Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:27

Moto G might be the next Nexus 7

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Available for €170 in Europe

Motorola is owned by Google and one can easily notice that just by looking at the new Motorola mobile phone website. Following the noise that the company made with Moto X that was a cool concept, but didn’t really translate into strong sales, Motorola announced another phone, that is definitely the most interesting phone we saw in years.

 

The Moto G rolled out last week with a mouth-watering price tag. It is a 4.5-inch 720p phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz that comes with Android 4.3 and will be immediately updated to 4.4 following the US launch. The US version with KitKat launches in January and 8 GB version will sell for $179 unsubsidized.

In addition to 8 GB or 16GB ($199) storage options, Google offers two years of 50GB Google Drive access. The 2000 mAh battery should provide enough juice for a mainstream phone. It doesn’t have a 4G support but at this price, and the fact that most of Europe doesn’t have access to 4G on normal priced phone plans, it doesn’t make much of a difference.

Google’s stock Android 4.3 is shipping with the device with a promise of quick update to Android 4.4 Kit Kat in January. At €170 on German Amazon, £135 for 8GB and £159 for 16GB in Britain, this is probably the best mainstream phone in terms of value for money.

With this price in mind and what is packed inside, we believe that this device might sell as well as the 2012 Nexus 7 as both devices had great hardware and a modest price. The Moto G could be very disruptive indeed. 

 

Last modified on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:37

Related Video

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments