We told you earlier in the week about a new Motorola device that would be launching on Verizon called the Moto Luge. Judging by the image from a leaked Best Buy sales page and the provided information, we guessed that the device would not be a brand new handset but would either be a Moto X variant or a Moto G LTE exclusive for Verizon.
Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.
You thought you knew all there is to know about the upcoming Moto X+1? Well, think again because yet another bit of information has emerged about the handset, although this one can be filed in the rumour pile for the time being. A press quality render of the handset, leaked specs by a retailer, and even material options for the rear case have all ensured that the Moto X+1 is far from a rumour anymore, but the device still has a few secrets it seems.
Motorola has a pretty busy end of the year ahead as the company could be releasing up to eight new smartphones to the market. You can even add a ninth to that as the American brand is teaming up with Verizon to launch the Moto Luge, a handset that will be launched on August 28th.
Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is one of the most desirable products of the year and to many it was a new dawn in the wearable market. The 360 had the smartwatch market all for itself simply because it looks premium and also sports a round face, you know, as a watch should. However, Motorola may have made a catastrophic mistake with its strategy as the Moto 360 is no longer alone.
Motorola is probably going to be pretty angry right about now as it seems its upcoming Moto X+1 has been totally revealed over the last two days. The American brand is due to launch the flagship alongside the Moto G 2 and the Moto 360 smart watch in Chicago on September 4th. However, the X+1 has been laid bare, with the device showing up in a high quality press image yesterday, while today some of its specs have been leaked.
Serial tipster @Evleaks may be signing off, or as he puts it "retiring" but he is leaving us with this juicy leak, the Moto X+1 in a high quality press render. The smartphone flagship from Motorola is due to land at the company's launch event in Chicago on September 4th alongside the Moto G budget device and the Moto 360 smart watch.
Motorola launched the Moto X flagship and the budget Moto G through the summer of 2013 and heralded a new dawn for the company. However, things went really quiet on the Moto front and the company stopped releasing smartphones, aside from the Moto E entry level device. That is going to change according to a rumour that says the American company will blitz the market with new hardware before the year is out.
Motorola's Moto 360 smart watch has the potential to shape the wearable market for the future, and will certainly be its most defining product to date.
Now that we know that the Moto X+1 will arrive during Motorola's press event in Chicago on September 4th, we can turn our attention to what the device will look like and how it will perform. A new leak today has the former covered as it shows the front panel of the X+1 and reveals that Motorola has updated the design.