Motorola will not only make the next Nexus smartphone (Nexus 6), but also a similar device with its own branding. Yes, we would say LG did something like that with last year’s LG G2 and Nexus 5, though the G2 was slightly bigger.
The upcoming Moto S will likely end-up selling at all major carriers in the U.S. though some of them may get a preferential treatment. According to TKTechNews, Verizon will get an exclusive launch window with other operators joining in at a later stage.
That exclusivity, apparently, won’t last forever, allowing AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (presuming they pick up the Moto S, as well) to also benefit from the upcoming Christmas shopping craze.
This isn’t the first time Motorola is doing this; AT&T got an early access to the Moto X so we assume now it’s time for Verizon to get the goodies before the rest of the market.
The rumors suggest the Moto S will not carry the DROID branding; it will pack the big 5.9-inch 1440×2560 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip, 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM. Not sure why an extra gig of RAM wasn’t included, though.
So if you’re on a market looking for a big Android phone, perhaps the soon-to-be-launched Moto S is something worth considering. What do you say?