No surprise on the timing of the Droid launch, but rumor has it that Verizon has listened to everyone and is consolidating the line down to a single device rather than the shotgun approach taken for the last couple years.
And as you no doubt remember, the Droid line is now being handled exclusively by Motorola, so if they are to follow the playbook from last year that might mean a near carbon copy of the Moto X internals with a MAXX level battery wrapped in a kevlar coating. Based on my time with the Moto X so far, that battery life bump would be welcome, but the commensurate size bump to accommodate it will definitely be a sacrifice as far as the form factor.
Supporting the idea that the new Droid will sport similar hardware to the Moto X yet again is the tip from the @DroidLanding Twitter account that the new Droid will feature the same fast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0) found in the Moto X.
Faster charging is a big deal. Thatâ€™s why we made it a bigger deal. #waitforit
— DroidLanding (@DroidLanding) September 9, 2014
While the Droid line is never going to be a top seller given its Verizon exclusivity, we’re glad to see it stick around for a slightly different spin on the Moto X line which remains a big hit with us.
Anyone interested in a MAXX’d out new Moto X or is Moto Maker and the slim form factor not worth giving up?