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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.
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.
Source: Motorola Blog