Motorola Device Roadmap Leaks!
After years of struggling to gain market share, it seems like Motorola may be on an upward climb after its acquisition by Google and subsequent acquisition by Lenovo. From what we’re hearing through the grapevine, it looks like the sale of the American company to the Chinese technology firm may be nearing finalisation.
Given its limited time under Google, it looks like Motorola is looking to finish its tenure under Google with a literal bang! Information regarding the company’s line of devices are juicy to say the least. It looks like Motorola is planning to release a total of 8 phones by the end of 2014. What are these 8 devices? Well, here’s the list:
That’s a whole tonne of devices for a company technically still in limbo about its future. It’s expected that the DROID line of devices may see exclusivity to Verizon like last year, but rumour has it that the devices may also decide to pay a visit to AT&T under different branding. In addition, it seems like a few devices may not make market release as they are dependant on the success or failure of other. One of these devices is the DROID Turbo which could be scrapped if the Moto X+1 does well; the other device we hear is also subject to consumer reception is the Moto S and the Moto X Play, both of which are dependant on how the market reacts to the screen size of the devices which are 5.2-inch and 5.9-inch respectively.
No need to fret about the Nexus. It has been confirmed that the device is based off the Moto S which has amazing specifications and also a whopping 5.9-inch screen size.
In addition to these devices, it looks like Motorola is looking to get back into the Tablet market. Motorola’s last venture into the tablet territory was their Motorola XOOM 2 known as the Motorola Xyboard in some markets. Both of these efforts were met with a whole load of challenges resulting in the devices being called a failure albeit being respectable devices at the time. However, staying true to former CEO Dennis Woodside’s word it seems like there maybe two or more tablets headed for market as soon as next year.
These device appear to be in testing stages and are rumoured to have screen sizes of 7-inches, 11-inches and 12.5-inches. It seems like, to date, the 7-inch model is further in the development stages and is looking to be primed for release while the 11- and 12.5- inch models may not ever be released. It seems like the 7-inch models in development are sporting the Quad Core Snapdragon 801 processor but rumour has it that the Motorola tablet will release with the nVidia Tegra K1.
We don’t have long to wait as the first slew of announcements are set for September 4th.