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Google announces Play Edition Moto G

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Google is adding a new device to its roster of Play Edition smartphones today: Motorola's Moto G. The phone is selling for as low as $179 unlocked and will work on AT&T and T-Mobile. The Moto G's low price makes it the most affordable smartphone in the Play Store — a title that never really existed among Play Edition phones before — giving Google a much more accessible lineup of devices.

Unlike other non-Google phones that end up in the Play Store however, there really isn't much of a change here: the Moto G was already running a nearly stock version of Android and only sold off contract. Buying a Google Play edition model may result in owners getting faster updates to new versions of Android, though, and that's at least one big reason to buy direct from Google.