CNN’s Christine Romans sat down with Google CEO Eric Schmidt about the move.
Motorola Mobility is the phone maker that Google bought last year for $12.5 billion. Google has rebuilt the company, and now they have built and introduced the first major device — the Moto X.
A major feature is the ability to control the phone by voice. The Google phone constantly listens for the phone owner’s voice.
Moto X has a 4.7-inch touch screen, which is larger than the iPhone 5 and smaller than the Galaxy S4 from Samsung.
Camera: 10 megapixel camera, and 2 megapixel front-facing camera.
Google is testing four wood types for the frame: Teak, Bamboo, Rosewood and Ebony. When these wood variants clear testing hurdles, users will be able to build them from the Moto Maker site.
Hopefully the wood won’t warp when it gets slightly wet or slow baking from the CPU heat.
The Google Moto X will have to be far better than Droid units of the past. But strangely, Moto X and new Droid specifications are similar — both including a custom X8 chip and 2GB of RAM. The new Droid line was just introduced last week.
Motorola also claims they have spent 20 years studying hands, and claim they have made a phone that is easier for the hands to use — more ergonomically pleasing, they say.
Coming soon in the U.S. (late August, early September) to Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular; Moto X will sell for $199 with a contract.
Who is Michael Jordan? How tall is he? The phone understands contextual subject matter. Improved pocket to pic time with a “turning the doorknob” maneuver or “turning a screw driver” gesture.
Moto X – Always Ready.
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