Posts tagged with: Moto G
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     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    The Moto G is an exception to the rule. Its specifications, hardware, and design are mediocre. And unlike its next of kin, the Moto X, its software is plain and lacking serious value. In fact, the only exceptional part of the Moto G is its price. At $179 without a contract for the 8GB model, it's one of the best smartphone bargains to be had in the Android space. And doubling the storage space costs a mere $20. It's affordable and isn't terrible – there's plenty to be said for that. Many manufacturers have attempted similar smartphones before, and have come up far short of the ...

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    [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the Google Play Edition Moto G and its details. We then talk about the Moto X, which is now officially ready to land in Europe in the next two weeks. Samsung is next as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5 launch plans, aside from the rumors of a better battery for its future flagship. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and how KitKat was recently made available in certain European countries. We later cover Sony's launch of certain mid-tier phones to the market. We end today's show talking about the new leaks of ...

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    One of the reasons that Motorola's so fast in delivering Android platform updates to its latest smartphones has been how minimal the company's own UI enhancements have been; we're a long way removed from the old days of MOTOBLUR. But even for as unobtrusive as Motorola's software is, some users are always going to prefer the pure stock look of Nexus phones - maybe just out of principle. Last year, Google started making that kind of experience available on more hardware than ever before, thanks to the introduction of Google Play edition devices. We've seen that lineup expand from phones to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new plans to reimburse you for early termination fees from competing carriers. We then move to the Moto G as the device has just landed at Verizon for just $100 on a pre-paid plan. Up next we have Archos, a company we haven't talked about before, and its plans for a $50 smartwatch later this year. We later talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumored frame that just got leaked, aside from more details on the phone's camera. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and its plans for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 4. All this ...

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    Last week, as we were settling back into our regular roles after a couple days of New Year's celebrations, we heard about one of the best values in smartphones becoming even more attractive, with news of an even lower price for the Motorola Moto G. Instead of paying $180 for the 8GB Moto G, we saw a prepaid version for Verizon showing up in Best Buy stores at a 45% discount, priced at essentially $100. While those weren't supposed to be put out for sale just yet, we saw a leaked doc claiming that formal sales would begin today, on January 9. Well, a little earlier today Motorola out the ...

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    Guys, our apologies for the late upload. Hopefully these technical issues will get solved this week. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's new Galaxy Camera 2, and the reasons why it's worth and not worth your money. We then continue talking about Samsung, this time because of the possible launch rumors of the Galaxy S 5. Motorola is next as we go through the Moto X and Moto G discounts that just landed. Sony takes the spotlight next with a possible Windows Phone during 2014. We end today's show talking about Google Glass and its possible retail price. All this and more ...

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    A new year means new changes, and over the next twelve months, we'll be seeing the smartphone market grow, new devices arrive, and new software become available for our existing handsets. But before we get to anything new, we're taking a look back at a couple phones from 2013, as Motorola shares details of new pricing for its Moto X while the Moto G hits a carrier low. Motorola's been quite generous with Moto X discounts over the course of the past month, giving shoppers multiple opportunities to score the Android for $150 off its regular no-contract price. We'd been speculating as to ...

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    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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    Last week, Motorola dropped an unexpected holiday surprise, and we saw the return of that killer $150-off deal for no-contract Moto X sales. This was the same offer Motorola attempted for Cyber Monday, and after that effort failed, brought the deal back for a couple days earlier this month. Seeing these savings arrive for a three-peat got me thinking about a couple different things. For one, based on the reaction I was seeing, that $150 makes a huge difference in the phone's appeal. At $500, you've got a lot of factors to weigh, but at $350, the Moto X is a tough deal to turn down. I also ...

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    We were all ready to get out hands on the Moto G sometime in January, as Motorola finally made the crazy-good-deal smartphone available to shoppers in the US, when out of the blue, Motorola started selling the Android smartphone in late November. This early arrival was definitely appreciated, but it didn't come without cost; as we noted last week in our Moto G review, instead of the KitKat we were hoping for, Motorola instead shipped the Moto G with Android 4.3. That was very much not the end of the world, and we knew it would just be a matter of time before an update came out. Well as ...

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    We spend a lot of time at Pocketnow talking about high-end luxury smartphones - but there’s a whole other side to the mobile market, a more affordable sector often dismissed as too laden with underperforming products to warrant much attention. Well, this year, Motorola and Nokia have done a very good job surprising us in this area, delivering the low-cost Moto G and Lumia 520, respectively. Our own Taylor Martin just reviewed the Moto G last week, and I spent a day getting to know the device shortly thereafter. Our consensus is that it's an impressive smartphone with a blockbuster price ...

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