Report says Motorola planning to ditch Moto X lineup in favor of new 'Moto Z' branding

18 May, 2016

While Sony moved from 'Z' to 'X,' Motorola is apparently planning to make a switch in the opposite direction. According to a new report, the Lenovo subsidiary is planning to update its Moto X line-up with a new 'Moto Z' branding. If true, this would mean that there won't be any Moto X branded phones in the future.

Remember the two Motorola devices (shown below) - code-named Vector Thin and Vertex - that leaked early last week? The report notes that those will be called the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play, respectively.

Further, the change will also affect Verizon's Droid line-up, where we might see monikers like Moto Z Style "DROID Edition" and Moto Z Play "DROID Edition." And finally, the report says that the accessories for the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play will be called "MotoMods" instead of "Amps."