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  1. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Guest

    Hopefully 4.3 will introduce the sleep notification, or the always listening function

  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Whats the "sleep notification" man?
  3. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    I think what that means is this:
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  4. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    So Droid-life sends out a tweet asking if you would be disappointed if the custom stuff was exclusive to AT&T. Either they are just asking or they are hearing something?

    Would you care?
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    surely any exclusive features would be easily port-able to other carrier versions? wont all the Xs have the same hardware?
  6. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    He also said it might just be white and black for Verizon.

    I personally liked the white one Eric had so I would probably just go with that. But exclusives like this don't do the customers any good so im against it.

    Maybe this is for in store only because if Motorola sold the x on their site I would think you would have options.

    They would have their ads saying personalize like never before if it was just for one carrier.
  7. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    I wouldn't be disappointed, I liked the white one, sexy.
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Have you heard the one about the dogs? :D

    Anyway, for rooters, there's just about no such thing as exclusive software. Some. Not lots.

    For covers, I doubt it's true.
  9. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen that rumor at all. Everything i've seen points to typical device pricing. Meaning 199ish on contract and probably 499-599 off contract. Also Apple has for years used lower spec hardware yet achieved a smooth user experience, reason is because the foundation OS is very optimized and smooth. We all know that Android OS isn't there yet, even in it's vanilla form. So no matter what kind of cool User Experience features you put on top of it, the underlying issue of the Android OS at it's heart not being as optimized as it needs to be will still screw things up. You can't polish a turd. With the exception of the camera software. We all know stock Android Camera software sucks. Companies like Sammy and HTC actually have some good camera apps, but the lag that you see even in those apps is because of the underlying Android that it's running on.

    I couldn't care less about that. Honestly if i were to buy one i would just stick with one of the in store colors anyways.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The 299 price rumor was prevalent for a while.


    I don't think that the blogosphere reads as much as regurgitates.

    My earlier post linked the WSJ article everyone is supposedly quoting.

    Problem is, the WSJ never made those price claims.

    They simply said it was a new top end phone that ought be compared - as a device - to the iPhone or the Samsung.

    In a separate sentence, they stated what the prices of those phones were in US dollars, 199/contract, 599/off.

    And the article came from WSJ India.

    And I think that it was presented as investor news. Not 100% sure, but it's the WSJ.

    I've yet to find the inside info /price leak on the WSJ web that the blogosphere claims to exist.

    I have seen a lot of nonsense about how expensive the phone will be to build here and even further nonsense that it won't be built here, just assembled.

    Once upon a time, the Android blogosphere was silly in that every new phone was met with, if I may anthropomorphize, "Hey everyone, look who's here! :)"

    Now it's silly like this - "Well, look at Mr. New Phone. Who does he think he is? :mad:"

    I'm sure that they may feel justified, smarter and high and mighty.

    I'm also sure that there's a name for that behavior.

    Moto X price? Anyone's opinion is as good or better than mine.

    But subsidized phone, WSJ and a whole lot more are not supported by any evidence that I can find.
  11. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    Samsung S4 Lines Up iPhone 5S And Moto X For Price War - Forbes

    The speculation continues, this was on Forbes on Friday last week. So we'll see. With iPhone 5S looming and the success of the SGS4, it only makes sense that if they use mid-range hardware, they are going for the lower price. No matter how cool the software is, selling it comparable to other flagship phones.
  12. 2prevail

    2prevail Well-Known Member

    In my opinion I think US $300 off contract sounds pretty fair. If Google Motorola can create a not to scary price ($599...yikes) then those sales should be fairly high (also considering that they actually use the rumored $500 million on advertising). As far as customization goes I can almost guarentee that is an online ordering type of thing. I would like to buy the moto x because I feel like it is a new chapter for Motorola and google, but... if Google approaches the build to this phone like they did the nexus 4 (because they poked their head in every now and then) I just can buy it. I would like to see SIM card support, MicroSD card support, and a removable back cover (it can only add to customization like switching between different color backs...). Meet those requirements, especially SD card support and you have yourself a customer. Also in case nobody mentioned anything, the home, back, and recents panel buttons will all be a part of the OS like on the galaxy nexus and nexus 4.
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    I read a few rumours that its gona be around
  14. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

  15. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    You might want to sit a little further back in your seat. It's only the middle of July :p :D
  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    This is all relatively tame compared to how the pre-release thread for the Gnex went. What a rowdy time that was, eh?
  17. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    July 23rd Verizon event. Should be for the Droid phones. At least those will be out of the way. I've been waiting on those and the X.
  18. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    So many phones... so little money :p

    I only need to upgrade once every 2 years. Heck, it takes me a year to figure the phone out, get the thing rooted, ROMmed and set up just the way I want it. No doubt VZW will make my decision-making easy by NOT carrying a lot of the phones I want :mad:

  19. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    So considering the Moto X is assembled in the USA, I bet if you called up Ben Bernanke and asked if he could send a few hundred of the QE money, and pointed out it would be stimulating the country, I'm sure he'd do it... There, no more money issues.
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  20. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I would respond by saying something about applying for federal research grants while the money's obviously there for it, but we're getting into P&CA and I really don't want to delete my own posts and give myself infraction points :D :D :D
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  21. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    What actually is an "infraction point"?? Can a mod give me one please just so i have one?
    I see it kinda like a scar... a man should have at least one good scar :D
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Infraction points can accumulate until you lose posting privileges.

    Learn to live with disappointment.

    I checked the bucket and none had your name on 'em.
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  23. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    On the other hand i have plenty of scars if you want some.
  24. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    We're keeping score? Can I check my own infraction points? lol
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ok, need y'all to look over here -
    Forget all about infraction points...


    Think about the Moto X...
    Thanks! :)
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