It was widely believed that the next Nexus-branded smartphone would be unveiled in October, and Google came through with the official announcement on Wednesday, October 15.
Motorola has just launched new Moto X ads that takes a dig at other smartphones by calling them “Lazy Phone.”
The ads are quite brilliant, and highlight some of the features of Moto X such as Touchless control, Active Display and Quick Capture.
Google’s Motorola launched the much-awaited smartphone, Moto X, to take on competition from Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 yesterday. We initially thought it won’t be a high-end device, however the pricing and the features suggest that Motorola wants to take on Apple and Samsung head on.
Motorola unveils Moto X; comes with a plethora of customization options, Touchless Controls, 24-hour Battery
One of the reasons, Google bought Motorola for $12.4 billion was for its patent portfolio. However, it looks like things haven’t worked out for Google as they had planned, as the U.S. International Trade Commission upheld a judge’s finding, which invalidated Motorola’s sensor patent.
In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phone—a phone unlike the Nexus which would be completely controlled by Google. Features? Unbreakable screens, long battery life, and wireless charging are all rumored to be part of a mythic Google X phone
As part of the ongoing patent case between Apple and Motorola Mobility (i.e. Google) in Miami, Moto/Google have been asking Apple for access to iOS 6 source code to check for patent infringements. All perfectly normal and acceptable thing to ask for. Except Apple hasn’t provided the source code, despite promises to do so for months.