Original Motorola Moto X to get all features from the second generation model that are not hardware related

Original Motorola Moto X to get all features from the second generation model that are not hardware related
Motorola software engineer Luciano Carvalho confirmed on his Google+ page that the OG Motorola Moto X will have all of the features of the second gen model that are not dependent on hardware. This excludes the Best Photo feature from the phone and gallery, which depends on the new camera found on the second generation Moto X. Also excluded are a couple of features that rely on the new IR sensors.

The OG Motorola Moto X will receive the new Moto Voice features which will give users the ability to change the phrase that starts voice control. Some suggestions offered by Motorola include, "Ok Moto X," "Listen up, Moto X," and "Hello There Moto X". You might even try a well worn phrase like "Watcha talkin' about, Moto?"

After you decide what phrase you will use, look for the Moto app among your list of installed apps. Open it, click on voice, and follow the directions. Before you know it, you'll have your OG Moto X trained to open voice control with your own catchphrase.

One last note. Carvalho said on his Google+ page that Motorola has been conducting regional soak tests of Android 5.0.2. As he put it, "That's a limited soak test roll out for some of our products in different regions of the world. The update will be pushed to a wider audience if no critical showstoppers are found by users who already received it."

source: +LucianoCarvalho via AndroidGuys

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you ask me the Moto X 2014 is what last years model should have been.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, no one asks you anything about Motorola products because you have a biased against them. Also, the 2014 Moto X overall benchmarks beat all other Android flagship devices that came out in 2014 with the exception of the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo, which were also both made by Motorola. So yeah, I would say that what I said proves you know nothing about what you say, but it's been said time and time again and you still spew your anti Motorola nonsense so that just means you're just a troll talking trash.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't talk negative about it.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Then tell me how you think that the phone should have been released a year prior when it beats out all of this years phones?

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Benchmarks don't prove s thing, the battery of Moto X's is underwhelming so I will stick to my S5

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Which is a shame since the first one had a better battery

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The original had a smaller battery... seriously, is everything you type absolute nonsense?

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think the current Camaro should've been available in 1969, is that wrong? ;-)

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Now you're being ignorant.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually now I'm being you, but same thing.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not even close to what I was saying.


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Having owned both models, I can tell you that you are wrong. Shocking, I know.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The battery is underwhelming, but it still lasts a full day with average use. And I do agree with you that benchmarks don't mean everything, especially when companies like Samsung have been caught red handed cheating them. I think things like user interface go a long way, as does customization of the handset, and the functionality of the supplemental software goes a long way and I think Motorola is tops in those departments with its vanilla Android OS, active display, touchless controls, quick launch camera with the twist of your wrist, Moto Assist, infrared sensors, gestures to silence the device... Motorola's Moto X is just a smarter smartphone compared to others.

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

He's got a point, 2013 model was too low speced for the price and some of the features were half baked. 2014 is competitive with similar phones and actually cheaper than some despite the customization options.

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It may have been low spec'd, but it still ran with it's competition at the time, which says something. As far as the features, anything like that will need time to mature and be polished. Nothing like that works flawlessly out of the gate. The reason I believe for the lower battery life issues, is that for the faster processor and larger screen, they didn't upgrade the battery enough. If they would've simply made the 2014 X similar to the 2013 (same size screen, but upgrade the resolution to 1080 and upgrade the processor, with a modest battery capacity increase) they would've seen performance and battery life similar to the 2013 model.


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

While the specs could've been better, at the time the pricing was appropriate and the OG Moto X is still one of the best experiences I've had with a phone. Funny story, I won the original for a sales contest a couple years ago and just won the new X for...a sales contest.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

So what you're saying is that the original Moto X should have had a Snap 801 in it, a processor that wasn't even available at the time. The level of idiocy you show is absolutely astounding. Just when I think you can't sound any more dumb, you prove me wrong.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No what I am saying is that the new Moto X is what the old Moto X should have been - a flagship phone with flagship specs not midrange specs with a flagship price. Surely even you can comprehend that I assume.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

But, according to you, the Moto X 2014 has the same shortcomings as its predecessor. posted on10 Sep 2014, 08:47ReportReply 22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4423; Member since: 21 Apr 2012) There's far too many shortcomings and consistently minor things that says otherwise. Motorola is taking too many liberties here where it appears they didn't learn from the first X. Your statements are sounding very inconsistent. Which one is it?

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently you aren't understanding the point. Go figure.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say that here.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

So you're denying that you ever said that? I guess I just made that up myself then. Don't go check the Moto X 2014 review, folks. You won't find that comment there. CAUGHT.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Keyword HERE. Lol learn to read next time. I said I didn't say that comment here, as in this article.

40. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Read comment 3 again. "you still spew your anti Motorola nonsense". It's the only reason why you even click on Motorola links. 9 times out of 10 we can go to one of their links and you'll have posted negative things about their devices. You obviously have no interest in their products so what's the point other than to instigate an argument?

41. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're such a joke. Sniggly owns you on these forums. VZWUser76 owns you. MeanestGenius owns you. BobbyDigital owns you. It's just getting embarrassing for you now. Time to quit.

42. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well to be fair, I own everybody on these forums. :D

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's a given, but, touche, Sniggly.

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

See, g2a knows what's going on!

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you remove your head from your bottom you'll see the reality

47. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Come on, you're not going to even attempt a witty comeback?

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