Motorola has named their next flagship smartphone as Moto X.
By announcing the name, Woodside has put a permanent full stop to the rumours regarding the next flagship smartphone from Motorola. This would be the first major device from the company, after Google has taken over the company.
The funny part regarding the production of the Moto X smartphones is that, they are getting built in the same Texas plant, where Nokia handset used to be made. Almost seventy percent of the smartphone will be built in the US, making it the very first smartphone built I the country, said Mr. Woodside.
Woodside added that the device will be reaching the hands of the customers by the month of October this year itself. As per the hints of the CEO, the phone will be releasing worldwide.
Other than the releasing news, Mr. Woodside hinted that the new Moto X phone will be having a handful of sensor oriented applications. For example, the phone will act differently if you drive a car beyond the set limit. Howzzat? Another added advantage of the phone is that it will be consuming very less battery life, as per the claims of the company. As the official announcement has been made, we will hear more about the specs and features of the device eventually.
Though the company has been in the smartphone market for a pretty long time by now, they could not find a rhythm in the market. Even after presenting good featured smartphones with decent spec sheets, Motorola phones could not go much on the marathon.
Woodside detailed yet another unique feature of the phone. He calls the phone "contextually aware", which means that the phone can understand whether it is kept in a pocket or whether it is kept out side. In short, it will know what you want it to do before you do it.
Woodside seemed to be really optinistis about the strategy of the company. "We'll launch a handful of smartphones that aren't the end, but show where the company is heading," he said.
Woodside didn’t forget to mention the contributions and supports of Google in the make of the smartphone. He said that the Moto X is supported by parts of Google, such as finance and legal, but Android is completely independent and Motorola is managed like any other partner. "We are treated as a separate company," he said.
Let’s hope that at least this hope of Motorola be a successful one. It all depends up on how much the company could put in to practical. As there are no information about the expected price tag of the yet to come smartphone, Motorola will have to be very conscious in deciding the price tag.