Catching everyone completely off guard, Google has just enriched its roster of vanilla Android-running Google Play devices, also rolling out by far the cheapest of said gadgets. The Motorola Moto G can thus be had starting today via Big G’s Play Store, for a measly $179 in an 8 GB version, and $199 with double the storage space.
Mind you, those are off-contract prices, albeit for once Google doesn’t offer the deal of a lifetime on a handheld available directly from Mountain View.
The Moto G has been up for grabs for a couple of months starting at the same $180 through Motorola.com and Amazon, while Verizon and Best Buy charge an incredible 100 clams for a variant that can only be activated on Big Red.
As far as software goes, the GPe Moto G is also not very different from the standard model, as the latter already ran close to stock Android 4.4 KitKat. Still, with the fresh 4.5-incher, you are guaranteed the fastest updates (assuming 4.5 or 5.0 is due for the G), as well as no UI touch-ups or tweaks whatsoever.
Bottom line, it’s worth it. Not as worth it as, say, the Google Play Galaxy S4, but close enough. By the by, if you’re wondering on what networks you’ll be able to use it, it’s T-Mobile and AT&T, as it carries GSM support. No love for Verizon or Sprint’s CDMA? Not yet.
Via [The Verge]