The Moto E is Motorola's bid to dominate the low-end and developing markets, but that doesn't mean it's not worthy of attention from developers. As always with new Android phones, Motorola has posted the kernel source code for developers (and anyone else who wants to mess with it) at their official GitHub page.


The company also posted the updated source code for the RAZR M and RAZR HD (the international GSM variants of the Verizon-exclusive DROID RAZR M and DROID RAZR HD). Non-flagship phones tend to get a bit of a tepid response from the aftermarket community, but the Moto E is so far-reaching and so much better than its alternatives at the price point. It's already getting a surprising amount of attention over at the XDA-Developers forum. Now those crazy kids should be able to make fully-customized ROMs and customized kernels much more easily.

Developers, you know what to do: hit the source link for your code. The Moto E is still in pre-order for the United States, and is expected to ship out in early June.

Source: Motorola GitHub via Motorola Blog

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Drago

    Hahaha. The Moto E still looks like an iPad (or some other 4:3 tablet) in this picture on the mobile site.

    I think the image got squished: http://i.imgur.com/Dp3D1Ra.jpg .

  • Parth Bhatia

    Go to the thread and i hav attached a pdf file of my chat with motorola today itself... Go read it...

  • taz89

    Hopefully this means the RAZR I (international RAZR m) will be getting kk soon

    • Franco Rossel

      Actually, the Razr I hardware is extremely different from the Razr M, so it would be incorrect to consider it a international Razr M.

  • Hrishikesh Bisen

    3 times Out of stock in India(Moto E), Currently OOS

  • Nick DeRose

    I contacted Motorola a few months ago and they said the Droid Razr Maxx will stay on 4.1.2 JellyBean. I am glad I rooted and flashed because I want to add other custom roms and a good reason not to buy another Motorola phone.

    • darius

      You seriously think that the fact that Motorola is not updating a 3 year old phone is reason to never buy another one from them?
      As far as software goes, Motorola is the one who delivers the most.

      • Nick DeRose

        Samsung is giving updates for the Note 2 and Galaxy S3.