The Moto X we received has a leather back (top), while the Moto G was black rubberized plastic. Both devices are highly customizable with an array of colors and materials.
Ars had the opportunity to spend most of Thursday ensconced in Motorola’s beautiful new office space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, and we walked out of there with a bag full of new toys to review: a Moto 360 smart watch, a new Moto X, and a new Moto G. Not included in our goodie bag—the Motorola Hint, the company's new bluetooth earpiece that lets you access Google Now functionality without ever touching the phone.
While Eric Bangeman is handling the quick hands-on of the Moto 360 in his post, I’m going to run you guys through the two Android smartphones in this brief hands-on post.
We’ve got a full review coming in a couple of days after Ars Android genius Ron Amadeo and reviewmaster Andrew Cunningham have some time to tear into these devices, so if you want more info, don’t worry: it’s coming!