Live from Verizon’s next-generation Droid unveiling

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The Droid brand is largely responsible for Android’s success in the United States. Verizon’s massive marketing budget and large subscriber pool helped Google’s operating system reach new heights with the release of the Motorola Droid, Droid X and Droid RAZR, among others. Following Google’s acquisition of Motorola, and with HTC and Samsung pushing their own brands, the number of Droid-branded devices has dramatically decreased over the past few years. But the latest rumors suggest that Motorola and Verizon have teamed up once again on three new smartphones — the Droid UltraDroid Maxx and Droid mini. Are these the Droids we’ve all been waiting for? Verizon’s Droid press conference is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT, and BGR’s live coverage follows below.

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Hands-on time. Check back to BGR soon for a preview of all three smartphones

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And that is all she wrote

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Motorola is also offering 6 months of Google Music for free to customers who buy a new Droid before September 30th

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Preorders are now live and will be available online and in stores starting on August 20th

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The Droid mini will be available for $99, Ultra at $199, Maxx for $299

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They also come with Google’s “Ingress” game preloaded

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Droid Zap will allow you to share with others wirelessly

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Motorola is pushing new features with its new Droids

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They also have an “active display,” which will light up a portion of the screen to show incoming notifications

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All three include a feature known as “touchless controls”

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“Improved performance comes from the X8 mobile computing system”

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All models feature a 24% faster CPU, 100% faster GPU and double the RAM

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The Max’s battery lasts a whopping 48 hours!

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The Droid Max is 9% thinner than last year

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Droid Ultra is 7.1mm thin and is the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone

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Getting right to business. Introducing the Droid Ultra, Droid mini and Droid Maxx

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Rick Osterloth, SVP at Motorola has taken the stage

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Had some Internet troubles but we are live from Verizon’s event

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