Back when Motorola announced Moto-2016, away the company tried to sell Moto Mods to consumers promised that they would extend the life of the phone. In a way, Motorola is delivering on that promise with a new update to its 5G Moto Mod. Starting this week, owners of the Moto Z2 Force with Verizon (the parent company of Engadget) can use the accessory to add 5G connectivity to two-year-old phones. With the update, the fixture is now compatible with three different devices: the Moto Z2 Force mentioned above, as well as the 2018 Moto Z3 and the relatively new $ 4.
Motorola is also updating the 5G Moto Mod to increase its ability to act as a backup battery. Moving forward, if the assistant realizes that the battery on the phone operates below a certain threshold, it will start sharing power with that device. It also works in the other direction: the Moto Z2 Force, along with the Moto Z3 and the $ 4 5G Moto Mod, will be part of its power reserves if its battery goes below a certain level. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about draining your phone’s battery to zero accidentally, as Motorola calls both phones and mods only to pull power from each other if they have enough space. Additionally, Motorola promises faster download speeds on Verizon’s 5G network. The new software comes pre-installed on the Moto Z4 units sold by Verizon. Meanwhile, on Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z3, enhancements are a download away.
After a recent expansion, Verizon’s 5G network is available nationwide in nine cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Indianapolis, Providence, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC. The carrier’s current goal is to expand its 5G network to more than 30 US cities before the end of the year.
While there are likely very few Moto Z2 Force owners still out there, and fewer still who live in any of the nine cities where the Verizon 5G network is available, the fact is that Motorola calls a two-year-old There is no downside to updating your life. More smartphone companies should do the same.
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