[Rumor] New Motorola X Phone & Motorola Nexus Phone Details Leak

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  1. dgstorm

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    Did you sprinkle some salt on your eggs this morning? If not throw a bit on your sandwich at lunch and call it good, because you will want to include a grain or two of the stuff with today's Motorola rumors. Despite the disclaimer, we must admit to being excited about today's fresh Moto X Phone + More rumors. We will break them down for you in a quick quote just to get the ball started quickly,

    Now that you have digested that smorgasbord of Motorola goodness, let's discuss how this new intel lines up with previous rumors and what it could potentially mean for the market as well as what the overall picture might look like.

    First, this launch timeframe seems pretty solid, although we have also heard a November time-frame. Of course, that November launch could have simply been confused with number 6 which is the Motorola Nexus device. Speaking of which, let's jump forward to number six for a second and bask in that glory a bit. Many of us have been clamoring for a Moto Nexus phone for sometime. We are certainly hoping this is true, although we aren't sure how having this new exclusive X Phone branding will work while competing with Nexus. It seems a bit counter-intuitive. Still, it could work and we wouldn't complain.

    Now let's take a peek at number 2. This seems to confirm earlier reports that the X Phone line will be a specialty option of configurable devices. It puts a small damper on it in terms of total versatility of customization, but to be fair, this is actually what most of us at HQ expected to happen for the initial launch of a user customizable phone. It seemed unrealistic to start off with a completely hardware customizable handset, because it would take quite a bit of complex overhead to make that possible.

    On to number three. This one makes us a bit sad, but it does line up with what Google themselves have said. Earlier they shared that the next devices coming down the pipe won't "wow" by their standards. Still, being comparable to the HTC One isn't bad at all. Marry this with the X Phone branding and Motorola's legendary quality of materials and it still looks like a star player for sure.

    As for number four, well this seems like an intriguing if not altogether useful new idea. Of course, it's entirely possible that Motorola might have stumbled onto a really cool new innovation that could end up on future devices. We will have to wait and see this feature in action before we pass judgment.

    With number five, this also is not surprising and jives with the previous statements from Google. They shared an 18 month pipeline of older devices still exists that they must filter through before they can get onto focusing on the bigger stuff. Who knows... maybe some of these devices will be both affordable and impressive. The Motorla Droid M was a sleeper hit for the manufacturer, so just as long as they don't spam the market with too much crap, this could be okay.

    We already covered number six, but don't mind reiterating our previous point with a resounding... YAY!

    Finally, the seventh rumor seems to suggest that Google plans to create an ecosystem of interconnected devices. In fact, additional intel on this subject has been coming down the pipe suggesting that Google plans to make all their devices interoperable. From Google Glass, to the X Phone & next Nexus phone, to this Google watch, we are likely to see Google's ecosystem begin to interact with each other in more meaningful and useful ways. We may even start to see the baby steps of a major convergence for all of these devices, including Google TV and Android powered smart appliances next year.

    That's a quick summary of just some of what this new intel could mean. Of course, we want to hear what you guys think of all of this. Sound off in the thread your likes and dislikes about any and/or all of this.

    Source: AndroidandMe
     
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    #3 isn't a let down at all... What task is the HTC One unable to perform because of it's processor? Tons of processor is good but right now processors have outpaced software by a WIDE margin. By the time this phone is old news it'll probably still be capable, and by then it's replacement will have been released.
     
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    Whispers of rumors and rumors of whispers... While it would be nice to choose the outer casing material I'd imagine the price goes up significantly. I remember testing out customization options on an alienware laptop several years ago and when I chose the most drool-worth specs the final price was in the $5k range.. way outside of my budget. Thus while users may be able to customize their X phone they'll have to consider not only what they want but what they can afford.
     
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    Only thing I'm waiting to see is if I can get a Qwerty keyboard on the thing...
     
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    mhmmhm, Carbon Fiber casing :hail:
     
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    A physical keyboard would be awesome. Another option I hope is available is the choice to have a removable battery instead of an embedded battery. While JellyBean brought new life to my Droid 4 I would like to have NFC which I'm sure the majority of new devices coming out will have.
     
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    Don't forget IR!!!
     
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    A Motorola Nexus? That'd be interesting to watch

    Tapped from a Nexus
     
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    Exactly. I see some articles acting like the HTC One is a Droid Eris or something... And doesn't the US GS4 come with a Snapdragon? The US GS4 and HTC One are already on par...
     
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    Definitely interested to say the least. The one thing I'd be interested is a premium, 4 inch phone.

    I wonder if it'll come with an SD card slot? Also interested in seeing what a Moto Nexus would look like. Lots of goodies coming down the pipeline. Good thing I have the S3 to hold me over!
     
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    IR.. you mean Infrared? I haven't seen IRDA tech on a device since my old HP PDA. I think IRDA is a dead tech not likely to be seen in devices ever again. Logitech has a WiFi to Infrared universal remote that lets you run their poorly designed app in an attempt to use your phone as a remote for your entertainment system. There was another one that used bluetooth tech but I think it was a lot more expensive. While it would be cool to use your phone as a universal remote, unfortunately I don't expect IR to be a built-in feature.
     
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    the S4 is coming out with it. I don't know if they still do, but the real estate market used IR for their lock boxes, this makes it on the phone VERY useful.
     
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