Motorola sure seems to be out of ideas for Moto Mods. Not only have they mostly failed to deliver any meaningful Mods for you and I to buy today, but they are asking for your help with concepts for what customers may actually want to buy. While their implementation of modularity to phones is the best in the business, it’s clear that they are struggling to generate buzz and appeal. With that said, the next potential module could be a nice add-on for tech lovers who want to play with the future of real-life gaming or applications.
According to PCMag, who spoke with Motorola’s current CEO, his company is “likely” to introduce a Project Tango module to the Moto Z. That would mean the experience you’ll see on the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro – world’s first Tango phone – on your Moto Z. (more…)
On Friday, a bunch of Moto Z and Moto Z Force owners began receiving a surprise update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Motorola and Verizon remained mostly silent on the rollout or whether or not it was supposed to be happening so widely, but this morning Motorola confirmed the good news. (more…)
According to owners on reddit, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force for Verizon are receiving an update to Nougat, though, Verizon has not yet made that move official through its website. (more…)
There is a new Moto Mod up for pre-order from Mophie and Verizon this week, a juice pack bringing an extra 3,000mAh of battery to your Moto Z device. Priced at $79.99, that’s 60% extra battery for your phone. (more…)
Detailed in a recent report out of China, Lenovo will cease the use of its own branding on all future handsets. Instead, it will lean on its Moto brand, hopefully putting the 2014 acquisition to good use. This news follows a previous report from May, where Lenovo admitted that the purchase of Motorola has not been meeting expectations. (more…)
Along with the updates to Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, Verizon is also pushing out updates to the Blackberry Priv, Moto Z Play, and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. The Priv update is huge, as it’s to Marshmallow, while the other two are just security patches. (more…)
For those who may have purchased a Moto device through the Moto Credit program, or anyone thinking of purchasing a new device via this method, letters are going out to inform customers that this will no longer be an option moving forward.
In the letter, which was sent to one of our readers then forwarded to us, Comenity Capital Bank, the bank that issues the credit, states that the credit program with Motorola will cease on November 30, 2016. Furthermore, starting November 29, 2016, no purchases using existing Moto Credit can occur, permanently bringing an end to the program. (more…)
Last week, a report suggesting that LG was already abandoning modularity in phones caused some to worry about Motorola’s future in the niche. You asked us during our most recent Q&A if we thought Motorola would do the same and we responded by saying that it seemed more likely that they would continue on rather than give up. That’s because Motorola has a great implementation of modules with Moto Mods, but to succeed they need better Mods.
Today, Motorola announced a whole bunch of new initiatives to get creators and developers making the next great Mod. They’ll do so through funding at Indiegogo, Hackathons, and, investments by Lenovo Capital. (more…)