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New Motorola Codenames – XPlus1, xWatch, Titan, Quantum, and ULine – Talk Carriers and Verizon VoLTE

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Motorola’s Punit Soni may or may not have just confirmed to us that the next Moto device will have a 1080p screen. The question now is – what phone was he using? Is it the Moto X+1 or something else altogether? Thanks to a leak through Hello Moto HK, who did some digging around in Motorola’s Bug2Go software, we may have a couple of options to consider. They were able to find six codenames for unreleased Motorola devices, a couple of which could be for the Moto 360, another than has to be the Moto X+1, and one that mentions “VoLTE” and “VZW.” 

We aren’t exactly sure how they got inside Bug2Go, but as you can see from the screenshots below, we have all sorts of goodies to talk about from the digging. First off, we have a codename of “Xplus1” which has to be the oft-rumored Moto X+1. There are separate lines for AT&T, Latin America, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon variants, so like last year’s Moto X launch, we should expect the new model to be everywhere we need it to be.

Another couple of codenames that stood out were “xWatch” and “xClock.” Both sound like they could be Moto 360 variants, though we are not sure why the need for two codenames. Either way, keep them on your list of codenames to search for.

And finally, Titan (a name we heard a lot in early 2013 from sources, but never saw surface), Quantum, and ULine also made appearances. I’m not sure what happened to Titan, but the lines mentioning ULine also talk about VoLTE and Verizon. Is that a reference to a VoLTE-only phone on Verizon or just one that is capable of running on Verizon’s soon-to-be-launched VoLTE network?

Codenames do not often tell us all of the dirty details, but they almost always help lead us down a path that ends up providing them. Codenames tend be spotted on places like benchmark sites that could give us clues into device specs. We love codenames.


Via  +hellomotoHK
Cheers Antony!
  • Don’t speak for me.

  • Antonello

    I have the Droid Maxx love it no complaints. Only wish it had a Physical qwerty keyboard

  • Ryan O’Neill

    X CLOCK here we go!!

  • Ryan O’Neill

    X CLOCK here we go

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  • akazerotime

    XOOM_JB_DF? Interesting that would show up same time as leaked XOOM 3 prototype surfaces running jelly bean.

  • Sporttster

    Please Moto make a phone I’ll buy from you again! I don’t want to buy Samsung garbage anymore! I need your radios! I need a sd card and a bigger screen. Hoping this next batch will be what I need….

    • rectangularcircle

      so you want a bigger screen and a sd card but not samsung…..

    • Justin Merithew

      Well with recent developments you could get your wish. The Moto E and the refresh of the Moto G both have SD card slots, so the next X having it seems likely. As for the bigger screen, rumors are saying the X+1 could have a 5.2 inch screen. I personally hope not, because I thought the X was the perfect size, but if true it would fit your needs.

  • rectangularcircle

    here’s something….

    plenty of times when i exit an app on my moto x, my onscreen buttons and my status bar dissappear. sometimes i can swipe anywhere on the screen to make them come back but most of the time that doesnt work and i have to restart my phone

    i now hate onscreen buttons

  • Dave

    A tad off topic, but does anyone know if touchless controls will work with a Bluetooth headset?

  • dizel123

    I love codenames that mean absolutely nothing to anyone except the people who come up with them.

  • chris125

    I am interested to see what new droids motorola unveils this year and how they stack up to the competition.

  • Chris M.

    It’ll be interesting to see how the upcoming, next-generation devices transition once Lenovo takes the reins. The Moto 360 and X+1 are presumably projects that were developed by Motorola while under Google’s ownership (within their pipeline). I’m hoping a similar level of quality, both hardware/design and ecosystem-wise, is maintained post-Google.

    One thing I do hope to see is a Moto tablet, running either stock Android or a very lightly modified instance. I doubt any of the above codenames reference such a device, but hey, we’ll see.

  • joejoe5709

    1080p and 2GB of RAM is officially outdated. My next phone will something like the G3 but a little smaller. Anything less won’t be future-proof for a two year contract.

    • jtc276

      Yawn. The positives of a Quad HD screen over a 1080p screen on a sub 6″ device are basically nonexistent and indistinguishable to most people. And I’ve yet to see why 3GB of RAM is necessary. Sure, it might be nice…but necessary? Not really.

    • Asmodai

      Anything that isn’t 64bit isn’t going to be future-proof for two full years. They aren’t going to make it this year but I suspect most (if not all) of next years flagship phones will be 64bit. 1080p and 2GB of RAM is fine for a top end 32bit phone though and should easily last you a year and be ok in two but I wouldn’t call it future proof since mobile is going to make an unusually large transition (32->64bit) between now and then.

      • jtc276

        Probably this. Bring on the 805s.

    • Arty McBert

      There is literally no good reason to have anything over 1080p on a freaking phone, you’re just being an over-entitled spec idiot. Your eye can hardly see any pixels after 300PPI and I doubt you’ll be able to tell any immediate differences when comparing a 1080P display next to a 1440p one. 2GB is more than enough for a phone, you just need one that isn’t heavily bloated like your Samsungs and LG’s.

  • Blue Sun

    Do you that that Motorola is still considering a Motoactiv 2 in addition to the 360?

  • Mike Arnett

    X-Clock. It’s a wall mount clock you hook up to your Wi-Fi. Use your phone as a remote, BAM bigass weather machine on the wall.

    • Raven

      That would actually be kind of cool. I have thought about re-purposing an old tablet for such a thing, but I haven’t got around to it yet. Anyone done that? Tips?

    • calculatorwatch

      If it had badass speakers built in I might actually go for that.

    • morteum

      I’m kind of hoping they’re two variants of the Moto 360. Could be a stretch, but I wouldn’t mind seeing one large one (most recent photo) and a small one (the one shown on Jim Wicks wrist). I mean, they did say they were going to try to have different options for different consumers.

    • TopXKiller

      Weather Dominator!

  • XvierX

    The legends were true… Long live Titan. Per Sarge.

  • needa

    well i guess this means they actually are going to call a phone the ex plus one. such a bad name.

    • Higher_Ground

      the more I hear it, the more I think of algebra… next year is the y=x+1

  • Godzilla

    Titan is for the Droid line

    • needa

      the new phablet probably.

    • Orion

      Then what’s the quantum? I hope verizon isn’t the only one getting a phablet.

    • droidrazredge

      Hey Bionic!! Good to see you again.

      • Kevin


    • EdubE24

      What did “Sarge” say about this?

      • Sarge


        • EdubE24

          That’s all I needed to know. Now the excitement can begin!!

    • Jeff Miller

      If the new Droids have on screen buttons they will be my next phone

  • AJ McKay

    xClock = dock/charging mode for xWatch?

    • Nikuliai


    • Blue Sun

      I was wondering if one of those is the 360, & the other is the next gen Motoactiv.

  • Blue Sun

    Is anyone else bummed to see two separate variants of VoLTE? Where there is a will there is VZW to keep their devices locked down.

    • Big EZ

      That probably confirms that it won’t be VoLTE only then. They probably have to have a separate Verizon model because it still has a way to connect to their CDMA network.

  • e_droid

    Holding out for the Moto X successor as my next upgrade… the suspense!

  • Droid Ronin

    I remember when I was working at Moto, there was mention of the xWatch_DF group about a year ago. My only guess is that they should hopefully be on beta builds at this point.

  • Orion

    Kellen, I think ”Xplay” would be Titan and Quantum is the Droid line?

  • Mikey Styles

    Seriously am I the only person who doesn’t understand why this +1 moniker is so cool, just makes me think of…….

    • James

      No, but apparently you are the only person who still thinks making fun of mental or physical disabilities is cool.

      • Dave

        I take that he was a bully in school, wait forget that he still is one! No respect at all.

        • Keep crying

        • RavageSavage

          @MikeyStyles:disqus dont explain yourself to these morons. Its people like them that make society what it is: overly sensitive. I’d imagine that those who found the meme offensive, are the type to call the cops because someone looked at them the wrong way. Pathetic. So many “normal” people are insulted and bullied everyday and now were supposed to have a filter because someone has an ailment or disorder? Its the internet..anything goes!. Get over it.

      • Mikey Styles

        Urban Dictionary “Potato” you’ll get it then. Its meant an an insult to making stupid names for a phone or device. No malice intended towards the developmently challenged.

        • James

          Oh I get it. But I find it hard to believe anyone could look at this photo and not understand it’s insulting to people with disabilities, regardless of any other meanings.

        • Mike Aurin

          If you think posting this shows no malice towards developmentally challenged then you have no common sense.

          • needa

            why should retards be excluded from insults? nobody else is.

          • Mikey Styles

            My point exactly!! Go anywhere on the Internet & check forums blogs or comment sections…..guess what you’ll see!? The Word “Potato” & a pic to follow. Most use it in regards to someone who is talking ignorantly or being a troll, sometimes its used to insinuate moronic ideas from companies as well. Its only humor so please people stop being an……

          • James

            Oh now I get it, there’s no difference between making fun of gigantic multinational corporations and kids with Down syndrome.. Thanks for clearing that up.

            You don’t have to be a hippie to recognize an ignorant douchbag.

          • Mikey Styles

            4 realz tho….lol

          • All of the sudden, everybody is so PC.

          • Mikey Styles


        • Mike Aurin

          But no…Urban Dictionary totally excuses your lack of judgement.

        • Blue Sun

          It must be a Sacramento thing.

      • waaa

      • Mikey Styles

        Just Sayin…..Lol

    • M3D1T8R

      Just move to North Korea, you’ll probably feel more at home there.

  • Whats Peanut, Primus, and Ultra_fishfood codename for?

  • Orion

    Just as long as one of those are that rumored phablet and going to all carriers.

    • needa

      the phablet is going to be a droid according to inside tip last week. but will be gsm also. you just gotta pay veriaon’s inflated off contract pricing.

      • Orion

        Damn I sure hope not. I was hoping it would be part of the moto family like the x, g, and e.

        • needa

          go to the 1080p post and find big texas. he is the guy giving the inside tips. you can probably click his name and find the post he was talking on last week.

  • Paul

    I really like my wife’s MotoX. I was looking forward to leaving Verizon for the next MotoX until Lenovo bought the company. Now I don’t know what to think. Do I still trust them? I want to believe…

    • Shane Redman

      That’s all you have to do is believe. Especially since there’s still a pipeline of products and activities to go through…

      • Paul

        But a pipeline of products (only a few more months worth that we’re remotely aware of) does not imply the quick updates and nearly completely stock experience the X has provided.

        In the end I’m probably going to jump to the X+1 when it launches… but it makes me nervous.

        • e_droid

          In the same boat as you.

    • Nikuliai

      Of course you should, they are in transition, that means Old Moto X features + removable storage and bigger resolution, all the features people have been whining about this whole time, the XPlus1 should be a pretty good phone, but even if it isn’t, I don’t think Lenovo is dumb enough to change the UI and features, so nothing should change for old users (I’m one, and I’m pretty confident I’m not gonna hate my phone EVER)

      • Kevin

        Where did you get removable storage from?

        • jtc276

          The Moto E and Moto G both have it now, so signs are pointing towards the X successor having it. I really hope it does. It might be my “I’ve-saved-enough-money-and-have-nothing-pressing-to-spend-it-on-so-let’s-buy-a-second-phone” phone.

          • Kevin

            The only reason they added SD cards to moto g and e is because they come with very little memory.

          • jtc276

            Really, only the E comes with very little memory. The G is relatively standard for a base model flagship. An SD card with the E was a must, but the G was apparently doing just fine without one. I’d honestly be surprised if the X+1 doesn’t have expandable storage.

          • Kevin

            Prepare to be surprised.

          • Nikuliai


            The last 2 models had it, it’s not that smart to avoid it on the flagship now that every -recent- other phone they has SD, even if they throw in 64GB as internal storage.

            Tbh the only things I’m concerned about on that phone is that they make it too damn big and that the camera sucks (again)

    • Big EZ

      Lenovo hasn’t bought them yet.

  • Marikel

    Wasn’t Quantum supposed to be one of the next DROIDs? DROID QUANTUM was leaked last year I thought.

    • Green

      I was just going to post that Verizon has a new line of Quantum—TV, Internet. It would fit to have a Droid Quantum. I hope it’s going to be 5.5-6″.

  • Shane Redman

    Just when you thought moto couldn’t make anything any cheaper…….U

    All seriousness, this is probably Verizon’s next droid family.

    • KoTiell

      So it’s just slightly less than X?

      • Shane Redman

        In fairness…they jumped all over the alphabet haha

    • I keep forgetting about the DROID line heh, but yes, that could very well be it.

      • MichaelFranz

        wouldnt be surprised to see the next Droid line be VZW’s first push for VoLTE devices. Droid banding is specificaly Both Verizo and Moto and it makes sense to market VoLTE with something specific to your carrier.

        • Gr8Ray

          “Droid banding is specificaly Both Verizo and Moto.”
          Droid Charge and Droid DNA would like to speak with you.

          • Erik

            those predate the announcement of Moto being the sole droid OEM

          • bigachx

            Verizon has confirmed last year that from here on out Motorola will be the ONLY manufacturer of droid products. So don’t expect another DNA or charge. Unless they are made by moto

        • Rob77

          Smart guy!

        • michael arazan

          And Verizon will probably call it the Droid VoLTE XLTE just to justify branding on the front and back of the device.

      • Shane Redman

        C’mon Kellen, the Droid Maxx might be one of the most underrated phones Verizon has to offer. A slightly bigger motoX with a bigger battery? Aesthetics aside, it’s been great.

        • It is, I just automatically group it and the Ultra and Mini in with the Moto X. They are all basically the same phone, but with different exteriors. So it’s not that I have completely forgotten, I just consider them all one in the same. 😛

          • normmcgarry

            Except the Maxx has wireless charging, which sold me.

        • Thank you!

        • V338

          I just want a new Droid with a 5.5-6.0 HD inch screen… Near stock android, Wireless charging, best phone I have used. Love the notifications.

      • Green

        How dare you forget the DROID! 🙂 I’m hoping they don’t discontinue the line.

      • jesus

        Isn’t this “Droid”-life???

        On that point, since when do I care about google making cars?

        • master94

          should be renamed motox-life :p

      • Adam Elghor

        How ironic. 😛

    • Fatty Bunter

      I think the combo of ‘U’ and VoLTE mean these will be AT&T exclusive phones that showcase their new VoLTE abilities. the AT&T U-verse.