While we already have a date for Motorola's next batch of devices, one device still remains mostly a mystery. The Motorola "Shamu", believed to be the next Nexus device remains outside our grasp, but this latest leak brings a few more pieces of information, including what may be a shift in the front facing design.
It's fair to say that the Moto 360 is the smartwatch most would-be Android Wear wearers are waiting for, but so far Motorola has been reluctant to confirm exactly how much the circular wearable will cost. Official details will almost certainly come at Motorola's September 4th event, but a premature product listing at Best Buy may have let the cat out of the bag early.
After a week with a digital tattoo for the Motorola Moto X, and only for the Motorola Moto X, it became apparent that we needed more. Not more tattoos - we’re fine with this test with this tech, as it’s relatively limiting. Instead, we’re pumped up about our chat with the creators of the digital tattoo, VivaLnk - especially regarding the upgrade.
At Google I/O this year, the crowd was given their choice of a LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live to take home. That was met with some light enthusiasm, but when those sitting at the keynote found out they’d get a Moto 360 sent to them — well, they went absolutely nuts. Motorola has begun sending out notices, telling everyone to expect theirs soon.
Motorola will hold an event on September 4th, the company has confirmed, with invites landing in press inboxes this morning. The launch will take place at Motorola Chicago with the invite sparse on teasers, though it seems likely that the device in the spotlight will be the much-rumored Moto X+1, among other things.
The Nexus lineup of smartphones is popular amongst Android fans. So is Motorola. The marriage of the two brands would be ideal for many smartphone enthusiasts, and it seems that may be just what is happening. A new Motorola device, with specs that blow the rest of their lineup away, has been spotted on a benchmarking site.
We’ve heard a lot of rumors surrounding the Moto X+1, slated as Motorola’s follow-up to their flagship Moto X. Not a lot has been learned about a refreshed Moto G, though. A new report, citing sources very close to the situation, say a device named the G2 — a follow-up to the Moto G — will come to us September 10th.
The Moto X+1 has many Android fans giddy, and with good reason. The original gave the platform a shot in the arm, and was a call to action for other OEMs to step up and deliver a better experience. The refresh for Motorola may come at the end of next month, if a new rumor has any credibility.
On launch, the Moto X was slightly behind the spec curve. It had decent hardware, but not the bleeding-edge hardware we’d come to expect from a flagship handset. The Moto X+1 — or whatever it ends up being named — has purportedly hit Geekbench, giving us a glimpse at the performance of what may be the newest Motorola flagship.