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

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

  1. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    Moto X will be the higher end phone, like the chromebook pixel, expect $400-$450+ price tag if they're 2 phones


  2. The_Chief

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    Hopefully that's the FULL RETAIL price: I have to pay the full retail, un-subsidized price to keep my unlimited data on Verizon, and I don't really want to shell out $800 for a phone I'll have for maybe 2 years. Then again, that's about $1.25 a day for the use of a new phone: not bad, really...

    Besides, I'm also trying to save up for Google Glass :D
  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I really want to see the next Nexus being Motorola, but with the x phone being that, who knows
  4. finndo77

    finndo77 Android Expert

    I mentioned earlier in this thread that the next version of android is supposed to add in the Linux kernel merges, so it is completely possible that it will be chrome OS based. There have been rumors for several years that chrome OS and android would merge.
  5. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    You have a link ?
  6. The_Chief

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    Considering that Android had a massive presence at MWC last year and there is NO Android presence this year, I have to agree and conclude that Google is trying to phase open-source Android out. As Android becomes more & more sophisticated, it becomes increasingly important to have elements of it patented and afforded certain protections from other companies nicking them and patenting them (ahem, ahem).

    I can imagine that Lemondrop or Marshmallow (or whatever they're gonna be called after Key Lime Pie) will be the last true AOSP Android version before being completely assimilated into Chrome OS or something else.

    Just my opinion, mind you, and take it with a grain of salt: but a business model that creates awesome stuff for your competitor to use against you is not a good business model.

  7. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    If they merge and create a desktop OS that can do everything win8&Mac can do, that'd be sweet...
  8. finndo77

    finndo77 Android Expert

    Considering Ubuntu's plans for one device, one OS, and the fact that Motorola has "been there done that" although not as thoroughly, it makes plenty of sense for Google to jump on Shuttleworth's toes and release the next android device from Motorola as a chrome OS variant that already does it all, the apps of android, the browser of chrome, hdmi 4k output wireless kb and mouse.

    Sounds like something from Steve jobs, let them advertise, plan scheme and gloat about some such new thing that no one else does or has, then hold a press conference on a Friday and come out with "oh, we already did that, have all the patents, and it will be available for sale Monday, that's all, have a good night."
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    As much as I don't want them to close up android apple style, it seems inevitable because of the patent war. The world has changed since Jonas Salk essentially have the world the polio vaccine for free with no aspirations for profit.
  10. Fred G. Vader

    Fred G. Vader Well-Known Member

    Seems like the manufacturers know that the handwriting is on the wall for Android and are already starting to hedge their bets. Just read an article on PhoneDog where Sony, LG, ZTE and Huawei are all looking into the new FireFox OS.

    Samsung is in heavy development with their Tizen OS and they have enough clout now that they could release the Galaxy 5 running Tizen and the average consumer wouldn't know the difference.

    LG just bought WebOS (supposedly only for TV development but we'll see how long that lasts).

    Also did anyone else catch the story where the latest Chrome browser release now has the same App Launcher from Chrome OS. Eventually iPhone/Mac/Windows/WindowsPhone users will be able to download apps from the Chrome Web Store onto their devices.

    Google is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers!
  11. Nexus5

    Nexus5 Newbie

    I heard the Moto X will have a special peripheral/toy that will be launched at the same time.

    Rumors have it that the toy is a Kinex style framework of construct-able components including battery packs, solar panels, and magnetic drives (both linear/actuator and rotation options are possible) coupled with wireless Bluetooth sensors and receivers that talk to a programmable app framework for Android 5.0 devices.

    Given the adult implications for this device they really need to re-think the name:
    Solid Element Xperience Toy..

    Oh wait, next month is only March!? Crap! Too soon!
  12. bigdrew

    bigdrew Member

    Manufacturers seem to be leaning towards their own private launch events instead. They get more press that way. I don't see the connection of that to Android's software license. I don't even know if Google could do such a thing if they wanted to because of contractual obligations with the Open Handset Alliance.
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  13. bigdrew

    bigdrew Member

    I'd like to see a mobile OS released under the GPL too, but I don't think an OS is a selling point in the mobile device market at large anymore. It's about ecosystems now. If you don't have hundreds of thousands of apps, turn-by-turn navigation, diverse multimedia content, widespread developer support, and so forth, out of the box, then no one's going to even look at you. If these companies want to hedge against Android, their only option, sad to say, is Windows Phone. And even after throwing billions of USD at that the last few years, Microsoft is still left holding a meager smartphone marketshare--I wouldn't say that WP is a path to success. You don't hedge bets by wagering on longshots, it's the other way around.
  14. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    Wow. Everyone is getting all philosophical on here. I just want a top-o-theline phone that kicks A$$. And I want all the true details now.

    Carry on :)
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  15. The_Chief

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    Linear and rotation options? :eek:

    I want the one with the bigger GBs! :D

  16. bigdrew

    bigdrew Member

    My sister has a Razr Maxx (not HD) and I was always impressed with the build quality--it feels fantastic and really solid. It's so unfortunate that the Razr line is exclusive to Verizon because it would've been a great challenger to the iphone and GS3. It's also very encouraging to see Motorola really focusing on software updates, now that they're operating under Google. I really hope the x-phone justifies the hype when it's released, because there's huge potential in this thing.
  17. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    I own a razr and it's been the most dependable , reliable ,and best overall smartphone that I have ever owned, and i've owned several different brands. Motorola devices may not always have cutting edge hardware, but When it comes to overall reliability, build quality, signal strength, and just being a great device, most moto phones are more than capable.
  18. The_Chief

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    Well, I think this is the first concept art of our dream machine, even if the article says a whole bunch of nothing:

    Motorola X Phone is (the) Nexus 5 and Google's Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Poster Phone? [PHOTO] - International Business Times

    If this is what it'll look like, will you still buy it? Are you going for the aesthetics or what's under the hood?

    EDIT: And more from phonearena:


  19. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    Hope not, that looks like a downgraded nexus 4..the glass back is starting to get cheesy now, stick with Kevlar or dragonskin
  20. Fred G. Vader

    Fred G. Vader Well-Known Member

  21. The_Chief

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  22. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast

    Looks like $10 phone to me
  23. Fred G. Vader

    Fred G. Vader Well-Known Member

  24. The_Chief

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    Well thanks for nothing but ruining our lives, Jhawk :rolleyes:


Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) Forum

The Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) release date was August 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 10MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2200mAh battery.

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