Motorola Teases Moto X Phone Release

  @tommylikeyt.halleck@ibtimes.com on July 30 2013 2:23 PM

Motorola Mobility has updated its website and YouTube channel with a pre-announcement image: The word "moto x" appears in white on a black background. The Moto X phone is expected to be announced on Thursday, Aug. 1, at an event in New York City.

Anticipation is high that the Moto X will be an innovative product and the first true cooperation between Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Motorola since the 2011 acquisition. The Moto X is expected to be a customizable device running Android 4.3, the newest version of the company's mobile operating system.

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said the phone will have more than one processor, be "contextually aware" and assembled in Texas. The Moto X cannot be considered "Made in the U.S." as several components will be made in Korea, Taiwan and elsewhere. The Moto X is rumored to incorporate the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, with a dual-core main CPU, a quad-core GPU and two cores each designated to a specific task.

Woodside said that the phone would be "broadly distributed," and that the Moto X is capable of "managing low power sensors" and "keeping those on all the time," and will "act differently" based on whether a user is driving in the car or taking the phone out of their pockets.

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Will Motorola stream the Moto X unveiling live on YouTube? The YouTube channel change means they will likely include announcement information on the site. The International Business Times recently gave a rundown of a possible release date and specs on the Moto X, as well as information regarding the phone's rumored processor.

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