Moto G available from the Google Play Store for $179 / $199
A Google Play edition of the Moto G available in the US
Google’s owned Motorola released a couple of smartphones including Moto X and Moto G, but we still see Google Play editions of the original models offering pure Android experience. Now, Google is releasing a Google Play version of the Moto G, leaving out the few non-stock Android elements and offering the phone through the Play store at price identical to the original version.
Similar to other Google Play models, the Moto G will be available only in the US, working on selected networks (T-Mobile and AT&T). Google keeps the price levels untouched and Moto G Google Play version costs $179 for the 8 GB version and $199 for the 16 GB model. Moto G comes with 3G support, but without LTE, so if you want to use the fastest 4G networks you’d better get another phone.
Having a Google Play Moto G has certain advantages. First of all, the phone will get updates in a timely manner, ahead of the original version. So, instead of waiting a couple of months for the last Android version, your device will have the updates as soon as possible. If you have a Play edition, you can be sure that your device will stay on the cutting edge and you will have the latest software updates.
Moto G is a 4.5-inch model running a quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM. The phone has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 326ppi. There is a 5 MP camera on the back side and a 1.3 MP camera up front. Moto G is available in two optional variants – with 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, each with a microSD slot. Other features found on the Moto G include Adreno 305 graphics, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The smartphone is offered in seven color options.
Source: Tech Crunch