Moto X - Designed by you. Assembled in the USA.

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  1. Explicitic, Jul 2, 2013
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    Moto X will be announced on August 1st in New York!

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    Leak suggests Moto X will launch on August 26th (US Cellular) in 3 waves...whatever that means.

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    Leaked renders of Moto X in black and white -

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    Pictures of Eric Schmidt using a Moto X -
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    [URL="http://goo.gl/beMX4"]http://goo.gl/beMX4[/URL]
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    Other Rumors:

    -Priced as low as $199 off-contract
    -Always-on Microphone
    -720p display
    -Camera can be launched by twisting your wrist twice
    -10+ megapixel camera
    -4000mAh battery
    -2200mAh battery
    -MSM8960T SoC
    -X8 SoC - modified Krait hardware from Qualcomm (likely MSM8960T) - there are eight cores: dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU, a low-power core, and all for voice/language processing in Google Now and Motorola's custom features.​
     
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  3. Explicitic thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    at least we can see the google brand now. must not be half bad.
     
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  6. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    That... would be... GENIUS!!!!

    If we could choose hardware parts with stock android... They could hit a homerun.

    720p IPS screen for me (no need for more), 3000 battery, microSD, 32GB storage, 2 GB RAM or 3 if possible, etc.

    It would be great, but I'm sure it's not gonna be hardware parts what we could choose.
     
  7. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I'm still in my 14 day return period... :D

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    Release to coincide with Android 4.3?
     
  8. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    I hope there's option for a 4" or 4.3" screen.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    4.3" 1080p screen, 2.2ghz quad core, 2gb ram, 13mp camera, 32gb storage and 3000 mAh battery please.

    Q4 is going to be an interesting time this year......

    Sadly whatever Moto has cooking, I expect this will be USA Only :(
     
  10. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Android Central covered it as well.
    http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-run-new-moto-x-ad-major-papers-july-3

    So excited. However I am worried that total customization (CPU, RAM, screen, camera, and battery to name a few) may not turn out the way we dream it up in our heads.

    People nowadays just have too high expectations for these things. We need to start getting a little more realistic.

    On a side note, anybody think the picture means anything? The guy is pretty clearly making an X...
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    But then the female is clearly a I or 1 so is that XI (11) and is that 11 choices ? Conspiracy theory field day :)
     
  12. strausd macrumors 68030

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    X1 or XI. Who knows, maybe there are 11 choices. Or maybe it is coming out on the 11th of a month? July 11? August 11? 11 Color choices? X1 being a name for something?

    Or maybe they are just jumping into the lake...
     
  13. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Hmm...ad seems like a spoof or dig at Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California'.
     
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    Customization on something like this only means being able to pick a couple of options, but we already have this now. Pick a color. Pick storage size in 16, 32 or 64gb. Maybe even 128gb. Only other possibility for customizing will be a choice in CPU. Likely 2 options of the same chip, with one over clocked. This will enable "customization" without the need for supplying 2 different chips. Over clocking can be done on the software side. Less likely option would be 2 similar chips with one having twice as many cores.

    And will we see nothing but Pure Android on this phone, updated directly by Google without carrier interference, but still subsidized and sold in stores like AT&T? If so, it might be a winner.
     
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    Exactly what I'm worried about.
     
  17. Explicitic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What would be the point of advertising "designed by you" if the only "designing" you are doing is picking a storage size? Choosing a storage size shouldn't even be considered customizing. The point of allowing consumers to "design" their own phone is to make it fit to their needs. One such need is screen size. Screen (and phone) size is just about the biggest complaint for people in new phones. Allowing them to choose their own is big.

    CPU should be the last thing Motorola allows people to choose.
     
  18. Assault macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know what it costs to purchase foundry space or outright purchase multiple sets of chips (SoCs), motherboards, and tool multi-lines for two, three or four sets of the same phone? The cost to benefit isn't worth it, especially if the phone doesn't sell well. This is simply economics.
    But a prime example of "customizing" your own electronics can be seen on Apples homepage. Go try and customize a MBP or MBA. Look at your options. You will see something very similar from Goog-a-Rola.

    P.S. Choosing a CPU is nothing more than clock speeds (this is what I am referring to anyway.) It would be the exact same chip, just over-clocked via a seperate software routine during final QA. This is fast and easy to do and Google can charge you an extra $50, at no additional cost to them. LOL
     
  19. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Surprisingly, I have to agree with Assault. In fact, I think the designed by you is likely referring solely to one's ability to customize the exterior design, maybe the ability to mix and match the front and rear panels of the device. It's simply not cost effective to allow multiple options of internal hardware (camera, CPU, display resolution and/or size). Pick your exterior colors/patterns and maybe have multiple options of internal storage, that will be it. I don't even think there'll be multiple CPU option because, beyond the small group of us that frequently tech forums/boards, most people have no clue about the internal hardware differences.
     
  20. onthecouchagain, Jul 2, 2013
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    Yep. Definitely need more info before this becomes a big deal.

    Could be cool. But often times with Google, what "could be cool" usually isn't. The Nexus 4 taught me that lesson big time.

    Therefore, I'm cautiously optimistic and cautiously excited.

    Let's hear more info, Googorola. I'm all ears.
     
  21. strausd, Jul 2, 2013
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    It is a smartphone that we "design" ourselves. I see this as not being hardware specific, but cosmetic specific. Meaning the customization will be related to external appearance. My guess in something like engraving or having them put a custom picture on the rear shell. Think custom credit/debit cards.
     
  22. Assault macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, you are probably right. Even my idea of simple customization may be too extreme.
     
  23. SirLance99 macrumors 6502

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    4.3" is too small. 5" is the perfect screen size
     
  24. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    If you could actually customize your smartphone much in the same way you can customize a pc, or a Mac that would be genius! This phone is going to be interesting!
     

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