The Moto G has been a popular phone since it’s release because of it’s attractive price point. Now Google and Motorola have decided to released a Google Play Edition of the phone. Google Play Edition phones started at I/O 2013 with the release of the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, a Galaxy S4 that runs Stock Android with timely updates and sells unlocked in the Google Play store. That was followed by the HTC One, Sony Z Ultra, and the LG G Pad. The problem with these phones is that they sell for the unlocked cost, which in most cases is over $600.
With the Moto G, Motorola made a phone that cost a mere $179 unlocked. The phone carried a 4.5″ display, quad-core processor, and other specs that topped it’s class. The device runs on Motorola slightly altered version of Android, but now the two companies have come together to release a Google Play edition of the phone. It runs pure Android 4.4 which isn’t too different from what ships on the standard version of the phone.
The device is available now on Google Play in the US for GSM carriers only. Pricing starts at $179 for 8GB and $199 for 16GB. The device does still ship without a wall charger even though it is shipping from the Play store. You can pick it up at the link below.
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