Review: Motorola Moto G for AT&T
The Motorola Moto G is by no means a perfect device, but it's hard to beat for $180 with no contract commitment.
The G has a comfortable, somewhat-customizable body that fits well in the hand and in your pocket. The screen rates 720p HD and is small enough that your thumb can reach it, while still big and satisfying enough for browsing the web and watching movies. Call quality was rather good and battery life bordered on excellent.
Devices than run stock Android are few and far between. In some ways it's a bonus, and in other ways it's a hindrance. The G has nice and clean menus, a full set of Google-made apps, and the modern Jelly Bean user interface. The exceptionally poor camera application and photo gallery tools are frustrating, but can be sidestepped with alternatives from the Play Store.
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At the end of the day, the Moto G is a better all-around device than many of its competitors - and that's a good thing for both you and for Motorola. I highly recommend budget phone seekers check the G first.
Moto G Available to US Consumers on Motorola Site
Motorola today made the Moto G Android smartphone available for sale through its web site. Consumers can buy the device directly from Motorola.
Motorola Announces the Moto G for $179
Motorola today announced the Moto G, a device that Motorola says delivers a premium experience at one-third the price of today's flagship devices. The Moto G resembles the Moto X, which Motorola released earlier this year, but is more affordable and targeted at consumers who are on a budget.
Grip Shells for Moto G Now Available from Motorola
Motorola has added a third option for people looking to customize the look of their Moto G with new Grip Shells. The Moto G, which can be ordered directly from Motorola's web site, comes with a black rear cover that can be swapped with a number of different rear shells.
Moto G Available Directly from Google As Play Edition Phone
Google today added the Motorola Moto G to the Google Play Store as a Play Edition device. The G, which has a 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 5-megapixel camera, and 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, is being sold unlocked and contract free for $179 (8GB) and $199 (16GB).
Motorola Refreshes Gallery App
Motorola today updated the Gallery application that's installed on its Android smartphones. The app has a refreshed design that offers larger thumbnails and faster, simpler navigation between galleries and photos.