Brace yourselves, Moto G official unveiling pegged for November 13

Brace yourselves, Moto G official unveiling pegged for November 13
A phone known as Moto G has started to make the rounds fairly recently, but we've been hearing about one dubbed DVX long before that, and the two have been pegged to be one and the same handset.

In that case, the November 13 invitation Motorola just sent us for the Moto G, would mean an affordable version of the Moto X, expected to cost around the bottom feeding $250 without a contract, and free with subsidies. Unlike the Moto X, the G is expected to be a global handset, likely heading for emerging markets, too.

Whether Google will use the Moto G to demonstrate how well can the newly optimized Android 4.4 KitKat for low-end devices run, is anyone's guess, but the leaked specs suggest that it will run Android 4.3 out of the box. 

Depending on whose leak you trust, the Moto G is expected to feature a 4.5" or 4.7" 720x1280 pixels display, a 1.2 GHz or 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 5 MP or 8 MP camera on the back capable of HD video only.

source: Moto G

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23 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Only interesting part of this phone is whether KitKat will run well on it....

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I doubt it.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Considering KK is made to run well on lower specced phones, there shouldn't be any issue. This appears to have a plain S4 Pro (no X8 architecture), a 720p screen, & probably 2GB of RAM (maybe 1GB). Since KK is made to run with as little as 512mb of RAM, there should be no way it would run badly on it. While this phone may have features from the X like Assist & Active Notifications, I doubt it will have Touchless Controls with the absence of an X8 CPU.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Problem is not in hardware, problem is in software. It is unknown if Motorola will manage to "harmonize" their additional software with Android 4.4 in such short period of time, since Android 4.4 was released very recently. Unless Moto G will use pure android which is very doubtful.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Moto X uses pure Android, except for things like Active Display and Touchless Controls, but they aren't going to include those features on the Moto G because it doesn't have the X8 architecture to help with voice processing and handling the sensors.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"The Moto X uses pure Android, except for things like Active Display and Touchless Controls..." Sounds like you are contradicting yourself. First you say that Moto X use pure Android, but then you strat to list additional features. There is only two variants: PURE and NOT PURE, there is no any other variant... "...they aren't going to include those features on the Moto G..." I didn't said that they will add the same features Moto X has, maybe they will add other features, who knows.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Sorry, I meant to put an "essentially" in that sentence, which adds some leniency to the word "pure". If you took away Active Display, Touchless Controls, and Migrate, it would be pure, which is more than I can say for Samsung, HTC, or Sony.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

There is two variants "pure" and "not pure", there is no such variant like a half pure or so... Fact is that Moto X don't use pure Android as Nexus devices.

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Thats why i said "i highly doubt it". Even the Moto X still @ 4.2 There is no love for Moto from Google. Only interested in Patent..

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's only because Motorola probably planned ahead and is going to skip their Moto X and latest Droids to 4.4. Notice how Motorola never released any 4.3 update information, but the same day KitKat came out they announced which devices would get the update. I highly doubt that's just a coincidence.

14. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

hmm the only reason googles buyout of motorola went through is because they said they would treat it as another company and not give them any favoritism over the other manufacturers.

22. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

That's what i said. Patents only, after they failed with Nortel. They went to Motorola Mobility. After the purchase. They should have created more devices (NEXUS) and flood the market with the brand. As of now, its only 3 to 5 devices. after 12B, they should at least give effort to make the company alive and make money.

3. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

its a failure if its true storage is 8gb without micro sd

16. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Oh, come on. It will be a budget phone.

5. HASHTAG unregistered

I highly doubt it's gonna feature a quad-core processor. Correct me if I am wrong, but does the Moto X lack a quad-core processor? If so, what makes PA assume that the lower end model would get a quad-core processor?

6. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Quad core doesnt always mean performance. Its possible that the phone might ship with a quad core snapdragon 200 chipset.

19. HASHTAG unregistered

True, and yeah I know that Quad-core doesn't always mean performance. I didn't have the Snapdragon 200 in mind when I posted my original post. But that could be the case. +1

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because a couple of months in the Android landscape is a really REALLY long time. A dual core could be high end months ago and a quad core can be a bare minimum the next. The true octacore by mediatek is a POS entry level SOC for example that sells to the mid range crowd. If an octacore is mid range, then a quad being low end is perfectly reasonable now.

12. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

An extra $49 will get a nexus 5.

18. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

An extra $100 :) but definitely worth it! I agree.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i doubt i'll be interested in this. my biggest hope is that they'll announce Moto Maker availability for Verizon. i'll get a Moto X made on day one.

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Would be pretty cool if they ship it with KitKat though. It may not have active notifications or touchless control (lacking the X8 for it), but at least KitKat has some Google Now voice controls.

23. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

.46" thick but just a 1950mAH battery? Is this 2010, or is this a QWERTY slider or rugged phone or what? I'm missing something here...

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