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  1. Farish's Avatar
    I wonder what happens to that team now that Lenovo owns them.

    Good to know because honestly I figure the whole touchless control was Google's.
    03-01-2014 08:04 AM
  2. A895's Avatar
    I wonder what happens to that team now that Lenovo owns them.

    Good to know because honestly I figure the whole touchless control was Google's.
    I doubt touch less controls was Google. If that was true they could have implemented it in the Nexus 5.

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    03-01-2014 08:06 AM
  3. Westiemom's Avatar
    I doubt touch less controls was Google. If that was true they could have implemented it in the Nexus 5.

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    Great point A895.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Interesting thread - thanks OP.
    A895, droidman2177 and NoYankees44 like this.
    03-01-2014 08:26 AM
  4. nocial's Avatar
    As long as they stick with near stock OS, I have no problem.
    03-01-2014 09:31 AM
  5. xchange's Avatar
    I wonder if the specs wouldn't have been outdated on the X if Google took more control of it's development...
    03-01-2014 09:52 AM
  6. Farish's Avatar
    I doubt touch less controls was Google. If that was true they could have implemented it in the Nexus 5.

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    Well that is what I always wondered why it wasn't in the Nexus 5, but at the time I thought it was to give the Moto brand an advantage. Moto was bleeding money and why would Google interfere with what is a strong selling point with the Moto X.
    03-01-2014 10:08 AM
  7. A895's Avatar
    Well that is what I always wondered why it wasn't in the Nexus 5, but at the time I thought it was to give the Moto brand an advantage. Moto was bleeding money and why would Google interfere with what is a strong selling point with the Moto X.
    We still can't say that Touchless controls was Googles. We can speculate. But I think it wasn't, especially not a software feature like that. Google didn't **** into Motorola's business like that.

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    03-01-2014 10:33 AM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Motorola was doing non removable batteries before the Google buyout, it's not unreasonable to assume that they dropped SD cards for reasons other than Google.
    Per personal conversation with people involved in the project:

    SD card support was dropped because Motorola did not want to spend engineering time and dollars making them work.
    Samsung and Sony, who have a very vested interest in selling SD cards, have spent time and money to add SD card support to Android. Motorola has no such interests.
    03-01-2014 11:40 AM
  9. SmithlandCart's Avatar
    I wonder if the specs wouldn't have been outdated on the X if Google took more control of it's development...
    well one of the main design principals of the Moto X was to optimize the hardware so I wouldn't call the specs outdated for the performance/user experience they provide.
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    03-01-2014 12:07 PM
  10. sharkita's Avatar
    I don't remember sites making a big deal about the ones that didn't have a Blur login. IMO Blur got "better" (less intrusive) as Android got better.

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    I didn't particularly mind Blur on my Atrix and don't remember it being that intrusive.
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    03-01-2014 02:32 PM
  11. A895's Avatar
    I didn't particularly mind Blur on my Atrix and don't remember it being that intrusive.
    If I remember correctly (this was over two years ago now) there was problems with the Droid Xs where MotoBlur caused the phone to lag on perfectly capable hardware.

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    03-01-2014 03:34 PM
  12. droidman2177's Avatar
    Per personal conversation with people involved in the project:

    SD card support was dropped because Motorola did not want to spend engineering time and dollars making them work.
    Samsung and Sony, who have a very vested interest in selling SD cards, have spent time and money to add SD card support to Android. Motorola has no such interests.
    Thank Goodness. Now this is something I believe! Thanks Jerry.
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    03-01-2014 05:55 PM
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