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Droid Maxx 2 will be Verizon’s Moto X Play, Google confirms

Verizon still hasn’t refreshed its Droid-branded line of exclusive Android devices this year, but that’s bound to happen in the next few weeks. Back in August many leaks and rumors claimed that the carrier’s upcoming Droid Maxx 2 would be nothing more than a rebranded Moto X Play. In fact, some leaked live images of the Droid Maxx 2 pretty much confirmed that beyond a reasonable doubt.

However, in case you somehow still weren’t sure of this, Google can help. See, someone at the search giant managed to inadvertently confirm the fact that the Droid Maxx 2 is just a Moto X Play by another name.

What you see above is a screenshot of the Google support page listing which Android devices are optimized for using the Cast Screen feature with the Chromecast. The second row spells things out, black on white, as it says “Droid Maxx 2 (Verizon) or Moto X Play (Rest of World)”. One and the same device, then.

The mishap has since been corrected by Google and any mention of the Droid Maxx 2 is now gone from that support page, but it’s pretty clear that someone at the company simply forgot that this handset isn’t official just yet. Hopefully that will change soon