Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

02 August, 2013
The phone will be sold unlocked at full price and will come with a completely stock version of Android.

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  • Tony Fyffe

Following the source link to "The Verge," I don't see their source of this "information."

When did Google make this announcement, and why haven’t I read something from an official source, since I’ve been scouring the web for Moto X information lately? I find it hard to believe that Google/Motorola will take the Moto X’s mediocre hardware and sell it running stock Android. Motorola has defended the mediocre specs, explaining exactly how and why this phone is much more than the sum of its parts.

To sell the phone with stock Android would eliminate the active listening that makes the phone “touch free,” the “contexual awareness” it touts, the “Active Notifications” that spare battery life, and it would make the custom X8 processor a waste of space. This is so outlandish, I’d be surprised to see it happen. But, hey, they’re selling two Play Edition phones that have IR blasting hardware without any IR blasting software drivers, so I guess anything can happen.

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  • 2013-08-16 20:36
  • kbcU
  • Jidotoni

I wish i had the money to buy google's for produced smartphone

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  • 2013-08-07 07:16
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  • Marco M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-03 14:19 from 2@Sf - click to readUSA and Canada only.

It will be informed at a later point where the global version will be available and what it will be called.

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  • 2013-08-05 08:57
  • 5i4e
  • Anonymous

How to check which country will be available?

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  • 2013-08-03 14:19
  • 2@Sf
  • kamikazi

yeppy! but wait... i dont think in iran i can customize or anything :S anyway i maybe for for low chance sell my s4 and get this!

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  • 2013-08-03 12:09
  • xL}2
  • Liam

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-02 21:37 from t1$A - click to readI dont think the amount of cores really is a reason to not want a phone haha.

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  • 2013-08-03 00:15
  • 4JvY
  • Anonymous

All this hype for a dual core phone. Not worth the money.

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  • 2013-08-02 21:37
  • t1$A
  • almeladze

" it's unlikely though that google would offer the moto x in any other color option other than the standard black and white" - then why are you posting a pic of all kinds of colors phones along with your article?!

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  • 2013-08-02 15:28
  • kBFt
  • Abhijeet Kumar

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-02 12:56 from theV - click to readLOL...Same here mann... Cant get any of google devices in my country (INDIA)

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  • 2013-08-02 14:36
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  • Anonymous

Motorola always disappoint their users,they said that Moto x will be a super phone but it isn't. Motorola doesn't even have a quad-core phone just like the other. Some other phone even start to use octa-core.

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  • 2013-08-02 14:24
  • PTGn
  • Samy

> In reply to swamy035 @ 2013-08-02 13:03 from i49I - click to readCan you tell me where you managed to find it off contract?? Did you find the droid maxx too??

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  • 2013-08-02 14:01
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  • Lapax

199 on 2 year contract and you expect 299 for off-contract? Don't think that's gonna happen.

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  • 2013-08-02 13:26
  • PGsY
  • swamy035

$299 ??? I don't see it happening..
droid mini costs $499 off contract - same inner but with smaller display.

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  • 2013-08-02 13:03
  • i49I
  • Anonymous

"Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
We're working to bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible.
Please check back again soon."

Where the do you think I live?? NARNIA??

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  • 2013-08-02 12:56
  • theV
  • Al

I'll get one when they make it IP67 rated and unlock the bootloader. I'm still using my 3-year old Defy which is IP67 (tough) and running JB 4.3 from Cyanogen with great performance.

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  • 2013-08-02 12:45
  • j@Hw
  • Droid Ghost

No matter what people says the Moto X beat on benchmarks even some of your best phone HTC One, GS4(octa) or GS4(S600) CPU.

Only 10MP camera but beat all your best camera phone.

Best design and personalisation and 18 colors.

Flexible screen Gorilla glasse.

Touchless phone with Google Now acting for you.

24h00 to use with only a batterie of 2200mah

And a S4 Pro CPU that perform almost like or even better in some point then the GS4(octa).

Moto X for the brst experance.

Just say the Magic word " Google Now".

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  • 2013-08-02 12:30
  • NrQg
  • Anonymous

> In reply to CNagieb @ 2013-08-02 11:17 from nI{b - click to readsure it saying cost $299

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  • 2013-08-02 12:23
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  • Marco M

> In reply to Droid Ghost @ 2013-08-02 11:12 from NrQg - click to readI sure hope so.

Still tempted to buy a personalized one from play store, and forward from my US address

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  • 2013-08-02 12:19
  • 5i4e