Just in time for the Holidays, Motorola has unleashed the Moto X’s little sibling, the Moto G in the good ol’ U.S. of A., hot off the heels of its Canadian release. The Moto G is shipping unlocked, and comes in two storage sizes. The 8GB Moto G is priced at $179, with the 16GB Moto G costing $199. Motorola’s low-cost entry is sure to make a splash in emerging markets due to its low-cost and mid-range specs, and could fare very well in the U.S. as well, where the device is expected to capture the attention of first-time smartphone owners. The Moto G is shipping a GSM compatible model in the U.S., which will work with UMTS and HSPA+ 3G networks, such as AT&T and T-Mobile. The CDMA model will roll out in the U.S. in January.
Spec wise, the Moto G touts a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor running at 1.2 GHz, a 5 megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM, a 4.5 inch 720p HD display, and will come with 8 or 16GB of storage. The device will ship unlocked and untethered, all for $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB model. The Moto G will ship with Android 4.3, and will receive Android 4.4 KitKat in January.
This is great news for those who want to enjoy most of the bells and whistles of the Moto X without a two-year contract. Head on over to Motorola’s website to grab the Moto G, and make someone very happy this Christmas. Motorola will begin shipping the Moto G on December 2nd, with the Moto G flip covers and colored backs coming sometime in the future.