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Disadvantages of Moto X Google Play Edition release

Under: Mobile Phones, Motorola
By:Peter | August 25th, 2013

The moment Motorola announced the launch of the Moto X phone there were already consumers asking when there would be a Google Edition. From what we are hearing there might not be one, but for some strange reason there seems to be growing support for one.

Disadvantages of Moto X Google Play Edition – The idea behind a Google Play Edition handset is to do away with the heavy UI on handsets such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, which we know is full to the brim with bloatware. However, this is not the case with Moto X.

Moto X is as close to stock Android as you can get, but Motorola still has a few software features that we might not see on a Google Edition. Okay, so this is extra software and in most cases this is seen as a bad thing because it takes up valuable storage space.

However, this is not the case because losing these features will make the handset far less impressive. The two features in question are notifications and touchless voice. Having said that, because these features are tied to the hardware they could still be included in the Google Edition.

There will more than likely be disadvantages to a Google Play Edition of the Moto X, but until there is an official announcement it is mere speculation. We understand that not all of you will feel the same about this and will still crave a Moto X Google Play Edition, so where do you stand?

If you do not care either way then you will be pleased to know that the Verizon Moto X phone could be with us within days, although if you are on AT&T then you will already be enjoying the new handset from Motorola.

The release of the Moto X in the US is expected to do well, which will rub salt in the wounds for those of you in the UK because the Moto X will not be heading your way. However, this could be a good thing because some of the early issues will be ironed out before an international version of the Moto X is released, whatever they decide to call it?

Disadvantages of Moto X Google Play Edition release

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  • daksh

    dude come on
    motorola launched apps on playstore for the added features like touchless controls
    even if they sell a stock android google play device(there are rumours they wouldn’t )u can always go to playstore and download them…(^_^)

    • Mario II Valenzuela

      I actually think that was their intent when they released the “touchless control” app that only could be downloaded and installed on a device with the X8 chipset.

  • newsjunkieintl

    No one cares about a 720p 4.7″ smartphone in the 2nd half of 2013. A year ago, yeah, maybe even 6 months ago. But not since the 5.2″ 1080p Snapdragon 800 LG G2 was introduced within the same 7-day span as the too little, too late Moto X.

  • Greg Barrett

    Made in the USA weighs heavy on my mind, and the critics have brought up a lot of great points. 720p is actually pretty good on a smartphone. I have the Gnex (720p) and the 2013 Nexus 7 (1080p) and I only notice the difference when I’m actually looking for one…very very very closely. The crappy processor isn’t all that crappy, it’s an S4 Pro CPU (last gen but still snappy) with a Adreno 320 GPU (current gen and very powerful). Plus the 2 extra cores for always listening and context awareness really save the battery life from being far worse. I think if you put the Moto X’s software on a Galaxy S4, it would be dead in 4 hours. Customization of the phone is a slight gimmick but really icing on the cake.

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