This Could be the New Moto X (3rd Gen), Plus Other New Moto and DROID Phones

Yesterday, the folks at HelloMotoHK gave us a look at what they described as the back cover to a new DROID phone from Motorola. This morning, they posted at even bigger image, this time with four different phone backs said to be of (in order, left-to-right) a new DROID Mini, Moto G (3rd gen), the DROID from yesterday, and the new Moto X (3rd gen). While we have no proof as to what any of these phones may or may not be, one thing is for sure, Motorola appears to have settled on a similar design theme for 2015.  (more…)

Here Comes Motorola’s Next Line-Up of Phones All at the FCC

Last week, we told you about a new Motorola device that had stopped off at the FCC looking like the company’s next unlocked flagship phone. It featured a body bigger than the DROID Turbo, supported turbo charging, 802.11ac MiMo WiFi, LTE Advanced, and almost all of the US LTE bands outside of Verizon’s. We speculated that it is the rumored 5.5-inch QHD device currently hiding under codename “Kinzie.”

This morning, after looking through a couple of other recent Motorola FCC filings that could be new Moto G, E, or DROID line variants, we’re pretty sure we found the Verizon equivalent to the phone above. Well, it may be even better than that.

Let’s talk briefly about them all.  (more…)

Motorola Left Out Guest Mode and Multi-User Support in Your DROID Turbo’s Lollipop Update

With Android 5.0, Google introduced support for guest accounts and additional users on phones. This is the type of feature that may not be of use to everyone at all times, but it certainly is a welcomed addition to a maturing platform, as it’s there for those who need it. When Google pushed Android 5.1 a few months after 5.0, they didn’t remove the feature. Although, if you are a DROID Turbo owner who recently updated to Android 5.1 (it’s rolling out now to all by the way), you are probably wondering where it is.  (more…)

Verizon’s Motorola “Kinzie” Shows Up at GFXBench With 5.5-Inch QHD Display, Snapdragon 810

Motorola has done a pretty good job in recent years of keeping their upcoming flagship smartphones under wraps. Sure, we see a leak here or there that gives us a clue or two, but never anything like how HTC phones see full reviews before they are even announced. Motorola has been able to hide most of the details of their last few phones up until the last minute. But as we inch closer to a potential late August-early September launch of a new Moto X, puzzle pieces are starting to arrive.

Remember back in May where I told you to keep an eye on Motorola model numbers XT1585 and XT1578? Well, they are back in headlines today, thanks to a benchmark that showed up over at GFXBench(more…)

DROID TURBO SOAK TEST STARTING. This is Not a Joke. It Better be Lollipop.

It’s coming! The wave of emails in our inbox all suggest that the DROID Turbo is about to get a new update. A number of our readers have been invited to “participate in an early preview of a new software release” through Motorola’s Feedback Network. Of course, the invite doesn’t mention Android 5.1 Lollipop, but this has to be it. It has to be, right? Please just be.

Excitement.  (more…)