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Moto G Leaked on Motorola’s Website; Quickly Pulled

by Jacob Kleinman | October 29, 2013October 29, 2013 2:45 pm PDT

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Will Motorola’s next smartphone be the Moto G? The mysterious device just made a brief appearance on Motorola‘s site in name only, leading to a dead website with the URL The company quickly erased any sign of the Moto G, but now the secret is out.

The name suggests a Moto X spin-off, which is something Motorola promised shortly after releasing its current flagship. Just a day after unveiling the Moto X, CEO Dennis Woodside essentially confirmed a budget model was in the works, telling CNET, “We want everyone to have access to affordable smartphones… Moto X is the brand that we are most focused on. And there is more to come. You will see additional products within months.”

Since then, the mysterious device has leaked just a few times. Last month we saw an FCC filing featuring several photos of the rumored low-cost smartphone, which shared much of its design with the Moto X but also included a few key differences. What appeared to be swappable cases for the alleged handset also leaked in late August on Chinese social network Sina Weibo.

So is the Moto G actually Motorola’s rumored low-cost Moto X? It’s too soon to say with any certainty, but hopefully this latest leak will lead to even more information. Stay tuned.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...