Moto G 2015 release date: US Cellular and Virgin Mobile introducing device 'over the next few months'


The Moto G 2015, also known as the Moto G 3rd generation, is now available through Motorola’s official website and through Best Buy and Amazon.

It appears that telecommunication carriers U.S Cellular and Virgin Mobile will also be offering the new Motorola handset to its customers pretty soon.

According to the Tech Times, Motorola Mobility has announced in Twitter that the Moto G will also be available on contracts with Virgin Mobile, Virgin Data Done Right and US Cellular “over the next few months.”

Unfortunately, the tweet from Motorola Mobility did not specify when exactly the Moto G will be available for US Cellular and Virgin Mobile subscribers.

The Venture Capital Post noted that the Moto G had sold more units than the more advanced Moto X Style even though it has less in terms of specifications compared to the other Motorola handset.

According to Engadget, the Motorola G is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410, which is a far cry from the hexa- and octa-core processors that are found in higher end gadgets. The lower end of the Moto G lineup is a device that has only 1GB RAM to support its processor, but has a large enough internal storage capacity of 8GB.

The basic Motorola G handset will cost $180, while a second, slightly more advanced model with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM costs $220.

A blog at the Wall Street Journal revealed that the $220 Moto G even has a waterproofing feature.

The VC Post article also said that the Moto G has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front shooter, and 4G LTE capability. It also has a battery capacity of 2,470 mAh, and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. The Moto G has a 5-inch display, with a modest 720p display resolution.

The Tech Times added that customers who order directly from the Motorola website will be able to customize their phone’s back colors and accents to suit their preferences.