I really doubt it would be a dual core with all the hype from Motorola. It has to be a Quadcore.
A Quadcore has great advantages, faster and better battery life.
Someone said a dual core is fine. Well it's not especially if it's a flagship phone. I won't my apps to open up quickly. I want the HD games to play smooth (has to have a good GPU as well). Don't want any lag if I'm going to pay for a phone that much.
I am waiting for you moto X. But I will compare with your competitors
davidcs, 18 Jun 2013What?!?
Do you really think that smoother transitions throughout the system can be done wit... moreThe launcher in android is pretty much the same as "explorer" in windows.
While it's the main thing you see, it's not the core itself.
In android it's easy to replace it, as well as the messaging, calling apps. Hence giving you new performance and features.
In example. The TouchWiz is quite laggy, even on GS4. Changing to a better launcher, the lag disappears even though the android core remains the same. The launcher affects performance outside the launcher itself as well, and with 1-2GB phones it rarely comes to the point where the launcher is ever killed as a task and then re-opened once going back to home. So yes, changing launcher can dramatically affect the performance, looks and features of ones phone.
davidcs, 18 Jun 2013What?!? Do you really think that smoother transitions throughout the system can be done wit... moreNow that I think about it, you're right, launchers cover a different areas of smoothness that project butter didn't really touch and the menu/notification animations that butter tries to lock to 60FPS is an area that most launchers will never affect. The only behind the scenes upgrade I've really noticed is significantly better wifi-on battery life in 2.3+ devices, but that happened forever ago seeing how old 2.2 is.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2013Just to clerify, I love my android phone. I just wish they wouldn't go backwards with updates ... moreWhat?!?
Do you really think that smoother transitions throughout the system can be done with a different launcher? The launcher is just an app like any other... you can't use the launcher to change the behavior of the OS throughout the system?
Besides, there are many improvements being made under the hood now, things that the user generally don't see.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2013Why would anyone complain about it shipping with 4.2? Is there anything worth looking forward ... moreJust to clerify, I love my android phone. I just wish they wouldn't go backwards with updates that only add tiny improvements (if any at all). Basically all of the updates over the last two years have been things that could've been done with a different launcher (lockscreen/notification options and smoother transitions/animations). Two+ years is a long time to stagnate, and I hate knowing that future android versions will only fall further from the desktop-in-your-pocket experience I've enjoyed so much.
Why would anyone complain about it shipping with 4.2? Is there anything worth looking forward to in a newer version, or will it simply mean a few apps will need an update to be compatible and little else?
What has android added recently:
lockscreen widgets that you swipe over to use (the same amount of movement could've taken you to your regular homescreen that will hold MORE than one widget at a time)
Drag to expand notifications (or you could've clicked instead of using two-finger drag and gotten the entire thing already)
No more apps-to-SD functionality (wait, this is going backwards)
Some apps will no longer allow flash (once again, backwards for no reason.. they're doing MORE work to lessen compatibility instead of just leaving the option alone, which costs nothing)
Multiple user sign-ons (which they've implimented on about two tablets..and that's it so far)
Project Butter (only affects a couple of default menu transitions.. if you still have them turned-on that is)
Mobilemaster, 17 Jun 2013If these specs are real, then it seem they wants to kill them self. :P 1.7 GHZ Dual Core? 720 ... moreCorrection: No mention of memory card. Not that it won't have it at all.
720-screen and it's supposed be 4.7" so it doesn't need to be higher resolution, as it's already retina. Higher resolution would only strain the battery, cpu and gpu for no reason at all. 1080-screens are also fairly pointless on 5" inch screens, but anything larger than that and it's starting to make sense.
Anywho, be it the regular or T-version it will pack a powerful Adreno, more than powerful enough for 99 % of Androids users.
I was so hoping they would finally bring out their own camera tech that there's been rumors of so long. Hopefully this is it. For a while a was worried they'd hop on the train and use the same snooze of a 13MP Sony sensor everyone else uses nowadays, except from HTC.
Here's to hoping it's NOT a pentile amoled, and that it will get a great big battery.
We already know it will get a good price point :)
Wow the same chipset found on the Sony Xperia SP?! That phone is really fast even compared to last year's quad-cores! Hopefully they'll add a 3000+mA battery!!
Bart, 17 Jun 2013i was reading on several forums how people are dissapointed on the moto x scpes.
i ont get ... moreindeed!
2 GB of Ram is very good for 1.7ghz dual core.
look at those quadcores there that are running in 2gb of ram...? dont tell me they wont notice lag? lol..even pc lags..
If this phone is mid range budget around xperia sp with better camera quality and IP58 certified - dust and water proof. will definitely be a killer device.
They should not restrict the extended memory slot and removable battery stuff.
Cause Nexus 4 was around that range only.
Ha...ha...failure before it even launches. How does Moto consistently shoot itself in the foot year after year. Get off the Razr high horse and run this ship right moto.
It is middle of 2013, and MOTO is already behind, if they want to compete they have to introduce something better. If the Motorala can not build the better phone, that is not longer Motorola -that is a Noname company and I am not buying Apple's politic "that we make that you must buy" Motorola should come back, I wish.