MOTOROLA Posts on XDA

Motorola Uploads a Camera Tuner App for the Moto X4 in the Play Store

Traditionally, OEMs have needed to push out full OTA updates if they wanted to substantially improve the camera experience of their smartphone. We then started to see certain companies uploading individual applications (such as the camera application) to the Play Store so they can be updated much faster. Lately, Motorola has gone a different route...

Motorola Releases Nougat’s Kernel Source Code for the Moto Z2 Play and G5S Plus

Thanks to the General Public License (GPL), the developer community here at XDA has been able to grow into what it is today. While most of the well-known OEMs continue to abide by the GPL (with varying timeliness), many have ignored its requirements even though it is seen as violating a legally binding contract. Companies like Samsung...

Motorola Moto X4 is the First Android One Device in the U.S., Available on Project Fi

At the tail end of last month Motorola officially announced the latest phone for their Moto X series: the Moto X4. This was big for fans of the Moto X lineup as Motorola didn't release a device last year due to the transition they were having with Lenovo. Early this year the folks over at...

Motorola to Honor Android Oreo Update Promise for the Moto G4 Plus After Backlash

Lenovo caused an uproar in the community when it announced its Android 8.0 Oreo update plans for its smartphone portfolio. The update list included most 2017 smartphones and 2016 flagships, but ended up excluding the Moto G4 Plus. Such uproar was rightfully warranted in this case, as Motorola had explicitly promised Android N and Android O...

Motorola Served with Warranty-Related Class Action Lawsuit, Arrived to Settlement

We recently covered Motorola not releasing timely or working kernel sources, a punishable offense. Now they have arrived to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against them, but for warranty-fulfillment reasons. Motorola allegedly is not fulfilling warranties correctly- if at all. If you have submitted any devices to Motorola under warranty, you may...

Motorola Officially Announces Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Their Device Lineup

Motorola has been quite of a mixed bag when it comes to updates. Back when the company was owned by Google, they released a record-breaking Android 4.4 KitKat update, rolling it out to the Moto X and Moto G even before most other devices. With the Lenovo acquisition beginning 2015, things started to get progressively...

Kernel Sources for Motorola Devices Appear to Differ from Binaries on Live Devices

Android's foundations are born in open source as it was released as an open source operating system and has grown to be the most used operating system in the world. Without licenses like the General Public License (GPL), open source could not have been enforced in the way that it was. XDA itself has grown...

Motorola Launches the Mid-Range Moto X4 for €399, Europe Release in September, US in the Fall

We've been hearing about a new Moto X since May of this year, which was surprising to many since the company didn't release one last year. Initial renders that were leaked had most of the details right, but some were off (the camera module in specific). Then this month the device was approved for sale...

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus with Improved Cameras, Metal Unibody Design Launched in India

Today Lenovo-owned Motorola officially launched the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus in India. Originally announced last month, both devices are an upgraded version of the 5th generation Moto G smartphones which were launched back in February of this year. As far as specifications are concerned, the Moto G5S comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS display,...

Moto X4 from Motorola Passes FCC Certification, Reveals Additional Details

A lot of people have a soft spot for the Moto X line from Motorola as it was the first new device the company released after it was acquired by Google. It seemed each iteration of the series got better and better, but then Lenovo acquired the company and the last devices we saw in...

Moto Z2 Force Mini Review: A Surprisingly Refreshing Experience that Requires an Expensive Commitment to Moto Mods

Lenovo has a lot on the line with its 2017 offerings, and the flagship Moto Z2 Force may be the most important of them all. It's not only their premium smartphone, but it also inherits the Moto Mods strategy that Motorola began last year, and all the constraints that come with it. Before we take a...

It Looks like the Moto Z2 Force also has “Jelly Scrolling”, Inverted Refresh Direction

Just over a month ago, the OnePlus 5 burst onto the scene with a storm of controversy. From the unexpected quality of the cameras, to the benchmark enhancing passing straight through the infamous and uncommon "jelly scrolling" issue, supposedly caused by the device's screen being mounted upside down. If our Moto Z2 Force unit is...