In May of 2012, Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. This gave Google an official entry into the hardware play and puts them in direct competition with Apple.
Their first showing post acquisition? The mysterious Moto X.
Rumoured to launch in either September or October 2013, they’ve recently started a sign-up page to register interest in a phone nobody’s even seen yet.
Based on the rumour mill, it seems like the phone’s hardware will be mid-end, but topped up with a bunch of interesting software features. Below are some of the specs and features speculated, together with a leaked picture of how the phone may look.
- Of course, being a company of Google, we can probably expect the phone to have the native android experience, devoid of carrier bloat and layered UI like HTC Sense or Samsung’s Touchwiz.
- One of its first selling points is the ability to customise the phone with 12 colourful back panels.
- It may ship with the new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
- Display size will be between 4.7″ to 5.0″, with a 720p resolution.
- Use of Sapphire Glass, which is purportedly 3 X stronger than Gorilla Glass.
- 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor, with 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage.
- 10MP back facing and 2MP front facing cameras.
Also, it seems that Google is prepared to spend up to $500 million to market the Moto X.
What do you think? Yay or Nay?