Moto Z DROID Finally Getting First Update With July’s Security Patch (Updated)

The Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID are receiving updates at the moment, likely the updates that Motorola told us to expect shortly after launch as they were embroiled in monthly security update drama.

The updates are arriving as build MCL24.246-36 and weigh in at about 436MB. They seem to take a really long time to download too, by the way, so make sure you are ready for them with plenty of battery.  (more…)

Hasselblad Moto Mod Spotted Ahead of Possible IFA Unveiling

The Hasselblad Moto Mod, a camera module that we all anticipated would launch alongside the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, but didn’t, has been spotted in promotional material ahead of a possible unveiling at next week’s IFA in Berlin. According to the material, this upcoming Moto Mod will feature 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, a RAW shooting option, and quite a bit more.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto 360 Sport in White for Only $140

Over on Amazon, folks can find the Moto 360 Sport smartwatch in White, listed at a price of only $139.99. Originally launched with a price of $299, this dip seems like a solid discount for anyone looking to get into Android Wear.

The Sport model of the Moto 360 is suited towards those who are quite active, featuring a single silicone band that wraps around the watch. This band allows you to sweat all over it, perfect for you heavy perspirers. The watch comes with GPS tracking, an AnyLight display, and should see the upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update.  (more…)

It Took Motorola Two Years to Develop Moto Mods, Reminds Developers About MDK

For third-party hardware developers, the Moto Mods platform creates a unique opportunity to bring a new experience to a built-in audience of Moto Z device owners. With that being said, Motorola is reminding all third-party developers (software and hardware) that made its MDK (Moto Mods Development Kit) is available for purchase in the US.

In a blog post posted to the Motorola website, the company discusses the two-year process of bringing Moto Mods to the masses. As penned by Motorola, the company had to find a perfect blend of hardware design and components to deliver a platform that worked seamlessly. Not only did the Mods have to be just right, but a lot of thought went into the Moto Z and Moto Z Force in general, weighing many factors during the time of design.  (more…)

Specs Comparison: Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S7, Moto Z, G5, OnePlus 3, and HTC 10

The day is coming to a close and even though you are probably burned out on all of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coverage, since it has fully dominated the past several hours, we wanted to toss out a specs comparison of Samsung’s latest flagship to the other top tier devices of the moment. After all, the phone arrives with a steeper than usual price and a set of specs that few can stand up with. But is all of this worth it when compared to say, the OnePlus 3 and its $400 price tag? Or is it better than the S7 Edge, which can be had for decent discounts these days? Or does it need a modular aspect like the G5 and Moto Z?

We’ll let you weigh in on that for now as we lead up to our full Galaxy Note 7 review. Let the battle begin.  (more…)

5 Reasons the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Worth Buying

If you happened to read our reviews for these devices, which can be found here (Moto Z) and here (Moto Z Force), you will know that if it was our choice, we would likely opt for another device over either of these two. They just don’t quite mesh well with our lifestyles. However, if you are on the fence about these phones, possibly looking for a few specific reasons as to why they are worth your money, we can help you with that. You see, just because they aren’t for us, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t enjoy them.

Both of the DROID editions for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are now available exclusively at Verizon. For pricing, the Moto Z full retail is listed at $624, while the Moto Z Force is priced at $720. These are not inexpensive devices.

With that being said, we can think of a few good reasons why someone might want to rock the Moto Z or Moto Z Force. Allow us to enlighten you.

Here are 5 reasons the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are worth buying.  (more…)