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[Update: G7 Power pre-orders live] Moto G7 Power and G7 Play will be available for pre-order this month

Motorola announced a trio of new Moto G smartphones for the US a couple of weeks back, but only the most expensive of them has launched. Now we have details on the G7 Power and G7 Play. Pre-orders will begin with the G7 Power next week and the G7 Play later in March.

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Details about how Motorola's foldable RAZR phone will work leaked

Several rumors are suggesting Motorola is considering releasing a foldable device soon, including a hint from the company's VP of Global Product, Dan Dery. After all, it's only fair to expect Lenovo's subsidiary to try to rival Samsung and Huawei in this promising market. According to the grapevine, the manufacturer is looking at reviving the iconic RAZR brand with a flip phone that features an internal bendable display and a smaller outer screen. Details on how the latter will interact with Android have leaked, and the least we can say is that it looks quite limited.

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The Moto G7 goes on sale today, and it's $250 ($50 off) on Google Fi

It's the big day for Moto's new budget G-series phone. The Moto G7 is on sale today via all the usual retail channels including Best Buy, B&H, and Moto itself (yesterday). If you want to use the G7 on Google Fi, there's some good news. Google will sell you the phone for $50 less than the retail price.

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[Update: Moto exec talks plans] Lenovo reportedly close to releasing new Motorola RAZR with folding display for $1,500

The phone to be seen with in the mid-noughties was undoubtedly the Moto RAZR, which oozed futuristic style with its thin clamshell design and aluminum body. Many millions were sold before it was usurped by better devices, but now it looks like Lenovo — Motorola's current parent company — is going to bring it back.

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Moto G6 Play drops to just $160 ($30 off) on Newegg

The Moto G7 series is starting to show up in stores, which means last year's devices are becoming even cheaper. The Moto G6 Play, one of Motorola's lower-end phones from 2018, has now dropped to just $159.99 on Newegg.

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Get a Moto Z3 Play with Power Pack Moto Mod for $350 ($150 off), Prime Exclusive version for $340

With many of its recent offerings, Motorola has had trouble striking a balance between value and price: the company is launching some good phones, but they're often too expensive to recommend. That makes them ripe for sales, though — and the Z3 Play is currently on sale for a substantial $150 off MSRP from a number of retailers.

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Digital Wellbeing is expanding to the Moto G7 series

Google started talking about Digital Wellbeing last year at Google I/O, but the feature never appeared in any of the pre-release Android P builds. Eventually, its surfaced as a beta feature on Pixel phones running Pie. Digital Wellbeing has slowly branched out to Android One phones, and the Galaxy S10 is supposed to have it as well. The next target, the Moto G7.

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Google ARCore support arrives for Moto One and One Power, Nokia 8.1 returns to list

Given the amount of devices that run on Android, it's no surprise that Google is always busy updating its ARCore support list. This week, the main additions consist of the Moto One, and Moto One Power, as well as four "Touch Computers" from a company called Zebra also joining the club. The Nokia 8.1, which was removed from the list at some point, has now returned.

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The Moto G7 is available for pre-order from Motorola at $300 [Update: Best Buy and B&H, too]

Motorola announced the G7 several weeks back but it didn't have a firm release date at the time. Well, now things are clearer. Motorola will happily take your money for the G7 today, but pre-orders won't ship for a couple more weeks.

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Moto Mods: How a modular hardware platform locked Motorola into a cycle of failure

We all wish our phones could do more from time to time, but you can't just add new features without buying a new device, right? Oh, you're forgetting about Moto Mods. You can add new hardware capabilities to your phone like a speaker, a zoom camera, or projector. It changed everything... actually, that's wrong. Smartphones are largely the same as they were in 2016, but Motorola is still at least going through the motions to pretend Mods are a good idea. The evidence is unavoidable at this point: they're not.

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