Motorola Moto G6 goes on sale at Verizon on May 24 for $240

Motorola announced two weeks ago where exactly in the United States customers will be able to grab its new Moto G6 and E5 series. Among them, the Moto G6 was confirmed to arrive at Verizon on postpaid accounts, but other pre-paid carriers have been mentioned as well, including Republic Wireless, TracFone, and Ting.

As far as US retailers go, the Moto G6 will be available for purchase at Best Buy, Walmart, and B&H Photo for $249 outright, Motorola said in a previous statement.

Today, Verizon announced that the Moto G6 will be available for purchase via its online and brick and …


Unlocked Motorola Moto Z receives update to Android Oreo in the U.S.

Those in the U.S. sporting the unlocked Motorola Moto Z (XT1650-03) are beginning to receive Android 8.0 at long last. The phone received the update in Brazil back in March, and earlier this month a small number of stateside Moto Z owners had their unit updated. Others used a workaround to manually update their Moto Z, but this required the bootloader to be unlocked.
The 1.4GB update is now rolling out OTA to those unlocked Moto Z units in the U.S. that did not receive it earlier in May. That would mean that a huge percentage of those toting this model are anxiously …

Motorola unveils the Moto 1S, a G6 copy with Lenovo's ZUI

The Moto G6 has a doppleganger in China called the Moto 1S. The phone, for all intents and purposes, is a Moto G6 that replaces the unit’s stock Android with Lenovo’s ZUI 3.5. The latter is based on Android 8.0. The Moto S1 is expected to be sold in China only, which makes sense. In other parts of the world, where available, it can be bought as the Moto G6. That means that the handset features a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution, and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Powering the device is a Snapdragon 450 mobile platform featuring an octa-core CPU running at …

Motorola reveals which U.S. carriers, retailers will sell the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play and E5 Plus

If you live in the U.S. and have your mind set on buying one of the new Moto G6 or Moto E5 phones, you might want to know in advance which stateside carriers and retailers will be offering these devices. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus all were unveiled last month and are available starting today in some countries like Brazil. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus were also introduced last month, on the same day that the G6 line was announced.

The Moto G6 will be available for postpaid accounts in the U.S. at Verizon. Besides the nation’s largest carrier, pre-paid providers …

Motorola takes up to $220 off its best phones: Moto Z2 Force, Z2 Play, X4

Back in April, for about a week, Motorola had a deal allowing US customers to buy the high-end Moto Z2 Force (pictured above) for $500 – $220 off its original price. We’re glad to inform you that, as of yesterday, the deal is once again available, alongside deals on a couple of other Motorola smartphones.  
Besides buying a Moto Z2 Force at $220 off, you can save $150 on the Moto Z2 Play (currently sold for $349.99 instead of $499.99), and $100 on the Moto X4 (sold for $299.99 instead of $399.99). Motorola says these price cuts will be valid until May …

Kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play released by Motorola

Earlier this month, Motorola unveiled the Moto G6 line, which includes the G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play. While the whole G6 series is now offered in Brazil and Mexico, sometime over the next few months the G6 and G6 Play will be coming to the states. For those who like to develop custom ROMs, Motorola has released the kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play. So far, we can’t say the same thing about the G6 or G6 Plus.

The kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play can be found on GitHub as “aljeter” and “jeter.” Those who like to flash custom ROMs on their handsets will be happy to see the code …

These Motorola Moto G6 and E5 variants will be sold in the US

Last week, Motorola Mobility announced no less than six new smartphones running Android 8 Oreo: Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. While some of these handsets are already available in markets like Brazil and Mexico, folks in the US can’t buy them yet. 
Motorola said that its new phones would be released in the US “in the coming months”. However, not all models will be sold stateside. For example, US customers won’t be able to purchase the most powerful among them – the Moto G6 Plus. So what is Motorola bringing stateside …

Motorola confirms 70 million lifetime Moto G sales, sets 30 million goal for Moto G6

Motorola has set itself a goal of shipping 30 million Moto G6 units. It’s fair to say that the Moto G series has certainly been one of the Chicago-based company’s success stories, with the five previous generations selling a combined 70 million units worldwide. With the launch of the latest lineup, however, Motorola is banking on high sales in order to boost the Moto G series’ lifetime numbers to over 100 million units.

At the company’s current pace of sales, the present total works out at an average of 14 million Moto G units per year. But considering the gradual rise in popularity of …

Motorola targets the US for future growth after Latin America success

Motorola has set its sights on international growth going forward. In recent years, the Lenovo-owned brand has seen huge success in Latin American markets, with the company recently choosing to launch its all-new Moto E5 and Moto G6 devices in Brazil in order to capitalize on its popularity. Going forward, however, Motorola will be focusing on growth in other markets, not just Latin America.

Speaking in an interview with AndroidCentral, Motorola’s President Sergio Buniac revealed the company’s next focus will be the US. After all, Motorola, which is also one of the biggest brands in India, …

Motorola Moto G6 & G6 Play hands-on

The Moto G line has been a longtime strong competitor in mid-range landscape, so it’s no surprise that another year brings yet another successor into the equation. This time around, though, we’re getting a one-two punch as both the Moto G6 and G6 Play are being introduced simultaneously packing trendy features – while complemented with affordable prices.

Design

Borrowing some of the new design aesthetics introduced by its sibling in the Moto X4, both the Moto G6 and G6 Play are redesigned with glass finishes and rounded edges that make them utterly stunning for their price …