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.
Motorola has made it official that it will announce its next phone, the Moto G, later this month. Motorola has set November 13th as the date it debuts what may be a Moto X for budget consumers in the U.S., Europe, and other regions.
Motorola has announced that it will attempt to make modular smartphones, which can swap out parts to upgrade certain specs without having to purchase a new phone, a viable way to manufacture smartphones.
Motorola last week cut $100 from the price of its Moto X smartphone at three carriers, and orders placed online at its MotoMaker customization site also dropped to just $99 on contract. Motorola originally didn't drop the price on the off-contract price, but that has changed. Customers can now visit MotoMaker.com and place an order that lowers the off-contract price to just $479.99. The website is still limited to AT&T model phones, but customers can pay full price to avoid having to alter or renew their existing AT&T contract.
AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular have slashed the price of the Moto X, Motorola's custom-friendly Android device after only three months on the market. Is the Moto X selling poorly?
Motorola and T-Mobile have updated the Moto X to address the biggest problem with an otherwise phenomenal product - it's camera. The change is reportedly the "biggest ever seen" through an over the air update, according to Brian Klug of Anandtech.
The Moto X is available at the major carriers and typically costs $199 on a two-year agreement or $599 when purchased for full retail price. MVNO Republic Wireless is undercutting the competition by selling the Moto X for only $299 without any contract.