Google has confirmed that its highly anticipated Moto X smartphone will launch later this year. The Moto X will be equipped with a 720p display, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 10-megapixel camera. It is also rumored to include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The smartphone’s display size remains a mystery, although earlier reports suggested it will measure between 4.3-inches and 4.7-inches diagonally. The Moto X will be manufactured in the United States.
The phone will also come with a new voice command system (called Moto Magic), which is always on. This voice command system works with Google Now to answer user queries or perform tasks.
Another new feature of the Moto X is the way that it provides notifications. Rather than relying on a notification LED, the Moto X’s display will indistinctly show “active updates,” which include the time and an icon for the app that wants the user’s attention.
The phone also seems to sport a tweaked camera app that removes the need of a shutter or capture button and you can click anywhere on the screen to take a picture. Long-press will increase the count of the taken images (burst shot).
The video (now in private) of this first Google – Motorola flagship phone roamed around the internet a while ago showing off the basics in the Motorola Moto X software experience.
In a Wall Street Journal report, Google is expected to allow its Motorola hardware unit to spend several hundred million dollars—and possibly upward of $500 million—to market the highly-anticipated device in the U.S. and some overseas markets, including in Europe.
In 2012, Google Inc finally closed the deal with China on its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI)