When you think of Motorola's phones, you think more about the hardware than the software — not because the latter is bad, but because it's pretty sparse, yielding to Google's idea of what Android should be. But there are a few differentiating features, like Moto Voice and Display, that are tucked neatly into the Moto app pre-installed on every phone.
In Sao Paolo, Brazil this week, during the launch of the Moto G6 and E5 series, Motorola's VP of Product, Dan Dery, told the audience that the company would be launching a new Beta Experiences program to allow early adopters to test new features of existing Moto experiences, along with new ones entirely, in order to provide feedback and shape the future of the company's software platform.
Launch timing and details were sparse — we've reached out to Motorola for more detail — but after years of stagnation from a software perspective, it's nice to see Moto taking its first-party apps a little more seriously.
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Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.
Does that include os updates?
Motorola has a public forum to test OS updated early. It is called the Motorola Feedback Network. I joined it when I had my Moto Droid X2 phone years ago.
Yeah, but it isn't the same now that Lenovo has ruined the MFN experience with total lack of communication and absolutely no feedback on the bug reports. Not to mention they fail at getting test software pushed most everytime so some get it others don't. Most of the time they preface the introduction of the test software as the final software expected for release to the public unless there are any serious showstoppers. And even if you do send bug reports and find issues, thats still the one that's going to get released... the version without any of the fixes. Negates testing.
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