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Motorola introduces Moto E for only $129, adds 4G LTE to the Moto G
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 13, 2014

Motorola introduced the Moto G last year as the phone that would test the boundaries of what can be done with a budget device. Today Motorola is testing limits further with the release of an even cheaper handset, the Moto E, and a new version of the Moto G that now supports 4G LTE bands.

Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 2014
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Motorola's performance in the first three months of 2014 wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great. The company reported via a tweet that it shipped 6.5 million devices across the globe in the first quarter. Compared to the 10 million Samsung ships for its Galaxy Note 3- that's millions more for one phone, by the way - in only two months. However, Motorola had a respectable haul if one considers that Motorola has been on the decline in recent years. The Moto G did well, but clearly there's a lot of room for improvement once Lenovo takes over the company later this year.

Google Project Ara phones go on sale January 2015
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Project Ara, the modular phone concept started by the advanced projects group at Motorola (now Google), has been shown in increasing detail in recent months. Now we know the most important detail - the release date.

Project Ara video shows how electro-permanent magnets keep everything together, offers glimpse of phone-building app
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

As Project Ara is a concept relying on interchangeable modules sliding into a frame and connecting to make smartphones more easily upgradable and customizable, it's important to make sure those pieces are secure. Here's how Google does it.

Motorola says Moto 360 will support any Android 4.3 device, won't say much else about the product
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 19, 2014

Motorola today hosted a Google Hangout broadcast to answer selective questions about the Moto 360 smartwatch that it announced yesterday. The answers were very selective but worthwhile for a few details.

Motorola adds new colors and college logos to MotoMaker
By Andrew Kameka on Friday March 07, 2014

Motorola is going back to school in the latest update to its MotoMaker customization site. Moto X buyers can now choose from nine new back colors or three new accent colors to get more options for personalizing the device. Motorola pitches the new colors as a way to get combinations related to American universities.

Google aims to make Project Ara phone cost $50 when it's launched in 2015
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday February 27, 2014

One of the interesting tidbits in a new TIME magazine article says that Google aims to release Project Ara "a year or so from now," and the target price for the phone is only $50.

Google hosting online Project Ara Developer Conference April 15-16
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday February 26, 2014

When Motorola first introduced Project Ara, it was pitched as a concept that would take time to flesh out with help from the development community, and Google is now seeking to encourage that help by hosting an online developer conference.

Samsung Galaxy Gear on sale at Best Buy for $149.99
By Andrew Kameka on Friday February 14, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Gear temporarily costs half as much as it normally does. BestBuy.com has a 50 percent off sale for the Android-powered smart watch that lowers the price to $149.99 with free shipping included. This does not appear to be in connection with recent reports of a permanent price drop for the Gear. A price drop to make the Gear more appealing is rumored to be on the way; however, Best Buy has it listed as part of its Daily Deals, so if this interests you, make the purchase now rather than later.

HTC will take your questions now: Reddit AMA scheduled today at 1:30 PM PST
By Andrew Kameka on Friday February 14, 2014

If you have ever wanted to ask a question of the people who make HTC smartphones, today's your chance. HTC is hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session at reddit.com/r/Android. However, they probably won't answer the questions that matter most to you.