Well, the whole Motorola slash Google slash Nexus story is about to get a whole lot more confusing. The story so far: yes, Google owns Motorola; yes, Google’s devices are Nexus branded; no, the Moto G is not a Nexus device, though it was developed under Google's watch.
But wait; here comes the Moto G Google Play Edition with stock Android, giving the phone semi-Nexus status. Sort of.
The Moto G Google Play Edition joins a growing army of Google Play Edition devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3. And we’re still not really sure what the point is.
See, one of the great advantages of Android is supposedly its open source nature, and the ability for OEMs to tailor the software experience as they see fit. Conversely, Windows Phone handsets are largely identical when it comes to the UI.
Why, then, is all that hard work undone with Google Play Editions? Well, speedier Android updates, I guess. Otherwise? I’m out.
Indeed, the Moto G is perhaps the most confusing Google Play Edition to date, in the sense that the handset already rocked near stock Android, and was pretty quick to grab a slice of KitKat Android 4.4.
But hey, the Google Play Edition phones tend to stick to the US, so let’s not dwell on it too much.
via: Google Play