Tag: Motorola

The best Android phone for kids — What are your options? (October 2018)

Your child is ready for their first smartphone, and that’s great! There are plenty of cheap smartphones out there, and no shortage of great kid-friendly apps and games.  While you might hear pleas to get the latest iPhone or Galaxy, the reality is that kids often aren’t ready for the responsibility that comes with their […]

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[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus

Remember the Moto G5S Plus, the strangely-named almost-flagship that debuted about nine months ago? We haven’t heard much about it for a while, but according to Motorola’s support page, it’s now receiving its Android 8.1 Oreo update. That means that it’s skipping 8.0 Oreo, which comes as something of a surprise given Lenovorola’s update reputation. […]

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Moto G5 kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo is out

The non-Plus model of the Moto G5 was never released in the US, but for those of you overseas who have one, here’s some good news for you. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based kernel source code for the Moto G5, codenamed ‘cedric,’ has now been published on GitHub, meaning that developers can start cooking. This news […]

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Motorola releases kernel source for E5 Play Android Go edition

Earlier this year, Motorola released a special Android Go version of its lowest-end phone, the Moto E5 Play. It uses Google’s Android Go platform, and is only available in a handful of European and Latin American countries. The phone might start to receive custom ROMs though, now that Motorola has released the kernel source code. […]

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TWRP arrives on the Moto X Force, Moto G6 Plus, and other devices

TWRP is a fantastic custom recovery – it can do everything from flashing ROMs to creating full storage backups. The tool supports a wide range of phones and tablets, and now a few more devices have been added to the list. Since our last post, four new phones have been added to the official TWRP […]

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Moto Z3 Play, Galaxy A8 2018, and other devices get official TWRP support

TWRP is by far the best custom recovery for Android devices; it can do everything from flashing ROMs to performing full storage backups. The last time we covered the project, it added official support for the Essential Phone, Nokia 8, and HTC U11 EYEs. More phones have joined the party since then, including the Moto […]

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Motorola releases G5 Plus kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo

You hear us talk a lot about manufacturers releasing the kernel source codes for their devices. Some resist hard, while others just take some time. In the case of the latter, Motorola released the Android 8.1 Oreo sources for the Moto G5 Plus over on its Github. Though succeeded by the G5S Plus – which […]

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10 years of Android phones: The ten most important handsets of the last decade

Article Contents 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 […]

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[Update: Official changelog] 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 […]

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