If you caught the first episode of The Droid Life Show last week, then you would have heard the first mention of a rumored Motorola phone called the RAZR X. We first dropped this name on the world in our show, and sure enough, it has appeared again today in a leak of what is being reported as an Android update timeline for Moto engineers. While this purported leak doesn’t talk specs or any of the goodies that we were told, it does bring up a couple of other things that may pique your interest. Before we dive into it though, take it lightly, as there is no proof whatsoever that this is real. Take this as nothing more than a conversation starter.
There is a mention of a Motorola Nexus. After that, the leak goes into potential time frames for Android 4.2.2 (“Key Lime Pie“) updates to rollout to a variety of devices. See, I told you this would be interesting.
First off, here is the leak that was posted over at Droid Forums:
Motorola Mobility Android Engineering
Below are the authorizations an unauthorized/pending of Motorola phones to receive android 4.2.2 (code name) Key Lime Pie
- Droid RAZR X: Authorized Reason: Being shipped with 4.2.2
- Motorola Nexus: Authorized Reason: Being shipped with 4.2.2
- Droid RAZR i: Authorized Reason: Pushing 4.2.2 out between Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR HD/MAXX: Authorized Reason: Pushing out 4.2.2 between Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR M: Authorized Reason: pushing out 4.2.2 between early Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR MAXX: Authorized/Subject to change Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date late Q2 2013
- Droid 4: Authorized/Subject to change Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date early Q3 2013
- Droid RAZR: Pending Authorization Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date mid Q2 2013
- Droid Bionic Pending Authorization Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date mid Q2 2013
The above documents have be reviewed and authorized/Pending authorization and are subject to change by VP product Management.
So if this is real (and there is no way to tell if it is), then the RAZR X that we were told about is potentially legit. But beyond that, how about a Motorola Nexus? About time, right?
After you get done drooling over those couple of thoughts, did this leak just confirm that Key Lime Pie is Android 4.2.2? That’s tough to tell. Because, again, we have no idea if this little pasted schedule is real or not.
If we were to assume that it is, this says that KLP will ship with the RAZR X and Moto Nexus (no dates given), but then will arrive via update to the RAZR HD and MAXX HD in Q3 and Q4 of 2013. What makes this whole situation confusing, is when it starts mentioning other phones like the old RAZRs and Bionic. It appears as if they are still deciding if these phones should receive the update or not, and will make that decision by Q2 or Q3 of next year.
So if any of that is true, then we are pretty sure that Android 4.2 is still Jelly Bean, but Key Lime Pie will come once it hits 4.2.2? Not sure that makes much sense. If it does arrive as KLP, then why is it going to take Motorola 6+ months to get their flagship devices updated to it? They are going to try to update the RAZR HD and MAXX HD to Jelly Bean by the end of the year, so if KLP is announced next week or shortly thereafter, is it really going to be until July or August before we see it? Keeping that in mind, does that mean that the RAZR X and Moto Nexus are going to arrive during the first part of 2013? Lots of questions with no definitive answers from a pasted schedule that we aren’t sure is believable.
Update: After talking with a couple well-placed friends, we are finding this schedule less and less legit. Not that we were even 20% convinced to begin with, but again, take it lightly. It’s a conversation starter and probably not much more. Also, removed “confirmed” from the title – not sure why I used it, but it was a poor, poor choice of words.
*I probably don’t need to mention this for the 10th time, but we have no idea if this is real, which is why it has been flagged as “rumor.”
Via: Droid Forums