Motorola Promises Three Generations of Moto Mods Support on the Moto Z Lineup

Motorola Promises Three Generations of Moto Mods Support on the Moto Z Lineup

One of the frequently asked questions when it comes to modularity implementations is just how long the OEMs are committed to their vision and feature. LG’s attempt at modularity was a self-confessed disaster on the LG G5 and despite their promises, the OEM failed to provide the ecosystem support needed for a fledgling idea to flourish. But then, Motorola introduced Moto Mods.

Lenovo, through Motorola, seems more intent on making it work. Motorola’s vision of modularity involves case-like extensions that snap on to the back of their flagship lineups and extend functionality beyond what the phone could perform on its own. But then again, Motorola’s commitment to the ecosystem would dictate how much and for how long customer interest would remain present towards Moto Mods.

As reported by TechRadar, Motorola spokesperson have commented that Motorola is looking to provide three generations of Moto Mods support, allowing next generation Moto Z devices to support past Moto Mods.

Motorola has confirmed three generations of support for Moto Mods, so the next gen devices will support current mods.

TechRadar reports that this means when the next of the Moto Z flagship will be released, it will work with with last years mods like the Hasselblad camera mod and JBL Soundboost.

It is important to remember that promising something does not mean that it is guaranteed to take effect. LG proposed something similar with the LG G5 and LG Friends, promising modular designs with their future smartphones. But as we all know by now, the LG G6 completely ditched modularity, opting to become a complete smartphone by itself. Motorola is promising past Mod support on future Moto Z devices, but we would still advise taking this with a pinch of salt. Because at the end of the day, the corporate balance sheet holds stronger preference over mere promises. Luckily, they’ve kept their promise so far.

What are your thoughts on Motorola’s promise of three generation of Mod support? Do you believe such a promise is feasible for Lenovo? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TechRadar

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