Posts tagged with: Moto G
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    Android device manufacturers sure enjoy their alphabet soups. Samsung’s “streamlined” product portfolio goes from A to C to E, J, O(n) and even Z if you also count Tizen models, while Sony has recently circled back from Z to X, reportedly considering dropping C, E or M series pretty soon. Then there’s Motorola, or rather Lenovo, which inherited the Moto E, G and X families from Google, and after a couple of years of struggles, financial losses and seemingly ineffective restructuring moves, went the opposite way compared to Sony, essentially replacing X with Z. Technically, the Moto ...

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    Just when it seemed we could all agree bigger isn’t necessarily better, Lenovo magnified the third-gen Moto G’s screen and came out with its 2016 iteration. After a surprisingly lengthy waiting period, the third-generation Motorola Moto E, 2016 Moto E or simply Moto E3 finally broke cover earlier today in the UK, likewise focusing on size upgrades first and foremost. The "new" 5-incher greatly resembles the 2015 Moto G3 on paper, with matching 720p display resolution, “splash” protection, 5MP front-facing camera, but a downgraded 8-megapixel snapper on its back. The battery gets a ...

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    There are a number of deals to be had already on “standard” Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus variants across a few trusted third-party US retailers, but if you’re willing to pay a little extra and make the phones your own, today’s the day you can start ordering customized models straight from the manufacturer. For the first time ever, Lenovo’s daughter company spreads the Moto Maker love beyond the high-end Moto X lineup, letting you mix and match various front, back and accent colors on fourth-gen Moto Gs for an added splash of uniqueness. The non-fingerprint-recognizing, 13MP rear ...

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    It’s raining fourth-gen Motorola Moto G deals stateside even before the mid-range 5.5-incher can start shipping to folks who’ve pre-ordered it across retailers like Best Buy, B&H and Amazon. All we have to say to that is “let it rain”, and wonder where do we sign up for the sweetest special offers? As far as the non-Plus, non-fingerprint-recognizing, 2GB RAM-limited, 13MP rear camera configuration goes, it’s either live with sponsored content on your lockscreen and get $50 off the phone’s list price, or pay $200 and up outright, then use a free $50 gift card on subsequent ...

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    After losing the own-brand low-cost domestic battle to Xiaomi and Huawei, Lenovo is more than keen to keep Motorola phones at the forefront of the sub-$250 US scene at the very least, baking pretty robust specs into the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Even better, the two respectable mid-rangers are offered at a cool discount right off the bat stateside, although technically, you have a pair of third-party retailers to thank for the limited-time promo. Both Best Buy and B&H Photo Video will throw in complimentary $50 gift cards with Moto G4 and G4 Plus pre-orders, no matter your color of choice ...

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    Folks in love with compact smartphones will have to look away from Motorola’s successful budget-friendly Moto G family this year, as the oft-rumored fourth iteration indeed sports a 5.5-inch display, up a massive half an inch from its predecessor. Just as suspected, both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (by Lenovo) were announced earlier today at a glitzy press event in New Delhi, India, commercially launching around those parts before all other countries, including the US. The two mid-range phones are virtually identical in terms of screen size and resolution, processing power, battery capacity, ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Motorola (or should we say Lenovo?) has not one, but two follow-ups for the third-generation Moto G in the pipeline. And the G4 and G4 Plus are likely to break cover in India next week. But exactly what is it that makes the “Plus” variant worthy of the pompous suffix? It can’t only be a fingerprint scanner that separates the two models. Probably not, but if you expect the “standard” Moto G4 to take a page from its predecessor’s playbook, and keep things nice and compact at 5 inches, perhaps with enhanced Full HD resolution in tow, get ready to be ...

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    It feels kinda uncomfortable using the "Moto G4" moniker, given that Motorola typically goes for the "Xth Gen." suffix on the back of new Moto G offerings, but it's good enough for a shorthand when blathering on about it. A bigger name game comes down to its internal codename, speculated to be "Athene". Quite a few components for said Athene smartphone have made their ways through India in the past month-plus and the site Moto G — yes, a whole site named for the Motorola mid-ranger — picked up on these listings. The highlights include memory options of 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and ...

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    While we still wouldn’t rule out the third-generation Moto E as a suspect for a May 17 introduction in India, the event’s venue, timing and now buildup all suggest something bigger (both literally and figuratively speaking) is coming. Namely, the fourth-gen Moto G, aka G4, which might actually be two phones, including an upper mid-range model with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen and fingerprint recognition in tow. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus appear to be at the center of a cryptic pre-release buzz-building campaign on Twitter now, with Moto India hinting at a bunch of generic upgrades. A better ...

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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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