[Update: Kernel source] Motorola starts rolling out Android 10 to the original Motorola One
Long before the Android One initiative, Google offered a few Android devices running a pure Android experience under the Google Play Edition (GPE) scheme, including the first generation Moto G. Even after the Motorola brand was acquired by Lenovo, their phones continue the tradition of having a close-to-stock version of Android. The software support has begun to deteriorate though, which could be one of the main reasons for the company to tie up with the Android One program and launch the Motorola One and One Power globally. While the latter received stable Android 10 update back in December 2019, the original Moto One is now getting the same treatment in Brazil.
The Motorola One, i.e. the international version of the Moto P30 Play, is powered by a Snapdragon 625, which makes it the second phone with the same SoC (after the Mi A2 Lite) receiving the Android 10 update via an official channel. The phone was originally shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo and secured the Android Pie update later on. Thus the current OTA marks the last major Android OS version update for this device.
The software version of this firmware is QPK30.54-22, and it also brings now-old February 2020 security patches to the the device. This unfortunate delay, especially when Samsung is already rolling out April 2020 patches, is caused by Lenovorola’s decision to deliver the last beta build as the stable one.
We can’t spot any reference of the Android 10 related kernel source code for the Motorola One (codename: deen) inside the official repository of Motorola yet, although the Fastboot-flashable firmware package corresponding to the aforementioned build can be downloaded from the Motorola update server. We don’t suggest cross-flashing the firmware on other regional variants, but modding enthusiasts should be happy to know that a root guide for this build is already available on our forums.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member denisf1981 for the screenshot!
Update: Kernel sources released for Motorola One’s Android 10 update
Motorola has now released the kernel sources for the Motorola One’s recently released Android 10 update.
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