New Moto X "Pure Edition" to get new LTE band support with update
posted by Michael H. / Sep 30, 2014, 3:21 PM
When the specs were first unveiled, the Moto X "Pure Edition" and AT&T model were said to support LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, and 29, which would be enough to cover a large number of networks around the world. Unfortunately, when the device was actually released, the only LTE bands supported were 2, 4 and 17, which is trouble because LTE bands 3 and 7 alone are huge in Europe and south-east Asia. But, Motorola has announced that it will be pushing out an update that will "enable bands 3, 5, and 7" on the new Moto X.
The news was confirmed by a Motorola employee in the Moto X 2nd Gen discussion on Motorola Forums. It was also noted that while the Pure Edition supports LTE 2 and 4 (both of which are used by T-Mobile), the device will not support band 12, which T-Mobile also uses in some regions. The Motorola employee also confirmed that there will not be a Sprint version of the Moto X, nor will there be a T-Mobile model aside from the Pure Edition.
There is no word yet on when this update will push out.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh
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YES! Thank GOD. So I can fully use it on Cricket.
posted on Sep 30, 2014, 3:29 PM 1
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Are you actually getting the Moto X Pure Edition?
posted on Sep 30, 2014, 4:15 PM 0
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Make Moto X Max version! Because the battery in the Moto X is a shame!
posted on Sep 30, 2014, 6:04 PM 0
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I like the idea and concept of Motorola. But what's holding them back is employing the best screen technology [not last year's S4 1080p AMOLED with poor brightness and color accuracy] and a lousy camera. It doesn't help that the battery life is kind of dirt cheap.
posted on Sep 30, 2014, 8:23 PM 0
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