Will the Moto X launch right after Thursday's announcement?
0. phoneArena 28 Jul 2013, 09:50 posted on
Founder of Android and Me, Taylor Wimberly has been posting a steady stream of rumors on his Google+ feed about the upcoming Motorola Moto X. He has posted with confidence about the possibility of various material options for the backplate as well as the overall design of the device including Moto Magic Glass. Today, Taylor isn't so confident in his info, and neither are we...
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1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 5935; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Everything said about the X has been nothing but rumor and speculation. Unless there's something concrete, I don't see it releasing anytime soon.
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
And you're a blind simpleton fool. Motorola conference is this Thursday so just wait so we can hear what they have too show the long awaited X PHONE for full specs.
10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 5935; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Don't get your panties in a bunch. They said the same thing at another Motorola event and it got shot down.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
There was a press conference in July that was suspected to announce the Moto X but turned out to be fake, yes. But this time, Motorola sent invites that actually said "Meet Moto X" on them with the date August 1st.
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not everything. We know it's going to be announced August 1st, it's going to have an OLED based 720p display, it will have a dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (possibly in Motorola's own X8 configuration with 2 additional cores dedicated to certain tasks), and it's almost certain that you'll be able to customize the color (and maybe material) of the back plate, side trim, and front panel of the device independently.
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"(possibly in Motorola's own X8 configuration with 2 additional cores dedicated to certain tasks)"
Isn't this (the 2 additional cores) what differentiates the X8 from the S4 Pro? I thought the Moto X was confirmed to have the X8 SoC?
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It is, without those 2 extra cores it's just an S4 Pro, that's what I was saying. All we've seen from benchmarks is a dual core processor with Adreno 320 for the GPU, which is the S4 Pro, but that doesn't confirm whether it's the X8 SoC because the benchmarks don't recognize the other 2 cores. That's why I'm hoping it is the X8, but we'll have to wait until the official announcement to be sure.
13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I don't think its an S4 pro. The new Nexus 7, while thought to be a quad-core S4 pro, was actually basically an underclocked S600 -- it could explain why the Moto X and new Nexus 7 could score noticeably better. Software optimizations can help performance certainly, but the leaked scores were a bit of a stretch.
14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's what I was confused about with the benchmark scores. Benchmarks placed it among the quad core Snapdragon 600's, and this is supposed to be a dual core S4 Pro? I mean, the benchmarks only recognized 2 cores and Adreno 320 as the graphics, that's consistent, but it shouldn't score so high. Not even software optimizations can stretch it that far.
That's why I first thought that maybe Motorola put something in the software that makes benchmarks think it's not what it actually is, to keep the specs from being leaked out I guess. I don't know what else it could be though.
I remember you saying on a previous article of the Moto X that it might be a dual core variant of the Snapdragon 600, but I don't think Krait 300 is such an improvement over Krait 200 in the S4 Pro that it would boost benchmarks to the point where it's as powerful as the quad core variants, even when paired with major software optimization.
4. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
FCC Filings are not rumor and speculation, they're a matter of public record and in black and white.
7. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
And when the Moto X launches successfully in a few weeks, then what will you squawk about?
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Ummm. If you want 'facts', don't waste your time on sites that aren't published by the respective manufacturers. The whole attraction of the non-manufacturer sites is the speculation. Some sites are more accurate than others, which gets them greater following compared to the sites that always miss the target.
17. Daftama (Posts: 591; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Can u name a few sites that r better.. I for one could careless what this site says just fun to read comments better than the story lol
15. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2591; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I've said this to you before, ANY information about ANY phone that comes before the official announcement is rumor and speculation. I thought that was understood by all, but you continue to be surprised by this. Try and take it to heart this time.
I find it funny that you have no problem speculating on the rumors that come out for any Apple products, as if those leaks are somewhat more credible simply because they are for an Apple device. If anything, those leaks should be met with more skepticism due to Apple's iron fisted secrecy regarding upcoming products.
19. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
But Apple has never announced a device and then cancelled it. See, there was that one time that Motorola announced the Droid Bionic at CES '11 and then cancelled the phone. And then there was that other time that Motorola announced the Droid Bionic at CES '11, and then they cancelled the phone. And don't even get me started on the Droid Bionic. What a fiasco that turned out to be. Almost as bad as the Droid Bionic. So what we've seen is a persistent pattern of announcement and cancellation on the part of Motorola. Why should we expect the Moto X to be any different from those other 1 phones?
20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2591; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Myx.........? Oh I see what you did there.
21. maxx013us (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)
Get your facts straight ... Droid Bionic was not cancelled but delayed by 4 months. Instead of launching in April 2011 it was eventually launched in Aug 2011.
22. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
No, the Bionic (codename Etna) displayed at CES 11 was out and out cancelled and the name was reassigned to a different phone (codename Targa). You don't delay a phone for half a year and then change the SoC and body entirely. That thing was dead. Only the name carried on. But that's ancient history to everyone except Mxy.
5. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Didn't Dennis Woodside mention something along the lines of the phone arriving late summer? I'd imagine that would mean closer to the end of August. That would give Motorola some time to build enough supply of the phone to distribute to the carriers and other sellers that should meet consumer demand.
6. GTR722 (Posts: 252; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
I hope the phone cost less than 300$ unlocked and that you can pick one in amazon
16. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Is there anyone can suggest which video player is compatible with 4.3jb for gnexus? Even mx player is not compatible with it, that's the one flaw of nexus, there's no native video player and lack of video codec.