Motorola X to be part of a whole new process of buying a smartphone?
0. phoneArena posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:02
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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27. Zero0 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:55 5
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.
2. InspectorGadget80 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:09 7
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
3. JaseelEbrahim posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:10 2
I had planned to introduce this process of buying a smartphone when i start a new mobile company.
4. valapsp posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:10 1
Good news the Wednesday leak was an earlier version. Hope the final version is way more different/beautiful.
16. nak1017 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:35 2
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
6. alila2 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:16 0
very interesting and unusual to mobile world marketing. I like the looks and size of that phone.
7. andro. posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:19 1
Hmmm. Its probably best to stick to one chipset and processor specifications as variants couldn't be a nightmare for app devs
26. Zero0 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:54 1
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.
82. soshi posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:50 0
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.
8. Mxyzptlk posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:21 1
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.
20. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:46 2
23. Zero0 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:52 1
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.
68. Mxyzptlk posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:49 0
You mean like the Galaxy Nexus? How are the updates on it going?
78. Sniggly posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:39 6
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.
80. Berzerk000 posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:10 1
Google learned their lesson with giving Verizon a Nexus device... Keep it GSM.
81. KingKurogiii posted on 16 Mar 2013, 01:21 0
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.
93. Berzerk000 posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:25 0
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.
94. KingKurogiii posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:12 0
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.
91. Mxyzptlk posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:09 0
Google has plenty of money to leverage against Verizon. They aren't trying hard enough.
36. protozeloz posted on 15 Mar 2013, 15:26 2
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
47. rusticguy posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:30 0
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 :)
73. Sniggly posted on 15 Mar 2013, 23:51 3
Hook line and sinker?
Oh, I see. You're trying to insinuate that you wanted me to respond to you. If that's the case....that's kind of sad.
And I'm referring to the fact that apart from the Photon Q and Droid 4, every one of Motorola's phones since their RAZR redesign is already on Jelly Bean. The Photon and Droid 4 are on ICS (and I'm sure Jelly Bean is imminent) and the Bionic is too.
Apart from the Photon/Atrix/Electrify fiasco, Motorola has been pretty diligent in updating its devices. You continue to bash them for no other reason than your apparent obsession with me. So what's the dealio?
75. KingKurogiii posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:00 0
the Droid 4 is actually undergoing the JB soak test right now. it should be available within 2 weeks. i can't explain why it's taking the Photon Q so long. it probably has more to do with Sprint though since pretty much every other Qualcomm powered Motorola has received JB and almost all of the OMAP4 Motorola devices are finishing up their updates with the exception of the Xyboard tablets.
88. protozeloz posted on 16 Mar 2013, 07:23 0
90. Mxyzptlk posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:07 0
Don't flatter yourself. I didn't comment for you. I just figured you'd come barging in defending Motorola's stubbornness.
Motorola made a promise to update their phones only for then to retract that idea and not update them.
Jellybean has been out for half a year, they took their time getting ICS to many phones.
Again don't flatter yourself.
95. KingKurogiii posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:14 0
sooo...you commented for him. xD
i don't know about you but i see a lot of Motorola
devices running JB.
104. protozeloz posted on 17 Mar 2013, 11:56 0
Lol, how hard can you fail?
99. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:47 0
It is sad that people keep feeding this troll. Ignore him, attention is all he wants.
61. Berzerk000 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:14 2
Really? Motorola is completely under Google now. Do you really think Google would let them only give it one OS update? They would get away with 2 at the very minimum, most likely the X phone will get 3 or 4. This X phone will be an unofficial Nexus device; being under Google's rule + crazy high specs means that support for it will be spectacular. Updates will be quick and plentiful.
71. xperiaDROID (limited) 6 days ago posted on 15 Mar 2013, 23:05 0
Hope it will have Android Key Lime Pie
10. imkyle posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:22 0
That seems really far fetched. The fought of a cell company not having control over the updates directly from a phone purchased thru seems a little odd.
21. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:47 5
Works for Apple. And besides that, why not? If I was a carrier, having the OEM handle it would be a dream. Less time and resources spent having to make sure updates work properly. Only downside is they would lose some control, control they probably never should have had anyway.
67. Mxyzptlk posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:49 0
That's because Apple has leverage and power to make the carriers back down.
11. nexusalltheway posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:30 1
I am not sold to the idea. It will create hella of confusion for common consumer. Plus most of us want the device right then when in store; week delay may hurt the sales numbers for Google.
Please please make it a 100% nexus device, no widgets whatsoever by motorola.
12. a_merryman posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:32 2
If this rumor pans out...and the phone looks nice, this will be my next phone.
15. dgreekstallion posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:34 0
Does anyone know which carriers will have this?
I swear if Sprint f**ks me over again...
103. nexusalltheway posted on 17 Mar 2013, 08:48 0
I know, some of the phone selection isnt the greatest one. They should have worked with Google on getting a nexus-4 for them. But lets hope we get Nexus-x and nexus-5 both. that will be super awesome!
53. KingKurogiii posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:06 0
it seems a little too good to be true though.
45. androiddownsouth posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:18 1
Hiya King. If this rumor is true, this could have an effect on the industry the likes of which we have never seen before. This could be awesomeness on a whole new level. Guess we wait and see.
54. KingKurogiii posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:08 2
yeah and if only we could upgrade our phones ourselves with the latest components that would be perfect.
55. gwuhua1984 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:12 2
AMEN to that!
62. Berzerk000 posted on 15 Mar 2013, 20:16 3
To be able to customize hardware on demand is an amazing feature. Phones really are turning more and more into PC's.