Is this the Moto X+1 running Android L?

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A mysterious Motorola device wrapped in masking tape and running Android L has us wondering if we are again catching an early glimpse of the rumored Moto X+1. The phone looks to have a larger display than both the original Moto X as well as the Nexus 5 and, in this case, was running on Verizon’s network.


The handset comes to us by way of the above video from TK Tech News. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t contain any actual live footage of the phone. Rather, we merely glimpse images of the device throughout. What we can gather is that the phone indeed features a display in excess of 5 inches (this matches previous X+1 rumors) and runs, at least during this phase of testing, a stock build of the unreleased Android L platform update.

Few other identifying features are detailed, leaving open the possibility that the phone may actually be one of Verizon’s three incoming Droid devices. Those phones are likely updates to last year’s Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. If Moto and Verizon follow the same pattern as in previous years, we could see the new Droids launch around September, which would line up with the timing of this leak.

There remains the distinct possibility that we are indeed looking at Verizon’s version of the Moto X+1, however. The lack of live video and the masking tape also leave open the door for a hoax, but TK thinks the device is legit and plans on grabbing some hands-on video in the coming days.

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