Mobile Nations Weekly: All the way to Z

This was Motorola's first real outing under the Lenovo umbrella and they came out in full force with the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force with magnetically-attached Moto Mod accessories like an extended battery, loudspeakers, and projector. Just one hitch: the phones are exclusive to Verizon through the summer.

Microsoft pushed yet another Insider build for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, bringing the Fast Ring up to Build 14631. We also saw the return of the Bank of America app, last seen in the days of Windows Phone 8 — and a leak of NFC Tap to Pay for Windows 10 Mobile.

Tesla came under fire for suspension problems that turned out to no be poblems at all, but Tesla's salty response to the accusations threatened to overwhelm the original non-story. Tesla also announced a new battery pack option: a software-limited Model S 60 and 60D, bringing the starting price down to $66,000.

Team iMore is heading out to WWDC 2016 — Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference, and while we can only speculate on what Apple might be poised to announce, there's a lot we want to see in iOS 10, macOS 12, tvOS 10, and watchOS 2.

iMore — WWDC you soon!

Here's where to live stream the WWDC 2016 keynote on June 13

We're on our way to Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference — WWDC 2016 — where we'll be bringing you the keynote live on Monday, the Loop/iMore Beard Bash party later that night, and all the action from Dub Dub, AltConf, and Layers, throughout the week. And make sure you follow @reneritchie, @settern, @journeydan, @apaholik, and @mikahsargent on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for all the behind-the-scenes action!

Android Central — Lenovo does it big

This was Lenovo and Motorola's week to shine, with the annual Tech World event taking place in San Francisco and packing in all sorts of awesome news. Lenovo launched the gigantic Tango-enabled PHAB 2 Pro, and then Motorola took the stage to unveil the beautiful new Moto Z and Moto Z Force and their Moto Mod accessories. Unfortunately, they're exclusive to Verizon through the summer.

There was also plenty of other news outside of Lenovo's world. Project Fi added U.S. Cellular to its network, the OnePlus 2 started getting Marshmallow, Nextbit dropped the Robin's price, NVIDIA Shield Android TV got some sweet updates and Marshmallow is now running on 10% of Android phones.

CrackBerry — KimBerry

A rather lively week for BlackBerry news ranging from everything from anonymous reports from AT&T execs about Priv sales to BlackBerry helping law enforcement right down to Kim Kardashian.

Tesla Central — Battery hits

Refreshed Tesla Model S

Oh what a week. Tesla came under scrutiny after reported problems with the Model S suspension, which was actually the smallest part of the story — a preliminary NHTSA inquiry into a single customer's complaint and a misunderstanding over legalese prompted an avalanche of poor press (which Tesla handled poorly). In the end there was no issue and most of the complaints were false.

Amid speculation that Tesla might be exploring new battery partners for the Tesla Model 3, CEO Elon Musk affirmed that Panasonic would continue to be their exclusive battery cell provider. And speaking of those batteries, it turns out concerns about their longevity can be easily assuaged — you'll only see a 23-mile range loss per every 100,000 miles driven. Continuing on batteries, Tesla introduced a new option for the Model S: a software-limited 60 and 60D, bringing the starting price down to $66,000

Windows Central — Building

Microsoft had another busy week with new builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile hitting the Fast Ring for Insiders. Build 14361 is now available for those who want an early look at the Anniversary Update and with it comes many new features, fixes, and smaller changes. You can read all about it in our comprehensive breakdown article.

Bank of America returned to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile with a shiny new Universal app. We liked it so much it is a featured Gem in our continuing showcase of fantastic Windows apps with Microsoft

Speaking of banks, we confirmed that NFC Tap to Pay is right around the corner for Windows 10 Mobile. In fact, we got our hands on a leaked version of the app and even tested in a McDonald's with great success. Read our exclusive story to find out all the details.

Finally, we posted our second episode of the rebooted Windows Central Podcast featuring Daniel Bader, Daniel Rubino, and Michael Fisher!

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Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.