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Motorola Makes The 2nd Gen Moto E Official—Now Available For $150 With LTE, $120 3G-Only Option Coming Soon

Motorola Makes The 2nd Gen Moto E Official—Now Available For $150 With LTE, $120 3G-Only Option Coming Soon

We've already seen how the new Moto E looks, but now Motorola has made things official. The 2nd generation low-cost handset is available now in the US for $149.99 with LTE. A $119.99 3G-only option is coming soon. Note, the version you can get today is the GSM model, not the one coming from Verizon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBECQPGKuMk

Here's what has changed since 2014. This year's handset comes powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, up from last year's Snapdragon 200 (edit: the 3G model will remain with the 200).

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Sony Announces The Low-End Xperia E4 With A MediaTek Processor And A Dual-SIM Variant, Leaves Out The Price

Sony Announces The Low-End Xperia E4 With A MediaTek Processor And A Dual-SIM Variant, Leaves Out The Price

Sony's smartphones and tablets have had a nearly universal aesthetic over the last few years, focusing on hard angles and monochromatic designs. It's a good look, but the company seems to be shaking things up a bit with the low-end Xperia E4. This budget device translates Sony's industrial design into a softer, curvier plastic body. The white version is two-toned, Nexus-style, with a white housing and black screen bezel. Other touches, like the middle-mounted power button, are more familiar.

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ZTE Imperial II, A Successful Budget Phone's 5-Inch Follow-Up, Now Available From US Cellular For Only $150 Off-Contract

ZTE Imperial II, A Successful Budget Phone's 5-Inch Follow-Up, Now Available From US Cellular For Only $150 Off-Contract

Much of the innovation in Android right now is happening on the budget side of things. At a time when high-end phones are making largely incremental improvements over previous models, low-end handsets have gone from being barely functional iPhone sales pieces to compelling devices that make for great starter phones.

The original ZTE Imperial was certainly not top-of-the-line, but the phone was affordable and its specs weren't particularly embarrassing at the time. Now a successor is available from US Cellular that delivers more phone for even less money.

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Second Generation Moto G Features A 5-Inch 720p Screen And Dual Speakers, Available 9-5 For $179.99

Second Generation Moto G Features A 5-Inch 720p Screen And Dual Speakers, Available 9-5 For $179.99

The hits just keep on coming. A video for Motorola's second-generation Moto G has been posted before the expected reveal later this evening/morning. According to the video, the phone will use a larger, 5-inch HD (read: 1280x720) screen, and the unidentified processor is a quad-core model. Motorola also highlighted the fact that the Moto G will get "pure Android with [a] guaranteed upgrade."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D--bEp8i_tc

The Motorola homepage was also briefly updated with a few hints of the Moto G, among other devices.

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[IFA 2014] Lenovo Announces The Tab S8: 8-inch 1920x1200 Screen, Intel Processor, 8.9mm Thin, And Only $199

[IFA 2014] Lenovo Announces The Tab S8: 8-inch 1920x1200 Screen, Intel Processor, 8.9mm Thin, And Only $199

Some companies like to make a show of their appearances at big tech conferences like IFA. Some of them just like to announce everything all at once, and Lenovo is squarely in the latter category. The company's only Android addition in Berlin is the Tab S8, but thanks to an interesting collection of specs and price tag, it's worth your attention. The 8-inch tablet is a decent mid-range device on paper, but the interesting part is that Lenovo has set the suggested retail price at $199.

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HTC Desire 610 Launches On AT&T For Just 99 Cents With Two-Year Contract, $199.99 Without

HTC Desire 610 Launches On AT&T For Just 99 Cents With Two-Year Contract, $199.99 Without

The HTC Desire 610 is now available from AT&T, marking the first time in years that the Desire brand has appeared on carrier store shelves in the US. The phone is very affordable, going for just $199.99 without an annual contract. With one, it's only 99 cents.

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LG Announces The G3 Beat, A 5-Inch Mid-Range Alternative To Its Flagship Model, Coming To International Markets Soon

LG Announces The G3 Beat, A 5-Inch Mid-Range Alternative To Its Flagship Model, Coming To International Markets Soon

For the biggest of the big manufacturers, loaning out the name of your flagship model to smaller and cheaper phones is a no-brainer. You get potential customers who want the look and at least some of the features of the newest, coolest device, and you also get to reap the rewards of your brand marketing. So it is with Samsung and HTC's various "Mini" models, and now, LG's G3 Beat. Hey, at least they're not trying to call a 5-inch phone "mini."

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[I/O 2014] Google Announces Android One For Emerging Markets: Cheap Hardware Running AOSP With Nexus-Style Updates

[I/O 2014] Google Announces Android One For Emerging Markets: Cheap Hardware Running AOSP With Nexus-Style Updates

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote, Google SVP Sundar Pichai announced that Android is now being used by more than a billion people every day. But in order to gain customers in the emerging market, Google has a new initiative: Android One. This program will be centered around affordable hardware with essential features, but it will also have an exciting software component.

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In short, Android One is Nexus for emerging markets.

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Toshiba Announces The Entry-Level Excite Go 7-Inch Tablet With Android 4.4 For $110

Toshiba Announces The Entry-Level Excite Go 7-Inch Tablet With Android 4.4 For $110

Getting your hands on a budget tablet for around a hundred bucks isn't particularly challenging, but these decidedly underwhelming gadgets typically don't come with the latest version of Android. Toshiba intends to do budget shoppers one better by providing them with a 7-inch tablet with Android 4.4, all for $110. This little guy goes by the name of Excite Go.

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Motorola Announces Moto G 4G LTE With New SD Slot For $219, Pre-Orders Start Today

Motorola Announces Moto G 4G LTE With New SD Slot For $219, Pre-Orders Start Today

Alongside the launch of the brand new super-budget Moto E, Motorola also announced an improved variant of its marginally more expensive Moto G. The updated version is now equipped with an LTE radio and an SD card slot. Naturally, the price of the LTE model is also a bit higher at $219, which is still a bargain. Oh yeah, now it also comes in white!

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This is certainly a boon to those seeking a low-cost device, but don't want to settle on 3G speeds.

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