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Motorola holding event on September 4th: Moto G 2, X+1, and 360 on the way

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Motorola holding event on September 4th: Moto G 2, X+1, and 360 on the way
We know that there are at least three new Motorola devices in the pipeline, and now we have a date for when we're going to hear about some , if not all of those devices. Motorola has begun sending out media invitations for an event to be held on September 4th in Chicago. The question is: what will be announced at this event?

The most recent rumors have said that the Moto G2 has a release date of September 10th; and, assuming that is true, it is basically a given that the G2 will be seen at this upcoming event. But, if the teaser image for the event has anything to say about it, that won't be all that's on the docket. The teaser image (seen above) has four devices shown - the next Moto X, the Moto 360, the Moto G2, and what appears to be a Bluetooth earpiece. So, it seems reasonable to assume we'll be seeing the announcements for all of those devices. 

Announcements are one thing, and release dates are another. The only rumor we have for the X+1 puts the release date around September 25th, but manufacturers rarely will announce something a full three weeks before releasing it. So, that makes us think that either the Verizon Moto X+1 rumor was wrong, or Verizon might be getting the device later than other carriers. 

Motorola is also jumping in head first to a very busy announcement time. Samsung has an event planned for September 3rd, where we expect to see the Galaxy Note 4 and maybe also the Gear Solo. Then, September 4th is the start of IFA in Berlin, where Asus is expected to announce its first Android Wear device, and Microsoft is expected to announce a new Lumia devices, including the so-called "selfie phone". Then, on September 9th, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6. That's a packed stretch, let's see if Motorola can make an impact. 

source: Motorola

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posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:09 1

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 949; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Interested in X+1.
I see what pa did with the article image,clever

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:29 13

8. aayupanday (Posts: 527; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The Image is a screenshot from the invite... PA did nothing.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:30

9. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, they cropped it and made it a thumbnail image. I don't know if that's all that clever, but it is something...

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:44

11. brrunopt (Posts: 552; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Loading...

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:00

29. brrunopt (Posts: 552; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


LOL , somehow my coment changed to "loading"

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The image makes an "X" and a "+" , maybe we will see the X+1

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:49

13. DogeShibe (Posts: 949; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Oh didn't knew...i should come more often here...

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 17:06

40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


iPA is only waiting desperately for their precious iPhone which doesn't matter. cause the X1 AND NOTE IV will be the TOP TWO PHONES. especially on my list.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:10 1

2. DouchebagWendy (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I think I'm pass, thanks but no thanks Moto :)

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:13 17

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


WHAAAT A NEW WENDY TROLL YAAAAAAY

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:21 9

6. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


your name says it all. but I still suck your t*ts

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:41 2

32. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You know that ain't a woman in reality right?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 14:46 9

35. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


yes. also Im not a cat in real life

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 15:19 1

37. DogeShibe (Posts: 949; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Also i am not doge in real life , wow

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 18:18

41. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Good one! :D

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:40 2

20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Douchebag returns!

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 12:25 1

27. hurrycanger (Posts: 1289; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I don't care.
I still like Elly though. xD

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:11 2

3. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Choices x+1 or Nexus6

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:44 1

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Depends on camera for me, I'm leaning more for Moto though ^+^

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:46

23. sgodsell (Posts: 1437; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If your not a developer and don't root your phones or tinker, then the Moto X+1 will better. Not to mention the unique things like the active notifications and Amoled display will be on the Moto X+1, Moto Assist, spotlight, and a few other that are all unique to Motorola. Nexus devices are stock devices without any OEM or Carrier bloatware.
The cameras are both 12 mp on the Moto X+1 and the nexus 6, which leads me to believe that they are the same camera.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 12:25

26. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Me 2 but I hope this time Moto are not stupid & release the Moto x+1 in the UK sooner & the 32gb version this time.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 16:08

38. PryvateiDz (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I'm in the same perdicament. But like StraightEdgeNexus, I'll probably got with the Moto X + 1. Loved the original X, but I felt like it was such a downgrade in certain areas to my HTC One (M7).

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:14 1

5. Mreveryphone (Posts: 58; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


So many announcements on and around my birthday! *September 4th*

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:22

7. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


yeah one of them will be your present

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:46

12. brrunopt (Posts: 552; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


IFA starts at September 5 , many companies schedule events in the 2 days before

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:30

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


okay, we'be got a lot to be excited about right there around the same time. watch Google announce their announcement right there at the same time if they haven't changed their mind already.

I guess Motorola plans to unveil the new Droida closer to the Holidays.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:55

14. pmugghc (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Sony has an event too I think.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 15:18

36. Doakie (Posts: 1322; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Of course they do. They'll be announcing the Z3 in September, Z4 in November and Z5 in December. Didn't you know? They're going to a new 12 flagships per year release schedule!

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:09 19

15. frustyak (Posts: 169; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Little old lady walks into the cell phone store
Lady: I need a new phone. I heard there's a good one, I don't remember the name, it has an 'S' and a '5" in it.
Clerk: Ok, do you want the 5S or the S5?
Lady: I don't know. What's the difference?
Clerk: They're both good, but expensive.
Lady: I don't want to spend a lot. Just give me a G2.
Clerk: Which one?
Lady: Huh?
Clerk: There are two G2's. One from LG and one from Motorola.
Lady: I can't decide. How about a One?
Clerk: Which One? The first One or the second One?
Lady: First one what?
Clerk: The first one One or the second one One.
Lady: Why isn't the second one the Two?
Clerk: I don't know.
Lady. Forget the one. How about an X?
Clerk: Which one? Nokia or Moto?
Lady: I'm out of here...

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:38 1

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lmao, I've read this somewhere, not original bro :p +1

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:38

31. hurrycanger (Posts: 1289; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


This... reminds me of the HTC T-Mobile G2.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 16:48 2

39. Johnnokia (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 May 2012)


loool
coming soon.. Z3
BlackBerry or Sony ?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:16

16. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


The Moto G2 should at least have a snapdragon 410! 5" screen is okay but the height shouldn't go over 5.5" . 8MP/2MP cam is okay water resistance should also be added the rest isn't needed to be updated just keep the price 199$ 16gb

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:28 1

17. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


You're either being sarcastic or are just an idiot. I honestly can't tell right now tho.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:35 2

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Can't wait for the Moto X+1. I want it badly. Aluminium frame, front facing speaker, curved beauty... OMG!
The deciding factor will be the camera. It should be on par with galaxy s4. :)

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:46 1

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Bout damn time 360 have a date. I may sell my Z1 for the X1 Motorola. They are kicking a$$ with their updates. Just need the 360 price tag.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:55

24. Doakie (Posts: 1322; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Yippee! The Moto X 2 will be mine!

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 12:23 1

25. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


What is really needed is for Motorola to release the Moto x2 outside America straight away jot the usual 6 months later & the 32gb this time aswell not just the low 16gb.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 12:39 1

28. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Moto G2 is disappointing.. only screen size bump.. X+1 may be interesting though.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:03 2

30. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Can't wait for September 4th now. It'll be fun to see the official announcement for the Moto Algebra. I'm hoping that if there's a Nexus announced soon that it ends up by Motorola too. It's actually kind of annoying that it's taken 6 Nexuses before Motorola gets their chance to shine.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 13:53 1

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They had the Xoom, which was pretty cool and Nexus-y at the time. Not a phone, but still. And the Moto X was closer to a Nexus than any other phone ever was.

What I'm really interested in is if they'll just hope aboard the Snapdragon 800/801 train, or modify it to make it a successor to their X8 SoC.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 03:34

48. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I hope they put the language processor too. Moto X perfectly picked my words and recognised it. Even the S800 monsters failed there :)

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 14:18 1

34. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Well, they should get two cracks at it like the other OEM.
It be nice to see some carbon fiber and or Kevlar being used again by them on it, but I guess I'm dreaming there.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:17

42. nathan.carter (Posts: 365; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


I'm so glad Motorola is out of the picture now. you might not believe me but its only a matter of time before they let the HTC NEXUS ONE out in the open. Can't wait.......

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:27 1

43. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What do you mean Motorola is "out of the picture" now? All signs point to the next Nexus being by Motorola as well.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:35

44. nathan.carter (Posts: 365; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Because the bench you see is for the moto x2. The specs you see are for the nexus
Moto is basically a nexus device with pure android. Why does it need the nexus moniker? It doesn't the only manufacturer that is worthy of the nexus name is HTC.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:49 1

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"The only manufacturer that is worthy of the Nexus name is HTC."

Google has disagreed with this assessment for over 4 and a half years.

And there would be a difference; the Nexus would not have all of Motorola's proprietary softare and such.

Now frankly I would rather have the Motorola device with lower specs and all their customizations than a Motorola device with better specs but lacking any of their special customization.

However, I find it exceedingly unlikely that HTC will be making the Nexus 6.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 03:27 1

47. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I just hope the next nexus is not from LG lol.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 03:26 1

46. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Better not talk if you know nothing. Nexus is not just about stock android, it is for developers in the first place. Nexus devices have the widest support from android community. Moto phones come with slightly(but valuable) tweaked android.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 08:56

49. nathan.carter (Posts: 365; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Well you are right about that one. But.....moto when it comes to phones is a great phone period. Why would moto be the next nexus when they're releasing 2 more phones. One flagship and one budget friendly phone. All I'm saying is...the only reason google would make a deal with moto is because of moto maker. Custom nexus to your liking. But google is apparently doing their own version of this for the nexus 5. So past articles up until now have lead to the HTC. Now with HTC releasing a crazy 805 qhd 5.5 in phone with the processor clocked at 2.6 ghz, its too close to launch to be seeing all this HTC and none of it is a leak.

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