It has been a long time coming, but at last we can finally say that the Motorola X phone or the Google X phone whatever you want to call it, is a real thing. Motorola’s CEO confirmed the news everyone had been waiting to hear at D11 this week, also confirming that the device will officially be known as the ‘Moto X’.
The Moto X will indeed be the company’s new Android flagship device that has been keeping the rumor mill churning these past months and we’re pleased to hear straight from the horse’s mouth that the Moto X will be a ‘broadly distributed’ device. That is a key piece of information to digest, as it dispels any such speculation that the Moto X could have ended up a Verizon exclusive, due to the company’s past exclusivity with the Droid line.
Another key piece of information about the device is that CEO Dennis Woodside revealed that the phone has been built in a way so that it is “contextually aware”, implying that the phone will know when a user takes it out of his or her pocket, when it is inside a car travelling at high speeds and so on.
Mr Woodside didn’t want to go into specifics on this just yet, but did add that the phone ‘will know what you want to do, before you do it” – which sounds very intriguing indeed. The device is aiming to go head-to-head with the likes of the already available Samsung Galaxy S4 and the soon to be released new iPhone from Apple, Woodside has confirmed.
Motorola’s CEO also knows how to tease the world as well, as he revealed that he had a Moto X in his very pocket at D11, but was unwilling to take it out for showing just yet of course.
Motorola has confirmed that this ‘broadly distributed’ device will be available towards the end of Summer and will also be joined by a collection of other new smartphones. We just hope that we get a first look at the device soon, as August is going to come around very quickly.
What is your reaction to the Moto X and the fact that it will ‘know what you want to do, before you do it’? Sounds like Microsoft’s new Xbox One Kinect system all over again.
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