The DROIDs you are looking for will be back on Verizon

Earlier this week Motorola launched the new Moto Z2 Play and for the U.S. market, the exclusive carrier will be Verizon, although an unlocked version is described as being available “later this summer.” Normally one would expect a Verizon exclusive phone from Motorola to be adorned with DROID branding, but that is not the case with the Moto Z2 Play. If you are a fan of the DROID branding, the good news is that Verizon appears to have plans to bring it back in the future.

Leaked retail packaging confirms two-camera setup for the OnePlus 5

The mobile industry is full of trends, but not every company immediately follows them. There are still multiple big players that don’t care to include a two-camera setup on their flagships. OnePlus, however, is going to join the craze this summer. Previous reports pointed to it, but now we have nearly clear confirmation that the OnePlus 5 will will ship with two cameras on the back.

Qualcomm amps up charging technology with new Quick Charge 4+ capabilities

Earlier this year in conjunction with the release of the Snapdragon 835 processor, Qualcomm also announced they were going to introduce a new Quick Charge 4 scheme for when devices do need to be recharged. In some of our tests, like with the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that features the Snapdragon 835, we found power management to be greatly improved compared to chips from just two generations ago. However, today’s phones are driving more advanced hardware which offsets some of those gains and of course, inevitably devices need to be recharged. Sometimes that needs to be done quickly and that is when these quick charging technologies become important. In today’s announcement, Qualcomm shares their plan to take another small step with Quick Charge 4.0 technology with an incremental improvement they have named Quick Charge 4+.

Hello Moto(Mods): Lenovo’s new accessories are beautiful

We weren’t that into Lenovo’s Moto Mods in 2016. The new batch, however, launching alongside the Moto Z2 Play are both useful and attractive. It’s a good mix, especially since partners haven’t rallied around the modular platform as Lenovo had hoped. But the past is the past. These Moto Mods are here and they’re the most beautiful ones we’ve ever seen.

Let’s check out the new Moto Mods you’ll be able to buy this summer.

More delays reported for U.S. launch of Samsung Bixby voice commands

Samsung is enjoying a great deal of success with the launch and early sales of their latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. There have been a few minor glitches though and one embarrassing item is still outstanding. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, full implementation of Samsung’s personal assistant technology Bixby is going to be delayed even more than it already has. The egg on the face will not be pleasant for Samsung, but they may be saved a bit by the fact that there does not seem to be much demand for Bixby and in particular the voice commands that are missing.

The Moto Z2 Play is smaller but more efficient, still prepared to go the distance

Because of companies like Lenovo, the late spring and early summer is no longer a drought in the mobile industry. Now we see noteworthy devices year-round that people actually care about. And today we’re getting a look at the first member of Lenovo’s Moto Z2 family. The introduction of the Moto Z2 Play brings a sense of familiarity with change that not all may welcome right away.