Available unlocked and off-contract for $179, the Moto G is the second unlocked Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone to be announced — the first being the great Nexus 5. Keep in mind, it ships with Android 4.3, but by the time it makes it the United States, will pack 4.4 KitKat.
The starting price gets you 8GB of storage, with a 4.5-inch 1280×720 (329 PPI) display, the “newest” Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, without Touchless Control tech when the phone is asleep, or the 4G LTE we all so desperately want.
Other than that, there’s interchangeable back color covers.
The rollout of this
unexciting phone will begin during the next few weeks in Latin America, Europe, Canada, and parts of Asia, with the U.S. launch in early 2014.