Motorola may launch the second generation Droid Turbo – a Verizon exclusive – as early as October in the US, a new report suggests. Serial tipster @upleaks who earlier leaked the first purported Droid Turbo 2 render has now tipped that the phone could be launched next month. This also makes sense because the original Droid Turbo was also launched at around the same time last year.Also Read: Motorola’s shatterproof Droid Turbo 2 is codenamed Bounce, specifications leaked In addition, the alleged Droid Turbo 2 reported to be called the Moto X Force outside the US may launch elsewhere, sometime in December. @upleaks confirms that at least Europe and China will get it in the said period.The Droid Turbo 2 is expected to sport a one-of-its-kind shatterproof screen with a back that looks a lot like the Moto X Play and rubberised finish on the sides.Rumoured specifications of the alleged Droid Turbo 2 include: a 5.43-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM, a 21-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,760mAh battery. It will reportedly come in 32GB and 64GB internal memory options.In another news, Motorola is all set to launch the Moto X Play in India on September 14. The Motorola Moto X Play’s USP is its all-day battery and water-repellent coating, the company has claimed. It has a 5.5-inch FullHD screen and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which is expandable.The Moto X Play has a 21-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs stock Android Lollipop and uses a 3,630mAh battery.advertisementAlso Read: Motorola Moto Turbo review
Oregon State Police on Monday released the name of a man hit and killed by a Vancouver driver on Interstate 205 in Oregon.Eric Douglas Faircloth, 38, and his dog were killed around 3 a.m. Sunday after being hit in the northbound lanes on the north end of the Clackamas River Bridge near Gladstone. Faircloth is believed to be a transient with no recent known address, Oregon State Police said.Albert J. Carness, 65, of Vancouver told police he was driving his Toyota Camry northbound through a curve when he hit something in the left lane, according to a police news bulletin. He stopped and realized he hit a man who was holding a dog.Faircloth and the dog were dead when troopers arrived.Carness was not reported injured.According to the news release, it’s unknown if this was a deliberate act by the victim.OSP troopers are continuing the investigation with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office.