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Abbagoochie and Valocia Codenames Outed as Possible Upcoming Motorola DROIDs

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For those hoping to see more DROID devices from Motorola this year, @evleaks has reportedly outed at least two devices codenamed, Abbagoochie and Valocia. The Abbagoochie, which is easily one of the most bizarre codenames ever, is said to be a DROID MAXX replacement device, while the Valocia is to be a rehash of the DROID Mini.

According to @evleaks, both devices will be powered by quad-core Snapdragon 801 processors from Qualcomm, but no other specifications are known at this time. 

As it is mid-July, it is almost surprising we have gotten this far into the year without more news about upcoming DROID devices. Whether Motorola is just too busy focusing on the Moto 360 and Moto X+1 to start the Verizon hypebeast, your guess is as good as ours. As a refresher, the DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini were announced last year on July 23.

Besides a possible Snapdragon 801 powering these devices, what other specs do you hope Motorola might bake into any upcoming DROIDs? We will get the ball rolling for you. For us, we would like to see at least Full HD displays, 2GB+ of RAM, 13MP rear-facing shooters, fat batteries that put the competition to shame, and of course, new proprietary software as we saw on last year’s Moto X.

Make it happen, Moto.

Via: @evleaks
  • Steve Loughlin

    Any idea when is Abbagoochie coming out?

  • http://mikelward.com/ Mikel

    If the rumors are true that the X+1 is 5.2″, then I’ll be watching the next Droid Mini a lot more closely, especially if it has the 801.

  • Akshay Razr

    how about some international release of droids ??? :D come 2 india !!!

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  • John Friend

    I don’t know why people have such an issue with the camera. I am able to get shots my friends with galaxy s5’s and iPhones miss. If I have a difficult shot like fireworks I use focal camera from the play store.

    A qwerty keyboard would be awesome but I won’t hold my breath. I’d rather have a padfone platform or lapdock. Just make sure it’s got 3gbs of ram, x8 style computing, 5″+ display, and have a decent selection of accessories. I love my droid maxx.

    Not impressed with the g3 whatsoever. Don’t you guys think the new Droid will be the x+1 equivalent, probably running Android Lollipop?

  • JoeTi

    801 processor sounds great, but hopefully they can include the x8 system. My Maxx never studders and its liquid smooth with a near stock ui on a grandaddy processor. Plus the additional battery life from the x8 system is amazing…. A huge battery doesn’t hurt either. Make it happen Moto, please.

  • Am79

    On a similar note… So odd that there have been very little, if any, credible leaks on the Moto X+1 or Moto X2 just a month away from its supposed unveiling. Hmmmm.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I can’t believe the New Droids are a year old already!!! My Droid Maxx is running better than ever with the new update to 4.4.4 kitKat. NO LAG and Excellent features I use on a daily basis.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Any word on them using the X8 computing system? Maybe call it the X10 computing system? because of the two extra cores in the processor?

  • Kelly OBrien

    Why is it MOTO continues to disappoint with cameras? You would think that after all the devices that they have come up with that at least one would have a decent camera. So disappointed and I bet it the trend will continue with the gen of phones coming from them

    • bjack

      if you care so much about the camera, get a Lumia or something, I would think that most people buying a droid know what they are getting ahead of time,I did and I love my droid maxx and im still on 4.2 rooted

  • chris_johns

    FHD amoled screens…larger battery(3k mah at least)… 4.7-5″(i guess) screen in small thin moto x type footprint…droid industial type quiality build(not that shiny ultra crap) high quality sony camera sensor(not that great of importance to me but should be standard i feel now a days) with duel led flash…throw a 5mp front sensor while at it…give me a nice snapdragon 801-805 or a nvidia tegra k1(bazing)…2-3gb ram…32gig storage(with micros sd)…onscreen keys!…and wireless charging might as well keep even though i wouldnt use much….and last but not least…fully unlocked!…and a keyboard version in a thin frame…bring back the og droid glory days!

  • mcdonsco

    If it weren’t for the crappy camera on the maxx, I’d still have it…that to me should be Motorola’s top priority in the next round of droid’s, providing a GOOD camera…doesn’t have to be amazing, but previous (currently all) Motorola cameras suck; needs to be changed.

  • Ahku Droid

    4.7″ screen or a zero bezel 5″. We need to stop the phablet is normal nonsense.

    I was hoping for a 64 bit processor, but I guess that won’t be until next year. An unlockable boot loader and no junk apps, as always, a return to microSD slots, as well as current Moto X pricing. I prefer the ruggedness Moto made Droids, but I’m guessing locked and $699 will prohibit me from getting it over the X+1.

  • chris125

    Camera is what I care about. Moto has yet to make a half decent camera and is reason I didn’t buy moto x. Like everything else.

    • DJ SPY

      The recent update to my Maxx to 4.4.4 improved the camera by leaps and bounds. It was as if they replaced the cameras that came with it with new ones.

      • RoadsterHD1

        This is true, my camera I thought looked pretty damn good, now it looks even better…..Great job Motorola!!!

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    The 801 is better then the 800 how?

    • Finire

      Higher CPU speeds, Higher GPU speeds, Faster Memory Handling/Throughput.

    • hkklife

      Slightly faster clocksped & GPU in the 801. Faster ISP for camera functions. RAM is higher clocked on the 801 as well. I think it MAY support a newer revision of QuickCharge but you’ll need a compatible charger for it. The 805 is the biggie everyone should be really getting excited for this fall (and the 810 early next year). Other than that, they’re basically the same chip.

      • Dave

        I’m sure the Note 4 will have the 805, and wouldn’t be totally flabbergasted if it packed an 810 by some crazy chance.

      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        Yeah, from what I read on anandtech, the 801 was just a minor bump over the 800. Generally same architecture. Thanks.

    • guest

      lol, you don’t know google & never used search..

    • http://mikelward.com/ Mikel
  • TheScientists

    I just hope they again use the same internals across the board like they did last year. I love my Mini in that it’s just a smaller Moto X w/ Qi charging. Keep the Mini mini Moto.

  • AxemRed

    This really makes me question leaked specs for the X+1. I think it would be unlikely that the X+1 would use the S800 when the new DROIDs use the 801.

  • Finire

    5.2″ 1080p Screen
    801 Snapdragon Processor
    13MP+ Rear camera
    5MP Front camera
    3GB RAM
    32GB Internal Storage
    Micro SD card slot
    Qi charging
    Ungodly battery
    Onscreen keys
    Basic stock software with the usual Motorola goodies

    And while we’re dreaming… No VZW bloatware.

    • Finire

      Also I wouldn’t mind seeing some waterproofing going on. I think that should be part of the new standard.

      • 2Berad

        I believe the current Droid line has this Water Resistant coating now. Have not tested it but it was part of the specs.

        • Finire

          Water resistant yes, but the S4 and Z2 are pretty damn near waterproof.

          • 2Berad

            Ya I totally agree Moto could make the Droids Water proofing better or at the least market it more. I would like to see a side by side comparison of all 3 and know more about what each company is using to archive the “Waterproof” seal of approval.

          • Finire

            I’ve been using the Verizon Z2 tablet variant, and it’s quiet capable for being waterproof. I watched a movie underwater at the pool the other night, though the touchscreen isn’t that useful once submerged. One of my friends uses his S4 to take underwater video’s while he’s swimming.

          • 2Berad

            Man you can really hold your breath for a long time:) or it was a short movie. I think all electronic devices should have that level of water proofing, very impressive.

          • Finire

            I wish I could… I was sitting in the pool with the tablet resting on my lap with waterproof headphones plugged in.

          • TC Infantino

            It’s waterproof even with headphones plugged in? Now that is awesome.

          • Finire

            Actually the awesome thing is that it’s waterproof without headphones plugged in, and there’s nothing covering the headphone jack.

          • TC Infantino

            Very cool. Now if they would release one of their phones with their great specs on VZW then I would be all over it. I like me some Sony tech.

          • Finire

            I was really on the line about Sony. Getting the tablet really pushed me towards loving them. It’s ridiculously thin, puts pretty much every other tablet to shame. The battery is really surprisingly long lasting considering the extreme lite weight.

            Over all, if the Z2 or Z3 comes to Verizon I’d really consider replacing my Droid Maxx for one of them. The only thing I’d miss is the Qi charging, which I’ve been a huge fan of for my past several phones. Sony opts towards the older style magnetic pins.

          • TC Infantino

            I have the Maxx as well. Can you tell me which Qi charger you have? I have been wanting to get one, and does it initiate ‘dream mode’ when charging the Maxx? Thanks

          • Finire

            I’ve got the TYLT Vu charger. Two of them actually, one for work, one for home. They work really well, but do not enable dream mode. That can be fixed by switching it to “when charging” though.

          • TC Infantino

            Thanks, I really appreciate that. The TYLT was one of the ones I had been looking at, since I use my phone as my bedside clock and alarm, I prefered an angled Qi stand vs the ones that lay flat.

          • Finire

            On the TYLT, it will charge both vertically and horizontally. I backed them when they kickstarted it, and have been happy ever since.

        • Eric R.

          It can take splashes and rain. Not supposed to be fully submerged in water though.

    • duke69111

      Make that camera OIS+.

    • tdurden64111

      Lost it at “No VZW bloatware”. xD – I tip my fedora to you, good sir.

      • Finire

        I mean… Seriously, who needs Verizon Navigator or whatever they’re calling it these days. $10/month for what, something you get for free from Waze, Google, etc…

        • tdurden64111

          I do it to give back to a company that gave so much to me.

          • TC Infantino

            Oh no! You are suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Please, have a seat, the Psychiatrist will see you shortly.

    • RoadsterHD1

      I’d buy that.

  • Guest

    If the new DROIDs have an 801, I think it seriously throws into question the leaked specs for the X+1. It seems unlikely that it would differ from the DROIDs by having an old 800.

  • wtd2009

    Excellent camera or it’s a no go. Battery life is a very close second. I’d settle for a S800 if it’s optimized, but really whatever is going to maximize battery life. Other hopefuls include SD card, good form factor and 1080p screen. But, really, I’ve been spoiled by this S5 camera, so it’s going to be hard to go back if moto’s is a big enough step down.

  • DanSan

    we live in some very exciting times with all these leaks and hints. I wanted to get to the bottom of this and figure out what Motorola had up there sleeve. I did some researching into what Abbagoochie means and came to only one solid conclusion

    Half-Life 3 confirmed.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Abbagoochie? Abbagoochie? You must be kidding me. How lamely pretentious – and just plain dumb. What’s next? Cooliobling?

  • Tyler

    Droid Maxx, stay at 5″ screen with smaller bezels, 1080P, and ONSCREEN KEYS.

    • http://batman-news.com LiterofCola

      Needs…bigger….screen.

    • Dave

      Get a galaxy 16 month old S4 with a ROM and you’d have that. Moto needs to bring serious hardware, I almost wonder if other OEM pay or have contracts for first dibs on certain hardware.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Moto got tons of complaints from Verizon customers about the RAZR HD’s on screen buttons. So they were moved off the screen. Now people are complaining about off screen buttons.

      That’s it. Moto, you have to copy the One+ One and have both.

  • LosttsoL

    A Droid Mini with an Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, and 1080p would be a big deal. You don’t find specs like that in small phones.

    • hkklife

      I’m predicting Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, and 720p for the little ‘un.
      The big ‘un will be 801, 2GB, and 5.2″ 1080P.

      • Ryan O’Neill

        Motorola has a history of fitting the Mini with the same internals as the larger models. If the big boy gets an 801, then so will the Mini.

      • Cael

        They shouldn’t even bump up the size of the screen. They should leave it 5″ and make it 1080p.

  • Gr8Ray

    Suggestions for future “codenames” include: Vagisil, Valtrex, Chlamydia…

    • Dave

      Don’t forget Ejaculoid.

      • CasperTFG

        And Massengill Maxx.

        • Dave

          That will be a nice phone, but if you have patience, I’d hold out for the Vas Defererns XL. I’ve heard it fits in your hand perfectly.

  • disastrousrainbow

    Improved camera, 1080p screen, microSD card support, and a refined design would hit the spot for me. A removable battery would be amazing too, but I know that’s an insane thing to hope for, especially on a Maxx model.

  • Adam Marr
    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Fits with the “Sasquatch”, “Yeti”, “Ghost” codenames we’ve heard from Motorola before.
      Valocia…left field, can’t find anything :-(

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Honestly, all I really care about to see an improvement from Motorola is the camera. Even if they kept the Moto X and Droid line exactly the same, a camera comparable to that of LG and Samsung would make an entire world of difference.

    I can’t ever recommend a Motorola device to anyone that I know cares about photo quality (which is not a small market whatosoever).

    • hfoster52

      I wonder if they will learn. Software can only do so much to fix the senors limitations.

    • hoodieNation

      Exactly. That’s the only reason I didn’t upgrade to an X. Probably still should have tried one out though. Lol

    • disastrousrainbow

      It’s not the worst by any means, but yeah, to someone looking for the best an S4/S5, iPhone 5/5S, or G2/G3 would be the obvious way to go.

      Still, I think the better software vs. camera is a fine trade off, especially because it’s not unusable by any means, especially the front facing camera which is sharper than a lot of the others on the market.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I’m fine with the camera, as it captures those I-don’t-have-my-real-camera-with-me moments no problem. I agree, however, with the return of the MicroSD slot. Not sure why the industry is trending towards online storage and minimal local storage at the same time that data caps and ridiculous overage charges are the norm.

      • guest

        You don’t know why? Carrier’s are greedy/evil..make more money by forcing you (indirectly) to use more data..

  • Shane Redman

    Still loving last years Maxx…kudos to them on this device. First droid in a number of years that caught my eye and it surpassed expectations. But a better camera would be nice.

    • http://batman-news.com LiterofCola

      Yeah the Maxx is an outstanding device. Definitely one of the most underrated phones of 2013. But 3gb of Ram would be ideal along with a better camera. Even if they do remove the flash and add that new low-light technology that was rumored. Oh, and of course, it’ll need a battery bigger than the current 3,200 mAh, since it’s already being used in other phones.

      • Craig P

        3500 mAh*

    • Tom S

      Hell, I’m still loving my RAZR HD MAXX from the year before! I think this is the most I’ve ever gotten out of a phone time-wise.

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    • TC Infantino

      I love my Maxx as well. I second the on-screen navigation buttons. If they do the same as last year and just make the Maxx a slightly larger screened, bigger batteried (is that even a word?), kevlar bodied version of the newest Moto X, then I will be a happy camper again.

  • Guest

    I don’t know, I’m not liking the new design route Motorola has been doing (Moto E, Moto G “2”), to me they seem ugly with those bars on the front.

  • Danmheadache

    Makes sense for the Moto to come with S5/M8 specs around this time…

  • hfoster52

    I hope they do not make the Droid 5…. Can we all say that slider keyboard phones are dead? I loved my OG droid and Droid2 global but the touch screen tech has come so far.

    • Shane Redman

      There’s still a market for it though….not me, but they’re out there

      • hfoster52

        Niche does not equal profits unless there is a large demand. Costs to much for production.

        • http://www.androidanthem.com/ BaldyPal

          Which is exactly why larger screens are becoming more of a norm even though there are a few of us on here that still prefer 5 inch screens or less. Supply and demand always win.

        • Cael

          Tell that to Amazon.

          • hfoster52

            Yeah I can but I would rather ask them how their sales are doing? I smell price drop soon.

        • Tomek G

          I would be happy if an accessory would be available, clip on QUALITY keyboard

    • Cael

      If Verizon wants it then Motorola will make it.

  • MettaWorldTroll

    Abbagoochie-koo?

    • Jonathan Williams

      Bless you.

    • Cael

      As soon as I heard it I started thinking about Fairly OddParents.