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Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

With the new Moto X further refining its flagship Android phone, the new Moto G revamping the company’s most popular smartphone ever, and Moto 360 and Moto Hint making a double play for wearables, Motorola is certainly having an interesting month. With the whispers from the Her-like Hint still echoing in my ears, I sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior vice president for software engineering at Motorola, to talk about wearables, fitting into Lenovo’s ecosystem, and what he’ll miss when out from under Google’s umbrella.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

Moto X’s secret weapon: Custom Voice Prompts

When Moto X was first launched last year, it came with the first "any screen" voice command system. Re-named Moto Voice, that system is back with the 2014 version of Moto X. To further differentiate from the standard "OK Google" system installed with several Android devices in the wild today, Motorola has added Custom Voice Prompts.

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All hail the new Moto G, 2014’s budget monster

All hail the new Moto G, 2014’s budget monster

The Moto G is a hard act to follow. Motorola’s best-selling smartphone of all time, and the poster-child for delivering a capable user-experience without breaking the bank in the process, it proved to be one of the most popular Android handsets of 2013. Now, for 2014, there’s the new Moto G, promising to answer the key complaints about its predecessor while still keep its budget crown.

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Moto G 2014 details leak early

Moto G 2014 details leak early

It’s less than a day now before we get full details on the second Moto G device, but it would appear that someone has spilled the beans a bit early. What you’ll be seeing here (for a very short time, presumably) is a video which shows off the Moto G (still called Moto G, not re-named for the second wave) in all its glory.

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Moto G2 headed to stores in droves

Moto G2 headed to stores in droves

This week international shipping records show a new Motorola smartphone being shipped in large quantities around the world. The model number associated with the second "Moto G" device appears in these records, suggesting that the upcoming Motorola event scheduled for next week will reveal the "Moto G2" amongst other devices.

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You don’t want a Moto G2

You don’t want a Moto G2

We do not need another Moto G. Rumors over the past couple of weeks have suggested that Motorola is creating a second-generation device, one that’ll have a larger display and a larger price tag. Does that defeat the purpose? Absolutely.

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