I'm not touching on the pricing of the phones because in the year and a half I've been lurking everything I've seen about phones is exactly the same before, during and after the launch. When the S4 was announced there were complaints that $600($200 on contract) is not worth the fancy new tv remote and touchless controls and they might as well save $50($150 on contract) and just get the S3; but now that it's released and what not it's suddenly totally worth the $600 simply because it has a fancy processor in it and the S3 is old. The other reason I'm not touching on the pricing of the phones is because the pricing of the phones is not worth the hardware no matter which phone it is; it's not worth it in the GN2/3, it's not worth it in the S4, the HTC One and the 3 new droids on Big Red. There is absolutely no reason for an 8 core processor with 3 gigs of ram on your phone because there's next to nothing that will have a legitimate need for that kind of power. Currently running 4.2.2 on my BIONIC and there's nothing chugging and I only have a dual core and 1 gig of ram. If older phones were going to receive all the new software updates and what not I would without a doubt be buying one of those phones because this whole "cram the most powerful toys into this case" race is getting ridiculous. If awesome features I'm going to have an actual use for are going to be part of a phone, while also having an awesome design to them then I would without a doubt pay $600 for it. That makes much more sense than paying $600 for a phone with toys that are ONLY good for benchmark scores. "In order to enjoy that fancy software, good battery life, and cool features, ANY device has to have the the hardware that is POWERFUL enough to support those things. Software depends on the hardware it is being installed on. Processor and RAM= the abilities of the software to perform efficiently and correctly. Same goes for why computers now have bigger hard drives, more powerful processors and loads of RAM." Erm not sure how to multiquote so forgive me. I'm aware of this, and that's exactly what moto did with the x, everything they've done(at least from what's been advertised) has been about getting the hardware and software to mesh perfectly, which is what i've been dreaming about in a phone for ages.