Late last week, the unlocked Moto G finally went on sale in the United States via Motorola. Already on sale in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France, and Canada, Motorola last week revealed that the GSM version of the device is now available to American shoppers. The CDMA model will arrive in January. However, the device is now also available through Amazon.
The Moto G was announced last month in Brazil and wasn't supposed to launch in the USA until January. Amazon and Motorola are now both selling the GSM version. The 8 GB model is going for $179 while the 16 GB model is priced at $199. Amazon currently has the device down to ship on December 4, which is a couple of days later than Motorola's December 2 ship date, but the pricing is identical.
The Moto G packs a 4.5 inch screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution and a 326 ppi pixel density. This screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and backed by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot). There's a 1.3MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back. Other features include an FM radio, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, a compass, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port, GPS and more. All of this is powered by a 2070 mAh battery promising up to 24 hours of talk time. The whole show is running on Google's Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean," but Motorola promises an upgrade to Android 4.4 "KitKat" in the beginning of 2014.
The new Moto G will be in more than 30 countries with 60 partners by early 2014.
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