I have been out of this scene for quite long, so forgive me if its a stale news.

But seems like Line6 has built an entire family of PODs.

... you've poppa POD (X3), momma POD (Xt), granny POD (2), baby POD (pocket), doggy POD (express).

So have they improved on their sound/tone?
From the website clips it still sounds the same.
Doesn't sound smooth at all. Sounds scooped mids voiced.
Seems to be built keeping high gain metal heads in mind.

No wonder I chose tech21 over POD more than 2 years ago.