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Video: Motorola Moto X demo

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August 1, 2013

Gizmag gets a video tour of the Moto X's features

Gizmag gets a video tour of the Moto X's features

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Google-owned Motorola is going after the middle of the smartphone market in a big way with its new Android flagship, the Moto X. At the heart of the device is Motorola's "X8" chipset, made up of a dual core Qualcomm S4 CPU, a quad-core Adreno GPU and two more cores that the company calls its "contextual core."

While it may sound nerdy, Moto X's ability to understand its role in the world around it at any given time is something that Motorola hopes will be a major selling point to consumers who might otherwise opt for an iPhone or the latest name brand Android handset from the likes of Samsung.

A key part of Moto X's hyper-awareness is its ability to constantly listen for its owner to say "OK, Google Now," which wakes up the phone and activates the Google Now voice-activated personal assistant.

The Moto X is loaded with sensors to allow it to be constantly aware of its environment

Gizmag was on hand at the official unveiling of the Moto X in New York this week and I was given a walk-through of the phone's "touchless" features and overall contextual awareness. Watch the video below from that event to see a demonstration by a Motorola rep, as well as the low-down on the customization options for the Moto X.

For even more details on the latest from Motorola, see my earlier post from the event.

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3 Comments

i really wish i could have one of these!

i've been a moto-fanatic since i've got to use the SLVR L7i..then my z6w..i am really proud to own one.

i hope this will be the start of the glory days for MOTOROLA phones once more.

Caangay Ruel
1st August, 2013 @ 06:47 pm PDT

I like this phone. The first 2 demo'd features are cool. THE 3rd one isn't much of an upgrade to what's already available.

Seems like google has focused more on the SW improvement and less on the HW, which in all honestly, weren't all that ad before google bought moto in the first place.

serg
1st August, 2013 @ 09:56 pm PDT

I wear since 2001 LSilver HP Motorola, Motorola is very flexible to move files, songs of My HP laptop to a Linux-based OS, without need of drivers, now I switched to a Motorola Razr TX 910. I do not want to replace another HP brand.

Irsanfranz Bauer
20th March, 2014 @ 02:02 am PDT
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