Droid videos

The videos aren’t long, but they get their point across nicely. Endurance, strength, detail, and intelligence; those are the four attributes Motorola would like us to take away from today’s device announcements, and it seems like the new Droid lineup will deliver.

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The Moto X is made at a Motorola facility in Texas, which probably can’t handle the volume associated with running four distinct models out the door. It’s worth noting that the factory is an old Nokia plant, so they may simply not be adequately set up for multiple device runs.

Droid mini, Ultra, Maxx

At 8.5mm, compared to the 9.3mm it was before, the Maxx is still really slight. The original model boasted 32 hours of power from the battery, but the new model promises to run for 48 hours. That’s a staggering statistic, compared to what we’ve come to expect from our devices.

Moto X

A swipe from the right will bring up your gallery (Android 4.2 users are familiar with that), and a swipe from the left brings up your settings. This is a touch different than the current stock Android camera settings menu, which shows up anywhere on the screen you touch while the camera is open.

NFC Ring

The concept is really unique, in that the ring has one side that is “public” and the other “private”. As you can see in the video below, the ring can be programmed to accomplish two varied sets of tasks.

Google Glass Vision

This investment of Google’s is said to help increase production, and includes the caveat that Himax will fund expansion and capacity for HDI. While no roadmap for expansion or capacity increase has been laid out, we’d like to believe this is a gesture on behalf of Google for Glass production to take place on a massive scale.