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Motorola X8 system detailed: 'secret sauce' are not ARM cores

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:41

The Motorola Moto X is finally officially getting unveiled tomorrow, but details about its bread and butter, the under-the-hood X8 system that powers its unique functions…

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:44 14

2. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

"we invented mobile" that gave me goose bumps xD

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:56 2

20. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Gave me chills when I stopped to think how many companies could have purchased Motorola before Google had the chance.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:26 2

24. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I like the idea of a US company owning Motorola. The only other company I could have accepted taking over Motorola is Qualcomm.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 16:11 1

30. lyndon420 (Posts: 4956; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

The best company bought them and that's all that matters.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 02:20

36. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:52

4. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

I'm wanting a good unlocked phone, so I'm hoping the Moto X is worth all the hype. I'm just hoping the 2,200 battery is good enough for the "always listening" operation.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:20 2

8. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

motorola brand is getting less and less...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:23 6

9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

hmm..if they deliver it will be a heel of an interesting device. At last, a fresh approach to a cpu usage. End of how-many-cores-can-I-put-in race and focussing on real life efficiency.
Let's get the show on the road Moto!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:49

10. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)

suppose the natural language processor which handle touch interaction will get rid of android fundamental lagginess & touch screen unresponsiveness?

if its true, then it will be a huge step forward for any android devices.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:26

23. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

"if its true, then it will be a huge step forward for any android devices"

If it had a dedicated CPU for the screen then that would be a step above every other smartphone not just android..

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 15:37

29. tedkord (Posts: 13863; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Gingerbread for rid of that.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:53

11. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

One more day...and we'll see how well x8 performs...like the idea of adding low power cores to free cpu...still can't understand why motorola say quad core GPU...while qualcomm never specified adreno 320 with number of cores!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:12

13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Quad core? Every other website I seen says it's a dual core running at 1.7ghz, a quad core gpu, running at 400 mhz, a signal core language processor, and a signal core contextual processor.
2 + 4 + 1 + 1 = 8.....hints X8. You guys sure it's a quad core processor in it?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:31 3

15. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

It's a typo on PA's part. There's now an X8 page at motorola.com that clearly states it is a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro dual core CPU with an Adreno 320 quad core GPU.

It's that Adreno 320 that has me not really caring that it's "only" a dual-core CPU.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:49 3

19. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Ya at least its got that instead of Adreno 225. Maybe this phone will finally prove that phone hardware is good enough that synthetic benchmarks do not judge performance.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:35 5

16. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

"We invented mobile"... In these days, this kind of phrase probably would be a marketing phrase, but in this case, that is absolutely true...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:05 2

21. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Motorola was once a major player in the microprocessing design and manufacturing.
They indeed have the know-how, and this here finally shows a bit of that

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:45 1

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Hopefully this ends the whole 8 core power house battle these manufacturer have been going along with. Instead of more cores for power, it's more cores for efficiency, which is the way it should be at this point. Good job Moto, you really did invent mobile.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 14:39

28. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

If you want a powerful device you don't buy a phone you get a Desktop. The desktop will outperform it by a crap ton in every possible way except power consumption and size.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 14:32

27. amancarlos (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 May 2012)

very interesting and intelligent answer to battery consumption. I for one, am surprised that how did no one yet answer this riddle of battery efficiency.

1 core (contextual computing core) keeps running and switches on the other cores only when it is needed. hence keeping the power down.

although it remains to be seen how this would perform in real life, where the users keep switching on the phone 50 times a day, and hence failing this extensive effort.

lets see.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 16:27

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

They are missing what made the RAZR series so popular. Sexy looks with good enough performance. They should follow the Apple and HTC superficial route instead.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 17:01 1

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

What I'm interested in seeing is the battery life. I could care less bout playing games on a phone.

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