MOTO Z2 FORCE Posts on XDA

[Update 2: 5G Moto Mod for Verizon] Motorola starts rolling out Android Pie for the Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is already a two-year-old device, but despite its age, it has more than capable specifications to run the latest version of Android. The smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1440p display, and a microSD slot. That's why users have requested the Android Pie update for so...

Chrome OS Instant Tethering now supports 15 more Chromebooks and 30 more Android smartphones

Chromebooks are known for being lightweight and easy to use. This makes Chrome OS devices perfect for on-the-go computing. While we already carry smartphones that can connect to the internet at all times, most people don't want a separate data plan for their laptop. Chrome OS has made this easy with a feature called Instant...

Keyboard Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series has been canceled

Although Project Ara never saw the light of day, Motorola's Moto Mod initiative has actually resulted in quite a few successful products. Motorola's promise of three generations of support for Moto Mods means that even this year's Moto Z3 Play and Verizon Moto Z3 support Moto Mods. We've seen Motorola announce a Gamepad Mod, Wireless Charging...

Moto Z2, Moto Z3, Moto X4, and Moto G6 series will get Android Pie updates

It's that time of the year where Android device makers announce the time frames for the roll-out of the newest Android version. Android 9 Pie was released on August 6 for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL. The development community already has a head-start when it comes to porting AOSP Android Pie for...

How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA

When Android Nougat released, it had us talking about all kinds of new features. We got a newly updated user interface for starters along with long-awaited multiwindow capabilities and Vulkan Graphics API support. But one under-the-hood addition flew over the heads of most users. Android Nougat introduced "Seamless Updates" on devices that support A/B partitions....

LineageOS 15.1 now supports A/B devices starting with the Motorola Moto Z2 Force

One of the more exciting changes that Android Nougat 7.0 brought was the introduction of A/B dual partition scheme for devices launched with this OS version. This change tackled how Android system updates are applied to devices, with the aim to provide a seamless upgrade experience to the user where a simple and quick reboot...

Moto Z2 Force with Moto TurboPower Pack Launched in India for Rs. 34,999 ($547)

The last Motorola flagship to be launched in India was the Moto Z in October 2016. Since then, the company has released upper mid-range smartphones such as the Moto Z2 Play, lower mid-range phones such as the Moto G5 Plus and the Moto G5S Plus, and entry-level smartphones such as the Moto E4 Plus. However,...

Motorola Releases Android Oreo Kernel Sources for the Moto Z2 Force

When it comes to releasing kernel sources, some manufacturers have a better track record than others. Android's use of the GPLv2 license requires that all sources be released in a timely manner, but we continue to see violations. They're bad for the affected devices because they hinder development, but they also harm Android and the...

Android Oreo Update is rolling out to the Verizon Moto Z2 Force

Android 8.0 Oreo was released in August 2017. The latest statistics from Google show that it is still installed on only 0.5% of all Android phones, despite the fact that four months have passed since its initial release. In fact, Google rolled-out the Android 8.1 maintenance release update to Pixel and Nexus devices earlier this...

Motorola Prepares to Begin Soak Testing Android Oreo in Brazil, Starting with the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force

Since Lenovo took over Motorola in early 2015, official update support for their devices has not been exactly stellar, often skipping security patches and delivering updates slower than the competition. Recent controversial cases include Motorola not delivering the expected Android Nougat update for the Moto G 2015, and attempting to axe the promised Android Oreo...

Report: Motorola is Now the Fifth Largest Smartphone Manufacturer in the US

Many smartphone manufacturers have tried to crack the US smartphone market, but very few have succeeded. At one time, HTC was the top Android smartphone manufacturer in the US, but that is now a thing of the past. For the most part, the US smartphone market is a duopoly between Apple and Samsung, as they...

[UPDATE: Magisk 14.2 Released] Magisk 14.1 Adds Official Support for the Google Pixel & Other A/B Partition Devices

Update 9/29/2017: Magisk v14.2 has been officially pushed out, fixing a critical bug which broke the vast majority of Magisk modules. We strongly recommend all 14.1 users to upgrade to the newest version as soon as possible. You will be able to find the latest v14.2 in the official beta thread.Over the past year,...