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X+1 considered a successor?General

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  1. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    Everything I've read is calling the X+1 a successor to the X, not to the Droid Maxx. Is this because it won't have the our massive battery? Or maybe the form-factor? Or is the Maxx really that different than the X?

  2. Somniferum

    Somniferum Well-Known Member

    The Droid line is a property of Verizon's, as they license the Droid brand from Lucas Films. That's why the Droid Maxx is a Verizon exclusive device. The Moto X, conversely, is Motorola's flagship device and is available on all major carriers. So the X+1 is positioned as the next generation of Moto's flagship, cross-carrier device, the successor to the Moto X.

    The rumor is that another Droid is the works too, possibly called the Droid Quantum. In theory it might be similar to the relationship between the Moto X and the Droid Maxx, where they share internals and most of the software, but Verizon controls the branding of the Droid device and throws in some features for differentiation, but that's just speculation at this point. And the Lenovo sale complicates things even further. But I hope this at least answered your question.
  3. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    Arrgh,you just made my head hurt.

    Either way, I'm spoiled and now cannot live without always listening touchless control, active notification, and a large battery on all my future phones.
  4. Somniferum

    Somniferum Well-Known Member

    100% agree with you there. But all things being equal I'd rather own a "Moto line" device than a "Droid line" device, mainly because of the needless delays Verizon introduces into the update process. (Note that the Moto X is now on 4.4.3 while the Droid Maxx is still on 4.4 with no upgrade date announced even today.) So I'm hoping the X+1 has at least a 3000 mAh battery and 5" screen. If so I'll be the first in line to buy my first non-Droid smartphone.

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