Motorola only recently announced the feature-packed Moto G40 Fusion and the G60, but it isn't done adding phones to its increasingly bloated G lineup. The company has released yet another product in the form of the Moto G20. It's an entry-level device, but it boasts a couple of features that are not as common in the price segment.
Verizon is in a giving mood these days. It has released Android 11 not for one but two Motorola phones. Both the Moto G Stylus and the Motorola One 5G UW are in for Google's latest stable Android release, complete with newer security patches (but not the latest).
Any time an application hits 100 million installs on the Play Store, it's worth taking note. From podcast players to streaming services, it's a sign that an app has truly cemented its legacy on Android. It's not often that three apps reach this milestone all at once, but that's exactly what has happened today. PlayStation, myAT&T, and Moto Photo Editor have all earned their respective places in the Play Store hall of fame.
If you didn't think Motorola's G series was confusing enough, the Lenovo-owned company has now announced two more phones, the Moto G60 and the Moto G40 Fusion. While the naming situation is a bit muddy, the products are competitive and clearly meant to go up against the popular Redmi Note 10 Pro series in India.
Motorola's folding Razr was a surprise homage to an iconic phone, but the company quickly followed it up with the Moto Razr 5G, which tops the original revival in almost every aspect. While the phone launched with Android 11 in Japan, it got stuck on Android 10 in most of the rest of the world, with an unfortunate launch timing shortly after Android 11's stable release. But that's finally changing — the latest version of Android is now starting to roll out to the Razr 5G, as reported by XDA.
We've clearly got a little bias on the subject, but Android has a long and storied history filled with its own triumphs and pitfalls. It's been well over a decade now since that first HTC G1 landed, the inaugural Android smartphone, and things have changed drastically since then. Being "first" might make you think the G1 was the most influential Android phone — but was it, really?
In addition to the weirdly expensive Moto G100, Motorola is officially dropping three more phones in the G series today. They all appear to be based on the same 6.5-inch chassis, but with remixed internals to create different price points. The G10, G30, and G50 will be rolling out to various international markets over the next few weeks.
Motorola's G-series is known for being economical, cramming in everything you need and nothing you don't. But it looks like Moto is trying to expand its horizons. The new G100 is easily the most powerful, feature-packed phone ever to hit the series, including a high-end Snapdragon 870 chip and Motorola's new Ready For video out system. Even so, it's kept near the upper end of the mid-range price spectrum.
Motorola is making flagship phones again, but budget phones are still the company's primary focus — the Moto G series is arguably what's keeping their ship from sinking. We've already seen a few G phones this year, but an upcoming model looks set to be their most ambitious attempt yet.
When Samsung debuted DeX on the Galaxy S8, it showed us that our smartphones are more powerful than we give them credit for, and are capable of becoming big-ticket productivity tools when connected to a larger display. Motorola has now unveiled its own mobile desktop experience called Ready For, and it sounds promising.