There’s little we don’t know on relatively good authority at this point about the Moto E. This device is meant to take the rather-successful low-end smartphone Moto G to a new level. This means keeping the experience very, very similar to the Moto G while cutting down specifications to the bare minimum, cutting down cost in the process.
A shot of a handset said to be the Moto E appeared earlier today in a photograph next to the Moto X's smaller sibling, the Moto G. Following this, Twitter user Hudson Martins has tweeted a press shot of what is said to be the Moto E. Update: It has appeared on a retailer's website, as well.
There’s little different between the concept of the Motorola Moto G and the rumored Moto E - but looks can be deceiving. What we’re having a peek at this week is a testing device much like we saw before the release of the Moto X. Sporting the new-age Motorola logo up front and to the left, and a testing symbol to the right, this Moto E is ready for low-end battle (with Godzilla as a wallpaper, no less).
It’s nearly time for Motorola to reveal their next "flagship" device in what’s tipped to be the Moto E at an event this May 13th. This device will build on the success of the Moto G, bringing an even greater cost-value structure to the market with a tinier display, slightly lower processing power, and a smaller camera. This Moto E camera - while tiny in megapixels - should continue to provide surprisingly high-quality results.
Motorola will unveil its next smartphone on May 13th, the company has confirmed, promising a new handset that's "priced for all". The phone will be unveiled at an event in London, with Motorola Mobility's invitation teasing what sounds like another low-cost device in the manner of the Moto G, and likely to be the Moto E that has been rumored of late.
Motorola is once again dropping the price of their Moto X, likely an attempt to get rid of existing inventory ahead of their flagship refresh later this year. The Moto X pricing will only drop for 24 hours, so if you’ve yet to grab on, you’ll have one day to do so. For those interested in picking up one of the best Android devices still on offer for a really good price, May 1 is your lucky day.
One thing lacking for Android is a proper place in retail. Though various OEMs have store signage or kiosks, with Samsung offering a robust “Experience” in Best Buy stores, Google’s Android doesn’t have a place. Apple has a well established retail presence, but has both the space and identity for such a move. 'Android Silver' is a widely rumored program that would give the platform needed presence and notoriety, but is it the right thing for Android?
Consumers wearables like Google Glass may still be trying to find their feet, but industrial head-mounted displays look to be gaining momentum with word that "the other Motorola" has splashed its cash on Recon Instruments. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, sees Motorola Solutions help fund future head-up displays, durable headsets, and other hands-free tech that could find an obvious niche in the workplace.
One of Motorola’s most radical releases of 2013 in the Moto G may soon be replaced by this year’s entry: Moto E. This device has been tipped to be rolling out with a 4.3-inch display, dual-sim abilities, and 4GB of internal storage space. It’s also suggested that with lower-end specs, this device will also cost less than the Moto G.