Motorola spent four years selling its phones by making the argument that power trumps everything else. Then it did a swift about face with the Moto X, a phone that said power is good but effectiveness is great. The Moto G takes that plan to the extreme.
Motorola originally stated that it would begin selling the Moto G in the United States by January, but the company announced today that the Moto G is already available for purchase beginning today - sort of.
3D Systems is the latest partner for Motorola's Project Ara, an ambitious effort to create phones capable of swapping out parts for upgrades and improvements. Can the 3D printer help make Project Ara and modular phones go from concept to full-fledged product?
Motorola has announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is making its way to T-Mobile subscribers. Following this week's announcement that Verizon had already begun its update process, T-Mobile has also started its staged rollout to deliver a new Hangouts app, a new Gallery, a better camera app, a new phone dialer, and more. T-Mobile customers can attempt to check for an update by going to Settings > About phone > Systems update.
Motorola excitedly announced today that it has already begun the process of updating the Moto X to Android 4.4 KitKat on Verizon Wireless, and more carrier versions of the phone can expect an update soon. Now, the company has upgraded the status of more devices released last year that will be updated.
Despite its reputation as being the last of the major carriers to launch widely available phones or deliver updates, Verizon Wireless is the first of the four major carriers to push out an Android 4.4 KitKat update.
Motorola's decision to not sell the Moto G in the US and India until next year is a letdown for anyone who is interested in the Android smartphone. On the bright side, when the phone finally does go on sale in January 2014, it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Moto X might not be the most powerful device on the market, but it is still a good phone because of its features. Motorola hopes people will feel the same way about the Moto G, a similar device with even weaker specs and a much lower price tag.
Motorola tomorrow will launch the Moto G, an international version of the Moto X that has less powerful specs. Motorola will surely hope that expanding to more countries leads to success because the Moto X so far has been a disappointment, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics
Motorola has made MotoMaker.com, the website that consumers can go to customize the colors of their Moto X smartphone, available to all carriers. MotoMaker has been an AT&T exclusive since it launched in August, but Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile customers can now personalize the colors of their smartphones. The phone costs $99 on a two-year agreement or $499.99 off-contract.