A new Google play edition device is up for sale in the United States, and its the Budget Droid from Motorola known as the Moto G. The smartphone with stock Android is priced at $179 for the 8GB version and $199 for a device with 16GB of built-in storage. The Google Play edition Moto G is compatible with the HSPA+ and supports AT&T and T-Mobile’s network bands, sadly the LTE connectivity won’t be available but expecting the price it might not be the target Motorola and Google had in mind. The specs of the Google Play edition Moto G and the regular Moto G are purely identical so a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, 4.5” 720p display, 5MP camera, and 2,070mAh battery is what you get.
International availability of the Moto G Google Play edition is still not spoken about but its affordable price might eventually push for a Global release. The device isn’t a big surprise though, as you might know Google owns Motorola and a pure vanilla android device always helps to boost the features offered by the OS. Also considering that Moto G is a very capable device this might eventually turn out to be “the change” kind of deal for both Moto & Google, though I would personally have loved to see a Moto X in the vanilla android ecosystem instead.