Report: Moto X Line to be Replaced by New Moto Z Phones

According to a report out of Venturebeat, the Moto X line may have been unceremoniously retired by Lenovo in favor of a new Moto line dubbed Moto Z. This news comes on the heels of Lenovo announcing new Moto G phones that may show up later this summer in the US and just before Lenovo shows off new Moto products at its Tech World conference in early June.

Today’s report claims that unpublished marketing materials have revealed the new branding, which also might shift the DROID line at Verizon into Moto Z branding. Let’s talk about what we are being told today.  (more…)

Question of the Day: What Do You Like or Dislike so Far About the Moto Leaks?

We have seen a ton of opinions flying around today regarding the leaks on upcoming devices from Motorola. If you somehow missed it, this morning, we got potential specs for a couple of new devices from Moto, as well as multiple digital renders of the phones. Turns out, the renders match that of a prototype device we saw in December and completely shrugged off, thinking it was just a really bad Photoshop job. I mean, really, it looks like a Moto 360 (1st Gen) glued onto the backside of the phone. It’s pretty funny how things turn out. (more…)

Report: Specs and Modules for Moto’s New Device Line-Up Emerge

According to details sent to VentureBeat from sources, we should expect two phones from Lenovo and Motorola in the near future (the two seen in this post), two phones that will also be some of the first in the industry to tackle modularity. Currently dubbed (and these better be codenames because they are awful names) Vertex and Vector Thin, but should be sold under the Moto or Moto X brand, each phone will be able to expand capabilities through a suite of modules called “Amps.” Each phone should have solid internals as well, along with almost unbelievable thinness.  (more…)

New 2016 Moto X, Motorola DROID Phones Surface and Look Mighty Familiar (Updated)

Alright, so remember back in December when a photo surfaced of a supposed Motorola phone we dubbed the Franken-iPhLumia360 (that’s pronounced eye-floom-ee-uh-360)? It was of a phone so distant in design from Motorola’s previous efforts that we stated something that didn’t seem all that outlandish at the time – that we were going to be beyond shocked if it was on any level real. Welp, it might be real! Check out all of these fabulous new renders that were posted by the folks at hellomotoHK over the weekend that look identical to that phone.

My, oh my.

So what are we looking at? Well, there is a lot to talk about here.  (more…)

Motorola’s Warranty and Replacement Service is Taking a Beating Right Now, Got a Story to Share? (Updated)

Yesterday afternoon, this reddit thread picked up a whole bunch of steam after the original poster shared his story on how he believes Motorola’s customer service has become a disaster within recent months. He links to forum threads and customer complaint sites to show that he is not alone and even gets a bunch of redditors to weigh in with similar stories.

The basics of the whole fiasco are that Motorola, depending on the device, isn’t able to issue warranty replacements and are leaving people without phones and watches for months at a time. That’s not a good look. It’s 2016 and most of us can’t go hours without our phones let alone days or weeks or months.

Now, we often hesitate about reporting on these types of stories, because customer complaint boards are just that – customer complaint boards. When people are satisfied with products, they aren’t going to spend time on complaint boards telling the world how great companies are. When they have a complaint, you know they will be there within minutes to express their frustration. These places almost always show companies in a bad light. With that said, something feels different about this situation.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon Gets an Update That Sure as Hell Isn’t Marshmallow

The Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon or AT&T aren’t getting Marshmallow. So when you see an update pop-up, like many are today on Verizon, don’t get excited. Don’t ever get excited again. It’s only going to be security updates that tease your inner white fluffy, sweet mass. Remember, Motorola disowned you without as much as a “Sorry, bruh.”  (more…)