It’s no secret that Motorola, which is now owned by Google, is working on a new Android phone. We also know that it will be made in the U.S. and that Google may be spending close to $500 million to market the device. Now all we need to know is more about the actual phone itself.
Over the weekend, Rogers Wireless leaked a video showcasing the Moto X and all of its features. Its most prominent feature is that it can be controlled entirely through voice. The video shows the phone being woken up by a woman saying. “OK, Google Now.” You can also say “help me” for a list of voice commands. Check it out:
Looks pretty cool, right? You’ll also be pleased to know that the Moto X is rocking some pretty good hardware under the hood as well. The Moto X has a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It will launch with Android 4.2.2 and Google will undoubtedly keep it updated to the latest versions. The only real downside is that it doesn’t have a microSD slot for expandable storage.
So, when will you be able to get your hands on the Moto X? The above Rogers Wireless video says it will be launching in Canada in August. A U.S. launch shouldn’t be that far behind as Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said the Moto X would be launching this summer during his D11 talk. At the same talk, he said that the device will be aggressively priced. He didn’t elaborate on what that meant, but it would be awesome if the Moto X was priced similarly to Google’s Nexus line of devices.[h/t: DroidLife]