Android 5.0 Coming to Moto X (Both Models), Moto G, Moto E, and Last Year’s DROIDs

Motorola may have had a hand in crafting one of the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but that thankfully doesn’t mean the manufacturer isn’t committed to its existing product lineup.

In a blog post today, Motorola confirmed both the older and newer Moto X and Moto G, Moto G with LTE, Moto E, and all three current-generation Droid smartphones – the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini – will receive an upgrade to Lollipop.  (more…)

Original Moto G LTE Arrives at AT&T October 10

The original Moto G LTE, not to be confused with the Moto G that Motorola announced a month ago, will be available at AT&T starting October 10. The device will run $199 with no annual contract, $79.99 with a 1-year contract, or as low as $7.50 per month with an AT&T Next plan. Again, this is not the new Moto G, this is the original that was announced in November 2013, only now it has LTE on board.

As a recap, the original Moto G sports a 4.5-inch HD display (720p), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2,070mAh battery, 5MP camera, and runs a “pure” Android experience. It does not have Moto Display or Moto Voice, but does have access to add-ons like Moto Assist. This is the phone that became Motorola’s best selling smartphone of all time within a few months.

October 10 is the day if you want to buy one through AT&T.  (more…)

Moto’s Punit Soni: Moto X (2013) Will Continue to Receive Updates “As Long as the Hardware Allows It”

Think your old Moto X or Moto G is looking a bit long in the tooth? There may be a bit of incentive to hang onto your last-generation handset. In reference to the capabilities of Motorola’s new/refreshed quartet of devices, Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni wrote in a post on Google+, “as long as the Hardware [sic] allows it [...] all that software will come to our existing users too.” (more…)

Motorola Contextual Services and Assist Apps Updated, Home and Driving Mode Made Available to Moto E and G

Two of Motorola’s apps found in Google Play received updates this morning, bringing added support for Home and Driving modes to the Moto G and Moto E. Contextual Services is the app that essentially powers the Motorola Assist and Touchless Control (aka Moto Voice) applications, so if you happen to own a Moto G and Moto E, these updates will be a necessity to you.  (more…)

New Moto G (2014) Specs

With Motorola making the new Moto G official, we can share all of the dirty details, including all of its under-the-hood specifications. While the Moto G may not be insanely popular here in the US, overseas markets can’t seem to get enough of this phone, making it one of Motorola’s most successful devices in its history.

As a recap, the new Moto G features a 5″ HD display (720p), Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 2,070mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ connectivity on select carriers, runs Android 4.4.4, and is priced at only $179.

The rest of the details can be seen below.  (more…)

New Moto G (2014) Unboxing

The original Moto G quickly became Motorola’s best selling smartphone of all time, thanks to a combination of solid specs and unbeatable price. So what do you do for a follow-up to that type of success? You build a similar phone, yet upgrade it in all of the areas that current users requested.

Motorola has done that with the new Moto G by putting a bigger 5-inch display in it, 8MP camera, front facing speakers, and a micro SD slot. The swappable back covers are still available, as is the stock Android experience, so current owners of the device who are looking to upgrade should be excited.

At $179, this is still an incredible deal.

Here is a quick unboxing to show you the new Moto G.  (more…)