Motorola developing 8 devices for release by Christmas, including a Nexus

Motorola developing 8 devices for release by Christmas, including a Nexus
We already knew that Motorola had a good amount of devices in the pipeline, but it looks like the company is planning to end its time under the Google umbrella with a bang. The announcements aren't expected to start until September, but Motorola has 8 devices that could be released before Christmas, including a Nexus device. So, there could be the: DROID, DROID Maxx, DROID Turbo, Moto X+1, Moto G, Moto X Play, Moto S, and the Nexus.

The odd thing is how some of the devices are dependent on others. Word has it that if the X+1 does well, the DROID Turbo may be scrapped, and only one of either the X Play or Moto S could be released, depending on the display size users like. However, regardless of if the 5.9-inch Moto S is scrapped in favor of the 5.2-inch Moto X Play, the Motorola Nexus will still be 5.9-inches and be very similar to the larger Moto S. It is still unclear if the Moto S or X Play would be on multiple carriers or just Verizon, but we would bet on multiple carriers, because...

Even the DROID lineup doesn't seem to be as Verizon-exclusive as we are used to. Word has it that the DROID, DROID Maxx, and DROID Turbo could be released on AT&T under different branding. And, one of the DROID devices on Verizon may have some sort of Star Wars promotion to go along with the release. *Update* Many of you have asked about the previously rumored 6.3-inch DROID Quantum. We asked our source and it looks like there are no smartphones over 6-inches in Motorola's pipeline.

So, to simplify - there are 8 total devices in production, but it is possible that only 6 of them are released before the end of the year. All of the devices appear to be heading for multiple carriers, with no real exclusives. Motorola is going hard this holiday season. Do you guys think that's the right move?

source: TKTechNews

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41 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

So confusing...

3. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Whatever it is they do, they best not go the route of Samsung and release a million iterations of a phone. More phones = slower updates due to lower levels of developers.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No freakin joke! I follow Motorola very closely and 8 devices in 4 months seems like overkill... I guess we'll know what their game plan is in two weeks.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Some of the 8 devices aren't for sureā€¦. There are some devices that won't be released if an earlier device does well. Talk about confusing.

30. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Right... I think they should stick to a simple apple-style strategy... release 4 phones (low end, mid range, high end and a phablet) every year with a predictable release cycle.

2. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

So, wait a minute, whatever happened to the whole hype about this Motorola Quantum thing was was supposed to be this massive 6.3" device? Come on Motorola, don't wuss out on me.

4. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Not that I got anything personal against 6.3" devices, that's your prerogative but let's put it this way; we got enough circus going on about 5.2 vs. 5.9" already to last us until Q4 2015 so to speak, so yeah that may or may not put Moto (or any device makers for that matter right now) off that track.

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Motorola needs to drop a couple WP or any other free OS platform, mix of up with Android controlling 85% of devices we need competition.

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Month after month, i get more and more interested in windows phones. I might end up buying one for my next phone.

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

nah.. moto is fine with android .. besides nobody would like to compete with Microsoft now with their own os

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Point is we need competition, a world with Android alone at the pace it is growing is bad for consumers.

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So is a world with a company which has a 90% of the desktop OS market.

39. William13

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

If Windows can provide competition in the mobile world great, but you're talking about a whole different ballgame. If somebody else would make desktop products worth mentioning, then there would be competition. We don't need competition for the sake of competition, we need quality products that create competition.

41. slyhounddog

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

Triple liked! Couldn't have put it better myself!

7. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

After the whole X phone hype, I have lost my faith in moto. But I hope they could win me back sometime soon by releasing a killer phone like they used to do back in original RAZR days.

15. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

The X is still a good phone though & especially at the price points it can be had at now. It's a great bang for your buck. I had the Moto G, & G LTE before too. Which I liked a lot. The only real problem with the X was the camera exposure with flash especially in lower lighting. They finally after a million updates lol, seemed to have gotten it right though to where I do not need to rely on an app as much to get the shots right.

17. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

The X is indeed still a good phone for the money. I guess after the whole hype train, I was expecting a super phone instead of a so so spec value phone.

23. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Don't let the specs fool you. The X is smooth and quick device and it brings some unique features to Android. And it runs much better than some flagships with top of line specs. The only real downside is the camera. Hopefully, Motorola gets it right this time.

28. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I don't doubt that the X is a nice device and has some unique features but I don't think it runs much better than popular flagships with top of line specs(M8, Z2, GS5, G3, etc).

31. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's running nearly a stock version of Android. Although I don't have any of the newer devices you listed it runs better than my S4.

38. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Of course it doesn't run any better than all of the 2014 devices, because it was released in the summer of 2013... The moto x was a great handset for Motorola and the optimized it to run better than most 2013 flagships did when most of them had the best of the best while Motorola went for the budget friendly specs.

40. slyhounddog

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

The only device I've used that has a smoother experience is the HTC m8. And I've used all those phones.

8. matty1323

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I dont see how this is so complicated. Release a budget device, release a massive device (Note competitor) and release a flagship in the 5" range. Pretty much covering all bases there

11. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Why on earth make the Nexus that large. Unless they really pull some magic off even my 5.2 G2 got a little annoying with the size of it.

12. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

so is nexus 5.2 inch or 5.9 inch?

14. Orion78

Posts: 183; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

5.9 inch

34. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

This is still a rumor...It just doesn't make sense for Google to jump from a 5 in. screen to a 5.9 in. screen. I would be very surprised. They may have two size options.

36. Orion78

Posts: 183; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Umm no. It's going to be around 5.9. it's been confirmed by a source I know. You choose to believe it or not. And yes, there will be other options. Don't like the big screen...get the new moto x.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Jesus, PhoneArena. Calm it down with the Motorola articles. It's not my birthday for another few weeks. :p

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Right? With all the coverage, you'd think that they were as big as Apple now. lol.

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