Motorola's low-cost Moto G is now available in a Google Play edition (GPE), but for now, only US customers are able puchase it.
The Moto G joins the Google Play editions of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One which, as GPE branded products, contain pared-back 'pure' versions of Android and generally get OS updates ahead of variants that come directly from OEMs.
The unlocked device, which is compatitable with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, is available in 8GB and 16GB models, which cost $179 and $199 respectively. Both versions are available from the Play store.
The GPE Moto G comes with Of course, Google owns Motorola, and the device maker has been quicker than others to rollout KitKat to its devices,, which arrived in the .
The Moto G, however, which launched with Jelly Bean, only got Android 4.4.2. The GPE version should get future updates in line with other GPE devices.
The 3G device has a 4.5 inch-HD display with a 1,280x720 resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM.
Though Motorola skipped LTE support for the the device, the Moto G has been widely praised for the quality of its build and price. The Moto G launched in the UK late last year SIM-free for discounted to £120, putting it on par with the popular low-end Nokia smartphones, the Lumias 520 and 620., but quickly got
Sadly for European customers, Google Play Edition devices aren't available yet. The non-Play version of the Moto G is, however.