What is the Motorola “Quark” XT1254? Is It Really the “DROID Turbo?”

At the end of last week, a reader of ours pointed out that device made by Motorola under the model number XT1254 had passed through Bluetooth SIG with a description confirming that it was an Android smartphone. No other details were attached, so we ignored it. Then over the weekend, a couple of supposed CPU-Z screens of a Motorola device with a codename of “quark_verizon” surfaced under the same model number, causing the tech world to freak out, toss around conspiracy and fanboy theories involving the rumored Motorola Nexus, and generally sound silly. Names like “DROID Turbo” were mentioned, as were a handful of next-level specs.

So what is this mystery device? Well, let’s see if we can’t find out.  (more…)

Motorola “Shamu” Nexus Allegedly Shows Up in Questionable Benchmarks, Outing Specs

According to two reports at the end of July, Motorola has been given approval to make the next Nexus phone, a 5.9-inch whale codenamed “Shamu.” Since the Android world has begged for years to have Motorola make a Nexus, you can imagine that the hypebeast engine has been kicked into overdrive. And when I say “overdrive,” I mean that any potential sighting of the device means people are going to get excited, freak out, and then want to share it with the world, even if it looks highly questionable. And that’s exactly what we have thanks to benchmarks spotted over the last couple of days that allegedly out the device’s specs.  (more…)

OnePlus OneWatch Reportedly Leaked in Photo of Screenshot, Features Premium Design

A photographed screenshot taken from the OnePlus website, leaked by BGR India, shows off what could be the startup company’s next project – a smartwatch. Given the name OneWatch, it is still unclear whether this device is even real, let alone powered by Android Wear or a CyanogenMod build of something else.

What is apparently known are the materials the device is made of, as BGR India was also able to scoop up design sketches of the hardware, which show off an OLED display, “Saphire” glass, Qi wireless charging, configurable crown button on the side, leather bands, curved battery, and a titanium exterior.

If it is real, it looks kinda hot. (more…)

Rumor: Motorola Finally Gets Its Nexus, a 5.9-inch Whale

The rumor you have been waiting years for has arrived – Motorola is said to have created the next Nexus phone, a massive 5.9-incher under the codename “shamu.” Call it a parting gift or whatever you want from Google as they ship Moto off to Lenovo, this could be your chance to finally get a Motorola Nexus, assuming you would want one that is that size.  (more…)

Is This the Back Casing for a New Motorola DROID?

The crew over at HelloMotoHK posted the image above this morning, which looks like the back case for what could be an unreleased Motorola phone. To be more specific, if real, I would peg this for the back casing of a new DROID device. Motorola, as we know from last year, has the exclusive on the DROID brand with Verizon going forward, a brand that tends to use materials like kevlar which is seen here.  (more…)

Amazon Instant Video App may Finally Come to Android, Release “Imminent”

In comparison to other platforms, Android has a lot of apps – over 1 million, in fact – but the catalog is far from complete. A few high-profile omissions have made the parity gap painfully perceptible, small as it is. However, according to one report, partial assuagement may be just around the corner. Amazon Marketing Director Russell Morris reportedly told PC Advisor that Amazon Instant Video, a long-awaited app, is due for “imminent” arrival on Android. (more…)

Galaxy F “Prime” Allegedly Pictured Next to Galaxy S5, the Bezels Run Thin

Rumors of a “Prime” version of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 date back to well before the Galaxy S5 ever launched. Executive denials and a barrage of model numbers for new devices haven’t slowed them either. Take todays purported leak, which PhoneArena believes shows the Galaxy F, which is the name we are currently rolling with for the “Prime” Galaxy S5.  (more…)