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3 years ago

Moto X now available from Republic Wireless

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Republic Wireless is doing some pretty radical things when it comes to service plans, and now it's got another top-notch phone to go along with them. The Moto X — read our full review — is now available on the low-cost operator for $299 outright.

As for those service plans, remember that Republic does this thing where you pay as little as $5 a month for Wifi-only, but with that you'll still be able to talk and text. Here's the full breakdown:

  • Unlimited talk, text, and data, on WiFi only - $5/month
  • Unlimited talk and text on WiFi and cellular, and unlimited data on WiFi - $10/month
  • Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus 3G cellular - $25/month
  • Unlimited talk, text and data on WiFi, plus 4G LTE cellular - $40/month

More: Republic Wireless

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3 years ago

T-Mobile now selling the Nexus 5 for $449

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A quick heads up that T-Mobile is now officially selling the Nexus 5 online. You can pay $449 outright — that's an extra $50 over (OK, OK, $100 over the comparable 16GB version) what you'll pay at Google Play, mind you — or $17 a month over two years with $41 down.

Otherwise, same ol' Nexus 5 we've been enjoying for weeks now.

Source: T-Mobile

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3 years ago

Hands on with the new Moto G accessories

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Flip cases, replaceable rear shells, bumpers, headphones and battery packs accompany Moto's new affordable wonder

Launching alongside the new Moto G is a pretty decent stack of official accessories. During the launch event presentation, Motorola spoke of how important they feel customization is, and while we won't be seeing a Moto Maker for the Moto G, there is a bunch of different colored cases, shells and bumpers to make your new phone your own. 

Beyond customization, Motorola was also showing off new battery packs and color matched headphones, while also talking about forthcoming wireless speakers produced in partnership with JBL. 

Here in the UK, the Flip Shell will cost a respectable £18.99, while the Grip Shell aka the bumper is even more wallet friendly at £9.99. The wired earphones will run you for £34.99, and the battery packs we were told would vary in price depending on region. 

We didn't see all of the accessories in all of the colors, but we did manage to grab plenty of snapshots of what we could get our hands on, so jump on past the break for the full gallery. For more on the Moto G, be sure to check out our first hands-on, and jump into the Moto G forums where we're hosting a Q&A. 

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3 years ago

Phones 4U carrying the Moto G in the UK, available to order now

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In-store availability begins November 15, white back exclusive to the retailer in the UK

Following today's Moto G launch event, specific availability is starting to emerge and here in the UK Phones 4U is straight out of the gate offering the new device. Both 8GB and 16GB versions of the Moto G can now be ordered online for delivery showing as November 22, but it will hit brick-and-mortar stores this coming Friday, November 15. If that's not enough, Phones 4U is also claiming exclusivity to the white colored back. 

The 8GB Moto G will cost just £119.95 plus a £10 top-up voucher on pay-as-you-go, and the 16GB will run for £149.95 plus the same £10 top-up voucher. At this time there's doesn't appear to be a SIM free option available to purchase, though Phones 4U has confirmed it will cost £134.95 for the 8GB model, in line with todays pricing information from Motorola. 

There's also a range of contracts to pick up the Moto G on, but honestly, at this price the best option all round is to try and pick one up off contract. For more on the Moto G be sure to check out our first hands on, or jump into the Android Central forums where we're hosting a Q&A on the Moto G

Source: Phones4U

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3 years ago

We're answering your Moto G questions on the Android Central forums!

The Moto G is official, and it's available to purchase today in some countries. With a1.2 GHz quad-core processor, near-stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 4.5-inch 720p LCD display, the Moto G offers more hardware bang for your buck than the majority of other devices at this price point. U.S. buyers will have a little longer to wait before they can pick up Motorola's new, low-priced version of the Moto X, but in the meantime we're here to answer your questions. Hit the link below to pose them on the Android Central forums.

More: Moto G Q&A on the Android Central forums

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3 years ago

In pictures: The Moto G

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Hands-on photo gallery​

Motorola has just unveiled its latest smartphone, the wallet-friendly Moto G, which goes on sale today in parts of Europe and Latin America. We're just getting acquainted with Moto's new affordable wonder, but along with our initial hands-on preview, we've had time to get a good look at the device. And you too can see more of the device in our hands-on gallery after the break...

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3 years ago

Verizon says it'll carry the Moto G on prepaid next year

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If you're looking to get the new Moto G — be sure to check out our quick-look video — on Verizon when it's available here in the U.S. in early 2014, it looks like you're going to have to go prepaid to do it.

The official VZWNews Twitter account this morning confirmed as such.

The move to prepaid isn't overly surprising, given that Verizon has led the push for LTE data in the U.S. (though it did recently admit things are tough in metro areas) — and the sub-$200 Moto G is a decidedly non-LTE device.

Again, nothing more specific than early in the first quarter, though Moto today at its even in Brazil said to expect Moto G in the U.S. in January.

More discussion in our Moto G forums!

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3 years ago

HTC One Max available on Sprint this Friday

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Sprint this morning announced that it'll carry the HTC One Max — that's the larger one in this picture here, folks — starting this Friday., Nov. 15. It'll run $299 on contract with a two-year deal, or $25 a month with the Sprint One Up program.

As you'll recall from our HTC One Max review, this is a mondo 5.9-inch phone, with a 1080p display, HTC's Ultrapixel camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and the new Sense 5.5 user interface.

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3 years ago

Video: Hands-on with the Moto G!

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So many thoughts to be thunk about the Moto G. Relatively unimpressive specs — save for that price. Not quite a Moto X, but will that matter to most folks in this target market? And will such a low cost to consumers — under $200, off contract and unlocked — finally spur some sort of change in the industry? 

We'll see. For now, enjoy this quick hands-on from Alex Dobie from Motorola's satellite event in London. And be sure to check out the full Moto G specs here, and swing by our Moto G forums!

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3 years ago

Moto G specs

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Motorola's Moto G looks to make a name for itself worldwide by being a mid-spec'd but properly priced Android smarpthone. 

Here are the complete Moto G specs:

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3 years ago

Motorola officially announces the Moto G!

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Moto G starts at just $179, off-contract and unlocked

Motorola this morning at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, announced the lower-cost Moto G Android smartphone. 

It's a smartphone that has a premium experience but has a fraction of the cost," said product manager Charlie Tritschler.

Moto G's got a 4.5-inch display at 720p. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor at 1.2 GHz and sports 1GB of RAM. Motorola's pushed a 2070 mAh into this thing, noting 14 hours of talk time. Moto's touting that "all day" battery life line again.

And as you'd expect, it's running Android 4.3 out of the box, with an update to Android 4.4 "guaranteed" by January 2014, Moto's Punit Soni said.

For those who want some customization, Moto G is available with a number of removable backs — "Moto Shells." And there's a "Flip Shell" that is exactly what it sounds like — a flip cover to protect the displays.

And most important — an off-contract price of just $179 for 8GB. For 16GB, you'll pay just $199. It'll go on sale this week in Brazil and parts of Europe. After that come Latin America, Canada and parts of Asia.

Moto G will be available in the U.S., India, the Middle East and more of Asia in January. 

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3 years ago

Moto X to get Android 4.4 KitKat 'in a matter of weeks'

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Motorola's already confirmed that the Moto X will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. No surprise there. And today, at the Moto G event in Brazil, we get at least a vague idea of when we might expect it. 

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside at today's event said the Moto X can expect to be updated "in a matter of weeks." Nothing more specific than that, unfortunately. But for now, we'll take it.

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3 years ago

Watch the Moto G livestream here!

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Here's the live livestream from Brazil as we await the unveiling of the Moto G. And we're also at a satellite event in London, so stay tuned for more from that.

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3 years ago

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 receiving small OTA update today

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Update brings more stability and enhancements to the Note 3

Folks using an AT&T branded Note 3 are seeing a small OTA update this afternoon. Preliminary reports say things seem a little more responsive, and the keyboard background has changed colors to a pleasing blue-back look. Also, important to many, this update breaks root — you've been warned. We reached out to AT&T for a change log, and as soon as we hear back we'll update things here.

Getting the update is easy enough — your update will appear in the status bar when it's your turn, or you can try your luck and manually check in the settings. 

Discuss today's update, and all things Note 3 in the forums.

Source: AT&T Note 3 forums. Thanks everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

You can now design a custom Moto X on all four major U.S. carriers

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Custom inscriptions return to Motorola's design tool as well

So long, exclusivity. AT&T's had it for months. Verizon went live overnight. And now everyone's gotten in the game and you can design your own custom Moto X for Sprint and T-Mobile as well with the Moto Maker online studio.

What do you get with this newfound power? A whole bunch of permutations, that's what. Choose from 18 back colors. A black or white front. Seven accent colors. And — making its long-awaited return — you can have a custom message inscribed on the back.

We are, however, still waiting on wood.

More at motomaker.com.

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