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16GB Moto G 2015 is on back-order through Moto Maker

If you had your heart set on getting the 16GB version of the 2015 Moto G, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. As of yesterday, the variant that sports 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM sold out via Motorola’s Moto Maker site. Surely, Moto will be back on the horse and get some stock replenished so they can get this awesome device out to more consumers.

Now the 8GB variant is still available for $40 less at $179, so if you don’t care too much about the extra storage, or the extra gigabyte of RAM, you can grab one. The 16GB variant does have an extra GB of RAM which will help improve processing on the device with little, to no stutter. Regardless of which way you were leaning, the Moto G 2015 is definitely a device to be had, even if you’re a flagship snob.

Let us know your thoughts on the Moto G 2015, and whether you think this device really has a place in today’s market. In addition, be sure to keep an eye out for our first impressions and official review of the Moto G 2015.

Source: Moto Maker

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Motorola’s Moto G (2015) ad proves that the phone is always there for you


Traveling through the desert on a camel can be a pretty lonely activity. Just ask the guy in Motorola’s advertisement for the Moto G (2015). After hours of traveling in the sun, our camel-riding star launches a dating app on his Moto G to see who’s around. The only problem is that not a single person is within fifty miles of him. Expanding his search radium to one hundred miles causes the lone match, Sara, to appear. From there, he sets out on a journey to find her while listening to R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix).”

Fingers crossed that Sara appearing is not a mirage.

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16GB model of the Moto G (2015) is currently sold out


Last week, Motorola had everyone’s attention with the arrival of three new devices. While the Moto X Style and Moto X Play are not yet available, the company started selling the Moto G (2015) right away. The handset is customizable through Moto Maker; however, options have become limited as one model of the Moto G is sold out.

The Moto G starts at $179 for the 8GB model with 1GB of RAM and spending an additional $40 raises that to 16GB with 2GB of RAM. Today, it looks like the roomier 16GB model is popular among consumers because Motorola has stopped selling it through Moto Maker. Only the 8GB model is currently available to purchase. Beyond that, consumers wanting the navy back panel will have to wait as Motorola has labeled that as being delayed.

Be sure to check out our hands on video with the Moto G.

Source: Motorola

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Motorola’s new focus on cameras shows with the Moto G (2015)


Motorola devices have been haunted for years by bad cameras. There was an opportunity to change the poor camera quality perception in 2013 when Motorola reinvented itself; however, critics and consumers were only left disappointed yet again when the Moto X (2013) failed to deliver a camera comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2. Motorola’s low-end and mid-range devices obviously suffered from awful cameras, too. The Moto G (2013) had a 5MP camera while the Moto G (2014) raised that to 8MP. As we all know, megapixels mean nothing on paper. This year, with Lenovo overseeing the company, Motorola seems to have found itself a pretty good camera of 13MP on the Moto G (2015).

Here is how Motorola describes the new Moto G’s camera:

The new Moto G delivers high-quality photos in any environment. Even in low light, the ultra-fast f2.0 lens produces crystal-clear images, and the color-balancing dual LED flash preserves color and clarity. What’s more, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging helps you capture both the brightest highlights and darkest shadows, just as your eyes see them.

Below you are going to see images taken by the Moto G. Interestingly, Motorola has the phone’s camera set to capture images in widescreen. This means that they are taken at 9.7MP and 16:9 aspect ratio. Taking pictures at the standard 13MP alters the aspect ratio to 4:3. We have images of both varieties to show you. Also, high-dynamic range (HDR) is set to automatic for all of them.

Indoors (widescreen)




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Outdoors (widescreen)








Outdoors (standard)








What’s left to say? For a phone that starts at $179, the camera performs well above expectations. Motorola’s new commitment to sell devices with good cameras is evident in a sub-$200 phone.

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A closer look at Moto Maker options for the Moto X Pure Edition

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Motorola’s Moto X Style (or Pure Edition if you live in the United States) has just been announced, and will be available for purchase from Motorola, Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers in September. Buying the device is the easy part, though. The hard part is deciding which customization options to choose from through the company’s Moto Maker site. If you’d like to start customizing your Moto X Pure Edition before its official release date, you’ll want to check out the image attached below.

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There are a ton of options to choose from, many of which we’ve seen before with the Moto X 2014 and 2013 devices. This time around, you’ll have the option to choose from four leather back options, including Natural, Cognac, Black and Red, as well as four wood back options such as Bamboo, Walnut, Charcoal Ash and Ebony. There are also ten different CSR (coated silicon rubber) + Pattern options, including three neutral colors, two warm options and five cool colors.

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You can also choose between either a White or Black front color, seven anodized metal accent colors, as well as three different anodized frames – an option that wasn’t available on previous models of the handset. As was the case with the 2014 variant, opting for a leather or natural back plate will increase the overall price of the handset. But seeing as how the device will be available for only $399, we’re sure most users won’t mind spending the extra cash.

Judging from the image above, how do you plan on customizing your new Moto X Pure Edition? Be sure to let us know your favorite combination in the comment section below.


MotoMaker customization options for the Moto X Style

The Moto X Style was announced last week along with the Moto G and Moto X Play. Unfortunately, the Moto X Play does not appear to be coming to the US, but the Moto X Style will make an appearance under the name of Moto X Pure Edition according to Motorola’s US website.

The Moto G is already on sale now, and we are well aware of all the color combinations available for the Moto G. What we weren’t to sure about was what color options will be available for the Moto X Style/Pure Edition.

Today, I am happy to share with you all of the 18 color inlays, 7 accent colors and 3 frame options that will be made available for the Moto X Style. MotoMakerOptions

As you can see, there are 4 leather options, 4 wood options and 10 CSR options for the back of the Moto X.

CSR, coated silicon rubber, is a soft grip back that is meant to have a soft feel and a warm look. The silicon was created specifically to resist discoloration and keep its color throughout time so that you can choose the brightest color and have confidence that it won’t lose its color.

The four leather options still come from the Horween tannery just like last year’s leather options.

Looking at the graphic above, what color combinations would you pick? I am thinking a cabernet CSR backing with dark gray accents just like I said I would pick for the Moto G. I just happen to really like purple, and I am not apologizing for it!

Source: MotoMakers Group

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Android Authority this week – August 2, 2015

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Android fans, this week brought us not one, but two excellent smartphones selling for just $400, the OnePlus 2 and the Moto X Style. In other top news, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaked extensively, details and images of Sony’s next smartphones surfaced, and Google rebooted Android One with the new Lava Pixel V1.

Inside AA HQ

It’s clear from the events of this week that the next battleground for smartphone domination is the $400 price range. While phones like the Axon, Zenfone 2, and even the OnePlus 2 are important, when Motorola entered the fray with its own no-compromise flagship phone, the game has changed for good. It will be very interesting to see how Samsung, LG, or HTC react to this paradigm shift over the next months.

We have a new team member! Krystal has published her first review on Thursday and the reactions have been very positive. Yes, AA finally has a woman in the team, but we’re happy to see that you guys like Krystal’s tech knowledge and video editing skills. Let Krystal’s AA video be the first of many.

This week’s giveaway is a beautifully slim Oppo R7. Head over here to get your ticket and good luck!


The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Top news of the week

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Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

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Xperia M5 and C5 leak


New Android One


Moto X Style and Play

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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – August 1st, 2015

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It’s been a crazy week here at Android Authority. Not only did Motorola and OnePlus decide to announce their next flagship devices a mere hours apart from one another, but we’ve also managed to bring you four full reviews this week. Our video team has been working very hard, so we figured this is a good time to round up some of our best video coverage from the past seven days.

Below you’ll find our full reviews of the NUU Mobile Z8, Meizu MX5, Vivo X5Pro and ZTE Axon, as well as a ton of hands-on coverage for the Moto X Style, Moto G (2015) and OnePlus 2. Joe’s most recent Android Apps Weekly video is also attached at the bottom of this post, in case you missed it earlier today.

There’s a lot to cover here, so let’s jump right in:

Hands-on and first impressions

Motorola Moto X Style (aka Pure Edition)

Motorola has just unveiled its newest flagship device for 2015 – the Moto X Style. Combining a big Quad HD display, Snapdragon 808 CPU and a few aesthetic changes, this new smartphone may be a force to be reckoned with.

Motorola Moto G (2015)

Motorola also took the wraps off the newest device in its budget lineup – the Moto G (2015). Featuring a ton of improvements over last year’s model (while keeping the same price point), the new Moto G seems to be one heck of a smartphone so far. We went hands-on with the new device, and you don’t want to miss it!

OnePlus 2

Just a few hours before Motorola announced its new devices, OnePlus took the wraps off its new “2016 flagship killer”, the OnePlus 2. Although it may be missing a few key features, the OnePlus 2 comes with some of the best specs on the market. Take a look at our full hands-on video above.

OnePlus 2 vs the competition

OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One

How does the OnePlus 2 fare against the company’s 2014 flagship? We try to answer that question with our quick hands-on video of the OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One.

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is one of the best devices on the market, so we thought it was fitting to compare it to the newly-announced OnePlus 2.

OnePlus 2 vs LG G4

The LG G4 is also one of the best Android smartphones available at this time, but how does it compare to the newest from OnePlus? Check out the video above for more details.


NUU Mobile Z8

Many of you may not be familiar with NUU Mobile, but perhaps you should. Although NUU Mobile’s Z8 handset may not sport the best speaker or battery on the market, it does offer up a killer design, performance and overall user experience. Check out Bailey’s full review for more information.

Meizu MX5

Meizu has been an up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer for some time, but can the company compete against the competition with its new MX5 smartphone? One of our newest team members, Krystal Lora, aims to answer that question in her full review of the Meizu MX5.

Vivo X5Pro

Vivo is another one of those companies that you may not recognize right away, but its latest X5Pro handset is definitely worth checking out. Phil puts the Vivo X5Pro through our full review treatment, which you can find attached above.

ZTE Axon

The ZTE Axon features some of the best specifications on the market, but can it compare to more popular handsets like the Galaxy S6 or LG G4? Lanh aims to answer that question, and more, in his full review of the ZTE Axon.

Android Apps Weekly

Fallout Shelter, Google removing Google+ requirement for YouTube and more – you don’t want to miss Joe’s newest episode of Android Apps Weekly!

What device were you most excited about this week? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!


Talk Android Weekly Recap: July 24 – August 1, 2015


We’re just wrapping up another exciting week at Talk Android! OnePlus announced the OnePlus Two, which has been met with much controversy. Motorola revealed a bunch of new devices and accessories: the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G, and a handful of Bluetooth headsets. Despite a successfully funded IndieGoGo campaign, the YotaPhone 2 will not be coming to the United States, and Google has indefinitely delayed the Android M Developer Preview 3.

Hopefully you didn’t miss out on any of these awesome stories. If you did, be sure to hit the break to catch up on all the latest happenings in Android!

Be sure to stay tuned with Talk Android, as this upcoming week is already gearing up to be full of excitement, as Sony has begun teasing an all-new Xperia device.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Names for two possible new Verizon Motorola Droid smartphones leaked


Rumors about a new Motorola Droid for Verizon have been circulating on the web, and reports claim that this device will be the successor of the Droid Turbo, the Droid Turbo 2. According to a new report from @evleaks, in addition to a Droid Turbo 2, Motorola will also release a Droid Maxx 2, the successor of the 2013 Droid Maxx.

No specific information were given about the devices’ specs and features, however we are expecting that the Droid Turbo 2 will come with high-end specs just like its predecessor. A previous leak from Hellomotohk (Facebook) revealed images of what could be the upcoming Droid Turbo 2 rear panel, suggesting that it could feature wireless charging capability.  Below is @evleaks twitter post announcing the report;


Source: @evleaks (Twitter)


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