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.
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.
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.