While a number of us are firmly tied to our iPhone, the smartphone giant is not the only kid on the block. Android-powered devices are claiming a fair share of the market, and Moto X from Motorola (News - Alert) is set to be the next best thing.
According to a recent report on AndroidCommunity.com, the big unveiling is scheduled for August 1. Rumors are leaking out on a regular basis, however. It is being suggested that the device will come with a brand new setup and dual LTE (News - Alert) MIMO smart antennas. What does that mean for the common mobile subscriber? A smartphone with some of the best LTE and data speeds on the market.
In fact, the smartphone is being positioned as offering the fastest speeds on the market. Plus, the Moto X is required for 4G LTE-Advanced, making it more likely the device will support the new standard. Because most smartphones support 4G technologies on the same antenna as 2G/3G, performance is still limited. This is the first time a smartphone will have two antennas dedicated to 4G LTE.
The smartphone will have a total of five antennas, each one with its own purpose: 4G main, 4G diversity, 2G/3G main, GPS, and BT (News - Alert)/Wi-Fi. There is no large camera or quad-four processor, but instead the phone focuses on the heart of what’s needed to speed up performance. While true 4G LTE support is a given, the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor offers plenty of power, battery saving features and even extra cores. The connection promises not only to be fast, but also stable.
While there’s still no word for sure, industry leaders are also hoping the Moto X will include the Qualcomm (News - Alert) RF360 chip. This little perk would provide universal support for 2G/3G/4G LTE across all carriers and all bands. If present, the chip would truly make the Moto X the one device needed for all subscribers.
For the end user, however, is the internal power enough to sway them away from a branded model they already prefer? For the Android user, it may be a no-brainer, but hardcore Apple (News - Alert) users may be a harder sell. And, let’s not forget the Galaxy users that spent the time to learn the new platform. How they react to the Moto X may set the stage for future success or challenges.
Moto X is expected to be sold through the Google Play Store. All details are expected to hit August 1st.
Edited by Blaise McNamee