Motorola's Moto G gets refreshed, now with 100-percent more LTE

Motorola updates its Moto G to now include LTE support thanks to new software support for its MSM8X26 radio chip, microSD cards now supported too.

Published Tue, May 13 2014 3:52 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Alongside this mornings launch of the all new Motorola Moto E, the company has released a refreshed version of its popular mid-grade Moto G smartphone. The update brings forth support for LTE as well as the addition of a microSD card slot that allows for the expansion of the phones storage. The original Moto G shipped with support for 21.1Mbps HSDPA even though the MSM8X26 chip was technically capable of supporting dual cell HSPA+) at 40+Mbps and category 4 LTE. This was due to a software issue, and now it appears that Motorola has its sorted out.

Motorola's Moto G gets refreshed, now with 100-percent more LTE |

The Moto G features full 4.5-inch, 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is set at either 8GB or 16GB, but can now be augmented via microSD, and a 5-megapixel rear camera manages imaging duties. The device runs Android 4.4 and retails for just $219 off contract in the US.


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