Moto Z 2017 with Moto Mod spotted in leaked images; Google Assistant comes to Moto Z Force Droid & others

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If latest reports are to be believed, the Motorola Moto Z 2017 has been spotted in two leaked renders. One of the photos show Moto Z’s front portion showcasing the large screen, the front camera and the front-facing LED flash. The bottom of the screen has the oval fingerprint scanner.

Power button and volume rockers are on the right side. According to The Marshalltown, this leaked image could also be that of Moto Z Force or Moto Z Play. The Moto Z 2017 is expected sometime in June as Lenovo released the 2016 Moto Z in that month. The second leaked image reportedly shows the Moto Z 2017 with a moto mod. This mod converts the smartphone into a proper gaming device. Rumours suggest that the device will sport a 4GB or 6GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 128GB of storage space.

If the leaked images are really that of Moto Z 2017, then it is quite an impressive looking smartphone. It seems to be having a 5.5-inch QHD Display. One can watch the leaked image of the Moto Z 2017 at Android Guys. Meanwhile, Google Assistant has arrived on a number of Android devices including Moto Z Force Droid and OnePlus 3/3T. Fans believe it may also come to Apple iPhones. Google Assistant is more conversational than Google Now.

Google Assistant has a more personal touch, even though it handles, many of the same tasks as Google always has. According to PhoneArena, activating the Google Assistant is as easy as saying “OK Google.” Users can also press the Home Button to activate it. The virtual assistant can also be found on the Allo messaging app, Google Home, certain Android Wear smart watches and on Android Auto. Users will understand the difference between Google Assistant and Google Now when they ask follow-up questions.

Any Android phone having Android 6.0 or higher will receive the Google Assistant update. Around 500 million Android phones are currently receiving the update. Moto Z Force Droid, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have already received the update. Apple fans may be a bit disappointed as Management Director for Google, Gummi Hafsteinsson, revealed during the MWC 2017 that there are no plans of bringing the Google Assistant to iOS devices. However, Google had previously revealed plans of bringing its virtual assistant to as many devices as possible.

This means Google Assistant may come to iOS devices after all, reports MobiPicker. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more information on Moto devices.

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