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Motorola releases G5 Plus kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo

You hear us talk a lot about manufacturers releasing the kernel source codes for their devices. Some resist hard, while others just take some time. In the case of the latter, Motorola released the Android 8.1 Oreo sources for the Moto G5 Plus over on its GitHub.

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Don’t expect lengthy software support from Motorola’s new Moto G6 and E5

If you’re planning to buy one of Motorola’s newest handsets, you should be aware that you won’t get lengthy software support. Motorola is promising just one major Android upgrade for the new Moto G6 series, while the Moto E5 series may not get a major update at all.

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[Update: Just on-body detection] Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

Amazon has been running its Prime Exclusive program for some time now. Essentially, the company partners with phone manufacturers to offer noticeably lower prices on devices in exchange for preloaded Amazon apps and advertisements on the lock screen. However, it appears that these lockscreen ads have led to a security flaw on one Prime Exclusive device, the Moto G5 Plus.

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[Deal Alert] Get $100 off Moto Z2 Play ($399), plus discounts on Moto X4 and G5 Plus

Motorola is offering some nice discounts on several devices for an after-holiday sale, including a significant $100 savings on the Moto Z2 Play.

Usually retailing for $499, an unlocked Moto Z2 Play with 64GB of storage is going for $399 at Motorola's website, in either dark gray or gold colors. Best Buy isn't offering the unlocked version, and even the unlocked version without a U.S. warranty is still $75 more expensive at Amazon.

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[Deal Alert] Get the Moto Z2 Play for $350 ($150 off), G5 Plus for $200-240 ($20 off), and more from Motorola's site

The mass frenzy of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales has ended, but there are still a few deals popping up for holiday shoppers. Motorola has now discounted most of its product catalog on its online store, including the Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5 Plus, Moto X4, Moto E4 Plus, and the original Moto Z.

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TWRP now supports OnePlus 5T, Moto G5 Plus, and more

The OnePlus 5T is without a doubt an enthusiast phone. And what good would an enthusiast phone be without an available custom recovery? TWRP has just added support for the 5T, as well as the Moto G5 Plus and a few other devices.

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Most Wanted: The best smartphones you can buy (2017)

An updated version of this guide is available here.

It's that time of year again. Knowing our audience, chances are that you're looking for some sort of gadget to purchase for yourself or someone else. Whether the smartphone being replaced is too old, too bootloopy, or just doesn't have all the features you want, we've got you covered with our choices for the best smartphones you can buy.

The sheer number of smartphones on the market today makes narrowing the choices down difficult. So many factors - battery life, cameras, displays, software, water resistance, and more - come into play, but our goal is to find the best all-rounders out there.

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[Deal Alert] Moto G5 Plus 32GB is down to $169.99 ($60 off) on Amazon

If you've been on the prowl for a nice sub-$200 phone, we've got one for you right here: the Moto G5 Plus. While this is older than the G5S Plus, the G5 Plus is also much more affordable and might even have a superior camera setup. Now you can grab a 32GB G5 Plus for just $169.99, a full $60 off its MSRP.

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[Update: Moto X4 too] Motorola reveals the Moto Z and Moto G devices that will get Android Oreo, G4 series excluded

Back in the days when the Moto X could be used with one hand and Moto Maker was a cool new thing, Motorola was one of the best manufacturers with software updates. Since their skin is so minimal, anything else would be disappointing. But Motorola is not what it once was, and it's fallen behind in terms of software support. The Lenovo-owned company has just released its update roadmap for Android 8.0 Oreo.

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[Deal Alert] Moto G5 Plus (64GB/4GB) on sale for $239.99 ($60 off) at Amazon and Best Buy

Motorola's high-end phones haven't been my favorite devices for the last few years, but the budget lineup is fantastic. In fact, the Moto G5 Plus is probably the best phone you can get in its price range. It's even better if you have the version with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, but that's usually too spendy at $300. Today, it's about $60 cheaper—just $239.99, which is only $10 more than the base model.

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