For anyone who wants to know I think that Moto Mods are possibly the most innovative thing to arrive on smarthpones for several years. There are so many posibilities and the implementation “just works”. Of course when someone buys a phone with this sort of innovation you may be concerned about the number of modules available and the support for the system going forwards – remember the LG G5 modules?
Recently at their re-launch in Pakistan with the new trademark “Lenovo Moto” Lenovo General Manager Middle East for Smartphones Sharay Shams told The Express Tribune that Lenovo believe that their Moto Mods have “revolutionised the smartphone industry with innovation which remained stagnant for the last 10 years”. He further went on to say that:
The company will introduce 12 Mods this year, which will remain compatible with the phones to be introduced by the company over the next three years
It seems that support will not be an issue for the Moto Mods and Lenovo are throwing their weight behind it. You would think that if it was successful support would continue well past the three years. What it does do though is lock them into producing phones that are very similar in size etc from one year to the next so that the Moto Mods will continue to be compatible with the new devices. They can always make the display side of the phone different while keeping the back, modular attachment section the same or similar enough to guarantee compatibility.
Another interesting piece of information is that they have sold three million units of the smartphone but only 50% of buyers purchased a Moto Mod at the same time — this doesn’t account for buyers who purchase a Moto Mod at a later date.
I for one am very glad that Lenovo are sticking with the Moto Mods and if the Pixels hadn’t come along I would have bought a Moto Z now. What about you? Did you buy a Moto Mod compatible phone? What mods have you purchased for it so far? What is your take on the whole Moto Mod concept?