DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree6Likes
  • 2 Post By Dusty
  • 2 Post By comk4ver

Thread: [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors

  1. Editor in Chief
    dgstorm's Avatar
    Member #
    154790
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,304
    Liked
    2023 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    Premium Member
    #1

    [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors


    We thought it necessary to share this silly bit of looniness today as a pseudo follow-up to last week's story.

    On Friday, we shared rumors that the new Motorola X Phone would be announced at Google I/O with Key Lime Pie in tow. We made sure to disclaim the rumor, even though some of it sounded very feasible. We were still skeptical of our own story primarily because the rumor also indicated the new X Phone would not be a Nexus device, even though it would be announced with Key Lime Pie. We all know that Google only announces new versions of Android for Nexus devices. This lead us to three possible conclusions.

    One, perhaps some of the intel was true but some of it was incomplete and erroneous, and the new Moto X Phone will indeed be a Nexus device. Two, Google is changing the way they handle the launch of Android for this one special phone. Three, the intel was simply bogus in part or in its entirety.

    Either way, some of the info that was given to us had the potential to be valid, so it was worth sharing. Although we are going to share today's new rumor, we have the same reservations as before, but are going to share it anyway. This is simply because we know you enjoy finding out any little tidbit about what may be coming, especially when it's a cool device that might shake things up. Here it is:

    • Motorola X Phone will be announced at Google I/O in May.
    • Current target for release is July 8 (definitely subject to change).
    • All carriers will sell the X Phone.
    • Verizon will sell it for $299 on contract.
    • All versions will also be sold through the Google Play store at similar off-contract price to Nexus line.
    • If you want to unlock the bootloader through Verizon, they will charge a $15/month fee.
    • If you buy it through Google Play, it comes unlocked with no fee.
    • Not a “Nexus” but will come running stock Android and with some bloatware.
    • Bloatware can apparently be removed once unlocked.
    It's fascinating to see how all of these ideas come together when the ball gets rolling in the "rumor-mill." This would truly be a Verizon Android customer's wet dream. It was well thought out if it is fake (which we suspect). Regardless, it is possible that some of this will come true. Of course, it's also possible that there is no Motorola X Phone at all. Perhaps some rabid Android fan heard about Google's X Labs and used his vivid imagination to extrapolate out an X Phone being developed in tangent with Motorola at this super-prototype lab.

    Of course, we are Android fans here at HQ too, so we certainly hope that is not the case. We want the new X Phone to be just as real as you guys do. A new competitively branded superphone from the Motorola/Google partnership would be a great way to spur innovation amongst the competition. At any rate, in this instance we will simply leave it up to you guys to define it. "Real Magic" or "Just a Trick?"

    Source: Droid-Life
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid Ninja
    combatmedic870's Avatar
    Member #
    215306
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Portland OR
    Posts
    1,296
    Liked
    149 times
    Phone
    D1>D2>Inc2>Rez>Nexus>S3>IP5
    #2
    If you want to unlock the bootloader through Verizon, they will charge a $15/month fee.

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
    ....right
    Nexus 7 2 4.3 PA
    Unlocked and ROM'ed Note 3!!!!!
  4. Droid Ninja
    cobravnm13's Avatar
    Member #
    193786
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,749
    Liked
    124 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid 3
    #3

    Re: [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors

    I pray this is real/true.
    OG Droid: Rooted running Steel Droid V10.0 [Retired]
    Droid 2: Rooted running CM9 [Retired]
    Droid 3: Rooted running Minimoto [Active]


    I rarely use DF on the desktop and mainly use Tapatalk, so if I don't or can't see something in your sig, a vid, or a pic, don't blame me!!!
  5. Master Droid
    comk4ver's Avatar
    Member #
    94035
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    605
    Liked
    20 times
    Phone
    Moto X... The Game?
    #4
    @lidia if you are leaving Verizon and don't care about your data speed (no 4G) then go for it! But if you do care then/or you're not leaving Verizon wait for July. Google announces their new line up then.

    I hope this phone will be the one to look forward I would definitely buy this one directly from Google.
  6. Master Droid
    Dusty's Avatar
    Member #
    27087
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    DC/NoVA
    Posts
    713
    Liked
    174 times
    Phone
    Moto X / 4.4
    #5
    I heard Tom Brady hopes that the phone is a slider with a kick-stand.


    jroc and ntrddragn like this.
  7. Master Droid
    npro1464's Avatar
    Member #
    119344
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    417
    Liked
    32 times
    Phone
    Galaxy SIII
    #6
    $15/month to unlock it through Verizon? That's insane. I hope AdamOutler unlocks the bootloader and opens it up to everyone for $0/month.
  8. Droid Ninja
    cobravnm13's Avatar
    Member #
    193786
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,749
    Liked
    124 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid 3
    #7

    Re: [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by npro1464 View Post
    $15/month to unlock it through Verizon? That's insane. I hope AdamOutler unlocks the bootloader and opens it up to everyone for $0/month.
    Buy it from Google and it comes unlocked with no fee.
    OG Droid: Rooted running Steel Droid V10.0 [Retired]
    Droid 2: Rooted running CM9 [Retired]
    Droid 3: Rooted running Minimoto [Active]


    I rarely use DF on the desktop and mainly use Tapatalk, so if I don't or can't see something in your sig, a vid, or a pic, don't blame me!!!
  9. Super Moderator
    94lt1's Avatar
    Member #
    247267
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    SE TX
    Posts
    10,935
    Liked
    1414 times
    Phone
    DROID ULTRA MAXX
    Premium Member
    #8

    Re: [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors

    Guys, a little info about the 15$ unlock code through vzw, my person has told me that it also comes with dedicated tech support... and a few other things...

    Idk when they'll/if they'll unveil the full package, but this has been in the works for a little while.

    Idk all of the facts, just thought i'd pass along what little I heard.
    FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!
  10. Master Droid
    comk4ver's Avatar
    Member #
    94035
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    605
    Liked
    20 times
    Phone
    Moto X... The Game?
    #9
    No I refuse to believe that Verizon will be giving us technical support for unlocked phones. They do a terrible job now and they are not capable of keeping up with the technology.
    It would be like having a junior mechanic taking care of souped up NASCAR vehicles.
    I would rather give the money to a developer or team for a rom.
    Carry on.
    Rodimus4180 and liftedplane like this.
  11. Droid Ninja
    cobravnm13's Avatar
    Member #
    193786
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,749
    Liked
    124 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid 3
    #10

    Re: [Rumor] Silliness Abounds with New Moto X Phone Rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by 94lt1 View Post
    Guys, a little info about the 15$ unlock code through vzw, my person has told me that it also comes with dedicated tech support... and a few other things...

    Idk when they'll/if they'll unveil the full package, but this has been in the works for a little while.

    Idk all of the facts, just thought i'd pass along what little I heard.
    Maybe so, but I've never used VZW tech support and I never will. This great forum (plus the interwebz) has done, and will always do, a better job than them. I've never had to replace a phone either.
    OG Droid: Rooted running Steel Droid V10.0 [Retired]
    Droid 2: Rooted running CM9 [Retired]
    Droid 3: Rooted running Minimoto [Active]


    I rarely use DF on the desktop and mainly use Tapatalk, so if I don't or can't see something in your sig, a vid, or a pic, don't blame me!!!

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 45
    Last Post: 02-03-2013, 09:15 AM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 02:46 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 09:14 AM
  4. Replies: 86
    Last Post: 02-05-2011, 12:45 AM
  5. Next Moto Droid rumors?
    By dakoop in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-04-2010, 03:43 PM

Search tags for this page

moto x device specs
,

moto x phone

,
moto x phone rumors
,

moto x phone specs

,
moto x rumors
,
moto x rumours
,
x phone news
,
x phone rumors
,
x-phone
,
xphone, intel
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+