Boot-up process initiated... Loading system resources... Start-up sequence engaged... System boot-up complete. DROID is back online.
And so, just like that, Verizon and Motorola have embarked on a new journey to pour some fresh oil over the beloved DROID line-up of Android smartphones. Getting their engines going for the first time, a bunch of new handsets are expected to get revealed today at the joint event held by the nation's leading carrier and the world's not-so-leading device manufacturer. What we expect the companies to introduce are the DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX and DROID mini - three brand new DROIDs for the numerous fans of the brand that once kickstarted the whole Android thing.
Welcome to our liveblog of the event - it's for those of you who'd like to follow its development from start to finish and be the first to know about each and every little detail.
Live event tracker
|11:15||That's was a super quick announcement, so keep a watch out on the site for our hands-on. Thanks everyone!|
|11:09||okay folks, we're going to check them out right now|
|11:06||If you pre-order between now & 9/30, you get 6 months access of Google Play Music All Access|
|11:05||DROID Mini - $99 Ultra - $199 Maxx - $299.
Pre-orders start right now. August 20th availability for all devices|
|11:04||Aside from the processor, no word on other specs|
|11:04||DROID has Ingress preloaded, the only devices to have it preloaded.|
|11:03||New accessories were made for this latest line of DROIDs.|
|11:03||DROID Command center allows you to control your media sharing.|
|11:02||Touchless control allows you to search from something. Active display lights up a portion of the display. Quick capture launches the cam|
|11:02||Motorola X8 Mobile computing system - 2 apps cores, 4 graphics cores, 1 contextual computing core, & 1 natural language core.|
|11:00||All products have 24% faster CPU, 100% faster GPU, and twice the RAM with all models over predecssors|
|10:59||And of course, the DROID MAXX is going to deliver an impressive 48 hours of battery. 8.5mm thin|
|10:59||DROID MAXX is 9% thinner than last year's model. Unibody design with kevlar|
|10:58||DROID mini shares many similar things with the DROID Ultra, just smaller form factor|
|10:58||Nice rear casing with the DROID Ultra. 7.18mm thin! Thinnest 4G LTE smartphone|
|10:58||DROID mini, DROID Ultra, and DROID mini|
|10:57||Rick Osterloh , senior VP of product management with Motorola Mobility is on stage to introduce the DROID Ultra|
|10:55||Jeff dietel is on stage giving the opening remarks. VP of marketing with Verizon|
|10:54||A quick intro paying homage to the DROID line|
|10:54||It's starting off with a video.|
|10:52||We are finally in people! |
|10:02||No sighting of any new DROIDs yet from the Verizon folks walking about, but we did see some old XYBOARDs.|
|10:01||Looks like we're super early for this event folks, doesn't seem like it's going to start until 12PM EST.|
|09:41||Hey guys, john V here as your host for today's big Verizon event. We're still waiting to get inside the venue.|