New Moto G Is Motorola's Second Chance to Conquer The World

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While the terrific, new, $500, top-of-the-line Moto X may be Motorola's best smartphone and arguably the best device ever to run Google's  (GOOG) Android operating system it's the new, middle-of-the-line Moto G that is much more important to the company and to its new owner Lenovo.

The original Moto G was released one year ago and has been Motorola's top worldwide seller to date. While not the biggest or fastest model on the market, the handset attracted users with its better-than-midrange specifications and especially its affordable price -- less than $200 without a contract. The G was one of the first to offer buyers in the price range a brand-new, super-modern smartphone design.

Gary Krakow is TheStreet's Senior Technology Correspondent.

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