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Motorola X not a phone, but a brand to rival the Galaxy lineup

16 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Motorola X not a phone, but a brand to rival the Galaxy lineup - read the full textUp until recently, the rumors regarding the Motorola X Phone suggested it was a single device that the Google-acquired smartphone maker was working on. However, the online gossip from a Motorola insider says that Motorola X will be brand, similar to the Samsung Galaxy. Allegedly, this is going...

 

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The GS4 is very disappointing, there's still room to make a near perfect phone, but at a $299 base it will definitely have some corners to cut. 128 gb on board storage is where I would start to consider a phone with no sd, which I would probably not use but rather be safe than start to juggle content. Waterproof is a must have for me as I've destroyed all my phones from dust and moisture. Although I like getting a new phone every year or less, it would be nice to spend the money on something else. I don't wear protection it lessens the experience, so no cases for me.

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  • 2013-03-16 19:34
  • Td84

if that's true then Samsung is finally getting the boot they deserve from google

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  • 2013-03-16 19:25
  • NhLU

The brand name "Motorola" does not have a good impression among the world. So, even if they launch something really good, it will take years to build up the face value.

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  • 2013-03-16 19:24
  • LixI

google has to cut their pockets for advertisements, marketing n everywhere availability of their moto x to beat galaxy series... sony is now focussing on marketing so it has ability to catch samsung but still seems too far to reach where samsung is today...

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  • 2013-03-16 19:21
  • U{hH

Motorola design very ugly

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  • 2013-03-16 19:16
  • U}}x

IPS panel

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  • 2013-03-16 19:13
  • 3sEj

1- The Nexus series is a necessary evil. Ideally, it must end when there are handsets with its qualities: no bloat, pure AOSP with Google Apps and especially good hardware support, for the same reasons that --- thankfully --- Lenovo and Dell don't make their own operating systems.

2- Be wary of any Motorola promises, don't count with that egg which is still in the chicken. Hopefully, with Google in the helm, things will be different.

3- I don't know if carriers (american ones, that is) will willingly lose control of their subsidized phones. If the phone comes from Play, it doesn't even make sense, it's not any different from now. However, if they mean even the subsidized ones, I seriously doubt it.

Maybe this is just a rumor.

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  • 2013-03-16 19:10
  • 8Uga

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-16 18:57 from njxA - click to readAMOLED is disadvantage for me. But who am I, I just know a lot about AMOLED

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  • 2013-03-16 19:06
  • Lec1

> In reply to anonymous ultra HD @ 2013-03-16 18:53 from pTfy - click to readi love the xz but the screen on the gs4 is better.anything else is better on the xz

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  • 2013-03-16 19:05
  • Pc5P

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-16 18:57 from njxA - click to readXperia Z screen problem is from software its kernel. I read it in xdadevelopers. And i don't think Samsung is better in camera.

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  • 2013-03-16 19:01
  • pTfy

> In reply to anonymous ultra HD @ 2013-03-16 18:53 from pTfy - click to readCamera is better on S4 and the screen is AMOLED, its special. Xperia Z have better body, its nicer to look at.

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  • 2013-03-16 18:57
  • njxA

I was waiting for a nexus from Sony. :-(

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  • 2013-03-16 18:56
  • pTfy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-16 18:47 from 2IsP - click to readAgree. But just processors(cuz its newer). Camera,screen and body better in Z.

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  • 2013-03-16 18:53
  • pTfy

So, NO More Nexus series ?
It all makes sense to aquire Motorola. Pricing is Key factor, if there are multiple devices in the X series, the low end and mid range phones should pose some competition to the galaxy series.

But samsung has an advantage, its available globally. Google + moto have to work real hard to penetrate into markets.

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  • 2013-03-16 18:52
  • 7tU6

> In reply to kfk @ 2013-03-16 18:34 from tUn{ - click to readjust a dream

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  • 2013-03-16 18:52
  • MDVw

> In reply to kfk @ 2013-03-16 18:34 from tUn{ - click to readAnd with WP :(

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  • 2013-03-16 18:50
  • niyy

> In reply to Ricky Bobby Johnson @ 2013-03-16 18:27 from p33V - click to readSeems ur blind and can't see the Xperia z. He's right.

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  • 2013-03-16 18:48
  • pTfy

> In reply to emadshiny @ 2013-03-16 18:18 from Lime - click to read

sxz is using an old processor, snapdragon s4.
sgs4 is using the new exynos octo core.


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  • 2013-03-16 18:47
  • 2IsP

May sounded too optimistic a date for an official announcement of the phone (it's probably just a moniker and will be callled something else in the end) but we can hope I guess.

HTC rose to the top of Android when they released the first Nexus, followed by similar success by Samsung. People are starting to pay more attention to LG now, even as Samsung continue their reign. Maybe Motorola will really be back in business this year.

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  • 2013-03-16 18:36
  • bxYx

> In reply to Ricky Bobby Johnson @ 2013-03-16 18:27 from p33V - click to readPff HTC is dead, Samsung has no worries. Sony is now the second android manufacturer in the west (Huawei is the second but mainly in asia), so they are Samsung biggest with Apple threats. HTC flagship are not selling well and the One is delayed in some country, Samsung must be laughing at HTC. HTC is so affrayed that their executives are making bashing comments on the S4. Nokia, LG, HTC and Motorola are not even in the top 5 smartphone manufacturers

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  • 2013-03-16 18:35
  • 08ME

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