Last Updated: Aug 24,2013
I think they were referencing what was in the pipeline pre-acquisition.
Sort of, but I think the article made reference to a more recent quote as well. Though that could be another one based off of that one from the Verge.
The story's getting around in a hurry:
Motorola X Phone Could Be a Competitor, But May Not Wow You
(a) They're telling the truth and this will be another "Stratosphere".
(b) It's a smokescreen to divert us so we go "WOW!" at Google I/O.
We likely won't know which until May
They are totally taking what was said out of context. Google said what was _already_in the Motorola pipeline wasn't "wow" (whatever that means). That has nothing to do with the "X" phone. The only negative I read into those comments is the X will probably not be released as soon as people were expecting/hoping.
Let's hope you're right, Gmash: I'd love for this to be the next WOW phone
Completely agree...I am really looking forward to this as my contract is due right around when the supposed release of this "monster"
Of these 3 quotes, I think Gmash is closest. Google CFO's quote appears to be saying that they "still have to drain the pipe". This looks very much to me that Motorola is still releasing those phones before the X, which means no X Phone until late 2013 at the earliest, and not at Google I/O this may.
However even should this X Phone be announced in May, I still see no reason at all to grant Motorola my business any more or less than I dis in 2012, simply because Google has still not backed down from it's 2011 stance on the Motorola acquisition:
What this tells me: Buying a Motorola in 2013 is no guarantee at all that I will be receiving a phone that is in any way better than Samsung, HTC, Sony, or LG. The reason I'm pessimistic is very simple. I bought into the Motorola Atrix 4G hype in 2011 and paid for that for 2 years with terrible update delays, weak support, and cookie-cutter customer support responses ("thanks you for your feedback, we are happy to hear from you and will pass this on blah blah blah") to widely vocalized problems on their customer support forums.
I'm never going to buy from this company again until Google purges their current employee infrastructure. Same people working for Moto that worked there for the Atrix 4G? No thanks. The boss and marketing can say whatever they want, the employees are the ones delivering those promises and they didn't deliver last time I went with them.
I'm so disgusted with Moto now that it would take me watching how they handle their next flagship under Google for 2 years before I trust them again. Samsung gave JB to the SG2, a phone that's contemporary with the Atrix 4G. Meanwhile Moto dropped the ball repeatedly.
I also won't forget that posts about Atrix 4G touch screen digitizers failing started appearing on forums approximately 18 months after the device launched. It happened to mine right about the same time.
It took up to half a year sometimes for Moto to release bug patches as well which is totally unacceptable. IIRC There were numerous threads complaining about the 2.3.6 patch breaking the accuracy of the battery meter. Motorola's response? They put a memo on their website telling people it was caused by using USB port chargers instead of plugging it in an electrical outlet when the battery fell below 15%. How long did this response take? Almost a YEAR. Did they ever patch it? Nope.
Like I said, if the next wave of Moto flagships demonstrates a consistent improvement in customer support for the next 2 years I might consider them in 2015. Before that, forget it.
My upgrade is not until November, I am hoping that by then the x will have been hacked to bits. I don't care if Motorola ever updates as long add there are devs
There should be unless the phone totally flops, which who knows! This phone seems like it will be pretty popular though, unless the price tag is insanely high.
Google / Motorola X Phone specs, features and image leaked ahead of Galaxy S4 launch
A 16MP Camera? Who needs that kind of resolution unless you're making billboard-sized prints or something! Those files will be massive!
Anyway, that's the news of the day
You beat me to it!
If the phone looked like that, I would pass.
Those are some crazy specs. 16mp and 5 mp front camera? Interesting.
I do like the fact that they're going with a 4.7" display. I went from the OG Galaxy Note to the Razr MAXX HD - but only kept it for a week before switching to the GS3. However I did like the 4.7" display size on the Razr MAXX HD and surprisingly enjoyed the on screen buttons (I say surprisingly because I always thought I would not like them but turns out I did). So I'm looking forward to to getting back to the 4.7" with on screen buttons.
Pic is hopefully fake. But I'm with you. I'd definitely pass if that's what it was. Holy Batman bezel-city.
If specs are real it's about 1.5mm narrower than the HTC One and 6mm shorter, with the same screen size. There won't be a huge bezel in that case. So I think I'll ignore the image (which doesn't even contain enough detail to qualify as a placeholder render).
Those silly camera resolutions would put me off though - that's the megapixel myth to the max!
The "leaks" have really toned down with this device. I guess everyone is too busy making fake renderings of the S4.
According to The Panda on twitter...the battery isn't a winner, all that tech and no room for a super battery.
If it doesn't have RAZR maxx like battery, I might have to pass :banghead:
What the heck is this thing?
Mystery Motorola phone leak could point to new Google influence | The Verge
Edit: A commentor said it could be the next Atrix.
One of the not so "wow" devices in that 18 month pipeline.
Personally, I like the nexus look, but I am a little biased. It looks better than the brick look that their recent phones have had.
I agree with jhawkkw I like the look of it, not what I would like to see for the X phone but a pretty nice looking phone overall
"Non-removable back"? Stop. Game over. No buy for me.
I have a feeling this may start to become more common down the road. HTC is starting to do this with their phones.
Sorry Chief, Moto has been on the non - removable back kick for a while, and Google obviously isn't pressuring them to change that if the N4 is any indication. Highly doubt X has a removable back.
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