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Latest rumors on the third-generation Motorola Moto X and the Motorola Moto 360 sequel

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Latest rumors on the third-generation Motorola Moto X and the Motorola Moto 360 sequel
A source that is said to have been reliable with rumors pertaining to the second-generation Motorola Moto X, has passed along the latest speculation about the third-generation Motorola Moto X to tipster Total Tech. You might recall that we recently showed you an image of the next Moto X model with the wood back option. We then showed you the inner chassis of the handset, which had room for a fingerprint scanner that could be embedded in the Motorola logo on the back.

Confirming the original rumor, the source says that there will be both a 5.7-inch and 5.2-inch version of the third-gen Moto X. However, the larger version is not a Verizon exclusive as originally thought. However, Big Red is the only carrier that has shown interest in the model so far. Both versions look exactly alike outside of the difference in screen size.

Inside Motorola, the two variants are called the Moto X and the Moto X Plus although the name of the 5.7-inch model could change when it is released. The rear camera on the third-generation Motorola Moto X will offer manual controls according to the source, who makes it sound like it could be the best camera ever placed on a Motorola handset. The 5.7-inch model will feature stereo speakers. It is unknown whether the smaller model will be similarly equipped. The larger version of the Moto X will supposedly use the bar on the back of the phone (which carries the camera, flash and Motorola logo) to link to a VR headset.

The new Google Photo app will come with the phone, making it easier for users to find photographs of certain subjects and to share photos. Another app that is rumored to be coming on the third-gen Moto X is called Moto Wear. This is an app that works with Motorola's wearables including the rumored Motorola Moto 360 sequel that we told you about back in April. The watch, reportedly codenamed "Smelt," is said to feature a higher resolution of 360 x 360. Also being talked about at Lenovo, according to the source, is another Motorola smartwatch that would use its own OS instead of Android Wear. 

The source says that Motorola is speeding up production of the phone. The manufacturer is determined to get the third-generation Motorola Moto X models out the door before the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is released.


Thanks for the tip!

source: TotalTech

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posted on 12 Jun 2015, 22:39 2

1. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"the best camera ever placed on a Motorola handset", well if that's the case then it's better than the Nexus 6, therefor better than the iPhone 6. I'm looking forward to the Moto X Plus. :) I'm just worried about the potential of the 810 processor.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 22:51

4. Awalker (Posts: 1654; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Motorola only provided the hardware for the camera. Google handled the software. I have the Moto X 2014 and the camera is crap compared to other phones.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:18

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The entire premise of the 2014 model is crap. They put all of the best features and hardware on their other phones.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:26 1

8. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I haven't owned too many smartphones, I've always held onto mine for a minimum of two years so I haven't been exposed to too many other handsets. That being said, the 2013 Moto X is the very first phone I've owned where I wasn't looking to see what else is out there around the time I plan to retire it. I love the user experience, and I feel that a mediocre camera is hardly something that would push me to a device that I feel provides a second rate user experience.

Besides, I've been perfectly content with the images I've captured with my Moto X.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:29

9. Awalker (Posts: 1654; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I only have two problems with the 2014 model - the camera and the inconsistent battery life. If they fix those issues I'll get the small 2015 model.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:32 3

11. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Do I seriously have to post two dozen more links to review from around the web that said that pretty much say that both versions of the Moto X have been some of the best phones on the market when they were released? Because I've done it before. You know this, it was in response to your idiot comments.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 00:15

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't care what you post. I'm just stating my opinion just like you were.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 11:58

24. Niva. (Posts: 431; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Scott, you can post all you want, but the MotoX2014 couldn't even compete with the Nexus 5, on any level. How could it then possibly have been the best phone on the market at the time?

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 22:28

28. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That's great that you like something else more, but I'm simply repeating what the numerous media outlets in the industry say. Is it perfect? Of course not, it has its shortcomings, but many people think its strengths outshine what it lacks. And hey, I'm an enthusiast just like everyone else here. If I feel compelled to defend a device I like from the likes of an idiot like Mxyzptlk who trolls every Motorola article almost immediately after being published I'll do it and not give two sh*ts about whether of not you feel the same way about it.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 00:36 1

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I can say the same about you so don't be a salty hypocrite.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 02:29

32. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You could but you'd be full of crap. Show me past examples of you talking poorly of Apple and positively of Motorola and I'll apologize and stop calling you a troll.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 12:41

35. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's been several times when I praised the G as being a good bargain. Like I said before you're just as guilty of everything you accuse me of.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 16:21

38. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


link me to one article. You've never had anything good to say about them.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 22:42

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Best camera? I'll believe when I see it. So far the moto x has been a letdown.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 22:51 6

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You sound like a broken record. I have a question for you Mxyzptlk. When the new Moto X beats the iPhone in a blind camera comparison like the Motorola Nexus 6 did the year below and if the battery is in fact 3280 mAh like rumors suggest, what will you have left to complain about? And why do you even complain? You don't own the Moto X, it's like a 5 year old complaining about the wait times at the DMV.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:17

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't own the moto x? Lol VZWuser76 tried the same bs argument and it fell harder than the Roman Empire.

You sound like a teenage girl in denial over a bad breakup.

What I say is my opinion just like your useless dribble up above. You started the fire.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:29 2

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"A teenage girl in denial over a bad breakup"... That analogy doesn't even make any damn sense. And seriously, how old are you? You argue like an idiot.

posted on 12 Jun 2015, 23:50 4

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


You just love to suck people into to your BS don't you? You keep telling everyone how someone did this or that and you came out on top, when in fact that isn't the case. I had a nice week, I ignored most of the crap you posted this week. And now you call me out by name, knowing that I will respond. So I'm here, what do you want?

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 00:11

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because you continously post the same bs comment about me not owning a Moto X.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 00:13

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It was the case. I wasn't trying to call you out. I was making a point by using a previous argument I had with you since the situation is pretty similar.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 01:45 3

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If you aren't intending to call someone out, then don't use their name, it's that simple. You could've said someone else but you used my name specifically. If you don't want me responding to you, then don't post my name, simple as that.

And since you seem incapable of grasping this, I've said multiple times that I believe that you owned an X, but I didn't get that from what you originally posted. But you go on and on telling me that wasn't what I meant. I sure as hell know what I meant better than you do. It was a simple misunderstanding that you're blowing out of proportion. I've admitted my mistake, can you not simply accept that it was a misunderstanding instead of being paranoid about it. FFS

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 11:53

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I could have said someone else's name had the name applied to the context of the argument. I don't care whether you respond or not. I was making a point.

I'm not going to continue that argument since it'll just be a back and forth argument that gets nowhere. If it was a simple misunderstanding then you wouldn't have blown it into such a big deal.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 13:20

25. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


No, you could've just said the phrase "someone else", not using any names at all, that was the point. When you post someone else's name in an argument to support your position, you really expect they're not going to respond?

The reason I am arguing this point is you keep acting like I have some ulterior motive when I didn't. You want this to drop, then quit bringing it up like you did in post 6. You brought me back into this, so drop it and that'll be that. But don't expect me not to respond if you do decide to bring it up again. And that's exactly why I know you'll do it again, because you actually don't want it to drop.

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 19:53

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I wouldn't care either way. I had a point to make and I made it. You're taking it personal. If it was another user who had the argument I would have said their name.

If only to make a point where it suits. From the looks of it you were wanting to be brought in. How else would you have came in so quickly?

posted on 13 Jun 2015, 20:24

27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Funny I'm taking it personal, when you're using my name isn't it? But I guess that's a big leap right?

I came in to read the article and comments section. Funny thing is you say you hate Motorola and have commented in this article more than anyone else. As far as how fast I commented, I wasn't lying in wait for your post, it's what non paranoid people call a coincidence. But leave it to you to find an ulterior motive where there isn't one. And maybe you'll notice that you have commented on quite a few Motorola articles this week, but the only one I responded to was the one with my name in it. Do you need me to draw a line from cause to effect or can you fathom that one?

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 00:38

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well you are. I had no ulterior motive other than just making a point.

I don't need you to draw anything. I'll say it again, I was making a point. Nothing else.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 01:02

31. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I didn't say you had an ulterior motive. I simply said if you put someone's name in a post, expect them to respond, especially when you're bringing up what they said. I only called into question you owning the X when from my point of view it sounded like you had only used it briefly. After you clarified you owned it, I only tried to explain why I said what I did. YOU were the one who kept making it seem like I was trying to weasel out of what I originally said, when in fact it was a simple misunderstanding. Simple as that.

And you were also saying I wanted to be brought into the conversation, when I didn't. The fact that I didn't comment on any of your posts this week until you brought my name into it proves that. Again, I'm not going to get into it with you unless you respond to one of my posts or you put my name in one of your posts. You want to let it drop, here you go, we'll drop it. If you continue, I won't drop it, simple as that.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 12:47

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You tried to explain after you got called out and couldn't backtrack any further. I've said it many times before that I have used phones besides the iphone with the Moto X being one of them. You knew what I meant but you just wanted to find any small detail that would have said otherwise.

As I said before there was no ulterior motive. Just me making a point. You're just taking it personal. You don't seem to understand, I don't care who said it. I would have made a point had it been anyone else.

You seem to think I was singling you out when that really wasn't the case.

posted on 14 Jun 2015, 14:42

37. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Again, you're telling me what I knew and didn't. I can't just have misunderstood you? Are you seriously that stupid? I admitted I misunderstood what you meant, but that's not good enough for you. I have to be plotting and scheming against you right. Lay off the paranoia punch buddy.

I NEVER SAID YOU DID! I said that if you're going to call out someone by name, expect them to respond. Is that such a difficult concept for you to grasp? I understand that you're trying to make point, but you're using an argument we had claiming you won, when in fact you were just being to bullheaded to accept that I misunderstood you.

When you say one person's name, you're not singling them out? Then how does someone single someone else out?

I told you the last time, you want to drop this, all you have to do is let it go like you've told me to, but apparently unless I admit to willfully trying to deceive you, you won't. And since it WAS a misunderstanding, that's not going to happen. If I'm wrong I'll admit it, as I have done many times already by not understanding your meaning. But I won't admit to willfully ignoring what you meant because I didn't. If that's not good enough for you, then there's nothing more to say. You seem to be one of those people that can't take an apology unless it's on your terms. If that's the case, then don't mention me in your posts and don't try to engage me in conversation.

posted on 15 Jun 2015, 02:11

39. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol you're telling me to lay off the paranoia punch yet here you are throwing a fit just because I made a point from a previous argument.

Get over it. I didn't claim I won. I merely said your point fell hard on its ass because you kept trying to manipulate my words.

Again I wasn't singling you out. You keep claiming I had this ulterior motive against you when in reality it was just a point I was making.

What the heck? Are you reading your stuff? You clearly were manipulating my words and you're going on some rant about deceiving. I can take an apology just fine without any strings attached.

I think we should just agree to disagree.

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