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Motorola’s Dennis Woodside talks display customization, ultra-cheap smartphones

Motorola’s Dennis Woodside talks display customization, ultra-cheap smartphones

Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside has again taken to discussions about smartphone pricing and customization, something he has spoken about at length in the past. Among his topics was a focus on pricing, and mention of a $50 smartphone came into play. He also brought up customization, which the Moto X kicked off in a big way, mentioning the ability to customize the display.

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Moto Migrate app scores iCloud data transfer ability

Moto Migrate app scores iCloud data transfer ability

The most time consuming part of switching phones is often transferring data from the old handset to the new one, something simplified for those switching to Motorola via the Moto Migrate app. In addition to shuttling content from an Android handset to one of Motorola's phone, it can now also be used by iPhone defectors.

Moto G Google Play Edition hands-on vs Motorola’s G

Moto G Google Play Edition hands-on vs Motorola’s G

When we heard about the Moto G being offered as a Google Play Edition handset, we immediately scratched our heads in wonder. Why would Google offer a device from their own store with the exact same price as the original device when the software is essentially the same? The answer lies in Google's unique plan, the one where they hand-pick the most appealing devices in the market and sell them themselves - all other matters pale when shown in the face of this Google Play Edition long-term goal.

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Moto G Google Play edition makes surprise debut

Moto G Google Play edition makes surprise debut

Google has quietly added the Moto G Google Play edition to its range of pure-Android devices, with the 8GB smartphone - already hugely popular in its standard form - beginning at $179 unsubsidized. The phone - which is being offered in both 8GB and 16GB forms, the latter for a $20 premium - comes with an unmodified version of Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, though no 4G.

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Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

It's fair to say Motorola had a big 2013, and SlashGear sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior VP of software engineering, and Steve Sinclair, VP of product marketing, at CES last week to talk wearables, contextual ecosystems, and the Internet of Things. The Google-owned company kicked off a new smartphone strategy, epitomized by the always-listening Moto X and the shockingly-affordable Moto G, arguably just as notable for what it left out of its products as what it chose to include. Meanwhile - and topical, given Google has just acquired Nest - we also talked about Motorola's place in the smart home, and where former Android project lead Horowitz sees the smartphone fitting in. Read on for the full interview.

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Verizon Moto G prepaid launch details confirmed

Verizon Moto G prepaid launch details confirmed

Verizon has confirmed the launch of the $99.99 prepay Moto G, putting the mid-range Android smartphone on sale come January 9th. The smartphone - which features a 4.5-inch display and 5-megapixel camera - will show up in Verizon Wireless stores "in the coming weeks" the carrier says, though SlashGear has also been told that Best Buy in-store availability of the prepaid version is expected any day now at the same price.

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Verizon Moto G release confirmed: Best Buy ASAP

Verizon Moto G release confirmed: Best Buy ASAP

There's little doubt now that Motorola was being smart with their announcements just weeks ago on the release of the Moto G. This machine was supposed - or Motorola suggested - to be released in January in the United States, but it's appeared off-contract through the company itself weeks early. Now the device's unique Verizon version with CDMA radio connectivity is ready for Best Buy just as soon as each location puts it on shelves.

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Verizon Moto G may have a prepaid sting for some

Verizon Moto G may have a prepaid sting for some

Verizon's rumored $99.99 Moto G may end up significantly undercutting Motorola's own pricing for the smartphone, but little-known conditions around what you can do with the carrier's contract-free handsets could end up dampening enthusiasm. The phone, expected to launch early in the new year, has been suggested by some as a great way to replace an existing contract devices; however, as Android Community points out, Verizon's policies around switching prepaid to postpaid handsets could scupper the plans many have for a low-cost Android upgrade.

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