Real 2-day battery life can now be had at Verizon for free with a new 2-year contract, thanks to a price drop of the DROID MAXX. The phone was previously listed at around $50 on-contract, but with the DROID Turbo headed to Big Red in the very near future, it’s probably time for them to blaze through remaining inventory. (more…)
In an interview with The Canadian Press to promote his new book about Google and to announce a $1.5 million grant to Actua, Google’s Eric Schmidt talked through a number of wide ranging topics. Of course, we tend to focus on the mobile or Android-related stuff that Big “E” mentions from time to time, something he graced us with yet again. The interviewer asked Schmidt what his current phone was because Canadians like to talk about Blackberry still, and Schmidt has been a fan of Blackberry for years. While Eric admitted that he still carries around a Blackberry, he noted that his current phone is the “Motorola Razr X.”
Umm, what? (more…)
It is starting to feel like Motorola and Verizon are on the verge of announcing the DROID TURBO at any moment. After last week’s leak of the back panel, a stop off at the FCC, and sources of ours becoming increasingly familiar with the device, we now have a benchmark through GFXBench that lists out a set of specs that have regularly been associated with the next DROID. In short, it sounds like a beast. (more…)
The DROID TURBO is coming to Verizon, likely very soon. We know that it will support Motorola’s Turbo Charger, sport a DROID MAXX-like battery, maybe even wireless charging, and attempt to hide under the codename “quark” in a body that is only slightly larger than the new Moto X. Rumors suggest it will have a QHD display, 3GB RAM, and Snapdragon 805 processor, which would make it Motorola’s most powerful and next-gen phone in years.
Thanks to the folks at HellomotoHK, we may now know what its back panel will look like as well. (more…)
TeamAndIRC released their SunShine bootloader unlock for the original Moto X and the DROID family from last year (MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini), this afternoon. The unlock tool comes in the form of an .apk that is sideloaded onto your Motorola device of choice. Once installed and paid for ($25 per device), a quick run through of a compatibility check followed by an approval or two is all that it takes before your phone is unlocked. (more…)
According to a report out of CNET, Motorola and Verizon will introduce the DROID TURBO in October. The report also mentions that Motorola and Verizon have decided to release just one new DROID model, rather than the three that we have seen each of the last two years.
What do we know about the DROID TURBO? Well, its codename is “QUARK,” as confirmed to us by both a source and the FCC. The device will likely sport a large DROID MAXX-like battery (model EQ40) and wireless charging. We have confirmed that it will be able to take advantage of Motorola’s Turbo Charger, which can give the new Moto X up to 8 hours of juice in just 15 minutes. The new DROID will be slightly larger than the new Moto X, but that could be because it doesn’t have on-screen navigation buttons. (more…)
Back in mid-August, we caught wind of a device from Motorola under the codename “quark” that appeared to be on its way to Verizon. The device was thought to have incredible specs, thanks to a benchmark, which showed a QHD screen resolution (2560×1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.65GHz, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM, and Android 4.4.4. I can confirm this morning that the device is indeed real, is headed to Verizon, likely as the next DROID, and may have some extra tricks up its sleeves that we had not yet heard, at least according to recently filed FCC documents.
So here is what we know as of today. (more…)
A potentially on-the-horizon DROID phone being teased by the recently awakened @DroidLanding Twitter account will apparently support Motorola’s new Turbo Charger. At least that’s what today’s cryptic Tweet leads us to believe. The Tweet is short and sweet, but does mention that “fast charging is a big deal,” so that’s why Motorola “made it a bigger deal.” The account finishes with hashtag #waitforit. (more…)