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OnePlus 8 phones join the club supporting 3D objects and animals in Google Search

There are a lot of fun 3D objects like skeletons, cars, planets, and animals you can view in Google Search, which might be perfect to pass the time while you and your kids are stuck at home. The underlying technology enabling this is called Google Play Services for AR, formerly known as ARCore. It's an engine that powers most games and applications on Android that use augmented reality effects. However, since the framework has to be tuned for each device, Google has to periodically update Play Services to support new phones and tablets. Since the last time we covered the library, 42 more devices have been added to the roster.

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Moto Edge+ almost certainly being announced at April 22 event

Critics panned Motorola's flagship smartphone for last year as being an unremarkable iteration on a series that relied on a proprietary accessory system that had grown long in the tooth. It was, therefore, somewhat of a relief when intelligence suggested that the company would go in a different direction this year. Now, we're only days away from hearing everything about the Moto Edge+.

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Android 10 kernel sources now available for more Motorola phones (Update: Moto One)

The Motorola One Power was one of the first of the company's phones to get Android 10. If custom ROMs are more your style, Motorola has now released the kernel source code for the Android 10 update, making it easier for developers to create ROMs and recoveries based on Android 10.

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Motorola releases the Blush Gold Razr, still $1,500 and Verizon-exclusive

The original Razr was an iconic phone, and part of the appeal was that you could get it in almost any color. Motorola is banking on nostalgia to drive sales of the new foldable Razr, but it's only now releasing a second color: the previously leaked Blush Gold.

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LineageOS 16 drops support for Galaxy S5 Neo, Wileyfox Storm, and other devices

The LineageOS 17.1 custom ROM, based on Android 10, is finally here. However, until all the devices supported by the custom ROM get updated (or fall out of support through other means), the 16.0 branch based on Android 9 Pie will stick around. Since the last time we covered LineageOS 16, a handful of phones have been dropped.

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Moto G8 Power Lite launches with Android 9 Pie, MicroUSB, and 720p screen

Motorola's product strategy for the past few years has been to release a phone at every price point imaginable. The Moto G8 was announced last month, while the G Power and G Stylus just went up for pre-order, and now another G8 model is here: the Power Lite.

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The Moto Z4 is receiving Android 10 (Update: Verizon)

Ever since Google sold Motorola to Lenovo, the brand's update strategy hasn't been the same. The original Moto X used to receive the Android 4.x updates almost as fast as the Nexus devices, but Lenovo seems to have different priorities. As such, the Moto Z4 is receiving Android 10 only now, half a year after it was first released to Google's Pixel lineup.

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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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Supposed Moto G8 Power Lite leaks, has one less camera than G8 Power (Update: Correct renders)

Motorola's newest batch of Moto G phones have yet to hit the market, but at least we do know exactly what the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power have in store for us when they finally go on sale. One of the newest unknowns to apparently leak, however, is a little something called the Moto G8 Power Lite. And, besides a few pictures, we don't know much about it.

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Motorola Edge+ renders show off waterfall display and triple-camera array (Updated)

Ever since Google sold Motorola to Lenovo, the brand's strategy has been subject to change. In the past, there were only three model lines, but now, it's hard to discern the plethora of often all-too-similar phones released under the Moto name. There also hasn't been a proper flagship for a while, but Motorola is apparently looking to change that. OnLeaks and Pricebaba have teamed up to share renders and specifications of an alleged Motorola Edge+, and it could shape up to be the brand's new front runner.

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