TechDroider: Moto-Z-Force

Motorola to begin rolling out the Android Oreo Update to Moto Z and Moto Z Force in a few weeks

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force owners can expect to see the Android 8.0 Oreo begin its official rollout for their devices in a few weeks.

Motorola is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto Z/Droid and Moto Z Force/Droid users. If you own a Moto Z or Z Force you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.

We're planning an Android 8.0 Oreo update for your device... It may take a while, so check back in a few weeks!

Android 8.0 Oreo update include new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Smartphones may also bring new Moto Key application that let's you securely save passwords, Moto Alexa, and new Moto Live Stream.

Motorola has already started testing Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z, Moto Z Force Moto Z Play, and Moto Z2 Play. It seems that the Moto Z and Z Force will be the first among the above to get Android Oreo. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Thanks Leif, and Alex!

Motorola Posts Oreo Release Notes for the Moto Z Droid/Moto Z Force Droid

Motorola Posts Oreo Release Notes for the Moto Z Droid/Moto Z Force Droid
Still waiting for the Android Oreo update for your Moto Smartphone? All we know at this point is that, yes, Motorola is testing Oreo on few Moto Z and Moto G phones. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to their customers.

We think, it's time for Lenovo and Motorola to release the most awaited Android Oreo update for these Smartphones. If delayed more the users will eventually choose another brand or will end up Installing a custom firmware to update their devices.


Motorola just released Android Oreo Release Notes for the Moto Z Droid/Moto Z Force Droid Smartphones. Does that mean Motorola will push Android Oreo to the Moto Z Droid/Moto Z Force Droid any time soon? Well, we don't know, because we have already seen tons of Oreo based Release Notes in the past and still there's no sign of the update for Moto devices.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z/ Force Droid would also feature the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch, and Stability improvements.

We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
//Motorola

Moto Z2 Force Renders and Video Emerge Online!

Moto Z2 Force Renders and Video Emerge Online!
Despite the fact that Motorola is working on the Moto Z2, the Lenovo-owned company is making some significant changes to the phones. Last week, a blurry image of the product had surfaced online, and now, a 360-degree rendered video of the phone has leaked by Android Authority and OnLeaks. 

As you can see in the images, the Moto Z2 Force looks similar to the Moto G5 series from the front and from the rear, it retains the last year's Moto Z design with the same camera bump and 16 magnetic pins. 



The leak further says that the Moto Z2 Force will be a lot thinner than the last year Moto Z at 5.9mm (8.50mm with camera bump) and it also comes with the iconic 3.5mm HEADPHONE JACK port. Motorola for some unknown reasons removed the 3.5mm jack port in the Moto Z Force last year. 

With its 5.9mm thickness, the Moto Z2 won't come with the larger 3500mAh battery and on-par with the earlier rumors, the Moto Z2 Force will feature dual camera setup at the back, front-facing fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. 

March security patch rolling out to the Moto Z Droid/ Z Force Droid

March security patch rolling out to the Moto Z Droid/ Z Force Droid

The Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid has now started receiving a new software update with the March Security Patch, bug fixes and Stability improvement in the US on Verizon's network. The update arrives as software version NCL25.86-11-4-6. Note that the device still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Software updates menu in Settings, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

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It's Official: Nougat rolling out for Moto Z and Z Force, adds Daydream support

It's Official: Nougat rolling out for Moto Z and Z Force, adds Daydream support



Few days back, multiple Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force owners reported getting Android 7.0 Nougat update on their Smartphones and the same is now officially confirmed by Motorola.


According to Motorola, Android 7.0 Nougat has begin rolling out to Moto Z and Moto Z Force globally. Android 7.0 comes with hot features, but apart from that, Motorola has also added Google's newest VR "Daydream support" for Moto Z Devices. 

With the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be compatible with Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality, mobile VR. These are the first smartphones from another manufacturer to be recognized by Google as Daydream-ready devices - a distinction given to phones that have been certified for the Daydream platform and are built for VR with
 high-resolution displays, ultra-smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking.

 If you haven't got the update on your Moto Z/Z Force, keep checking because it might hit your doors very soon. 



Source:- Motorola

Moto Z Droid gets Android Nougat update


Hello Nougat...errr... Hello Moto! The new Moto Z smartphones are getting Android 7.0 in the US right now. Today, some users reported they got the update so it should be pushed to all Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid smartphones in the country.

Unfortunately, we can confirm that the update doesn't include the new boot animation Moto has been teasing these weeks, so it seems that only the GSM versions will be getting that cool power-on animation.






Android Nougat brings split-screen mode, fast app switching, Daydream VR support, brings new emojis, and a much improved battery life.




Though there is no clue on when the rest of the Moto Zs outside the US are getting the update, Motorola promised it would come this quarter, so expect it to arrive soon.



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Moto Z and Moto G4 Family to get Official Android Nougat Update in Q4

Moto Z and Moto G4 Family to get Official Android Nougat Update


Android 7.0 Nougat is Official and is available for Nexus Smartphones. According to new reports, Motorola will be soon rolling out Official Nougat update to 2016 Moto Smartphones.



According to Motorola's spokesperson-


Expect to see Android N on the Moto Z family and Moto G4 beginning in Q4


This means, For now Moto Z, Z Force, Z Play and Moto G4, G4 Play and G4 Plus will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update starting from beginning of fourth quarter (i.e October 2016).



Wait, Motorola Spokesperson also said that


Know upgrades are about getting it right and making sure the phone performance remains the best it can be, and will share upgrade plans for other products and more specific timing later.

So, Don't get disappointed. Motorola will share the full list of Moto Devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat update very soon. 

Via:- Droid Life

Moto Z and Moto Z Play India Launch Set for October 4

Moto Z India Launch Set for October 4


After making its debut in The US, Motorola Moto Z is finally coming to India along with one of its brother i.e Moto Z Play. While Z Force will remain a Verizon exclusive only. The company has started sending out media invites for the launch event set to take place on October 4.



Moto Z is the world's thinnest phone at 5.2mm, comes with a 13MP camera, 4GB of RAM, the snapdragon 820 CPU, and a 5.5" QHD screen. The Z Force comes with a 21MP camera and 40 hours of battery life. Motorola also says its new TurboPower will charge your phone one hour per minute, so 15 minutes will give you 15 hours!




Talking about The Moto Z Play which was launched later, after Moto Z/Force. The Z Play features 5.5" full HD screen, a Snapdragon 625 SoC and a 16MP camera. It's 7mm thin and comes with a headphone jack. In terms of design, it doesn't differ much from the Moto Z, though this one comes with a plastic back.



Along with Moto Z, Lenovo might also launch new Moto Mods. The Moto Mods are swap-able accessories which get attached to Moto Z Smartphones via magnet. Moto Mods includes Pico Projector, Pro camera, JBL Speaker, Style Mods and a Battery pack.


Will you be buying one? Comment below!

Hasselblad Camera Module Leaked in Full Glory

Back in June Lenovo announced Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force along with Moto Mods, including a projector, battery pack, Style Cases and a JBL speaker. The Moto Mods gets attached to the Smartphone and enhances its feature.



Well Few days back we leaked "This is How Motorola New Camera Module will work" and Now Here's The Real Image of Moto Z Hasselblad Camera Module.



According to our source, This New Camera Module will be built by "Hasselblad". The Module will offer up to 10x Optical Zoom, a xenon flash followed by a physical shutter and zoom lens.

Lenovo might reveal Moto Z Play and New Moto Mods including "Hasselblad Camera Module" on 6th September.



Source- Weibo

[Exclusive] Here are some upcoming Moto Style Shells

The Moto Style Shells are interchangeable Magnetic Cases for Modular Motorola Moto Z and Z Force.

For now, The Style Shells comes in Fabric, Wood, and Leather, with six varieties to choose from, including Herringbone Nylon, Crimson ballistic Nylon, Silver Oak, Washed Oak, Charcoal Ash and Black Leather Only.

So, Here's the leaked Image of upcoming Moto Style Shells that will be available very soon.


[Exclusive] Here are some upcoming Moto Style Shells

New Moto Style Shells will be available in new materials, textures and fabrics. The Same will be available at Moto Maker Website very soon.

Motorola Moto Z Force vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: Unfair Drop Test

Motorola Moto Z Force vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: Unfair Drop Test


Earlier this year we got two strongest Smartphones i.e Moto Z Force with Shatterproof display and a Rugged S7 Active. Both The Smartphones uses different technology to protect themselves.



A Drop test between the Motorola Moto Z Force and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is quite unfair accordingly. Both models have some protection from drops but S7 active is actually a Smartphone Protected with just a Strong Case.




When PhoneBuff conducts a Drop test between Moto Z Force and S7 Active, both the smartphones actually does very well in all 3 rounds and eventually considered as Equal and qualifies for a Bonus Round. In Bonus Round S7 Active survives 50 Front facing Drop test ( Of course it will survive, being a Strong cased smartphone, all the damage was taken by the Inbuilt Case and Screen remains untouched ), While Moto Z Force Turns off After 6 Drops.

According to PhoneBuff, Galaxy S7 Active remains the worlds strongest Smartphone. But the thing is Motorola Moto Z Force is an actual survivor and a Winner

Note:- Just Put a Spigen case on any Smartphone and It will even beat the S7 Active!



So, Who's the Winner According to You? 



World Thinnest Smartphone "Moto Z" Goes through burn, bend and scratch test

World Thinnest Smartphone "Moto Z" Goes through burn, bend and scratch test


This year's Motorola Flagship: The Moto Z and Z Force.
The Motorola Moto Z is the world thinnest Smartphone made of aluminum while the Moto Z Force is the shatterproof Smartphone with some upgrade over Moto Z.




But the question is How durable is the worlds thinnest smartphone? Well "JerryRigEverything" will answer you by doing a brutal bend, scratch and burn test!







Here Comes Another Image of Vibe-powered Moto Z

Moto Z and Moto Z Force are finally out and comes with Stock vanilla Android OS, but Lenovo have other plans for Market in China . As previously said, Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be coming with Lenovo's Vibe UI in Chinese Market.



We have already leaked an Image showing Working Moto Z with Lenovo's Vibe UI. Well Here comes another Image of Vibe-powered Moto Z.


Here Comes Another Image of Vibe-powered Moto Z



As already reported, The New Vibe-Powered Moto Z will come with some new Moto Application ( Moto Survey is one of them ) and dual sim capability.





Going to buy a Pokemon Go Smartphone ? Wait for Motorola Moto Z!



Pokemon Go Trainers , All we need is a Smartphone that must be compatible for Pokemon Go , should have Gyroscope sensor , a great battery life and a big NO to Intel processors .



So if you are thinking "what phone should I get" for getting best Pokemon Go experience . The answer is "Wait for Motorola Moto Z".


Going to buy a Pokemon Go Smartphone ? Wait for Motorola Moto Z!



The Modular Motorola Moto Z is going to be the best all rounder Smartphone for Pokemon Go and even for normal considerations of photography, social media, office organisation, enterprise access, music and videos .


Moto Z is the world's thinnest phone at 5.2mm, comes with a 13MP camera, 4GB of RAM, the snapdragon 820 CPU, and a 5.5" QHD screen. The Z Force ( Shatter proof  )will come with a 21MP camera and 40 hours of battery life. Motorola also says its new TurboPower will charge your phone one hour per minute, so 15 minutes will give you 15 hours!




The Moto Modules adds additional features to the Moto Z like , Projector , Speakers and Extra Battery . You have to just attach the magnetic module to the Moto Z . 

Going to buy a Pokemon Go Smartphone ? Wait for Motorola Moto Z!


The Moto Z will be available from this Summer in the US , while it will go on sale globally this September . 

Also Read - 



Just wait a little , Best Pokemon Go Phone is on its way !


Verizon to reveal Moto Z and Z Force pricing on July 14

Motorola's First Modular Smartphones i.e Moto Z and Moto Z Force are all set to get a price tag from Verizon on July 14 .



Verizon will reveal Moto Z and Moto Z Force pricing and launch date of  Droid sub-branded Moto Z , on July 14 in an event which is in New York . 



Verizon will be the only network to sell The Modular Droid Smartphones ( Moto Z and Z force ) and Moto Mods in USA  .While The Moto Z will go global with unlocked models in September . 



Till then , Watch out Specs and Features of Moto Z and Do comment below whether you are going to buy this modular beast or not !


Moto Z ( China model ) to come with Lenovo's Vibe UI

Moto Z ( China model ) to come with Lenovo's Vibe UI


Few days back Motorola and Lenovo revealed the Moto Z and Moto Z Force in Lenovo's Tech World event . Moto Z and Moto Z Force are the first Modular devices by Motorola and Lenovo .



Both The Smartphone comes with Stock vanilla Android OS , but Lenovo have other plans for Market in China . According to hellomotohk , the Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be coming with Lenovo's Vibe UI in Chinese Market .


Also Read -





Also , There will be a new version of Lenovo's Vibe UI with new features . 


Moto Z ( China model ) to come with Lenovo's Vibe UI


The Moto Z and Moto Z force will be coming with Stock Android OS to the rest of the world . 


via - hellomotohk

Download : Motorola Moto Z Wallpapers

The Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force are now official and will be available to purchase from late summer in US while The Smartphones will be available globally in September  .



Both the Smartphone's comes with Stock Android and with new wallpapers , two of them can be downloaded from below -


Download : Motorola Moto Z Wallpapers

Download : Motorola Moto Z Wallpapers


Also Download - [Download] Moto G 4th Generation 2016 Wallpapers


The Moto Z and Moto Z Force comes with a new feature called Shrink Screen

Few days back Lenovo and Motorola announced the upcoming Moto Z and Moto Z Force with MotoMods . 



The Moto Z and Moto Z force comes with new innovative technology of modularity . The Smartphone comes with Stock Android version with some added features , and one of the new feature is "Shrink Screen Mode" .




The "Shrink Screen Mode" also known as One handed mode , lets you Shrink the Application screen and navigation onscreen buttons and helps you to use the Smartphone from one hand easily .



This new feature comes with the Moto Application , For now its only available for Moto Z and Moto Z force . This feature will be available soon for other Motorola Devices with 5.5 inch display . 

Watch Moto Z Shrink Screen Mode in Action - 



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