Motorola Moto G Power kernel source code is now available
Motorola unveiled two new devices last month – the Motorola G Power and the Motorola G Stylus. While the two devices come only a few months after the Motorola G8 series, the phones do not carry a numeric identifier in their name. While it’s unclear if Motorola is banking upon nostalgia to salvage its global business, the Moto G Power offers what the phantom Moto G8 Power would have – and that is a long-lasting battery backup.
While Motorola’s branding is convincing enough for users in North America and LATAM, Motorola’s smartphones are also preferred for their near-stock Android interface. For those who like tinkering with their device for personalized user experience, Motorola is also supporting third-party development and has released the kernel sources for the Motorola G Power.
Android uses a Linux kernel and therefore, the GNU General Public License (GPL) compels Android manufacturers to make the source code of the customized kernel publically available. This saves independent developers the effort of modifying the AOSP kernel again to suit the device hardware and also allows the entire community of developers and smartphone manufacturers to benefit from the efforts.
The Moto G Power’s kernel source code can be downloaded from the dedicated GitHub directory.
Specifications-wise, the Motorola G Power is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It comes with a 6.39″ Full HD+ display with a hole-punch for the 16MP front camera. The Moto G Power gets the name for its 5,000mAh battery that comes with a 10W charger. It sports a triple camera setup on the back with a 16MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide angle, and 2MP macro camera.
The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 10 along with some new software features such as Moto Gametime which adjusts power consumption while gaming. Other features include a stereo audio setup, USB Type-C jack, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.