Moto and Lenovo Introduce Moto Mods, the Modules for the Moto Z

The big selling feature for the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force is being pushed as the modularity of each phone, where Motorola will look to extend the style and functionality of each by selling you modules, called Moto Mods.

So far, we know that we can expect Moto Maker options for Moto Mods called Style Shells that can add a pop of color, texture (leather, wood, nylon, etc.), and personality to your phone. But outside of the Shells, we we will see Moto Mods including a speaker from JBL that can extend battery life by up to 10 hours, a Moto Insta-Share projector for turning any surface into a 70-inch screen, and an Incipio offGRID power pack that can give you up to 22 hours of extra battery life.  (more…)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Arrive Exclusively to Verizon This Summer, Elsewhere in the Fall

With the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (along with their DROID Edition variants) now official, you are probably wondering how and when you can get one. Well, I have really sh*tty news on that front, unfortunately. Why? Because Motorola went the exclusive route to start. Yep, ready to hear about this?

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force will first arrive in the US as DROID Edition exclusive phones for Verizon this summer. If you aren’t a Verizon customers, you’ll be able to buy the Moto Z later in the fall. You’ll notice I only mentioned the Moto Z and that’s because the Moto Z Force, with its shatterproof display, is a Verizon exclusive completely.  (more…)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Specs (Official)

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are now official! Ready to learn all about these two new, truly modular phones from Motorola and Lenovo? We have lots to share, but to start, we thought we’d just hand out the official specs of each to get you into the dirty details.

As expected, both phones are very high-end, with 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 820 processors, 4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage with microSD support, next-gen cameras, and of course, Moto Mod support.

Here you go, dive in.  (more…)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and 360 Sport Get Updates With Moto Body Enhancements

The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and Moto 360 Sport are receiving updates today in the form of Android Wear build MWD49B. The update isn’t large, but does introduce enhance calorie calculation and continuous heart rate measuring through Moto Body, plus security updates and stability improvements.

The update is rolling out now, so be sure to jump into Settings to check for it.  (more…)

Lenovo Tech World 2016 Keynote Live Blog!

Lenovo and Moto(rola) will take the stage today during the Lenovo Tech World to unwrap at least a handful of new products. We have Tim on hand for the keynote and after-keynote coverage, so expect all the hands-on throughout the day of everything that is announced.

As for what we can expect, well, Lenovo is going to debut their Project Tango phone, a phone that may be so massive, it’ll make the Nexus 6 feel unworthy of its “Shamu” codename. Moto, on the other hand, is more than likely going to give us a first look at the Moto Z, the new line of phones that should replace the Moto X. This phone, or line, will include ultra thin bodies and modular capabilities that have been rumored herethere, and everywhere.

The event kicks off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). Join us below for the embedded live stream and chat!  (more…)

Question of the Day: Excited for Moto’s Announcements Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is a pretty big day for Moto(rola) and Lenovo. During the keynote of Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco (watch it here), Moto will get a chance to shine on stage as they unveil what we expect to be their next flagship phone, the Moto Z.

From what we have seen through a variety of leaks, the phone will take on new design language, ditch the “X” branding, and attempt to make modularity in a phone a real thing, something LG couldn’t do with the G5. At first leak, we weren’t exactly all that impressed by the Moto Z’s design, but have admitted to warming to it and maybe even becoming quite fond of it. As you guys know, I’m also excited to see companies like Lenovo and Moto taking chances with things like modules, because innovation doesn’t happen if everyone just place it safe.  (more…)