Motorola X to launch July 8th for $299?

Motorola X to launch July 8th for $299?
The eagerly awaited Motorola X has been rumored to appear at Google I/O and the latest speculation continues to have the handset getting introduced during Google's developer conference in May. The phone would then launch on July 8th via Verizon for $299 on contract. Similar to the way that the Google Play Store offers the Google Nexus 4 for an off-contract price, the Motorola X will be available from Google. The phone will come with a locked bootloader via Big Red, although you can get it unlocked at a price of $15 a month. If you buy the phone from the Google Play Store, the bootloader will come unlocked.

This could be the first Motorola phone to debut a new Android OS build since the original Motorola DROID launched Android 2.0

This could be the first Motorola phone to debut a new Android OS build since the original Motorola DROID launched Android 2.0

The Motorola X is not a Nexus handset which means that it will contain some bloatware that can be removed once the phone is unlocked, and it is still expected to be available from multiple carriers. Pricing for the Motorola X from other carriers is unknown although we would expect it to be not far from Verizon's price. This is the first Motorola handset to feature input from Google since the latter acquired the OEM in 2011. The device is supposed to offer a 5 inch edge-to-edge screen, like the Motorola DROID RAZR M, and have Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie, pre-installed out of the box.

Keep in mind that this is still speculation, coming from someone who apparently has leaked some Motorola news before. Still, May can't get here fast enough.

source: DroidLife

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100 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

"This could be the first Motorola model to debut a new Android OS build since the original Motorola DROID launched Android 2.0" what about the motorola xoom and honeycomb?

9. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

This is KeyLimePie, this should be much smoother than WP8, cause the framerates on JB are on par with iOS, so I'm thinking will KLP be above 100 FPS, cause WP8 rates are at 90FPS.....?

10. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Frame rates on par luls

22. papss unregistered

So because you say "should" then it must be true.. You would have to go three updates from now to be that smooth

25. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Papss™

28. papss unregistered

Hey I'm just playing your game man

47. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Where's chaoticrazor PAPSS?

51. papss unregistered

I have no idea.. Never met or know him.. I'd rather mess with you.. Far more fun don't you think? I don't get quite as worked up

53. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Yea cool, it's sometimes fun, I agree, true ™®©

31. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

Yes frames rate of jb are 'almost' on par, but still occasional lags are still present way more than what ios has...As much as i want my JB devices to be better than apple's i'm afraid it is still not..yes my android devices are much cooler than ios...but u got to give it to apple when it comes to OS, their UI sucks though

37. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I think or is it the way its been written, Java?

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The quote uses motorola phone not model. Xoom obviously isnt a phone.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Unless the quote got changed...it does say phone. But you are right about the Xoom and Honeycomb.

78. shnibz

Posts: 506; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

It says "Motorola Phone" dude.the xoom isn't a phone

2. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

"The phone will come with a locked bootloader via Big Red, although you can get it unlocked at a price of $15 a month." Uhhhh what? Lmao what a joke if that's true. Watch Google offer it for $300 off contract through the Play Store too haha.

54. theo14461 unregistered

Right, what a joke that Verizon would charge an ongoing $15/month. Greedy Verizon!! What a rip-off company.

74. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No kidding. I mean WTF? 15 dollars a month for the "luxury" of a small bit of code to unlock my phone one time, which then kills my warranty? Then I have to pay 300 dollars and sign my life away for two years? Damn, that's some crap right there. I'm done with big sleezy red. And I'm not even one of those people who gets mad at a company for making money. But seriously? Who in the fonk would buy that? Oh, and then on top of all that, they would be allowed to kick us off our unlimited data.

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

This is very interesting... if the phone is going to be offered on Google Play, does that mean it could be a GSM device also?

4. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ill buy through google. $15 a month for Verizon to unlock it and $300 on contract. No thanks Verizon

57. theo14461 unregistered

No Thanks is Right!! Verizon would do anything to get your money!!

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And once again, if this is true, Verizon seeks to completely f**k up a good thing. I'll buy mine unlocked through Google if it's available that way. Maybe I can talk to the powers that be about getting Best Buy to flip the bird to the carriers and ink a deal to offer the unlocked X. It's been frustrating not being able to offer the Nexus line in store.

55. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

this will be one of those phone where you would say' "should've been a Nexus"

60. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Agree™

86. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Which is why I bought a nexus.

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think it's that huge of a deal Sniggly. Verizon isn't forcing you to use their services.

68. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Wow Mxyzptlk with 2 greens, thumbs up....!™

70. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Mxyzptlk which phones did you own, and use know?

66. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think Google should open Google Play retail stores for the Nexus line when it expands a bit, along with some Motorola devices. I would apply there, it would be nice to work for Google.

81. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh gosh, i would too! i wish i could just get a job at Verizon or T-Mobile or something. i usually have more phone knowledge than like everybody in the stores. i just can't get my foot through the door. T.T

85. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

you dont want to work for Verizon. To be honest working with this company is a pain in the a$s, because its the top rated company, customers feel entitled to any and everything. If you do work for Verizon or any carrier for that fact go for Business to Business, or Tech support. Stay away from the front lines. But then again I dont work for corprate, So stay away from retailers that have bad customer reviews.

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