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Moto G available at retail stores 2-days after reveal

Moto G available at retail stores 2-days after reveal

Having just officially learned of the Moto G’s existence this Wednesday, we didn’t expect the device to literally be in stores quite so quick (today is Friday, if you did not know). What we’re seeing right off the bat is availability of this smartphone after Motorola announced it at locations like Phones4U in the UK. While orders in several parts of the world went live online yesterday, today we’re seeing the machine arrive in-stores for pickup.

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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 hands-on

Moto G hands-on

How much of a phone does $179 get you? As of this morning, and the Moto G, the answer is "a surprising amount": the new Android handset doesn't rely on carrier subsidies to bring its sticker price down, instead putting the Moto X on a diet and paring back the specs to hit the ambitious number. Today's smartphone audience is an increasingly demanding group, however, and price isn't enough to make a device succeed, so can the Moto G deliver more than just affordability. Read on for some first-impressions.

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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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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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Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

A patent application has been made public this week which shows Motorola to be thinking about creating "tattoo stickers" that would be applied to a users throat. These aren't the same sort of temporary tattoos you'd have gotten in 12-packs of Barqs rootbeer in the 90's, but a sort of sticker that'd be just a bit more long-lasting. What Motorola proposes here is that the user would keep this sticker/tattoo on their throat and use it as a microphone for their smartphone - one that could do just a bit more than listen to what you're saying.

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