12
Jul
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America's most patriotic phone has resurfaced, this time in the hands of Google executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. As we've seen before, the phone sports a textured white back with a centered camera and the Motorola logo anchored just below. With an all-black front, the phone is comparable to the white version of the Nexus 4 or, perhaps, a plastic-y HTC One. For a phone that will ship in more colors than a bag of Skittles, it looks remarkably corporate friendly.

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Schmidt showed off the handset at the annual Allen and Co. conference yesterday in Sun Valley, Idaho. The week-long conference has occurred every year since 1983 and has featured a solid lineup of your usual technology giants, think Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, throughout its history. While the Moto X has been leaked before, these are some of the more vivid pictures to surface yet.

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Via: The Verge

Images via: Corriere.it

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ddpacino

    WANT! But can the glass be white also, PLEASE!

    • ExtraMedium

      Ehm.. that's the display. And no, it cannot.

      • ddpacino

        White iPhones and White Galaxy Ses have white fronts, outside of the display itself. CANNOT?? Please.

  • Cory_S

    What, no witty narrative like all the other sites?

    • Simon Belmont

      The Droid-Life one was pretty funny. What with Tim Cook showing up.

      But yeah, it's mostly unnecessary. Just report the news.

    • Michael Ta

      what, you expect everything needs to be lovely?

      • Cory_S

        Tough crowd...

    • alfreduran

      ;)

  • GreatNews

    Looks pretty nice

  • Tony

    Looks awesome, hope the rumors of today are true about later Moto offering an interchangeable metal back. Actually prefer metal but it scratches, so having it replaceable makes a lot of sense.

    • jammer

      Yeah, but a metal back on a phone that comes with plastic might be a signal killer. It depends on if it was designed for.

      • rock_steady

        yeah, because they will actually sell a product that does not work and the signal keeps dropping when you grip the phone.. where have i heard that before?

  • baza58

    Bring it on, Motorola!

  • troph

    This type of design new and unique. Can't tell too much but from those pics, props to Moto's design department.

  • Josh Phillips

    That looks a lot better than expected, actually. Attractive even.

  • evolutionx1

    That's a nice looking phone.

  • wdziemia

    Crossing my fingers for non-capacitive buttons. PLEASE! Thats all i ask and ill buy the phone! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grimmjow

      i wouldn't hold out for that. Capacitive buttons is what Google wants.

      • wdziemia

        But the nexus line is non-capacitive. Why would they want them?
        no buttons = more room for on-screen media = happier customers? right?

        • Grimmjow

          Sorry i may have got confused. There are three kinds of buttons according to me but the wording might vary - 1. Hard buttons like on iPhone and Samsung. 2. Soft capacitive buttons like on HTC (specifically Desire S since i had one) 3. On screen software buttons like Nexus 4.

          • wdziemia

            No worries! #2 is what i hate, #3 all the way

      • Android wins!

        If that's what they want, why do they put Software buttons on every product in the Nexus line?

      • Christian

        I think everyone is a little confused here. Just use the words "on-screen" or "hardware" navigation buttons as opposed to capacitive and non-capacitive :P lol. If you're being super technical, any kind of modern touch button is "capacitive"

        • wdziemia

          very true lol

    • ithehappy

      Not everyone is a kid like you, so no your wish won't be full filled, thank you for playing.

      • wdziemia

        Kid? Lol, and not everyone is as pessimistic as you my friend.

    • Mike Larrabee

      Android central has a pic of the front with it on, looks like software buttons.

  • Justin Foster

    From the frontal picture, it looks like the X has little-no bottom bezel. May just be the viewing angle + all black front.

  • Waleed Al Suwaimel

    "America's most patriotic phone" & "For a phone thatwill ship in more colors than a bag of Skittles". Haha! I love the Android Police! :D

    • Michael Ta

      They love you too! I hope..?

      • Bertel King, Jr.

        It's true. We do.

        • Michael Ta

          you guys do?

          • RyanWhitwam

            Bertel does not speak for the entire team. Most of us are so jaded we are incapable of love.

          • Michael Ta

            what is love?

          • shakerya

            baby don't hurt me

          • Michael Ta

            don't hurt me..

          • shakerya

            No more

        • Daniel DS

          NOW KISS

  • EH101

    Well, the white (back) doesn't wrap around to the front like the RAZR's that were leaked. That's a plus, in terms of hopefully not having the Crimson Chin.

  • Imran Al-Imran

    looks good. Defently not 5" screen

  • mr.klee

    This is still the best picture of the back, I think.

    • EH101

      Enlarging that photo really shows the texture well. Reminds me of the same texture Google had put on the Galaxy Nexus. Very nice, imo.

      • Ror

        As an owner of the white Galaxy Nexus I'm loving the continued panda look of this device.

  • alfreduran

    Looks gorgeous...love it! ;)

  • MagicMiguel

    Someone get those dry hands some lotion!

  • Chris

    doesn't look like it'd sit on a table to well.

  • Josh

    I like it from what I can see. kudos to the design team behind it. very clean. Now we just need some official specs on this and the new ultra line!

  • Scott

    Now for the specs...

  • backslash

    Finally a potential successor for my aging Galaxy Nexus.

    • Ror

      As long as it has a replaceable or huge battery.

      • backslash

        All Iam asking for is a (nearly) stock Android experience with software buttons, a display around 4,5", a huge replaceable battery and LTE. Only letdown to date is the headphone jack on top of the Moto X. That makes absolutely no sense e.g if u want to use the phone in the car.

        • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

          It makes total sense if you use an aux cord. Phone sits on seat beside you and the cord doesn't get in the way when you go to pick it up.

          • backslash

            My phone sits in the holder on my dash where it belongs and if the cable needs to get plugged on top it will always get in your way. This is is the only way you may use a phone while driving atleast here in germany.

          • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

            Seems more awkward and not safe to have to reach up to the dash than grabbing it from the seat.

  • BRNSMRF

    Looks sexy. Want.

  • Elias

    Screen seems too small. At the very least, hope it has software buttons, microsd and front-facing speakers.

    • Elias

      Just enlarged one of the photos and the phone seems to have a speaker grill on the top, near the camera. Well, fuck. I like my N4 enough to keep it for a year or so, and I hope they don't fuck up with the next Nexus.

  • Mike Larrabee

    THAT is a sexy looking phone. Cannot wait. My Gnex on V is showing it's age.

  • Pessimist

    Anyone notice that the uppermost right-hand corner of the device remains covered in all the leaked images...
    I wonder why?

    • backslash

      Possibly some kind of unique id of the prototype device...