Even though Motorola has been sold to Lenovo, it’s still business as usual for Motorola. They’ve been working to get their affordable, Moto G onto as many carriers and into as many retailers as possible. It’s currently available on Google Play, Motorola.com, Amazon, Best Buy (Verizon prepaid only) and a number of other places. It’s also available on Boost Mobile and Verizon Prepaid. However, now it appears that it’ll be heading to US Cellular as well, at least that’s what an Android Central Tipster is pointing towards.
The Moto G is a device that costs under $200, and its actually a pretty good buy for that price. Remember, that’s $179 unlocked, without a contract. Which here in the US a lot of us aren’t used to buying unlocked and off-contract devices, although that appears to be changing now. The Moto G has a 720p 4.5-inch LCD display, with 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, 5MP camera on the back VGA camera on the front with a 2070mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat on board already. Now look back at the price. Sounds like a pretty good deal right? Especially if you’re on Verizon or US Cellular, since there’s no Nexus 5 that’s compatible with those networks. It’s really a great device, and I’m hoping it helps Motorola force their competitors to drive down prices on their handsets.
According to this leak, the Moto G is coming to US Cellular on February. And as you can tell from the leak, it’s being announced as “…the first no contract only 3G smartphone from Motorola”. So still no LTE, which we aren’t surprised about. But that sucks on Verizon and US Cellular networks since they are not GSM, therefore, no HSPA+ network like T-Mobile and AT&T, which is quite a bit faster than just standard 3G.
How many of you are looking to pick up the Moto G from US Cellular in a few days when it launches?