Ready for a new Motorola flagship? The Moto X is still a favorite, but it’s high time for a refresh. A new batch of leaked images show what’s believed to be the followup, unofficially dubbed the X+1. In addition to the video, we’re also getting details on what the potential specs will be.
Motorola is really, and suspiciously, stirring up some dust around its still current flagship, the Moto X. The company has now officially launched two new gimmicks for the smartphone, including the leaked 64 GB option as well as a chance to try out a Moto X with a deposit of only $0.01.
As they gear up to refresh their flagship Moto X, Motorola hasn’t given up on their current model. This Monday, you’ll be able to customize your Moto X, have it shipped to you, and try it out for 14 days — all for a penny. For one day only, Motorola will let you customize and try a Moto X nearly free of charge.
Motorola is likely priming their follow-up to the Moto X, last year’s darling of the Android world. The company also has a Moto 360 smartwatch coming soon, but what else is there? A new leak suggests there could be much more in the pipeline.
If the “assembled in the USA” tagline associated with Motorola’s Moto X was attractive to you, it’s soon to be a relic of the past. The handset maker will shutter its Texas plant, opened ahead of their Moto X release last year. The plant, which currently employs about 700, will shut down by the end of 2014.
The anniversary of the Moto X is coming up soon, and it could be indicative that Motorola is long overdue a 2014 flagship. This latest leaked photo would have us believe that, like many of its contemporaries, Motorola will be jumping the 5-inch mark right into a 5.2-inch 1080p smartphone.
Though the device is seeing its share of one-day sales and diminished mind share, the Moto X still has a bit of life left. A great handset on launch, Motorola’s current flagship is set for a subdued update that may give it one final push before we see the refreshed version. The news of a 64GB model may have also been confirmed by a carrier.
Motorola is once again dropping the price of their Moto X, likely an attempt to get rid of existing inventory ahead of their flagship refresh later this year. The Moto X pricing will only drop for 24 hours, so if you’ve yet to grab on, you’ll have one day to do so. For those interested in picking up one of the best Android devices still on offer for a really good price, May 1 is your lucky day.
This week the folks at Motorola have revealed their next play for the Moto X, pushing a number of college-themed handsets out for this spring season. Each of this wild variety of Moto X machines will have custom colors by Motorola - combinations of three colors therein - while the logos of the schools will be provided by the company known as Uncommon. Users can choose to work with the clear case or without, sticking with their school’s colors regardless.
Motorola's Moto Maker customization tool for the Moto X will spread internationally in Q2, the company has confirmed, offering buyers a way to create their own combination of colors for the Android handset. Launched in the US back in August, for the moment Moto Maker has only been offered in the one location. As of next quarter, though, buyers in Western Europe and Mexico will get the same abilities.
In 2012, Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, something that eventually led to the release of the Moto X and several DROID handsets. The big news this week has been the Internet giant's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, and that leaves consumers speculating about what comes next. According to some sources that have cropped up, Motorola's lineup is already solidified through this year and next.