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Moto Z3 Force isn’t happening this year

Moto Z3 Force isn’t happening this year

At one point in time, it seemed that Motorola, under Lenovo’s ownership, would start playing the numbers game in terms of smartphone models launched each year. That didn’t work out so well and it seems that good ol’ Moto is cutting down its roster for 2018. Unfortunately, it also seems that one that didn’t make the cut is the Moto Z3 Force, which means there won’t be a shatterproof version of the Moto Z3 line this year.

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Motorola One in white leaks out

Motorola One in white leaks out

There seem to be two “limited edition” colors en vogue these days. First is red, as seen by the recently announced OnePlus 6 not-Lava Red. And given how smartphones these days mostly come in anything but white, White is also becoming more of a special edition. That may be the case for the still unannounced Moto One, which brings Motorola’s Android One lineup to three models.

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Motorola event: A new Android One phone cometh!

Motorola event: A new Android One phone cometh!

This afternoon Motorola released an invite to an event at which they'll have at least one new smartphone. This event is set to bring what the company suggests is a way to "Say 'hello' to a whole new way to connect, stream, download, video chat, and more." The event takes place at Motorola HQ in Chicago, and Motorola suggests they're in the process of "transforming smartphones forever." So that'll be a neat change of pace.

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Moto Z3 Play official renders leak, 5G Moto Mod coming

Moto Z3 Play official renders leak, 5G Moto Mod coming

Motorola has been uncharacteristically quiet this year. It announced the latest G and E series just last month and has nothing yet to show for its premium Z line. At least not officially. There has been a lot of leaks swirling around the more affordable Moto Z3 Play option and if the presence of these almost official renders is any indication, its time on the stage is near. The question is, of course, whether it's not yet too late for it to make a difference.

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Moto Z3 PLAY leaks lovely looks in one shot

Moto Z3 PLAY leaks lovely looks in one shot

The next Moto Z [PLAY] smartphone appeared on the web on April 25th as a single 2-sided render. This image showed the front and the back of this Moto Z3 PLAY device, the third-generation smartphone in a line of plug-and-play modular smartphone devices. This device will likely be revealed officially by Motorola and/or Lenovo very, very soon.

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Moto G6 Plus benchmark confirms core specs

Moto G6 Plus benchmark confirms core specs

A lot of attention is given to smartphones on the premium end of the spectrum, but those often represent just a small portion of what consumers can afford. Many will prefer to buy cheaper but serviceable phones, especially those that come from reputable brands. One such example is Motorola's G series, whose sixth generation has yet to be announced. Continuing to whet fans' appetites, the third G6 model, the Moto G6 Plus, has just appeared on Geekbench, showing off just how powerful it is despite its expected price tag.

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Project Fi Moto X4 deal: $150 discount and BOGO option

Project Fi Moto X4 deal: $150 discount and BOGO option

Google's Project Fi is hoping to earn itself new converts by offering a huge new deal on the Moto X4 smartphone. There are two parts to the deal, one where customers get $249 in Fi credit when they buy two Android One Moto X4 smartphones for a group plan. The other deal offers $150 off an Android One Moto X4 phone when it's activated on the service. Best of all, though, is getting the two deals together.

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Motorola layoffs hit Chicago workforce, but Moto Z line will remain

Motorola layoffs hit Chicago workforce, but Moto Z line will remain

Motorola is laying off a portion of its Chicago workforce, and disgruntled employees have started talking about the business decision via anonymous posts online. According to reports from these individuals, Motorola recently notified its employees of a big layoff that reportedly impacts 30- to 35-percent of its Chicago workers. This follows a similar round of layoffs that happened back in 2016.

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Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

We've known for a while now that an update to Moto G line is on its way, and with this year's Mobile World Congress about to begin it seems Motorola is about to debut its latest. An alleged product image has been leaked, showing the finalized design of the new Moto G6 Plus and highlighting its five different color options. Like most smartphone releases these days, the mid-range Android flagship will come in an assortment of colors from silver to green.

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Moto Z2 Force screen peeling repair fee waived

Moto Z2 Force screen peeling repair fee waived

Earlier this week, attention was called to an issue experienced by some Moto Z2 Force owners: the ShatterShield coating on their phones has started peeling off. That issue follows previous ones in which users complained that the shatter-proof display used with the Moto Z2 Force is prone to scratching. Motorola has reached out to SlashGear with a statement, saying it will offer free repairs for impacted customers.

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Motorola Black Friday deals 2017 include Moto Z2 Play and mods

Motorola Black Friday deals 2017 include Moto Z2 Play and mods

Motorola, as with Verizon and many others before it, has detailed the Black Friday deals it is offering consumers this holiday season. The company has a total of five deals currently live on its website, including a big discount on the unlocked version of its Moto Z2 Play handset. For those who already have the Moto phone of their dreams, all of the Moto Mods are also discounted.

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Moto Tab marks a return to a stagnating market

Moto Tab marks a return to a stagnating market

Quick, when was the last time you heard of a Motorola tablet? If you've been around the industry long enough, you might vaguely remember the Motorola XOOM 2, which launched way back in 2011. A lot has happened to the company since then, including changing owners twice. Now that it's under new management, it seems that ol' Moto is adopting Lenovo's business model of introducing a dozen and one devices per year. That seems to now apply even to tables, with Motorola's first new tablet in 6 years, the plainly named Moto Tab.

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