Motorola Provides Details for Which Devices Will See Nougat

Motorola published a complete list of devices that will see Nougat at some point, with fifteen devices making the cut at this time. As you might expect, newer devices like the Moto Z and DROID Turbo 2 are listed, but others that could also be labeled as new, such as the Moto G (2015), are absent from the list.

Other notables included are the Nexus 6, DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), and the 4th Gen lineup of the Moto G. It should also be noted that no Moto E devices are listed here.  (more…)

Pre-Orders Open for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in US, Starting at $199

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola’s newest budget-friendly phones, are now up for pre-order here in the US with a starting price of just $199. Neither landing page for each says specifically, but if you add either to your cart, they show an expected delivery date of July 12.

UPDATE: Motorola has now announced the news and says that July 12 is indeed day 1 of availability at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Car Toys, Fry’s, Microcenter, Sam’s Club,, and their own store. Each device will also hit Republic Wireless on July 28.

As a recap, the Moto G4 is the cheapest of the two, but by no means lacks decent specs for a $200 phone. The Moto G4 Plus is probably the phone you’ll want to splurge a bit for, though, if you were eying either. You can check out the full specs here, but each has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor (octa-core), 5.5-inch Full HD display (1080p), 3000mAh battery, microSD card support, and can be customized through Moto Maker. The differences are in additional specs for the G4 Plus. The G4 Plus can be upgraded from 2GB to 4GB RAM and from 16GB storage to 64GB storage, it has a 16MP camera with laser and phase detect autofocus (regular G4 has just a 13MP camera with neither AF), and also a fingerprint reader.  (more…)

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G Play Specs (Official)

Looking for the full specs for the new Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play? Here they are.

Now that Motorola has re-opened their website with all of the details, we’ve laid out each in the table below to help you compare the new Moto G family. As we mentioned in our initial write-up, the Moto G4 Plus is the higher-end of the three, while the the Moto G4 Play falls somewhere around Moto E territory.

But thanks to the full specs lists, we now know that we are dealing with Snapdragon 617 and 410 processors, that the G4 Play only has a 720p display, and that you may get up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on the G4 Plus.

Have at ’em!  (more…)

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play All Announced, Coming Soon to North America

Moto and Lenovo unwrapped a new Moto G family this morning in India and Brazil, a family that includes three phones, not two. Please welcome in the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play, three phones that should match up to the world’s “unique” people who all “use their phones differently.”

The Moto G4 (or Moto G 4th gen) sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display (1080p), 13MP camera, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage with SD support, and charges quickly when needed with TurboPower. Like previous generations, this new Moto G also has interchangeable shells, so that you can customize the look and make it yours.  (more…)

WATCH: Moto G (4th Gen) Unveiling Live Stream! (2:30AM Pacific, 5:30AM Eastern)

At 2:30AM Pacific (5:30AM Eastern), Motorola will unveil new products during an event in India, products that we assume will include at least one Moto G (4th gen) variant. While there is no guarantee that tonight’s event is for the Moto G, Moto’s India arm has been teasing a phone for weeks upon weeks now with a mostly cheesy Twitter campaign based around the hashtag #MissingOut that hypes a phone with a better camera, battery life, performance, and security. Is it the new Moto G? I can’t imagine what else it would be. (more…)

Moto G (4th Gen) Hits FCC Looking Ready for the US

Lenovo and Moto are expected to officially announce new a new Moto G phone tomorrow in India, likely called the Moto G (4th Gen). We aren’t sure why they are specifically targeting India for the launch while ignoring the rest of the world, but it does appear that the new Moto G will show up here eventually, if not right away. According to listings for new Motorola phones that hit the FCC at the end of last week, we indeed show a couple of model numbers with full US connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile that have long-been attached to this new Moto G.  (more…)

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…)