnePlus 2. With it came a new design, a fingerprint scanner, a three-step profile switcher, swappable backings, an improved camera, a much better display, a screaming new processor, USB-C, Oxygen OS ... all starting at just $329. Motorola, not one to be outdone, unveiled the next generation Moto G and Moto X models at its own event this morning. Coming close to the OnePlus 2's pricing at $399 unlocked, Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in America) packs a QHD display, ...

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    We only need to put up with 2015 Moto X and 2015 Moto G rumors, reports, and leaks, for about a week or so, as Motorola is holding a special event on July 28, where we will hopefully see both aforementioned phones, and maybe even a ruggedized version of the 2015 Moto X, dubbed the Moto X Sport. Until then, however, we take what we can get, and this report seems to unveil some 2015 Moto G specs. The information has been published on Spanish retailer FNAC's website, but still, we advise you to treat it with skepticism, despite matching some of the information from previous reports. We ...

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    Motorola's Moto Maker, the offering that allows you to completely customize your hardware at purchase, is currently available for the Moto X smartphone, and Moto 360 smartwatch. Future owners of lower-end/budget models, like the Moto G or Moto E, are not yet able to custom-build their future smartphones, but that's about to change if this latest Evan Blass leak is accurate. Not many bits of information have been shared (leaked), except "moto-g-maker" and the image above. However, in this case, this is more than enough to go by. It will likely go live (if the leak is accurate), at the time ...

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    If you own a first-gen Moto G, you've probably been waiting patiently for the Lollipop update to arrive for your phone ever since the second-gen G received the update way back in January. Your time has finally come today, as Motorola continues onward updating its lineup of smartphones, releasing today the first-gen Moto G Lollipop update for download. Now that Lollipop is basically a year old ("Android L" was announced at Google I/O last year, and this year's conference is less than a week away), you've had quite a while to familiarize yourself with all of its features. You'll get all of ...

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    I like a flagship phones just as much as the next guy, but you know what I like even more? Not having to fork over a fistfull of cash! Who's with me? Yeah, I thought so. Nonetheless, I still picked up a Nexus 6 just as soon as Google would take my money. I love my Nexus 6, but other than a bigger screen and a battery that charges fast, it's not much different than my Nexus 5, and my Nexus 5 cost a few hundred bucks less! Score one for the Nexus 5, right? WRONG! Even the Nexus 5, with it's very decent specs, is still way overpriced! That's not what we thought back when it was first ...

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    Flagships, mid-tier, and entry-level phones. Each have their own demographic target. Each carefully balances pros versus cons, and power versus price. Flagships generally cost between US$400 and $600 for smartphones, and a couple hundred more for phablets. Mid-tier phones typically run about half that, though things start to get muddy when you try and calculate the cost of a mid-tier or entry-level device without a carrier subsidy. What you rarely see is a phone with really good specs and a really low price tag. Then again, the ASUS ZenFone 2 seems like it might be such a device. We got ...

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