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Expect official word about the Motorola Moto X on July 11th

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Expect official word about the Motorola Moto X on July 11th
There has been a ton of speculation around the Motorola Moto X for quite a while now. We've tried our best to bring you only information that has been confirmed by someone close to the project, and we're hoping that diligence has led to a more accurate view of the upcoming device. We've asserted for months that it would not be a spec-busting device, but it looks like we should expect official confirmation on July 11th.

When the first ad for the Moto X leaked, an observant reader noted that the people jumping into the lake looked to be in the shape of an X and an I, and went on to posit that this might be pointing towards July 11th as an important date, because XI is the roman numeral for 11. It sounds like that might be a pretty accurate guess, because Leo Laporte has said that he was invited by new Motorola employee Guy Kawasaki to an event at Motorola on July 10th and 11th. 

It was not made clear what the event would be about, but Kawasaki apparently made it clear that it was an event for select tech journalists, and that it was going to be something quite important. It's possible that the event will also include word on the Motorola DROID RAZR Ultra devices that we have been expecting, but it seems more likely that Motorola would want to keep the day for the Moto X alone.

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posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:29 1

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Great looking forward to it!

Hope it won't be a big let down if Moto relays on back-peddling specs...?

S800, A15 Cortex
3Gb Ram
3500 Mah battery
Dragon trail glass
Aluminium, Stainless-Steel, Carbon-Fiber, Kevalar

We await....

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:45 24

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

As we have said many many times, the device will most likely be a Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, ~3300-4000MmAh battery, and 720p display (maybe sapphire glass.)

If you expect more than that, you're probably setting yourself up to be disappointed. Learn to manage your expectations. It'll make you happier.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:05 1

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Michael we still don't no yet.

It could be a big surprise by Moto.

We can still keep the hopes.

This time Moto should lead, and others to follow them.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 00:01

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

if you're holding out hopes for a surprise let it be for the Ultra. it'll probably be Motorola's higher end subsidized phone promised to Verizon. i'm pretty sure we have a solid basis to go on for the Moto X and it's not that it'll be a Super Spec'd device but a great value instead.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 02:02

17. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

sir,why do u reply yo a troll?he is never ever satisfied with wat is given.
u can check back any articles,same copy paste comments

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 04:45

18. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

That's what I'm telling people too; expect disappointment. This phone will be a midranger by today's standards. Motorola is trying to push external customizability like colors and engravings. The next razor's sound more interesting from a hardware point but I'm expecting disappointment there too.
Don't get me wrong; I want them to come out swinging but their months behind the competition and when they catch up it's too late.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 05:43 4

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

If you think that a Snapdragon S4 Pro, which powers the Optimus G and Droid DNA and kicked the s**t out of the quad core Galaxy S3 in benchmarks, is disappointing, then you're smoking something really good.

Here's the skinny: people really, and I mean really, don't give a fu-ck even if it's flying at Mach 5 when it comes to specs. If people were all about the edgiest processor possible all the time, no one would buy the iPhone.

What people care about is whether the phone works well and fills their needs. An S4 Pro with 2 gigs of RAM is more than enough to run Android and just about anything available for it, especially without a heavy OEM skin. I don't even go over clock speed or processor cores anymore with customers unless they're super tech geeky about it like I am. What I mainly go for with Android phones vs. the iPhone are screen size and clarity, convenience of features, and the flexibility of the operating system and hardware. Processing power rarely comes into it, unless I want to make a point about how far along the hardware has come on phones running Android. This usually comes up if someone is worried that a Galaxy S4 or Optimus G will run exactly like the fu-cking Backflip or Instinct.

At this point, my Atrix 4G runs Jelly Bean 4.2.2 smoothly with virtually no lag, on the original goddamn Tegra 2. This is even with custom launchers and themes, which by all rights should slow it down. I'm also pretty sure that if I rooted my Galaxy Note and ripped Touchwiz off of it, it would run a lot better too.

People originally cared about processors on Android because faster processors eliminated more lag, which, admittedly, was an issue on the original versions of Android. Specs became a big deal because they were so crappy compared to what we have now.

Just in terms of clock speed, the Galaxy S4 has 12 GODDAMN TIMES the processing power of the original Motorola Droid, and 18 times the storage space (and I'm only counting available storage on the S4).

Remember when my Droid X hit 1918 on benchmark tests after it got Gingerbread? You probably weren't here then.


It was kind of a big deal.

No, I mean really. At the time a score like that was top of the line.

Now, about a year or so ago, Quadrant was updated to support multiple core processors, which nerfed the results of single core phones. Keep this in mind when I tell you that the Galaxy S4 scored a GODDAMN 12,422 on Quadrant. Even keeping the 1918 intact on my formerly top of the line Droid X, that's 6 times the score.

Point that I was making is that Android phones are ridiculously powerful now compared to what they used to be. We've shot way past the point where we needed to be in order to make the phones usable for the average person. Google is smart to understand this.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:57 1

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah, benchmarks and clock frequency are like completely irrelevant now. in fact get that clock frequency down for me some so it can save me some juice. that's what matters now. battery life. it's funny. the scores from our pushed OMAP3's that we were so impressed with not that long ago is a negligible difference between two high end phones nowadays. xD

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 06:02

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Will it cost more?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:43

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Battery is sweet. But why still a 720p display n not a 1080p? Don't Motorola want too keep up with the competition?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:56

7. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

I hope that you're only off with the battery as otherwise the phone will be extremely underwhelming.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:58

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

There are too many high-end devices out there with different features.
All mid-range looks same except HTC One with its stereo speakers, Blinkfeed, Zoe and UP.
Xperia SP has nothing unique, GS4 mini has nothing unique only a sligh upgrade to S3 mini (since it does not have air gestures).

Moto X should be a unique mid-ranger to steal the show!
and we should not forget low end-iPhone

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:12

26. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

I'm sorry but the HTC One is not midrange.....HTC one mini is what you mean....

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 12:27

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

Ya sorry. Typo.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:31

2. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)

If this phone is has a large battery, preferably 3000+ mah which is possible since its Motorola, has all the customization that has leaked out, and has a nicer feel to it than my gs3 than I'm very sorry to all the flag ship phones out there. My galaxy s3 will last 16 hours but on these summer days/weekends when i look at my phone alot, I want the 7 hours of screen time, not 3 and a half. Long battery life with a cool design will lead me to the X instead of the gs4, the one, or whatever else is coming. I would sacrifice a 1080p screen and all the touchwiz gestures for this X phone anyday. That is only if it plans out to be everything we hope for. Just my opinion. Very hopeful

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:37 2

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

Oh, that's very clever, very clever indeed.

I'm going to a trade show on the 11th, which Motorola is supposed to be at. Perhaps I'll get a hands on experience with the Moto X?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:41 3

4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Being a Moto, they are historically well-built. Based on recent comments though, they seem to be making a point of it being well-built. So I'm very eager to see what they show. Although I'm more interested in the droid razor ultra devices

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 22:55

6. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

I said this three days ago.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:01 1

8. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

I must be the observant one.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:12

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

Phonearena usually doesn't attribute names unless requested for the sake of anonymity.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:26

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Sniggly where is your old Avatar....?

I liked that Avatar you had for over 2 years!!

Why change it....?


posted on 05 Jul 2013, 00:53

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

I never had any avatar for two straight years. :P If you're talking about the Iron Giant, that pic is long gone. It was stored on a computer whose hard drive died.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 23:01

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Where is Mxzyptlk....and Kingkuroggi? He should be posting soon!


posted on 05 Jul 2013, 00:02

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

xD present!

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:54

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

and where are Droid bionic lovers? NicolasOliver?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 00:04

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh boy, i'm so excited for this! it's sounding like i may be getting a Moto X instead of an HTC One. how silly was i for thinking the HTC One would come out for Verizon before hearing more about what Motorola is bringing to the table this year.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:42

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Finally we have a date! I just hope the greedy red doesn't get the RAZR EXCLUSIVE again or it will never sell

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 14:47

28. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)

The anticipation is building. I am quite excited about this. Finally a phone targeted for people like me, who want a good phone without being left behind due to price. I will be watching and waiting impatiently for this.

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