Motorola said to be launching 8 more phones this year - including Nexus 6

Motorola has been enjoying plenty of attention lately thanks largely to its striking Moto 360 smartwatch, which features a beautiful round display - unlike many of the wrist-bound devices unveiled by its rivals, which feature far more conventional square screens. But the wearable device isn't all that Motorola is preparing for launch in the coming months.

The company reportedly has eight new handsets currently in development, according to TKTechNews, and it's possible that all of them may be released before the end of the year: 

  • DROID
  • DROID Maxx
  • DROID Turbo
  • Moto G
  • Moto S
  • Moto X+1 
  • Moto X Play
  • Nexus Shamu 

It seems likely that Motorola will build the Nexus 6, sitting just below the Nexus 7 mini-tablet, shown here

That last device on the list is of particular significance, of course. 'Shamu' is the codename of the greatly anticipated new Nexus 6, and it's looking increasingly likely that Motorola will be building it. The Nexus 6 will reportedly feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording, 2MP selfie cam and a Quad HD display. 

Regarding the remaining handsets on the list, information is rather more patchy. The Moto X+1 will be a simple replacement for the Moto X, just as the Moto G will replace the existing device of the same name. Previous reports have suggested that the device might be called the Moto G2, but LG might have a few things to say about that. 

The 'DROID' range of devices are likely destined for Verizon, with the DROID Turbo reportedly packing specs not that far off the Nexus Shamu. There may be some spec sheet similarity too with the Moto X+1, as TechRadar reports that the Turbo may not be released at all if the X+1 is a sales success. It also says it is possible that either the X Play or the Moto S will be released, again hinting at similar specs between those two devices. 

Motorola is expected to unveil the Moto X+1 handset and Moto 360 smartwatch in a couple of weeks' time, at an event on September 4.

Source: TKTechNews via TechRadar

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Motorola are the only android manufacturer (other than google play editions) that ship their phones with ONE messaging app, ONE calendar app, ONE email app, ONE browser etc etc

Their staff know they are NOT better at making a rom than google, so leave it pretty much stock with only a few choice apps included.

How many android phones released this year have Gmail and Email?

I hate this fragmentation

Well done motorola, and your CEO seems to understand what's going on

Well I might buy the nexus 6 then who knows... But I know alot of Droid 4 users would like another keyboard but they didn't sell a lot so that is why no more are made.

iampedro said,
Well I might buy the nexus 6 then who knows... But I know alot of Droid 4 users would like another keyboard but they didn't sell a lot so that is why no more are made.

They didnt sell because they were on one stange ass US network. Release it worldwide.

Nexus Shamu = Moto S, they're the same device.
The Moto X Play is essentially the same thing with a smaller screen. (5.2 instead of 5.9 inch) and may or may not be released to the public.
The X+1 is the successor to the X and the new G obviously replaces the old.
On Verzion the Droid Turbo replaces the Ultra
The Droid Maxx replaces it's namesake.
The Droid is the new Droid Mini. "Mini" has been dropped from the name because Samsung and HTC release garbage as "Mini" versions of their flagships and Moto actually released decent spec'd phones. (Similar to why Sony decided to name their smaller Z1 "Compact" instead of "Mini")

The one Im most interested in seeing is the moto max. Really want to see how far they can push the limits of android battery life.

On Amazon.com, Motorola phones are the 4th, 9th and 11th most popular unlocked Android phones.

On Amazon.co.uk Motorola phones are the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 12th most popular smartphones across all OSs (Android, iOS, WP, BB, etc).

They've definitely turned things around over the past couple of years :)