The Moto G just popped up on Google Play as a “Google Play Edition” with a starting price of $179 for the 8GB model. This is the unlocked GSM model (should work on both AT&T and T-Mobile), so no, you can’t buy it and try to take it to Verizon or Sprint. From reading the description, it appears to be exactly the same as the regular unlocked GSM Moto G, except that it should be running even closer to a 100% stock build of Android than the phone already was.
Again, we aren’t exactly sure what differences you’ll see from this over the regular version, but the listing does say it’ll run the most recent version of Android. Then again, Motorola has been on top of its update game lately, so that’s not even necessarily something different. But hey, if you want a phone that says “Google Play Edition” on the box, here you go. If anything, this is only helping Motorola spread the word about its ultra-affordable smartphone with a “premium” experience. (more…)
Motorola’s ultra-affordable prepaid phone, the Moto G, is now available online at Verizon for $99.99 without a contract. Keep in mind that this phone only works on Verizon’s 3G network, not 4G LTE, and also can’t be taken to another network. With that said, it’s still a heck of a deal should you be in the market for a cheap prepaid phone that carries itself like a phone that would typically sell for hundreds more. (more…)
Verizon announced earlier this week that the Moto G will officially arrive on January 9. We first reported this date, thanks to a flyer that was being passed around at Best Buy stores, however, Best Buy doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to it. I bought the $99 prepaid Verizon phone today online with store pick-up, and just about every single Best Buy within 30 miles of Portland had it in stock and available for me to stop by and grab. So I did!
I still can’t exactly tell you why, but there is something about spending $99 on a phone to own it outright that seems so worthy of my money. And, we wanted to give you all a quick tour and answer any questions that you may have. (more…)
According to Best Buy’s listing for the Moto G on Verizon, the phone magically grew a 4G LTE radio over night. In other words, their listing is wrong. The Moto G (unless Best Buy is selling a version that even Motorola doesn’t know about) does not have the ability to connect to an LTE network. No sir, not the GSM version or this CDMA variant that works on Verizon’s 3G network. Again, it almost certainly lacks the radio, probably as a cost cutting measure to keep the phone at its insanely low $179 and $99 price points. (more…)
If you were less than impressed with Verizon’s announcement of the Moto G this morning, maybe Boost Mobile’s will be more for you. One of the largest pre-paid carriers in the country that runs off of Sprint’s network, announced today that Motorola’s low-cost phone will be coming to its network for $129.99 with no annual contract. (more…)
Last week, the Moto G with Verizon branding showed up at Best Buy stores at a price of $99 and a tad earlier than I think any of us expected. Sources of ours confirmed to us at the time that the device would officially go on sale January 9, a date Verizon has now made extra official this morning. (more…)
We have known that Verizon plans to bring the Moto G to its network sometime in Q1 of 2014 since November, but this afternoon, we are seeing that this device is turning into something much more than just a cheapy pre-paid phone. It’s actually not that bad – priced at $179, it features suitable specs for anyone who looks to score a phone off contract that won’t either a) snap in half due to cheap materials or b) suffer from poorly-made software and other issues. Either way, as a few folks are finding out, the Moto G is a great phone for the price. (more…)
We thought Motorola pushed out Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” to the Moto X in record time, but they may have crushed that timing with the rollout of Android 4.4.2 to the Moto G, their low-end global phone. Announced through the official Motorola blog by Punit Soni, the update to Kit Kat for the Moto G begins today. (more…)