Google just released a Google Play Edition Moto G for $179 (8GB) and for $199 (16GB). You can get it now on Google Play.

Screen Shot 2014 01 14 at 11.17.43 AM Moto G Google Play Edition now available in the US: 8GB for $179 and 16GB for $199

Not only is the new device available exclusively online in Google’s store, but it’s only selling to US customers for now. You can also only purchase it in black, but that seems like a fair trade to get stock Android and thus more frequent updates (the Moto G is already available unlocked). Still, it’s too bad all of Motorola’s devices can’t just be Google Play editions.

See also – Moto G unveiled with a 4.5″ 720p display, 5MP camera and Android 4.3, available from $179 and Moto G review: The best budget Android smartphone, despite the poor camera and lack of LTE

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