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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 05:19:01 am »
Deal breaker?
Not necessarily a Deal breaker for me as I needed a new phone anyways and I get the Moto mod gamepad when it's released, but it would have been a nice tid bit of information to know ahead of time, especially since the tech specs say it's a 64 bit processor but mention nothing about the android build.

I certainly hope someone comes out with a 64 bit rom that works for this phone as I'm sure it could benefit more than just the dolphin emulator.

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Did you happen to see if any of the Mod compatible devices have a 64bit ROM Installed?

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 07:49:15 am »
Deal breaker?
Not necessarily a Deal breaker for me as I needed a new phone anyways and I get the Moto mod gamepad when it's released, but it would have been a nice tid bit of information to know ahead of time, especially since the tech specs say it's a 64 bit processor but mention nothing about the android build.

I certainly hope someone comes out with a 64 bit rom that works for this phone as I'm sure it could benefit more than just the dolphin emulator.

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Fair enough. It's an awesome phone anyway.
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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 12:16:17 pm »
Did you happen to see if any of the Mod compatible devices have a 64bit ROM Installed?

No I didn't. If any of them do, I'd venture to say the straight Moto Z or the upcoming Moto Z2 (not the play) may have a 64 bit OS, but for compatibility sake, they may have stuck with 32. From a design standpoint, that would make the most sense as they have developed an entire ecosystem that's compatible with each other, so why have to design the interface twice?

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2017, 01:48:28 am »
Hi all! New video concerning the Moto Gamepad Mod!

https://www.androidcentral.com/moto-gamepad-mod-hands

The size reminds me of the W3D, so it should feel right at home!

While they still haven't announced an official release date, it's still touted for this summer, which has a month and a half left. However, maybe they are taking the time to make their own button mapper for games without gamepad support.
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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2017, 05:15:17 pm »
Early hand's on to the gamepad looks pretty interesting.  Would prefer to keep it docked all the time, might have to figure out a better way to carry it around.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2017, 06:40:10 pm »
Early hand's on to the gamepad looks pretty interesting.  Would prefer to keep it docked all the time, might have to figure out a better way to carry it around.

I agree, especially since it doesn't block any of the phone features. I was a bit worried about the magnet connection. I would rather something more like the Logitech powershell, but since they made the device slimmer, the fit should be better.

The analogs do seem to protrude a bit more than I was comfortable with. Not a deal breaker by any means though. I just wish they would give an official release date for it.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2017, 08:31:13 pm »
Early hand's on to the gamepad looks pretty interesting.  Would prefer to keep it docked all the time, might have to figure out a better way to carry it around.

I agree, especially since it doesn't block any of the phone features. I was a bit worried about the magnet connection. I would rather something more like the Logitech powershell, but since they made the device slimmer, the fit should be better.

The analogs do seem to protrude a bit more than I was comfortable with. Not a deal breaker by any means though. I just wish they would give an official release date for it.

I'm thinking of creating some type of wristband to carry the gamepad.  I'm not one for carrying backpacks. 

Failing that, creating some type of waist pouch built to hold the sucker complete

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2017, 08:31:30 pm »
Early hand's on to the gamepad looks pretty interesting.  Would prefer to keep it docked all the time, might have to figure out a better way to carry it around.

I agree, especially since it doesn't block any of the phone features. I was a bit worried about the magnet connection. I would rather something more like the Logitech powershell, but since they made the device slimmer, the fit should be better.

The analogs do seem to protrude a bit more than I was comfortable with. Not a deal breaker by any means though. I just wish they would give an official release date for it.

I'm thinking of creating some type of wristband to carry the gamepad.  I'm not one for carrying backpacks. 

Failing that, creating some type of waist pouch built to hold the sucker complete

Depending on how well it's held in there, I may just permanently leave the phone in there, because that Snapdragon 835'd Z2 Force looks real nice.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2017, 09:51:39 pm »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2017, 10:20:33 pm »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

Apparently it's *exclusive* to Verizon.

meaning you can only buy it *from* Verizon.  It'll work on any though.

haha.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:03 pm »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

Apparently it's *exclusive* to Verizon.

meaning you can only buy it *from* Verizon.  It'll work on any though.

haha.
Makes sense since you can only buy the phones for it from Verizon, unless you buy them at full price unlocked once available from Motorola of course. You'd think manufacturers would have learned their lesson after the iPhone, but I guess not.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2017, 01:19:00 am »
every carrier has z2 force this year.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2017, 02:11:42 am »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

Well that's good! Finally have a date. One month from now. That works since the device isn't shipping till the 8/10

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2017, 03:32:49 pm »
every carrier has z2 force this year.

I'm sure you've been asked before, but, do you work for Motorola by any chance? If you do, I have but one question regarding how to redeem the projector for ordering the MotoZ2 Force. I understand that these forums are public use and can be utilized by anyone, even employees of corporations we make speak of. Therefore I promise not to bombard with random, numerous, or slanderous questions.

You may answer by PM if you would like to remain anonymous.

Thanks!

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2017, 02:01:04 am »
Okay, so I have an S7 Edge that I use as my second phone (T-mobile digits).  I'm thinking about selling it and getting a Moto Z2 Play.  Should this be the one to look at under $500?  I'm not that knowledged on Lenovo phones.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2017, 03:05:57 pm »
Okay, so I have an S7 Edge that I use as my second phone (T-mobile digits).  I'm thinking about selling it and getting a Moto Z2 Play.  Should this be the one to look at under $500?  I'm not that knowledged on Lenovo phones.

Lenovo bought Motorola, but still uses the Motorola name and production houses. Moto released 2 devices, the Moto Z2 Play, and the Moto Z2 Force. The Z2Play is a sub $500, mid-range device. The Moto Z2Force has higher specs and sort of competes with flagship devices, such as Samsung Galaxy and LG G6. While not as powerful or well designed by most opinions, the biggest draw to the Moto Z series is the Moto Mods, in which, design was sacrificed for compatibility. I'm pretty sure it would suck worse if the design was changed and the new device didn't fit with the Moto mods.

I think the biggest difference between the 2 devices is the price. I myself pre-ordered the MotoZ2Force, but mostly due to the deal with it that included a free Insta-Projector Moto Mod, originally priced at $299, and the fact that Verizon is offering to credit 396.00 off the price of the phone if financed, making monthly payments only $15 instead of $30.

The Moto Z2Play is more conveniently priced and the deals for it make it all the more cheaper. It has the same slimmer design as the Z2Force which allows for a better fit with Moto Mods. It is mid-range, so the specs are a little lower than the Z2Force, but still a good device for the price, and the Moto Mods add value.

Here's some spec comparisons:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/moto-z2-force-vs-moto-z2-play,news-25542.html


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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2017, 06:21:35 pm »
Isn?t there a first version that also works with the controller?  I thought there was one with an SD820.  Maybe not.  Like I said, I?m not that familiar with Lenovo phones.



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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2017, 07:02:32 pm »
Isn?t there a first version that also works with the controller?  I thought there was one with an SD820.  Maybe not.  Like I said, I?m not that familiar with Lenovo phones.



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Here is the spec comparison from the Motorola website showing the spec differences between Moto Z devices.

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-z-family

The Moto Z2Force and Moto Z2Play were released this year. The others were released last year. The Moto Z Play isn't in the comparison, but it's above in the list of devices. You can check it's specs there and compare to the device of your choice.

The Moto Z devices that have DROID in the name are Verizon only.

Only the Moto Z line of phones are compatible with Moto Mods. Moto X, or any other variants can't use the mods.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 01:25:23 am »
I figured I'd just chime in here.  I just received my Moto Z2 Play and so far, I'm pretty happy with it.  Verizon was offering their version of the phone at $5/24 months, discounting the phone from $408 to $120.  At that price, I figured what the heck.  I laid down the $80 to pre-order the gamepad as well, which they say will ship 8/25.  I probably would have preferred the Z2 Force, but I didn't want to get saddled with paying for an unlimited data plan which would have effectively doubled my monthly bill.  So at $120, I'm really happy with this mid-tier phone, especially since it's a good spec-jump from my previous phone (the Sony Xperia z3v).  If any of you have any questions about the phone, I'll be happy to answer them.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2017, 03:17:43 am »
Have you purchased any modular stuff for it yet?
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