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…)

New Moto G is Official and Available Today for $179

Alongside the new Moto X and Moto 360, Motorola also introduced a new version of the Moto G today. The Moto G, for those not familiar, is Motorola’s best selling smartphone of all time, and is also basically the reason that this embargo on all of these new products is happening this late in the US. You see, Motorola knows where its winner is selling, so they are announcing all of this just in time for the rest of the world (the people who are buying the Moto G) to see it in prime time.  (more…)

Motorola Readies Product Unveiling at 1AM Central, Live Stream Tomorrow

As you all know, Motorola is hosting press today in Chicago to show off new products (all would be hinted at in the image above). What has become clear throughout the day, though, is that we didn’t mention enough times that this isn’t a live streaming type of thing, it’s just a press gathering. In other words, it isn’t/wasn’t something that could be watched or live blogged.

With that said, Motorola announced this afternoon on Twitter that you should get ready for an unveiling this evening, at 1AM Central, which is 2AM Eastern (11PM Pacific). Moto plans to “start unveiling the new portfolio of Moto products” at that time.   (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Product You are Most Excited for This Week?

One of the biggest weeks in tech has arrived, thanks to IFA in Berlin and a separate event being held by Motorola where they are preparing to announce a handful of new products. It is going to get wild around these parts starting early tomorrow morning. Asus has a press event in the very early hours, where we should see the official unveiling of the ZenWatch. After that, Samsung will do its Galaxy Note 4 song and dance, followed by additional events for Sony and some other companies. Then once Thursday rolls around, the world will focus on Motorola and the new Moto X and Moto G, along with details on the Moto 360. LG will also be showing off their new G Watch R, round smartwatch, during IFA. Again, things are going to get nutty, but awesome.

We want to know which announcement or product you are most excited about. Will it be the new Note? Are you hoping to hear Sony confirm US availability for their next flagship? Or do you really just care about Motorola’s new line of products?

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New Moto G Reportedly Appears in Full Form

On September 4, Motorola is going to show off not only a new Moto X, but a new Moto G as well. Don’t believe us? Go back and look at their press invite again, which clearly shows a phone with the letter “G” centered on its display.

Thanks to the folks over at HelloMotoHK, we may have one of our first looks (pictured above) at the new mid-range device. According to their images and information, the new Moto G will support dual-SIM (international variant) and microSD cards, along with swappable back covers, just like the original. We could also get an upgraded 5-inch HD display, 8MP rear camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and the dual-front speakers that were first introduced on the Moto E(more…)