Android Pie is now rolling out to the Motorola One and One Power globally

Lenovo announced two new Android One devices in late August 2018: the Motorola One and One Power. The budget smartphones marked the Motorola brand’s first Android One handsets outside of the US-only version of the Moto X4. Both are fairly middle-of-the-road Android devices when it comes to hardware, but software support is the real selling point, with promised updates to both Android Pie and Q, along with three years of security patches. Read MoreAndroid Pie is now rolling out to the Motorola One and One Power globally was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Kernel source code for Moto E5 now available

Motorola has already released the kernel source code for most of the Moto E5 variants, including the E5 Plus and E5 Play Android Go Edition. However, the code for the plain E5 has not been available for developers to tinker with — until now.
Motorola just uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo kernel source code for the regular Moto E5 (codename ‘Nora’) to GitHub. With this, developers can more easily create custom ROMs and recovery partitions for the phone. Read MoreKernel source code for Moto E5 now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

DEAL: Motorola slashes smartphone prices by up to $200

Everyone appears to be getting into the holiday spirit a bit early this year. Motorola is the latest to announce discounts on its smartphones before Black Friday rolls around with savings up to $200. The best deal is likely the $100 discount on the Moto Z3 Play which brings the final price of the phone down to $399.99, but you can also pick up last year’s Moto Z2 Play for $299.99 after its $200 discount.
As always, Motorola is offering free shipping with the purchase of any smartphone and there’s even a 25% discount for students. Motorola’s devices aren’t going to compete with flagship devices like the OnePlus 6T or the Google Pixel 3, but it’s hard to find better value and a cleaner software experience. The discounted prices on Motorola’s smartphones will last until Motorola’s supplies run out.

Moto Z3 Play – $399 ($100 discount)
Moto Z2 Play – $299 ($200 discount)
Moto X4 – $229 ($120 discount)
Moto G6 – $199 ($50 discount)

Source: Motorola
 

Motorola partners with iFixit to offer official phone repair kits

A busted phone usually leaves you with two options: an expensive and lengthy repair by the manufacturer or doing it yourself with potentially suspect parts. Motorola is getting together with iFixit to offer certified repair kits for some of its phones. You get OEM parts, tools, and instructions to get the job done.

Phones today are designed to be sleek and powerful at the same time. That’s great to entice people to buy, but it makes repairing a pain. Read MoreMotorola partners with iFixit to offer official phone repair kits was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

10 years of Android: Ten of the most important handsets from the last decade

Ten years ago this week, the first Android phone was announced – the T-Mobile G1. No one could have predicted the massive success that Android would eventually become; the OS now has over two billion active users worldwide.
In honor of Android’s 10th birthday, we’re taking a look at the most important and influential Google-powered phones of the past decade. Every one of these devices redefined Android in some way, by pushing the OS further into the mainstream, introducing design trends, or signaling the start/end of an era. Read More10 years of Android: Ten of the most important handsets from the last decade was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LineageOS 15.1 Oreo now available for Moto X4, Wileyfox Swift, Moto Z2 Play, and others

The last time we visited the LineageOS project, official Oreo builds for the Nextbit Robin, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, and other devices became available. In the two weeks since that post, even more devices are receiving Oreo, including phones from Motorola and Wileyfox.
Without further ado, here are the new additions to the LineageOS 15.1 Oreo roster:
YU Yuphoria (lettuce), updated from 14.1
Wileyfox Swift (crackling), updated from 14.1
Wileyfox Storm (kipper), updated from 14.1
Motorola Moto X4 (payton)
Motorola Moto Z2 Play (albus)
A few of the above phones already have official Oreo updates, but it’s nice to have custom ROM options as well. Read MoreLineageOS 15.1 Oreo now available for Moto X4, Wileyfox Swift, Moto Z2 Play, and others was written by the awesome team at Android Police.