May the Moto Z Force be with you; a Star Wars Moto Mod is coming, but only to China


So what is with this Star Wars thing? You think it might catch on? That’s a joke, obviously, considering that the franchise is one of the all-time great theater draws. Just the other day, we told you that the OnePlus 5T is going to be available in a special Star Wars Edition. And today, there is word that Motorola will jump on board the now Disney controlled series by offering a Star Wars based Moto Mod.

This makes a lot of sense for Motorola. Any company that uses the word Force to name some of its Android handsets, has an instant Star Wars connection. Now before you get your hopes …


Motorola sends teaser telling Moto Z2 Force users that Android 8.0 is a few weeks away

Some owners of the Motorola Moto Z2 Force have received a teaser telling them that the update to Android 8.0 “may take a while, so check back in a few weeks!” The update adds new features like Picture-in-Picture (which allows users to watch video while continuing to work with an app running in the background), Adaptive Icons (Hello, Squircle!), Autofill and more.

Possibly more exciting for those with a Motorola handset receiving the Oreo update, are the several new applications that are unique to the manufacturer. These include a new feature that saves passwords in a secure manner, and a …

T-Mobile selling the Moto Z2 Force for just $375 upfront for a limited time

It appears that Moto Z2 Force didn’t sell too well in the United States if we are to take into consideration that latest numbers provided by local carriers. Even so, the Moto Z2 Force is a solid alternative to other, more expensive flagships available in the US.

Now, for a limited time, the Moto Z2 Force is on sale at T-Mobile for an amazingly low price: $375. In fact, saying this is an amazingly low price would be an understatement since AT&T is still selling the smartphone for $800 outright.

In any case, if you don’t want or can’t afford to pay $375 …

Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force users in Brazil are being asked to join a soak test for the Android 8.0 update

Lenovo and Motorola are seeking Brazilian owners of the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force willing to get involved in a soak test to see how the Android 8.0 (Oreo) build works on the two models. To be chosen to take part in the soak test, you must register your Motorola handset with the Motorola Feedback Network. If selected, your Motorola device is seeded the software being tested, and you must promise not to talk to the media about the soak test results.

According to email sent to Moto Z and Moto Z2 users in Brazil, an Android 8.0 (Oreo) beta could start rolling out within 48 hours to those who …

Marvel Strike Force is a new mobile RPG launching in 2018, pre-registrations now open

Remember Marvel: Contest of Champions, the game developed by a studio called Kabam? In the meantime, Kabam was bought by Netmarble, although many members of the team departed to form a new studio called FoxNext Games.

Well, the folks over at FoxNext Games are now working on a new game in the Marvel universe, which will be released on Android and iOS sometime in 2018. The game is called Marvel Strike Force and it’s a mobile RPG where players will get to play iconic superheroes in the Marvel universe, including Iron Man, Captain America, Daredevil and Doctor Strange.

Moreover, …

The best LG V30 deal so far may force you to make the OLED TV jump, too

Starting November 16th, LG will take up to $400 off the price of its flagship V30 or V30+ phones, if you get them together with another LG product, too. The deal will come in the form of a V30 price rebate, and is seemingly valid for most everything LG has to offer, like OLED TVs or washers, but even air purifiers and TONE audio products.

All the rebate details of the deal will be posted in the source link tomorrow, November 16th, where at the moment LG is only running its free Daydream View promo for all carrier versions of the V30 and V30+. 
We’d …

AT&T sells only 10,000 Moto Z2 Force handsets since its launch; Motorola's U.S. share rises 91%

BayStreet Research is a company that tracks sales of specific products. One of the devices it tracked recently was the AT&T branded Moto Z2 Force. The data revealed that since the launch of the phone in August, the nation’s second largest carrier sold only 10,000 units through the end of October. AT&T rang up this paltry sales total even though buyers of the phone received a free Moto Insta-Share Projector valued at $300.

Last year, the Moto Z Force Droid was a Verizon exclusive and as such, it was part of the carrier’s historic Droid lineup. Not wanting to limit its sales to Verizon …

Verizon updates the Moto Z2 Force to support Gigabit Class LTE speeds

Owners of the Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force should expect a notification about an update to come across the screen at any time. This is a pretty important update that will allow the device to support Big Red’s upcoming Gigabit Class LTE service. A couple of months ago, Verizon tallied a 1.07 Gbps speed in a lab using Qualcomm’s X20 LTE modem chip.  Don’t expect such a high speed from the Moto Z2 Force since the latter employs the less powerful X16 modem. And the phone won’t be used inside the perfect conditions found inside a lab.

The software version of the update is NDX26.183-15 …

Deal: Verizon Motorola Moto Z2 Force on sale for just $450 at Best Buy

Motorola’s latest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force is on sale for less than $500 for the first time since launch. Last month, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offered the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off, but only for a limited time.

One week later, T-Mobile introduced its own promotional offer that cut the Moto Z2 Force’s price by $250. Today, Best Buy has an even better deal on Motorola’s flagship, which will enable customers to save $300 when they buy the phone.

It’s worth noting that the deal is only available for the Verizon Moto Z2 Force, which can be …

Supreme Court ruling leaves Samsung unable to force customers into arbitration to settle disputes

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Samsung by letting a lower court ruling stand. The ruling prevents Samsung from using the warranty that it included inside the boxes containing Samsung Galaxy S handsets, to force its customers into arbitration to settle any disputes. Companies favor forced arbitration because it allows them to set up the rules including how the arbitrator is selected. In addition, most arbitration agreements prevent the customer from starting a class action suit. Most arbitration clauses are written to limit the number of options an angry customer has against a company.

In …