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Motorola Adds “Moto G” to Website, We Think It’s by Accident


Oh, what’s that you accidentally posted to your site, Motorola? It looks like the recently rumored Moto G to me.

We don’t know much about the Moto G, only that some think it will be the even-cheaper version of the Moto X. We’ve also seen it appear in a trademark filing by Motorola. Tough to tell from this appearance what exactly Motorola has in store, especially since the link to it doesn’t work.

We’ll keep an eye on it. Thoughts?

Update: Annnnnnd, they removed it.

Via: Motorola

  • GJV

    Oh, another product tease “accident” that generates all kinds of free buzz. Google’s viral marketing team has this down to a science.

  • teleclimber

    Moto Glass??

  • zemerin

    Spoiler alert: The new Nexus is actually going to be called the Moto G

    • Godzilla

      LOL. Oh my god shut up.

  • A.Miller

    I can’t believe that Moto won’t soon release a 5″ device similar to the Moto X. I’m not saying that is what this device is, but I can’t imagine them not doing that.

  • XvierX

    This reminds me of a discussion on one of the Droid Life shows about companies recycling device names. The X, G, and S need a break.

    • Steve

      Seriously, when are Y and J going to get a chance?

  • I don’t believe the G is going to be anything significant. All information thus far has pointed to a small phone for poor consumers in developing countries – as in not being released in the US. it’ll be pretty lame!

    • Shaun

      Hmmm… if it is not getting released in the US why would they have put the ‘G’ on their American Moto website??

  • Godzilla

    I see my evil twin is trying to stir up trouble. *facepalm*

  • KevinTimmons

    Moto G lobal variant of moto x?

    • flosserelli

      I thought it might be a Moto smartwatch, but since Google’s “official” smartwatch is still months away, your theory makes more sense.

  • Aaron Potter

    Maybe the Nexus 5 is a conspiracy created by Google and the Moto G is the next Nexus. Nahhh

    Does the G even have to stand for something? The X doesn’t…

    But honestly, I think it could be the Moto Global.

  • guesswhat

    its cheaper version of moto x without any of its features, it will sell off contract for < 150$

  • MikeCiggy

    How to get a new Nexus on Verizon. Step1. Release Nexus 5 for everyone but Verizon. Step2. Release Moto G which is actually a Nexus device but without the branding onto Verizon. Done.

    • The Nexus 5 has full CDMA/LTE support for use on Verizon’s network. It uses the same radio chipset as the LG G2(which utilizes the RF360+ a LTE multiband world unit).

      FCC did not certify it(which is why it does not appear on their documents) for use on LTE band 13 – but it DOES support it! It will have to go through FCC again for certification on Big Red, but the device is ready for Verizon.

      Also, I have heard whispers from google reps that getting the Nexus devices on ALL FOUR CARRIERS is their biggest concern. They want Nexus phones, tablets, etc, to be available to as many people as possible.

      This trend is proven by Google pushing motorola to release the Moto X on all major carriers in the US. And the Nexus 7 being compatible with all carriers in the US.

      Google’s vision of Android is expanding to beyond us droid-lifers, and geeks everywhere. It is already happening, and the guys in Mountain view are doing their damndest to get Google’s Android into as many hands as possible.

  • Inquizitor

    They may have just not bought the domain yet, but currently moto-g.com is registered to some IT dude.


    • Some IT dude

      Looks like it’s registered to Motorola now.

  • jmsbwmn

    Go-go-gadget Motohype machine!!!

    • Bionlc

      Exactly what Moto/Google wanted from us

      • Ej McCarty

        Stfu pussy

  • soothsayer

    Google owns them so it makes sense. Maybe tomorrow they will announce an announcement about touchless control or assist.

  • LiveWire

    Verizon probably won’t carry it anyways…what ever it is. To much comp for the Droids…

  • chewwybang

    It’s for gangstas

  • Adrynalyne

    Moto-G Spot

    • flosserelli

      That will be the next version with an aggressively curved screen.

  • Bionlc

    Lets just say the Nexus 5 and KitKat announcements have some surprises in store for everyone. Think smaller/cheaper nexus.

    • Adrynalyne


      • Bionlc

        You don’t have to believe me, but you will see. Just remember all my information on the Moto X. My man on the inside (Sarge) just updated me with some information yesterday.

        • Gr8Ray

          Did your “man on the inside” also save you from becoming a victim of your namesake device?

        • Droid 1967

          yeah cause you and sarge have been so right on in the past?????
          if you keep on guessing your bound to get something right so keep it up 🙂

          • Adrynalyne

            Hey, even a broken clock is right twice in one day.

          • Bionlc

            Go ahead and remind me. I’d love to hear you sing my praises.

          • Droid 1967

            ok you were right it had a screen and a battery. my mistake

          • Godzilla

            Do you realize yet that he isn’t me? I mean come on everyone else knows.

          • Droid 1967

            yeah i knew 🙂 we are all just bored waiting for this damn phone and or os already 🙂

        • Sarge

          This man is an impostor!

  • zmr333

    Moto G
    The link is gone
    Moto Gone :3
    What am I doing with my life

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    What if there is no Nexus 5? Maybe there’s only the Moto G…. *spreading speculation like nutella on rye*

    • Bionlc

      What is there is a Nexus 5 and a Moto G as a cheaper/smaller alternative. Google leaking information to keep those upset about no hardware at the G+ event happy.

  • chris kilps


  • Ross Mintzer

    G stand for google

  • TomStieger

    …. and it’s gone!

  • chris kilps

    it is gone now

    • Silver Veloz

      Yep – just disappeared minutes ago. That was a quick tease.

  • DJ SPY

    Everyone thinks this will be the cheaper version but I think the opposite. The price of the Moto X just dropped so you really think they’ll release something cheaper? Moto G for Grand ( I know, corny) . 5″ or more screen, 1080p and a bigger battery.

    • socarwolverine

      s800 and I’m sold.

      • kixofmyg0t

        S800 is getting old now though.

    • JC

      Moto GIGANTE!

      • zurginator

        Motorola Galactus.

        • michael arazan

          Moto GTA

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Is it just me or does the name “Moto G” sound completely stupid? “Moto X” sounds “extreme” and such, as the X has been used for some time now to signify stuff like that.

    • Sean Johnson


    • A.Miller

      This is what I want!

    • Rafa S

      Wasnt that the rumor before? That they would release the xphone (moto x) and then a hero device? hmm..

      • DJ SPY

        Yes. Also, a couple of weeks ago there are reports of a phablet DROID. Shortly after that the price of the DROIDS dropped.

    • Krishawn Smith

      Motorola “GOOGLE” edition?

      • DJ SPY

        I don’t think they would kill off their selling points. If they do a Google Edition they would have to strip it of the touch less controls, quick camera and active notifications. Plus, the Moto X is pretty much stock Android already.

  • Stnkycheezman

    “Moto G” is a campaign to bring back “Hello Moto”

  • Butters619

    Apparently Moto and Google have the same web developers.

    • androiddoglover6969

      hi butters

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  • Morbid138

    Google, Y U NO RELEASE NEXUS 5!?

    • DJ SPY

      What does that have to do with this?

  • RoadsterHD1

    MOTO Google

  • Nex

    Oh Google you are the king of teasers and feeding the HYPEBEAST!

  • I think it will be a nexus-ier moto x..

    • more nexus..

      • nexus-er

        • Gustavo


          • moelsen8

            it has nex appeal

          • 😉

          • Ian Smith

            …..everyone saw what he did there

    • Stephen D

      Maybe the Nexus 5 is all a big lie and distraction and the next Nexus will really be the Moto G.

  • MotoXYZ

    Tablet or watch…hmmm I say watch.

  • moelsen8

    that’s… interesting.

  • Rob Schlegel

    G for Google? #stirringThePot

  • Gustavo


    • Bryan

      Exactly. If Moto/Google follows any type of enterprise roll-out process, they don’t “accidentally” update their website in the middle of the day and then roll it back minutes later. I would imagine it takes several layers of approvals before the main site for their products gets updated. These are intentional “accidental updates” to feed the free viral marketing that is social media.

      If these truly are accidents, then I am surprised they don’t have tighter control of their updates in this day and age.

  • Colton

    Moto Get your website together…

  • WCM3

    Wouldn’t they put the nicest version closest to the left? My basis is: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ and others..hmmmm

    • Matt Upton

      Your theory doesn’t really work for the iPod though…

      • WCM3

        Because visually that’s a sorta triangle, which is the most appealing geometric shape. Duh, get with apple design bro. 🙂 jk..

  • MikeSaver


    • A gold Moto X? Sign me up.

    • lgreg64


    • SECRET

      MOTO G is Ara-Phonebloks.

      …which has been developed for over a year.)))

      • kixofmyg0t

        You, You right there. Stop it.

        You guys weren’t supposed to figure it out by now. I mean just because Moto was bought by a company that’s notorious for easter eggs and “leaks” doesn’t mean in any way that they had anything to do with it. This viral marketing campaign is in no way cooked up from a company who’s main source of revenue comes from marketing.

  • John Moore

    An accident is plausible, but there are plenty Android conspiracy theorists who wouldn’t agree. That’s fine though, as long as they’re enjoying themselves.

    • moelsen8

      that’s no accident. no way do you accidentally drop “Moto G” on your top bar of the main page of your site, with a link to http://www.moto-g.com.