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Moto E Review: you get what you pay for...and a little more
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 19, 2014

At some point, the "You get what you pay for" saying can't be stretched any further. We've seen advancements in technology make features once thought high-end become requisite. How far can the Moto E push the boundaries of price and performance?

Motorola gives up on Made in America dream, plans to shutter Texas plant
By Andrew Kameka on Friday May 30, 2014

The manufacturing plant in Forth Worth, Texas, that Motorola built with Flextronics to assemble the Moto X is shutting down. One year after Motorola announced plans to build its smartphones within US borders as a cost-saving measure to rapidly assemble and distribute the Moto X smartphone, the plant is being decommissioned.

Moto E hands-on: what does $129 get you from the cheapest Moto
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 13, 2014

The Moto X was the rebellious phone that re-imagined the company, and the Moto G was the global device to bring the same ideas at a cheaper pricepoint. In that lineage, the Moto E might be seen as the emerging phone. It's even cheaper than the others and available at a bottom-barrel price tag.

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.