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Hands on with Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Not all modular smartphones are bad ideas

Florence Ion | June 13, 2016
Motorola's new flagship phones have renewed our faith in mobile modularity. It also helps that they're incredibly stylish devices.

Bloatware, sadly

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The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are both exceptionally stylish modular devices, but the latter will be riddled with Verizon bloatware. Credit: Florence Ion

We still don’t know anything about pricing, but both phones will be available this fall. The Moto Z will be sold unlocked, but the Moto Z Force will be a U.S. exclusive on Verizon—which means it will be full of agonizing bloatware that you can’t remove. This is also a bummer for anyone who wants to use the Moto Z Force, but is with another carrier.

 

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