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Motorola’s Moto G Live Event Happens November 13 at 6AM Pacific

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Earlier this week, Motorola sent out a “save the date” for November 13, the day they will unveil their next phone called the Moto G. Today, they have given us an exact time and place to join in on the phone’s unveiling:  6AM Pacific (9AM ET) via Google+ event. And that’s pretty much it. The event will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a sign that likely points toward this being Motorola’s ultra-affordable global offering.

We already think we know almost all of the specs of this mid-range phone, so now we simply sit back and wait for a price.

To RSVP to the live stream, hit up this Google+ event page.

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  • http://melivingmylife.com/ Colin M Lewis

    is the G for Green? maybe it is going to be an environmentally friendly device, hence the event.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I doubt the “g” stands for anything in particular, though if it did global would likely be a much better moniker. This device seems to be the one they are going to release to emerging markets like India and Brazil, which just so happens to be where they are holding their event.

  • Hurrrrrderrrr

    They already have a low end device, the Moto X. Why are they making another?

    • iObey

      1) MOTO X is a mid-range device, made in USA.
      2) MOTO G (made in USA) hasn’t been announced, so you can’t know what it is.
      3) iphone is a “hi-end” device made in China.

      So what?
      Where is true and not true hi-end?
      Specs?
      Color?
      Name?

      • trendingto

        Fame is the thing

    • Big_EZ

      That low end device performs better than any other phone available right now. I went in the other day to look at new phones, specifically the Note 3 and Motorolas new line up. The Note 3 was fast but I could see it freezing/lagging for a second here and there (like most phones after a month or so) the Droids and Moto X weren’t skipping a beat. I’m not sure if it’ll start lagging once it starts to get user data stored, but it was already loaded up with a ton of apps (as was the Note 3).

  • OG Droid
  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

    Are we still expecting a price of $200 off contract in the US?

    • Godzilla

      No, they will pay you 200 bucks to use the phone

  • Godzilla

    Seems pretty stupid to have an event for a phone that will be free and certainly is not top tier.

    • Big_EZ

      Not in emerging markets it’s not. This may end up being a huge hit in many other countries. Did you happen to notice this event is taking place in Brazil?

  • nexusplay

    Should I get a Moto X on Tmobile with MotoMaker, or stick with my N5? The N5 is probably cheaper, but there’s something about the Moto X.

    • sc0rch3d

      the only problem i have with moto x is that the dev edition is 650 outright and cannot be subsidized on contract. 99 is very tempting for a motomake-d version on contract, but 350 off contract N5 is more appealing from an investment standpoint. as far as UX, it’s hard to compare until MotoX gets KitKat.

      • nexusplay

        Yeah, the price is one point I was looking at. The Moto X on Tmobile right now is $599 on Motorola’s website. If they drop the price with Motomaker or if they add Tmobile’s EIP as an option, then I may consider it, otherwise i’ll stick with the N5.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        They recently dropped the Motomaker off-contract price to $479 for the 16GB AT&T version. If they do the same for the T-Mobile Motomaker, then that would essentially be a dev edition device (it is unlockable by default) with all the extra features, and customizable colors for $130. That would actually be pretty awesome.

        • nexusplay

          Where does the $130 come from?

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            $480 – $350 = $130. Hence, $130 is the cost differential, for the features that I mentioned. I apologize if that was unclear.

          • nexusplay

            I see, that makes sense.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Yes. And kit Kat just leaked for it. Also watch pocketniw n5 vs X and android centraln5 q&a. They all say the moto x is better without directly saying it.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Wait, they already have a Moto X KitKat leak?!?!?!

        *runs to XDA*

        • Godzilla

          Yeah, they do. No way in hell google was not helping with that one.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Dude, there isn’t even a leaked build of 4.4 for the N4 or any of the GPE devices. This news is huge. And even if Google did kick the code to them, credit where it is due, since the only thing currently not working on that build is the security settings, and retaining the JB colored icons in the status bar.

          • Godzilla

            Oh hey i agree, credit where credit is due. However people need to realize that google was supposed to be “hands off” moto (as if we all believed that). Here we have the first evidence of google saying “we need this phone to be awesome in everyway, here is everything you need to update to 4.4 within a month”

          • nexusplay

            You’re making a lot of assumptions. Didn’t HTC say that they were going to update every HTC One in North America to 4.4 in a month or something? I’m sure Google gave OEM’s early access to 4.4 and Moto took advantage of it, they don’t need to add too much on top of stock Android.

          • Godzilla

            LOL, HTC can SAY whatever they want. There is no way you are going to convince me that google didnt secretly hand someone over at moto a flash drive with 4.4 on it probably a couple months ago.

          • TJWaterskier

            Even if they did use a flash drive a couple months ago.. I’m ok with it :)

          • Godzilla

            Oh i agree, Moto needs help to gain market share, I am ok with such help.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            It was 90 days, but yes.

          • nexusplay

            Can you reply to my question on your other comment, about the $130.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Not really. With the GPE versions from HTC and Samsung, I guarantee they got early access to the code. Perhaps we are finally starting to see something come from that whole PDK thing, eh? Just because they got early access to code doesn’t necessarily mean Google is giving it to them before anyone else, or giving them access to newer builds, etc.

          • Godzilla

            Still man, you own a company who’s acquisition has been an all out disappointment so far (read up on the patents and financial performance of the moto acquisition) and tell me that google isnt trying to make something of this relationship. It does say “Motorola, a google company” now, after all.

          • Big_EZ

            I think you missed it a while back when it was stated that all the manufacturers could get early access. Google was hoping for faster updates.

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            “one other person is typing…” since when did that get there.

          • Godzilla

            yeah that’s weird.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Are you guys even debating this???
      Nexus 5.. Duhh

      • Godzilla

        agreed, not sure why anyone thinks the Moto X could be a better choice, ESPECIALLY if you care about being updated to the bleeding edge of android

        • Flat_Stanley

          Well for one, the Moto X is smaller. My wife won’t move up in size from her GNex, which she already complains is too big. Assuming this 4.4 update gets pushed out nice and quickly, there won’t be much of a reason not to consider it. Compared to the N5, the battery life appears to be good, camera is similarly average, but all in a smaller form factor with the bonus of touchless controls, active display, etc.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          If you care about being on the bleeding edge, Nexus is defintiely the way to go. If you want a compact, well designed device with some useful and unique features that you can customize to your heart’s content that seems like it will only be slightly behind the bleeding edge, then the Moto X is an excellent device.

    • soothsayer

      honestly if i weren’t finding so many uses for the note 3′s s-pen features moto x would be my next phone, hell i might sell my note 2 on ebay and pick one up anyway. Between stellar ergonomics, active display, touchless notifications and moto assist i find the features offset the delay in updates.

  • S9779

    Do we really need an event every time a new phone is launched.

    • michael arazan

      Great excuse for Droid-Life to go to Brazil, and then write it off on their taxes as a business expess

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Why have an event for a mid-range device?

    • chris kilps

      Look where it is at. It is for developing markets(3rd world).

      • Justin W

        Yeah. We likely won’t see this device for sale by Moto or another carrier in the US.

        • chris kilps

          Although it would be nice to see this on something like tracfone or straight talk.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I think it will be available in the US. They already said they wanted a low-cost device for the pre-paid market. If they price it low enough, and it performs well above its price, then they could really gain some traction in a very under-served market.

          • Justin W

            That’s actually not a bad idea. I probably wouldn’t buy it myself, but I can see several people who want to get a low-cost device for prepaid though.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            The Nokia 520 is currently making huge gains in Europe, because it is super-affordable but still has good performance and decent support since it is a WP. If Motorola can match that performance for the same price, or exceed it at a slightly higher cost, then Android’s app market and feature set could be enough to really put them ahead. However, price to performance ratio and overall cost are going to be really key. Free on contract will definitely not be enough. We are talking well south of the Nexus 5 price off-contract.

          • Justin W

            Let’s go with sub-$200 market with better performance. That would put a massive dent in the prepaid market.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            It would, but I’m trying to get my hopes up too high. The announcement is a week away, so we’ll know for certain then.

    • j

      It generates news so non tech people will know about it.. what’s not to understand. Events = publicity = marketing = sales