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Moto G first-impressions

Moto G first-impressions

This week we've gotten the opportunity to work with the Moto G, the international off-contract hero phone for Motorola. This device was designed to attract users who no longer want to deal with the payment plans involved in on-contract smartphones both inside the United States and abroad, bringing a build that's well and above previous standards for low-cost Android handhelds. While each version of the Moto G is essentially the same save the radio connectivity, we're working with the USA-based off-contract model - the same revealed as ready to roll this month.

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Moto X Cyber Monday allotment drains immediately

Moto X Cyber Monday allotment drains immediately

It would appear that one of two things are happening with Motorola's current push for the Moto X after their Cyber Monday debacle. One possibility is that their re-up of supplies in their most recent apology for terrible server up-time this Monday have simply been drained in a matter of monutes. The second possibility is that they only had a small allotment set for this first of two days - we've asked Motorola to speak on this point and are awaiting comment.

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Moto G Shells arrive in colorful replaceable availability with US release

Moto G Shells arrive in colorful replaceable availability with US release

This week the folks at Motorola have unleashed their USA-bound Moto G, ready for the likes of off-contract competition with LG-made Google Nexus 5 and other low-priced unlocked machines. With them comes the arrival - right on time - of the accessory collection that makes the Moto G unique. These are the Moto G Shells and Flip Shells, both of them big parts of the full replaceable back cover collection for the Moto G smartphone.

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Moto X wood backing option won’t arrive for Thanksgiving, is slated for holiday season

Moto X wood backing option won’t arrive for Thanksgiving, is slated for holiday season

The Moto X has long been touted as a highly customizable smartphone, allowing buyers to choose from a plethora of colors and, in some cases, different backings and personal engravings. Not all of the customization options were available upon launch, however, and many have found themselves waiting a long time for the wood backing option in particular. If you were hoping for Thanksgiving availability, you're going to have to keep waiting.

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Moto G pre-orders go live in Germany, UK, Brazil, [UPDATE: Canada]

Moto G pre-orders go live in Germany, UK, Brazil, [UPDATE: Canada]

The Moto G has gone on pre-order today for select areas in Europe and the UK today, less than 24 hours after it was introduced to the world by Motorola at a special Brazil-based event. Sao Paulo is indeed one of the other areas where the Moto G, a budget-minded smartphone, is seeing pre-sales, while online outlets like Clove have shown the machine available for Euro-shipment starting Friday.

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Moto G specifications and price aim for mid-tier dominance

Moto G specifications and price aim for mid-tier dominance

There's little argument over where Motorola is aiming with the Moto G. Having already made a mark in the United States with the Moto X in its customizable, hands-free mode-toting, multi-carrier subsidized form, this generation's hero phone for Motorola goes international with a taste the budget-friendly. This device works with a 4.5-inch LCD display at 1280 x 720 pixels (329PPI) up front with a 5-megapixel on its back, for starters.

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Moto G official: international off-contract hero

Moto G official: international off-contract hero

Today the Motorola follow-up to the Moto X has been made official in the Moto G. This device works with a parred-down collection of specifications compared to the Moto X, bringing a lowered price-tag to match. The Moto G works with a 4.5-inch 720p LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) under the hood, and HSPA+ wireless connectivity. Connectivity on this device allows the device to be released internationally while the Moto X - inside the USA - works with 4G LTE.

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Moto X vs Moto G: specifications fight for most budget-friendly

Moto X vs Moto G: specifications fight for most budget-friendly

This week the folks at Motorola have pushed the first cross-carrier availability of the customization-included Moto X, and following up rather quick they'll push a machine called Moto G. UPDATE: Moto G launched - this battle is now updated with 100% accurate and official specifications! This slightly smaller device will be the "budget-friendly" Motorola device expected to have been launched when the Moto X was first teased, and here just before Motorola makes it all official themselves, we've got a bit of a comparison chart to make the differences between these devices clear.

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