Following the global release of Moto G, Motorola prepares something new for Europe this month

Following the global release of Moto G, Motorola prepares something new for Europe this month
Motorola will host a press event in the UK later this month, on January 14. The invitation to the event reveals that the company is about to welcome “a new addition to the European Motorola family of products” following the global introduction of the affordable Moto G.

Now, as exciting as the possibility of seeing a brand new Moto handset sounds, we are more inclined to believe that there won’t be such a thing in the near future. Instead, perhaps Motorola is finally bringing its Moto X to Europe (as you may already know, at the moment the Moto X is an America-only smartphone). This, of course, is just speculation, but it’s clear from the invitation that Motorola really has something new to show - albeit it might be new only to Europe.

January 14 is next Tuesday, so we have exactly one week before we find out what the upcoming event is all about. Meanwhile, we must also report that Moto G users in the UK are officially receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat as of today (not too long after customers in the US got the update).


sources: Eurodroid, Motorola UK

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19 Comments

1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Great... just as soon as I had decided to go for the Z1 Compact... :(

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Remember, Compact has best specs they could put to that sized device, Moto G has best specs they could have with that cheap price.

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

We're talking about the Moto X, here, not the Moto G (which is already available in Europe).

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This can really strike 520 sales in Europe, but Motorola is not very popular/known brand for many, so we'll see. Intresting phone, I hope that I can try one at some point.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think the Moto X has a different target... I don't think it'll be cheap in Europe, my guess is 499 euros. The competitor of the 520 is the Moto G, which is already available here.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Ah yes, didn't read it properly. At least G is not in Finland. Sorry, my bad.

4. n1k0z

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

AMEEEEEEEEEEEN :)

7. UltimateReviews

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Are these events open for Tech YouTuber's? Because i own a YouTube channel and would like to attend this event

8. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Correction: the Moto X is available all over the Americas, not just the one America.

19. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yeah, I think I read somewhere they even produce some of them in Brazil (Not the ones sold in the U.S., those are assembled here.) I think the customization part is only in the US though currently, right?

9. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Nothing showing on moto UK site yet (not even a 'something new is coming) http://www.motorola.co.uk/home

10. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Damn, I want my moto x phablet

11. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Have had a go on a moto X (outside of the US) and wasnt all that impressed with it. So glad i went for the Nexus 5 rather chossing to wait for the motoX to come to europe

12. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Who the f*cks buys Motorola?! only Americans. Motorala brand is dead in Europe....

14. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

As fas as I know, the Moto G is selling quite well in Europe. And the Motorola brand is not dead at all. It may be unknown or unappealing to very young people, but for many Motorola is still a renowned brand, and with Google behind the scenes a comeback is possible.

16. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

the last Motorola i saw in real life was the moto razr, like 1000 years ago... they dont even care bout EU (moto milestone anyone? or should i say zero smartphones in EU last 4 years) moto G is only selling tru grey market here...and a high end/pricetag moto wont survive here for sure

17. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Perhaps only Hello Kitty fans care about brands and such foremost. Normal people care about good products and value foremost.

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Global you said? This phone is yet to touch down on the biggest market in Africa - Nigeria and you said global. Bring it here with that attractive price tag and it'll take market shares off these Chinese OEMs.

18. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Interestingly on the moto site they have a vacancy for a Program Manager for MotoMaker UK source :http://www.motorolacareers.com/search-jobs.aspx Put in country 'UK' and it shows up. That adds a fair bit of weight to the phone being the X coming to the EU (or at least the UK)

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