Upcoming Moto C, E phones may ditch stock Android for ZUK user interface

first_imgSince Lenovo has taken over the brand Motorola, a number of changes have been made to the Moto phones. But the most significant change might be coming now. A report suggests a senior Motorola executive has hinted that in the new Moto phones, likely to be Moto C and Moto E, may ditch stock Android and use ZUK users interface. To recall, ZUK interface is what Lenovo uses on its premium ZUK phones.According to a report by Gizmochina, Lenovo’s VP Alex Chen hinted that the upcoming Motorola smartphones were expected to run on ZUK’s ZUI. However, the report also stated that initially this information was spotted on the Alex’s Weibo account but hours later the post suddenly vanished. There is a possibility that the post has been deleted, states the report coming from the Chinese website.Also Read: Moto Z2 Force with dual cameras at the rear and front spottedThe ZUI UI till date has only been seen on ZUK phones by Lenovo. And now, the smartphone maker is expected to extend the OS to its Motorola brand as well. If the upcoming Motorola smartphones are really going to run on ZUK’s ZUI UI, the Moto devices will come with an added security layer. Lenovo, while describing the ZUK UI, notes “ZUI OS provides system-level protection from unwanted threats such as Malware and Trojans. The ability to create automatic security rules and protection engine make effective protection and tracking of APPS a sentinel surveillance tool.”Nothing confirmed yetadvertisementThe India Today Tech has sought details from Motorola on the GizmoChina report. In case of a statement from the company we will update the report here.The China website report doesn’t reveal which models will come with ZUK’s ZUI OS. However, it does highlights that there are high chances that the upcoming Moto C and E series models, dubbed to be Moto C, C Plus, E4 and E4 Force, will run on ZUI. Most probably it will be the ZUI v2.5.  However, speculations are also such that the upcoming top-end devices like the Moto Z2 and Z2 Plus can also include ZUI OS.Moto devices basically run on native Android OS, ever since Google acquired Motorola. It was later sold to Lenovo. To recall, the recently announced flagships – Moto G5 and G5 Plus — come packed Android 7.0 Nougat. We aren’t sure if the G5 models are the last Motorola devices to come with Android Nougat, neither are we quite sure on while models will come packed with ZUK’s ZUI OS and which ones with Android OS. To get a clear picture of what’s Lenovo actually up to with the upcoming Motorola phones, we need to wait unveil the company itself provides a clear picture on it.Moto C and C Plus smartphones are expected to launch in the upcoming days. Ahead of the launch, speculations and leaks about the devices have already give us a clear idea on how the smartphones are expected to be like. In terms of specifications, the Moto C will be powered by powered by a MediaTek MT6737m 64-bit quad-core processor. While, the smartphone will come packed with a 16GB of inbuilt storage, coupled with 1GB of RAM. Further, display wise, the smartphone will come with a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixel resolutions and will be backed by a 2300mAh removable battery. On the optics front, the device is touted to come with a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, whereas on the front fits a 2-megapixel selfie snapper.While, the bigger bother, the Moto C Plus, although is expected to look pretty much similar to the Moto C, however, might differ a little in terms of specification. The device is expected to come with a slightly bigger screen with an HD display paired with either 1GB or 2GB of RAM. On the camera front, the upcoming Moto C Plus may sport an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The smartphone will be backed by a much bigger battery set up as compared to that of the Moto C. Moto C Plus will come with a 4000mAh battery and will further run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Moto C Plus is expected to be a little expensive that the base model – Moto C.Also Read: Lenovo’s Moto C, C Plus launching in the coming months: Everything we know so farlast_img read more