It hasn’t even been one week now since Motorola introduced its most recent crop of smartphones, including this year’s refresh to the Moto G. While the handset isn’t officially arriving as a pair of new editions like the Moto X is this time around, Motorola did introduce one key hardware option for this year’s Moto G that effectively splits the phone into two different tiers: the 8GB storage version with its single gigabyte of RAM, and the 16GB Moto G that doubles its RAM capacity to 2GB – a first for the smartphone. Understandably, the chance to score a Moto G that’s outfitted with all that memory is creating a lot of demand, and it’s already managed to reach the point where Motorola can no longer taking orders for the phone’s 2GB edition.
Hop on over to Motorola’s Moto Maker, and you’re all set to start outfitting a third-gen Moto G with your choice of colored back panels, accent colors, and maybe even an optional engraved message. And while you can order all those now, including the navy back panel that’s experiencing some availability issues of its own and will result in shipping delays, you can’t order the 16GB/2GB Moto G in any configuration – not “delayed shipping,” just flat-out “not available.”
We’re not yet sure when Motorola might hope to get its inventory back to a place where it will re-open sales of the 2GB RAM Moto G, but when it does, you might want to get your order in quickly; no telling how long those will last next time.