Basic tasks like booting up a phone, answering a call, launching a browser are faster on Moto G than Samsung GS4.
Will out perform a device 3 times its cost.
That's the best validation of our smartphone strategy, he says.
Yeah the Moto G sounds like a scrappy little number.
Soni touts Motorola migrate. As part of set-up, it will take content and settings from previous phone and move it to the phone.
Motorola Assist: It morphs your phone to behave differently when you're sleeping or when you're in a meeting. It will get to know you better and anticipate your needs.
Now for camera: Soni says he wanted to get the camera out of the way of the person and subject.
We spent a lot of time focusing on the actual camera app. There's no capture button. Touch the screen to take a photo. Hold for burst mode. Flick your fingers for features and settings.
We believe we delivered a minimalistic UI, he says.
Motorola Assist will help the Moto G to adapt to its users. It's really an evolution of what Moto has been trying for years.
Soni shows off a few snapshots taken by the Moto G camera.
The Moto G camera takes incredible photos in every setting possible, he claims.
That's high praise from Soni about the camera but the Moto X camera wasn't all that.
Comes with Google Drive with 65GB of online storage, he says.
Moto G has an FM radio function. Has access to free mobile music.
In certain markets, there will be dual SIM in Moto G.
Not sure if every Moto G will be dual SIM, but that would be cool.
Dennis Woodside is back on stage.
Woodside summarizing the benefits of Moto G: battery, pure Android, shells, 65GB of free storage, FM radio, etc.
I wonder if this could be the best unlocked Android phone deal yet?
Woodside says dual SIM support in "countries where it matters."
Moto G on sale today in Brazil and parts of Europe.
Moto G in US and elsewhere in January.
It'll be available in more than 30 countries and 60 partners over the next few months.
500M people will buy a smartphone for under $200 in the next year.
It's not fair that these people have to buy an underpowered phone or older phone, he says.
With Moto G, we've given people around the world a better choice, he says.
He thanks everyone for coming.
Muted applause from the audience (mostly Motorola employees clapping in the background).
Meanwhile, US customers will have to wait until January to get it.
Thanks for watching everyone!
I'll be eager to see if the carriers subsidize this phone, and how much it will cost with contract. It has to be next to nothing, right?
@ikarius: It looks like carriers will sell this phone. In the US, Woodside mentioned getting it from Motorola.com as well.
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