Get ready for the 4th: here's what Motorola is about to announce
0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2014, 15:51 posted on
As you've all noticed, there has been a ton of Motorola news recently. We were expecting the leaks to start coming through as we got closer to Motorola's scheduled September 4th event, and we haven't been disappointed. While much of the most recent news has been about the Motorola-built Nexus X, we want to take some time to run through everything Motorola is going to announce in one short week...
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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Ok, Ok... This has my attention also!
10. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Doesn't moto have to announce something to compete with the Note 4 before the Note 4 swallows up a ton of sales? And this event would be the time to do so, no?
30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
it's called appealing to a different market since moto is owned by Lenovo now
they'll probably combine divisions so that moto works on smartwatches etc...
while the make affordable moto phones and high end Lenovo !
3. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
For som reason the screen size on the G seems too big (5") to me for its classification (mid-range). I know it's splitting hairs, but 4.7" seems more appropriate (to me).
4. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
I think mid range is used for the price not for the size of smartphones.
7. Doakie (Posts: 1890; Member since: 06 May 2009)
5" isn't actually too big for anyone. I understand your personal dislike for 5" phones, but I'm saying it actually isn't too big physically that you can't use it. You just need to get adjusted then you'll never go back to something smaller. My 5'5" wife has small hands and loves her Note 3 and Note 2 before it. I learned to use my Note 3 fully one handed, I just adjust my hold on it by shifting it onto my fingers and my thumb reaches all the way to the top corner. There'll be plenty of other phones for you to buy. Most likely they're catering to the masses who want bigger phones, especially low cost buyers who the Moto G is aimed at. Plus think of the fact that developing market buyers probably don't have money to buy a phone and a tablet/laptop. They like having larger screens because that's their only access. Manufacturers tend to plan for larger sales than the handful of people who hate large screens.
8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3918; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
True, but Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 and LG's G3 Stylus are essentially midrange devices. And there are others besides them that have large screens while having midrange specs. The size of the screen is no longer a metric to determine a phone's place in the hierarchy.
5. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
So.. this year Motorola has prepared a bunch of killer phones? Wow... maybe this is going to be extraordinary, I want a Nexus! Or a bootloader unlocked phone with more than 4000 mAh battery...
13. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
No killer phones ,, Only x+! and s,, Moto g is just CHINESE influence,, nothing special and Lenovo 8 mp camera for Gimmick,,,
6. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
The moto g needs at least a snapdragon 410 or 1.5GB ram to be named as the moto G2.
12. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
That's what I also wished for ,, but they hve disappointed ,,, only focus to flagship
20. antmiu2 (Posts: 305; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
I understand your view but the key factor here is the price!
9. mike523 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
I'm interested in the G. And the listed upgrades are ok. But it must also have "LTE" connectivity and AT LEAST a 2500+ mAh battery. If it's 3000, it'll be a HOME RUN. I'll buy it as soon as available.
14. datphone (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Aug 2014)
1. What time does the event start BST
2. Will there be a live link? And if so could someone please tell me so I can watch it.
Can't wait for the release of the 360. All I need now is an android phone...
17. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I can't seem to find the time for the event anywhere, PhoneArena's website doesn't have a countdown like it did for Sony and Samsung either.
26. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
According to Phil Nickinson this is not going to be a normal public event, there may not be a livestream.
dWear/comments/2fcthe/when_is_ tomorrows_motorola_event/ck7zv 99
15. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
Moto g wont be fail unless it is priced higher than the previous one.In simple words it must have to be priced less or equal.
18. jphillips63 (Posts: 218; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Snapdragon 800 with 2.2 ghz and 2 gig ram isn't a killer phone. It's midrange specs to today's standards. And already outdated in a few more months the killer phones will hit the market. 64 bit processors and so forth.
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm excited, and tomorrow is my day off, so I'm definitely going to pay attention to the announcement. :) I'm glad that whatever Moto Aware is, they'll be able to continue offering it.
21. antmiu2 (Posts: 305; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
I'm off tomorrow too!! Is there a link where I can see the event live?
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you guys forgot to mention one very important detail...
what time is the keynote? xD
24. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
Im sorry to burst everyones bubble. The eighth device no one can figure out is a headset. a friggin headset. there no nexus for motorola the nexus is being made by htc. google chooses the best. and since were moving towards 64bit architecture, HTC's 820 seems like the prime nexus. we dont even know the specs for this thing. I dont even know who this upleaks guy is to believe him. we will find out tomorrow with HTC and Motorola in the same venue.
25. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
heres the recap of the keynote. motorola reveals X+1, and the new moto G while wearing the moto360 and the headset which is what moto aware is for. Motorola spaeks about design and the new tablets Motorola mobility has in store for 2015. no signs of the moto S no signs of the Nexus X.
HTC keynote: HTC reveals the new desire 820, and has a speech about HTC design. then music starts up from the ground comes the HTC Nexus, along side it the google gem watch designed by HTC. one circle and the other rectangular oval. then Google talks about media consumption in the us and some statistics we dont care about, and boom HTC Nexus 8 and 9
lets see if I'm as good as I think I am.
27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3918; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Considering Google does the Nexus announcements, and not the OEMS, and also considering Nexus phones are announced in the Fall, I'd be surprised if you are.
28. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
I'd be surprised my damn self. lol. but hey the nexus is apon us. we will know more today.
29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Spoiler alert: you're not. Motorola not announcing a Nexus tomorrow would not indicate that Motorola won't make the Nexus.
Your speculation is based on less than no evidence.
31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Even if he was right, we wouldn't find out today. Manufacturers don't release information about the Nexus, Google does, and they do it at their own events.
32. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
Hey sniggly we can all have imagination. But I see the trend of 64 bit happening so I expect google to be doing the same, since I am such a fan. But midrange it......OK HTC......you deffiniteley......DEFINITELY.... surprised me.
33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
There's a difference between "imagination" and "insane, unhealthy obsession with a likely fictional device."
Anyway, you were at least completely, 100 percent wrong about the HTC keynote.
34. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
September 26 2014. not saying anything else..........
35. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Because everything you say is completely wrong, right?
36. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
Sure I'm a little erratic but thats ok. im just now getting into this. give me a year and you'll be reading my reports.
37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
EL. OH. EL. I can see it now: "despite reports of Samsung's development of the Note 5, I have concluded that the Note 5 will actually be an HTC project."
39. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
wrong again. thats the release date for the disire 820. And so the road to nexus continues.........
38. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
Good one. I'm a fan of HTC and Google, but deffintley not that closed minded. I knew about the note Edge since last year and the Z3 and watch. Didn't expect the tablet though. My main focus right now is the nexus. though my fanboyism gets in the way, there really is something up with google this year.