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08-01-2013, 10:53 PM #1
Analysts Claim Moto X Won’t Attract iPhone Users
Despite all the features it offers, Motorola’s Moto X handset is better suited to alter the Android landscape than draw consumers away from Apple’s iPhone according to one noted analyst. In a recent report discussing the possible effects Motorola’s Moto X handset, which was unveiled at a special event recently. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster shared that the new handset isn’t “significantly different than [the Galaxy S4 and HTC One] to change the current market dynamics between Android and iPhone.”
Motorola’s new flagship device sports an array of features currently unavailable on any other device. Chief among these is a constant listening mode, in which the phone’s audio sensors are always active and listening for voice input from a user. The Moto X learns its owner’s voice and can use voice input to set reminders, search the web, send messages and carry out other tasks. It also features a number of gesture controls including a camera that is activated by flicking one’s wrist while holding the phone. Inside, it will pack a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with a 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait CPU and quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, as well as a 2,200 mAh battery which offers 24 hours of life.
Most importantly, the design of the phone will be a big point of emphasis for Motorola. Built in the United States, the Moto X will offer consumers an array of design options for the chassis as well as a choice between 16 GB and 32 GB of storage. Customers can buy the device either online or in store and design it on Motorola’s site. The Moto X is the Google-owned manufacturer’s latest attempt at clawing back some market share in a mobile phone segment that largely left it behind. Motorola continually tried to keep pace since consumers began moving to smartphones but it has been outstripped by both Apple and Samsung, which combine to take all of the profits in the industry.
Munster still believes the new handset won’t be enough to pull users away from the iPhone, which is the top-selling device in the U.S. Whether or not Motorola needs the Moto X to do so, is open to debate. Some observers note that Google needs Motorola to cease being an anchor on its earnings. Ever since the search giant bought the ailing manufacturer in 2012, widely thought as a move to gain access to the company’s patent hoard, Motorola has lost hundreds of millions of dollars for Google as its handsets have failed to gain traction.
Source: Piper Jaffray via AppleInsider
08-01-2013, 11:20 PM #2
I do like that its Made in the USA!! But yeah. Sticking with my iPhone. Still take quality and some of those features are useless to me. Lol
08-01-2013, 11:43 PM #3
If it was $299 off contract as reported earlier I would buy it just for the playing around with it. But $600 plus through att is no bargain considering the other phones available off contract. My upgrade comes in November so no rush.
08-01-2013, 11:49 PM #4
08-01-2013, 11:53 PM #5
If the iPhone 6 is a let down I'm definitely jumping ship but for tablets n laptops I'm all apple
08-02-2013, 12:06 AM #6
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08-02-2013, 04:38 AM #9
I don't think it's as good as my iPhone 5 although I read a tweet about Moto X blends the best of Motorola and Google shared by Enolsoft yesterday.
08-02-2013, 06:47 AM #10
Is that Pentile ?
Somebody tell me it's not.
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funny how you do a story on the new moto x but use a picture of a droid
08-02-2013, 10:50 AM #13
Bottom line is I think we have reached a point where most people will not switch from Android to iOS or iOS to Android, unless they can somehow take the Apps that they have purchased with them.
I think this is why Windows phones are having such a hard time getting any real traction as well, they just entered to late to be a real competitor in this market.
08-02-2013, 11:30 AM #14
I like the small bezels. Although I'm not seeing what's so special about it. Another huge 4.7" Android phone, aren't they quite commonplace? Plenty of 4.7" phones that have been out for awhile have better specs.
Couldn't find a pic of a Moto X? The pic in this article is of a Droid RAZR M.
08-02-2013, 03:34 PM #15
The two features I like about the Moto X is the voice training for google now and the camera twirl activation.. When should we see activator on cydia get updated to allow for that kind of motion? Also, currently what options do I have on cydia to replicate the whole voice scenario? I currently have Googiri installed and hands free control but hands free doesn't really work that well it seems..
08-03-2013, 05:43 PM #16
iOS is just getting stale to me. I need something different.
08-04-2013, 12:57 AM #17
"Designed by Greyhounds in Brazil. Made in the USA."
That's enough for me to seriously consider switching.
Three problems thatI see right off the bat: first, I paid bookoo money to have TomTom navigation on my iPhone 4. Second, I'm not a fan of lugging around 4.7 inches of bulk. Third, I'm kinda put off by a phone that's always got its ears turned on.