Motorola is pinning its hopes on a new line of smartphones to be released this year.
Gotta Be Mobile is reporting the past two weeks have been very revealing regarding what Motorola has in store. Everything from images reportedly showing the front of the device, to Motorola themselves confirming the initial launch date, or announcement is scheduled for September 4. The event will unveil the new Moto X, the Moto G2 and Moto 360. Below is everything you need to know about the upcoming Moto X+1.
Last year, Motorola shocked the mobile world when Google and Motorola took the stage and unveiled the original Moto X in August 2013. Offering a rather impressive looking smartphone full of customization options unlike any phone before it. The Moto X arrived with a MotoMaker.com website allowing users to choose over 18 different colors for the back, accent colors for the camera and buttons, engravings, and even wood backs such as Bamboo and Walnut.
While the device itself wasn’t a flagship phone capable of competing (on paper at least) with the Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5s, it was still a stunning smartphone with excellent performance and the latest version of Android. So good in fact, that it received an Editors’ Choice Award from Gotta Be Mobile.
Motorola is expected to release the following by Christmas of this year;
– Droid Maxx
– Droid Turbo
– Moto X+1
– Moto G
– The Nexus codenamed “Shamu”
– Mto X Play
– Moto S
The Moto X+1 and Moto G2 will be presented at a special early pre-IFA event on September 4. The Berlin IFA event will then begin on September 5.
The International Business Times is reporting that there may be two features coming with the Moto X+1 that will put it on a sweet spot among its competition. GSM Arena reports that the Motorola Moto X+1 will have optical zoom and 3D display.
The latter feature, however, is more interesting. Instead of the unpopular 3D display trend, the one for Motorola Moto X+1 may actually be a curved display that would put the brand alongside the names of those who have released phones in that fashion.
Whether or not these features will appear is still speculative, but it’s generating enough of a buzz to keep an eye on it.
The Android 4.4.4 Kitkat brings in a number of new features, including the improvements and stability of the new OS, better image quality in camera, a new pause feature, improved Phone dialer for more consistent use and a new Motorola Alert app that will allow for periodic notifications with your location to your contacts. It’s also a new app that’s currently up for free download over the Google Play Store.