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What to expect with the Motorola X Phone, and is it a real game-changer?

0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2013, 16:42 posted on

Earlier today, there was a report that the Motorola X Phone that is expected to be the flagship announcement at Google I/O this year would be a "game-changer", but as expected, there really wasn't any information on exactly how the X Phone would go about changing the game. So, we strapped on our thinking caps and tried to come up with some possibilities for what Motorola/Google could unveil that would really change the game...

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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:54 2

1. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


If it has a landscape slider keyboard and 32GB of storage, I'd dump my SGS3 for it ASAP.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:39 3

23. nexus718 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I'm surprised no said anything about an increase in integration with Google Now, as Motorola has been talking about it in almost all of its most recent ads.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 08:13 2

40. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


True. And maybe this is the phone that integrates with the google glasses. Now that wud be game changing

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:55 4

2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Just hoping its no DROID X. haha.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:41 9

13. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Droid Razzr Maxx Super X*

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:59 9

24. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The original Droid X was a great device in it's day. It was the X2 that disappointed.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 16:59 1

3. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Key Lime pie will be the game changer. If the specs that are rumored are true, then expect software to be the game changer for this year. May needs to get here already!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:02

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I think this will be the first phone to get an a15 processor. If it does I would bet on it being a Tegra 4. $350 direct from google unlocked for 32gb storage please :)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:18 2

11. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Cmon

If $350 is the price they are aiming for, i bet the next X phone will absolutely be a crap

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:01

17. Phullofphil (Posts: 802; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well maybe you hit on somthing in a way and maybe it has sompthing to do with a new intel chip thats unanounced but thats. Doubtfull. Its not gonna be 3d I guess it could be ddr3 memmory but I doubt that plus not a game changer. I think artical is right and anything hardware wont be a game changer. I also can see it meening just a hyped up layor by motorola that is just a hollow clam as a gam changer like what samsung or any company says about new phones at launch

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:04

18. Phullofphil (Posts: 802; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Actually think about the fact that a nexus 7 is 200 dolars why are phones so much money. The price of 200 dollars of contract for a awesome phone like a nexus 7 but 5 inches would be a sure true game changer and profitable let google and motorola make money on content

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:54 6

22. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The nexus 4 cost $350 and its one of the best phones.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:05 4

5. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Stock JB is already the greatest OS outhere with most of the other features in android skins being either gimmicky or available in the playstore. So i am pretty sure KLP is going to be great as long as Moto X runs the stock version of it. Motorola just needs to equip this phone with a great chipset, one of them big batteries and a nice Sony lens and i will be throwing my money on it in no time.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:12

6. Fallin (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


What about implementing Project Roadrunner?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:12 3

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It will be a game changer as long the greedy big red verizon wont keep this sweet for exclusive for themselves & not letting everyone enjoy the pure goodness of motorola/google x phone

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 13:13

43. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


There's NO WAY big red would get an exclusive on this phone. Google already learned it's lesson from the Galaxy Nexus debacle.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:13 10

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


Definitely the Customization Center would be a game changing feature. You could have the option between having a pure stock experience with little to no delay in updates, or a manufacturer skin with more features than stock but delayed updates.

Snapdragon 600, Tegra 4, or Snapdragon 800 w/ 2 GB RAM

4.7-5" 1080 S-LCD3 or Colorboost display, covered with Gorilla Glass 3

Kevlar body with a steel frame for more durability and splash resistance

3,500 mAh battery

All in a sub-9mm package would be absolutely fantastic. As for software;

Option between stock KLP or KLP with Motorola's custom UI via Customization Center.

It brings everything together; build quality, performance, battery life, durability, and enhanced customization with better software updates.

If Motorola and Google release this on the Play Store for >$500 off contract it would be a steal. Also, make it available on all major carriers, with LTE compatibility. Would be perfect :)

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:15 1

9. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I can see something happening with Google+, I didnt think of that before. Like how that made it needed to rate apps in the Play Store.

To me...the Customization Center would be bigger than Google+ features being more intergrated.

Thats if all this is even true....

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:16 2

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Motorola built a solid phone and Google backer it will be a great phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:22

12. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I thank an FHD screen, quad core processor, mill spec ruggedness, 32/64 GB on board + sd card slot and the biggest battery (3300 mAh +) Moto can find all fit into the smallest frame/ body possable and Moto would have a winner.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:48 7

14. sbmhome (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


None of you guys are mentioning anything game changing. Those are all evolutions of current hardware and software. Sure 1080p, 8 core, 4 Gb ram, terabyte storage will all be in our pockets someday, but there isn't anything those specs will allow you to do that you can't today.

I've said this to a friend of mine recently, I think we may have hit a wall for anything game changing coming out within the next few years. Almost everything that can be done with this current generation (last 5 years) of smartphones are already done or in the process. (NFC) of brewing done.

One thing that would be a game changer, is if the phones became so powerful that they put home consoles out of business. Think about it, carrying around your console in your pocket. Put it down on the coffee table, pick up a real controller and start playing COD or battlefield on your tv with you phone. That's game changing!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 23:33 2

33. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Game changers don't necessarily have to bring something "new", it could just combine many top tier things into one stellar package and at a great price and that would change the game easily. No more over priced phones with missing features and gimped abilities.
No I wouldn't give a rats ass about carrying around a phone powerful enough to put my console out of sorts because I have zero urge to play the types of games on my phone as I do on my console. Wasted things like that need to kept to a minimum. Heck my girl uses her SGS3 to control her Samsung Smart TV, that is nice feature but wouldn't replace the smart tv remote with her cellphone though. No who the hell would want to use their phone to play BF3? How would you do anything aside from move the character around? Too many missing functions that you'd have to map to the touch screen and touchscreen gaming is bunk.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:51

15. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


True about customization center, that would be a groundbreaking feature that would finally bring all Android handsets from the past two years up to date. Laptop dock with ability to boot into Google Chrome maybe, I'm thinking the revolutionary technology will be a totally bezel free screen that extends to both sides and the ability to feel physical feedback on what you see on the screen, Senseg technology, so what you see as water on the screen translates to feeling a surface that feels like water. This technology was shown way back in 2011 and was rumoured for the IPad last year. As always, could very well be wrong here!

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:30 1

21. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Funny you say this...I was about to post about this:

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/237524-pop-up-button-tech-using-microfluidics-might-touchscreen-keyboard-future.html

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 17:54

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


When the original Motorola Droid came out, it was the most amazing phone I ever had. I replaced my iPhone 3G with it and never looked back. I loved the display, I loved android, and I loved having a slide out keyboard. The design was awesome and solid and I miss it like crazy.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 08:25

41. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


now don make me cry

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:08

19. becauseiamawsome (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


should i expect pie?

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:22 2

20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I loving everything that's being mentioned in the article despite that none of it was truly gamechanging.

One thing I'll like to see soon.... holograms... we've been dreaming about technology like that for the longest time. Google could make it happen.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 20:06

25. BadAssAbe (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I cant belive noone is commentaing about about the manufacturer UI being a skin and thus allowing all phones faster updates or better, removing the carriers form updates in general and having a PC style of updates.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 20:08 2

26. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am at a complete loss as to why some company that is in need of sales doesn't just kick it's UI to the curb and just release a range of devices that have top end hardware for its individual price point and release them with stock Android. Who says only the Nexus line is allowed to run pure Green Robot?

I love me some Live Tiles, but I really am not married to WP. So here is my shortlist for future devices:

1) Nokia running the next major update of WP. If that disappoints, then:
2) Motorola running as close to pure Android as they can get.
3) The next Nexus, depending on specs.
4) Samsung.
5) Sony.

Put this bad, bad Motorola on the market with pure Android?? Will be very, very hard not to walk away from WP. MS and Nokia would have to truly wow me.

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