moto z

  • The Moto Z gets a Nougat update and Daydream certification

    The Moto Z gets a Nougat update and Daydream certification

    The last time we checked in on Nougat market share numbers (a little over a week ago), the latest version of Google’s operating system was ranked below Gingerbread in terms of adoption. Slowly but surely the needle is starting to move. A handful of manufacturers have announced updates for their devices in the lead up to the holiday, including both variants of the OnePlus 3. This week… Read More

  • Motorola partners with Indiegogo to try to jumpstart Moto Mod development

    Motorola partners with Indiegogo to try to jumpstart Moto Mod development

    The Moto Z is an ambitious and impressive device in and of itself, but its success will, in no small part, ultimately be dependent on accessories. In much the same way a gaming console’s hardware prowess doesn’t mean a heck of lot with a great ecosystem of games, a modular handset isn’t much to speak of without the right set of mods. The Z offered a decent array at launch… Read More

  • Hasselblad’s True Zoom Mod turns the Moto Z into a camera with a giant viewfinder

    Hasselblad’s True Zoom Mod turns the Moto Z into a camera with a giant viewfinder

    The latest add-on Motorola’s Moto Z line brings some serious photo taking gravitas to the compelling modular offering. The Hasselblad True Zoom essentially turns the handset into a skinny camera with an enormous 5.5-inch viewfinder. Given everything we know about our friends at Hasselblad, it’s no surprise, really, that the modular backing is a really lovely looking bit of hardware. Read More

  • Motorola opens its Moto Z modular system to hardware developers

    Motorola opens its Moto Z modular system to hardware developers

    Motorola – or, perhaps more accurately, Verizon – has started selling the modular Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Editions today (starting at $624 and $720, respectively), along with the JBL SoundBoost Speaker, Insta-Share Projector and Incipio offGRID battery pack backings. That’s a decent start for accessories (better than LG’s G5, without question), but in order… Read More

  • Hands-on with Moto’s modular Moto Z and a few of its crazy accessories

    Moto Z Mods at Lenovo Tech World 2016

    The Tango-powered (and weirdly named) Phab 2 Pro wasn’t the only crazy phone on display at Lenovo’s Tech World today. Joining it on stage was a new handset from Lenovo’s sister company, Motorola: the Moto Z, a modular smartphone that can use backpack-like accessories to double as everything from a small boombox to a portable projector. We only got a few minutes with the… Read More

  • Motorola’s new Moto Z line features swappable modular smart backs

    Motorola’s new Moto Z line features swappable modular smart backs

    Anyone else starting to get the feeling that all of these modular smartphones are becoming interchangeable? Not in the sense that you can swap products cross-platform, of course. That’s not how proprietary hardware works. The latest take on the compelling (though far from mature) space are two new Moto Z handsets, which were introduced practically concurrently with Lenovo’s… Read More