Lenovo, randomly posted this video today to its YouTube channels and Twitter that is of the new boot animation accompanying “new Moto phones.” We aren’t sure if that means future phones, as in, phones coming months from now or if the current crop of newish phones (like the Moto Z family) will see an update to this.
In the past, while still under Google leadership, Motorola frequently update the boot animations on phones like the original Moto X. These weren’t necessarily big feature changes or a part of a software update, but they did add some life to phones that were months old and were something we did look forward to.
Maybe this is a sign that Lenovo will do the same. Either way, let us know what you think.
Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is official and arriving on Nexus devices, many of you are starting to wonder when and if your non-Nexus phone is going to see the upgrade to it. Since we had not yet heard Motorola’s plans for any of their recently released phones, we reached out and heard back this morning. (more…)
According to two sources close to the matter, Lenovo just laid off hundreds of employees at Motorola, potentially more than 50% of the remaining workforce at the mobile device maker. One source actually pegged the number at 700+ out of 1200 remaining who will be told that they no longer have a job within the next day. (more…)
For the Moto Z Play, being a mid-range phone that we wouldn’t typically review, we took a different approach to sharing our final thoughts on it. Hey, look, a video review from Droid Life! This should be interesting.
If you have watched the DL Show in recent weeks or follow us on Twitter, you probably know that I’ve actually become quite a big fan of this phone. It might be the legitimate 2-day battery life that has me brainwashed. Seriously, I have never in all my years reviewing phones, seen one that can last this long on a single charge. You get battery estimates from companies as they announce new phones, yet none ever live up to those numbers. This phone does and I am incredibly impressed. (more…)
The unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play are now available for pre-order in the US at both Best Buy and Amazon. Motorola told us to expect them in October and that’s what each pre-order is telling us. The Moto Z is showing a release date of October 2, while the Moto Z Play will release on October 20. (more…)
Motorola has launched a new campaign, asking consumers to “Skip the Sevens.” Basically, Motorola has taken a page out of Jimmy Kimmel’s playbook, luring what appear to be clueless Apple loyalists into a room, asking them what they think of the newly-announced iPhone 7 devices. Once they explain that they are not all that impressed by what Apple has announced, Moto shows off what upcoming prototype iPhone devices are capable of.
The thing is, these prototype iPhones are not iPhones at all, and instead, is the Moto Z smartphone. Do you see where this is going? Now, with these poor souls thinking they are looking at prototype iPhones, Motorola demoes the magic of Moto Mods. They show off the projector, SoundBoost speaker, as well as the battery pack. Naturally, these folks think Apple is soon to bring big time innovation to the market, genuinely looking impressed with what they have been shown.
This is when the sad part kicks in. (more…)
Verizon’s newest prepaid offering is the Moto G Play (or is it Moto G4 Play or Moto G Play DROID?), a low-end prepaid device that costs just $85 at the moment. This phone was first announced back in May with the Moto G4, but was always the bottom tier of the line and not expected to make waves when/if it did arrive here. (more…)
Been wondering why we haven’t seen new Android Wear smartwatches from the typical players in the game, you know, like Motorola, LG, and Huawei? According to CNET, who spoke with each company, that’s because none of them plan to release a new watch any time soon. In fact, even with the holiday approaching and smartwatches seeming like a perfect gift for your tech dad, they’ll all be passing this time around. (more…)