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Moto G6 Play drops to just $160 ($30 off) on Newegg

The Moto G7 series is starting to show up in stores, which means last year's devices are becoming even cheaper. The Moto G6 Play, one of Motorola's lower-end phones from 2018, has now dropped to just $159.99 on Newegg.

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Get a Moto Z3 Play with Power Pack Moto Mod for $350 ($150 off), Prime Exclusive version for $340

With many of its recent offerings, Motorola has had trouble striking a balance between value and price: the company is launching some good phones, but they're often too expensive to recommend. That makes them ripe for sales, though — and the Z3 Play is currently on sale for a substantial $150 off MSRP from a number of retailers.

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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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LineageOS ends official Nougat builds as Pie support approaches

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available, with somewhere around two million active installations. It typically takes a while for the project to update to newer versions of Android, since development is largely done by maintainers in their spare time. Six months after the public release of Android 9 Pie, it looks like LineageOS is about ready to make the jump — but not before dropping older devices.

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The Moto G7 is available for pre-order from Motorola at $300 [Update: Best Buy and B&H, too]

Motorola announced the G7 several weeks back but it didn't have a firm release date at the time. Well, now things are clearer. Motorola will happily take your money for the G7 today, but pre-orders won't ship for a couple more weeks.

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[Update: G7 Power too] Motorola releases Pie kernel code for the P30 Note and G6 Plus

Slowly but surely, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Motorola's lineup of phones. That also means new kernel source packages, which can be used by developers to create custom Pie-based ROMs and recoveries. Motorola has now released two new source packages for two (or possibly three) devices.

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Moto Mods: How a modular hardware platform locked Motorola into a cycle of failure

We all wish our phones could do more from time to time, but you can't just add new features without buying a new device, right? Oh, you're forgetting about Moto Mods. You can add new hardware capabilities to your phone like a speaker, a zoom camera, or projector. It changed everything... actually, that's wrong. Smartphones are largely the same as they were in 2016, but Motorola is still at least going through the motions to pretend Mods are a good idea. The evidence is unavoidable at this point: they're not.

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Prime-exclusive Moto G6 Play is $170 ($20 off) on Amazon

We're on the cusp of learning about the best that phone OEMs have to offer us for the first part of 2019. If you'd rather avoid the steadily increasing smartphone prices, then Amazon has a solid deal for you. The Prime-exclusive Moto G6 Play is just $169.99 right now, or $179.99 for the regular unlocked version. 

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Moto Camera update brings live filters, leveler UI, and histogram support, teases AR Sticker roll-out

For a stock camera app, Motorola's Camera 2 is pretty feature-rich, and in an update last December, it added even more options like a selfie portrait mode and support for watermarking. The app has been updated again, bringing live filters, a leveler UI, and some pro-mode tweaks.
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Moto G6 drops to $170 ($70 off) on Amazon for Prime Exclusive, $180 for regular version

If you're looking for something a bit bigger and/or newer than the Moto X4, which we posted a deal on earlier today, then this one might be more your speed. Amazon is offering the Prime Exclusive version of the G6 for $169.99, with the regular model coming in at $179.99.

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