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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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Moto X customizability breaks out: Moto Maker up for all carriers

Moto X customizability breaks out: Moto Maker up for all carriers

For each of the four major carriers in the United States, the Moto X is able to be ordered custom-colored and configured through the Moto Maker engine. This update comes to the system just this week - finally - after AT&T had been the one and only carrier this system worked with since launch. The price of each version of the machine is now the same for each carrier so long as its through Moto Maker as well.

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Moto X price drop makes way for 2014 hero

Moto X price drop makes way for 2014 hero

There's nothing like pushing a prediction for a price drop on a smartphone one day only to see that price drop take effect the next. That's what's happened today (with an article posted yesterday) on the Motorola Moto X, a smartphone that'd cost $199.99 on-contract just 24 hours ago, now going for a cool $99.99 (also on-contract). This device works with 16GB of internal storage while a 32GB edition is available on-contract for $149.99 USD.

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Moto G release on low-end, Motorola flagship in 2014

Moto G release on low-end, Motorola flagship in 2014

The Motorola Moto X is out on the market across the United States, and only weeks after launch we're being set up for a lower-cost option with the device known as Moto G. This device has appeared in the United States Trademark registration archive with word only of the possibility of it being a smartphone. Rumor has it that this is one of two Motorola smartphones being revealed in the span of the next several months, with a new flagship smartphone appearing for sale in early 2014. UPDATE: The Moto G is now officially out and detailed.

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Google Q3 buoyant despite Motorola stumbles as Page talks smartwatches

Google Q3 buoyant despite Motorola stumbles as Page talks smartwatches

Google made $14.9bn in revenue in Q3 2013 despite Motorola Mobility sales continuing to shrink, with CEO Larry Page making one final earnings call to praise the Chromecast and namecheck smartwatches as one of the next big things in digital. Overall, revenues were up 12-percent versus the same quarter last year, with cash or cash-equivalents on hand amounting to $56.52bn. Speaking on the investor webcast, Page highlighted the speed at which the multi-screen world had developed, pointing to wearables like Glass and smartwatches as examples, and saying he no longer need feel guilty about spending time visiting the Android team.

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Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Smart devices that better understand context and might even be divorced from the traditional carrier deals are the future of mobile, Google Ventures' Rich Miner has predicted, teasing that the search giant's finance arm is almost ready to announce an investment that might help deliver some of the carrier-cutting intended with the initial Nexus project. Asked during the Mobilize conference today whether Google was considering rebooting its goal to push unsubsidized smartphones and relegate the networks to dumb pipes, Miner argued that the average consumer "still prefers a subsidized device" right now, but that Google Ventures is hoping to change that. "We've made an investment in one company that we're not going to make public right now" Miner revealed, "that is going to affect that space."

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Motorola Moto DVX set for sub-Nexus price and low-end specs

Motorola Moto DVX set for sub-Nexus price and low-end specs

There's a device out there in the wild called the Motorola Moto DVX, and it's being prepared by the folks at Motorola to do battle with the likes of the least expensive phones on the market. This device looks and feels rather similar to the Moto X, but it wont be delivered with the same near-high-end specifications. Instead it'll be cut down to the bare minimum, delivered with the ability to take on the Motorola quality and abilities delivered with the Moto X with modifications made to cut the price right out from under it.

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AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

AT&T: Moto X camera update today, HTC One Android 4.3 next week

Two flagship Android phones on AT&T are in line for some software attention, beginning with the carrier pushing out the camera and touchless controls update to the Moto X from today. The firmware, which was released to T-Mobile Moto X owners back in September, improves auto-white balance and color accuracy, as well as exposure particularly in low-light situations. Meanwhile, there's a much-anticipated update to the HTC One on AT&T's horizon, too.

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