Motorola just announced their latest handset, Moto G. Moto G is indeed a mid-range handset by the company but its price tag makes it a game changer. Moto G uses the quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. It has 4.5 inch 720p HD display. It’ll come in two memory variants, 8 GB and 16 GB. It also packs 5 MP AF camera with LED flash which is able to do only 720p HD videos. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS are present onboard as well. And it packs 2070 mAh battery, which according to Motorola should provide juice for 24 hours. Moto G will be available in two network models, namely GSM which supports HSPA+ while the CDMA version will support EVDO rev A.
Now here’s the interesting part of the device. First of all, it runs on Android JellyBean 4.3 but Motorola has ‘guaranteed’ the update to Android 4.4 KitKat in the beginning of 2014. This is the second phone after Moto X, company has made under Google’s leadership. As a result, there’s no custom UI on the top of Android OS. To give you even more freedom, Moto G’s bootloader will be unlockable. Moto G also comes with 19 customization options which include interchangeable Motorola Shells and Flip Shells in seven colors as well as Grip Shells in five colors. And there are many other accessories as well.
Moto G goes on sale this week in Brazil and parts of Europe and will be available within the next few weeks throughout Latin America, Europe, Canada and parts of Asia. It will be available in the US, India, the Middle East and more of Asia in early January.
The pricing part should really drive you insane. The Moto G 8GB version will cost just $179 while the 16GB version will cost $199. It seems Google is now really taking the control of Android back in its hands.