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Motorola: Expect to See 12 New Moto Mods in 2017

This was the year of the modular smartphones. Many were hoping for Google's Project ARA to see the light of day until reports said the project had been put on hold. LG started a big campaign with the launch of the LG G5, and were inviting developers to check out their modular system. Lenovo/Motorola even jumped into the game...

[CORRECTION] Lenovo P2 Spec Leaks Point to SD-625 SoC and 5,100 mAh Battery

Lenovo seems to have a surprise in store for the upcoming holiday season. The Motorola Moto M has had its fair share of leaks for a while, but based on what we've learned so far, the device seemed to be just another low-end device. Interest in the device was recently renewed, however, with new reports...

Moto and Updates: More Planned Obsolesce from Lenovo’s Motorola

Planned obsolescence is a tricky grey area in every field. Advancements in science and technology allow equipment and components to last longer and perform reliably, but these improvements also have a very direct short-term impact on the sales of your future devices. After all, if the previous device is still working, that is one less compelling...

Weekly Debrief

In this week's news we have Motorola phones getting nougat, new Google products announced, and Samsung continues to have trouble with exploding phones. Here are some of the best articles of the week. A Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Caught Fire on Southwest Airlines While this incident doesn’t mean the new, replacement Galaxy Note 7 units are having...

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’s Motorola Moto M XT1662 Spotted at TENAA

Motorola has unveiled the Moto Z, the Moto G4 and the Moto E3 so far this year, with the entire range undergoing a refresh and compounding to cover almost every section of the pricing spectrum. But it seems that they're not done quite yet. Numerous leaks point towards a new lineup which will reportedly sit between the...

Gorilla Glass 5 and Shattered Expectations: Revisiting Old Solutions to Current Problems

Update: There was an issue with JerryRigEverything's initial scratch test which has since been corrected. The Note 7 is scratching at a Mohs of 6 like Corning stated, however that still is lower than the Mohs hardness of 7 that is recommended for watches and jewelry, meaning that the point of this article still stands. The...

Motorola Unveils the Moto E3 and Moto G4 Play for UK

The Moto E series from Motorola's portfolio was due for an upgrade, and it has finally received it. Meet the new Moto E, a device that is to shoulder Motorola's low-end legacy for 2016. So what has changed with the Moto E? For starters, the Moto E now comes with a 5" HD display. That's a decent...

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...

The Modular Moto Z Range Has Arrived

At the Lenovo Tech World 2016, Lenovo unveiled the second head turner of the day, the Moto Z and all of its brethren. Before we move on to the nitty-gritty about the devices, take a look at a quick spec sheet of the announced devices, below: Moto Z Moto Z Force Android Version 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0.1 Marshmallow Chipset Snapdragon 820 -- 2.2...