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The Motorola Moto G is a low-cost smartphone with entry-level specs, but software and hardware that’s good enough to have earned the phone a reputation among budget phone shoppers.
Motorola has launched two models so far, and details about a third-generation model continue to leak. Recently we saw some leaked photos, and now there are some leaked press renderings that give us a better idea of what the phone could look like.
What we still don’t know is when the 2015 Moto G will launch and if it’ll have the same $180 starting price as its predecessors.
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- This could be the new Moto G (2015) smartphone design
Rumor has it that the new phone will have a 5 inch, 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 13MP camera. [TechnoBuffalo]
- Apple Music launched today
Apple’s streaming music service launched today, offering users a free 3-month trial. Once the trial ends, the service cost $10 per month, but Apple hopes it service stands out from Spotify, Google Play, and others thanks to curated radio streams, exclusive content, and other goodies. It’ll be available on Android devices later this year. [Techmeme]
- Apple released iOS 8.4 today… it’s already been jailbroken
In addition to rolling out a music service, Apple launched the version of iOS you’ll need to use Apple Music. It didn’t take long for someone to figure out how to jailbreak it. [@TaiG_Jailbreak]
- Chrome Dev for Android now lets you view alt-text for images with a long-press
This could come in handy for folks visiting m.xkcd.com on a smartphone. [+François Beaufort]
- European Commission to ban wireless roaming charges in EU countries
Starting June 15th, 2017, Europeans will be able to use their phones while traveling without paying roaming fees… although there will be some limits to keep folks from signing up for cheap plans in one country and then using them primarily in another. [Engadget]
The revealed specs for the 3rd gen Moto G are disappointing. We’re on the 3rd gen, but unlike all other smartphones, there is almost no upgrade in CPU, zero upgrade in RAM, and a downgrade in RAM (16 gb down to 8 gb) from the first generation model.
The Moto X and E get decent performance upgrades each year. Why is the G series alone being neglected?
I’m wondering if Lenovo/Motorola is trying to kill of the G series, pushing people just to the E, X or higher end lines?
Don’t get me wrong, the E and X are great (and so are higher priced models) But I like having the option of a mid-tier, $200 Android phone. A upgraded Moto G would have been a sure mass seller. This model, though, is still stuck in 2013. Any thoughts?
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