Motorola's New Flagship is called the Moto X

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  1. cereal killer

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    Motorola’s Dennis Woodside revealed Motorola's new flagship handset at D11 today and it sure does sound like quite a piece of technology. The new flagship will be called Moto X (previously rumored as the X Phone), and it will be built in a Fort Worth, Texas factory that was once used by Nokia to make phones. For what it's worth 70% of the actual assembly happens in the US with processors from Taiwan and OLED screens from Korea rounding out the final assembly. Woodside isn't giving away many details at this stage, but he did tease that he had one in his pocket and that the smartphone will be 'contextually aware' essentially "knowing what you want to do before you do." Some other nuggets he dropped revealed that the Moto X will "broadly distributed" across numerous carriers, and that "the support of the carriers has been fantastic."

    Woodside did touch on the issue of battery life and his response was very interesting, he said : "I'll save the details for later, but the industry issue of battery life is a huge problem. Motorola has some of the world's best engineers and systems designers who spend their lives on that problem. There are two processors in the device that creates a system that allows you to do such a thing." Yes, he just said two processors. As of this writing the rumored time frame for release is October 2013. There you have it folks! The Moto X is shaping up to be one fantastic piece of technology.

    UPDATE: According to Motorola's press release, which conflicts with CEO Dennis Woodside's interview, the Moto X will launch this summer.

    Source: TheNextWeb
     
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    Interesting... I can't wait to actually see the phone.. I've been wanting to go to Motorola when I get my next upgrade. When this phone comes out it'll definitely be something that devs will probably scramble to get their hands on..
     
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    Thanks CK, I've been hoping for an update on the elusive beast. It's nice to get more news.

    In the meantime, I checked my eyeballs and they're still safe in their sockets. ;) I have to say the hype isn't quite living up to my hope -- "contextual awareness" sounds like a term the marketing guys worked up to put a new spin on "location awareness" ("Yeah, you see...'contexts' are broader and more general than 'locations'!") and multi-processor battery management (*sigh*) -- yeah, that was the whole idea behind dual and quad cores, i.e., distribute the workload across processors so that they could run at a lower speed, and reduce power consumption. I'm thinking...this feels like a heavy dose of Emperor's New Clothes.

    If this is all there is (oh yeah, I shouldn't forget...multiple colors, user-selected hardware features, "broadly distributed" across carriers, etc.), I'll predict the Moto X is not coming close to breaking the top 5. It sounds like all sound and fury, signifying a great big "meh". Where's the WOW-factor when you most need it?

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    Qwerty keyboard option or no dice. *ass firmly planted*
     
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    Interesting news....good news is I have time to save up. Bad news is its coming right around the time the next gen consoles might appear....

    Gotta find out more about that battery/2 processors thing. Is it gonna be Tegra and the 5th core type thing?
     
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    I thought the same thing, but he said 2 processors, Not another core. I dunno.....
     
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    This could be interesting...let's hope for a big step forward in innovation...not another slight step forward while being mopped up by Samsung....it hurts to say that.....but moto needs to get moving forward..not sitting on their cans..
     
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    He's almost sitting on his can in that pic. I think they lowered his chair a tad too much. : )

    I'm happy to see Moto has something innovative coming.
     
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    updated story, according to Moto's press release the Moto X will release this summer....as the world turns :)
     
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    so it's like the international version of the S4, one processor for the mundane stuff and one for when you need to crank up the power

    sounds about right with Moto, press release says summer and that turns out to be October (can you tell I'm still disgruntled by the Bionic fiasco?)
     
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    Ahh...Big.LITTLE...I forgot all about that. Might be possible. Are there any other US phones using Exynos 5....
     
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    If this device turns out to be half of what's advertised I'll have to look at it for sure.

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