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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...

Lenovo IFA 2016 Announcements: Moto Z Play, Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod and US Pricing for the Moto Z

IFA 2016 has been the bearer of some exciting products so far. Lenovo is adding on to that list by announcing the Moto Z Play, the third member in the Moto Z family along with dropping some other tidbits related to their other products. Moto Z Play Unlike the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force, the...

The Moto Z is the Latest Phone to Suffer the Dwindling Hype of Far-Off Releases

When we talk flagships, we mean just that: devices that are top of the line, competing with the best of the best. OEMs try and put the best set of features that they believe would put their device on the top, sneaking in a compromise or two in areas where the normal consumer would not...

XDA Friday 6/10/16

  Check out the links to these articles below and have a great weekend! Details on the new Moto Z Sony Stamina Mode Vs. Doze Xperia X Video Recording Issues HTC 10 Buttons Mod Thread:

Recent MotoMod Leak Gives Us a Look Into the Future of Modular Phones

It appears modularity is in this season, folks. When the Phonebloks concept was released a few years ago, it made a tremendous impact about how we look at phones and their upgrade process. Not long after, Google and Motorola took over the Phonebloks idea and announced Project Ara, their take on a modular smartphone. After the...

Motorola’s Moto X Brand Dies to Give Way to Lenovo’s Moto Z

It's happening, and you sorta kinda wish it wasn't. Lenovo is changing whatever we loved about Moto. Leaker Evan Blass of the @evleaks fame left a cliffhanger on his Twitter handle yesterday, where he claimed that the Moto X is on its way out. Today, through Venturebeat, he has revealed that according to marketing material, the Moto...