Motorola makes Moto G components open source
Motorola has put up the open source bits of the Moto G smartphone on its SourceForce page. These include the source files for the device’s kernel along with some of the essential and the general public license ( GPL) related parts of the Moto G’s system.
Using the firmware components that Motorola has made public, developers can build custom firmware for the Moto G smartphone. In fact, third party development is something that is more or less confined to the really high-end smartphones, but given the Moto G’s specifications and expected popularity, this one could see developer interest as well. Motorola’s aim is to build a smartphone that is affordable, yet does not sacrifice on the specifications and quality.
The Google-owned company has, in fact, received a lot of goodwill after launching the smartphone, with both experts and users appreciating the device. Motorola has even gone to the extent of comparing the device with high-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung and others.