Motorola X Phone (Moto X) For Sprint Currently In Testing
Deidre Richardson | On 29, Jun 2013
We’ve seen the Motorola X phone headed to AT&T at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the same phone headed to Verizon and US Cellular as well. Now, we can confirm that the Motorola X phone, dubbed the Moto X, will also make its way to Sprint.
Motorola X Phone for Sprint Spotted in Photo
A recent photo of the Motorola X phone by Phone Arena shows a Motorola-branded device bearing the “M” logo at the top left of the phone with the words “Not For Sale” at the top middle and “Motorola Confidential Property” at the bottom middle. The smartphone itself appears to have a stock Android camera, and the usual Google Play Store app icon, as well as possibly a messaging app and email app icon.
At the bottom of the Motorola X phone screen lie the usual Google Chrome OS, Gmail, Contacts, and Phone icons. The capacitive touchscreen buttons at the very bottom of the Motorola X phone in question match those of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone. The material used on the front of the phone looks as if it is polycarbonate plastic.
Why the Motorola X Phone Impresses Me
While the device shows all the usual markers of a Google-made phone, the major specs of the phone are mid-end and may not impress the same tech crowd that will buy the GS4 and HTC One Google Edition smartphones from Google’s Play Store. At the same time, it is the software that will intrigue consumers. According to Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, the Motorola X phone (Moto X) will have contextual awareness and “perceive” the actions of smartphone users before they perform them.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside had this to say about the Motorola X phone’s contextual awareness:
Imagine when in the car, the device will know it is going to act differently so you can interact with it safely. Those are the kinds of things we’re doing with fundamental technology.
Motorola’s attempt to make the Motorola X phone more intuitive than ever before is an excellent way to sell a smartphone whose specs may not impress the most tech-conscious of us.
This is the most impressive feature of the phone, and we here at Tapscape will bring you coverage of the Motorola X phone software features as soon as we can get close to the device.
Motorola X Phone Specs: Don’t Underestimate the Hardware
Again, as we’ve confirmed in recent news, the Motorola X phone (Moto X) will come with a 4.7-inch display, 1280 x 720p screen resolution, 720p video recording, a 1.7Ghz processor, 16GB of memory storage and 2GB of RAM. Although tech enthusiasts believe Google’s Motorola X phone will usher in the reign of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the Moto X will at least have Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
While many Android tech fans may consider the Motorola X phone to be a mid-end phone instead of a premium, high-end device, the Motorola X phone can still compete with the iPhone 5 – what many consider to be a sufficient smartphone for an affordable price despite the imminent arrival of the iPhone 5S.
One feature that will prove refreshing to Google fans is that the Motorola X phone will have LTE, as the phone has participated in a Sprint LTE test recently. This is in stark contrast to the Nexus 4, which did not have LTE. Although some believe that the GS4 Google Edition smartphone recently introduced at the Google Play Store will solve that problem, I tend to believe that Google’s own Motorola X phone will do a better job of that.
What do you think? Is the Motorola X phone the one for you? Will you purchase the Motorola X phone when it comes out? Hit us up in the comments.