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Google I/O to see Motorola X with Key Lime Pie?

0. phoneArena 19 Jan 2013, 09:20 posted on

An anonymous source is passing along the word that the Motorola X, the first model from the OEM to be produced in a manner that shows the world that Moto was purchased by Google, will be making an appearance at Google I/O this coming May; the model is said to have a 5 inch edge-to-edge display and runs Android 5.0 while being produced for multiple carriers...

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posted on 19 Jan 2013, 18:41 7

88. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Samsung can't exist in the smartphone world without Android. They would be overshadowed by iOS in every aspect. Even WP would've taken over Samsung by now if it weren't for Android.

What else do they have? Bada? Is that even on the charts anymore, or is it just in the "Other" category?

It's Android that can live without Samsung. It's HTC that put Android on the map, it's Motorola that started the overall adoption of Android, all Samsung did was show up as a reliable and well known brand that everyone trusted. I'm pretty sure, if Samsung were never in the Android picture, Motorola or HTC would've taken their place and done a pretty good job. It might have slowed things down a bit, but not by much. Eventually, Moto or HTC would've gained the same reliability that Samsung did, taken the market, and they would be the ones you are brown nosing right now.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 19:07

89. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Believe or not, Note 2 has better reception than Razr HD. And GS3 is on par with Razr HD on reception with JB update. Samsung is surely able to build great radio if they really want.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 20:04 1

91. MeoCao (unregistered)


Very true, SS does a great jobs promoting their phones, that's where they destroy other Android OEMs.

But all that promotion means little w/o the support of the whole ecosystem that GG built and controls. The proof is WP:

1. MS pours tonnes and tonnes of money promoting WP but the results are obvious for all to see.

2. Android tablets: Android tablets including SS's do not sell until Nexus 7 made developers make apps for Android tablets.

Sammy is powerful within Android, but it's not above Android.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 20:44 3

94. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Uh...no. HTC might have made the first Android phone...but Motorola put Android on the map with the Droid 1.

The Galaxy S line is nice....but to this day some ppl call Android phones a Droid phone. You can thank Verizon and Motorola for that.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 20:57 3

95. JGuinan007 (Posts: 690; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Don't bother having a braingasm because this isn't true at all and here is why.
1. Google would not introduce a non nexus device at Google I/O
2. Why would Google basically announce to it's Android OEMs at I/O that they are planning to compete hard against them in their markets and give Moto all the advantages
3. A Nexus tablet or phone will be the 1st to get Key lime pie never an OEM
4. Now if the Moto X is a Nexus phone this rumor may hold true.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 23:59 3

99. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Samsung are pretty much the top dog of the game right now, but the competition isn't so far behind. it is not hard to believe why someone would go for the OneX+ or the Nexus 4 instead of the S3 despite the crazy spec sheet. now if a Moto Nexus comes out with a 5 inch 1080p display, Tegra 4 and one of Moto's crazy big batteries running stock android (it's doable), Samsung's throne will be threatened. even HTC has a good chance of grabbing a big chunk of Samsung's market share if they revised Sense and perhaps focus more on battery this time, since they already do have better displays and great build quality.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 00:40 3

103. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


... Because Motorola is a part of Google now. Of course Google is going to let Motorola have KLP first, because they ARE Motorola.

I don't think Google wants to be competing for the top spot though. They just want to try and push the other OEMs to make better products; so, by pushing hard on the market with a brand new super phone with bunches of new features AND the first to a new version of Android, all the other OEMs are going to be like, "Oh my, we need to do something." And they will push all of their energy into R&D for their future products. Google won't make Motorola number 1, but they'll be sure to put them neck and neck with everyone else.

This way, the consumers win. Google loves consumers, and they want to make them happy.

More competition = more development
More development = better products
Better Android OEM products = more sales
More Android sales = money

Consumers are happy with their fancy tech gadgets, and all the OEMs are happy with their sales. Granted, a few will rise more than the others, but most (if not all) should benefit, whether slightly or greatly. I hear there's about 15% of the mobile market ripe for the taking...

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 02:20

112. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


No moto can't. Moto phones are not available globally. What u mentioned can happen in US but not outside of it.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 02:24 1

113. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I agree. 1 android phone sold will be Google' s victory.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:31

116. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I'm ok with your declaration, Moto's building quality is superior than Samsung cheap plastic body.. but Sammy designs are sexies than Moto..!!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:41 2

118. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I'm ok with your declaration, Moto's building quality is superior than Samsung cheap plastic body.. but Sammy designs are sexies than Moto, but I Like too much the small bizels that Moto has featured in Razr M, (a 5 inch display + edge to edge) = big super-portable phablet..!!

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 11:57

120. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


YOU are FOOLING YOURSELF. Samsung = overrated and that's it. You know why Samsung sells so well? MARKETING, they have a huge budget for marketing while companies like HTC and Motorola have almost no budget for it. A friend of mine bought a Galaxy with a quad Exynos and 2GB RAM and i didn't notice it being faster than my One X like Sammy fanboys like to rave about, and Samsung is miles away from HTC with the screens, my HTC's screen looks like it sits on the glass while the Galaxy's one is recessed not to mention the freaking crosshatch pattern when you look at the phone relatively close, i had it on top of my leg and could still see the crosshatch, while my One X was much crisper. Glad i choose the right one and didn't fall into marketing BS.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 13:31

121. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I have 27gig left on my 64gig sd card and 3gigs left of internal memory on my Note 2. And every morning I just swap my battery instead of plugging my phone into a jack. How is this over rated?

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 14:33

122. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Come On. When are we going to see Google become an OEM and make their own nexus phones? Just like Microsoft is the OEM of the Surface tablet.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 19:52 1

123. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't believe you because there is a Razr MAXX HD, a Razr M and 2 Galaxy S III's in my household and with my experience with all of them i still believe Motorola is ahead of Samsung in this area. this is Motorola here, get real. why do you think Motorola would tout this advantage if it wasn't there? if they wanted to lie about something they could've done a better job than that.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 12:27

127. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Did you read my post correctly? I said Note 2 has better reception, not GS3.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 13:40

128. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


"Believe or not, Note 2 has better reception than Razr HD. And GS3 is on par with Razr HD on reception with JB update. Samsung is surely able to build great radio if they really want."

i don't believe Samsung is even on par with Motorola much less ahead of them and that's based on experience from multiple Samsung and Motorola devices including their current flagship devices. i can't speak for the Note II but i doubt it's that much better than the SIII. i'll ask you again. why do you think Motorola would tout this advantage if it isn't there?

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 16:29

129. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


I'm not arguing your experience or Moto's reputation with radio. I also had Samsung, Moto in my possession. Though Moto usually had a little higher dbm, it didn't matter much in practical usage in terms of signal holding, call quality. And where is link for Moto touting their better reception than S3? I like to see if they did any objective testing or just marketing claim.

My point is that Note 2 has outstanding signal reception among Sammy devices, which edges out some of Moto's latest. And it's not only me saying this. There are many forum threads where people switchng from Moto devices to Note 2 experienced better reception with Note 2. I agree that Moto has better reputation with cellular radio, but that doesn't necessarily mean future devices will follow the same trend. That's all I'm saying.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:25 11

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 559; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Hmmmm, Interesting.

Go Android!!

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:30 11

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I think the name "Motorola X" sounds too much like "Droid X".
Hopefully they find a better name.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:38 5

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


Motorola X is not the real name for sure. Motorola is company's name so there must be a brand: Razor or something. Droid is Verizon's brand.

I think Motorola will launch a new brand to mark the new beginning, the revival of the company.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:43 2

9. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


you might be right about the brand, but the droid was only 3 years ago and the razr line just launched 14 months ago.

how often does this company need a revival?

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:56 4

10. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Those helped Moto not crash and burn. This is the first new flagship phone since Google bought them and took control. This would be relaunching the company as "Goolorola".

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 09:58 5

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


You should check again, Razr is very old and successful dumbphone brand, Moto reused it for smartphone.

I want Moto to use something radically new b-c Moto has some bad legacy that it has to get rid of.

This is the time as all people are excited about new Moto under GG.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 10:31 4

23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Clearly, he was referring to the Motorola RAZR smartphone line & not the old feature phone series.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:15 2

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I like the name "X". It's strong, it evokes mystery. Droid X was a really cool name, and the Droid X was honestly one of the best phones Motorola ever made. My dad still uses mine, and its coming up on three years old now. I would say the Razr Maxx HD is better, and in a lot of ways it is, but the camera quality on my X was really good, whereas I hear some very unflattering things about the cameras on the new Motorola phones.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 13:38

56. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


What about Nexus 5X? (if nexus...)
.... or ......Motorola 5X?

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 00:06 1

100. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Nah, it doesn't ring as well. Maybe Razr X. That would be pretty kickass.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 00:19 3

101. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Motorola has been crippled by a lack of presence on any carrier but Verizon since their original Razr heyday. They aren't doing nearly as bad as you would think-they have more manufacturer marketshare than Windows Phone and Blackberry combined-but they've definitely been hurt by being Verizon's bi.tch, for lack of a better word.

See, the original Droid kicked the s**t out of most other smartphone sales before it, and the Droid X sold just as well for a while. Then the iPhone came to Verizon, replacing most other phones' top dog status there. From that point, the next big phone to come out was the Bionic, which was bulky, kinda hideous, and had the same issues that the other Motorola flagship phones had at the time. Next to come out was the Razr, which was pretty cool but marketed like s**t and had the same tradeoffs as other LTE phones, the biggest one being battery life.

Then the Maxx came out, which helped, but the phone was overpriced for way too long. After a while, it started selling well (when the price dropped) but now you have the Razr and Maxx HD. Both seem to be doing well (I've certainly sold a pretty good amount of both) but again, this is only on one carrier. The last "flagship" phone Motorola put out on any of the big four carriers was the Photon 4G. Since then they've released the Atrix 2, Atrix HD and Photon Q, which all have caveats for those of us who know anything about smartphones. Hell, Motorola hasn't even released a new smartphone on T-Mobile in almost two years.

The reason why Samsung has surged ahead of all of the other manufacturers so magificently is because they've marketed their phones right and they've had a flagship of some sort on every carrier since the original Galaxy S. They've built up considerable mindshare and created a pretty stable user interface through Touchwiz which, in my opinion, is less overwhelming at first glance than any other Android skin. (Motorola gets props for labelling apps that go in the bottom dock, though, unlike HTC or stock Android). Also, Samsung's latest version of Touchwiz does a great job of paying attention to detail, adding in a hell of a lot of nice little touches like Smart Stay, swipe to call/message and direct dial that you don't have on other phones.

The bottom line is that Motorola isn't really in need of a "revival," per se. They had a great year after the original Droid and a s**tty year after that. They had an okay year last year; as I recall, their market share hasn't budged much. What they need now is to build on the momentum they've built with the quality build materials they've used and really push their top notch hardware out to the other carriers.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 08:36 1

117. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly, exactly, exactly...

Especially about having phones on other carriers. At one time ppl said Moto was releasing too many phones. If you look at all 4 major carriers.....that title goes to Samsung.

I think Moto still doesnt have a phone on T Mobile. They might have 2 on Sprint and 1 on ATT. Ppl just looked at what they were doing on Verizon. Moto also got away from the low end side a lil bit...Samsung and HTC didnt.

And Moto STILL doesnt do a Windows Phone. Samsung and HTC do.

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