Motorola updates the Moto G and Moto X with faster, better internals

Motorola today announced some notable updates to last year’s Moto G and Moto X. The Moto G gets stereo front-facing speakers, a 5-inch 720p screen (up from the previous 4.5-inch 720p screen), an 8MP rear-facing camera (up from 5MP), a microSD card slot and faster 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. For the Moto X, it also got a larger screen, now a 5.2-inch full HD display (up from the previous 4.7-inch 720p screen), 4K video recording via the 13MP rear-facing camera (up from last year’s 10MP shooter), a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU @ 2.5GHz (paired with 2GB of RAM) and better physical hardware thanks to materials like wood, genuine leather and metal. The second-generation Moto G is available now at the same low price of $179 price (2G/3G only for now), while the updated Moto X will be available with all of the Moto Maker customization options soon for $499.99. All of the images, videos and other information that you could want can all be found below.

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Press Release

Motorola Gives You the Power to Choose with New Smartphones, Wearables and Accessories

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A year ago we relaunched Motorola with a very clear purpose — to give you more meaningful choices that put you in control of your mobile experience. Today we take that promise to the next level with the introduction of the new Moto X and Moto G smartphones, Moto 360 watch, Moto Hint wireless earbud and Motorola Power Pack Micro. This dynamic new portfolio of products gives you unprecedented power to choose how your mobile technology fits into your life, with new customization options, better value and new ways to connect.

Choose the color or materials that grace the back of your phone. Choose to design your own software experience starting from pure Android. Choose to get the information you want most, either at a glance on your phone or on your wrist, or discreetly to your ear, without ever using your hands. And choose not to pay premium prices for premium experiences.


The new Moto X: Pure style. Pure performance.

The new Moto X is designed with a sense of style and balance, featuring a curved metal frame, vivid 5.2″ Full HD display, and authentic materials such as FSC® certified woods and genuine Horween® leather that feel great in your hand. Moto X gives you fast performance with the latest, unadulterated version of Android along with the quickest updates. Enhanced voice control lets you select a custom prompt, and use your voice to do just about anything. Plus, Moto X learns your preferences and adapts to you, making everyday interactions easier. Creating your standout style is simple through our online customization studio, Moto Maker, available in the United States and select international markets. Learn more about the new Moto X.

The new Moto G: Exceptional phone. Exceptional price.

Moto G now comes with a brilliant 5″ HD display plus stereo sound to fully enjoy your videos and photos. With its all-day battery, quad-core speed, the latest Android OS, plus the ability to customize your phone with Motorola Shells, Moto G keeps up with everything you do. And all of this starting at just $179.99. Learn more about the new Moto G.

Global Availability and Pricing

The new Moto X will be coming to countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia starting later this month. Moto X will be available for as low as $99.99 with a new two-year customer agreement on select carriers in the US. It will be available off-contract and unlocked in the US from $499.99 on

The new Moto G is available starting today unlocked and off-contract for $179.99 USD on, as well as retailers in the US. Moto G also goes on sale today in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, and on in Germany. By end of year, the new Moto G will be available in more than a dozen countries and through several carrier partners around the world.

Source: Motorola

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