Motorola Is Making a Flagship Android Phone Called the Moto X

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Motorola, a company trying to figure out why it still exists, is apparently making a flagship Android phone called the Moto X. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed it in his interview at the D11 conference. Could the Moto X be the mysterious Motorola Google lovechild phone we spotted before?


Motorola has been very quiet on the phone front (both in what it will do and how its phones have been received) but this Moto X will be the next phone it makes. And it'll be a good one (well, according to Moto). Woodside said:

“We have a hero device that’s coming out that’s going to be called Moto X”

Surprisingly, the phone will be built in the US in a plant outside Fort Worth, Texas. Some of its components are even from the US. That's no small feat.

Woodside detailed a unique feature of the Moto X will be that it's "contextually aware" meaning that the phone will know when it's inside a pocket and when it's taken out, when it's inside a car and so forth. Ideally, it'd know what you want to do before you do it.

The Moto X will be the hero phone of a "handful" of Motorola phones that will launch by October. Woodside actually had a Moto X in his pocket during his interview but did not reveal it to the public (I guess the phone knew to stay quiet). [AllThingsD]



Run vanilla Android, receive updates in a timely manner, have LTE, have respectable battery life, and for fuck's sake make it available on Verizon! I'm still sore over the lack of HTC One on VZW.