12 new Moto Mods per year, promises Motorola

After the LG G5‘s lackluster reception and Google scrapping Project Ara, Motorola’s Moto Z line seems to be the last hope for modular phones and Motorola is betting big on Moto Mods and the company seems committed to their vision of the modular smartphone.  In fact, Lenovo’s Moto execs told a small group of journalists this week, the company itself will commit to releasing at least 12 new Moto Mods a year.

That’s according to a report from Cnet, which says that Lenovo’s Moto Mods director John Touvannas specifically wants to release more modular accessories in 2017 than the company has this year. Continue reading “12 new Moto Mods per year, promises Motorola”

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Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force Android Nougat update rolling out on Verizon

Android Nougat was released on August 22 and was available for a long time as a developer preview version before that. Despite this, outside of the Nexus and Pixels, none of the devices are running the latest version of Android. In fact, only 0.3% of all android devices are currently on Android Nougat.

The Moto Z and Moto Z force started receiving the Nougat update a couple of days ago and now many Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force users on Verizon are receiving the update as well. Continue reading “Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force Android Nougat update rolling out on Verizon”

Potential Moto X 2017 leaked image and render mock up revealed

This has been an interesting year for Motorola and its fans. Instead of the Moto X 2016, the company brought forth a completely new lineup, the Moto Z family. Many thought of this situation as an ending for the Moto X and any future devices to sport the name. But now it is highly likely that a new Moto X is on the way thanks to the recently leaked Lenovo device roadmap for 2017.

This mocked up render from Tech Droider gives an idea of what a 2017 Moto X phone could look like if it were to be released. Continue reading “Potential Moto X 2017 leaked image and render mock up revealed”

Lenovo to give up its own brand name in favour of Moto for future smartphones

Lenovo bought Motorola from Google as a rather large purchase and since then there has been some confusion as to what Lenovo planned on doing with the acquisition. On one hand, Lenovo replaced almost the entire original Motorola staff, while on the other hand it let the brand Moto not only live but drive some serious innovation in the form of moto mods.

According to an unconfirmed report today, the Chinese manufacturer looks to set a definitive direction going forward. Lenovo may be about to put the branding it received as part of the deal to more use. The report claims the famous “Moto” brand will be placed on all future Lenovo headsets. Continue reading “Lenovo to give up its own brand name in favour of Moto for future smartphones”

Moto M launched with waterproof metallic build in China for $295

After all the leaks and rumors coming out of China over the past few weeks, the Lenovo Moto M is here. Even though the final announcement from Lenovo, which owns Motorola brand, is still awaited. The Moto M has been listed at the TMall, an online retail portal in China, for 1,999 Yuan ($295) and all its specifications as well as images have been shared on the website. The formal announcement of the Moto M is expected today.

There’s no word currently on whether the device will ever see a wider release outside of China, but earlier rumors had pointed at a global model that might be launched in the U.S. and some other international markets at some stage in the future. Continue reading “Moto M launched with waterproof metallic build in China for $295”

Moto M press renders leak, showing off the design and some specs

The Moto M smartphone has been leaking for weeks now, and if the latest info is to be believed, Motorola could introduce this smartphone on November 8th, and the Lenovo P2 could accompany it.

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A new leak has just popped up, and it gives us the best look at the Moto M smartphone thus far. The leak comes from NowhereElse, and showcases the phone’s metal chassis as well as the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Continue reading “Moto M press renders leak, showing off the design and some specs”

Moto M new leaked images and specs surface, show a not so stock interface

A rumoured Lenovo Moto M has been doing the rounds in the rumour mill for a while now. A leak back in September showed us our first glimpse at the phone with a surprising metal unibody construction and a rear facing fingerprint reader. Okay so this is so common these days you say, why is it surprising? Well, this has never been done to a Moto.

And it seems, we’re starting the month with fresh Moto M images and leaked specs coming from Steve Hemmerstoffer, who is responsible for leaking plenty of other devices and details about those devices in the past. Continue reading “Moto M new leaked images and specs surface, show a not so stock interface”

News Brief :Huawei Mate 9 may include dual 20MP & 12MP Cameras, more Moto M leaks along with Lenovo Vibe P2

Huawei Mate 9 and Lenovo Moto M are two devices that have seen several leaks over the past months and so many things have happened in between I almost forgot about them both. But new leaks seem to have surfaced for both of them and the Lenovo Vibe P2 which is now expected to launch alongside the Lenovo Moto M.  Continue reading “News Brief :Huawei Mate 9 may include dual 20MP & 12MP Cameras, more Moto M leaks along with Lenovo Vibe P2”

Motorola Moto Z, Moto Z Play and the Moto Mods Launched in India

Over the last few years, we have seen innovation slow down to a crawl in the mobile phone industry. Almost every phone launched feels like an incremental upgrade, offering maybe one or two features that really stand out from its competitors or even the previous generations. Modular design, a concept we first heard of from Google’s Project Ara was supposed to bring forth the next phase of smartphone evolution.

Unfortunately though, Project Ara was sacked. LG tried its hand at modular design with the G5, but the implementation had consumers shying away from the device. Or it could’ve been the fabulous sales of the S7 Edge. Lenovo’s Moto Mods is conceptually better than LG’s attempt, in that everyone will agree. And Lenovo is pushing the Moto Z lineup and the Moto mods with all its guns blazing. Skip the Sevens anyone? Continue reading “Motorola Moto Z, Moto Z Play and the Moto Mods Launched in India”

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