This just in. LOL seriously.
Our sources at Motorola have dropped another bombshell on us. Moto plans to drop 8 devices on us between now and Christmas.
For you at home keeping score.
We have coming
Moto X Play
And the Shammu Nexus (EDIT Shamu my error, Thanks to source for the correction) (Source also just tells me that Shamu may have the name changed in Motorola for trademark issues) (Interesting more as this develops)
Verizon getting the lion share of these devices….. Or are they? Our sources state that just like AT&T got a RAZR like device a couple years back, We could see the Droid and the Droid Turbo on AT&T under a different banner.
Also One of these DROID devices is also tied to a Star Wars promotion according to the source.
And finally in another twist, According to the source, The X Play could be a Mini Moto S. Or If X+1 sales fail or if other things happen (cant yet speak on this) Then the 5.9 Moto S could get canned and the X Play would become the Moto S.
I know its all confusing to me as well. But we appreciate the info as always.
What do you think of Motorola dropping all these devices? Let us know in the comments.
No dual camera. Different materials than previous leaks. This one in wood. A more refined front speaker look.
What do think of this latest leak by Android Police?
More images leak of the upcoming moto device.
Sucks for the employee as the logo isnt covered.
Update. Take down order issued or lose the channel.
Pics and short videos on our tktechnews instagram
In this video we got some short hands on time with a moto device code named ORION, It is a base device that all this years Moto Devices will be built on, The Moto x+1, The Droid, and Droid Maxx, Thats right the regular droid is dropping the Ultra Name.
Here is what we know so far.
All will come with these ridiculous cameras on the back, All come with the Snap Dragon 800 SOC, All have 5.0 or 5.1 inch displays AMOLED, all keep active notifications, voice controls etc.
Things that have been added at least on the x+1 will be a LENOVO Theme Store, May be called Moto Theme Store, Which allows you to customize the device, Similar to what you would see in CM Roms, They also will all have customize able on screen keys.
Another new feature is “HIDE KEYS” Motorola is solving the on screen keys burn in problem by allowing the on screen keys to disappear when not in use, This is nothing new as you can find this in any custom rom, But for an OEM to bring this is Huge.
We made a good contact and look forward to our hands on time that we will be able to go much more in depth with monday or tuesday with a 4 inch model.
Also one last piece of news, Verizon is stated to get All three DROID Models and the Moto X First before anyone else.
There is talk says our source that the Droid Models could be seen on other carriers as other named motorola devices this year.
Update***** Take down order has just been issued for the phone. All that’s left is on instagram. This was too close for Moto and I can say ive NEVER seen a company move this fast to remove a video. Pics and short clips on our instagram. Will keep everyone posted as to whether we will be able re upload.*****
The upcoming moto device we leaked last week will come with a “Lenovo Theme Store” And customizable softkeys as we were able to see in our short hands on time.
The theme store was not functional but strangely you could pull themes from Nova launcher “in some cases” and they would install.
Another new feature in the moto software is customizable softkeys.
This device which we are told is called “Orion will not go into production” It is merely a base test model on which both the new droid and droid maxx (no more ultra name will be built on, All three devices will share the same camera, screen, processor etc, With only battery size separating them and design in the moto x+1.
We also learn the droid and droid maxx make a return to kevlar in their material and our source claims that while NONE of these devices will have a flash, They will have a unique sensor that will allow it to take the best low light photos on any phone. The sensor looks almost like a smaller lens that is black similar to the G3 laser sensor.
Stay tuned as we will be getting hands on time with the 4 inch droid mini this week.
Another moto image not from us shows what we were talking about earlier this week about dual cameras via twitter.
Stay tuned as we will do a hardware walkaround hands on today on the normal youtube feed.
***Update*** According to one reader or user this render/image is a fake. In fact they claim they created it just to see what would happen. We were sent the images along with others I’m sure. We have to ask what’s the motivation for doing that. Well the person has owned up to it here in the comments. Ask them why?
That said as we stated our developer unit does not have a front facing speaker, stay tuned as we hope to see this launched at IO today.
Looks like the final images of the X+1 the finished product are coming in. Is this a coincidence right before Google IO?
The images were sent to several outlets and have been posted on forums. Before you say that’s just the moto x pay close attention to the front which shows the front firing speaker at the bottom.
Looks like this is ready for launch.
As stated by us yesterday and as the.source shows for Motorola Victara
That’s the code name for the x+1