Moto x

Renders confirm earlier partial looks at the upcoming device

Now that we know Motorola is ready to spill all of the beans on the Moto X come August 1st, we were bound to see some press renders hit the Internet. Well-known leaker evleaks has just released these purported first press renders of the device, which reaffirm many of the design elements we've been seeing in the past few weeks. Just as Eric Schmidt showed us, the back of the device looks to have a lightly textured back (by default) with a central camera pod, small Motorola logo recessed below it and a centralized headphone jack above.

Around the front, we see a standard Android home screen with the usual icons shown off in most of Google's device renders. The display looks to have bezels that are nice and small around the sides and on the bottom, with a pretty standard-sized one on top accented with the appropriate camera, speaker and sensors.

Yup, it's a phone. And this render pretty much completes all of the puzzle pieces. We'll be looking forward to seeing what Motorola has to say about the bigger picture around the Moto X when it is announced August 1st.

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bmg1001 says:

Looks a lot like a Galaxy Nexus with the Silver Speaker Mod and small bezels...I likey.

Channan says:

I like that it actually has a reason to use on screen buttons. You could easily fit capacitive buttons on a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4. This phone's screen goes so close to the bottom that it would be really tough to fit real buttons down there.

mwara244 says:

Now if it only has stock android and comes ready to be unlocked like a nexus too

tx_tuff says:

I can see one thing I really don't like, it's got a curved back like the HTC One. I like a phone to sit flats when I put it down, because yes I will use it while it's sitting down on a surface. So that means it will be rocking back and forth as you try to use it like this. I know its not a major problem just think it's a bad design.

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For most people, the phone will spend drastically more time in your hand being used than on a table flat being used, and for that reason you have to think they've designed it for the hand to be most comfortable.

jimj21 says:

+1

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xketchupx says:

exactly! i even used my htc one in a interface design class to talk about build quality and reasoning for the rounded back, people prefer a contour over a straight box that feels like youre getting cut lol

tx_tuff says:

The back of the One even though it is curved has a straight edge at the side and it is very uncomfortable in my hand. Gives that cut feeling you are talking about.

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jnrbshp says:

the bottom of the phone seems less curved though, so i think it lay still on a table...at least not as wobbly as a htc one

dcjose48 says:

I have a case on my HTC one and I don't experience any wobble when I lay it on a flat surface.

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Kinglo says:

That's what the recessed logo is for. balance.I think.

NovaWiz says:

How about buy a Car mount and plant it on your desk?

Eduardo06sp says:

The transparent navigation bar looks pretty neat.

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NovaWiz says:

If the notification bar is transparent as well it would be even better.

bonbonlanges says:

it looks like a rip-off of HTC One at the back, and a Samsung Galaxy S4 on the front. Well.. It's like Eric Schmidt making and Android OS from the iOS anyways, so no surprise, although it irritates me.

svenEDGE says:

Lolz

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nimer55 says:

haha... I don't even....

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

You are a tool. You do not know anything about technology.

TheMimic12 says:

+1

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yupyuppers says:

I am seriously sick of people like you who do this. So what if it has similarities? If the design is good and it works, why not implement it? And the front is nothing like the S4. It is more like the Nexus 4.

jnrbshp says:

that guy must get seriously pissed when he walks through the tv section of an electronics store...

duchamp100 says:

highly agree. I really can not understand this kind of paranoia for the originality of the design. For example, you can not patent the circle! or, at least, that patent should be recognized to Pitagora or some of his contemporaries. lol

MERCDROID says:

I agree, wholeheartedly.

Channan says:

Front looks more like the Galaxy Nexus. Like they could be related...

yankeesusa says:

You can say that again. The same thing happens with car manufacturers. And who cares anyway. If you don't like it then don't buy it. I say the more choices the better.

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TheMimic12 says:

You obviously don't know what you're saying, especially because this aggravated every grammar Nazi here. Android did bit copy iOS, so stop being a troll and go away.

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MERCDROID says:

This.

mazzmoney95 says:

It depends on you definition of copy. Android went from having a blackberry like design to an iPhone like design once the iPhone came out. It looked very different, obviously, but one could say android was "inspired by iOS"

Just my opinion.

TenshiNo says:

It is true in pretty much every segment of customer product that when one feature or design tact is working well with the public, that other manufacturers will move in that direction. Prior to the release of the iPhone, the Blackberry style of phone is what everyone believed a smartphone should look like. Previous attempts at a full-screen phone had failed. I have to give credit to Apple for being able to take the "smart phone" concept and re-engineer it into something that appealed to a mainstream audience. That said, neither iPhone nor Android was a completely "new" concept in the world of smart phones. Apple was able to alter the ideals into something that grew popular, and other manufacturers followed their lead.

It happens every day across all forms of consumer product manufacturing.

Imagine if the first television manufacturer to use a remote control tried to patent it in such a way as to prevent anyone else from building a TV that used a remote control...

Ratnok says:

Please don't feed this troll any further.

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It's Aiight

draconus says:

Did anyone else notice that it looks like the power button and volume rocker are on the same side of the phone? I'm not sure if that's genius or mishap, and only because I've never tried with that configuration before.

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ultravisitor says:

Power and volume rocker are right next to each other on the Nexus 7.

nimer55 says:

OH wow... Can't know for sure until I try, but I'm not a fan of the concept.

Channan says:

Me neither. With the layout on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, I can take a screenshot with one hand. This is going to need both. :/

svenEDGE says:

I would say that I like this config. With it being on opposite sides, I will accidentally lock my phone when squeezing to change the volume or vice versa. With this setup, that won't happen. And after getting used to the placement and feel of the buttons, I don't see myself mistaking one for the other very often. Just my opinion:)

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MERCDROID says:

That's a good opinion.

tsunami1609 says:

I'm not sure I agree. It's similar to the Lumia series although on the lumia series the button is below the volume rocker). When I used a Lumia 800 it was alright, but the lowest button was too low. It was kind of irritating (especially since on that device it meant the power button was annoying to reach.

I know it varies for each user, but I like it being on opposite sides. Here's why: I don't have to adjust my hand at all. When I hold my N4 my thumb sits near the power, and my index sits near the volume rocker. Plus they're offset; if you hold it up perfectly vertical, you'll see that the volume rocker sits below the power button and they don't actually overlap. So if you hold it at the same level on both sides to press something, you should be fine.

That's just my use case, though. Judging by the location of the Moto X buttons, I doubt I would take issue with its layout.

NovaWiz says:

Anything is better than HTC's top left power button, very difficult to use on a long phone with short fingers.

svenEDGE says:

Amen to that. I had one for about a month and it drove me crazy.

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TenshiNo says:

I love my Note 2, but I do find that I occasionally do exactly what you're describing here, since the volume up button is exactly opposite the power button. Only a minor annoyance, but I could see the advantage to having them all on the same side.

Plus, it it's sitting in a landscape dock, it would mean that all the buttons are available.

I can see some potential benefit to the design, although it's going to be very subjective from person to person.

PressureDrop says:

you mean like the last 5 Motorola devices I have owned? :-P

Kinglo says:

I'm glad you said something. I was thinking in my head. "Is that something new?"

rabidhunter says:

The SG Note 10.1 has the power and volume rocker side by side, only closer together than what it appears to be on the Moto X. Sure, I've accidently pressed the wrong one a lot of times. It can be annoying, especially during a game, but it's not a deal breaker.

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kstone2274 says:

As long as it has quad core 2 gb ram good camera and lte I think it will do well. If not it's a no go

RustyU says:

It's well known that it's a dual core device.

rabidhunter says:

Processor speed and RAM do not necessarily equate a quality user experience. It takes a combination of hardware and software to create a quality experience. Proof, go grab a 2.6 Ghz Octacore processer and 2 GB RAM chips and lay them on a table. Do you have the latest tech? Yes. Is it useful for you? No! The prosser and ram chips do no good sitting there. They need the right components and software to function. The Moto X is all about components and software, the many innovative sensors and contextual awareness software running on a near stock version of Android.

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AnGeLFaCe77 says:

This device looks so neat and beautiful. Good job Moto and Google !

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, I can't wait to actually "test drive" one.

frankly1100 says:

I'll most likely buy it. It looks real sleek and I like the curved design.

maks_pain says:

So how this phone performance compare with Nexus 4?

yupyuppers says:

Nobody knows yet. It hasn't been in anyone's hands that can comment on the performance.

Abionic says:

No stereo speakers... Eh.

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JobiWan144 says:

Yeah, I noticed that, too. Front facing speakers (a la HTC One and Nexus 10) are definitely the way to go. Cupping my hand behind my phone or Nexus 7 just isn't the same as having the speakers face the right way to begin with.

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NovaWiz says:

Front facing Speakers definitely should be on Tablets, but for Phones they takes away space from Screen space on the front, rather have as much screen space as possible on the front of a phone.

Google10 says:

HTC pulled it off just fine...

shrodinger says:

Yea I completely agree. Screen space is far more important to me then front facing speakers in my opinion. I can kind of see the reasoning behind putting them on tablets but on a phone? Do people generally blast music/movies in public? I'm usually carrying around headphones with me anyways. which sound 10 times better then any than tiny front facing speakers.

I wish the transparent nav bar would come to the nexus 4

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yupyuppers says:

Yeah I notice that too and it looks great. I hope they would add to 4.3 before the release.

ne0ne says:

I wish pie controls were part of stock android.
Overall I do like the design of this phone. If the rumored battery is in it combined with stock android and low power demanding specs,
you have a phone that will probably easily last two days. Heck probably more. I've got two days out of my HTC one before. I'll probably buy one. I love my HTC one but I want to have two phones.

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TheMimic12 says:

That might be why Motorola didn't max out the specs. That way they can keep up their rep for long battery life.

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eahinrichsen says:

At this point, great battery life is pretty much the only "feature" I'm really interested in.

RaiderWill says:

Well.. No need to wait until Turkey Day for the Nexus 5.. You are basically looking at it right now.. Price will be the key for this phone if indeed it's a Dual-Core / 1 Gb of Ram device..

It's time for Samsung, Moto, LG, Sony to simply start paying royalties to HTC now.. And start putting the damn speakers on the front of these phones like they had the balls to do.

I have a 24 inch monitor and I put my Note 1 up to the screen and the pic looks to scale on my screen.. this is a 5 - 5.2 inch screen...

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, 2 GB of Ram.

lightyear420 says:

Yup....nexus 5 would be more appropriate, imo. It looks similar to a N4, and there's no branding on the front, just like always with the Nexus line. It's a Nexus, people!!

Belatukadro says:

The screen was measured at 4.7" and from leaks is rumored to be 720p. Not the biggest and baddest, but considering the screen is the most expensive component by far, that's probably where they saved a good chunk and can pass along those savings. Not to mention, if it is tuned well, you won't tell the difference between it and a 1080p screen without them next to each other, and it is significantly less power hungry.

Overall, while my tech-geek side sighs at not having teh specz, my more practical side says this will be a low-cost device that performs really well and has ridiculous battery life, especially compared to other flagships that can make it 8-9 hours of heavy use (I expect the Moto X to easily last through a full day of heavy use, rather than gasping around early evening).

NovaWiz says:

Front facing speaker= less screen space= not good. If it is a tablet with tons of space taking away by wide bezel then it might be OK, but for a phone screen area should be prioritized.

RaiderWill says:

Eh..
Have you heard of the HTC One???

Looks Damn fine to me. with a pretty nice sized 1080P screen AND front facing speakers..

NovaWiz says:

I have used it, it is the same length as GS4 yet GS4 have a 13% larger screen 5" screen compared to One's 4.7" due to not having front facing speakers. Proving my point that Front facing speakers= smaller screen.

RaiderWill says:

Well??
If you need your 13% don't buy it....
Having either phone you loose 13% & 21% screen over my 5.3" Galaxy Note.. Sucks for the S4 & HTC One huh???

THE ON SCREEN BUTTON PANEL LOOKS A BIT TRANSPARENT...

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nickacs says:

No shit Sherlock! HAHAHAHA puddy!

MrBucket85 says:

I'm really digging the design. I'm glad Motorola stuck with volume on the right side where I can access it with my thumb. I don't know about the center headphone jack but at least it's on the top and not the bottom (I don't understand why you would put it in your pocket upside-down). I just wonder what the i/o configuration is - I'm hoping for HDMI and micro USB side by side.

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Mes3 says:

You put your phone in your pocket upside down because when you retrieve it its in the correct position. No fiddling around.

allen099 says:

+1 yeah I really got used to the upside down thing.

lightyear420 says:

Yup...I really like the headphones on the bottom too...I miss it after coming from a nexus s

Mes3 says:

Nexus S is easily one of my top 5 favorite phones. Sucks they didn't stick with that design very long.

lockwyn says:

Me gusta

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gregmcph says:

I'm going to get sick of this phone before it's even formally unveiled.

cpolism says:

I read a leak somewhere that said this would come stock with a 1,500 mAH battery. I realize these are all leaks, but is it really possible for a new phone to regress that much in the battery department?

rabidhunter says:

That one was unconfirmed. I think the app that was used couldn't recognize the battery.

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moosc says:

It looks like the original droid X just grown up with more curves then angles.

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netstars22 says:

Interesting... Are there any rumors of pricing or do we have to wait two weeks?

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MERCDROID says:

Everything's been leaked but the pricing, unfortunately.

rabidhunter says:

Although rumored to be from $199 to $299 off contract. That is the high and low that I have read.

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reeper55 says:

I'm just not getting that excited about this phone. The is just kinda bland IMO.

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valapsp says:

That M button has to do something. I'm sure.

lightyear420 says:

It's not a botton, it's a dimple

Kinglo says:

I read somewhere that the M button activates Google Now.

sprint4lyfe says:

That runs like a quad core.

MERCDROID says:

Half of the people that have commented/will comment on this article are people that are Samsung/HTC fanboys that were never even considering the Motorola X anyway.

With that said, haters gonna hate. I can't wait, to learn more about all of the sensors and software enhancements that will make this phone unique.

EDIT: If it's lower spec'd and/or excludes an SD card slot, it MUST be crap. /s

Orion78 says:

Well, I'm not considering this phone. :)

MERCDROID says:

I'm just venting, lol. Not trying to offend anyone, I promise.

TenshiNo says:

I had an Evo, then an Evo 3D and seriously debated the Evo LTE. But, in the end, I wanted something more productivity oriented and went with the Note 2. And I've loved it, too.

Like someone else here said, the slightly lower spec's makes the gadget nerd in me sad, but my more practical side says that this will probably be a great phone with fantastic battery life.

All that said, I (personally) could never live without an SD card and removable battery :)

Naruvam says:

This or whatever Nexus(4,5) is going to be my next phone.

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Gekko says:

i'm getting the next Nexus. i hope there is one!

Me too! This thing has lower specs than last year's nexus

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Orion78 says:

Trust me, there will be a Nexus this fall. Let these fanboys drool over this one....can't wait to see what the next Nexus brings.

MERCDROID says:

I can't wait, for the next Nexus, either =)

stogie5150 says:

I see no mention of a SD slot...no SD, no sale...Samsung will continue to own android as long as these dumbass OEM's refuse to put what we want in the phones..... My wife and I would already carry Nexus phones if Google had not been so obstinate.....16GB is just NOT enough!
I have loved Moto Hardware for a long time, all the way back to my flip phone days, hell, I had a Moto analog BAG phone...LOL...the OG Atrix was a nice bit of hardware for its time, I hope Moto/Google bring it.

Naruvam says:

Some people want sd slots. Most people doesn't realy carre bout them. If u think sd slots sell Samsung and not huge marketing budget, you are blind. .

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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RaiderWill says:

Naruvam says:
"Some people want sd slots. Most people doesn't realy carre bout them"

You know what I find? those that were not wise enough to purchase a phone WITH an SD Card slot, are the ones that complain the loudest..

I know, a lot of you talk big but.. when it comes down to sitting at your computer, hooking your phone up to execute a rooting command that could turn your phone into a paperweight if you make ONE error, you run for the hills.. You can take a phone Like the Nexus 4 for $299.00 with it's 8 gigs of Storage, Root it.. Stick in a 64 Gb Class 10 SD Card and give your phone the command to reverse the primary storage option.. Now EVERYTHING you download and EVERYTHING you install will go to that 64 Gb SD Card... FIRST! The Nexus 4 already is unlocked and Rootable.. If only it had that SD Card Slot.... Hmmmm.. Believe me, you WOULD care about having one IF you truly understood the potential.. That's the option we Samsung owners have... And it's a big one.. don't fool yourself..

judasmachine says:

I've never really minded one way or the other. Even when I had a phone with an SD card I uploaded everything to the home file server nearly daily. I knew exactly what I was getting into and no complaints here on my 8GB Nexus 4 running CM 10.1.2.

That said Sammy does make nice phones. I'd still get the lowest storage available, as I just have my way of doing things.

RaiderWill says:

Sorry that you felt defensive about your N4.. I was not trying to put it down.. I just wanted to point out the potential of what an SD Card can bring to table if a person has the knowledge to utilize it.. It's a simple option to add to a phone.. and Google can find whatever excuse they want to NOT include one.. All I can say is Thank God for Samsung.. and as long as they keep allowing those of us who purchase their upper end products to have access to our Batteries and the option to use the SD Card slot if we so choose, They will continue to sell 30 Million "S-Series" phones and 20 Million "Note-Series" phones.

I still don't get this phone 2 less cores and low res screen then the n4 a year after the n4 . what is Google doing w moto. Unless we can buy unlocked for under $300 get an n4.

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droidhead_1 says:

Walk into a busy phone outlet store, ask everyone in there what specs are important to them. You will quickly see 9 out of 10 have no idea what specs you are talking about.

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MERCDROID says:

So. Much. This.

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Wizzy says:

Everybody knows what 16GB is, and most people would agree it's not enough.

S_C_B says:

I disagree.

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deadpenguins says:

In my experience, both of those statements are not true. Most people I know do not know how many MBs are in a GB or have any idea what the typical size of any file type is. I've heard a number of stories of people buying larger capacity apple products because they are either told or think that higher numbers means it's faster. It's scary, but a good portion of the general public is quite ignorant to electronics.

NovaWiz says:

Screen size & PPI > all other specs.

mercado79 says:

Am I missing something? Why do people keep saying lower res screen than the Nexus 4? They're both 720p displays, right? And if the X has a smaller screen then it'll have a higher pixel density. Correct me if I'm wrong.

MERCDROID says:

I was confused about that, as well. You are absolutely correct, though.

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return_0 says:

If you want to be technical, the N4 is 768x1280, but that's just nitpicking.

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Channan says:

I forgot about that. I'm actually looking forward to the fewer pixels now. I didn't like how the Nexus 4's screen got a bit wider.

PrimozR says:

I actually prefer it and it saddens me to know that the Nexus 4 will most likely be one of the last (and few) slightly wider phones. Though on the other hand the Moto X doesn't look as narrow as other 720p phones if you ask me...

NovaWiz says:

N4 have a 768*1280 display, a 720p screen would be lower res in comparison.

dplane says:

Also, the S4 Pro (if that's what it has) is anything but a slouch, even today.

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imanexus says:

If the Nexus line remains GSM exclusive, this will be my next device. I might have to change my screen name to imamoto.

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cgardnervt says:

Really hope the specs are better. Otherwise I will stick it out with my HTC one. :-)

Sent from my HTC One

MERCDROID says:

This phone will not compete, against the One, on specs. The One and S4 are certainly better spec'd.

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Specs don't really matter as long as the software is well optimized. For example, all iOS devices have very low specifications compared to flagship Android devices, yet they run very smoothly. That is because iOS is well optimized to run on lower end hardware. If Google can focus on software optimization, then a huge processor does nothing but waste battery.

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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NovaWiz says:

Aside from Screen size & PPI, all other specs are all frivolous and don't directly impact user experience(GS4 out spec the N4 significantly yet don't run as smooth due to Touchwiz)

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, this latest iteration of TouchWiz seems like a memory (RAM and storage) hog, compared to previous (S1-S3) versions.

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TenshiNo says:

While you are 100% correct about software optimization, that's not the whole picture. It's much easier to optimize the software when you're only targeting a couple of different hardware targets (like iOS does) than when you're making an OS (like Android) that can literally run on just about anything.

And by "anything", I mean *anything*:
Check out misadigital dot c o m (AC, all URLs mean spam? Really?)

I think part of the problem, historically, is that the OEMs really needed to be the ones to make these optimizations. That's why, when you buy a video card with an nVidia graphics chip it in, the manufacturer frequently has their own drivers, rather than just using the "reference" nVidia drivers.

Anytime you incorporate a chip into a circuit board like that, the millions of possible combinations of other chips, and even how those chips are "wired" together on the board, can make a big different in how the code needs to be written to best utilize that hardware.

Project butter was aimed an addressing this situation and, I imagine, Google is still planning on doing more on this front. But some of that is going to have to fall on the manufacturer of the hardware.

Nev says:

Sexiness.

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The first few rumors were saying that the logo on the back was actually a button. But I haven't seen anything since....has that rumor web debunked? Or is it still going on?

MERCDROID says:

I think it's been debunked. I can't imagine, that a button, on the back of the phone, would be terribly useful.

droidhead_1 says:

I was wondering the same thing

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mazzmoney95 says:

I thought Google changed the clock app in 4.3? At least I remember hearing that somewhere (probably on the leaked rom video for the s4). This has the normal one it looks like (and it's still ugly as sin).

foolie says:

Anyone have an idea what that little off centered white dot is suppose to be under the nav bar? Kinda irks me that it isn't centered lol

Maybe its the microphone?

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Naruvam says:

Microphone probaly, it's positioned on the same place as rear mic on back render...

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lightyear420 says:

it looks the same as the notification led on the N4. If that's what it is and it's off-center like that it would annoy the hell out of me too

TenshiNo says:

I would guess that it's the notification light. Probably off-centered so that, when you're holding the phone with your right hand, you're less likely to cover it up with your thumb.

It's entirely possible that it wouldn't be that noticeable on the real device. You have to remember that these are an "artist rendering" of what the device looks like, not actually photographs.

Daniel Nava says:

MY BODY IS READY.

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md88 says:

If this phone is $200 off contract, I'm buying.

Hunter Petit says:

Yup

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RaiderWill says:

Outright Purchase for only $200.00..???
I'll Take 3..

Mobius360 says:

Yeah we all would, lol. No way this will be $200 though. I'm guessing $399 off contract and available on all major carriers. Still would leave the N4 as a better buy but besides people like us, people don't have a clue of what a N4 is and it's only available at T-Mobile at a higher cost.

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Hunter Petit says:

The phone looks very nice! I really want one!

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Hunter Petit says:

The power and volume buttons are lined up just like the Droid RAZR.

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hodan says:

Eh...It's a Nexus 4 with rounded back. Still - not great - speakers, not great tech specs. This phone will not make MOTO a real player in the smartphone game. If they release a big brother next year though...

STiK says:

Hope the report of it having g a 1500mAh battery isn't true.

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spaided says:

Looks super sweet... I like the "plainness" of it!

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DroidDavi says:

im somewhat excited about this phone. If its around that cheap price point off contract with ok specs and google support i would buy one . I love my N4 and it will be my main phone but id keep this as a back up

toonhead85 says:

As long as it runs smoothly, it has wireless charging, and has multi-carrier LTE for the US I'll purchase one... Because that is one sexy device!!

roltzje says:

Ive never been a Moto fan, but this looks quite nice. Doesnt even matter to me since I just upgraded my phone tho

kinster02 says:

Nice looking phone and I love the transparent on screen buttons instead of the black bar taking up screen space.

It would be awesome if the little dimple on the back had a sensor. When you put your finger in the dimple the phone starts listening almost like a quick switch for voice commands or dictation. Would be even cooler if it could recognize your voice and allow you to initiate commands while the screen is still off... Just a thought.

MERCDROID says:

It can take commands, while the screen is off. Watch the leaked Rogers video, on YouTube. As you use the phone, it becomes tailored, to only respond to your voice.

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slywalk says:

I don't wanna be a dick or anything :p...but i hate that the headphone jack is on top. I hate it on my n4 as well. I didn't think I would mind till i bought one.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, I got used, to having it on the bottom. It just seems more natural and convenient that way.

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Bob61 says:

What? No Motorola Circles widget???

pappy53 says:

Optimization of hardware and software is the key. That is why it is going to probably be one of the fastest, if not THE fastest Android phone on the market. Apple has shown this for years with the iPhone, and someone at Google finally noticed, and reacted. I can't imagine how fast an iPhone would be with a quad-core.:)

RaiderWill says:

As an owner of an iPad Mini I can tell you, you are 100% correct.. My Mini only has a Dual-Core 1Gz CPU & 512 Megs of RAM.. Yet, SEVERAL Youtube comparisons against the Android Flagship.. 1.7 Ghz A-15 Dual-Core 2 Gb of Ram Nexus-10 show that where it studders in games like NFS Most Wanted & Grand Theft Auto my Mini Plays them ( Not to mention the Flagship iPad 4 ) Smooth as Silk.. Because Developers Optimize games for the iPad / iPhone 1st.. and Apple has total control over the Soft & Hardware.. Man.. a 1.9 Ghz Quad-Core Retina Display iPhone 6 with 2 Gigs of Ram... That would steal quite a bit of sales.

Yet my nexus 4 smashes it

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TenshiNo says:

You are correct about optimization, but the comparison of an iPad Mini vs the Nexus 10 in playing a 3D is completely biased in favor of the iPad simply because of the *insane* pixel count of the Nexus 10.

One of the most demanding jobs of a 3D hardware graphics accelerator is "drawing" the pixels on the screen. The ability to draw pixels quickly is referred to as a device's "fill rate". Aka: the rate at which the device can fill the screen.

Looking back at the first "3D" arcade games (made by Vectrex) they were "wireframe" for exactly this reason. Google "star wars arcade game vector" and you'll find a reference to the first Star Wars game made (which is a lot of fun to play, BTW).

I won't argue that Apple's iOS is *much* more optimized to run on their devices, largely because they only have to worry about a few hardware setups, but the comparison of the iPad Mini vs the Nexus 10 is Apples to Oranges for a completely different reason than software optimization or hardware specs. My Note 2 hasmore pixels than an iPad Mini and can run NFS Most Wanted without dropping a frame.

iPad Mini: 786,432 pixels

Galaxy Note 2: 921,600 pixels

Nexus 10: 4,096,000 pixels

The Nexus 10 has more than 5 *times* as many pixels as an iPad Mini.

s2weden2000 says:

sub 260$

tdizzel says:

This better not have a battery that's only 1500 mAh...I don't care if it lasts 3 days, I want more specs. And it better not have only a dual core processor. I don't care if its faster and smoother than phones with a quad core, I want more specs. I really don't give a crap about performance, cuz I just wanna show the specs off to my friends. "Hey buddy, look at all my cores!!"
We want more, we want more.

Metro1088 says:

Don't mean to be deliberately negative but this looks generic.

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RaiderWill says:

Pricing.... Oh What A Key It's Going To Play With This One....

yankeesusa says:

All I know is that if this phone is priced correctly and affordable it's going to sell a lot. I may buy it just to try it out. With lte or even hspa+ from tmobile it's looking to be a great little phone.

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Haalcyon says:

It's not a bad phone by any means...but it's not a super phone either. It's not an S4 or an HTC One. It's just another midrange phone. I don't understand why it's getting so much press. The Note 3 will be another super phone like the S4 and HTC One. Perhaps I'm missing something really exciting about the Moto X. Does it have 3 or 4GB of RAM? Does it have the Exynos 5 8-core BIG.little CPU? Does it come with 64GB of memory? Does it have a battery that lasts for 5 days? Is it made from some exotic and durable material?

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tdizzel says:

We'll find out about all that soon. Rumor is the battery will be pretty fantastic though. But right now its all excitement and buzz...which is exactly what good marketing should do.

BKBayemi says:

This

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kingjames924 says:

I think this is going to be an "every man phone". Not built for super high end specs, but it should just work right. Who knows, this may be very well where the Nexus line ends and X begins. With the specs leak I saw earlier, they should price it at $99 subsidized or $399 unsubsidized to undercut the iPhone by $100-$200. And with every carrier making plans to carry this phone. you know that this has to be something special.

getbretweir says:

Excited to hear the specs. Don't need the latest and greatest, but quad core, 32MB and near stock Android are a necessity to pull me away from my N4.

Have to go back to taking it from behind by Verizon. Run my business on T Mobile and the few calls I drop or miss a month doesn't make up for the $70 vs $165 difference.

I've never been more split. For me it's all about keeping my unlimited data on Verizon. So price has never been as big a factor for me right now. I'm on edge waiting. As long as it's fast, stays fast over time, and I can use it without running for a power outlet I'm sold.

Shadow Death says:

I want that background.

This is the most overhyped mid-range uninteresting device ever. The HTC ONE Mini or the Galaxy S4 Mini are as interesting as this thing is (i.e. not at all).

0chainz says:

So based on the alarm on the screen, can we say it comes out on September 25?

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tech_head says:

If it's on Verizon and less than $300 *RETAIL*, I'll buy it.
Otherwise it's just a refresh of my Razr HD in a new case.

Fields3212 says:

I don't understand why people are moronic
Who cares if the phone only has 2 cores. If you actually spend time optimizing the software than even with 2 cores the phone has the potential to be as smooth and fast as anything out there. Does everyone really believe that Google would buy Motorola for an extreme amount of money and put this much hype into a phone if it wasn't the greatest or close to the greatest phone ever?! Come on, they are spending close to 500 million to advertise the moto x. Yea so what it has a 720 screen, the pixel density is maxed out for what the human eye can see. It doesn't matter what it says on paper about this phone, the everyday person could care less about specs, hell they don't know what they are. This phone is going to own, its not possible for it to be bad. Not at all. Especially if it cost between 2 and 3 hundred dollars. I planned on keeping my s3 but if the moto x is that cheap I'm buying it.

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Orion78 says:

If you think that this phone is going to be the closest to the greatest thing ever, then you are just fooling yourself. Don't get me wrong, I think this phone will be great for the normal customer. But it just makes me laugh that all of a sudden a lot of you are jumping on this ''specs don't matter'' bandwagon bs. I guarantee these were the same people that were all about specs just few months ago.

BKBayemi says:

This x infinity! Imo it sounds most people are just trying to find excuses to justify their future purchase!

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BKBayemi says:

Is it me or is this phone, well, boring. I don't see this even being a close to challenge for the tba ip5s, SGSN3, SGS4 and HTC one. It will probably outsell the tba nexus 5 though

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JoeZone says:

Looks like my n4 in a way. I'm all about better specs and this just isn't gonna do it for me, I had high hopes but looks like I'll be waiting. Moto x why!? Lol

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