Brace yourselves, Moto G official unveiling pegged for November 13
0. phoneArena 04 Nov 2013, 06:02 posted on
A phone known as Moto G has started to make the rounds fairly recently, but we've been hearing about one dubbed DVX long before that, and the two have been pegged to be one and the same handset. In that case, the November 13 invitation Motorola just sent us for the Moto G, would mean an affordable version of the Moto X, expected to cost around the bottom feeding $250 range, and likely heading for emerging markets...
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Only interesting part of this phone is whether KitKat will run well on it....
4. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2676; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Considering KK is made to run well on lower specced phones, there shouldn't be any issue. This appears to have a plain S4 Pro (no X8 architecture), a 720p screen, & probably 2GB of RAM (maybe 1GB). Since KK is made to run with as little as 512mb of RAM, there should be no way it would run badly on it. While this phone may have features from the X like Assist & Active Notifications, I doubt it will have Touchless Controls with the absence of an X8 CPU.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Problem is not in hardware, problem is in software. It is unknown if Motorola will manage to "harmonize" their additional software with Android 4.4 in such short period of time, since Android 4.4 was released very recently. Unless Moto G will use pure android which is very doubtful.
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Moto X uses pure Android, except for things like Active Display and Touchless Controls, but they aren't going to include those features on the Moto G because it doesn't have the X8 architecture to help with voice processing and handling the sensors.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"The Moto X uses pure Android, except for things like Active Display and Touchless Controls..."
Sounds like you are contradicting yourself. First you say that Moto X use pure Android, but then you strat to list additional features. There is only two variants: PURE and NOT PURE, there is no any other variant...
"...they aren't going to include those features on the Moto G..."
I didn't said that they will add the same features Moto X has, maybe they will add other features, who knows.
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Sorry, I meant to put an "essentially" in that sentence, which adds some leniency to the word "pure". If you took away Active Display, Touchless Controls, and Migrate, it would be pure, which is more than I can say for Samsung, HTC, or Sony.
17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There is two variants "pure" and "not pure", there is no such variant like a half pure or so... Fact is that Moto X don't use pure Android as Nexus devices.
9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Thats why i said "i highly doubt it". Even the Moto X still @ 4.2
There is no love for Moto from Google. Only interested in Patent..
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's only because Motorola probably planned ahead and is going to skip their Moto X and latest Droids to 4.4. Notice how Motorola never released any 4.3 update information, but the same day KitKat came out they announced which devices would get the update. I highly doubt that's just a coincidence.
14. sniper1087 (Posts: 451; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
hmm the only reason googles buyout of motorola went through is because they said they would treat it as another company and not give them any favoritism over the other manufacturers.
22. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
That's what i said. Patents only, after they failed with Nortel. They went to Motorola Mobility. After the purchase. They should have created more devices (NEXUS) and flood the market with the brand. As of now, its only 3 to 5 devices. after 12B, they should at least give effort to make the company alive and make money.
3. hemedans (Posts: 320; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
its a failure if its true storage is 8gb without micro sd
5. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I highly doubt it's gonna feature a quad-core processor. Correct me if I am wrong, but does the Moto X lack a quad-core processor? If so, what makes PA assume that the lower end model would get a quad-core processor?
6. the_s2 (Posts: 223; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Quad core doesnt always mean performance. Its possible that the phone might ship with a quad core snapdragon 200 chipset.
19. HASHTAG (unregistered)
True, and yeah I know that Quad-core doesn't always mean performance. I didn't have the Snapdragon 200 in mind when I posted my original post. But that could be the case. +1
7. Taters (Posts: 4635; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Because a couple of months in the Android landscape is a really REALLY long time. A dual core could be high end months ago and a quad core can be a bare minimum the next.
The true octacore by mediatek is a POS entry level SOC for example that sells to the mid range crowd. If an octacore is mid range, then a quad being low end is perfectly reasonable now.
18. E.S.1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
An extra $100 :) but definitely worth it! I agree.
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i doubt i'll be interested in this.
my biggest hope is that they'll announce Moto Maker availability for Verizon.
i'll get a Moto X made on day one.
21. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Would be pretty cool if they ship it with KitKat though. It may not have active notifications or touchless control (lacking the X8 for it), but at least KitKat has some Google Now voice controls.
23. Planterz (Posts: 1589; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
.46" thick but just a 1950mAH battery? Is this 2010, or is this a QWERTY slider or rugged phone or what? I'm missing something here...