Motorola developing 8 devices for release by Christmas, including a Nexus
posted by Michael H. / Aug 20, 2014, 6:23 PM
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...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
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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posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:27 PM 6
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 7:11 PM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:31 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:39 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 6:40 PM 0
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nah.. moto is fine with android .. besides nobody would like to compete with Microsoft now with their own os
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 7:10 PM 7
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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.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 1:37 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 7:02 PM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 8:20 PM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 10:40 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 21, 2014, 5:59 PM 1
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so is nexus 5.2 inch or 5.9 inch?
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 7:43 PM 0
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posted on Aug 20, 2014, 8:10 PM 1
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Jesus, PhoneArena. Calm it down with the Motorola articles. It's not my birthday for another few weeks. :p
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 7:45 PM 1
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