Now owned by Google
, Motorola Mobility is conjoined with one of the world's most innovative companies. And, as it happens, it's the company that makes the world's most prolific mobile operating system: Android. Google promised long ago to not play favorites with Motorola
, and the Moto X is proof of that. It's not exactly a Nexus phone, but it's one of the most bloatware-free OEM models to ship without the Nexus logo. In other words, fans of the stock Android experience will find plenty to enjoy here.
The raw specifications of the Moto X leave a little bit to be desired. A lot of the pre-launch hype pegged the Moto X as a true iPhone killer -- a phone with cutting-edge internals, a host of new sensors, and new functionality that no other Android phone could match. Now that it's out, the truth is a little different. It's a high-end device, but not perhaps not the top echelon. On paper, it's not the most powerful Android phone you can buy, but as we learned in our testing
, that's beside the point.