A few weeks back Motorola announced the Moto G smartphone, its mid-range Android device that was initially released in Brazil and the UK. The company initially said that the device would be released in the U.S. early next year, however it changed its mind and announced on November 26th that Moto G was available for purchase in the U.S. directly from Motorola itself. Those who prefer purchasing from Amazon can now rejoice as the retailer has finally listed the Moto G for $179 and $199 for the 8GB and 16GB models respectively.

Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders for the Moto G. It says on the product page of the device that Amazon will begin shipping the Moto G on December 4th. It should be kept in mind though that a CDMA version of the Moto G is yet to be released, Motorola says that we can expect it to drop sometime next year, possibly around January. The Moto G is an affordably priced Android smartphone that has a 4.5 inch 720p HD TFT display, a 1.2GHz quadcore processor, as well as a 5 megapixel rear camera. Since the smartphone is sold SIM-free, customers won’t have the opt for a two year contract with a carrier and the device’s bootloader will also be unlocked, so tinkering with its software is not going to be a titanic task.

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  • 1280x720
  • 326 PPI
5 MP
  • f/2.4 Aperture
2070 mAh
    1GB RAM
    • Snapdragon 400
    • None
    ~$85 - Amazon
    143 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 16

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