Republic Wireless Set to Carry The Moto G In April


Following rumors dating back as far as December 2013 professing that Republic Wireless would soon be offering Motorola’s scaled-down variant of its flagship smartphone, the Moto G, for just $149.99 on a $5 per month tariff, the operator has today announced that it will, indeed, be doing just that, starting next month.

In terms of specifications, the Moto G is possibly one of the most impressive affordable smartphones on the market, packing a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,070 mAh Li-Ion removable battery.

The device ships running “Vanilla” Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to to the latest build of KitKat upon receipt. The first time you power up the handset and connect to a Wi-Fi network, simply head into Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to scan for the upgrade. You will then be able to download and install Android 4.4 OTA.

Be sure to check back as we’ll let you know as soon as the handset is available to purchase from Republic Wireless.