The Moto Z series is probably the best example when it comes to modular smartphones. The implementation is sturdy and you can hot swap various Moto Mods without having to restart your phone.
Now it appears that Lenovo is working on a new successor and it’s going to be called the Moto Z2.
Another old icon could be making a comeback as Motorola has just hinted the return of the Motorola RAZR. If the Nokia 3310 didn’t excite you, this could be the next throwback device to look forward to.
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.
Remember that quirky ad Moto published a while back where everyone still used a Motorola Razr flip phone? That got us all a little too excited at the thought of a returning Razr flip phone but Moto has since come out and said that they’re not making another Razr.
Still, they did say that they were going to come up with a pretty radical smartphone. That’s where their new Moto Z — with its “modularity” — comes into play. And honestly, I’m quite excited about this.