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Rumor Mentions Existence of Motorola RAZR X, Moto Nexus, and Key Lime Pie Update Schedule?

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.

And…your thoughts?

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

  • Simon Belmont

    Fake, fake, and fake. No way Google is going to make a minor point update a whole new OS iteration.

    4.2 (JB) -> 4.2.2 (KLP). Not gonna happen.

  • bananatroll

    Every time a motonexus rumor pops up on the DL another angel gets brutally ravaged by the hype beast.

    Every time motonexus rumor gets shot down bananatroll sheds another tear.

    and yet every time I want kellex to feed us more because we all want it so bad!

    Ahhhh the irony…

  • Joe

    Wow, this is awesome news. My Razr M will go to Jelly Bean in about a month and then 8 months later pick up Key Lime Pie. Thanks Moto!

  • j

    Updating phones to 4.2.2 Q3 to Q4 2013? WHY DOES IT TAKE A YEAR TO UPDATE A PHONE? That is ridiculous.

  • Butters619

    If KLP drops in the summer then the whole chart makes a lot more sense.

  • Randy

    OK here is my venture into the rumor, why not it’s just a rumor right. I envision the Razr X being a mid 5 inch phablet like the note 2, the “x” for Razr “extreme” The nexus could be the same chassis as the Razr or Maxx HD with 2 gig of ram, and a quad s4 pro. Thats my story and I’m stickin to it!

  • Please make it happen

  • CapnShiner

    This rumor is nothing more than that. The timing doesn’t make sense, the names don’t make sense, and there are grammatical errors. I would be overjoyed to see a Motorola Nexus phone, especially on Verizon. I just don’t think it is going to happen any time soon. I think the only Nexus phone that will be released before Spring/Summer 2013 is the LG Nexus 4. Even though it’s a Nexus, I have very little interest in the Nexus 4 because I don’t trust LG’s quality. I’ve owned 3 different LG feature phones and my girlfriend used to have an Ally. They all had lots of problems. The only issues I’ve had with my Droid X and X2 are software issues likely caused by me tinkering with it too much.

  • My Heart urges me to believe this.. But my brain refuses to do so…

  • XvierX

    I want to believe…

  • these can be the first google inspired moto phones

  • forbesOnline

    Kellex you remind me of a guy named Steve Glass!

  • Justin W

    I vote that this is someone’s wet dream for when KLP is announced next summer. I certainly would love a Moto RAZR Nexus, but I doubt it will happen too soon; I also don’t believe that it will take them this long to release updates, especially since their new flagships are going to get JB by the end of the year (vs. almost a year later for my ol’ Bionic).

  • Alexander Garcia

    Well this one surely got my attention. Haha.