Instead of updating the Moto X line of devices, Motorola unveiled the Moto Z last year. The device’s key selling point was a special module named Moto Modes with the ability to instantly expand the capabilities of the phone. However, due to the expensive price, lack of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and short battery life, the phone did upset a lot of users.
If the Moto OS doesn’t get your love, it will now be easier to receive decent ROMs. The Android 7.0 Nougat kernel source code for the Moto Z and Moto Z Droid have been finally released and get ready for tinkering. This will make creating custom ROMs for the device much easier, so it’s best to expect custom ROM development for the devices to pick up.
Those who want to get their hands on the source code, just click this link.
To whom it may concern, Moto Z and Moto Z Droid are two different versions of Moto’s new flagship device, but there is a little difference between them, except some elements of external design and display. The Moto Z Droid is the larger of the two devices. It is 6.99mm thick and weighs in 163g, while the Moto Z is unbelievably thin at just 5.19mm, and weighs in 136g. Both devices feature a 5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED display. But, the Moto Z Droid comes with the Moto ShatterShield display with a multi-layer system that is guaranteed not to crack or shatter for up to 4 years.
Moto Z and Moto Z Droid are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support.
In terms of battery life, the Moto Z is backed by a small 2,600mAh battery, smaller than the Moto G4, while the Moto Z Droid has a 3,500mAh battery. With a 5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED, the Moto Z’s battery life is not good enough.
Speaking of the camera, the Moto X Droid comes with the more powerful camera, with a 21MP primary camera, while the Moto Z sports a 13MP primary one. Both of them include the f/1.8 apertures, laser autofocus, OIS, and a dual LED flash and 5MP front-facing cameras.
What are your thoughts on the release of Android 7.0 Nougat kernel source code for Moto Z and Moto Z Droid? Did you grab the Moto Z or Moto Z Droid? How have you experienced it so far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
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