Google today added the Motorola Moto G to the Google Play Store as a Play Edition device. The G, which has a 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 5-megapixel camera, and 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, is being sold unlocked and contract free for $179 (8GB) and $199 (16GB). The Moto G runs a stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat. Of note, the Moto G supports HSPA+ networks, but not LTE 4G. It is available beginning today. The Moto G is available for the same price from Motorola's web site. The phone is also being sold at a discount from several wireless network operators, including AT&T, Boost, and Verizon Wireless.
Verizon is yet again the only vender to not offer the Moto G as part of it's regular line up. Oh wait, I stand corrected... you may purchase it for a great price of 99USD but only as part of Prepaid plan. You may not use the phone in conjunction with a contract line for 6 months after purchase. If you choose to purchase the phone at full retail at 199USD then sure you may use it on a contract line. Keep in mind this is the 8gb model... Hmm... did someone say you can purchase the Google Play GSM 16gb -- double the RAM -- for the exact same amout -- why yes, that's correct!
This is yet another opportunity for Verizon to show its obstinance. Verizon continues to flaunt its market position by refusing to allow Google phones into its eco... (continues)