Long live the Moto G and Moto E – Motorola confirms neither is dead

Yesterday reports suggested that the Moto G and Moto E would both be phased out from the company as the Motorola brand is further absorbed by Lenovo – but Motorola has confirmed that this isn’t the case.

A Lenovo executive said as much in an interview a few days ago, but now Motorola has confirmed that the Moto G and Moto E will not be stopped.

Motorola told The Verge, “Although we are simplifying the combined Motorola and [Lenovo] portfolio, we have no plans to retire Moto G, our most successful smartphone, or Moto E.”

E to the G

It isn’t a big surprise – both the Moto G and Moto E have been two of the most successful handsets for Motorola in recent years, and it would make sense to keep those phones running.

The confusion comes after a blog post by Motorola suggested Lenovo’s Vibe line would be the main focus of the budget end of the Motorola streamlined series.

It would mean that the handsets such as the Moto X Style and Moto X Play would make up the high-end selection of Motorola phones.

Motorola yesterday confirmed that all its handsets in 2016 will feature a fingerprint scanner, which is something the company previously said wasn’t going to happen.

If we do see a new Moto G and Moto E this year, fitting a fingerprint scanner will make those phones some of the cheapest to include the technology to date.