Motorola

  • Motorola won’t release a new smartwatch any time soon, which doesn’t bode well for Android Wear

    Motorola won’t release a new smartwatch any time soon, which doesn’t bode well for Android Wear

    Two key things we learned during a Motorola press event in Chicago this week: 1) The company’s bullish on modular phones and 2) Not so much with smartwatches. The Lenovo-owned smartphone maker’s head of global product development Shakil Barkat told the audience that, “We don’t see enough pull from the market at this point to put out a new product,” when speaking… Read More

  • The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

    The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

    At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Shortly after launch, the company brought a little camera brand legitimacy to the ecosystem with a Hasselblad back featuring 10x optical zoom. Not a huge number, sure, but it was certainly a more… Read More

  • Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

    Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

    Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully formed modular handset to date — which, granted, isn’t saying a whole heck of a lot. And Motorola’s been working to add to those offerings by opening up its Mods to developers and even launching a handful of… Read More

  • 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

  • Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

    Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

    My first cell phone was a Sanyo. But only because I couldn’t afford a Motorola. I wanted a StarTAC. All the cool kids had a StarTAC. My Sanyo said loud and clear I was not a cool kid. Sometime later, I spent around $650 to be one of the first people to get the RAZR. People didn’t stand in line back then, but I purchased it at the store the first day it was available. I was finally… Read More

  • Lenovo undergoes another big layoff round, mostly impacting Motorola

    Lenovo undergoes another big layoff round, mostly impacting Motorola

    Late last year, Lenovo announced some massive layoffs following a quarter of bad financial news. The company let 3,200 employees go, as decline in PC demand, increased smartphone competition and currency fluctuations apparently created something of a perfect storm. The company is at it again, and while the number is less than list time, it’s still fairly significant… 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

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