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 …

Deal: Moto Z2 Play on sale for just $192 at Best Buy (Verizon model)

Best Buy is trying to steal the Black Friday deals start with a couple of promotions on some decent flagships. Along with the LG G6 deal that we’ve already reported about, Best Buy is running a promotion on the Moto Z2 Play, not quite a flagship, but a decent Android smartphone nonetheless.

So, for a limited time, customers can grab the Verizon Moto Z2 Play at Best Buy for just $7.99 per month for 24 months, which makes the smartphone cost only $192. Considering the fact that Verizon sells the prepaid version of the Moto Z2 Play for $408, you’ll be saving $216 when …

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 …

Deal: T-Mobile Motorola Moto Z2 Force now costs $500 (that's $250 off)


Released in August as Motorola’s newest high-end smartphone,
the Moto Z2 Force normally costs a bit over $700, which means that many
customers simply can’t afford it. Fortunately, the handset is already seeing
price cuts thanks to various promotions. Not long after we told you that Best
Buy was offering the Moto Z2 Force for $200 off (with monthly installment
payments on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint), we’re now glad to inform you that
T-Mobile is taking $250 off the price of its Z2 Force.  

 

At the moment, you can buy T-Mobile’s Moto Z2 Force for $500
outright (instead of $750), …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Moto Z2 Play and save $199 on a Hasselblad True Zoom, or a Moto Projector

Released in the US last month, Motorola’s unlocked Moto Z2 Play is one of the nicest smartphones that you can currently buy for less than $500. To make the handset even more attractive, Motorola now allows customers to pair it with a Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, or an Insta-share Projector Mod, and get $199.99 off the total price.

Normally, the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod and the Moto Insta-share Projector Mod cost $299.99 each, being two of the most expensive Mods that Motorola is selling. The $199.99 discount is available for only one of the two Mods at your choosing …

More than 100 Motorola employees drop their Moto Z2 Force at the same time to show off ShatterShield

Motorola shook up the mobile world in 2015 when it introduced a shatter-proof screen for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. The ShatterShield technology was refined and subsequently deployed on Motorola’s next two flagship models, the Moto Z Force and the Moto Z2 Force. With its multi-layered approach, and the use of P-OLED instead of glass, the ShatterShield display is designed to survive a fall of five-feet or less without cracking or breaking.

With the ShatterShield display, the biggest fear that phone owners have is gone. Because the screen is plastic though, it is more sensitive to …