Unlike most other high-profile mobile device manufacturers, which have shortened the traditional one-year upgrading cycle for top-shelf phones to merely six months, Motorola is reportedly looking to stretch it, albeit not by much.
The Moto X’s sequel is likely to arrive sometime in late September rather than August, which would be exactly 12 months after the first-gen’s release. Allegedly dubbed Moto X+1, the 5.2 incher has recently been benchmarked with pretty top drawer specs, and according to sources close to Droid-Life, it should debut on Verizon around September 25.
Of course, one carrier does not a widescale launch make, so it’s entirely possible the X+1 lands earlier on AT&T, Sprint or outside the US of A. But knowing Moto’s tight relations with Verizon, it’s all a bit of a long shot.
It remains to be seen where the X+1 falls in Motorola’s big fall 2014 picture and product roadmap, as rumor is Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini follow-ups are coming, as well as a gargantuan Nexus phone codenamed Shamu. Plus, there’s the Moto 360 smartwatch, hailed by many as the single best-looking Android wearable piece around.
Yes, it’s been quiet on the Motorola front of late, but it’s about to get mighty noisy up in here. Everyone ready to partay like it’s 2015?