Hmm. Downgrading Android versions — especially via an over-the-air (OTA) update — isn’t something you see every day. However, this time, Nexus 6 users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat are beginning to receive OTA software updates from Google which would downgrade the smartphone to Android 7.0 Nougat.
And that’s not even the worst part.
Lenovo will be launching the Moto G5 next week at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. If you can’t wait, we now have the full picture thanks to a premature listing on an online retail site. Fortunately, the photos and hardware specs were captured before the page was pulled down.
Following the Moto Z, Lenovo has launched a new mid-range device that’s called the Moto M. While the Moto G4 resembles closely to its flagship model, the Moto M looks like a typical mid-range smartphone from China.
The Moto Z series is probably the best attempt on a modular device right now. You can add new functions by simply snapping on a Moto Mod and you don’t need to restart the phone. At the moment, they have released four Moto Mods which includes a speaker, a pico projector, a camera with 10X zoom and a power pack. Of course, the possibility is endless and Lenovo has made Moto Mods open with their Development Kit.
To spur development of new accessories, they have collaborated with Indiegogo to bring new Moto Mods to life.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones are finally official for the Malaysian market. Not only does this mark the return of a Moto flagship in Malaysia, but they are also the first to introduce a modular concept that works in an instant.
UPDATE: The Moto Z is launching in Malaysia on 31 October 2016.
To me, the Moto Z is easily one of the most exciting smartphones I’ve seen in awhile. It was Moto’s take on the “modular” smartphone concept and it is the best implementation of this idea I’ve seen yet. So, imagine my excitement when Moto Malaysia published this little ad on their Facebook page.
Back in February during the Mobile World Congress 2016, we got to check out one of the more interesting smartphones to come out of Motorola/Lenovo — the Moto X Force. Motorola says that their smartphone is virtually shatterproof. We put that premise to the test.
Check out our hands-on video after the break!
The Motorola Razr was pretty much my childhood dream smartphone. It looked absolutely magnificent with its gloriously thin profile and slick shiny keyboard. Unfortunately, the smartphone has made it so that there is no place in this world for a Motorola Razr anymore…
Or is there?