Motorola announces the Moto G, $179 off contract
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Motorola has lifted the lid on its new smartphone, the Moto G. The device isn't a successor to the the Moto X, it's a new low-cost smartphone for global markets. The device will sell for $179 unlocked without a contract. The company says that some networks and stores plan to offer than device for even less. The Moto G has a 4.5-inch 720p LCD TFT display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, 8 or 16GB of storage, and a 2,070mAh battery. The battery is non-removable and you don't get a microSD card slot.

In terms of design the Moto G has a black front and rounded edges. It isn't that much different in terms of looks to the Moto X except for a few little things. The Moto G does have a removal back, however Moto Maker won't be offered with the device. Users will be able to swap it for different colours and styles with Motorola selling replacements in black, blue, red, yellow, purple, white, teal, as well as more sturdy backs and various covers.