CNET First Look
Moto G Google Play Edition; Your ticket to ultra-affordable and clean Android KitKatStarting at $179, the ridiculously cheap Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition is your best way to grab an unlocked, and new smartphone running pure Android KitKat.
-- Hi this is Brian -- for CNET and right now we're taking a first look at the Motorola moto G Google -- This phone is almost identical to the original moto G in every way components screen design etc. What the new GPU version of the moto G brings to the table is Android four point four kit -- software installed right out of the box. I know that cool now owns Motorola has promised a timely -- -- update for the moto G. It can take frustrating -- long for the cute cat over the air update to hit your device. -- I'm still waiting for my previous moto G test units receive the streets. Be advised however that the moto GG PE is not a nexus device. So you get the basic -- -- experience not the special Google experience launcher which is installed on the nexus five. The moto GGP uses the same physical design as the Motorola moto G. That's good because the phone is solidly crafted very compact. And is comfortable to hold and operate in one hand despite its large four point five inch screen. You can also swap out the boring black back plea for a colored ones like the blue one I have here. The battery is embedded and not removable. You're also stuck with the moto -- onboard reservoir of storage since there's no SD card expansion slot. Another drawback to the phone is it's confusing stock Android camera app which lacks -- DR mode. The original Motorola moto G has that ability plus a photo app that's more intuitive to navigate. Even so the moto -- -- five megapixel camera takes OK not great photos anyway. And like the first moto G the moto GGP is three G only and can't connect to fast four GL TE networks. Still the GSM phone is unlocked -- directly through the Google play market off contract. I'm Brian -- for CNET and you've just taken a first look at the Motorola moto G Google play additions --