With new apps being released by developers every waking day, Android users experience just how much the Android OS allows them to explore a world of different possibilities. Motorola made the Moto X pure Edition one of the initial smartphone models to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. This is however, not the only good news to reach the Moto X Pure Edition owners. Google has now gone a step further and launched the Moto X Pure Edition kernels to the general public.

As witnessed in Moto devices that have already been updated, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed is in a nearly stocked form. This now means that users and developers now have the freedom of experimenting with all kinds of functions, such as OS optimization, and Moto X’s overall customization.

The Moto X Pure Edition kernels released on GitHub are available for download, and come in file formats such as .zip, .tar, or .giz. The kernel source files will give developers the much needed power to develop custom ROMs for the Moto X handsets. A kernel offers a developer a smoother, much faster ability to build a custom OS that is stock Android.

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Although, other Moto handsets have seen the Android 6.0 software update, the Moto X Pure Edition is the first device by the Motorola company that is non-Nexus to receive the Android 6.0 kernel. Hopefully, the other Moto handsets will soon follow.

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