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Rumor: Incoming DROID has 6-inch screen, Snapdragon 810

Rumor: Incoming DROID has 6-inch screen, Snapdragon 810

Motorola, who have quietly dominated the Android landscape in the last half of 2014, are reportedly at it again. This time, they’re rumored to be taking the Nexus 6 form factor, and re-branding it as a DROID. The new Verizon-only device would keep the 6-inch screen, but come with impressive new internals. Rumors also indicate the device, in true DROID fashion, would carry a 4,000mAh battery. As for when this device will hit Verizon stores, mid-2015 is the rumor.

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DROID Turbo gets leaked again, retail version this time

DROID Turbo gets leaked again, retail version this time

At this point only the official announcement from Verizon will put an end to the seemingly unending flow of leaks about the DROID Turbo. But given this is probably one of the most high-profile Motorola DROIDs of late, perhaps we can stretch our limits just a wee bit more. Showing off that the smartphone is indeed ready to take center stage, this latest, and maybe last, batch of leaked photos show the DROID Turbo once more, but this time snuggled inside its cozy retail packaging.

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DROID Turbo outed again with more photos, name confirmation

DROID Turbo outed again with more photos, name confirmation

With the Nexus devices already out of the way, we can now turn our focus again on the next big thing, at least as far as Verizon's customers are concerned. It is still a bit more than a week before the next DROID, the Motorola DROID Turbo, is unveiled to the public, but much of the smartphone's features has already been leaked. Today we get another set of leaks, this time of press photos for the device, but we are also getting a more solid piece of information: the smartphone's official name.

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DROID Turbo details before launch

DROID Turbo details before launch

This afternoon a User Guide for the upcoming Verizon Motorola DROID Turbo has been leaked. If this guide is to be believed, the DROID Turbo is launching with a set of specifications that far exceeds the power and the abilities of the Moto X. This is a surprise, to be sure - why would Motorola out-do themselves so quickly after releasing their own flagship model? Is this Verizon’s doing, or is this guide a fake from the start?

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Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

There’s really no good reason why you should wait for a 6-inch smartphone. Apple’s created a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there are more than enough Samsung Galaxy Note devices in the world. What more could you possibly want? I tell you what I want - Motorola’s expertise in creating a smartphone that delivers well and above expectations. I want a Moto X with a wooden backside.

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Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

This morning we dug into the FCC documents for Motorola’s next big release. Really big, as it were - a full 6-inches of display to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. We’ve heard rumors that Google would pick up Motorola’s next big release as a "Nexus 6", working with 6-inches of display. We’ve also heard that Verizon would be getting the device on their carrier. What we hadn’t heard so far - but what we can basically (nearly) confirm without Motorola saying so is that Verizon’s model will be the same, but with DROID branding.

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DROID Turbo: Verizon’s next Moto

DROID Turbo: Verizon’s next Moto

Motorola appears to be coming to Verizon with their newest DROID release in the near future with a device called DROID Turbo. This machine looks extremely similar to the last wave of DROID devices, here coming with a patterned soft plastic back, DROID branding, Verizon branding, a massive Motorola logo, and dual-LED flash alongside a large camera lens.

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Verizon DROID incoming: officially “fast approaching”

Verizon DROID incoming: officially “fast approaching”

This afternoon Verizon has made clear that they’ll be "reactivating" their DROID landing page. This means that the next Motorola smarphone is incoming soon - just a year after the last wave of Motorola DROID devices. Right on schedule - sort of.

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Leaked images of Motorola device spark Moto X+1 rumors

Leaked images of Motorola device spark Moto X+1 rumors

A new Motorola device running Android L has been spotted, and could very well be the Moto X+1. A touch larger than the Nexus 5, this device was shown running what might be a current (but still an early preview) version of L. Though it’s a bit sketchy in its origin, this reportedly came from a Motorola or Verizon employee.

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Motorola Droid Zap gets new look, Assist brings hands-free SMS replies

Motorola Droid Zap gets new look, Assist brings hands-free SMS replies

Yesterday, Motorola introduced some new enhancements to its software, a bit of New Year's kick-off for those who own one of its applicable smartphones. Among the enhancements is a change up to Motorola Assist, the company's personal assistant app that adds an element of situational intelligence to one's smartphone. Droid Zap has also been honored with a bit of improvement, this particular one being in the design department.

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DROID Android KitKat update hits 2013 line

DROID Android KitKat update hits 2013 line

This week the roll-out to the 2013 line of DROID devices begins with the DROID Ultra, the DROID Maxx, and the DROID Mini. Believe it or not, Motorola appears to have scored updates to the newest wave of Android updates well before some of the more massive devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One (the non-GPE versions), doing it on Verizon no less! If you were surprised that the Verizon version of the Moto X received Android 4.4 KitKat already, you'll be busting out at this push, that's for certain.

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Motorola tablet up next from Verizon: DROID all but confirmed

Motorola tablet up next from Verizon: DROID all but confirmed

With the DROID Ultra and the DROID Maxx out in stores now aside the DROID Mini, there's not much else Motorola can do in the smartphone space - save the Moto X, of course. But what about tablets? This week the folks at Droid Landing have all but confirmed their intent to release a Motorola DROID tablet in the wake of the DROID smartphone series for 2013 - now it's just a matter of seeing how much of the Motorola hands-free action will be able to use.

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