Aug 01 AT 3:12 PM Dustin Earley 22 Comments

Google Play edition Moto X in the works

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Disappointed with the availability details surrounding the Moto X? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As of right now, all we know is that it will be coming to just about every carrier in the US, for around $199 on a two -year contract. We’ve heard that it will land for around $600 from carriers off contract, but details on an unlocked version are scarce. All we know is that one is coming, in the form of a Google Play edition device.

Much like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, there will be a Google Play edition of the Moto X. While the Moto X that is going to be available from carriers will be close to stock Android, it’s not quite there. Carriers have had their way with it, throwing in some subtle branding on the back of the device, and there are some preinstalled apps (bloatware). The Google Play edition Moto X will be pure Android.

Unfortunately, there are more questions about the Google Play edition Moto X than answers at the moment. Will it be customizable? Will it be priced closer to a Nexus device or other Google Play edition devices? Will it get updates faster than the carrier versions? Will it have an unlocked bootloader? (The carrier variants do not). We’ll bring you more as soon as we can.

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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