The new Moto G is official, but only a minor update over the old Moto G
While most of the buzz has been for its brother the new Moto X, there is officially a new Moto G as well. Of course, there isn't exactly all that much that is new about the device, as it shares quite a bit in common with last year's Moto G. The major difference this year is in the design of the device, while the internals are only a modest update overall compared to last year's Moto G.
On the outside, the changes can be summed up in two points: the display is now 5-inches rather than 4.5, and there are stereo front speakers. That's about it. On the inside, the cameras have gotten modest updates (8-megapixels in the rear and 2-megapixels in the front compared to 5MP and 1.3MP), and there is now a microSD card slot. Additionally, if you live in Brazil, there is a new dual-SIM DTV model which will receive digital TV signals, so you can watch TV on the go. Otherwise, the device has the same Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, swappable shells, and software offerings.
The new Moto G will be made available for purchase starting later today, September 5th at noon EST, for just $179 unlocked. As before, it will be released around the world, but the exact regional release has not been detailed just yet.