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  1. Rule9's Avatar
    Let's pretend this phone has specs that are basically equal to the One and S4, but is pretty close to stock for the UI, a roughly equal camera performance and is built as nicely as Moto usually builds their phones, BUT doesn't have flashy features like Blinkfeed, Beats, or the various S4 features like eye scrolling air gestures etc, would you still buy it over the other 2? If yes, why?
    06-03-2013 09:04 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Let's pretend this phone has specs that are basically equal to the One and S4, but is pretty close to stock for the UI, a roughly equal camera performance and is built as nicely as Moto usually builds their phones, BUT doesn't have flashy features like Blinkfeed, Beats, or the various S4 features like eye scrolling air gestures etc, would you still buy it over the other 2? If yes, why?
    I may give it an honest shot. I am a Samsung fan, but I think the features are getting a little excessive. For how heavy the OS is on the S4, I would love to not have those. Hopefully the Google Edition will be better with memory use.
    06-03-2013 09:08 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Absolutely. On Verizon this sounds like the closest thing to a nexus that one can get since the Galaxy nexus in 2011. Why would we assume equal though? The RAZR maxx hd was better in most areas than the gs3, as expected being released six months later. I'd expect it to be most comparable to other q3/q4 devices.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-03-2013 09:16 PM
  4. dcunited08's Avatar
    Stock is flashy (may keep me from flashing cm I hope) let's also assume they follow the maxx battery. Absolutely.

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    06-03-2013 10:21 PM
  5. dcunited08's Avatar
    Stock is flashy (may keep me from flashing cm I hope) let's also assume they follow the maxx battery. Absolutely.

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    Edit: I reserve the right to go Nexus.

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    06-03-2013 10:23 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    Stock is flashy (may keep me from flashing cm I hope) let's also assume they follow the maxx battery. Absolutely.

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    Stock is flashy to forum members. Regular folks would probably be looking for the features that the OP mentions.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
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    06-03-2013 10:27 PM
  7. dcunited08's Avatar
    Stock is flashy to forum members. Regular folks would probably be looking for the features that the OP mentions.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    The question was a personal one and stock is flashy to me. If I was recommending for an average user who wanted to buy a current phone I would say the S4.

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    06-03-2013 10:38 PM
  8. russel5150's Avatar
    Im a big motorola fan.. I loved my maxx. I have a samsung note2 now that i also love. But if motorola made a maxx type phone w quad core and hd screen id be all over it.. for argument sake.. I dont use the smart stay or multi window on my note 2.. I do use the s pen. It took yhe note2 to get me to go to samsung.. but I would go to a maxx battery motorola if it was good enough. .

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    06-04-2013 12:55 AM
  9. jova33's Avatar
    Let's pretend this phone has specs that are basically equal to the One and S4, but is pretty close to stock for the UI, a roughly equal camera performance and is built as nicely as Moto usually builds their phones, BUT doesn't have flashy features like Blinkfeed, Beats, or the various S4 features like eye scrolling air gestures etc, would you still buy it over the other 2? If yes, why?
    All those "features" are gimmicky. How often do you think you'd use any of those S4 features? I know if I got an S4 I'd use none of them because I would be on AOKP, not Touch Wiz.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-04-2013 01:28 AM
  10. jdbii's Avatar
    All things being equal I most definitely would opt for the Moto X over GS4 and HTC One. I could care less about all those Jedi features and I would have chosen Google Editions over the OEM counterparts anyway. I would simply do it for the mere fact that it is being built in Texas and it'd be kind of nice to support US manufacturing for a change.
    Aquila, jova33, txtoast and 4 others like this.
    06-04-2013 01:40 AM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Made in the USA is going to be a big selling feature if they market it.
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    06-04-2013 04:17 AM
  12. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    This thing will absolutely have to bomb for me not to get it in March when my upgrade is in. I'm glad I get that extra time to see what the general perception of the device is. I am a huge fan of Moto phones and now that Google owns them, it can't mean bad things.
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    06-04-2013 08:38 AM
  13. jova33's Avatar
    FU South Korea! We're taking the phone market back! This is 'Murica!

    Sent from my wireless telephonic device.
    06-04-2013 10:13 AM
  14. gollum18's Avatar
    Personally I prefer my phones not to have any flashy software features. I prefer awesome hardware and aosp. All of these flashy software mods slow down the processor and hog up ram.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
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    06-04-2013 10:22 AM
  15. Rule9's Avatar
    This thing will absolutely have to bomb for me not to get it in March when my upgrade is in. I'm glad I get that extra time to see what the general perception of the device is. I am a huge fan of Moto phones and now that Google owns them, it can't mean bad things.
    My biggest concern is that Google is allowing the same Motorola administration to continue business as it always has. You can glean from that I wasn't happy with their past customer service and support for other regions besides the US
    06-04-2013 10:58 AM
  16. Woosh's Avatar
    Let's pretend this phone has specs that are basically equal to the One and S4, but is pretty close to stock for the UI, a roughly equal camera performance and is built as nicely as Moto usually builds their phones, BUT doesn't have flashy features like Blinkfeed, Beats, or the various S4 features like eye scrolling air gestures etc, would you still buy it over the other 2? If yes, why?
    I don't need features. I use my phone fairly basic.....I want a fast phone that is built well, feels good in the hand, fits in my pocket, and has a good enough camera. I have apps and launchers to get rid of things I don't like about a phone.
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    06-04-2013 12:12 PM
  17. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    My biggest concern is that Google is allowing the same Motorola administration to continue business as it always has. You can glean from that I wasn't happy with their past customer service and support for other regions besides the US
    Unfortunately, I cannot understand your sentiment. To tell you the truth, the two Moto smartphones I've owned (OG Droid and OG DRoid RAZR), I've never even needed Moto customer support. The phones have been that good to me. I don't know if it's luck or if they're solid but I live by the philosophy, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" which causes me to be very brand loyal haha.
    06-04-2013 01:13 PM
  18. neonworm's Avatar
    Stock is flashy (may keep me from flashing cm I hope) let's also assume they follow the maxx battery. Absolutely.

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    Actually, I hope they go with the razr maxx hd battery.

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    06-04-2013 01:40 PM
  19. 3rdpig's Avatar
    If the X is stock android, with updates straight from Google, Moto build quality, Moto voice radio quality and a Maxx battery, this will be my next phone. And I hope it has a radio that will run on VZ's network, because if not I'll go to whatever carrier has it. Are you listening VZ? No, of course they're not, they never do.
    06-04-2013 03:12 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    If the X is stock android, with updates straight from Google, Moto build quality, Moto voice radio quality and a Maxx battery, this will be my next phone. And I hope it has a radio that will run on VZ's network, because if not I'll go to whatever carrier has it. Are you listening VZ? No, of course they're not, they never do.
    Do they need to listen? People still sign up for their service.
    06-04-2013 03:28 PM
  21. gollum18's Avatar
    If the X is stock android, with updates straight from Google, Moto build quality, Moto voice radio quality and a Maxx battery, this will be my next phone. And I hope it has a radio that will run on VZ's network, because if not I'll go to whatever carrier has it. Are you listening VZ? No, of course they're not, they never do.
    Actually Google revealed something genius at io. They revealed a new way of rolling out android updates, where Google would update the underlying android os, and the manufacturer/carrier would update their skins. I'm really excited about it, it should really speed up android updates and help ease fragmentation since it is the manufacturer/carrier skins that slow down android updates if you don't have a nexus.

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    06-04-2013 03:51 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    Actually Google revealed something genius at io. They revealed a new way of rolling out android updates, where Google would update the underlying android os, and the manufacturer/carrier would update their skins. I'm really excited about it, it should really speed up android updates and help ease fragmentation since it is the manufacturer/carrier skins that slow down android updates if you don't have a nexus.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    Here's the thing with that. Google is able to update Google Play services. Essentially, an app can gain new functionality with an update to Google Play services. But take two devices, one running 4.0.4 and one running 4.2.2. That app will have access to all the new things in Google Play services yet the people on 4.0.4 will "feel" they're not up to date.

    Oh and it's still more than just "skins".
    06-04-2013 03:57 PM
  23. gollum18's Avatar
    Here's the thing with that. Google is able to update Google Play services. Essentially, an app can gain new functionality with an update to Google Play services. But take two devices, one running 4.0.4 and one running 4.2.2. That app will have access to all the new things in Google Play services yet the people on 4.0.4 will "feel" they're not up to date.

    Oh and it's still more than just "skins".
    Yea i know Ry, I was just stating the most obvious reason. Another big one is those proprietary CDMA files that sprint and Verizon hoard to themselves, it would help if Google had those as well. As well as all the carrier testing/tweaking etc etc etc...

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    06-04-2013 04:09 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Yea i know Ry, I was just stating the most obvious reason. Another big one is those proprietary CDMA files that sprint and Verizon hoard to themselves, it would help if Google had those as well. As well as all the carrier testing/tweaking etc etc etc...

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    IMO, as long as Google Play services is up to date, my devices are up to date.
    06-04-2013 04:12 PM
  25. Tom in Bristol's Avatar
    IMO, as long as Google Play services is up to date, my devices are up to date.
    Wellll...till they release 5.0, perhaps?
    06-04-2013 05:48 PM
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