'Moto X' revealed by Motorola CEO @ D11

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  1. Explicitic, May 29, 2013
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    Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    While it's not exactly called the 'X' phone, it seems the rumors of Motorola creating it were true.

    The Moto X will be built in the United States (outside of Fort Worth, TX, to be specific) in a former Nokia manufacturing facility. The device will be broadly distributed and Motorola has received 'fantastic' support from the carriers. He claims the device will ""know what you want to do before you do." He also talks a little about battery life and revealed that there are two processors inside the phone.

    big.LITTLE? Or is it literally two processors...? Well I'm pretty excited, regardless, even though it isn't a pure Nexus device.

    Press release by Motorola reveals summer availability - http://mediacenter.motorola.com/New...rst-Smartphone-Assembled-in-the-USA-3c2e.aspx

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/29/motorola-chief-mentions-moto-x/
     
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  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I mentioned in another thread that someone who works for att sales flow told me they have been working on the sales flow for this product. He didn't tell me much, but he gave me the example "wake up phone" and the phone turning on. That kinda seems what the OPs mentioned. Obviously it may be BS, but that article makes me think he was not lying. Especially when motorola says, "Motorola has received 'fantastic' support from the carriers."
     
  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    There was an article in PC Mag that interviewed the design chief at Motorola and he said the next wave of phones from them will focus on a "just right" size, slimming down the bezels, addressing durability, and keeping the software as bloat-free as possible (likely with stock Android). Coupled with this update, the Moto X sounds really promising.
     
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    "Surprisingly enough, Motorola also mentioned that they have no special access to Android code and maintains that they wont be given any kind of special favoritism from parent company Google. When it comes to Android, they're being treated just like any other OEM."

    If this is true, what was the point in partnering up with Google in the first place?

    No timely updates straight from Google?
     
  6. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    The primary driver for the Google acquisition of Motorola (this was no partnership) was for the patents. As you may recall, 2 years ago was one of the high points when major companies were competing with each other to snap up patent portfolios in the ongoing battle to squeeze out competitors.

    With Google, it appears the patent portfolio was not as valuable as perhaps thought and now I suppose is the time for Motorola to show that they can be a profit source. They have not been up to now but with the "X" phone they could well make a reasonable dent, coming out mid-cycle (between the S4 and HTC One) but before the Note 3 and iPhone 5S.

    A couple of links as to how Motorola has been doing since the acquisition:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2013/04/30/motorola-googles-12-billion-road-to-nowhere/

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/26/4271432/does-anyone-know-why-google-bought-motorola

    I do believe that this phone might well be extremely interesting.
     
  7. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I think Google have to say that to be politically correct and not upset the other manufacturers - who dominate far more than tiny Motorola.
     
  8. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Comes wih an OLED screen.

    Gee thanks moto for killing another choice for me. Now it's either htc one or a non amoled nexus 5 hopefully, sigh.
     
  9. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Very excited. Would love to try a Motorola device
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Not keen on motorola's aesthetics phone wise so far. (too 1970's science-fiction prop like for me) But looking forward to see what they do with the X phone.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think it depends on how the phone is sold. As long as it is sold by the carriers, it may be subject to the carriers getting their hands on the update before the general public does. That is the issue with non-nexus devices...they have to go through both the manufacture and the carrier. Maybe they will pull a samsung and give consumers both options.
     
  12. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    O yes, finally!
    will be waiting for this phone to release before i upgrade.
    i hope it runs stock android.
     
  13. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a feeling it won't run stock android, yet. The rumors from months ago about google phones from different manufactures is coming true. It seems each major manufacturer will release a google version of their phone after the mobile carriers release.
     
  14. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    i will be definitely waiting for this awesome flagship phone, i hope motorolla makes a great comeback.
    but the thing is, i dont want it to run stock android.
     
  15. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Actually it's disappointing news I thought Google was gonna run Motorola like there nexus line. I guess they wouldn't be selling out of the play store then.
     
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    Yeah, AMOLED screens are pretty horrible.
     

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