Just like a lot of brand new leaks about upcoming devices, we do not know a whole lot about what is in the works here. Motorola is in the process of being divested by Google and acquired by Lenovo.
The Moto X+1 obviously began its development under the current line of management, so it is not likely the Lenovo will do anything to upset the project timeline for this particular rollout. Lenovo will definitely be interested in bringing some scale to the Moto X+1 however, since the global distribution of the Moto X was not what folks would call smooth.
The Moto X brought to bear a new angle of user experience for Android powered devices. The hardware was not what anyone would call leading edge, but the performance was smooth, and the touchless controls are still unique to the segment.
The other cool feature Motorola brought to the table was Moto Maker, the ability to build a device to your liking, with custom back panel, color combination and even a special message on the splash screen when you turn the device on. Another piece of the winning combination was the fact that the Moto X is running a near stock Android experience, which has allowed for very fast OS updates thus far.
Where might the Moto X+1 make improvements? Well we could broach that question from several angles (specs), but that may also defeat what the Moto X was able to accomplish, deliver high-performance with stable hardware at a not-so-expensive price. It would serve Motorola and Lenovo well to not break what is not broken, but perhaps expand on what works.
source: @evleaks (Twitter)