The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release ThreadGeneral


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  1. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    Unless it's MHL 2.0, then it's like $40

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  2. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Well-Known Member

    Ah MHL will work too.. just need something to connect to my App Radio.. has to be able to get root too.. but it is too bad it is only a 16 GB internal.. 32 would be fine, I could manage with that.. I wish there was more info on the Ultra MAXX..
  3. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    They just had the event for the Ultras

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  4. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Well-Known Member

    did they announce a release date for the Ultra/Ultra Maxx?
  5. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Pre order starts now at droiddoes dot com and available August 20th. Free 6 months of Google Play Music if you get it between now and September 30th.
  6. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Well-Known Member

    Thanks.. apparently their website is not up to date or it has not filtered down to me yet

    I think I would get the MAXX just due to Battery life
  7. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  9. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Translation needed on the video...is the side slot just for the SIM or does anyone suppose it's for added storage too? I'm hoping the latter but think probably not.
  10. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Well-Known Member Contributor

    I watch that vid everytime a new leak came out going that is my next phone that is what I want and it will be mine.
  11. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Concerned about the wireless charging. Not that I care about the new droids, but I'm betting they are sharing a lot of hardware and software with a different shell and screen size. The Droid Mini and Maxx get wireless charging, but the ultra doesn't.

    Maxx battery = 3500
    Ultra battery = 2130


    X battery = 2200


    Could I bother one of you twitter users to ask evleaks about the X and wireless (qi) charging?
  12. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I've never noticed him answer anything.
  13. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    So the Moto X might just have the x8 processor which would be pretty nice.

    But for some reason I am really unsure about Verizon releasing the X now with it being so close to the mini and ultra. Even if they do I don't think it will be priced right on Verizon.
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    What x8 processor??
  15. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    The is the processor in the Ultras.

    "Motorola X8 mobile computing system"
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  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I hereby award Motorola the...

    [​IMG]

    The dual core GNex has more than 5 cores using those metrics, and last year's Snapdragon S4 has at least 7.

    Motorola X8 == dual core processor plus marketing.

    The extra GPUs sound nice. For gamers.

    Remember, despite what the blogosphere says, GPUs are not used for the UI in a lot of the typical Android configurations.

    PS - the Motorola X8 might even have 10 processors and marketing got shy, decided to unleash that one later. Yeah.
  18. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    It's all semantics.

    It makes sense to structure things that way though. 2 cores for the apps/system. 4 gpu cores. 1 (slower) core to keep track of all the sensors (GPS calculations and wifi too?). 1 core for the voice recognition. I'm curious if the sensor core handles some mic duties and passes the audio to the voice recognition core or if the voice core is always on too.

    In reality it is a 2 core system because only the main 2 cores are general purpose (as much as ARM architecture is general purpose). The two new cores are going to be very specialized and probably very low power.
  19. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

  20. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    With the logic that Motorola's using, NVIDIA should start marketing the Tegra 4 as a 77 core chip :banghead:
  21. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    EarlyMon,

    I'm not as well acquainted with GPUs as I was years ago, but the GPUs are (most likely) also used for video decoding. Tile based renderering might be used as well so each gpu would get a section of screen it was responsible for (so they could be clocked lower and do the same work at less power). All just conjecture on my part though.
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  22. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. I am just aching to know the good/bad news though. ;)
  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Sorry - can you get your money back?

    It's architecture-dependent.

    The OMAP 4 in the GNex for example was nothing to write home about on GPU/gaming. Pretty good, not knocking it, but not setting the world on fire.

    That had a separate core (within the main SoC (system on (a) chip) "processor") specifically set aside for multimedia - video playback.

    The Snapdragon S4 has a separate core for image/grid computing - specifically called out for the UI use.
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  24. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I am curious as to which of these devices they're making gsm versions of. Last year, they made the Razr I as the gsm version of the M, and an exact gsm copy of the Razr HD, but no HD Maxx.
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