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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...

The Moto Z Receives App Shortcuts, Round Icons, and More with 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Next Tuesday on July 25, Lenovo-owned Motorola will be taking the stage in New York City to announce a brand new smartphone. The rumor mill suggests that the main focus of this event will be the upcoming Moto Z2 Force, but even with a new flagship on the way, that doesn't mean Motorola has forgotten...

Opinion: Motorola Would Benefit from a Cleaner Release Strategy, Wider Availability

Motorola has been through somewhat of a rollercoaster over the past few years. Google purchased Motorola on May 22, 2012, and then quickly sold it off piecemeal, with the phone division going to Lenovo on January 29, 2014 for the lump sum of $2.91 billion. As one might expect from being owned by a California-based...

New Moto X, Z, G, E and C Devices Detailed in Leaked Image

We've been hearing quite a bit about upcoming Motorola devices: just yesterday we talked about the existence of a Moto X4, which signaled a return to the flagship that preceded the Moto Z line of last year. Now, a new leaked image by the reputable Evan Blass shows a number of Moto devices coming in 2017,...

New Moto Z2 Force Renders Show 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Thankfully

Last year, Lenovo's Moto Z line-up pulled an Apple and removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its Moto Z series. This was widely seen as a bad move, and surprisingly, even the Moto Z force - a thick and large device - had no headphone jack despite ample room to pack one in. The media generally didn't...

Excessive Lag Time Between Device Announcement and Release is Killing Excitement

We've talked at length about how overhyping a product can create unreachable expectations, and it goes without saying that a complete lack of hype can be just as disastrous. However, neither is as damaging as hyping up a product and then letting that excitement die off before launch. People can't maintain excitement about a product that they were...

Moto Mod Hackathon Winners Include HiDef Audio Mod, Gamepad Mod, and a Skin Care Mod

(Feature Image Credits: Motorola) Earlier this week, we argued that the Motorola Moto Z quietly transformed smartphone modularity. Although the Moto Z family is far from the true modularity promised by the likes of the now-defunct Google Ara project, Motorola's attempt demonstrated that the concept is indeed viable. We had mentioned that Motorola was committed to supporting Moto...

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Updated to Nougat

The Android Nougat update has recently been pushed to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Surprisingly, the Verizon variants were the first models to receive this update. That's a bit unheard of considering Verizon's  record of being a little late in the update game. This video shows some of the new features you can...

Verizon Begins Rolling Out Nougat to the Moto Z Droid & Moto Z Droid Force

Many were wondering how Lenovo would change the way Motorola handles their smartphone business once the acquisition had been completed. Lenovo said they had plants to utilize Motorola connections to enter the US smartphone market, while at the same time introducing Motorola smartphones to countries they have never been sold in. This all sounds great, but...

Motorola Announces Which Phones will Receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola's reputation for fast and prompt OTA updates has been a bit shaky since they were acquired by Lenovo. There were times when Motorola would beat Google to the punch when it came to the latest Android update. They still do a respectable job with updates to some of their devices, but they have seemingly...

Moto Z Receives Official TWRP Support

The Moto Z is just starting to get in the hands of customers and we're already seeing community developers releasing mods for the device. This build of TWRP for the Moto Z is being maintained by kaneawk, and it is for the device with the codename Griffin (not Sheridan). There aren't any special instructions required to get this...

Motorola to Launch the Moto Z Series in India Next Month

When Motorola and Lenovo first announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we were told the Force Droid variant would be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This is still the case, but we did recently see an unlocked version of the Moto Z go up for pre-order in the United Kingdom last month and this month in the...
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