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Moto G Goes Open Source

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The Moto G is one of the hottest new phones on the market and its OS, at least certain parts of it, has gone open source. Anyone looking to get a glimpse at the OS and kernel development for the Moto G can download the files from Motorola’s SourceForce page.

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