The Moto G was originally slated to arrive in the U.S. in January, but Motorola surprised us earlier this month when it put its new low-cost handset up for sale a full month early. Unfortunately, it looks like some buyers won’t be getting their Moto G quite as early as they and Motorola had hoped.
Motorola tonight notified some Moto G customers that their orders will miss their estimated ship date due to winter storm Dion, which hit the company’s fulfillment center in Fort Worth, Texas. Many buyers are being given new ship date estimates of Dec. 17, though some are being told that their devices could go out as early as Dec. 14. The good news is that Motorola has promised to upgrade affected orders to free overnight delivery, meaning that the delayed Moto Gs will make their way to their owners just as quick as the delivery company’s wheels can get ‘em there.
It’s always disappointing to hear about device shipping delays, but it’s also easy to understand why some orders of the Moto G are missing their estimated ship date. If you’re a Moto G buyer whose order has been affected by winter storm Dion, you can read Dustin’s first impressions of the device right here to get yourself educated and help pass the time until your new toy arrives.