Hurry up, ladies and gentlemen! If you sprint to Walmart between November 20th and 26th, you can apparently pick yourself up a very vintage Moto X running none other than Android 2.3. Those on-screen buttons and #HOLOYOLO accents look pretty spiffy on this fine Gingerbread device, don't they?

Curiously, on November 29th, the same phone not only drops to half price for Black Friday, it also gets a ninja upgrade to Android 4.2 and a $100 Walmart gift card (which is actually a pretty good deal since you're effectively netting 50 bucks - after signing a contract, of course).

The mention of "Android 2.3" also made it to the printed circulars (thanks, Stephen Scott!), as you can see below. Silly Walmart*.


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Update: /r/acj comes through with a rendition of their own:


* - for that inevitable "Slow news day?" comment, why yes, it is actually a slow news day (it's Saturday), thanks for pointing that out.

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  • Mehmet Fatih

    It must be a slow news day.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yay, people read fine prints!

      • squiddy20

        I actually missed it, read your comment, looked back at the article, and found it... :/

      • andy_o

        "One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in It's a nice day, or You're very tall, or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you alright? At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working."

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    LOL dumb asses.

  • http://www.virtuaniz.com/ Akshat Mittal

    Could have been even worse, "with iOS 2.3".

    • string

      LOL .. xD

    • Caneschi

      even worse, iOS 7

  • jak_341

    I am waiting for the OG Droid 15th anniversary edition, complete with Eclair themes!

  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    And Costco is selling "Verizon Samsung Moto X by Motorola" :facepalm:

    • Sean

      ...please tell me that was a joke.

      • Android Developer

        maybe this ad is from an alternative reality where they join forces...

      • paxmos

        No joke...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Where can this be seen?

      • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

        Yup, that's the one. Had received the flyer in email.

    • MafiaMM

      Look at Samsung and Motorola team up! Wow!

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    The Chromecast app got a facelift apparently, you could talk about that too! =)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Meh. It's a few days old and nobody uses the Chromecast app after the initial setup.

      • Ivan Martinez

        Speaking of Chromecast, Google finally added that killer feature we've been waiting on: the TV screen now has a link to Chromecast apps on the Play Store.

  • moelsen8

    moto x kitkat update is downgradeable. that's a newsworthy tidbit. first moto phone in 2+ years that you can downgrade the bootloader. also rootable..


  • Nabil L

    Meanwhile in France, the Nexus 4 is powered by Symbian.

  • eilegz

    fragmentation... its in google and android nature

  • Samyak Ranjan

    If I'm not wrong, won't this be the first GB device with 4G Connectivity? XD

    • Bronislav Shtrom

      Real 4g or "4g"? Cause my old My Touch 4g had T-Mobile "4g" with Froyo 2 years ago lol

      • Samyak Ranjan

        Obviously the real deal ;)

        • Bronislav Shtrom

          Thought so

  • MrNinjaPanda

    Most of the pre-installed apps on that phone will crash since they need at least android 4.0

  • Sean McAdam

    Who cares? Some random company had the wrong version written. This is really post-worthy?

    • black

      It made me chuckle.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yes, shaming them is part of our job.

  • Bruno

    So, Gingerbread is 4G compatible ? ... Walmart...

    • Vardan Nazaretyan

      HTC Thunderbolt might be an answer to your question. Or HTC Evo 4G. Or T-Mobile myTouch 4G, etc.

  • zoule

    wow, my god. many people choose this Note III N9000 5.7 inch MTK6589 Quad Core, they say: this Smartphone looks like a sport car. very interesting, isn't it? see:


    I think it is a good choice!

  • danishdhanshe

    time to buy a moto x on gingerbread (as advertised) and sue them for giving us jellybean instead! :p

  • Yuri Apsy

    Amazing price for an mobile phone!!!!
    Here in Brazil, Moto X is about $650.00

    • Arkar Kyaw Win

      But this is with contact. For out of contact phone, it costs around the same. I got my Note 3 for nearly $800 and use it with $30 plan. Most in U.S, pay $200 for phone and pay around $60-$80 monthly minimum for subsidy.

    • fjleon

      that's cheap, in venezuela, the atrix 2 (2011 phone) costs $2000 USD. Some iphone 5s cost $15000 USD. NOT a typo

  • ManiKarnika

    49$ with contract, on wireless.amazon(dot)com without any Black Friday... & update upto 4.4 KitKat.

  • cheeto0

    Last weeks walmart ad had a picture of the 2012 nexus 7 listed with the 2013's price and specs.