After being officially revealed earlier this month, the Moto G was primed by some to be one of the best value Android phones available. Now, Motorola has announced that Moto G will be available in the US just in time for the holidays, and has begun selling the device starting at $179 through its website.
Starting today, you can grab an unlocked entry level GSM 8GB for $179 or a 16GB for $199 on many US carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile. Those on CDMA networks will have to wait until early next year, Motorola says that version is still scheduled for January.
While it may not be as powerful as comparable smartphones with its 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, and no LTE, at this price point and the generally positive reviews the device has received, its hard not to see some value here.
Orders on the unlocked, contract-free device are said to be shipping by December 2nd. At this point, the only color available is black, the other backs and covers are "coming soon" according to Motorola.
Moto G is also currently available in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France, and Canada, a list that is expected to expand to more than 30 countries with 60 partners by sometime in early 2014, according to Motorola.