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Google enters smartphone market

NEW YORK — The time has come for Google, the king of online search, to show whether it has any business selling hardware.

After lackluster results selling devices made by other companies, Google is giving hardware another try — this time with a smartphone made by a company it owns. On Thursday, Motorola Mobility, the handset maker Google bought last year for $12.5 billion and then retooled, introduced the Moto X, the company’s first major device since the deal.

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