Moto G Hits Amazon, Starts at $179 and Ships December 4

Motorola recently opened up pre-orders for the Moto G in the United States, and now Amazon is also listing the phone. While Motorola will ship the device starting on December 2, Amazon will also sell the phone and will ship it two days later on December 4.

The phone will offer Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, though Motorola has promised an update for the phone will arrive around January. The device will be available with 8GB and 16GB of storage for $179 and $199, respectively, and Amazon Prime members can take advantage of free shipping. Right now we don’t see any of Motorola’s Moto G accessories available, however, so you’ll be stuck with the black back.

As a reminder, the Moto G is unlocked and the major benefit is that you won’t be tied down to a contract. It’s equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and features a 5-megapixel camera, so it certainly doesn’t offer the best specs on the market, especially without 4G LTE support, but at its price it’s hard to pass up.