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Moto X+1 Shows Up on Motorola Site, Gives Further Confirmation to Name

The Moto X+1 is back in headlines this morning, thanks to a sighting of the word combo on Motorola’s own site. Actually, I’m not sure where people thought the original leak from @evleaks came from, but now that others have figured it out, we are talking about it again. So yeah, the Moto X+1 was spotted on MotoMaker, the phone customization portal for Motorola’s 2013 flagship, the Moto X

The wording could originally be seen if you manipulated the URL of MotoMaker slightly (changed out FLEXR1 for FLEXR2), though, Motorola has patched it up and removed all mentions of Moto X+1 at this point.

You could call the name now confirmed for something related to the Moto X, but again, this is likely where the previous leak came from, along with mentions of new leather backs. At this point, we still don’t know what the hell Moto X+1 is. Is it the follow-up to the original Moto X? Is it a special edition leather model? Is it a slightly better version with a spec tweak?

We know Motorola has an event scheduled to unveil a new phone on May 13, but we are only expecting to see the Moto E there. This +1 stuff remains a mystery for now.


Via:  Mobiflip | Motorola
  • Jason B

    Since they’re still under Google ownership, it could be a play on G+’s +1 system, which is basically something you like.

    So Moto X+1 = a Moto X more people will like (spec whores).

  • Ahku Droid

    If it is a spec update or design tweak, this would explain this week’s sale to get rid of older stock.

    Maybe it’s a MAXX edition.

  • Godzilla

    Plus one inch

  • Sean Lally

    Moto X + 360 watch maybe?

  • john_h_r

    Any word from Sarge?

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Or godzilla?

      • Godzilla


        • El_Big_CHRIS

          Hi! Looking forward to the movie

  • WallBreaker

    Moto X2, Moto X3, X4 X5…..Come On Now its that simple why do you have to have the number 1?

  • WallBreaker

    What happen to the gold old days when people new how to count?

    • Chris M

      or spell? sorry it was too easy.

      • NexusMan


  • WallBreaker

    Stop with the One and +1s all ready!!!!! Can no one do anything original anymore?

    Even Nintendo 64 sounds cooler than half the names these companies give their products now days!

  • Bradley Albert Nemitz

    My guess* is that this is just a larger screen, small spec bump Moto X. Similar to how Samsung has it’s Galaxy S ‘normal size’ series and then the Galaxy Note ‘large’ series.

    *pure speculation with absolutely no evidence other than X + 1 sounds bigger than X and not like a second model.

  • Comaal

    Moto X is a really cool phone, but I just can’t support a company that helps to arm the Israeli army.

    • Scott


    • M3D1T8R

      Does Lenovo (China) have a relationship with Israel? I assume you’re saying this because maybe Motorola works with Israel (I don’t know if they do or not), but Motorola Mobility is an entirely separate company, owned by Google but now being sold to Lenovo.

  • Fresh2infinity

    2 is not a Winner, and 3 nobody Remembers

  • Turb0wned

    Why is it so hard for companies to properly name a phone… Why not Moto X2 then next year Moto X3 then Moto X4…. Took me less than 1 second to come up with that Motorola… All you are doing is confusing people outside the forums..

    • Cesar

      Seriously. Works well enough for Sony, Samsung, and Apple. Moto and HTC need to figure that out.

    • Justin W

      Alternatively, just “Moto X”.

      • NahSon

        Nah son, if it looks anywhere similar I see a lot of disingenuous advertisement and scamming coming out of that. Like with processors, “this computer contains the latest Intel processor” can mean a dozen different variants of CPUs and at least two architectures over the past 3 years and stores take full advantage of customer ignorance with that. Clear numbering provides demarcations of product generations.

    • NahSon

      I mean, Moto X+1 is basically Moto X2, assuming that X is 1. It’s short-hand for Moto X1 + 1X = Moto X2, so then they could come out with Moto X1 + 2X = Moto X3! They are just being creative with math, ha!

    • creed

      How about the Moto X^2

    • Big EZ

      It might not be just a spec bump. This may be the increased screen size that’s been rumored. They may keep the X and add a larger X+1.

  • Shadowstare

    I’m waiting on the next great phone……the 1up.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Should’ve just called it the “Moto X (2014)”.

    • Nikuliai

      Hell no, X2 was fine, 2X too, even XX (for a special porno edition at 2015), Moto X 2014 would confuse the non tech guys

      • NahSon

        “Moto XXX (2015)” coming to adult theaters near you

        • Nikuliai

          like I need another reason to get wood with this phone :B

          • NahSon

            Bravo! Your avatar only makes that sound better!

      • Jason B

        No X2 reminds me of the Droid X2, which was a monumental failure and a stain on Motorola’s product portfolio.

  • BeerManMike

    Quick someone make “One + Infinity” and win the phone naming game!

    Where the Moto 360 and why isn’t it on my wrist yet?

    • Roubaix

      Their coming out with the moto 360 +1. A circle and then some.

  • Mark Aaron Collado
  • Ralph Bretz

    I hope Motorola ends up with a better. Moto X+1 is pretty stupid.

    I’d rather see it called Moto X2

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      And the Verizon version can be called…………..wait for it………………The Moto DROID X2!!!

      • Ralph Bretz

        That’s not funny. That would suck.

  • Guest

    X Squared

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Oh the maths….

  • Tenaj

    Even the spiders are excited for the new X!

  • DanielMena9

    the succesor of the moto x better not increase to the purpoted 5.2″ … what made it stand apart was the smaller footprint

    • napes22

      By today’s standards, 5.2″ is a smaller footprint sadly.

      • DanielMena9

        That is why I dropped by Nexus 5 , and will be receiving a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact today! So excited for one handed phones 😀

      • WallBreaker

        if people would learn and understand that you have to simply hold the phone differently when using a small vs a big device, anyone could hold a note 3 sized phone and use it one handed. I have tiny hands, its all how you hold it.

        • napes22

          That’s what she said.

        • NahSon

          I don’t wanna hold it your fancy ways. I wanna hold it my inferior one-handed ways

        • Ahku Droid

          I don’t want a brick in my pocket, especially when working out at the gym or biking. Some pockets aren’t deep enough to keep large phones from falling out when doing something other than walking.

        • Jens Knutson

          What about holding it one-handed without changing your grip, while still being able to hit the entire screen?

          Not possible on a 5″+ phone without monster hands.

  • Lunkman

    Love my X, but (assuming I like what’s coming our way) I wish they would take trade ins or something!

    • Scott Tucker

      There exists a thing called Craigslist, which features higher than retail trade in values!

      • WallBreaker

        yep I got to try every major flagship from 2013 without spending a penny.

    • Ian

      Better than craigslist, swappa.com or even ebay.

      • WallBreaker

        yeah but craigslist has ignorant people who sell their brand new phone at contract prices because they think thats what it actually cost.

        • Ian

          Haha nice!

  • feztheforeigner

    I’m getting tired of the number one…

    • Paul Hansen

      Agreed… I should come out with a phone named “The One to rule them all”

      • NeilOMalley

        Will it be gold?

        • gpaine

          And will it, in the darkness bind them?

        • Six83

          Ofcourse! There will be an option in moto maker to engrave the back of the phone with Black Speech: Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

      • Ethan Besbris

        One Ring to find them…

        • Pedro

          Don’t take away my ringtones!

    • napes22

      Would you rather a number two?

      (I’ll show myself out)

    • WallBreaker

      they could of simply named ti the X2 then X3 ect.

  • j

    The One
    The +1
    The Oneplus One

    wtf is going on.

    • Jeremy Buro

      Xbox one…..lol

      • The Narrator

        failing miserably



        • Cesar

          One +1 + Oneplus One = 4

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Rumor is the new iPhone will be going back to iPhone One… starting over

    • me

      Tim is going to be mad.

    • teevirus

      They should call it the Neo One aka the palindrome

      • Gr8Ray

        You apparently don’t know what a palindrome is.

        • teevirus

          Would you believe my phone auto corrected anagram to palindrome?

          • Pedro


          • Guest

            This is funny!

          • kashtrey

            Maybe he would’ve bought that your phone autocorrected “eon” to “neo.”

      • Tony Byatt


    • John Davids

      Whats going on is companies are trying to figure out how to differentiate between model names, without destroying brand recognition their advertising campaigns have built on those names. They are effectively trying to extend their ad dollars.

    • Jacob Mustin

      The One X
      The One XL
      The One M8

    • R. Wayne Craft
    • Cumming_soon

      it’s called EXTREMELY WEAK – almost pathetic – BRANDING.

    • Brandon

      “There can be only one…” or maybe not.

    • Meltdown07

      They can call it whatever they want, as long as they deliver on the phone itself. I’m just praying they dont screw up the Moto X+1 so it can be my next phone. Love my MotoX

      • michael arazan

        I skipped the Moto X specifically for the Moto X+1, knowing it would be a better spec device. Nice to be confident that a phone will be good enough for a 2-3 year device.

        • kashtrey

          There’s always going to be a better spec’d device. I understand the Moto X has some trade offs (some of which may be deal breakers for some) but one year in, it’s still running beautifully, and I definitely foresee it lasting me a while longer. The X+1 will likely make similar trade offs in specs, so if the argument is the tired “it has outdated hardware,” then I doubt you’ll be really interested in the X. The whole ethos of the X line is that raw specs don’t matter nearly as much as creating a good experience (which the original X does very well).

    • NahSon

      They are… Neo