The Google Moto X will let customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colors, accents and other design options for their phones in colors and textures ranging from woodgrain to bright teal.
Equipped with a 10-megapixel “Clear Pixel” RGBC sensor and LED flash, Motorola says its new device can snap pictures with speed. It goes on to tout the Moto X’s ability to grab 75 percent more light than competing smartphone cameras. That should result in lower shutter times and clearer images under dark conditions.
Moto-x doesn’t come with the freshest flavor of Android Jelly Bean (version 4.3). Rather, the phone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Motorola has teamed up with Google to add plenty of neat tricks, the most notable of which is contextual computing, which the company refers to as “Touchless Control.”
That’s really a fancy way of saying that the phone runs a low-power microphone in the background with an ear continually trained on your voice. Just like the new Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra, and Maxx, speaking a magic phrase at your X tells the device to fire up the Google Now information app.
The Moto X is an illustration of the contrasting philosophies between Apple and Google. Where Apple is about a single experience and polished products, Google is more about throwing things against the wall to see where they stick. With Moto X, Google and Motorola are giving consumers more control. Whether consumers want that control remains to be seen.
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