U.S residents who have ordered a Moto G are facing delays in their delivery. Motorola recently sent out e-mails announcing a delay because of the winter storm Dion that struck much of the U.S., including Moto’s fulfillment center in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s caused a delay in shipping.
Motorola apologized for the delay, adding that the phone will ship in the next few days via a free upgrade to overnight delivery. Some users will get their Moto device by December 17th while some may get it by 14th December.
The Moto G features a 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen with a 1280×720 pixel HD resolution, giving a pixel density of 326 pixels-per-inch.
It features a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit. It carries 1GB of RAM along with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and GPS. Google is also providing with 50 GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage.
The Moto G runs a largely pure implementation of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), with a guaranteed upgrade to version 4.4 (KitKat) by January 2014.
The Moto G carries a couple of Motorola apps: Assist and Migrate. Assist helps to ensure that the phone behaves appropriately when the user is in different situations (in a meeting, driving or sleeping), while Migrate helps user move his stuff (photos, videos, SIM contacts and call/text history) from his old Android phone to the Moto G.
Hopefully, Motorola will be able to get its Texas facility up and running in time to fill its orders, though apparently the situation in north Texas hasn’t gotten much better with icy roads shutting down much of the region.