Rogers Moto X Demo Video Reveals Google Android Superphone Coming in August - HotHardware
Rogers Moto X Demo Video Reveals Google Android Superphone Coming in August

Rogers Moto X Demo Video Reveals Google Android Superphone Coming in August

A leaked tech demo posted to YouTube shows off Motorola's upcoming Moto X smartphone, a highly intelligent device that is sure to win over a few fans with its wealth of tricks and features. The Moto X handset, which is launching exclusive to Rogers in Canada this August (no mention of a US release yet), will be available in black and white, but the real thrill of using it comes from its voice activated features.

The tech demo heavily emphasizes Google Now, which Moto X users can engage without touching the device. In the demo, a woman is shown asking Google Now what the weather will be like in Toronto while she types away on a computer, never having to reach down to tap the handset. Have a look:



Hands-free operation of Google Now isn't the only thing the Moto X has going for it. The device boasts active updates, which translates into display notifications on the screen rather than a vague flashing LED that doesn't really tell you anything.

Motorola Moto X

Moto X owners can activate the built-in camera with two quick flicks of the wrist. Once it's launched, you can snap photos by pressing anywhere on the touchscreen rather than hunting for a dedicated shutter button. If you hold your finger on the screen, it will take several photos at once.

Moto X on Rogers

It was previously leaked that the Moto X will ship with a 4.4-inch display (1280x720), 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 10MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and of course Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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Still no final specs? That said, I am going to guess that a lot of the mentioned software features will hit standard android. On top of that, I have my phone super passworded, so I would turn off the listening feature immediately. Really only like the notifications feature. The LED however is useful if I left my phone somewhere and come back, I can see immediately that I have missed something.

One last thing, dumb move by Google, because Rogers sucks balls and they are going to miss out on a lot of *** sales because of how *** Rogers is.

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why would they lose out because of rogers??? This is demo leaked by rogers but that doesnt mean it will be exclusive so far as we know. So if there is a model like the nexus 4 that has like every radio then no big deal.

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I hate to say this but meh... too small. I'm spoiled by thin 5-inch screens now!

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Those rumored specs seem to be real. It's not a superphone, it's a very usable phone. It's a phone that will reach many people. Good (not fantastic) specifications for (probably) a very reasonable price.

Google/Motorola hopes to reach as many people as possible with this phone, and I think they will.

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YES!! thank you. Its not going to be the flagship phone in the sense most people think it. Its going to be about the experience and no long a spec war(dont get me wrong i love hearing about bigger and more powerful phones). Also its going to be about price so that as you mentioned nick it can reach so many people. If the nexus already has mostly higher specs than this is rumored and can be sold for 350$ then imagine what this could be reasonably sold at. 150? 200? im thinking 250 tops for the higher end model. The nexus may have outstanding specs but as apple has shown even with specs that lag behind it provides a excellent experience for its customers and thats what this will achieve more so than ever.

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Wow, you know how many devices can already do the hands free stuff? Two I know of first hand from personally having them are the S3 and the Note II, although older models supported some of the capabilities as well as the updates rolled out. Anymore, many devices allow you to do what's presented in this video, so if you take that as a feature many Android devices have and take what appear to be the specs, there's nothing super about it. It's sort of fits in line with the Nexus devices. Nowhere near top of the line specs by any means but slimmed down application-bloat wise and gets the job done

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