Motorola Working on Several new Droid Devices; Will Include 2K Displays [Rumor]

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  1. dgstorm

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    New intel suggests that Motorola will be upping the ante later this year by offering several devices, and on top of that they plan to offer 2K displays on several of them, including the next Droid product. Supposedly, devices with the model numbers Motorola XT1578, Motorola XT1585 and Motorola XT192A are currently in testing in Chicago.

    According to the source of the leak, these devices all include 2K displays, Bluetooth LE support with Android 5.1 Lollipop, and are currently designed for Verizon’s network. This obviously suggests they could be devices in the Droid series. There was no other info shared, but that's still a tasty morsel for Droid fans!

    What do you guys think the next successor to the Droid Turbo will be like?

    Here's our current section on the Motorola Droid Turbo for further discussion: Motorola Droid Turbo Android Forum at DroidForums.net

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    I think the Turbo guys are kind of feeling burned by Verizon/Motorola with Lollipop, leaving a bitter taste for the Droid brand devices. They don't seem to support the Droid brand very well for as much so they push it.

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    Not sweating it here. Phone runs great on KitKat......at this point, it's kind of like Windows 10 coming out while I'm still on Windows 7 - just don't care because it doesn't affect me.
     
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    I think one of the problems with the Droid turbo is the capacitive buttons, get rid of these and its golden.
     
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    If this year was last year I would have been buying a Turbo. I am very interested in these 3 devices. Motorola is my go to manufacturer so depending on what these devices are I may be all in on one of them.
     
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    I like the buttons, but I've noticed occasional lag (or could be a software feature to "disable" when it detects me interacting with the touchscreen?)

    But I could probably do without them. Reduce the bezels into the "85% display" range and you could have a really comfortable phone for one-handed use that still has a 5.0" screen, possible even 5.2-5.3".

    Also more (someone?) need to realize our hands have a natural curvature radius and thinner is not ergonomically better. Think about all the component goodies that could be added if phone thickness started going a bit in the opposite direction.
     
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    Looks Like the Droid Turbo owners are getting shafted! Waiting on Lollipop but mostly ROOT! :(
     
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    I have 0 complaints about my Turbo. I've put it through the ringer and it never stops humming. I don't store a ton of stuff on it. The only thing that could be improved is the camera.
     
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    I'm a wee bit confused...someone please help. Are these Lenovo-built, Motorola-branded phones? Or are they bonafide end-of-pipeline Motorola phones? I thought the takeover was done...

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    I was under the impression that Lenovo was keeping Motorola Name for their mobile. Might be wrong. But in any event I would imagine these are produced by Lenovo.
     
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    From what I have read Lenovo wants to keep the Motorola name on the phones made by Motorola, since it is a household name in many countries. Makes sense to me, most people that like Moto phones don't even know they were purchased by Lenovo, and probably wouldn't care it they did find out. Lenovo....who? Keep the branding that people are comfortable with, plug in some new senior management and try to turn things around. When Google owned them they were Motorola-A Google Co. Never changed the name then either. Now I guess officially they are Motorola-A Lenovo Co.
     
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    I agree. It's definitely a sales tactic used to keep profits flowing. I just don't see a Lenovo branded smartphone selling all that well, at least initially.

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