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Motorola is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Moto G7

Lenovo-owned Motorola used to be king of the budget and mid-range Android handsets, but Nokia phones have overtaken them in recent year, in no small part due to HMD Global's commitment to fast Android updates on even its cheapest phones. The Moto G7 came out a little over a year ago and wasn't exactly the finest entry in the series. It's now finally getting its Android 10 update, at least.

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LineageOS ROM releases first builds based on Android 10 (Update: Builds are back)

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM in existence, and the project prides itself on bringing newer versions of Android to unsupported devices. However, Lineage has been a bit slow to roll out a version based on Android 10 ⁠— the Pie-based ROM was already available by this time last year. Thankfully, the next major version of LineageOS seems to be just around the corner.

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LineageOS 16 Pie arrives on the Moto G7, Xperia Z3, and other phones

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM out there, boasting official support for dozens of phones and tablets. The project is best known for breathing new life into older devices, and since we last covered Lineage, builds have become available for nine more phones ⁠— including some old favorites.

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TWRP officially arrives on the ZenFone 6, Galaxy Tab S5e, and other devices

TWRP is a custom recovery partition that can be installed on hundreds of Android devices, allowing homebrew ROMs to be sideloaded, full system backups to be created, and much more. Since the last time we covered the project, a handful of more phones and tablets have been added to the official roster, including the Asus Zenfone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.

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Prime Day budget phone deal: 64GB Moto G7 for $200 ($90 off)


Prime Day is upon us and the deals are coming fast and furious. Here's a budget phone sale that caught our eye — the Moto G7 can be had for two Benjamins right now, down from $300 when Ryan reviewed it just a few months ago. Also on sale are its younger siblings, the G7 Power and G7 Play.

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[Update: $229 and $153 from Motorola] Moto G7 and G7 Play are $270 ($30 off) and $180 ($20 off) at multiple retailers

Today brings us a good deal on the Moto G7 and G7 Play, both of which have had $30 and $20 slashed off their original asking prices, respectively. That translates to the G7 being $270 and the G7 Play $180, and you can grab yours from Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy.

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[Update: Carrier restrictions] Motorola announces Call Screen support for Moto G7 and Motorola One phones

The debut of Call Screen on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL late last year was a magical moment. The deluge of robocalls shows no sign of slowing, but Call Screen gives you a way to reclaim a little sanity. The feature was exclusive to Pixels at launch, but now some Motorola phones will have it, too.

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With the Moto G7, Lenovo finally killed the G-series magic

Motorola started the trend of cheap phones that aren't junk with the original Moto G back in 2013. That was the first time you could buy a phone for a couple hundred bucks that would get you through a day without making you want to hurl it through the nearest window. The success of that phone led other OEMs to target lower prices, and the battle rages to this day. However, Motorola has moved the Moto G a bit more up-market. Each successive generation has been a little more expensive, but some premium smartphone features are still missing.

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The Moto G7 goes on sale today, and it's $250 ($50 off) on Google Fi

It's the big day for Moto's new budget G-series phone. The Moto G7 is on sale today via all the usual retail channels including Best Buy, B&H, and Moto itself (yesterday). If you want to use the G7 on Google Fi, there's some good news. Google will sell you the phone for $50 less than the retail price.

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Digital Wellbeing is expanding to the Moto G7 series

Google started talking about Digital Wellbeing last year at Google I/O, but the feature never appeared in any of the pre-release Android P builds. Eventually, its surfaced as a beta feature on Pixel phones running Pie. Digital Wellbeing has slowly branched out to Android One phones, and the Galaxy S10 is supposed to have it as well. The next target, the Moto G7.

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