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News Bytelaunched the Moto G in the U.S. on Tuesday. A relatively low-priced smartphone that will soon run the latest version of Android (KitKat), it costs $180 for the eight gigabyte version, and $200 for the 16GB version — both off-contract.
News Bytebeing made available for Moto X phones running on Verizon’s network, with other carriers and countries coming soon. “Our software strategy is to build on a pure Android foundation and complement existing Google services, not compete with them,” it said in a blog post.
News Bytesaid on Monday night that it hopes to divide up future phones into component modules. The Google-owned company’s new Project Ara will be a modular hardware platform developed in the open in partnership with Phonebloks. The idea is for users to build phones with different combinations of parts to suit their needs, and then replace and upgrade parts as necessary, rather than buying whole new phones. Motorola said to expect more information for developers “sometime this winter.”