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Republic Wireless has begun accepting orders for the Moto G today. The handset is available in the 8GB and 16GB variant and both are expected to begin shipping in 1-2 weeks. The 8GB model is $149 and the 16GB model is $179 -- both are available in black.
If you bought the Moto X or one of Motorola's other recent handsets, Motorola Migrate likely served as a mixed blessing: while easy to use, it suffers from various bugs that could cause a random loss of connection or trouble pairing. Today the company pushed out an update for the app addressing the problems.
Motorola had a bit of fun on April 1st when they rolled out the latest Boot Services update. This update added the "Powered by Android" tagline to the boot screens on the Moto X and Moto G. But along with that, a Yeti, Loch Ness Monster and UFO all made an appearance. Well, as a nice follow-up to the fun new boot animation -- Motorola is offering a bit of a behind the scenes look.
It's not uncommon to hear of similar smartphones that differ in some hardware or feature, but rare do we see one that is differentiated only by an accessory. And yet that seems exactly what the Moto G Forte is, which is practically the same Moto G except that it comes with a case right off the bat.
As we've mentioned in the past, Motorola is able to push frequent updates given they have released many of the core service apps in the Play Store. One of those happens to be the Motorola Boot Services app, and as Motorola has done before -- they are having a bit of fun with this latest update. Those with a Moto X or Moto G will want to make sure this update has been installed and then reboot their device.
Motorola, who have seen a downward trend in recent years, have risen once again. This time, their European market share is showing promise, as they’ve been found to have a 6% market share in the UK. While their recent Moto X flagship altered the way many think of Android devices, it seems their mid-tier Moto G is to thank for the European uptick.
Motorola is continuing their app update rollout, this time updating their camera app. While the changelog is pretty boring, we can now snap photos with the volume key. Again, that’s pretty standard, but there is one neat trick you can use to get the most from your camera app's performance with the update.
Republic Wireless has confirmed the upcoming availability of the Moto G. The carrier has offered some details on the price and a bit about how the Moto G is the "perfect match" for them. The handset will be arriving in April, however Republic Wireless has yet to pinpoint a specific date.
Moto G owners who have updated to Android 4.4 might be experiencing some trouble. Many issues have been reported since the update, and range from annoying to serious. Though they got it wrong the first time, Motorola is aware of the issues, and is working hard to rectify them.