Moto G launch next week, £135 quad-core Android rumoured

Motorola is throwing a party on 13 November for its new Moto G phone -- rumoured to be a low-cost phone with pretty decent specs and Android 4.3.

Motorola just dropped us a note, inviting your humble CNET correspondents to the launch of a brand-new blower -- the Moto G.

After the UK sadly missed out on the hugely customisable Moto X , it looks as though a simpler, cheaper, lower-spec version with a similar curved design will be making it across the pond. The launch event is next Wednesday, 13 November.

We reported over the weekend that details of the G had apparently leaked from a Phones4U promotion, which combined Christmas-themed cheer with cold hard specs and a rock-bottom price of £135.

The G is hardly going to set the world alight, but at such a low price it's hard to argue with a 4.5-inch 720p screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 5-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel cameras.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be running the show, according to the leak, rather than the latest 4.4 KitKat that's on Google's sharp new Nexus 5 . That's mildly surprising, considering Google owns Motorola, but it may take Moto's interface chefs some time to add their seasonings to the Big G's latest choc-flavoured confection.

If your attention has been piqued, here's Moto's teaser page, where you can sign up for the live online announcement. Meanwhile here's all the Nexus 5 price and specs info you could want, and everything you need to know about Android 4.4 KitKat .

Does £135 for that spec sound like a bargain? When was the last time you owned a Motorola phone? Tweak into a whole new G-Funk era down in the comments, or on our well regulated Facebook page.

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