Motorola Announces Awesome New Moto Mods!

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  1. me just sayin

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    Just FYI, for those new to the Z Series, or may have missed this in other posts. Moto announced earlier that all Moto Mods would work on all Z Series phones for 3 years. So the original Mods will work on the Z2 and Z3 series. And new Mods that are released with those phones will work on all previous Z Series. The money you spend on Moto Mods now will not be wasted when the next phone is released; which is pretty awesome IMHO.
     
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    yea, but still, three years, for that type of money it should work longer.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm following you. I think it's pretty awesome that Moto has promised us that the Moto Mods we bought in 2016 on the first gen Z phones will still work on the third gen phones in 2018 into 2019. What's wrong with that? No one has said they won't work on phones beyond that, just that it's not for sure at this point.

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    the point should be obvious. too much money is being thrown away every few years for new devices that are out of date. I have to replace a tablet after four years because apps I needed would no longer run on it. then when you add phones, mods, and who knows what else, it can get very expensive.

    In the past I have seen too many companies break promises regarding updates, upgrades, devices and more. I have been burned by companies that did not even last two years who made promises on devices that should last 20 (smart light bulbs)..oooppps starting to rant again....

    anywill, IMO, three years is not enough for mods
     
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    And in my opinion three years is good. I'm happy with it, knowing all my Mods will still work in 2018. Not money wasted at all in my opinion. I guess we agree to disagree.

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    Bit of a slippery slope. Good for 3 years. If I buy in 2019 that means the Mod from 2017 work... AND the mods from 2020? How can they EVER change the design then?
     
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    That is one drawback, they can't change the basic design of the phone until the 2019 model. They said that the first 3 generations (2016, 2017 and 2018) would all be compatible. I guarantee that people will be complaining and bitching about the 2018 Z series looking too much like the first two models; when they don't understand that it has to look similar to the first two so we can keep using our Moto Mods all the way into the third generation.
     
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    Think of it like this too, you buy the first gen, get some mods, wait two years and gen 3 is now out... Your original mods will still work, then you have your gen 3 phone for another 2-3 years.

    That means the mods you bought for gen 1 will have a 4 - 5+ year life span... Even the most expensive mods will be a max of what $40 per year. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.

    Also that's assuming gen 4 or 5 doesn't keep the same design for simplicity.

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    It would be my luck that an android update would make the mod unusable so moto can say it was not their fault...they tried, but could not keep their promise :-(
     
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    Moto Mods have their own updates and own Settings within the phone. Mods are updated independently from the phone and the phones OS. It's a beautiful thing.

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