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Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Since the first announcement of the Motorola-made smartphone Moto G, there’s been chatter about the possibility of expanding its internal memory. This week a teardown of the machine has gone the extra mile in figuring out if indeed this smartphone would be able to work with a microSD card though its official specifications for the public suggest that this is impossible. The first big clue came in the suggestion that one piece of its internal configuration was hiding a microSD card inside.

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Moto G KitKat update OTA download arrives for intrepid users

Moto G KitKat update OTA download arrives for intrepid users

This month Motorola surprised the world with another relatively early announcement of a device to Android 4.4 KitKat - the Moto G! Users working with the Motorola Moto G smartphone this week with a slightly more advanced knowledge of Android devices beyond the common user will be glad to find download files available for the Android 4.4 KitKat build released to a small percentage of the world population last week. What we’re going to be able to do here is point you in the right direction - if that’s a path you’d like to go down - while we speak on the significance of this release.

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Moto G shipping slips again

Moto G shipping slips again

The Motorola Moto G was originally slated for release inside January of 2014 for the United States, but upon hearing of the smartphone's availability here in December of 2013, potential users were eager to put their hands on a unit. What's happened is a bit of a delay - and more than one delay since the original released and pre-order information appeared to the public. While Amazon's stash of Moto G units seems to be in high supply, Motorola's own shipping facility doesn't seem to be up to par at the moment.

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Motorola Mobility indicates wood backing option for Moto X is nigh

Motorola Mobility indicates wood backing option for Moto X is nigh

Motorola has officially teased the addition of a wood backing option for its Moto X smartphone. The option has long been rumored to debut at some point before year's end, with the first estimates of Thanksgiving being a bit quick on the trigger. A revised, Q4 release date range for wood backs surfaced around then, and it looks like that one is going to pan out sometime in the next few days.

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Moto G camera updated to bring additional quality control

Moto G camera updated to bring additional quality control

One of the finer points in Motorola breaking their camera software free from the basic Android build is their ability to update it swiftly, as they've done this week with the Moto G. What we're seeing is an update to the app through the Google Play app store which brings on manual control of focus and exposure as well as locked exposure during Panorama capture. This update also tweaks the quality of the photos shot ever-so-slightly so that the user gets to a place a lot closer to the many devices that cost prices far more hefty.

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Moto X Holiday server load pre-empts sell-out

Moto X Holiday server load pre-empts sell-out

There's nothing like a little bit of downed server time to get you in the mood for the holidays. That's what Motorola is experiencing this week with the Moto X as they ring up round 2 - or is it 3 - of their Cyber Monday sale adventure, having originally extended this deal because of server downtime in the first place. It's likely we'll see quick changes to stock once the store is re-initiated, as was the situation this past Friday.

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Moto G Review

Moto G Review

The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It's a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to back up its ability to be a contender in many markets - but more than that, it's also got the backing it needs to succeed. With the power of brand recognition in Motorola and Android and the push for success on a global scale from the manufacturer's parent company Google.

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