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“Moto Maxx” Trademarked by Motorola for New Phone

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A reader of ours pointed out this morning that Motorola recently filed for a trademark of the name “Moto Maxx,” a name that could be used in a new smartphone. For those new to the name “Maxx” and Motorola, just know that the tag when attached to a phone usually means massive battery life. Does this mean the Moto line, which currently includes the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E will also get a battery-beast brother?Β 

The filing doesn’t state much other than the name, but that name certainly tells us quite a bit. Over the past couple of years, we have seen the DROID RAZR MAXX HD and the DROID MAXX, both of which offered leading Β class battery life. Not seeing the name “DROID” in this filing could mean that Motorola plans to add extended battery life to an upcoming variant of the Moto X. That’s a guess of course.

A Moto X with DROID MAXX battery life, does it get any better than that?

Via: USPTO
Cheers Justin!
  • Yassir

    Please be a Motorola Droid Nexus with 5.9inch screen and 4500mah battery

  • John Friend

    Just because verizon is throttling customers not in a contract doesn’t mean I want to burn an upgrade on something not that much better to avoid throttling!

    I keep seeing 1.7gbs of ram on leaked specs for the x+1. I mean I guess my phones awesome and fast now with 2 but who doesn’t want something better prepared for the future? Let’s do 3. The year old note 3 has 3gbs. And don’t say the whole spec horny remark to me because hey I am obviously not with my droid maxx.

    I wonder if it will not be carrier exclusive and have tons of awesome affordable accessories? I would probably go broke buying cases. Then again probably not seeing as how the avg cost of one decent droid maxx case equals 5+ galaxy s whatever cases.

    I am fine with the display on my maxx. I don’t need a retina display. I use a tablet, tv, and laptop for that. But smaller bezels would be great. Pick whichever has the least drain and best sunlight viewing.

    Please keep active notifications. Please keep the Motorola apps in the play store. I love Assist, and I don’t envision that going anywhere. Please keep quick capture. My maxx takes some awesome pictures with decent lighting but the point is I’m able to actually get the shots most people miss. To those of you who complain about the camera, install focal from the play store if you need more settings.

    I really feel ambivalent about removable battery. But if throttling becomes an issue I will want 64gbs of storage or a microsd slot if it’s any less.

    Please make the charging cable longer than 3 feet. Please make the charging plug more than 1.5A. Please have better quality control when manufacturing. I’m OK with my creaking back plate but many are not.

    Please reconsider webtop. The processing ability of phones is so much better than the atrix, Bionic, etc. It can definitely handle it.

    Please dear god let the community unlock the bootloaders. I will wait one or two months from release. If the phone comes so locked down that I can’t modify it I will not be buying it.

  • droidrazr

    What I need in the next Droid MAXX: Definitely need a better camera. Also don’t know why there’s no way to shoot videos in less than 1080p, which even my razr maxx hd could do. Takes up a lot of space for no reason, at least for me (I don’t always need full hd). If no SD slot then I would want at least 64gb storage. 1080p screen would be perfect and no need to go beyond, as it would only be waste of resources. Sound quality on the maxx is quite good compared to lot of other flagships (I used HTC One for couple months before this so I know) Btw love that these phones are gsm unlocked and can be used anywhere in the world, even with att and t-mo. Finally something Verizon did that I liked.

  • JoeTi

    A-Men to the Maxx option in more phones than just the Droid line. This is half the reason I’m on a Droid Maxx. Crazy good battery life. I shouldn’t be the only one. Plus, I’m tired of explaining how special it is to get well over a day with my phone. This should not be an exclusive feature.

  • deepak

    Nice moblie

  • Me

    If this is true I might have to buy this phone day 1. I can always buy a bike to get to work :/

  • Craig P

    I hope they know that the Moto Maxx will probably sell more than the Moto X

  • ZILLADIDIT

    MAYBE THIS IS THE REFERENCE DEVICE FOR THE NEXUS 6… SHAMU… MAXX… BIG…

  • scastro87

    Moto X Maxx +1 M8 (2014)

  • mcdonsco

    5.2″ 2k+ Sapphire Screen
    Virtually Bezel’less (even smaller in every dimension than the g2)
    Front & Rear Speakers and mics
    4 GB’s RAM
    32GB/64GB Options and/or SD Card support
    Great Camera (13MP+ w/ OIS)
    Snap 805
    3,800+mah (or smaller but removable with Samsung like battery “system” accessory options)
    Wireless charging
    Moto / Nexus like Android build
    Moto Maker
    Moto build quality
    KnockOn

    Why doesn’t anyone build THIS phone? I mean, seriously; why not?

    • Woody Hermey

      I will take active notifications over knock on. Excited about sapphire, but good luck getting enough supply right now, and the 805? Well, there just isn’t that much difference in performance vs the 800 or 801. I would rather them focus on optimization, as they did with the Moto X. Other than that, I couldn’t agree with you more. But, I will never own a phone that doesn’t have touchless control. Even if I had to keep my Moto X forever!

      • mcdonsco

        Active notifications weren’t a big deal for me as I’m usually handling my phone for one reason or another every few minutes regardless (even when I had the moto x). Touchless control is nice; I do miss “ok google remind me…” or “set an alarm for…” from my brief stints with the moto x, but the battery life I couldn’t take (easily killed the battery by 11am often) and while the maxx didn’t have that issue the camera on it was horrid.Hence, sticking with my G2 for now; hoping, Google integrates touchless control into android soon. But, even with the G2, all I have to do is tap the screen to get touchless control; figure it’s only a matter of time for google to update android to do it on all phones from a dark locked screen.

        • Woody Hermey

          Can’t argue those points, but when you are laying in bed and want to play a song or set an alarm, it’s priceless! Also, what Moto does with assist, when driving. A true touchless experience. I too, am curious to see what Google does with all this as they are keeping Moto patents. However, I am not sure how battery drainage will be without x8 computing system. All in all I agree with you! Why the heck can’t we just have it all! πŸ™‚

          • mcdonsco

            Was never able to really use the touchless control for driving as a I have a fairly beefy aftermarket system in my car and I’m almost always streaming pandora, google music or spotify while driving and though speakerphone works through the system fine, voice commands etc do not.

  • mcdonsco

    If this is real with a good camera –> DONE I’d be ALL OVER IT.

  • Billyt

    Awww baby Shamu has a new name!

  • Greyhame

    “A Moto X with DROID MAXX battery life, does it get any better than that?”

    (* Looks down at Droid Maxx *)

    Nope.

    • TC Infantino

      I have the Droid Maxx too, and love the awesome battery life. But, if I could have purchased the X with the battery capacity of the Maxx, then I would have. I like the on-screen buttons of the X better than the capacitive nav buttons of the Droid family. Plus, this will give Moto the ability of having a Maxx version on all carriers, instead of being tied only to the VZW specific Droid line.

      • Greyhame

        Couldn’t agree more with every statement.

  • Ryan Dombroski

    If they release the new Moto X with the Battery Life of the Droid Maxx I will be one of the first people in line haha

  • Justin Kos

    Battery is the number 1 thing I look for in a smart phone, next is “hackability” rooting / unlocking ect, the next is updates.

  • enigmaco

    the torture just release something already the torture is killing me

    • PoisonApple31

      Shhhh! Motorola needs more time with the camera hardware.

      • enigmaco

        a moto x with a droid maxx battery would be a beast of a phone, that is one of the few complaints I have with my moto x

  • Weird that they felt they needed to protect the mark moto maxx. who is going to try to use that name other than them? lol.

    • M3D1T8R

      Third party clone product/ accessory manufacturers, obviously.
      That’s like saying why does Coke bother to trademark CocaCola. Pretty much standard business practice.

  • ΒͺAS|YOUTH|IA

    This needs to be the Moto NEXUS Maxx

  • Cesar

    “A Moto X with DROID MAXX battery life, does it get any better than that?”

    I’M THROWING MY MONEY AT THE SCREEN, BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!

  • Guest

    Maybe Moto MAXX will be the name for “Shamu?” πŸ˜›

  • I’m calling it….it’s the new Droid Maxx for other carriers. Which is why the “Droid” is missing.

    • PoisonApple31

      Like the Motorola RAZR MAXX that was on Cellcom a few years back?

      • Exactly, but not sucky.

        • Diablo81588

          The razr maxx was an awesome phone..

  • M3D1T8R

    MAXX sized battery, good camera, front speakers, SD slot, good 1080p OLED display at 5″, and I’m sold.
    Otherwise unless a Sony Z3 magically shows up on Verizon this fall, I’ll probably end up just waiting for next years HTC One.

    • trixnkix637

      I don’t see front speakers being an industry standard. It’ll probably always remain an HTC gimmick.

      • M3D1T8R

        I dunno. Back speakers (or even bottom) are so bad by comparison, I see front becoming standard. Only issue is making decent sound but small enough to not make huge top/bottom bezels. HTC and Sony are on board, and the early possible Moto X+1 pics show it as well. If true I’m all for it. And it puts further pressure on Korea (Samsung and LG) to follow suit. Though they might wait until after Apple finally does it.. Which probably won’t be for another five years.

        • PoisonApple31

          With all the Bluetooth speakers/headphones at our disposal, I don’t see front facing speakers being that big of a deal.

        • trixnkix637

          I personally would rather see BoomSound Tech in my Moto X than just front facing speakers. I think the problem is the quality of speaker we’re getting, not the placement so much. And don’t forget the increase in bezel size.

      • Justin Kos

        How is that a gimmick? When I think of gimmick I think of unnessicary software (not always software though) features that are “cool” but not as practical. For example the air gestures on samsung phones

        • trixnkix637

          Your definition of a gimmick is why i called front speakers a primarily HTC used gimmick. Imho.

          • Justin Kos

            To each his own. I respect your opinion, but I’m glad someone in the industry offers it. Even though I’m not a huge fan of it either lol

          • trixnkix637

            I’m all for innovating, even if I’m not going to spend any money on the tech. Just keep coming up with good ideas.

  • aye_winchell

    with the phasing out of the droid line i’m thinking, or at least hoping that we’ll end up with three versions of the moto x…The X at its current size, the x+1 at the slightly larger big brother to the x and the moto maxX the uh, um, errr….ah ‘form factor formerly known as phablet in these parts’ style phone.

    I dont think the x +1 will have a maxx size battery, but it will be larger then the current moto x, but i think the maxx will be what “shamu” will be based off of and that form factor will have and even larger battery.

    • PoisonApple31

      Phasing out of the Droid line? Where did you read that?

      • hkklife

        Are you sure it was not the news that Moto had been confirmed as the exclusive Droid manufacturer going forward?

        • PoisonApple31

          So are you saying since Moto is the only OEM doing the “Droid” line, Verizon will just drop the Droid name?

      • aye_winchell

        that sentence was mangles and should have been if they lose, my bad, i read somewhere that LucasArts was ending the licening deal with them, and if that is true THEN i could see moto going with moto x, x+1 and maxx branding. Plus i was using the moto x as the possible beginning of the end for the droid branding from moto, but its entirly possible that they will stick with the droid branding for the moto line that is not the x.

    • socarwolverine

      Um, didn’t Motorolla sign on just last year to continue being the manufacturer of choice for the droid line?

      Edit: Yeah, like literally one year and one week ago: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07/23/verizon-exec-confirms-exclusive-partnership-with-motorola-for-droid-devices/

      • aye_winchell

        sure but how do we know how long that deal was for, it could have been just one year, for the last line of moto razr phones, but i dont know anything im just guessing,

    • M3D1T8R

      Sounds nice but I think it’s highly unlikely we won’t see this year’s Droid refresh – probably three models again – show up within the next couple weeks.

  • hackthis02

    I would kill for a Moto X MAXX!

  • Michael Bassett

    Moto X MAXX? Moto MAXXX? Moto X LAXX?

  • M3D1T8R

    Yes please!

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    I’d buy that all day. Love my Maxx. Want custom phones though

  • cns2007

    Maybe there will be two sizes.

  • connor

    The name makes sense… Moto X+1 = Moto (ma)XX

    • kali bred

      U mean mAhxx the h is silent like with django lol

      • Bryan Mills

        Dajango

      • Cael

        There’s no h in django…

        • kali bred

          But there is a silent letter in django which is what I’m getting at lol

        • ckeegan

          Who cares, the movie was highly overrated!

          • It was a good movie. One of my favorite.

          • enigmaco

            that slave owner got owned by django though made my day.

  • jnt

    My guess is the X+1 = the Maxx, especially with the renders and the rumored 5+ inch screen.

  • Motorola just needs to go all out and make a Phablet with Beast specs (2k, 805, 16mp cam) at this point they have nothing to lose.

    • Cael

      Shamu.

    • John Friend

      And a qwerty!

  • Greg

    I like big batts and I cannot lie

    • Greg

      You other droiders can’t deny

      • Greg

        That when a Moto walks in with an itty bitty waist

        • Greg

          And a round 360 in your face

          • Gr8Ray

            STAHP!

          • tyguy829

            CCCCCOMBO BREAKER

          • Greg

            You get sprung, wanna pull out your phone

          • bigbatts

            Cause you notice that iphone got stuck

          • jwildman16

            Batt’ry, I wanna get wit ‘cha
            And take lotsa pictures

          • Randy Lee Martin

            Shake it…shake it….shake that sexy batt…..baby got bat!

          • John Friend

            Android L Face wit’ a fake oak grain booty!

          • Mike

            I wanna Double up ugh Double up ugh ugh

          • Woody Hermey

            With recent leadership shuffle at Moto, you should help them with their marketing! Lmao!

    • Jeremy Buro

      Best comment thread right here lol too awesome! Someone make a YouTube parody of this please…..

      • mcdonsco

        Would have been WAY more awesome if it were different commenters the entire time; :- oh well.

        • Greg

          had to get the ball rolling

  • tiev

    YEESSSSSS

  • sonicemerald

    yes please.

  • Bryan Mills

    Keep going Moto. Only so long til China aquires you.

    • hoodieNation

      If only

    • Ralph Bretz

      edit…. i’m the @ss

      • Bryan Mills

        I’m not hating. Moto needs all the support they can get now. Lenovo isn’t going to help.

        But the OnePlus is sitting next to my G3, in case you’re wondering.

        • Marc

          What are you talking about? Merges and acquisitions… that’s the free market for you.

          • Bryan Mills

            A lot of people don’t like China, or Lenovo. It will be hard after Google betrayed us.

          • Marc

            Haha, betrayed us… You are funny.

          • Bryan Mills

            Going American then selling foreign. Big mistake.

            You have your opinion, i have mine. Move along.

          • Marc

            Most of the stuff in your Best Buy is from China too. In a few decades there will be another country producing goods for the world and those companies will become rich really fast. That’s what happened to China.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            FAK CHINA

          • Woody Hermey

            Dude. Just because Lenovo is buying Moto, doesn’t make Moto a Chinese company. You wouldn’t consider Budweiser to be a Belgian company, would you?

        • DanSan
  • WCM3

    Just hoping that Motorola improved camera quality this year.

    Nice camera + MAXX size battery + Motorola (close to OEM software) = my next phone

    • Bryan Mills

      + 1080p +801

      • 2k+805

        • Bryan Mills

          8k+999

          • Motorola just needs to go out with a bang. Go big!!!

          • CivilDroid

            Half life 3 confirmed…

          • Lucky Armpit

            This never get old.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yep. Add front speakers (rumored to be coming) and an SD slot (not looking very likely but still possible.. Or at least launch with a 64GB option, including on Verizon this time!) and I’m sold.

      • Justin Kos

        why front facing speakers? I enjoy the placement of the nexus 5 speaker very much

        • Woody Hermey

          I agree! I think the back speaker on the Moto X is perfect, though. Laying it on its back on a hard surface actually amplifies the sound.

          • To me it sounds way too “tinny”. Yeah it’s loud, but it sounds awful. It needs something like HTC’s Boom Sound.

    • Woody Hermey

      This camera has improved so much from where it started. Even better indoor photos with 4.4.4, and I have no complaints with outdoor shots. But from what I am reading, camera is a real focus on the next Moto.

  • stang68

    Yes, please!

  • Shane Redman

    As if I needed more reason’s to leave Vz…..this gives me hope.

    • NeilGeorge

      What if VZ carries this phone πŸ˜›

      • Shane Redman

        Then that’s fine….but what if ANOTHER carrier carries a maxx πŸ˜›

        • NeilGeorge

          Than there is your excuse to jump ship πŸ˜›

        • Cael

          What if this doesn’t even come to the US and this is just the international model of the next Droid MAXX?

          • Shane Redman

            Then……WE RIOT! haha

  • Ralph Bretz

    Sweet. Hopefully a Moto X+1 with a MAXX size battery

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      yes please!

    • hoodieNation

      Hell yes

    • ckeegan

      Agreed, but good lord just announce a date already for this and the 360. We’re only a day and a half away from August, and you don’t get much more “late-summer” than that!

      • M3D1T8R

        I agree, but technically summer doesn’t start until June 21. So were not even half way through. Still, we really need to see something more concrete really soon. Like within the next week.

        • Big EZ

          Not in Florida. We have summer for 9-10 months.

          • Al-Burrit0

            Or Arizona Lol :p

          • mcdonsco

            Here in Oregon, we’re more than half way through…by the true end of September 21st, we’re well out of comfy 70+ degree nights.

        • Sounds like the US traditionally uses the solstices and equinoxes and the start of the season, rather than the middle. Where I’m from, summer starts June 1, and ends August 31.

          We could argue about who’s technically right, but more importantly, by my definition, the X+1 and 360 have to be out by August 31, rather than September 23, so hopefully we can all agree on that. πŸ™‚

          • M3D1T8R

            Agree. And if they’re not announced in the next two weeks, they’ve got problems.

          • Dark_Laser

            I don’t know what country you live in, but that makes more sense. Summer just feels more like June-August.

          • I’m from Australia. Wikipedia says it’s called “meteorological” seasons, compared to “astronomical” seasons.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season

        • Michael A

          Summer doesn’t and till September 22, technically either 23 being the Fall Equinox

    • Randy Lee Martin

      I’m scheming on getting the Moto X+1 (Moto 2…whatevea…) so a MAXX size battery is just the cherry on top. My last phone was a Maxx and the battery life claims are not exaggerated! That’s the ONLY thing that is missing from my Moto X….and maybe 4.4 because it hasn’t downloaded to my phone yet!

      • enigmaco

        you can sideload the update for the moto x depending on the carrier, I did it this morning with my verizon moto x got tired of waiting on verizon.

        • Woody Hermey

          Weird. I soak tested for Verizon a week ago and my wife’s got pushed two days ago. Both Moto X.

          • enigmaco

            I keep checking for the update and it kept saying it was up to date with 4.4.2 so I said screw it and just sideloaded it.

  • Cael

    4000 mAh please….

    • NeilOMalley

      Why stop there. 10,000 mAh!

      • Shane Redman

        ∞ mAh

      • Bryan Mills

        Nah wait a minute what if they release another phone with 10,100 mAh. Those jerkz

      • Cael

        Because it’s more realistic at this time lmao