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Moto “G” Trademark Spotted, Could be New Device or Just an Accessory

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According to a recent trademark filing sniffed out by Phandroid, Motorola may have something new on the horizon. The name Moto G was granted to Motorola quite recently, but what exactly is the Moto G? Since the launch of the Moto X, Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside did mention that a cheaper variant of the phone would be in the works soon after the X’s launch. Could the Moto G be it? 

We received a tip last week from an indirect Verizon rep who stated he had been told of a Moto G that was “coming soon,” but nothing was provided to substantiate those claims. With this new trademark filing popping up, we can finally start trying to put 2 and 2 together, and hopefully find out more about what Moto has in store.

Phandroid speculates that the “G” in Moto G could stand for Google, and that this device could be a Google Play Edition of the Moto X. We’re thinking otherwise since we received a tip from a Verizon rep and that it could be coming soon, we find it hard to believe that a GPE Moto X would work on Verizon’s network.

Again, this is purely preliminary hypebeasting, but it’s never too early to start talking about new devices from the new Motorola.

Do you have any takes on what the Moto G could be?

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Via: Phandroid | USPTO

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  • Fred

    No idea if it is true so take it with a grain of salt…but I have heard that this is possibly another variant of the Moto X (the G13 classified, super top secret, NSA sanctioned “Hero Device”). A good friend of mine had initially told me about 3 different devices in the Moto X family, with the X being a “temporary flagship” to kind of test the waters and see the response to the specs and active display. The second to be released was the more budget friendly version of the device (originally said to be released for the holiday season, along with a price drop to the X). Finally the real Flagship to be released around March 2014 that is supposed to have a huge “spring break” ad campaign and also be without carrier bloatware but on the 4 majors…yes that includes Verizon, a quad core variant to be seen like a GPe. Last it was described to me was like a Droid Maxx (battery)/Moto X (always listening)/Nexus (vanilla android) hybrid. Like I said, a grain of salt should be applied but damn if I will not be dreaming about this one.

  • enigmaco

    I’m a G with my moto x

  • exciting?

  • Razma

    It’s coming…

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      Not for quite some time in afraid…

  • Lipo

    It goes to the Motorola Maxx Too?

  • Eldar Kazakov

    Moto G is for “Global” maybe

    • RussyJo

      That’s my guess too. I can’t think of any other meaning for the “G” other than “Google.” Then that would mean Google is planning some sort of experience device that isn’t a Nexus….and they aren’t dumb enough to do that…i hope.

      • aDROIDfreeworld

        After you crazy?! America’s oldest communications company manufacturing a Nexus/GPE device would be a God send!

        Not that it will ever happen, but had to throw it out there…

  • guesswhat

    this probably is rumored moto dvx (internal name) its cheaper version of X, targeting to be sold under 200$ off contract for subsidized markets ..

    • [email protected]

      Edit: unsubsidized markets*

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      The phone you speak of is GSM only and intended for prepaid/international markets… Its called the Motorola DVX.

      Unless this is the same phone in CDMA flavor?

      • guesswhat

        Read somewhere there is CDMA version too

        • aDROIDfreeworld

          thank you 🙂

    • Mobile Phones Fan


      From a Brazilian tech site…

      Motorola has revealed that the “DVX” will be launched as MOTO G


      Via Google Translate: http://goo.gl/0RX736

  • terry12s

    Must be a Moto-gasm!

  • Alexandra Willshire

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  • nvitone23

    THE MOTO G IS A VOLTE DEVICE MEANING THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF IT COMING TO VZW! Sarge told me this a few months back and when I last heard from him about it he mentioned a 3900 mAh battery!

    • aDROIDfreeworld


    • Godzilla

      I can confirm this.. It will likely be X10 architecture based on the snapdragon 800

  • Biz

    Maybe the G stands for “Gem” the smartwatch? This is like the most obvious idea…

  • Jeremy Martin

    I hope its not a new device with a new name. If Motorola wants to get on board with a unified device that can stomp out the “everything Android is a Galaxy” crowd they need to stick with a single naming convention. The Moto X series could be great.

    • Joshua Hoffman

      Hey is that the new Moto? I think that sounds pretty good.

  • Kurt Weber

    Moto g, inspired by g’s

  • shecalledmejay

    Off Topic: but does anybody think the New Nexus 10 will come out before Christmas, I’m in middle of writing my christmas list.

    • Weber

      If not, put a Play Store gift card on your list for the approximate amount.

  • Aaron Sibold

    Moto Gingerbread edition… Retro is coming back!


    Maybe it was a typo and they meant to put an H eather than a G ….. H has 3 lines


  • T_Dizzle

    The Moto Generic, makes sense for a less expensive variant of the X.

  • Godzilla

    • ToddAwesome

      I’m new to the internet, who is this Bionic person?

      • Godzilla

        damn you Dan Connor

        • ToddAwesome

          Dan Connor needs to replace his GNex, and he needs a crystal ball into the future to determine how long to wait!!!!

          • Godzilla

            Are you stuck on verizon? If not just get the Nexus 5.

          • ToddAwesome

            Unfortunately yes, we’re on a family plan, don’t wanna rock that boat. So yeah, stuck here with unlimited. I’m seriously debating getting the Nexus 5 and just tethering it to my GNex and using my voice account. Damn you Verizon for making me debate carrying two phones..

          • Godzilla

            hmmm, I assume you dont want to spend the money for a Dev X?

          • ToddAwesome

            I’ve come close to pulling that trigger a few times, but this is uncharted territory, a phone still functional after nearly 2 years. I’m basically running the gas tank empty, tempting fate, waiting to see what the next best phone is. I acknowledge it’s absurd, since I rarely use over 4GB, so paying full price to keep unlimited isn’t really necessary. I dunno, GNex 4 Life (with an Anker in tow).

          • Godzilla

            Yeah you’re in a tuff spot.

          • ToddAwesome


          • Weber

            Too scared to go with the X or G2?

          • ToddAwesome

            Not scared, more riding this thing out a little longer since it’s still surprisingly functional. If I’m gonna ditch unlimited or pay full price for a phone I want it to amaze me. Maybe I’m just expecting leaps and bounds that don’t happen anymore.

          • Weber

            I don’t blame you. I expected the same thing coming from a GNex. Add on a Thunderbolt, DInc2, and OG Droid, I can honestly say that the Moto X impresses me. I was stuck between the X and G2, and I’m glad I went with the X. I’m a part of the soak test, and the new camera improvements make the phone even better. Touchless control is even more responsive now as well. No lag. Ever.
            Not sure if I’m super impressed because of my past phones, or if this phone really is that good. I’m leaning towards the latter. I think if you wait too long, you’ll end up in the same predicament you’re in now, where you’re still waiting for the next best thing. Maybe Motomaker on VZW would help?

          • spangler

            ha, i’m in the same boat but limping along on a Thunderbolt that must be continuously plugged in


    The cheaper version of the X?

  • NorCalGuy

    i have kit kat 4×4 on my gnex

    • Godzilla

      prove it

    • T_Dizzle

      Can I download it at my local party store?

    • Tyler Casilio


      • Eric R.

        . Zip!

    • Nextus

      Of course you have to have it plugged in!

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    • shaylynnvacca321

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      a laptop. recommended you read J­a­m­2­0­.­ℂ­o­m

      • Chris VanAnden

        yes, because people who post on here want buick regals…great targeting.

  • tyguy829
    • Godzilla

      wow, thanks for digging that up, i appreciate that.

      • Big_EZ

        So, watch, budget phone, or?

        • Godzilla

          Flagship phone

    • Galen

      We need to hear more from the “Ted” guy in this thread ^^^…he’s a goddamn phone savant.

      • Ted

        You called?

        I honestly don’t know what moto g is.. From my position and those I talk to above me the dvx is quickly on its way but that dvx was just a code name and will be called something different.. Maybe it could be G? They don’t want to call it moto x because it won’t be identical to it .. Like we already know it will have a tad smaller screen 4.5, interchangeable backs and even possibly a quad core processor form what I’ve heard. Will be cheap just like reported.

        Also moto x is about to drop in price on and off contract fairly soon .

        • Galen

          Thanks for the info sir. I would venture to guess that this is why Verizon slashed the prices on the Droid line of phones recently, in order to get a little head start before the X gets its price drop.

    • Justin Kos

      Well played sir

    • Joshua Hoffman


      • Joshua Hoffman


    • kixofmyg0t

      That’s nice of you to bring up that quote…..right under where he was still saying the Ultra would come with a Snapdragon 800.

      He sure was right about that wasn’t he?

  • ⓂMarikel Lika

    I instantly thought of Bionic (now Godzilla) when I heard of this. Remember when he mentioned a G branded device last year? Y’all underestimated him.

    • Tomas

      Probably because he was more often wrong than right.

      • Galen

        Hahaha, I’m not conceding that its true, but it sure as hell is funny.

      • ⓂMarikel Lika

        I’m not trying to say he was always right, but he still mentioned a G branded device. That was the point i was trying to get at.

  • QWERTY Slider

    It’s the successor to the QWERTY slider Android G line with high end specs!

    • sc4fpse

      Did you seriously upvote yourself from 64 different IPs? o_O

      • Pickles

        Of course, not that many people want physical keyboards, right?

      • a) youth.in.asia

        199 now

      • Alan K.

        Seems the same as NorCalGuy’s comment…

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          It’s a phone. That’s all I’m saying.

    • Alexandra Willshire

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    • Raven

      +1 for wishful thinking, not because I actually believe it.

  • Bionlc

    Moto G is gonna surprise everyone here. Just remember when I was posting all my leaks per Sarge in the summer you all laughed.

    • Godzilla

      Go screw yourself. Not funny

      • Bionlc

        The G in Moto G certainly doesn’t stand for Godzilla you big jerk

        • Godzilla

          this crap right here is exactly why i stopped

          • Pedro

            I thought you stopped because you were wrong on all your claims.
            And then blamed sarge.

      • ⓂMarikel Lika

        This is exactly what I thought of when I saw the Moto G trademark. I thought of the device you reported and thought holy sh*t it’s real. I wonder if this really is the device you told us about.

        • Godzilla

          To be honest I dont know because it has indeed been a while since then. Our friend in the know is out living the real world now and we dont hear from him very often.

          We shall see.

          • ⓂMarikel Lika

            I honestly hope you were right. So you can tell everyone else to kiss your a*s. I loved your posts when you were Bionic.

          • Godzilla

            I appreciate that. But its not about telling anyone to kiss my ass anymore. I have pretty much moved on from all that. Again I appreciate it though.

    • Jeremy Martin

      All your leaks were wrong haha! I am still waiting on that Nexus 4 LTE VZW version you were babbling about btw. I bet sarge still says its on is way.

    • Mitchman

      Remember when I responded to one of your posts back in March and asked you about the Ultra?

  • Colton

    this reminded me.. did that moto accessory that unlocks your phone (don’t remember the name) ever catch on? I remember it sounded neat but then forgot about it

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Moto G-tv? 😮
    They are out the set top box game but i’ve seen things happen.

  • Godzilla

    Ok fine I’ll tell everyone what it is…. The Motorola G is a G spot locator. Retails for 69.69 and available for valentine’s day.

    • sc4fpse


      • Godzilla

        hey, you know damn well the girls would be all over it

        • ToddAwesome

          I still won’t give a sh*t about it. Boom. Roasted.

          • Godzilla

            damn you Dan Connor

    • Butters619

      “Ok Google. Give it to me”


        “Ok Google. Find me nearest G spots”

  • Rafy286

    It sounds like a Watch more than anything.

  • Zachary Wood

    Moto GLASS…
    Moto GEAR…
    Moto G (phone with curved display)
    Let’s take guesses…

    • Godzilla

      No no and hell no

      • Zachary Wood


  • Alex Boro

    NO! Please don’t pull a Sony!

    • Godzilla

      They are pulling a Motorola, if anything.

  • Godzilla

    It’s a phone. That’s all I’m saying.

    • Gnex


      • Godzilla

        There are two possibilities. I agree with kellex that it’s likely the cheap X. However there is another possibility………. It’s too early for another flagship but……… Nova anyone?

        • Gnex

          Interesting. I was thinking ‘G’ for Google Play edition. We’ll see, I guess :p

          • Godzilla

            Well our friend in the known has gone on a silence running for the past month so…….. Yeah. The Nova was the next bit flagship. Too early I think for that.

        • Guest


          Was a Tato article. 😛

          • Godzilla

            My bad

    • Alex Boro

      Moto phablet would be awesome. Just saying.

      • Godzilla

        The Nova had a bigger than 5 inch screen so maybe.

        • Alex Boro

          Feeling a little bit behind but what is the Nova?

          • Godzilla

            Next evolution of the X basically but with Biggers screen and internal memory battery etc….

    • Ian Smith

      be careful, you’ve only got one single shred of credibility left

    • Drome

      per sarge?

  • sc4fpse

    The Hypebeast awakens…

    • Too bad it didn’t get to hibernate very long. This train is already departing!

      • sc4fpse

        Got one for that too. Pardon the vulgarity. 😛

        • Ian Smith


        • Mike

          This picture is so great haha.

    • Cody

      Does the Hyperbeast ever sleep?

      • S2556

        At windows phone launches

  • NorCalGuy

    Could it be the first phone of motos that google has had control over from the very start to the very end finally getting the G branding

    • PhillipCun

      Motorola operates as a separate company. Moto X was the first phone with Google INFLUENCE.

  • Jason Durrett


    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Oh you think your so smart. :p

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This has been a pretty slow android news day. And where is Kellen? Tell him he gets no days off until that Nexus 5 is out!

    • Godzilla

      Can’t kellex have a day of marathon sex with his girl without being questioned?

    • Ray Gray

      Rumor is he’s at some secret Google Event

  • Colton

    Maybe its the Moto G…


  • MikeKorby

    Hooray for hypebeasting! The kitkat rumor mill has been dry the past few days…

    • hkklife

      It’s Sarge’s 5.2″ 1080P Snapdragon 800-powered hero phone, casually arriving to the party months after the G2…

      • MikeKorby

        With the limited slayer edition?

      • Galen

        And perhaps casually arriving with near stock Android and Active Display…just saying.