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?
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