Hopefully our Canadian readers managed to gloat about having the Moto G to themselves in North America over the last couple days, because now Motorola has gone and spoiled that for them.
The Moto G is now available for order in the US. The 8GB model is going for $179 and the 16GB for $199. Devices won’t start shipping until December 2, but that should give people just enough time to come out of their tryptophan-induced comas after Thanksgiving.
The Moto G has piqued the interest of a few Android and Me staffers; it was one of the topics on our first podcast last week. Based on your responses to previous posts it seems that many of you like what Motorola is doing here as well.
As a quick refresher, your $179 (or if you want to splurge $199) will get you a 4.5-inch 720p display. A 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. A 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. The US version of the Moto G available now has all of you GSM folks covered, but no CDMA love. And just as a reminder: no LTE with the Moto G, so HSPA+ will have to cut it. At launch the Moto G is running Android 4.3, but an update at the beginning of 2014 has already been promised.
I realize most of you are probably targeting the high-end of things, but is anyone taking the plunge on a Moto G? Or perhaps the better question is whether this is about to become the phone you recommend to your less tech obsessed friends and relatives?