Google has this morning announced that they will begin selling the Motorola Moto G in a ‘Google Play Edition’ through the US Google Play Store.
The Moto G will be available to purchase in the US for $179 for the 8GB version or $199 for the 16GB version. The device will ship in 1-2 days and from the description is an unlocked GSM version supporting HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps on the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, making it compatible with the 3G networks of all Australian carriers, although it will require the use of a shipping forwarder to get it to Australia.
For those that don’t wish to wait, the Moto G will go on-sale here in Australia this week at Telechoice stores on their $40 plan or outright for $279, although we expect more retailers will be coming on-board once Motorola makes an official announcement of the device.
The addition of a Google Play Edition of the Moto G is a bit confusing, in that the Moto G is almost stock Android anyway, but it’s an option and it seems Google is certainly fleshing out their hardware offerings through Google Play, which I’m sure most Australian Android fans would love to purchase a device through.