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LineageOS drops support for 30 devices, including the Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4

The LineageOS custom ROM used to support just about every phone imaginable, but lately the project has been going for quality over quantity. Oreo (15.1) builds have to fulfill stricter requirements to receive official status, and now Lineage is dropping support for 30 unmaintained phones and tablets.

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Moto G6, LG V35, and other Prime Exclusive phones are $70-350 off right now

Amazon sells several 'Prime Exclusive' phones on its site, which have a lower initial price in exchange for pre-installed Amazon software. The Prime phones are already cheaper than their non-Prime counterparts, but now they're even less expensive. The Moto X4, LG Stylo 4, Moto Z3 Play, LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6 are all on sale.

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Moto G6 drops to $199.99 ($50 off) at Amazon

The Moto G6 is one of the finest budget smartphones you can get. It has capable specs and a reasonable $250 price tag. You can get the G6 for even less today on Amazon. It's on sale for $200, and this is the standard unlocked phone, not Amazon's Prime edition.

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Kernel source code for Moto E5 now available

Motorola has already released the kernel source code for most of the Moto E5 variants, including the E5 Plus and E5 Play Android Go Edition. However, the code for the plain E5 has not been available for developers to tinker with — until now.

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Motorola's iPhone X clone is coming to the United States for $399

Last month, Motorola announced two new Android One devices for international markets — the Moto One and One Power. Both phones look remarkably like the iPhone X, and both have three years of promised security updates. It seemed unlikely that either phone would ever be officially sold in the United States, but Motorola has announced that the regular Moto One will be available from Best Buy on November 9th.

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[Update: Moto 360 models, too] Huawei Watch 1 and 2 Wear OS v2.17 update brings speed improvements, UI refresh

The first Huawei Watch has long been held up as a prime example of a Wear OS device, while its successor, the Huawei Watch 2, didn't fare so well with critics. Both, however, benefit from a surprisingly active joint community of fans that are eager for all the latest updates. Android Police's tips inbox lit up with a flurry of activity when new UI changes courtesy of Wear OS v2.17 began to roll out over the past day, with users reporting that their devices now felt much smoother and faster.

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Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Verizon Moto Z2 Play

Last year's Moto Z2 Play was a fine device, considering its relatively low price tag at launch. And now, the Verizon variant is finally getting out of Nougat territory with an update to Android 8.0, bringing with it all the Oreo goodness we've come to expect.

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Motorola partners with iFixit to offer official phone repair kits

A busted phone usually leaves you with two options: an expensive and lengthy repair by the manufacturer or doing it yourself with potentially suspect parts. Motorola is getting together with iFixit to offer certified repair kits for some of its phones. You get OEM parts, tools, and instructions to get the job done.

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[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus

Remember the Moto G5S Plus, the strangely-named almost-flagship that debuted about nine months ago? We haven't heard much about it for a while, but according to Motorola's support page, it's now receiving its Android 8.1 Oreo update. That means that it's skipping 8.0 Oreo, which comes as something of a surprise given Lenovorola's update reputation.

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Motorola releases kernel source for the Moto E5 Plus

Motorola has been churning through its backlog of GPL obligations lately. The company released kernel sources for the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition a few days ago, followed by updated source code for the Moto G5. Now the kernel package for the E5 Plus is out on GitHub.

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