If you were waiting for more custom ROM support on the Moto X4, today is your lucky day, as Motorola has published the kernel sources for the Moto X4. The release has been fairly prompt, as the device initially launched only just over a month ago, so credit to Motorola for managing to release kernel sources in a timely fashion.
Kernel source code is a vital component to custom ROM development, and the Moto X4 is no exception to this. This move may increase the popularity and potential appeal of the device for enthusiasts shopping in the mid-range market, as publishing these sources has the potential to spark and trigger custom ROM and mod development for the device, and strengthen the device's modding community. It's worth keeping in mind that many variants of the Moto X4 are Android One based, meaning they will get a stock Android experience and quick updates from Google. Furthermore, even the non-Android One models ship with a close-to-stock Android experience (the only extra software on board is the Moto app, which enables certain gestures and extra functionality). The near-stock Android experience on both devices allows for a solid foundation for mods to be built on top of, meaning we can expect a lot of great enthusiast development support for this device in the future. You can grab the sources below:
For those of you who are unaware, the Moto X4 was announced at IFA earlier this year, and was launched as the first Android One device in the US, and the first non-Google device released on Project Fi. It features mid-range specs; including a Snapdragon 630, a 1080p IPS display, and a 12MP dual camera setup, making it a very compelling mid-range phone. Our friends at Android Central took a closer look at it recently, which you can read here if you want to learn more about the device.
What do you guys think? Do you already own a Moto X4? If you don't, will this compel you to get a Moto X4? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.