Motorola’s new Moto X smartphone is set for release on August 1. It will be the first phone fully developed by Google since their purchase of Motorola. Details are leaking out before the release. Here’s a rundown on the new flagship smartphone by Motorola.
Hardware-wise, the Moto X will have a 4.7-inch 720×1184 screen display. It will feature a 1.7GHz processor, 16GB storage, a 2,200mAh battery, and 2GB of RAM.
On the software front, the Moto X will be running Android 4.2.2. Reports indicate the phone will have the ‘always-on’ listening, allowing the Moto X to recognize commands after saying “Okay Google Now”. Also, Moto X owners can train the phone to better understand their voice.
Another nice feature is the phone recognizes a wrist flicking gesture, opening up the camera app immediately.
The Moto X will be available in multiple colors. Also, it will be the only smartphone actually made in the United States (Texas).
So, what does this mean for consumers?
The Moto X is incorporating some nice features, but the specs indicate nothing that makes the phone a standout. Instead, it looks like it will be a relatively inexpensive smartphone with some nice color options, a decent design, a few cool features and a made-in-America moniker. Those are all good things, but nothing groundbreaking.
The Moto X launches on August 1.