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Motorola has just announced the rumored Moto G, a cheaper cousin to the Moto X that will cost $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB model. It will launch with Android 4.3, but an upgrade to 4.4 is guaranteed. And despite its low price, it will have a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 720p 4.5 inch HD screen, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, an FM radio, and a 2070mAh battery that Motorola claims gives the device all-day battery life.

Sticking to their recent trend of customizability and bright colors, the Moto G will be accompanied by a slew of colorful, interchangeable backs called Shells. The Shells come in regular versions or versions with a magnetic flip cover. They will also be selling SOL REPUBLIC JAX Headphones in colors that match the Shells, as well as several other accessories. Additionally, anyone who buys the Moto G will get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years.

The Moto G is on sale now in Brazil and parts of Europe. Latin America, Canada, parts of Asia, and the rest of Europe should see it within the coming weeks, but it won’t arrive in the US, India, the Middle East, or the rest of Asia until January 2014.

Only time will tell if this is a strong enough contender to take on inexpensive Nokia devices and the up-and-coming Firefox OS devices, which have recently gone on sale in Spain FirefoxOS Phones Are For Sale Right Now In Spain [Updates] FirefoxOS Phones Are For Sale Right Now In Spain [Updates] A new mobile operating system premiers this week. Phones with the brand new FirefoxOS are officially for sale in Spain – and coming to countries around the world soon. Read More .

What do you think of the Moto G? Is the low price tag convincing enough for you to get one when it lands in your country? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Motorola Blog

  1. Jay
    January 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Can any one tell me if the moto g supports 4g/ 3g?

    • Justin D
      January 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Just 3G, no 4G.

  2. Mehedi H
    January 11, 2014 at 8:41 am
  3. ermal
    November 18, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Not sure if 179 is before tax or including the tax in us?

  4. Peter
    November 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    No MicroSD, though. Looks like I'll be wanting the 16GB.

  5. Saikat B
    November 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Nokia could take a hit and so could Samsung which is a very dominant player now in India and other parts of Asia.

  6. Salvador H
    November 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    looks like a good affordable unlocked phone to stay out of contract.

  7. Dan Moon
    November 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Finally.....an affordable top line phone for the 'rest' of us!

  8. Edward K
    November 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

    $179 is pretty affordable. Will sell like hot cakes.

  9. Prateek J
    November 16, 2013 at 8:29 am

    It will be a gamechanger in Asian countries like India. Motorola is back with a bang.

  10. Rk V
    November 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Eagerly waiting to get Moto G

  11. Kannon Y
    November 16, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I'm pretty sure the Moto G is going to be highly successful. Looks like a great phone!

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