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Motorola Changes Policy To Allow Warranties On Developer Edition Phones

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Motorola has announced that they are changing the  Developer Edition Program. The Developer Edition phones made by Motorola were designed for developers to test and deploy applications on.  If a user requests a bootloader unlock code, their warranties would be voided on the Developer Edition by Motorola.

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Android KitKat Is Coming To Moto X On Verizon Today

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Motorola has announced today that Android KitKat (version 4.4) will be made available for Moto X phones that are on the Verizon Wireless Network today.  The Moto X will get the Android KitKat on other carriers and countries soon.
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The Moto X Is Coming To Republic Wireless For $299 Without A Contract

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Republic Wireless said back in September that they are adding the Moto X to their product line.  The Moto X will cost $299 on Republic Wireless.  The Moto X will be available in black and white.  The Moto X has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 10-megapixel ClearPixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB storage.

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The Moto Maker Customization Feature Comes To All Major Carriers

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Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto X to $99.99 on contract.  Motorola also said that an upgrade to Android KitKat is coming soon for the Moto X.

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Motorola’s Project Ara Open Sources Smartphone Design

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Generally “open source” is used for software such as Linux and Android.  However, Motorola is applying this concept to hardware design as part of an initiative called Project Ara.  Project Ara is a “a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.”

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Motorola Has Dropped Moto X Price To $99

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Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto X smartphone to $99.  However, the orders must be placed through the Motorola Moto Maker and they must agree to a two-year contract.  Motorola also said that existing Moto X owners might be eligible for a $100 rebate, which will be given in the form of a Verizon Wireless gift card, Motorola Visa Prepaid gift card, carrier credit, or other equivalent.
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Best Buy Drops The Moto X Price To $99

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Best Buy has dropped the price of the Moto X to half.  The Moto X now costs $99 on contract with Best Buy.  The Moto X has a 4.7-inch OLED screen, 1280×720 display, Android 4.2.2 operating system, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and has either 16GB or 32GB of storage.  The Moto X is carried by all 4 major U.S. carriers.  The $99 price is for the 16GB version of the phone.  This price also means that Best Buy is selling the Moto X for cheaper than Amazon.com, unless you are a new Sprint customer.  New Sprint customers can buy the Moto X from Amazon.com for $79.99.  The Best Buy price covers upgrades and new accounts.
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Motorola Is Shipping 100,000 Moto X Devices Per Week From Texas Facility

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The Moto X is known for being assembled and customized in the United States, which is what Google emphasized in the marketing on the device.  Reuters has reported that Motorola is shopping around 100,000 Moto X phones per week from their Texas facility.

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