RUMOR: Moto X will have Moto Magic Glass and dual LTE antennas
I think this leaked from the guy that many people on this site have said should not be trusted. So take this with some salt.
Yesterday, we went a full day without any Moto X leaks and rumors. Thanks Google! But now that we know everything about the Nexus 7 2013 and Android 4.3, we can go back to normal, so here’s the latest batch of rumors/leaks about world’s worst kept secret.
You may know that Taylor Wimberly, the former owner of Android and Me, has so far provided a fair share of info on the new Moto X that ultimately proved accurate. For instance, he correctly reported that the device would come in multiple colors (though his multiple materials report isn’t confirmed yet) and he also leaked the 8-core processor that Motorola uses on the new Droid series. According to Wimberly, the source of the reports is someone at Motorola, and the info could actually have been leaked on purpose.
Taylor is back with a couple of reports worth mentioning:
Moto Magic Glass: the Moto X will supposedly feature a slab of Gorilla glass molded to a polymer, resulting in a gap-free surface that wraps on the sides of the phone. There’s no gap between the glass-polymer ensemble and the back.
xWATCH/Google smartwatch: remember when we reported exclusively on a smartwatch being in the works at Google? xWATCH might be the codename of the device, and the smartwatch might be launched on August 1 along with the phone. There’s supposedly some sort authentication-related integration between the two devices.
Standalone dual-LTE antennas: Taylor says that the Moto X will feature a standalone dual LTE MIMO antenna, as well as a separate antenna for 2G/3G. Most devices have one antenna for both standards.
We’re less than a week away from the launch of the Moto X, and even with all the leaks and rumors, there still might be some new stuff to discover till then. Stay tuned.
Re: RUMOR: Moto X will have Moto Magic Glass and dual LTE antennas
I would be very surprised to see a watch show up at the moto x even next week. However, I would love if it did. I think it would be awesome if the Moto X and the Xwatch or whatever were optimized for each other. For example, lets say the watch would be able to display google now cards. Without turning your phone on or even potentially taking it out of your pocket, you could say "ok google now" and have the cards show up on your wrist. For someone like me who uses google now pretty frequently, this would be a huge convenience.
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