Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Briefly: Moto X Google Play Edition inbound, Moto X not for Europe

Briefly: Moto X Google Play Edition inbound, Moto X not for Europe
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Online
Reply With Quote
Aug 2, 2013, 05:48 AM
 
The Moto X will be getting a Google Play Edition according to the handset maker. The just revealed Moto X runs a largely unmodified version of Android 4.2.2, but device will have its OS lightly customized for each of the five US carriers that the device will be sold on. Although Motorola hasn't revealed when the Google Play Edition will go on sale through the Google Play store, it will be free from carrier apps and other mods, meaning that it will receive software updates more quickly and will ship out of the box with Android 4.3.

Although featuring mid-range specifications including a 720p 4.7-inch display and a dual-core Snapgragon S4 Pro chip that is a generation old yet priced in a similar bracket to high-end devices, Motorola is offering users more customizability for the handset than has previously been seen. With over 2,000 color combinations possible, Motorola decided to move its manufacturing operations to Texas, so that its US customers could get a tailored device and have it shipped within five days of placing the order. This is one of the reasons that Motorola won't be releasing the device in Europe.

Instead, Motorola has said that 'Moto X' is going to be a new brand, with a range of other products that will also pick up the Moto X name, but which may also have variations on this to help separate them in the market place. For example, its new Droid line of high-end smartphones consists of the Droid Max, Droid Ultra and the Droid mini. European users along with developing markets can look forward to the new devices arriving "within months," which could also include entry-level models targeted at the pre-paid market. [via The Verge]


     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:37 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2