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Motorola X to be part of a whole new process of buying a smartphone?

0. phoneArena 15 Mar 2013, 14:02 posted on

Remember that mysterious Motorola device that showed up on video the other day, and we told you it was most likely not the Motorola X? Never mind. Not only are sources saying that it was an earlier version of the eagerly awaited Motorola X, but also they are passing along the word that Motorola logo on the back will be a touch-sensitive button that will have several functions...

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posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:04 7

1. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Obvious fake rumor

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:53 3

25. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


all rumors are real you didn;t learn from the s4

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:55 5

27. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I wouldn't say it's "obvious" that it's fake. It could be, and this is an unusual way to produce a phone, but this is Google's Motorola now. You should be prepared for some unusual things to happen, because that's Google's business model.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:09 7

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Well im still waiting for the offical press on the x phone. im skipping the gs IV. Dont believe what any rumors say till google &the motorola officially announce the x phone

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:10 2

3. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I had planned to introduce this process of buying a smartphone when i start a new mobile company.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:10 1

4. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Good news the Wednesday leak was an earlier version. Hope the final version is way more different/beautiful.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:13

5. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


is the beginning of a "Dell" like process?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:35 2

16. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I was thinking the same thing...
If the mobile market is following the computer market, then that would be a logical step along the way

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:16

6. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


very interesting and unusual to mobile world marketing. I like the looks and size of that phone.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:19 1

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmmm. Its probably best to stick to one chipset and processor specifications as variants couldn't be a nightmare for app devs

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:33 1

14. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Could be a nightmare I meant!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:54 1

26. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


There are already hundreds of phones. X Phone variants won't mean anything.

Any Android developer should already be prepared to make apps compatible on a variety of devices. That's the status quo, just as it is in the desktop PC industry.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:50

82. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Although it is customizable they are going to limit it for some level. For example screen provide mdpi, hdpi or full hd, 4", 4.5" or 5". Camera choose 5, 8 or 10 mp.

If what I imagine true that will be best because everyone has their priorities on spec while keep their money from buying feature that they don't need.

Netizen also has less to complain although people will always has something to whine.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:21 1

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14200; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Promise at least one update to the next Android build? We've heard that one before. I'll believe it when I see it. It'll release with Jellybean and then they will take their time updating it to key lime pie. Version after that may not ever come to this new X phone.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:36 11

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


please promise too stop trolling

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:46 2

20. Aeires (unregistered)


Fat chance.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:52 1

23. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Precisely. I'm sure a Google subsidiary releasing its first phone produced just about 100% under Google is going to fail to meet its promise of providing actual Android.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:49

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14200; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You mean like the Galaxy Nexus? How are the updates on it going?

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:39 6

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


Apart from Verizon, the updates on the Galaxy Nexus have gone swimmingly. And I'm sure you'll notice there is no new Nexus on Verizon.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:10 1

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


Google learned their lesson with giving Verizon a Nexus device... Keep it GSM.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:21

81. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


thankfully Verizon will likely be supplemented with a Nexus-like device from Moto. hell the 4.2 update to phones like the Razr M and the Razr HD may even bring the complete stock experience.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:25

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


I find it odd how Verizon gave Moto the same treatment for updates as they did the Galaxy Nexus. The entire new Razr family on Verizon got Jelly Bean 2 months after release (October-December), which is the same time frame the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon got Jelly Bean.

I do wish Motorola would go completely stock, aside from the Circles widget, and maybe a couple other features. Go full stock, add in the Circles widget, and add other features in the form of removable apps; I think a lot of consumers would appreciate that.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:12

94. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i agree. full stock with Circles and Smartactions is the way to go. i hope KLP adds in some native Car Dock functionality because the lack of a Car Dock UI is something I didn't like about using the GN.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:09

91. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14200; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google has plenty of money to leverage against Verizon. They aren't trying hard enough.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 15:01 1

29. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Who's "we" you are referring to?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 19:38

58. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The voices in his swollen head.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 15:26 2

36. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why you even bother? I mean you have the best of the best regardless why bother going to a site and asking a company to improve a device you are not even considering owning? Is that the reason for you to exist? Must be a sad life the one you have

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:30

47. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Hey ... there's a big DIFFERENCE between VERSION as Apple "programmed it to be understood" and what it is on Android world. Don't view them SIRI's eyes / Brains :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 19:51 1

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


Just how do you stand being wrong all the time?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:48

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14200; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What makes me wrong?

hook line and sinker

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