Lenovo: Current Moto Mods Will be Compatible for Next 3 Years of Phones, 12 New Ones Coming

Lenovo already told us to expect a whole bunch of new Moto Mods in 2017, potentially upwards of 4 new ones per quarter. Last week, though, during the company’s re-launch into Pakistan, an executive doubled-down on that promise, saying that they plan to release 12 Moto Mods throughout the year. He also discussed the longevity of a Moto Mod, something we had not yet heard from the company.  (more…)

Here is the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus: Pics, Specs, and Everything Else

So um, Motorola is hosting a press event at MWC in a week to unveil a new product or two. We’re pretty sure those new products will be the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. We are assuming that because leaks for each are starting to flow with regularity, but also because retailers are posting up entire listings for the devices, fit with pictures, specs, and everything else you might need to know. Seriously, we basically have it at all, thanks to electronics dealer K-Tronix(more…)

Motorola Shares Some of the Moto Mods Ideas Its Hackathon Participants are Building

Back in November, Motorola introduced a series of hackathons that they hoped would help bring new ideas for Moto Mods to the world. The thought was that there are brilliant minds all over who might have the next great idea for a Mod, but lack the funding or visibility to get it discovered. With these hackathons, Motorola is giving people the opportunity they need to potentially take a Moto Mod idea from concept to store shelf.

Today, Motorola gave us an update on the hackathon series after a successful couple of events in San Francisco, New York, and Buenos Aires.  (more…)

#TBT: When Motorola Let You Custom Design Phones Out of Texas

You might find this hard to believe, but it has been over three years since Motorola first introduced Moto Maker and the original Moto X. Everyone remember those good times, where you could custom design a phone to your liking, wait while it was assembled in Texas, and then receive it within four or five days? Ahhh, the good ol’ days.

Back in August of 2013, shortly after we reviewed the Moto X, we received our first custom order. Even though our in-depth review was done, the fact that we had another phone in house that was designed by us seemed like a moment worth sharing. And I think I felt that almost every time we designed another (yes, we designed like five of these things) because it was such a unique and personal experience that no one else was offering. (more…)