Motorola Moto X + 1 is “coming soon”

Motorola Moto X + 1 is “coming soon”
The Motorola Moto X is barely eight months old in the United States, some countries just started selling the device, and we are already catching wind of a successor of sorts, the Moto X+1.

Just like a lot of brand new leaks about upcoming devices, we do not know a whole lot about what is in the works here. Motorola is in the process of being divested by Google and acquired by Lenovo.

The Moto X+1 obviously began its development under the current line of management, so it is not likely the Lenovo will do anything to upset the project timeline for this particular rollout. Lenovo will definitely be interested in bringing some scale to the Moto X+1 however, since the global distribution of the Moto X was not what folks would call smooth.

The Moto X brought to bear a new angle of user experience for Android powered devices. The hardware was not what anyone would call leading edge, but the performance was smooth, and the touchless controls are still unique to the segment.

The other cool feature Motorola brought to the table was Moto Maker, the ability to build a device to your liking, with custom back panel, color combination and even a special message on the splash screen when you turn the device on. Another piece of the winning combination was the fact that the Moto X is running a near stock Android experience, which has allowed for very fast OS updates thus far.

Where might the Moto X+1 make improvements? Well we could broach that question from several angles (specs), but that may also defeat what the Moto X was able to accomplish, deliver high-performance with stable hardware at a not-so-expensive price. It would serve Motorola and Lenovo well to not break what is not broken, but perhaps expand on what works.

Seeing Moto Maker offerings outside the US would be a good place to start, and perhaps some tweaks to the Moto X’s video capture quality would be in order. We suspect, however, that the “+1” is going to involve a lot more with touchless controls and the active display functionality. As we know more, you will know more.

source: @evleaks (Twitter)



1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

What are the specs

29. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

NOT ANOTHER 1 (ONE) in the name of phone! URGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CAN COMPANIES GET OVER WITH THIS 1(ONE) BRANDING!

59. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have yet to see another phone like the moto x that has true touch less controls. Supports NFC or Bluetooth login and configuration (moto skip). No one has the active notifications like the moto x. Moto assist is awesome. What kills me is the moto x is just a tiny bit bigger then the iPhone 5s, but has a 4.7" HD amoled display. If Motorola makes another moto x with a FHD amoled display with a new snapdragon 801/805 or 64 bit processor. Then Motorola has another customer.

60. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Just imagine if motorola ever came out with a moto box....a person could have moto x box 360

70. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I dunno but the Moto X was already pretty good overall, the main disappointments were lack of micro sd and only an okay camera. Improve these, as well as the other necessary hardware improvements over a model that came out last year, and it will be a winner. Also would really like to see it continue to be made locally instead of a bunch of china crap, even if they take away the Moto Maker part of it (Hope they dont).

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tried a Moto X for two days and switched back to my Note 3. The phone wasn't for me. We'll see how the new Moto turns out.

5. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I actually loved the phone. I decided to cheat on Apple for a few months (I initially intended to cheat on it until the new iPhone was released) and went to nokia 928 for verizon, then the moto x. The moto x features were really damn good. The biggest positive was the antenna they used for cellular signals, it would get LTE down in my basement, where the 928 and the iphone would struggle. It's been proven on a few sources that the moto x retains a signal much better than any other phone. BUT I started really disliking the camera (or relatively lack thereof) seeing as it was a 10 megapixel camera, I figured it would take great pics, but boy was I wrong. The pictures were grainy (and it was only a 720p screen as is!) and in low-light conditions, it was useless. The nokia btw, had absolutely great camera, but there was a LOT that I started to miss from the iPhone like notifications, apps, view (I didn't really take a liking to the overall view of the interface). From Moto X I went onto LG G2 and it was pretty good but also was lacking a few things I missed from iPhone so within 2 weeks I went back to iPhone. If they fix the camera on the new moto x and get a better resolution screen with other improvements, I would jump on that train. But then again, I'm also craving the Lumia 930 with windows 8.1 (heard so much good about it!) and the iPhone 6 when it comes out.

17. SleepingOz unregistered

Moto X isn't for poweruser like us.

47. ihatedc

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

can u give it to me your moto x if you dont want it..thx

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Returned it to Moto and got my full refund back. It was a black and red body with the patterned body.

52. ihatedc

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

ahh..hehe im just hoping to have that 1..iwant to have a hd screen andriod phone..but i dont have money to buy hehe if i start to earn money for that i think after 1 year i can buy that because of a little salary here in philippines...hehe just sharing..thx

75. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Not a single phone is for you if its not a Samsung

3. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Used Moto G ,fabulous mobile at this price,,,, really waiting for this one,,this will be my next ,,,Moto your days wiil be back ,,just keep wowing ,,,keep going

4. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Another fail

6. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Moro x was a success sales wise and performance

30. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

How is a phone that did not reach near a million in sales a success? It's not even a popular device only tech geeks know about it. Is to the point where they are going to discontinue the phone soon!

56. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Actually plenty of people know about the Moto X who aren't tech geeks. My girlfriend is very much a non-tech geek and she saw the commercial for the Moto X and fell in love. The problem with the X was it's launch, being primarily a US launch, it's initial launch having only AT&T MotoMaker, etc. If you fix the launch bugs, it pushes way higher in sales.

39. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

With all the discounts sales bound to go up.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013 do you know? Because it's a Motorola? Motorola phone is clearly not for you, it's for those who want simple with useful features, not complicated with gimmicky features.

32. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

The phone specs are ok and moto wanted to sell it as a high end device. Is no where near the top phones, cant even compete with nexus 5

33. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The Moto X is not meant to compete with those top notch phones with bleeding edge specs, the Moto X is meant to be a simple phone for those who want simple and useful features. Not sure about the Moto X+1 though.

41. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Moto X price was high enough that it should be close spec-wise. Screen Resolution though, 720P is enough. I'll get a Moto X +1 or +2 or whatever the name will be when they switch to 64bit most likely unless I get a lumia.

62. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the specs are sufficient for the experience in which Motorola envisioned the Moto X to have which Motorola is really on to something with in this age of the stagnant mindset that bigger plus more equals better. the smartphone market is one of the largest most competitive markets in the world. someone needs to step out with something different in a good and meaningful way and judging from the acclaim this phone has received by people that have actually experienced it most notably critics that's just what Motorola has done. there's been plenty of "ultimately i went back to the Moto X" articles by very good critics. most of these articles are about people that went to the Nexus 5 which funnily you mentioned being that it and the Moto X are very similar devices aside from the difference in the overall experience which i've talked about time and time again. the proof speaks for itself. even our own Michael, one of the best writers on this very site is an advocate for the Moto X and what it stands for.

8. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Let's see what's this brings to the table...

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hopefully they can improve specs, such as screen resolution, and still keep that affordable price.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Let's hope that this will come quickly, looking forward to what Lenovorola will bring to the table together.

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013


12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Come on man what has happened to naming schemes of smartphones. Lg g2, z1,z2, m8, oneplus one and now this moto x+1.

51. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Hell yes ,,we will now have (X+1)2,(x+2+1),X^2^3^4,(x^3+ x^4),(1+1),(1+1+1),,, Mathematics is mother of all

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Come on man what has happened to naming schemes of smartphones. Lg g2, z1,z2, m8, oneplus one and now this moto x+1.

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