Motorola announced the Moto G earlier this month, on Nov. 13, when it promised that the device would be available in the United States in January with Android 4.4 KitKat. Well, we have good news because pre-orders are already available from Motorola’s website for $179 unlocked.
We’re not sure why it’s already available, but it’s definitely an amazing option for anyone who wants a low-cost entry to some of the best features Android has to offer, or for anyone who wants a cheap international phone. The device isn’t the most powerful on the market, but you do get a lot of compelling features, in addition to exchangeable backs. It’s equipped with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display, a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB of storage on the entry-level side, but you can choose a 16GB option for $199, and a 5-megapixel camera.
The device will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean installed, according to Motorola’s spec page, but the company promised Android 4.4 KitKat by January. Considering that the Moto X is already getting the update, however, we bet you’ll get the update even sooner. The phone is set to ship by Dec. 2, and customers can choose from global GSM or U.S. GSM options. A CDMA version is also coming in January, Motorola said. For more information, be sure to check out our Moto G hands-on.