Motorola confirms Moto X smartphone, launching in October

Flagship Moto X smartphone will help reinvent Motorola

Motorola has announced its new Moto X flagship smartphone which will launch later this year.

There's been plenty of talk and rumour about the Motorola X phone but we finally have some confirmation, straight from the horse's mouth. Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola, broke the news at the AllThingsD conference where he said the phone would be part of a portfolio which would reinvent the Google-owned company.

The 'hero' Moto X was in his pocket but Woodside said "I can't show it to you".

Unfortunately no specifications were revealed for the Moto X. However, Woodside did say that using various sensors it will be 'contextually aware', knowing when you take it out of your pocket for example. "It anticipates my needs" he said.

Some components will be made elsewhere - for example, the processors will come from Taiwan and the OLED screen will be manufactured in Korea. Woodside also suggested the Moto X will offer good battery life.

Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Moto X 'by October, according to Woodside. The smartphone will be the first to be assembled in the USA, according to Motorola. It will be put together in Fort Worth, Texas.

One reason for this is to deliver the smartphone much quicker, having the HQ close to the factory. Woodside said the Moto X will be 'broadly distributed'. There's no word on an Australian launch yet.

The Motorola Moto X will be released by October along with a number of other new smartphones so stay tuned for all the latest.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Motorolaconsumer electronicsGooglesmartphones

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Martin

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?