15 January 2018
Motorola has now shared the kernel source code of the Moto E4 smartphone which was launched earlier this year. It is an entry-level offering from the company and was announced with Android Nougat. The phone has the codename "perry" and source code files for the same can be found on the Github page of Motorola.
As we already know that Motorola has no plans for upgrading the Moto E4 to the latest Android Oreo, the availability of kernel source code can open some new doors for both developers and users. We can expect to see some new tweaks and even better and more optimal custom ROMs and mods for the phone in the future. But obviously, it would depend on developers when and if we will get to see any interesting stuff for this budget offering.
The Moto E4 sports a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and oleophobic coating protection. The phone has different variants which are powered by the MediaTek MT6737 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/427 processor depending on the which one you pick. All these variants feature 2GB of RAM with 16GB of onboard storage. There is microSD card support available as well.
In the camera department, you will get an 8-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is a 2800mAh battery to keep the lights on and as mentioned above, it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.