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)
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What are the specs
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:20 PM 1
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NOT ANOTHER 1 (ONE) in the name of phone! URGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh CAN COMPANIES GET OVER WITH THIS 1(ONE) BRANDING!
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 1:39 AM 11
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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.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 12:28 PM 0
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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).
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 2:13 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:20 PM 6
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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.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:31 PM 4
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can u give it to me your moto x if you dont want it..thx
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 9:41 AM 0
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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
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 10:36 AM 1
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posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:24 PM 3
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Moro x was a success sales wise and performance
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:46 PM 15
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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.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 11:00 AM 5
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Oh...how 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.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 10:48 PM 15
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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.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 2:19 AM 2
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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. http://www.androidcentral.com/
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.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 3:29 PM 1
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Come on man what has happened to naming schemes of smartphones. Lg g2, z1,z2, m8, oneplus one and now this moto x+1.
posted on Apr 05, 2014, 11:02 PM 1
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