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The Moto X craze continues: rumors, rumors, rumors!

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The Moto X craze continues: rumors, rumors, rumors!
All eyes are on Motorola's mysterious upcoming device, and there is no lack of unconfirmed leaks and rumors sprouting as if from thin air. We have already compiled a list for you of the little we do know, along with a lot that we don't know for sure, but have some indication of.

Now to the (potentially) good stuff – First off, Google+ user Taylor Wimberly (allegedly the founder of the Android and Me blogsite), challenged users to ask him about the Moto X, claiming he has most of the details. Among the more interesting insights he provides are a confirmation that the device will, after all, ship with a 720p panel, although in terms of size he claims he's only sure that it will be in the 4 to 4.9 inch range.

“Price?”, you ask, and the leakster obliges – price range is apparently unknown, but according to him around $299 or less, unlocked. The device should ship with a “close to stock Android” which will receive timely updates and also feature an ““always-on” listening mode and contextual awareness actions. Think Google Now phone actions on steroids”.

The extended scoop includes: a MSM960pro system-on-chip, 2GB RAM and, supposedly, industry-leading battery life. In terms of customization, the phone is said to launch with a choice between metal, plastic, wood and carbon fiber casing.


Didn't get your daily rumor fix? Reddit user motoleaker (original, we know) posted an IAMAA thread on the site's boards claiming he's a Motorola employee (IAM) and can answer almost anything (AA) Motorola related. He claims specs aren't his strong suit, and his knowledge seems sporadic. A quick summary of what he claims to know include:

  • We should likely see 2 devices (a possible 1080p phablet flagship and its smaller 720p brother) from Motorola by the year's end and Google phones beginning early 2014
  • The customizable casing materials also mean a solid uni-body. Non-removable battery. Only essential ports.
  • Up to 32 different colors
  • Motorola does not and will not receive special treatment from Google in terms of Android roll-outs
  • Google did the design and has “a lot of say in the product.”

Almost all of these align with what we already knew from our source at Motorola, so although this still remains unofficial, we're feeling more confident about the legitimacy of the above claims.

source: Reddit, Taylor Wimberly (G+)

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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 09:56

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7382; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If the price point is true, this phone shouldn't have any trouble selling. The only thing that the N4 has over this is the timely updates.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 10:29

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't think there'll be a problem with the updates since it is ' A company by Google'.
Will beat the purpose being owned by the same company who churns out the Nexus and Android.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:36

13. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I am really looking for their new camera.. Motorla's camera has always been terrible.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 09:59 9

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Available in 32 colors... LOL?
Case in wood, metal, plastic or carbon fiber... WAT? :D

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:37 1

14. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Case in Potato?..

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:40 2

15. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


In a couple years the phone will be obsolete, so why not a 100% biodegradable potato case?

http://inhabitat.com/spudware-cutlery-made-from-potatoes/

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:41

18. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Thats what I was saying.
You are my partner from now, Tomato! :D

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 10:03

3. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


If that's the price and specs.. It will probably sell good..

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 10:24 4

4. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


All I want is to have a fantastic camera with better low light than Samsung with a max battery.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:04 4

6. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Battery should be a go (this is Moto, they of the Maxx line), but I'm not holding my breath for a class-leading camera.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:38 1

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


why yu want low light camera over say screen or something if i may ask?

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:41 1

11. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Depends on the screen size. I'd take a Lumia 928 over a Galaxy Mega.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:35

12. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


probably because not everybody care about lame gimmicks?#..

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:58 1

8. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I'm starting to think everyone on PA believes that they are some kind of fashion model photography god...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:34

9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 634; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


If its going to be assembled in USA, whether it will be remotely possible to sell it unlocked for as cheap as Nexus 4????

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:39

10. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Motorola will have a lot to say when it appears later this year ready and well restructured Google's hand, I must admit that every time is getting more interesting.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:20

17. Hendrick2488 (unregistered)


I would love to consider this phone but....I'm not going to pay a "flagship price" for a dual core processor and mid range specs. I also refuse to be a guinea pig for software that isn't field tested. I've been following this phone and I've never had anything but a Motorola phone. But if I'm going to pay this price, I deserve to have a phone that directly competes with the HTC One and Galaxy S4.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 18:45

20. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 205; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Is "$299 or less, unlocked" a flagship price?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:04

22. Hendrick2488 (unregistered)


Well its just my opinion but I think it is. I just paid $199 for an S4 for my daughter.

I love the fact its made in the USA. I would snatch that phone in a second if I could pick the processor, RAM, etc. I just think if I'm paying a premium price it should be for the hardware, not the software.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:38

23. lolrus (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 May 2013)


You clearly missed the word "unlocked." As in, no contract. Which the GS4 sells @ $650 no contract.

$299 is certainly not a premium price.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:13

24. Hendrick2488 (unregistered)


I understood the $299 (from other articles) to be on a 2 year contract.

My bad I guess, but I'm still not going to buy "that" phone at "that" price.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 17:16

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6139; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Man this is going too be one sweet phone. Anyone knows when Motorola going too have a press conference?

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 19:48

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6139; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


i like how MOTOROLA is giving us COLOR OPTIONS too fit our PERSONALITY. VERY EXCITED. I also just read it's being assemble here in the good OL' USA HUGE PLUS.

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