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Moto E 2015 open source files released today

Motorola is working on its current products and their software programs as it is attempting to update all of them. This ultimately means releasing kernel sources to the public as well. This time, the device getting this treatment is the 2015 Moto E, its low-cost smartphone. The device was updated to Android 5.1.1 in May and now its kernel source files are being published.

 

Moto E 2015

 

 

This will probably interest you developers out there and, if you are intrigued and eager, you can head over to Motorola GitHub (link in source) to find and download this package or any other Moto package that interests you (and is available at this time). After downloading the files, you can start tinkering with the source code to create beautiful ROMs, better recoveries and apps for instance.

 

Attention: this is not the package for the AT&T Go phone or the Verizon prepaid Moto E.

 

Source: Motorola GitHub

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Motorola Moto E 2nd edition now available for $150 with LTE, 3G-only option also coming soon

The new second gen Moto E is now live and you will be able to get it in the US with $149.99 with LTE. The 3G-only option will be sold for $119.99 and it will be available soon. This version is the GSM one, and not the Verizon locked one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBECQPGKuMk

 

This β€œnew” device has a better processor, a Snapdragon 410 upgrade from the Snapdragon 200 (the 3G model will retain the slower processor though). The device has a 4.5” 540×960 display and is just 0.2” bigger than the previous model, whereas the RAM remains the same at 1GB with doubled internal storage to 8GB. The new battery is a bit bigger, a 2390mAh cell, and you will also get a secondary VGA camera with that pre-existing 5MP snapper.

This time you can customize your phone with bands that fit around the frame and you can buy them in bundles with pre-exiting colors: turquoise, raspberry and purple or yellow, blue and red. Each set will cost $19.99.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YJJu46Gnc8

 

Motorola Moto E second edition is rolling out to more than 50 countries all over Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.

Source: Motorola