Moto G

Moto G Android 4.4.2 OTA surfaces for sideloading

Motorola surprised Moto G users earlier in the month when they announced the Kit Kat rollout was beginning a bit ahead of schedule. We weren't expecting Android 4.4 to arrive until sometime in January, however Motorola announced the rollout was underway as of December 19th. And nicely, that meant Android 4.4.2 as opposed to 4.4. The catch is, we suspect many have yet to receive the update.

Moto X Moto Maker estimated shipments slip to 13 days, weather to blame

The Moto Maker website once had an estimated delivery of just a few days. But it looks like that estimate has slowly been creeping up. Several readers commented on Monday about how the estimate was sitting at 8 days and it looks like that has been pushed to 13 days as of today. The delay is as a result of the Moto X assembly plant being located in Fort Worth, Texas and the recent storms that have been affected much of the country.

Moto G review

While it would probably make more sense to compare the Moto G to the Moto X, we cannot help but compare it to the Nexus 5. In part that may be due to our recent Nexus 5 usage (we reviewed the N5 and have been carrying it daily since), but we are also making the comparison given they are both available unlocked and with attractive price points. The thing is, the Nexus 5 is the top-tier and the Moto G is the mid-tier. That thought follows the patterns we see with the specs as well as the price. Anyway, talk of the Nexus 5 aside, how about we get into the Moto G, beginning with the hardware.

Moto G source software released, paving way for customization

The Moto G source codes have been released, letting you hack into Moto G’s Zion mainframe and end the rebellion. If you’re into development of custom kernels or other fun stuff for Motorola’s new mid-range monster, you are now free and clear to do so with the blessing of the mothership. While it seems a bit strange to be excited for mid-range customization, it could be a crucial step for both Motorola and Android.

Moto G gets a winter snow boot animation

We have been spending some time with the Moto G recently. Last week we shared a bit of hands-on experience with the Flip Shell cover for the handset and while putting the finishing touches on our full review, we noticed a new boot animation. It seems the Motorola Boot Services app has been updated and it brings a bit of winter.

Moto G makes tidy profit for Google, according to analysts

If you thought there was no way Motorola was able to make money form the Moto G, think again. A new study posits that Motorola has worked in a tidy profit into each Moto G handset, and will clear about 5% from each sale once all is said and done. For consumers, this is great; we get a really nice device at a stellar price. For other OEMs, it could pressure them to follow suit.
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