The Moto X2 or Moto Nexus release date details could be tentatively confirmed. Motorola has announced a Mobile World Congress 2014 event set for February 25 in Barcelona. The Motorola event invite is vague and gives no details about what might be featured or launched in the event. The company has gone through some upheaval lately, having been sold by Google to Lenovo for $2.9 billion. The sale threw the future of Motorola's flagship Moto X and the budget Moto G into doubt. It is not clear how Lenovo will handle the two devices which have proved popular among Android users so the event will surely center around how the company will handle the future and recover from their operating losses.
The Moto X2 or Moto Nexus release date details being confirmed are both possibilities for what the event might feature aside from Motorola and Lenovo talking about future plans. The event will be attended by CEO Dennis Woodside who will provide an "update on the business". At the event he will have to grapple with explaining the Motorola sale to Lenovo, the future of the company and how Motorola plans to handle its persistent losses with Q4 resulting in an operating loss increase of $152 million to $384 million. On top of that Motorola's revenue has decreased by 18%. According to Pocket-Lint Motorola is using the event for a business update only. What we do know so far from Lenovo that they plan to use the Motorola brand in North America, Latin America and Europe, while the Lenovo brand will be used in China and other emerging markets.
The Moto X2 or a Moto Nexus release date seem less likely after this information but Phandroid does speculate that there are a number of possibilities about what we could hear about. One possibility is that there might be a successor to the Moto X in the works, a Moto X 2 perhaps. Announcing a successor to the Moto X or Moto G would be a smart move for Motorola and Lenovo since it would lay to rest some of the concerns about what Lenovo might do to the line, as well as show that Lenovo and Motorola plan to continue to support the devices. Aside from that it is known that Motorola has some interest in developing tablets. We might also see some talk about wearable's, a Motorola smart watch might be interesting and was rumored for quite a while before the Moto X launch. The market for wearables is expected to become a big deal soon, so Motorola would be wise to move into that area.
A Moto X2 or Moto Nexus release date being confirmed isn't as much of a long shot as it seems. There were some rumors earlier from Eldar Murtazin which seemed to suggest that the last Nexus device might be a Lenovo Nexus 6 built by Motorola. Lenovo and Google could partner via Motorola to allow them to make the next Nexus device. A Motorola build Nexus 6 would help allay concerns of many consumers about what the future of the company might look like. Digital Trends points out that while the Moto X and Moto G aren't due for a replacement just yet, having only come out recently. They suggest that the most likely options for Motorola are the super-cheap $50 smartphone that the company was considering developing and potentially a Motorola smartwatch. A Motorola Xwatch was rumored before the Moto X launch but it ended up not happening. A Motorola build Nexus smartwatch was also rumored, but again that rumor didn't amount do anything.
CEO Dennis Woodside did bring up the $50 phone but it's not clear if he was just tossing out an idea or seriously suggesting that it might be Motorola's next device, "We're going to look at that and just delivering on that value promise is super important. I mean why can't these devices be $50? There's no reason that can't happen so we're going to push that. "Lastly a new Droid phone for Verizon might be in the cards. It's worth remembering that before Motorola rolled out the Moto X they started by refreshing the Verizon Droid line with the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra and Droid Mini. We could see something similar happen again. Ultimately the most likely option is that this is simply a business update without hardware. Ultimately we will have to see on February 25 when the Mobile World Congress 2014 event happens.
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