Moto X destined for sales in the Google Play Store

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There’s little denying that the Moto X is a smartphone that likes to do things differently, breaking from the rest of the pack; look no further than the elaborate customization options that will be available. Today, the phone’s trend of defying expectations continues, as we get word that Google intends to carry the Moto X in the Play Store, though not as a Google Play edition.

This news comes to us from Motorola advisor Guy Kawasaki, who confirms that this phone would still run the same software present on Moto X handsets as acquired through carriers. Sure, that’s a break in tradition from what we expect from devices sold through Google Play, but for that matter so were the GPe phones themselves – and all of this just points to an ongoing reevaluation by Google of just what role it wants to play in phone sales.

Presumably, this Moto X would cost just as much as an off-contract version from a carrier; there’s been no indication yet that Google would be interested in selling the phone on-contract, at least. We also don’t have any kind of ETA, or indication if these sales would begin in another week or two, when carriers will get their own hands on the Moto X.

Source: TWIT
Via: IntoMobile

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