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[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...

Motorola One Vision/Action Android 10 kernel source code now available

Compared to the monumental popularity of Qualcomm's Snapdragon series of SoCs, the adoption rate of Samsung-designed Exynos chipsets by third-party smartphone makers is remarkably low. Apart from the Korean OEM itself, companies like Meizu and Vivo have occasionally picked up Exynos chips. Motorola also joined this small club by incorporating the Exynos 9609 SoC in...

HMD Global rolls out the Android 10 update for the Nokia 2.2

Google's Android One ecosystem is still alive thanks to HMD Global, as the Nokia brand has earned a very good reputation among Android purists. Nokia phones receive regular security updates regardless of the price tag, and Android 10 is already available for a bunch of mid-range Nokia phones, such as the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1...

[Update: Delayed due to COVID-19] Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February

The Xiaomi Mi A3 was launched in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Being an Android One device, users expected that the Google-flavored Android UX would receive fairly quick updates to the latest version of Android. But that hasn't really been the case, as the...

[Update 2: Launched in US] Nokia 2.3 launches with Android One based on Android 9 Pie and a microUSB port

Following the launch of the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 at IFA 2019, HMD Global is back at it again with a new budget-centric device. At a recent event in Egypt, the company announced the new Nokia 2.3 an Android One device running Android 9 Pie out of the box. The device features a 6.2-inch...

Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A2 Android 10 kernel sources released before update

Xiaomi launched the Mi A3 in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Similarly, the Mi A2 was launched in July 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo and made its way to India in the next month. The Mi A2 received its stable Android 9...

The Motorola One Action with a GoPro-esque “Action Cam”, 21:9 display, and Android One launches in India

Lenovo-owned Motorola set the precedent for a highly competitive smartphone market in India with the OG Moto G. Over the last five years or so, it has lost its market to Chinese brands which dominate most of the market share in India. Lately, Motorola has been sweating it out to revive its lost dominance and...

Xiaomi Mi A3 with Android One launched in India starting at ₹12,999

India is one of Xiaomi's key markets, and the company relishes every opportunity to boast about its top position in this market for the eighth consecutive quarter. Much of this success comes from devices in the Redmi and Redmi Note lineups, but Xiaomi also continues to tinker with other product lineups in an attempt to...

Xiaomi Mi A3 announced as the latest Android One phone from Xiaomi

Xiaomi has made it a habit to release Android One devices around this time of year. Last July, the company launched the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Now, the company has announced the successor to the Mi A2, the Xiaomi Mi A3, at an event in Spain. Details of the Mi A3 cropped...

[Update 2: Early Hands-on] This could be the Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi’s next Android One smartphone

The Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched about a year ago, which means it's time for its successor to show its face. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is set to be the company's third iteration in its Android One series. New leaked renders show us what this upcoming device will look like. The Xiaomi Mi A3 has several...

[Update 1: Possibly Mi A3] The Xiaomi Mi CC9e may launch internationally as an Android One smartphone

The newly launched Xiaomi Mi CC9, Mi CC9 Meitu, and the Mi CC9e have been the subject of intense speculation as to what their international counterparts will be called. They're the start of a new mid-range smartphone line from Xiaomi aimed at younger people, and they're incredibly camera-centric with nice designs to boot. However, according...

The Motorola One Vision is an Android One phone with a 21:9 punch hole display, 48MP camera, and Exynos processor

Since it was first acquired by Lenovo from Google, Motorola has not been afraid to innovate, try new things, and make radical changes to their smartphone lineup to adapt with the times. Since 2016, they've launched all-new devices such as the Moto Z, their flagship(ish) line, and last year they introduced the Motorola One, their...