The Moto X craze continues: rumors, rumors, rumors!
posted by Chris P. / Jul 03, 2013, 9:52 AM
Now to the (potentially) good stuff – First off, Google+ user Taylor Wimberly (allegedly the founder of the Android and Me blogsite), challenged users to ask him about the Moto X, claiming he has most of the details. Among the more interesting insights he provides are a confirmation that the device will, after all, ship with a 720p panel, although in terms of size he claims he's only sure that it will be in the 4 to 4.9 inch range.
“Price?”, you ask, and the leakster obliges – price range is apparently unknown, but according to him around $299 or less, unlocked. The device should ship with a “close to stock Android” which will receive timely updates and also feature an ““always-on” listening mode and contextual awareness actions. Think Google Now phone actions on steroids”.
The extended scoop includes: a MSM960pro system-on-chip, 2GB RAM and, supposedly, industry-leading battery life. In terms of customization, the phone is said to launch with a choice between metal, plastic, wood and carbon fiber casing.
Didn't get your daily rumor fix? Reddit user motoleaker (original, we know) posted an IAMAA thread on the site's boards claiming he's a Motorola employee (IAM) and can answer almost anything (AA) Motorola related. He claims specs aren't his strong suit, and his knowledge seems sporadic. A quick summary of what he claims to know include:
- We should likely see 2 devices (a possible 1080p phablet flagship and its smaller 720p brother) from Motorola by the year's end and Google phones beginning early 2014
- The customizable casing materials also mean a solid uni-body. Non-removable battery. Only essential ports.
- Up to 32 different colors
- Motorola does not and will not receive special treatment from Google in terms of Android roll-outs
- Google did the design and has “a lot of say in the product.”
Almost all of these align with what we already knew from our source at Motorola, so although this still remains unofficial, we're feeling more confident about the legitimacy of the above claims.
source: Reddit, Taylor Wimberly (G+)
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If the price point is true, this phone shouldn't have any trouble selling. The only thing that the N4 has over this is the timely updates.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 9:56 AM 0
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Available in 32 colors... LOL? Case in wood, metal, plastic or carbon fiber... WAT? :D
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 9:59 AM 9
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Case in Potato?..
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 3:37 PM 1
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In a couple years the phone will be obsolete, so why not a 100% biodegradable potato case? http://inhabitat.com/spudware-cutlery-made-from-potatoes/
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 3:40 PM 2
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All I want is to have a fantastic camera with better low light than Samsung with a max battery.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 10:24 AM 4
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why yu want low light camera over say screen or something if i may ask?
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 11:38 AM 1
I would love to consider this phone but....I'm not going to pay a "flagship price" for a dual core processor and mid range specs. I also refuse to be a guinea pig for software that isn't field tested. I've been following this phone and I've never had anything but a Motorola phone. But if I'm going to pay this price, I deserve to have a phone that directly competes with the HTC One and Galaxy S4.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 4:20 PM 0
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Is "$299 or less, unlocked" a flagship price?
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 6:45 PM 0
Well its just my opinion but I think it is. I just paid $199 for an S4 for my daughter. I love the fact its made in the USA. I would snatch that phone in a second if I could pick the processor, RAM, etc. I just think if I'm paying a premium price it should be for the hardware, not the software.
posted on Jul 04, 2013, 6:04 AM 0
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