Google’s ‘Moto X’ Phone Rumor Roundup | Phone Arena

Factoids

(claimed)

  • Names
    • Motorola XT1056, XT1058, XT1060
    • Moto X
    • Motorola X Phone
    • XFON (probably an AT&T specific branding)
    • Ghost
  • Display:
    • 4.7″ or maybe 4.6″ or maybe 4.5″
      (older rumors had 4.8″ and a maybe a small variant)
    • OLED
    • Resolution: 720p (720 x 1280; older rumors had 1196 x 720)
  • Basics
    • 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro)
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage (internal, “native” flash storage)
      • 16GB
      • (maybe) 32GB
  • Cameras
    • 10MP rear-facing camera
    • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Radios
    • NFC
    • Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy, Enhanced Data Rate
    • 802.11ac (a/b/g/n/ac
    • Telecom
      • AT&T => <quote>something</quote>
      • Sprint => <quote>The device has LTE Band 25, which is only used by Sprint. Interestingly, it also has certification for HSPA+ 21 Mbps on the 850, 1900, and 2100MHz bands, but the documentation says that the device will be SIM-locked for all US carriers. </quote> source
      • Verizon => <quote>something</quote>
  • Battery
    • (maybe) Removable battery
    • (maybe) Buitin Battery
  • Android
    • Android 4.2.2
    • a.k.a. a Jelly Bean variant
    • (expected) stock Android with no MotoBlur,
    • (maybe) Google Edition, Google Experience Device
  • Branding
    • (probably) a single one-off device
      • (probably-not) a family of devices
    • Something about how this is the “last Motorola device” after which Motorola will “disappear” while they retool for some vague relaunch in the future with different branding, trade dress, theming.  Something like that.
  • Colors
  • Released 2013-08-01 (maybe)
  • Availability
    • (maybe) Sold from Google Play Store
    • (unclear) Carrier lockin contracts
  • Assembly
    • “in USA”
    • <quote>Some components will still come from Taiwan and Korea, but manufacturing of the handset will happen just outside of Fort Worth, Texas at a 500,000 sq. ft. plant that is had been used by Nokia for manufacturing phones. Ultimately, about 70% of the manufacturing will be done in Texas.</quote> source
  • Carriers:
    • AT&T => expected from the XFON trial rumor
    • Sprint => expected from the LTE tests, source of the leaked photos
    • Verizon => maybe, maybe confirmed

Provenances

  • BGR sources from Phone Arena
  • Phone Arena sources from Android Authority, All Things D, Droid Life, evleaks, Mobile Syrup

Rumors

In archaeological order, therefore repurposed posts appear prior to original reporting.

Who

  • Dennis Woodside, CEO, Motorola, division of Google

Actualities

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Via: Daniel P.; Mysterious Motorola X phone picture pops up, testing as the XT1056 on Sprint’s LTE; In Phone Arena; 2013-06-26.

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Via: ; Google’s ‘Moto X’ phone revealed in leaked photo; In BGR; 2013-06-26; repasted from the Phone Arena piece.