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Rumor: Motorola Nexus smartphone coming in the fourth quarter of the year, not the Moto X

Motorola is rumored to launch a Motorola Nexus smartphone - not a Moto X version - by the end of the year.
August 8, 2013
Moto X

A person that was more than accurate with Moto X rumors now says that Motorola will have a Nexus smartphone out by the end of the year, and that it won’t be a Moto X version.

We’re talking about Taylor Wimberly, who shared his Moto X knowledge way ahead of the phone’s announcement. And he was right about most of the stuff.

In a very short Google+ post, Wimberly simply said that a Nexus smartphone from Motorola will be launched by the end of the year, and that phone will not be a Moto X version:

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Wimberly did not share other details, nor did he explain where he got this information from, but we’re certainly going to keep tabs on this particular rumor, considering his accuracy with Motorola-related stuff this year.

Motorola is already said to launch a Google Play edition of the Moto X, although it’s not clear when that will happen.

We expect the next-gen Nexus handset to arrive at some point later this year, with a next-gen Android OS version in tow, assuming that Google will continue to launch such new products towards the end of the year like it did in the past.