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DROID MAXX keeps the kevlar, Motorola stays rugged

DROID MAXX keeps the kevlar, Motorola stays rugged

Have no worries about the upcoming collection of DROID devices from Verizon being just as hardcore as the previous set. With yet another set of images appearing today of the devices - or at least the largest of the three - we're to understand that kevlar patterning continues to be in order. What's more, it would appear that the area around back-facing camera's lens brings more ruggedness than ever before, texture and all.

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Verizon event July 23rd: DROID reboot on tap

Verizon event July 23rd: DROID reboot on tap

It's time again for Verizon to bring the re-up - an event has been scheduled for the 23rd of July, 2013 likely set for a set of new DROID devices. What we've seen in leaks thus far suggests updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX, and RAZR M devices, each of them coming in with a bit less "RAZR" to their name and a bit more on the DROID side - brand-wise.

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Moto X and the details you need for an ideal launch

Moto X and the details you need for an ideal launch

The next Motorola smartphone launch, the Moto X, is going to be massive. There's very little we haven't heard - or cannot guess - about the machine that's just this week appeared in the hand of Google's own Eric Schmidt. While we'll be going over the suspected specifications of this device here in this article soon, right now the most important bit of information for you is this: Google will be backing this machine from start to finish.

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Verizon roadmap leaks Moto X and HTC One release dates

Verizon roadmap leaks Moto X and HTC One release dates

Those looking to get a better handle on how long they'll have to wait before their beloved Motorola Moto X and/or HTC One will be waiting to hit Verizon will be able to rejoice today. A roadmap tipping the release dates of devices through the end of August has been leaked, here showing not just the Verizon HTC One, not just the Motorola Moto X, but machines from Samsung and LG as well.

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Moto X details leak in factory floor photo dump

Moto X details leak in factory floor photo dump

As Motorola ramps up for their next big hero phone, the details appear to be stepping a bit closer to the public than we must assume the company would want. Here with the Moto X, the Google-owned smartphone manufacturer has a unique vision for the smartphone world, one where the user is able to select their own physical build. This has been teased by the company itself, but leaked in a variety of photos of the multiple color casings users will be able to select as well.

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Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

This week the group behind Verizon's DROID brand have released a trailer for a game that's already been out on the market in BETA form: D:COM. This game is suggested to be coming in as a Verizon-exclusive title in the near future: augmented reality robot combat and all. What's not as clear is the idea that this release might be a sign of an upcoming (and relatively unexpected) smartphone.

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Verizon DROID coming soon: Motorola, Samsung, HTC, or LG?

Verizon DROID coming soon: Motorola, Samsung, HTC, or LG?

If it wasn't going to happen with the HTC One, it certainly had to hit Motorola. That's what's happening this week as the infamous @DroidLanding twitter account fires back up for the first time since November of 2011. As the time spread between releases for DROID-branded devices grows long, so does the time before the next grow short: will it be Motorola, HTC, Samsung, or a brand Verizon hasn't graced with its DROID brand yet?

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Motorola to launch stock Android phones sized “just right”

Motorola to launch stock Android phones sized “just right”

Motorola is going to be launching a series of next-gen phones that will forgo Motorola's old, bloated UI, and offer the Stock Android experience instead. In an interview with PC Magazine, Motorola's Design Chief, Jim Wicks, says that the company plans on releasing Google-influenced smartphones to the market the second half of this year. Not only will the phones feature a stock experience, they will also be smaller than the current smartphones on the market.

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Watch out Google: Samsung’s Galaxy brand has eclipsed Android

Watch out Google: Samsung’s Galaxy brand has eclipsed Android

It would appear that the Samsung brand push of the name "Galaxy" associated with their Android-toting smartphones and tablets is working so extremely well that this week the hardware name has become more popular than the software. Having a peek at the findings analyst Benedict Evans has found with a few search term trends in Google's own search engine, it's made clear that as the Android search term has risen, so has the term Galaxy. In November of 2012 it's shown that Galaxy was searched more than Android for the first time either term was relevant in search terms across Google's history.

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HTC DROID DNA phablet clears the FCC

HTC DROID DNA phablet clears the FCC

Earlier today, we reported that HTC's DROID DNA phablet, which features a 5-inch 1080p display, was rumored to be released on December 6 at Verizon. Lending those rumors more credence, the DROID DNA has cleared the FCC, which dubbed it the HTC6435LVW. This comes after last week's image leak showing off the phone from Twitter user @evleaks.

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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD hands-on vs RAZR HD

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD hands-on vs RAZR HD

Verizon has been granted a couple more smartphones from the likes of Motorola and Google here with the massive battery-toting DROID RAZR MAXX HD right alongside its near-identical brother the RAZR HD (without so much MAXX). The difference between these two devices is just about as slight as it could possibly get - the MAXX has twice the internal storage (32GB instead of 16) and a giant 3,300mAh battery instead of the 2,530mAh unit the standard HD has. The weight and thickness are absolutely negligible - even when you've got them both in your hands it's difficult to guess which is which, believe it or not.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

Today we've got our hands on the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE from Verizon, a device that'll be out in stores on the fifth of this month. This device represents HTC's efforts to bring most of the greatness from the HTC One series over to Verizon for their 4G LTE excellence in a relatively small form factor. You've got a 4-inch LCD qHD display - the same one as exists on the HTC One S, coupled with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a price of $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate - have a peek at it up close below.

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