"Consumers are very demanding nowadays and want customisation of their devices. Many of the consumers are not ready to spend
He said the big mission for Motorola and
The US firm, once a prominent player in the smartphone market, is struggling as Apple and Samsung have grabbed most of the market share.
He said the next 500 million people globally will buy devices below
"The Moto G will definitely put up a tough fit to likes to
Performance wise, he said Moto G is almost certainly the best budget smartphone on the market at the moment.
The Moto G features the most up-to-date version of Android possible, as well as benefiting from Motorola's solid build quality. Motorola also only makes minor customisations to Android, which again helps with performance on budget smartphones.
Moto G's 8GB version retails at Dh899 while the 16 GB is priced at Dh999.
When asked whether the company will turn into profitable this year despite making an operating loss almost every quarter over the past five years, Ahlqvist said that it is difficult to make forward statements.
"The company has undergone a big transformation since
"We are in the beginning of a comeback into the market. This is the first step and we are in the beginning of long-term journey."
Motorola is expected to sell 23.4 million smartphones this year compared to around 21 million units last year globally.
Its market share is expected to fall to 1.7 per cent in the face of huge smartphone growth in emerging markets compared to two per cent market share last year.
Despite some promising devices, Motorola continues to lose sales which inevitably will hinder any attempt for it to turn a profit, Gleeson said.
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