Just for clarification, the original Moto X wasn't designed while they were owned by Google. It was released while they were owned by them, but Motorola had that in the works long before Google became involved. If anything, I'd say Google influenced them to drop their Motoblur skin and adhere to a more stock version of Android which in turn meant faster updates. But the hardware was all Motorola. Unfortunately that version of Motorola is dead and buried.