Moto S (Shamu) may not be a Nexus, but an Android Silver device for Verizon
1. uzimafioso (Posts: 195; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Well silver or nexus, the concept remains the same...
6. hurrycanger (Posts: 1553; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
and it better not be Verizon exclusive...
46. JC557 (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Labeled the Droid S or Droid Silver... though Moto S/ Silver works just as well but I agree this should not be a total exclusive.
49. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sorry, but VZW exclusive is not a problem for me. This just might replace my Maxx.
74. Jmerithew87 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
I'm far from an expert, but my assumption would be that this is a Verizon variant of a model that will hit AT&T, Sprint and hopefully T-Mobile (they didn't sell the X, but from what I've heard they could be interested in selling future Motorola device). My reasoning is that if this was a VZW exclusive, they would go with the "Droid" branding over "Moto". Motorola is the sole user of the Droid brand these days, so it would make sense for them to prop that up if we were only going to see it on Verizon.
42. motocraze (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)
I wonder if it'll be priced accordingly to google standards. Or better yet, I'll buy it straight from google. Then again, it might not be Verizon certified. lol
52. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Looks great except for this retardedly oversized phone part. 5.9" is just way too big. I'm not willing to accept anything bigger than my Galaxy S5 for size, maybe a smidge but not 5.9.....
63. Mobilephile (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
One that is not open to progress will never change, learn, and evolve
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I hope not. We demand a Moto Nexus!
3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Htc Samsung Lg have tried, its time for Motorola and Sony
9. uzimafioso (Posts: 195; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Well i gotta give it to Moto, they've got the display sizes right to my taste. 720p is best at 4.5" and 4.7", 1080p at 5.2" and 2k at 5.9". Although i don't know what to tell em for a 5" G+1 if it comes to that, but it would be great if they have 4 devices, a 4.3" E, a 4.7" G, a 5.2" X and a 5.9" S or Nexus or whatever they name it...
48. JC557 (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Isn't Silver supposed to be a branch off of Nexus anyway focused on higher end? If so then I'd have no problem with it.
5. Orion78 (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
My guess is that Verizon will get this moto s and the rest gets the Nexus 6. Whatever the case.. either one of these phones will be my next.
7. YourNickname (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Heres to hoping the "Moto S" is just another crappy verizon neutered exclusive.
If Nexus 6 was verizon exclusive, goodbye Nexus 6 :*(
37. Commentator (Posts: 3655; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm sure it will also be available on the Play Store, if nowhere else.
8. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
This could be bad news for people wanting the next Nexus on Verizon. If Verizon is getting a separate device, it's probably loaded up with Verizon crap and locked down tight. Plus, updates might have to go through them.
26. Locutus (unregistered)
Hey, is this Ted from BGR??
30. wyrishman (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)
I have the Droid MAXX and it is pretty dang close to Nexus as far as onboard apps go. Verizon apps were limited to the minimum - MyVZW and NFL Mobile are the only two "Verizon" apps I recall being preinstalled. Fortunately, my updates haven't been delayed either. I'm hopeful for this Moto S to be the new flagship and take place of my MAXX!
79. creator78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)
If this is indeed an android silver phone, bloatware has to be minimal, and also has to be removable under the program. Also Google will handle all updates. Here is hoping it is indeed in the silver program.
11. bdclark (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Ah, the Verizon Moto S. Ships with Android L, gets Android M as soon as Android N is released.
13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1553; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Good thing though, Jellybean can already get everything done. ;)
32. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
I'm pretty sure that I saw a Xposed module that disables apps to detect root.
41. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
So you guys understand me now right? HTC is making the next nexus phone. You all will see the new HTC nexus One become reality. because google wont name the phone nexus 6,7 etc. because thats crossing into tablet territoty. the name shamu, the meaning of the name has m8 in the meanig. look it up. HTC NEXUS ONE......
43. .KRATOS. (Posts: 301; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Hope it'll have an international version.
45. ThePython (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 May 2013)
So they're going full Sony when it comes to naming... 4 down, 22 to go.
50. TechEnthu (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 May 2013)
5.9 is too huge... I wish it to be 5.5... I would love if it would not be so huge
53. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Fake. There's no way Motorola would go from a 720p flagship to a 1440p flagship. Perhaps they are overcompensating for last year's failure?...
58. ThePython (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 May 2013)
I fail to see how the Moto X was a failure in the specs department...
60. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
720p was not good enough for the price they were asking at launch. That's why they had to lower its price considerably...
59. Jguard (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)
This makes sense because the nexus 6 will have a 64 bit soc, just have no idea which one. One of the main advantages of android L is 64 bit so there is no way Google will use a soc that doesn't support it.
76. astarling10 (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 May 2014)
Carrier exclusive devices are annoying. Hopefully this one will be on more than just Verizon.