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Motorola’s Moto X is Here; What You Need to Know

Motorola has finally released their flagship device the Moto X. Although there have been many leaks about this device, we now get an official look at what the Moto X has to offer. This phone is the first device that Motorola has built from scratch since it was acquired by Google.

The Moto X is a great mid-tier device and Motorola is banking on its ability to customize and  some great software features can give it a competitive advantage against fellow Android-provider Samsung and Apple’s iPhone.

According to forbes.com:

“The Moto X features a high-resolution 4.7-inch screen, 16-gigabytes of memory and a 10 megapixel camera and starts at $199 for a base model (with a two-year contract).”

One of the main features of the new Moto X is its voice recognition app.

As reported by reviewer at theverge.com:

“Chief among those features is always-on voice recognition — when I first picked up the Moto X, [the SVP of product] it had me say, ‘Okay Google Now,’ three times into the voice training app. Once I’d done that, the phone knew me. The Moto X won’t respond to anyone else, and will even respond to you in the midst of a loud, crowded room.”

This feature will allow users to prompt the phone to do a myriad of tasks like set and alarm, make a call, tell you the weather, etc. The “Okay Google Now” feature is very similar to the iPhone voice assistant Siri, but with the Moto X  you can you use it without pressing any buttons.

The Moto X also offers many color variations and customizable options for users.

“There are actually 504 potential versions of Moto X — the 18 available backplate covers, from concrete gray to hot pink, are just the start. You can also choose a black or white front panel, and the side-mounted buttons and the ring around the rear camera lens come in seven different colors. You have to pick between 16 and 32GB of storage. And then you can engrave the back of your phone,” according to theverge.com article.

Although the Moto X is a well-designed device, with custom looks and cool software features, Motorola basically put out mid-tiered device but gave it top-tier pricing.

For the $200 and a two-year contract users can get the best device offerings from other companies such as the iPhone 5, The Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One X.

So while this is a step in the right direction for Motorola and Google, I foresee them having to cut the price on the Moto X for it to move significant units. I also expect them to make a better device in the future.

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