Motorola Moto G (2015) review: Mid-range never felt so good

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Since the company reemerged in 2013, Motorola has been trying to prove that specifications mean nothing on paper. Motorola’s portfolio was slashed and now the company offers just three phones to cover different segments — high-end, mid-range, and entry-level. The Moto G (2015) blurs those lines to an extent. Motorola has developed a phone that, when actually used, feels unlike any other mid-range device ever sold. Why is Motorola able do this? Because specifications from flagship devices made in 2013 and 2014 are beginning to be revamped and repackaged for the mid-range devices of today. And consumers can only benefit from that in both performance and price.

Motorola has gotten out of the way of users and their phones and created a comfortable, approachable, and durable device in the Moto G. This phone can actually rival some of today’s high-end devices. Maybe some will view it as Motorola’s true flagship. Sounds crazy, right? Motorola doesn’t care because it’s true. The value here goes far beyond its $179 starting price.

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Verizon might be planning to re-brand the Motorola Moto X Play as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2

Moto_X_Play_Blue_White_LifestylePrevious rumors that the Moto X Play wouldn’t make it to the United States might not be true after all. A Motorola tipster said the company will indeed sell the Moto X Play in the United States as a Verizon exclusive. The Moto X Play will apparently be re-branded to the DROID MAXX 2 on Verizon. Nothing is official, so take this rumor with a grain of salt.

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Motorola Mobility cutting 500 jobs in Chicago as part of bigger Lenovo cuts

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Yesterday, Lenovo reported they were cutting 3,200 jobs from their workforce as part of a cost-cutting measure after poor financial results. The cuts are across all parts of the business and as we learn today, a big chunk will be coming from the Motorola Mobility unit based in Chicago. Motorola will be cutting 500 positions, which is approximately 25% of the workforce located in Chicago, as part of this latest move. Read more