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Moto Z3 Play and Z2 Force now receiving Android 9 Pie updates

Motorola's phones were once renowned for getting the latest Android OS updates extremely quickly, but that hasn't been the case for many years. Two of its phones, the Moto Z3 Play and Moto Z2 Force, are finally being updated to Android Pie. Given that we're now on our fourth beta release of Android Q, it's safe to say that Moto's lagging behind a bit.

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Moto Z3 Play Prime Exclusive with Power Pack Mod drops to all-time low of $329

Ever since Lenovo snagged Motorola, it has become a very different company than it was under Google. While the original Moto X was all about perfectly matched hardware and software, the newer high-end Moto Z phones have something else up their sleeves – Moto Mods, which can be snapped on the back of the devices to extend their functionality. The latest model in this line is the Moto Z3 Play, and we've found a deal for you: currently, the Amazon Prime exclusive version of the phone is available for $329.

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Moto Z3 Play kernel source code for Android 9 Pie update now available

In our review of the Moto Z3 Play from last year, we said it carried "an unacceptable price for a decent phone." In the event that you did pony up the $500 for it, or maybe just bought it on sale, you should be excited that development for its Android 9 Pie firmware is coming soon. Motorola has just published the Z3 Play's Pie kernel source code on GitHub.

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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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Moto Z3 Play's Pie release notes published, hinting at forthcoming update

Back in August, Motorola published a list of eight phones that it planned to update to Android 9 Pie. Fast forward six months, and the Moto Z3 Play has finally had its Pie release notes published. We haven't seen any reports of the update actually being pulled just yet, but it should be hitting devices any day now.

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Grab a Moto Z3 Play for $385 ($115 off) at B&H

Motorola's phones generally have nice hardware, an unadulterated version of Android, and good performance for their price. Those things are all true of the Moto Z3 Play, which launched launched last year for $500 — the last one even more so now that the phone is on sale at B&H for $115 off its MSRP.

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Moto Camera update adds selfie portrait mode, AR Stickers for Moto Z3 and Z3 Play phones, watermarking, and more

Every so often, Motorola updates its camera app with bug fixes and maybe a couple of new features. This latest Moto Camera update is rather hefty, adding several new features. Highlights include a selfie portrait mode for all Motorola devices now, AR stickers for the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play, and a nifty watermarking feature.

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Kernel source codes for Motorola One Power and Moto Z3 Play are now available

The Motorola One Power and Moto Z3 Play are fairly recent releases from Motorola, having debuted earlier this year. Both phones have now had their kernel source codes published on GitHub, meaning that custom development for them can now properly begin.

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[Deal Alert] Buy a Moto Z3 Play, get an Amazon Alexa smart speaker mod for free ($112 off)

Modular smartphones haven't taken off the way we'd hoped they would back before Project Ara got canned. Motorola hasn't yet given up on the dream of an à la carte future, though, and for a limited time, you can snag a free Alexa smart speaker mod when you buy a Moto Z3 Play.

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Moto Z3 Play review: An unacceptable price for a decent phone

Motorola has changed a lot since the days when it was a Google company. Ah, what a time that was! With the glory days of the Moto X long behind us, it's all about Moto Mods now. The company has just launched its first 2018 Z device—the Moto Z3 Play, and it's pushing the modular angle even harder. When you purchase the Z3 Play, you get a Motorola battery Mod in the box, plus support for all the Mods released thus far. Unfortunately, that's not as strong a selling point as Motorola would have you believe.

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