Mo­torola makes Moto G com­po­nents open source

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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.

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