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Add Motorola XT1112 to the List of Possible “Shamu” Devices

A Motorola device under the codename “shamu” is largely thought to be the next Nexus device from Google. With that bit of information made public through a couple of reports, tech enthusiasts are doing anything in their power to try and find mentions or appearances of the device, because well, Nexus remains a huge deal in the Android world. With that in mind, feel free to add a Motorola phone under the model number XT1112 to your list of possible “shamu” devices.

The model number appeared this week through Zauba, an import/export tracking system in India that has been both correct and wrong in the past at helping us track down future devices. In other words, add the number to the list, but don’t invest deeply in it. 

The listing does have a description of “SHAMU PHONES (PROTOTYPE) (FOR DEMO PURPOSE) MOTOROLA XT1112,” so yes, it does actually mention “shamu.” Again, accept it as a potential piece to the puzzle and nothing more.

As of today, we have more Motorola model numbers to keep track of than I think we can even actually keep track of. We have XT1063/XT1068/XT1069 (all new Moto G variants), XT1096 (Verizon Moto X+1), XT1097 (GSM Moto X+1), XT1254 (reports suggest a new flagship DROID), and XT1112. Got that all straight?

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Via:  Zauba | Gizmobic
  • shelooga

    wouldnt it be great if this device came preloaded with a copy of ‘Blackfish’?

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  • Balvinder Makkar

    Meanwhile if anyone wants OPO invite let me know i have one spare…stupid people doesn’t ship to my country and has give me invite..lol

    • CasperTFG

      I’ll take it if you still have it.

      • Balvinder Makkar

        Very sorry u r 5-10 min late i just gave it to someone and he ordered the phone.

  • Elliot Kotis

    What if Shamu is just Android Silver…

  • Tyler Lamb

    codename “shamu” is largely thought…I see what you did there

  • Johny m

    The VZW customers always complain that they get no nexus. Now they should be happy. They get a nexus derived device. Be happy and pay VZW that money.

    • HarvesterX

      Well, we had one already ..the Galaxy Nexus and VZW was didn’t handle that very well at all…

  • jamaall

    There’s also the possibility of a droid mini. Their numbering scheme is pretty weird this time around.

  • Tyler Rynberg

    The per value on the shipping statement comes out to $580…probably meaningless at this point.

  • Dave

    I wonder if the Verizon variant will have front speakers? If it’s sub 5″ inches, it wouldn’t even be that large with speakers.


    All this Motorola talk is giving me goose bumps

  • Bryan

    I hope all of these phones get announced/released close together. Otherwise, the wait is going to be brutal trying to figure out which phone will replace my Moto X!

  • Paul

    If Shamu is 5.9″, then the X+1 will be my next.

    • Noel

      No chance in hell Google will make the Nexus 6 a 5.9″ screen phone. The only way that is remotely possible is if Google decides to make a regular 5.2″ screen N6 and a 5’9″ screen Nexus Phablet. Or may be that 5.9′ screen device is probably a Motorola Phablet or Android Silver Phablet. The last i checked Motorola don’t have a Phablet as yet.

  • Crysmic

    Moto X+1 or the New Droid could be mine. Just Want Vanilla android.

    • droidrazredge

      I was waiting for the Motorola X+1.. but now it seems I should wait for the better of the two and get the Verizon Droid variant. Still hoping the X+1 will have tricks up its sleaves.

      • Crysmic

        what does the New droid have that the Moto X+1 doesn’t?

        • droidrazredge

          According to the rumors it seems to be 5.9″ running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.65GHz, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB of available storage.

          • Crysmic

            Mother of specs. is that thing coming to verizon?

          • droidrazredge

            Here is the link: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/08/18/what-is-the-motorola-quark-xt1254-is-it-really-the-droid-turbo/
            With the Motorola Nexus being closely spec’d to this it would make sense as from what we have seen with the Motorola X+1 spec rumors.

          • Crysmic

            Damn. i cant wait to see the new Droid.

          • droidrazredge

            Yeah that’s why I’m like I really like the Motorola X+1, but knowing Motorola, they wouldn’t gimp the new Droid and it should have all the sensors and special features that the X+1 has, similar to how the Droid Maxx and Motorola X have the same touchless controls, Active Display, Moto Assit so basically the new droid will be much better than the Motorola X+1. The only thing that the Motorola X+1 would have over the new droid is the custom-ability and faster updates.

          • Crysmic

            the specs of the X+1 seem really good according to several sources. its supposed to sport a 5.2 inch 1080p display, Quad-core 2.6 GHz CPU, 13 Mega pixels, and i hope a better battery. the Droid isnt going to have On-screen buttons while the X+1 most likely will and i like the On-screen buttons too. I dont want Samsung or LG phones. it either Motorola or HTC for me.

          • droidrazredge

            Oh so basically the Motorola x+1 will just be the new droid and Nexus just with a smaller screen and phone size. If that is true then it will be the Motorola x+1 because I’ve gotten to use to using on screen keys and I do want to customize my phone even though I may have to end up getting the Developer Version off contract again. I echo what you say about Samsung and LG devices. While the hardware is superior the software experience is where I turn my head at the devices. I’ve come to the point now after owning the Moto X that I rather have a better software optimization experience then having the best hardware on the market with mediocre software running on it. I have yet to try an HTC phone outside of using my friends phone a couple of times. I’m most likely going to purchase the HTC Nexus Tablet this year even though I have the Nexus 7 because I may just give the Nexus 7 to my mom.

          • Crysmic

            HTC sense 6 is pretty much a Stock Android Wanna be. Touchwiz is horribly optimized. Im just looking for a really Clean UI and very well optimized software. ive watched many videos about the Moto X and it was really fluid and had no lag to it.

          • michael arazan

            How about a Verizon Motorola Droid Nexus, mind blown

          • XvierX

            If it’s a Droid, that would mean that it’ll be exclusively on verizon.

          • michael arazan

            I still think Verizon is Trolling us with those “leaked” specs

  • Tony Byatt


    Busy Friday…

  • droidrazredge

    According to this and other rumors the Verizon Droid variant seems like it will be superbly better than the Motorola Flagship version which would mean that the Nexus version is not based off the Motorola X+1. This is a year of shocking developments it seems.

    • XvierX

      This would be my luck seeing as how I just left verizon a month ago. I’m curious to see what features the x+1 brings but I’m not gaga over the aesthetics. I hope the shamu/nexus will be the best of moto’s offerings this year. If not, I’m perfectly content to stick with my new G3.

      • droidrazredge

        I just thought what if the Verizon Droid being so closely spec’d to the Motorola Nexus is Google’s way of saying “Hey Verizon, you finally got a Nexus upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus, now don’t complain anymore and play nice”.

      • Noel

        G3 awesome awesome device all around. If the Nexus fails to impress as we all hope, then the G3 is mine.

  • droidrazredge

    What’s the proper way of pronouncing the import/export tracking system ?

  • Rashad

    So the next Nexus will be based off a Droid phone? That would be the day…

    • Could be loosely, but Google still likes to do their own thing with the final hardware touches. Should be awesome, even if it is 5.9-inches heh.

      • arcanexvi

        I’d love to see that “Turbo” specced model as the android silver variant. Wishful thinking.

      • Miguel Angel Portela

        I just hope to High Sophia that it doesn’t end up looking like a Moto X+1 or Moto E….

  • Bryan Mills

    Droid, Droid Mini, Droid Maxx, Droid Maxx Mini, Droid Moto x + 1 Maxx Mini, Moto X+1 Maxx, list keeps going

    • Pedro

      It’s like Sanjay is secretly working in the background, pulling strings…

      • MistaButters

        His $65 million golden parachute begs to differ :p

    • Droid Ronin

      Droid MAXX Mini 4G LTE HD Touch X + 1