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Moto G Starts Selling In The U.S., Well Ahead Of Schedule

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Motorola is going to start selling the Moto G in the U.S. about a month ahead of schedule.  Motorola was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected.  The phone was expected to launch in January, but it went for sale today.  The Moto G starts at $179 without a contract.  Contract-less phones generally run for about $600 so this is a good deal.

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Motorola Signs Deal With 3D Systems For Building Modular Ara Smartphones

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One of Motorola’s strengths in the mobile industry is the ability to customize smartphones.  For example, the Moto X is highly customizable through the Moto Maker.  The Google-owned mobile company has now partnered with 3D printing company, 3D Systems, to design a modular smartphone system coined “Project Ara.”
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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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