Moto Z Mods have been on the ambition list of Google for quite some time, the search engine giant is now urging developers to make new mods that will enable free calling and messaging. The concept is called modulator and converts the device into a walkie-talkie.
This in turn enables the device to communicate with cell phones in the vicinity just like a walkie-talkie does. Since no cell service will be used in the process, it will be a cheaper option. The project to add mods to the Moto Z models started as Google's Project Ara. However, Project Ara was cancelled and so the team diverted its focus to the Moto Z mods.
The team is eager to carry out the project for the Moto Z mods. They have access to extensive research that was done during the time of Project Ara which will be used in the Moto Z mods.
The team is working on developing the mods and needs USD 20,000 in funding in order to make this Moto Mod a reality. Given the success of crowd funding platforms, this may be the chance for the brand to seek funds from the people to make this innovation a reality.
The Moto ModTM developer hardware was out in January 2017 so the team is currently working on porting the existing prototype to the new version. Phandroid reported that the team will integrate existing radio transceiver driver into the Moto Mod firmware based on NuttX moving the frequency hopping code and other radio logic into the firmware.
Once the mods come into function, users will be able to use their devices like walkie-talkies and send encrypted messages. The previous versions of Moto Mods for Moto Z mobile have been extremely successful, even though they are expensive. Sales for the Moto Z mods has been rising consistently, as confirmed by Motorola in the report on Digit. Meanwhile, in a related news, we learn that the company has initiated hackathons in various parts of the world inviting people to come forth and share their ideas.
Check out this video about the Motorola mods :