Motorola's latest plus-sized budget smartphone, the Moto E4 Plus, just got a substantial leg-up; the kernel sources for the device have now been published. The smartphone, announced in June this year, is at the bottom of Motorola's extensive lineup of devices. The manufacturer posted the kernel sources for the device on GitHub earlier this evening.

For those of you who are unaware, kernel source code is a vital component to the development of custom ROMs like LineageOS, as well as custom recoveries like TWRP. 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, making it a very alluring budget option for enthusiasts with tight pockets (or a developer in need of a test phone).

Motorola ships devices with a close-to-stock Android experience (the only extra software on board is the Moto app, which enables certain gestures and extra functionality), which will make it very enticing for hardcore enthusiasts and Android purists alike. The device features a 5.5", 720p display, a Mediatek MT6737, a 13MP rear camera sensor along with a 5MP front camera sensor and a giant 5000 mAh battery. You can grab the kernel sources for the device below:

What do you guys think? Do you already own a Moto E4 Plus? If you don't, will this compel you to grab one? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.

via AP