Moto X+1 (X2), Moto 360, Moto G 2 Release Date: Rumors Out About Upcoming Motorola Devices

August 24, 2014 Updated: August 26, 2014

What is known of Motorola’s upcoming devices?

Motorola released an animated website a while back to promote an upcoming product launch event at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart on September 4th.

Judging by the images on the unfolding paper animation, the Moto X+1, Moto 360, Moto G 2, and a Bluetooth earpiece should be unveiled at the event.

Not much information is known or has been speculated about the Moto G 2 and the Bluetooth earpiece.

Droid Life did suggest that the Moto X+1 could be released by Verizon by September 25, and the Moto 360 could shortly follow.

Check out the rumored specifications of the Moto X+1 and Moto 360:

 

Moto X+1

Display: 5.1-inch/5.2-inch screen, 1920 x 1080p

Processor: Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 330

Memory: 1.7GB RAM/2GB

Storage: 24GB/3GB

Camera: 12 mega-pixel rear, 2/5 mega-pixel front

Battery: 2,800 mAh/ 2,900 mAh

OS: Android KitKat 4.4.4

 

Moto 360

Display: 1.5-inch, 320 x 290 resolution, 205ppi screen

Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.4-inches

Processor: Texas Instrument

Memory: 512 RAMOS: Android WearCharging: Qi Wireless ChargingStraps: Plastic, Metal, LeatherOthers: Heart rate monitor, pedometer, water resistant, Gorilla Glass 3 display protection

 

AP update – LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.

The South Korean company said it will ship 65-inch OLED TVs starting September in South Korea, Europe and North America. A 77-inch model will hit shelves later this year.

While major TV makers are pushing to make ultra HD TVs mainstream, they use LCD screens. The super-high resolution picture, also known as 4K, packs four times more pixels than regular HD televisions.

Making ultra HD quality TVs with OLED screens remain costly. LG’s 65-inch model will cost 12 million won ($11,765). Other types of ultra HD televisions sell for less than $3,000.

OLED features deeper color saturation and a sharper image quality than LCD. But for years, its cost and high production error rate prevented the technology from catching on among mainstream consumers.

LG said it is committed to OLED because the cost will come down and its advanced screen will eventually replace LCD screens. It forecasts that OLED TV sales will overtake LCD TV sales “within a few years.”

“OLED is where we must head next,” said Ha Hyun-hwoi, head of LG’s TV business. “It is a matter of time.”

LG’s aggressive bet on OLED TVs is in contrast with its rival Samsung Electronics Co. After rolling out a 55-inch curved TV that uses an OLED display last year, Samsung has not announced an upgrade to its OLED TV for this year. Samsung uses OLED technology mostly for small devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers.

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