The Nexus 6, which some have been calling the Motorola Shamu or the Moto 6, has widely been expected to come out this fall. However, it apparently won’t be the only smartphone Motorola releases. Apparently the company is transitioning from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) ownership to Lenovo Group Ltd. (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) (HKG:0992) ownership by plunking down new device after new device.
Not just the Nexus 6
TK Tech News said its sources claim that not only the Nexus 6 but also the Droid, Droid Maxx, Droid Turbo, Moto G, Moto X+1 and Moto X Play. The website also says its sources have said that while it might look like Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) will get most of the devices, this might not be entirely accurate. They claim that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) might get the Droid and the Droid Turbo as well, but under a different name.
They suggest that it would be similar to how AT&T got a device that’s similar to the RAZR a few years ago.
Other possibly twists from Motorola
The source also reportedly said that one of the Droid devices is somehow tied to a Star Wars promotion. In addition, the Moto X Play could be called the Mini Moto S or, if sales of the Moto X+1 don’t do well “or if other things happen,” the 5.9-inch Moto S (or Nexus 6), “could get canned, making the X Play the Moto S.
Confused yet? TK Tech News alluded to possibly knowing what kinds of “other things” might happen, but the author said they can’t yet talk about them.”
What to expect with the Nexus 6
The reason the Moto X Play may end up being called the Mini Moto S is because it’s supposedly a smaller version of the Moto S. The Moto S (or Nexus 6) will supposedly have a display that’s 5.9 inches in size, while the X Play will supposedly have a 5.2-inch display.