Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition

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Motorola was on a roll in 2013 with a line of super affordable smartphones that packed in some nifty features. The customizable Moto X is a steal at $399, and now Google is making the handset maker's Moto G almost impossible to pass up on Google Play.

Google added the Moto G to its growing list of Google Play Edition Android devices today. The entry-level smartphone packs some serious punch for its price. It's also completely unlocked and comes with stock Android. While the device costs the same, the addition of stock Android and the promise of Android updates straight from Google make the $179 asking price even more titillating.

Now before you go rushing off to buy your new smartphone, you should be aware of what you're getting yourself into. Google Play Edition smartphones are generally cheap than their carrier counterparts, but you are getting what you pay for with the Moto G. In other words, you're getting an entry level device that will serve your needs well if all you're looking for is a smartphone that can do the most basic of tasks - a gaming device this is not.

That being said, the Moto G does have some pretty serious hardware under the hood. It has a 4.5-inch 720p display, 5MP rear facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and 2070 mAh battery. It doesn't support LTE, but it does support 4G on both T-Mobile and AT&T.

Oh, and if 8GB of onboard memory doesn't do it for you, the 16GB Moto G is also available for $199. Both models are in stock and will ship from warehouses in one to two days.

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