Some folks in Brazil have been notified via email to participate in a survey to apply as candidates to test an early build of Android Oreo for the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force. The readers that were notified were signed up for Motorola's testing program called the "Motorola Feedback Network".
Motorola has shared the devices it plans to update to Android Oreo. Those devices are:
Moto Z2 Force (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
Moto Z2 Play (Verizon, unlocked)
Moto Z Force DROID (Verizon)
Moto Z (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, unlocked)
Moto Z Play (Verizon, unlocked)
Moto G5S Plus...
Motorola's Power Pack mod for the Moto Z series of phones was supposed to launch in March, but after reaching out to the company, Phandroid has confirmed the mod won't be released until later this spring.
The latest date to hit that milestone is June 20th.
Lenovo has revealed the twelve finalists for the Transform the Smartphone Moto Mods competition in partnership with IndieGoGo. These twelve mod developers have gotten their Moto Z dev kits and are ready to get started on their upcoming Moto Mods.
Lenovo has released a handful of new Moto Z ads which are quite funny. The basic premise is that the people in the ads are in a counseling session and aren't really happy with the phone they have now. They don't really talk about how the Moto Z and its Moto Mods are better than the competition...
As promised, the Android Nougat update for the Moto Z has been released. Unfortunately, not all Moto Z users have received the update yet. From what we can tell, only a select number of unlocked Moto Z users in the US have been given the privilege of updating their phones to the new OS build...
Hi, I have a Moto Z droid and whiles it's a great phone I hate the fact that the bottom bezel is huge and that it doesn't use that space for the navigational buttons. Is there any software available to disable the on screen buttons and use the proximity sensors as de facto navigational buttons...
Best Buy is currently offering a good deal on the Moto Z Droid or the Moto Z Droid Force when you set up a payment plan with Verizon. Bill credits wipe out the cost of the Moto Z completely, while the Moto Z Force is $15 a month after the credit.
Motorola is holding Mod The Future Hackathons in several cities. The first took place in NYC where the company awarded finalist placement for 3 Moto Mod ideas, including a skin care companion, a gamepad, and a high fidelity audio DAC that includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Moto says the winners...