Motorola Begins Teasing New Phone With Better Camera, Battery, Security, Performance

A new Motorola phone is “coming soon,” according to Motorola India’s Twitter account. Within the past week, this specific account began teasing an upcoming phone that should have improved battery life, security/privacy, performance, and a “better” camera. We are mostly assuming that this is a new Moto G, likely the 4th gen model, after the phone supposedly leaked within recent weeks. News outlets out of India are also suggesting that Motorola has an event planned for May 17 in New Delhi to announce a new phone.  (more…)

Video: Unofficial Hardware Tour Provided for Moto G (4th Gen) (Updated)

We recently got what could have been our first look at the Moto G (4th Gen), but now, a very unofficial video is taking us on a complete hardware tour. During the video, we get to see the device’s frontside, backside, and even a size comparison between it and what appears to be a Moto G (3rd Gen).

The overall look of the phone appears to match up very well with those first images we saw, but most notably, there is no fingerprint reader on the frontside bottom chin. This phone is likely an early prototype, meaning Motorola didn’t build in that addition, but it is sort of strange to see different multiple prototype variants floating around.  (more…)

Photo: Possible Shots of Moto G (4th Gen) Posted Online

According to France’s No Where Else, the below images may be our first look at the upcoming Moto G (4th Gen) for 2016. As you will note, on the frontside bottom chin, the phone appears to sport a squared-off fingerprint reader, similar to earlier intel that was provided by Evan Blass. Going over the front and back, the device appears to be rather plain, but does feature Motorola’s vertical camera setup along the backside, including the camera sensor itself, LED flash, and a set of sensors.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto G (3rd Gen) 16GB Drops to $199 at Motorola for Limited Time

The Moto G (3rd gen), a phone that at its price point is almost impossible to beat, is now cheaper than ever, thanks to a short-term deal over at Motorola’s store. From today through March 7, you can buy the Moto G (3rd gen) for $199 without a contract. The deal includes the 16GB version that has 2GB RAM and normally carriers a price of $220. So yeah, you get a $20 discount.

We reviewed the 3rd gen G and told you to run to Motorola’s site as fast as your little virtual legs can go and buy it if your budget is $200. It’s a heck of a value that features top notch performance, excellent battery life, and custom options through Moto Maker. Even after almost a year, it still should be a solid budget option, unless you have another $70 or so to push towards a Nexus 5X. Ooh, decisions.  (more…)

No, Motorola Isn’t Killing the Moto G, Its Best Selling Smartphone

Last night, a report out of China’s Sina that included an interview with Lenovo’s Chen Xudong, the head of the company’s mobile business, went through a really fun media cycle that took a whole bunch of translation completely out of context and then turned it all into an embarrassing display of journalism. The interview was pretty wide-ranging, covering topics like the recent change in branding direction of Lenovo and Motorola, Google Play services returning to China, use of fingerprint scanners in upcoming phones, a change in the UI approach to Motorola phones, and the death of the Moto G and E.  (more…)

Motorola Details Upcoming Cyber Monday Deals, 25% Off Moto X (2nd Gen) and 50% Off Moto 360 (1st Gen)

Motorola is gearing up Cyber Monday, like everyone else on the Interwebz, detailing the deals you can expect to see on its website. Right now, Motorola lists three deals that you can look forward to, but we do hope to see additional deals come Monday.

Kicking it off is 25% off a Moto X (2nd Gen) 64GB, bringing the price down from $399 to $299. This deal can be had from within Moto Maker, where you can choose how to customize the device to your liking. Naturally, if you choose for more expensive custom options, your price will go up.  (more…)