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General The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Feb 4, 2013.

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    Sources??? I'm still within my return window for my S4, and would gladly give it back if I knew a next gen nexus was coming to Verizon.
     

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    I cant imagine the next nexus having better hardware than an s4 running aosp tbh
     
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    Just obscure sites like this one, but they point to an October release. Which probably means that Verizon MIGHT get it in time for the holidays :rolleyes:

    I KNOW I read it on more reputable sites, but can't find it on the fly...
     
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    That's why.
     
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    Lol :vroam: :D:beer:
     
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    Thanks for your patience, the Rogers/Moto X posts have been restored. :)

    Further information may be forthcoming from admin.
     
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    Woohoo freedom of speech prevails :D
    Thanx for removing my booboo post mate :beer:
     
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    Do these guys not know how to internet?


    (they call it the the Google Nexus 5/X Phone)
    AT&T Google Nexus 5 Tipped With Three-Month Exclusive Period, Verizon & Sprint May Miss Another Round | sidhtech

    Some of their stories leave me scratching my head..

    and this one...http://www.sidhtech.com/news/google-nexus-6-moto-x-android-50-key-lime-pie/10013192/

    I know they mention at the end of the article that this can't be the Moto X. So why even publish the article?

    I'm guessing these guys are serious. I checked out "the team" section and after reading their bios and seeing these stories I'm confused. :D
     
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    [​IMG]

    And sometimes, we know.
     
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    Are you joking!? Please don't joke about Nexus 5 on Verizon! :(

    I Googled "nexus 5 on verizon" and all I found was the link you posted and some other ridiculous tech site.
     
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    They completely give away credibility in the first article by saying carrier exclusive. Google isn't going to play that game ever again, they're not stupid. Hell, they'd be stupid to make a carrier phone. I think they're going to stay in the carrier free sim unlocked market for a while unless that market shifts dramatically.

    The second article... :banghead:
    Just an outrageous title to try and generate hits imo.
     
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    Nothing really interesting, but Motorola tweeted this today...
    [​IMG]

    Possibly about the Moto X?
     
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    Gotta be right?

    Talk about throwing down the gauntlet.

    Blur comes from the shutter speed being too slow relative to the action.

    To reduce the shutter time, you need to gather more light in the time that you have.

    If the solution is to use the flash then it's marketing shenanigans.

    If they're doing other - and that goes back to marketing pushing the RGBW array for the sensor - then we may have us a real horse race happening with cameras.

    Cool. :)
     
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    I want a horse race with batteries :mad:

    And while I'm at it...I'm sick of super thin phones :mad:

    I'm :mad: and I :thinking: why? :D
     
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    First smartphone manufacturer with the stones to put in an Energizer and market it with The Bunny - will achieve a win of epic proportions.

    Everyone will play catch-up after that.
     
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    You are super cool! :D
     
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    Heck yeah! The Motorola X/Nexus 5/6 running Key Lime Pie-scratch that-Milkshake Android 6.0!
    It's like they just typed what popped up in the Google search results without even clicking on the links.
     
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    i'm not that stoked about this phone. UNLESS..... i could buy it dirt cheap off contract...and if there is DEVELOPER SUPPORT. If not then i doubt many people on this site will buy it. If it has good Dev support and is cheap. I may buy one to play with.
     
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    Devs will need the phone first but im sure it will get plenty support and youll be able to watch it progress and be a tester :)
     
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    Who knows, maybe the ad campaign will gain momentum, have a lot of people buy the phone, then they'll be on the forums. I didn't join all these forums til I got an android phone, and then discovered I bought a piece of junk lol
     
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    Keep in mind that this is a philosophy shift. The paridigm has been that powerful hardware = value. The trade off is < power = < expense. However there exists the problem within the US economy where < inflation + < gas prices = > jobs = > expendable money to spend on < power.

    Motoogle is making the shift to quality user expereince + lower cost = value. Having the most powerful hardware is worthless unless you have the software to back it up. Everything about the Moto X phone is designed to give the end user a quality experience, from the personalization of color and engraving to the software and the contextual awareness. The tradeoff is that > cost of device = > powerful hardware. It also shows that Motoogle understands that there are fewer jobs in America and less money to spend. So they are putting Americans to work and keeping the cost to the end user down.

    The important thing to consider is the opportunity cost. The opportunity cost is, what other opportunities will I miss out on if I buy product z. Here is the opportunity cost set for me.

    If I upgrade to the SGS4 or HTC One I pay around $199 with an upgrade plus Verizon's $30 upgrade fee. However, the tradeoff is that I would only have enough money left over to pay for either food or for bills but not both.

    I could choose to buy the SGS3 or other phone for cheaper. The opportunity cost would be that I get a phone that's been on the market for more than a year. The tradeoff is that how much longer will Sammy support the SGS3 since they have a new baby? If I went with a cheaper phone (e.g. Pantech) how long will it last?

    If rumors are true that Motoogle is looking at an off contract price of >$299 then the potential for an on contract price of the phone is free. The opporotunity cost is that I will not get the powerhouse hardware like the SGS4 or HTC One. However, I will get a brand new phone that will be supported by El Goog.

    The lower specs are worth the tradeoff in my situation.
     
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