Mysterious handset, allegedly a Motorola, shown on video; runs Android L?

Mysterious handset, allegedly a Motorola, shown on video; runs Android L?
An unknown device, claimed to be a Motorola one, has been shown on video courtesy of TK Tech News. According to them, these images and videos of the device were sent to them, but they refute the possibility of this being the Moto X+1. Instead, it is now thought that this is an upcoming Droid device, or perhaps a Moto X+1 phablet. Looking at the size of the device relative to a Nexus 5 (1:45 minute mark), we can conclude that the mysterious handset has a display diagonal over 5 inches.

Interestingly enough, the device in question appears to be running Android L, though we can't completely rule out the possibility of this being an elaborate fake. After all, getting the Android L theme isn't among the hardest things, especially if you're an advanced Android user, and neither is changing the boot animation to that of Motorola. That said, we imagine that Motorola has had their hands on the Android L preview for a while now, given how Google usually lets manufacturers have the first look in order to get development going. So it's certainly possible that this is some kind of a Motorola prototype device used for testing and debugging L.

In any case, the folks behind TK Tech News say they'll be getting in contact with the source soon and checking the device in person, and will hopefully provide us with more conclusive shots, proving that this is, indeed, a Motorola device (the one in the video is wrapped in paper tape). More as we get it!

source: TK Tech News



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

judging from video that phone has amoled screen

5. steedsofwar unregistered

It does look Amoled and moto is known to be one of the rare OEM's other than Sammy to use AMOLED's. I love them, except I dont own one. That's 'cos I don't fancy anything Sammy and Moto release their phones like a year late in my country. On another point, the phone is too big for my liking. Very disappointing.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Dam that looks pretty huge, quite disappointing IMO I was hoping it would at least be the same size as the Nexus 5 if not still smaller, but it looks much bigger

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It's called preference. And if you listen, he said that it was one of 3 different phones to be released by Moto so if you're disappointed by this particular one, maybe one of the other 2 will be to your liking.

3. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Man why with the tape make me wanna believe this is not the real deal. Or something.... I know you want to disguise a phone but you can do that by covering up the serial numbers or something... Why making it unrecognizable as a whole...

4. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

BTW the bootanimation still says " A Google Company" this with Android L seems highly unlikely

7. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Motorola is a Google company. The Lenovo deal still has to be approved by regulators.

8. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

MMM ok I thought I saw somewhere the had changed it too a Lenovo Company Somewhere, that's why I said it.. My Bad...

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Just so you know.... The front of the Motorola devices have to be covered in this fashion because Motorola keeps track of their prototype devices by adding physical marks to the body of the devices. This way they can tell if a device is leaked who was responsible for the leaked device. beyond that I could not tell you what happens to the holder of the leaked device.

10. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Good to know this man Thanks, This is something I did notknow and to be reall how could I know right....

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

And I feel pain towards this as I would love to see what Moto has baking for the next generation of devices. But ever since the Moto X leak out of Vietnam they have been rather good at deterring leaked prototypes by testers and the media.

6. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Motorola Moto Z?

12. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Maybe it's the Nexus 6 made by Motorola this year.

13. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

there is supposed to be a droid phablet on the way. but as far as tktech's sources... well those guys (read: three of them from coast to coast) just got done telling him that moto was going to unleash their entire arsenal at i/o. why you ask? to send moto off to lenovo with a bang. the guy is an idiot.

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