09-02-2013 07:17 PM
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  1. tmeader's Avatar
    And, why would anyone want a Google edition of a phone that the whole package is the custom software that it runs?
    Phil mentioned it in the podcast today, nobody at Motorola told us there would be a Google Play edition. I know Phil well enough to be certain he asked
    Not saying he's wrong, but virtually every other tech site is reporting that a Google Play edition is forthcoming. Seems odd that they're ALL just making it up.
    08-01-2013 05:11 PM
  2. ottscay's Avatar
    Yeah, I would honestly recommend this to almost all of my relatives (at least once the customization option lands on their respective carriers). I do agree that lowering the price point would help - but I don't think you can easily claim your device is better than the iPhone if you are selling it for half the price on contract. And remember, carriers don't really want that either. If they are going to get promotional deals and floor space allocations from any U.S. carriers, they can't really undercut the entire business model right out of the bat (no matter how much I want to see that happen).
    08-01-2013 05:12 PM
  3. return_0's Avatar
    I don't even think this phone is in the same category as the iphone. Its a tank. 4.7 inch screen and 10mm thick put it in the big phone category and not in the same category as the iPhone.

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    Lol... yeah, the screen is big, but the phone itself is not much larger than the iPhone. And it's 5mm thin in some parts...

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    08-01-2013 06:30 PM
  4. elvisgp's Avatar
    Not saying he's wrong, but virtually every other tech site is reporting that a Google Play edition is forthcoming. Seems odd that they're ALL just making it up.
    Their only source is the Verge though. So it seems like the Verge was the only one that heard there was a google play edition. I trust Phil more than the Verge though.
    08-01-2013 06:36 PM
  5. Clocks's Avatar
    Their only source is the Verge though. So it seems like the Verge was the only one that heard there was a google play edition. I trust Phil more than the Verge though.
    Every story I've seen is quoting the verge.
    08-01-2013 06:50 PM
  6. Denelor's Avatar
    Or I was, until I saw it was a carrier phone.
    This is the problem with it, above all else. My wife needs a new phone and I was going to get her this because the size is what she wants, because it was (rumored) to be available from Google Play for all carriers and because of the customization options. Since we're on Verizon I'll be waiting to see what the next Nexus has in store and then compare the two and the new Droids.
    08-01-2013 06:56 PM
  7. Photon4glover's Avatar
    This is the problem with it, above all else. My wife needs a new phone and I was going to get her this because the size is what she wants, because it was (rumored) to be available from Google Play for all carriers and because of the customization options. Since we're on Verizon I'll be waiting to see what the next Nexus has in store and then compare the two and the new Droids.
    If size is what she wants I can give her my number
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    08-01-2013 08:01 PM
  8. hodan's Avatar
    So Google is spending $500 to market the X. In other words they are going to market the hell out of an underwhelming, outdated phone that didn't deliver on the hype.

    Holy crap, we just watched Google turn into Apple.
    Lol. Sure, if anything by Moto was as good as the iPhone. But alas, it's not.

    So Google made a new phone with input from Larry and Sergei and the geniuses at Moto made the same **** deals they've always made with the same **** carriers.

    Google should be ashamed.

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    08-01-2013 08:01 PM
  9. dpw2atox's Avatar
    I have to agree my anger has subsided a bit now. I can see how this phone is good for motorola and google as a competitor to the iphone.

    I do think the new iphone is going to make the power comparisons no longer viable. moto x is not the phone for me unless I find it on amazon or wirefly for cheaper than whatever they sell the droid mini for.

    If my wife wasn't expecting twins by the end of the year and I could not be so shrude with my money I would just wait for the LG G2 and pay whatever they want for it.
    Good luck with the Twins Philly! I've got twin boys that turn 1 yr old tomorrow.....not to depress you but it's rough!
    08-01-2013 08:06 PM
  10. tmeader's Avatar
    Just to put it to rest, watched the Leo Laporte interview with Guy Kawasaki from Motorola and he absolutely confirmed that there will be a Google Play Edition of this coming.

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    08-01-2013 08:15 PM
  11. benhmadison's Avatar
    Just to put it to rest, watched the Leo Laporte interview with Guy Kawasaki from Motorola and he absolutely confirmed that there will be a Google Play Edition of this coming.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Based on the pricing of the GE ONE and S4(basically the same price as the regular versions) the Google play edition of the Moto X will be at least 549 which is way too much.

    Sent from my HTC One using AC Forums mobile app
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 08:33 PM
  12. tdizzel's Avatar
    Just to put it to rest, watched the Leo Laporte interview with Guy Kawasaki from Motorola and he absolutely confirmed that there will be a Google Play Edition of this coming.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Sorry if I don't believe the guy who works for motorola but says he doesn't even know the off contact price and isn't sure of how many colors are available. Moto is a bunch of clowns and I don't think anyone there knows what they are talking about.
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 08:51 PM
  13. bunique4life05's Avatar
    So Google is spending $500 to market the X. In other words they are going to market the hell out of an underwhelming, outdated phone that didn't deliver on the hype.

    Holy crap, we just watched Google turn into Apple.
    No we just found where the Google and Moto stand which ended day it is still a Moto company without any Google perks.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-01-2013 08:58 PM
  14. MERCDROID's Avatar
    If size is what she wants I can give her my number
    It has to be bigger, not small lol
    08-01-2013 09:41 PM
  15. GadgetGator's Avatar
    The specs on the phone are a little disappointing, but the biggest disappointment is more of this carrier exclusitivity crap. Why is there only one carrier than can have it in Canada? Why does only AT&T get the larger size in the U.S. (again, just like on the HTC One)? Why do they get the different colors with Verizon getting them only later and who knows about the other carriers? This exclusitivity stuff needs to go the way of the dinosaurs. All it does is annoy customers. And if you are doing that in a service based business, then you are doing something wrong.
    08-01-2013 10:57 PM
  16. Cretz's Avatar
    I'm currently using a Galaxy Nexus and waited to see what Motorola revealed today. It does seem like they are focusing more on features and actual usage, not horsepower and getting high benchmarks scores. I am either going to get the Moto X or the S4. The always listening feature on the Moto X looks really nice, if it does work as advertised. On my GNexus, whenever I launch Google Now there seems to always be some lag. Furthermore, launching Google Now is a pain. The S4, although a fast phone, is still burdened by having to launch Google Now by hitting the little mic icon like every other phone.

    Overall performance is an issue as well. The benchmarks show the Moto X on par with or exceeding the fastest phone available currently, the S4. I think the architecture of the CPU means more than the number of processors. We'll see once more reviewers get their hands on it and do comparisons. Either way it will outperform my Gnex.

    Battery life is the next big consideration for me. I always have to carry an extra battery with me while using my Nexus. On the stock battery on an average day (when I leave the house) I'm lucky if it lasts 12 hours. If the Moto X will last the advertised 24 hours on a full charge, to hell with replaceable batteries. I'd much prefer not having to swap out batteries to begin with.
    08-01-2013 11:10 PM
  17. tdizzel's Avatar

    Overall performance is an issue as well. The benchmarks show the Moto X on par with or exceeding the fastest phone available currently, the S4. I think the architecture of the CPU means more than the number of processors. We'll see once more reviewers get their hands on it and do comparisons. Either way it will outperform my Gnex.
    One if these days everyone will realize how useless benchmarks are and how easy it is to trick them into giving higher scores than what is reflected in real world usage.
    SlackBlade likes this.
    08-01-2013 11:17 PM
  18. anon5664829's Avatar
    Saw the price and I was whaaaaat. Lets face it, the tech crowds influence alot of tech purchases (cue the nexus 4). Lets face it, would you recommend this phone to a friend or a family member over the HTC one or the s4? Be honest now.
    At the 300-400$ range, this would have sold out and have people lining out of bestbuy to get it.
    Now, its just a meeh device. Too little for the money it's asking

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    Already said to my non techy dad to get this.
    08-02-2013 04:50 AM
  19. niko_orsini's Avatar
    It's so clear, to me, that Motorola is still run by Motorola and not Google. The Moto X is a clear example.

    Also, a Google Play Edition? Really, Motorola?
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    08-02-2013 05:11 AM
  20. enik's Avatar
    So Google is spending $500 to market the X. In other words they are going to market the hell out of an underwhelming, outdated phone that didn't deliver on the hype.

    Holy crap, we just watched Google turn into Apple.
    I think it is worse than Apple. At least Apple includes some premium materials and software that runs smoothly on the lower specs. We all know Android isn't going to run smooth on the Moto X and the screen is really bad.
    Just because it doesn't have a quad-core processor doesn't make it outdated it has much much more to do with the software optimization plus the moto x does have some really cool features and a 720p rgb super smoked is hardly "really bad" unless you are part hawk or eagle I really doubt your going to notice a whole lot of difference between it and a newer 1080p display.

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    08-02-2013 05:14 AM
  21. anon5664829's Avatar
    Just because it doesn't have a quad-core processor doesn't make it outdated it has much much more to do with the software optimization plus the moto x does have some really cool features and a 720p rgb super smoked is hardly "really bad" unless you are part hawk or eagle I really doubt your going to notice a whole lot of difference between it and a newer 1080p display.

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Common sense, can it be?

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    08-02-2013 05:17 AM
  22. rico college's Avatar
    I have to agree with Jerry, a Google play edition of this phone would be pointless. A Google play G4 would be a much better choice.

    I was really hoping Moto could bounce back on Sprint after the "photon" disaster but I see some things never change.

    I will just have to continue my love affair with my trusty galaxy s3, rocking CM 10.1, until the note 3 releases.
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    08-02-2013 09:07 AM
  23. Nemephosis's Avatar
    why do we need a google edition of the first phone produced with google at the helm of a manufacturer.. a phone that launches on 5 carriers..
    Sarcasm: You don't understand it.
    08-02-2013 11:45 AM
  24. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    This phone is ultimately a test of Moto's marketing research. The whole phone was design to appeal to the everyday consumer, with decisions driven by what consumers would and would not use in a phone. They decided against going the ultra-premium look of HTC and the kitchen sink approach of Samsung. We'll see if their new strategy pans out. As for price, yeah, $200 on contract is a little pricey when compared spec-for-spec to the HTC One or Galaxy S4, but from everything I've read, in person the phone feels and works as a premium device. If it really is designed for the average consumer, that will matter far more than bigger numbers on some spec card. I also wouldn't be surprised if it dropped in price to $100 on contract (or less) in two months time, to compete with the new iPhone if nothing else.
    TheLibertarian likes this.
    08-02-2013 03:51 PM
  25. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    Why is everyone complaining about price??????????????
    before they announced anything... what did the people say....
    "I will support american made products" and now what..... we just get complainers....
    Hate to break it to you... but if its made here, it probably will cost more.
    robertopod1968 likes this.
    08-02-2013 06:44 PM
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