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Samantha · Feb 5, 2014

MotoTool Helps You Get Started with Your Moto G

The Moto G is a fantastic low-end device with some great mid-to-high-end specs, so we totally understand why you might be considering the device’s potential for aftermarket development when choosing the next phone you're going to purchase. Now for those who have already purchased and received the device, a great starting point to your new journey is the MotoTool. Developed by XDA Senior Member alonsoch specifically for the Moto G, the MotoTool has all the functions all you new Moto...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 29, 2014

Let’s Get the Party Started: The Moto G Receives One of its First Custom ROMs

The Moto G was one of the hottest devices of late 2013. Featuring relatively powerful specification and an incredibly low price, the G is a perfect budget phone that can easily compete with the last-generation Nexus 4. And Motorola's close affiliation with Google makes the device even more enticing. A device like the Moto G should be prime for some major aftermarket development, but this has been surprisingly slow in recent weeks. This is no longer the case, as a...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 17, 2014

Moto G Google Play Edition Available, Android 4.4.2 Leak for Galaxy Note 3, HTC Abandons One X/X+ – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat official builds for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Motorola Droids are getting Android 4.4 KitKat builds and you can get a Google Play Edition Moto G! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 14, 2014

WOW: Moto G Google Play Edition Now Available, Starting at $179!

It's no secret that the highly regarded Moto G has been a major success ever since its launch a few months back. The device, which doesn't delude itself with false flagship aspirations still manages to deliver a fantastic user experience. And perhaps more importantly, it does this at a price that doesn't break the bank. Now, Google has just made the Moto G that much more enticing, by releasing the Moto G Google Play edition for the same $179 price that made the...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 14, 2014

Moto G Kernel Source Updated for KitKat, Latest Droids Now Receiving Widespread 4.4 Rollout

Google-owned Motorola keeps courting us by making all of the right moves, as they have been updating all of their current devices to KitKat left and right. We first saw the update make its way to the Verizon Moto X, even before the Google Play edition devices received their updates. And then a little under one month ago, Android 4.4.2 started rolling out to the Moto G. Now, Googoorola has released the GPL-mandated kernel source code files for the well liked Moto G running...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 25, 2013

Find a New Phone or Tablet Under the Tree? Let XDA Help You Make the Most of It!

Once again, all of us here at XDA would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Undoubtedly, many of our happy readers are waking up to some extra Holiday cheer in the form of shiny new tech acquisitions. Luckily, XDA is here and has your back in helping you make the most of your new, Android-powered tech toy(s). You may remember that a little while ago, we shared with you our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Now, we're...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 19, 2013

Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling Out to the Moto G!

Good Guy Greg Motorola is at it again! Earlier today, we talked about how Motorola (and Verizon) were issuing official Android 4.4 updates to the Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini devices. Now, Motorola is sharing some update love with the highly regarded Moto G. The Moto G, which is prominently displayed in our Best of 2013 Holiday Guide as the one of the best budget smartphones of 2013, is not a "high end" device in the traditional sense. Despite that, it still features a fantastic user...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 14, 2013

Motorola Camera App Update Brings Manual Focus and Exposure Controls

About a month and a half ago, Motorola decided to remove some of its reliance on firmware updates by putting its camera app on the Google Play Store. And although we've seen generally great response times from most major carriers in updating the flagship Moto X, this was a fantastic move on their part because devices could now have an improved camera experience, without having to wait for a carrier-approved OTA update. Now, Motorola has issued an update to their...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2013

Motorola Releases Open Source Files for the Moto G

Despite its insanely cheap $179 asking price, the Moto G is a legitimately good smartphone. Sure, it doesn't pack the latest specs or highest resolution and largest screen, but it is more than powerful enough to deliver a fluid user interface to its more than adequate 720p panel. And to top it off, the device is slated to get official KitKat love in the relatively near future. We recently created a forum for the new device, and it has since seen the beginnings...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 21, 2013

Forums Added for the Moto G and Oppo N1

We added a couple of new forums today for a pair of very intriguing devices. First up is the Moto G. This recently released device doesn't exactly have flagship aspirations. Its $179 off-contract asking price isn't really targeting the midrange either. Rather, this is meant to be a phone for the masses. But unlike most other devices in its price range, the Moto G actually packs some relatively healthy specs. The device features a 4.5-inch 720p LCD panel. Powering the screen,...

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