Lenovo Moto Z Play is a budget version of Moto Z launched earlier this year. It comes with support for MotoMods Lenovo has announced a more budget friendly version of the Moto Z smartphone, called the Moto Z Play as well as a new camera MotoMod in partnership with Hasselblad, ahead of the international IFA 2016 tech fair in Berlin. The Moto Z series was first announced by the company at its Tech World conference in San Francisco this June, and included two premium devices: The Moto Z and the Moto Z Force. The smartphone will cost $408 in North America and 499 euros in the European market. At present the Moto Z Force is a Verizon exclusive device in the US. Moto Z is the semi-modular series from Motorola and has a variety of Mods, which can be strapped onto the back of the smartphone for extra functionality. The Moto Z Play is a new phone at a differential price point from the company, which is pitching phones with Mods as the next level of innovation in smartphones. The new Moto Z Play has a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, but a lower Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. There will be a dual-SIM option in this as well, along with microSD slot support. Moto Z Play comes with a 16 MP rear camera on its own along with a 5MP front camera. The battery on this is 3510 mAh, which is bigger than the one on the more premium Moto Z. Just like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force — the latter has a shatterproof display, the Moto Z Play also has a Type-C USB connector. But it also has a headphone jack unlike the other two phones, which skipped the 3.5 mm port. Lenovo, Motorola, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play launch, MotoMods, Hasselblad MotoMod, Moto Z Play price, Moto Z Play specifications, Moto Z Play India launch, smartphones, Android, tech news, technologyHasselblad True Zoom Mod offers 10x optical zoom with a 4.5-45 mm lens and Xenon flash In terms of MotoMods, the new edition is called the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, and Lenovo has collaborated with the legendary Swedish camera maker for this one. The 10x optical zoom with a 4.5-45 mm lens and Xenon flash; it will also let users shoot images in the RAW format, a feature most smartphones don’t support currently. However, the optical lens has not been supplied by HasselBlad, which Lenovo says has helped with the special shooting mode and RAW capability among other things. The mod will be available for $299/€299. The Mod has Hasselblad branding on it, and its own 13 MP image sensor as well. Moto Z phones will have access to the Hasseldlad editing software as well, although the standard Motorola camera app is used when the module is strapped on to the phone. The Hasselblad MotoMod can be attached to the back of the phone via the 16 magnetic pins just like the other Mods in the series. Other MotoMods in the list include Power Pack, JBL SoundBoost which is a speaker module, and Moto Insta-Share projector, which lets users project their smartphone screen on the walls. Given the budget pricing of the Moto Z Play, we can expect this phone to make an appearance in India soon. Motorola has hinted in the past that it plans to bring the Moto Z series and Mods to the country, although the original Moto Z smartphone is expected to have a more premium pricing one. [source;indianexpress]


Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar, on Wednesday launched a virulent attack against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), alleging that the weapons displayed by the organisation on Dussehra are meant to be used against Dalits as Muslims have slipped under its radar. Prakash called upon Dalits to end the Hindu right-wing organisations’ “project of Manuvad”.

“I want to ask this question to RSS, which is in power today — who is your enemy? Come Vijaya Dashmi or Dussehra, they hold fairs everywhere and perform pooja of weapons. Such worship by kings and rulers was understandable as they had to protect their kingdoms. But today, we are independent. Nobody is ruling us. We are our own rulers. So, what is the need of this mentality of oppression? We need peace, development and fraternity,” Ambedkar said while addressing the National Dalits Rights Conference, a meeting of Dalits from various states from the country here in Rajkot.

Ambedkar said the saffron organisation was out to implement its ‘Manuvad project’, for a society in which Dalits are subservient to the upper-caste members. “We want to ask the RSS, which is out to establish a system of oppression, who do you want to use these weapons against? Elements from Pakistan come here and go back after triggering bomb blats. But has anybody ever heard if a sainik of RSS, Vishawa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal or Gruh Rakshak have gone to Pakistan and triggered a blast there? If somebody goes there and returns after triggering a blast, I can understand their worship of arms is meant for Pakistan. But as a matter of fact, they are scared of Pakistan.

“Atal Bihar Vajpayee went there with an army for a fight. But he couldn’t draw his sword and had to run back. RSS spokesperson (Seshadri) Chari told Times Now channel that next year, independence (liberation) day of Pakistan will be celebrated. I think the trained army of RSS should be sent to Pakistan for starting a fight. This is nothing but hypocrisy. They warn Pakistan but fight against those at home. Therefore, I want to ask RSS as to against whom is your worship of arms is aimed at? Is it against Dalits? You have already sidelined Muslims and now you are after Dalits,” Ambedkar said to a long round of applause from the big gathering of Dalits, Muslims and tribals.

The meet was organised by NGO Navsarjan, Rashtriya Dalit Sangh and other organisations. Ambedkar exhorted Dalits to fight the RSS indirectly. He said smaller temples in the country were collecting Rs 40,000 crore annually in form of offerings and donations, and that this money was used to run the Sangh and purchase weapons. He appealed Dalits to stop going to temples and giving donations to religious organisations. If this offering stops, he said, half of RSS branches will shut down.

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He appealed to Dalits to study the character of the Hindu right-wing organistion before taking it head on. “Figures show that incidents of atrocities against Dalits have been on the rise. It is a different matter that such cases happen in villages. But this is systematic attempt to oppress. They want to instill fear and create an atmosphere of terror. And what is their motive? They know, Dalits can fight and if they managed to suppress the voice of Dalits and Ambedakarvadis, there will be nobody else to challenge them. They will then have a free hand and their intention is to impose Manusmuruti. Babasaheb Ambedarkar’s entire fight was against this very Manusmruti,” said Ambedkar while appealing to Dalits to forget their differences and give up their sub-caste group identities.

The mentality of RSS and BJP is to impose themselves on others whereas those respecting the constitution believe in fraternity and equality, Prakash said. “They don’t know to respect any agitation. They believe that what they do is always right and that you will have to accept it at any cost,” he said.

Prakash also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging taht his empathy for Dalits was hallow. “Modi said shoot me. But we want you to live. However, you must make it public whose words are these? From whom have you stolen? Declare this or we shall expose you on September 16,” he said.

He also said that the Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh Samiti will launch an nation-wide agitation to demand for their rights and that the first public meeting will be held in Delhi on September 16.

Dalit and Muslim leaders from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jarkhand, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh will also participated in the conference and addressed the meeting.

Speaking earlier, former BJP MLA from Rajkot, Siddhar Parmar also attacked VHP leader Pravin Togadia and BJP saying they had pampered “goondas” like the ones who assaulted Dalits in Una and that the incident had united the community.