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Eric Schmidt on Motorola: Their New Set of Products is “Phenomenal”

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Speaking at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference this morning, Eric Schmidt was asked about his thoughts on where Motorola stands and how we can expect to see Google use them in the future. His comments were brief but powerful, to say the least. After hearing Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette discredit any of Motorola’s near-future products as not having the “wow” factor that Google likes to see, Schmidt went the opposite direction. 

Eric Schmidt said that Motorola “have a new set of products that I have seen that are phenomenal.” He continued on saying that with prices falling in the industry we should all “wait and see for this next generation of technology, it’s very impressive.” When pushed to see if he meant something beyond phones, he said, “Think of it as phones plus (+).”

Motorola’s new product line has been kept mostly secret over the last few months, outside of a leak of a Nexus-styled device in Vietnam. We could see something at Google I/O next month or we may not see something until the fall. At this point, no one outside of Motorola or Google knows. As long as it’s “phenomenal,” I think I can wait a bit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/twaffle Thomas Charron

    Too bad he isn’t actually tracking public perception of the company.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lance-Miller/100000716178532 Lance Miller

    I’d love to see something with front facing speakers, a high quality camera & the ability to import my books into the books app.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    As if people expect a board director to say otherwise?

  • http://twitter.com/nguyende De Nguyen

    As oppose to what? We got nothing but craps coming down the pipe? Politic

    • flosserelli

      Exactly. Few executives crap on products/companies that they just spent billions of dollars on. Leo Apotheker was a stark exception…but obviously he wasn’t real CEO material anyway, so he should probably be ignored.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    This guy said back in December about the Google tablet coming in 6 months time (nexus 7) and he was correct. I’d believe him.

  • enigmaco

    This may restore my faith in Motorola

  • sargentmajord

    Also bionic or comeskeybum which ever username u like to go by I know I asked u to credit me as the source but please refrain from posting my detailed info on a major news site I am ok with small tid bits of info but the major stuff should be left in the thread that’s what the moot thread is for

    • Bionic

      gotcha

      • nvitone23

        I think I found the site ;)

    • JMonkeYJ

      where is the thread you mention?

  • Dan Churco

    I just want them to come out with an updated MotoACTV!

  • bkosh84

    And the “X-Phone” Fanboys get a massive boner…

    • Bionic

      of course

  • Stewie

    Of course he’d say that, they just bought them, and now have to promote them.

    They will screw you over as they have been, and you guys just keep eating that dog$hit.

  • Hatyrei

    I wish they make an android flip phone :) like another razr V3 .:P, dual touchscreen. laser etched aluminum keyboard, kevlar back, corning Gglass,LTE, Intel i7 3rd gen. 8gb Ram, 3300 battery, 24MP CMOS mirrorless camera w/ interchangeable camera lens,waterprrof, sd card expansion support, universal simcard compatibility, 4k HD display,NFC,Bluetooth 5.0, micro USB 3.0, micro HDMI OUT, ir blaster, , ok i should stop now. lol :P

  • Matthew Dickinson

    As much as I have loved all of my Motorola devices, if they don’t come out with something compelling it’ll be a Samsung device for me next spring.

  • Velhym

    Hooray, here’s hoping that I finally get to replace the Motorola Droid X I bought on launch day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662242783 Michael Hernandez

    Droid Razr Max HD is still rocking my world. Just took it on a business trip and its performance was amazing.

  • Steve Benson

    So Bionic, I’m trying to get caught up reading all of your comment regarding Sarge and the X phone/Atom.

    Are either of these phones coming to Verizon?

    Is Google planning to show the X at IO?

    Is Motorola going to be restored to their former glory?

    • Bionic

      The ATOM is so far away that its not worth talking about yet because of all the question marks.

      The X phone will be on verizon and all other carriers

      There is a possibility that the x phone might be available from the motorola website at a lower price than full retail but not sure yet.

      The X phone will be at IO, if that changes me or sarge will let you know

      I cant forecast motorola’s success, if i could i would play the stock market.

      per sarge

      • Steve Benson

        Solid. I appreciate it.

        I was incredibly tempted to break contract with Verizon and jump on the Nexus 4. If this phone is as good as you’re saying I might just have to break my contract for the X. There’s no way in hell I’m staying with Verizon.

        Is Motorola moving to the Apple/Samsung/HTC model of unifying their devices under one single major device?

        • Bionic

          It would make sense. But I dont know if someone at their meetings actually said that or not.

          If i had to guess id say yes. It makes sense business wise.

          • PhoenixPath

            Wait..there was no “per sarge” there…how do I know it’s legit?!?!?!! ;-)

          • Bionic

            shush

      • sargentmajord

        Dude where have u been I posted all the Atom specs on the moot thread as well as vzw position on carrying the phone I also stated that I have to demo this phone in 3 months an then set up a 60-90 beta test get a stable build for the phone all before CES of 2014

        • Bionic

          i must have missed the “before CES” part of it.

        • Steve Benson

          Where’s this moot thread you speak of?

  • EC8CH

    As long as it’s been since Moto’s released a product, I should hope what they finally come out with should be phenomenal, otherwise they’re in some pretty big trouble.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    I’m still rocking my Razr Maxx and I feel like I’m not missing anything that the newer phones offer. This phone still feels amazing to me everyday. Can’t wait to see what moto comes up with next.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryanlaursen Ryan Laursen

      I have the Maxx. Lack of NFC is my big complaint.

      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        where would you use it? i don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation where I’ve missed out on something for lack of having nfc (i also think the fact that the iphone hasn’t adopted it has kept it from being mainstream).

        • http://www.facebook.com/ryanlaursen Ryan Laursen

          My wife and I use the same phones. We exchange media (contacts, links, pictures). NFC would make it a little easier. I’m interested in some devices that use NFC for pairing. I would also like to play with NFC tags for phone settings.

          I bought a OEM car dock for my Maxx, but I think I’ll go generic next time. Instead, I’ll use a tag to set car dock preferences for programs and settings.

  • EC8CH

    But did Schmidt credit Sarge as his source???

    • Bionic

      not funny

      • EC8CH

        come one now…. maybe just a little?

        I’ve never been a Bionic hater, we need you to Hypebeast the X Phone. Kellex has been pretty low key on this so far for some reason.

        • Bionic

          well that’s because kellex has an entire websites reputation to hold up. I am just a guy in the comments with privileged information who does not care how many downvotes i get. LMAO

          • EC8CH

            I wanna see some Thunderbolt level Hypebeastin’ out of Droid-Life when Moto gets close to finally releasing some Google design directed phones.

          • Tirionfive

            <3

          • Bionicman

            what privileged information? you havent really said anything other than the obvious. Moto is going to release a new phone this year. and next year. and it will be good…maybe the reason Kellen isn’t posting anything on the X phone is because no one really has any real info on it.

    • Ian

      lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

    But I want an everlasting gobstopper now!

    • EC8CH

      Shut it Veruca!

      God you’re annoying :-P

      • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

        She was.

        Googlerola is kinda like the Willy Wonka of the Android world right now. Lets just hope they don’t disappoint too much.

  • ddevito

    This coming from a man who still uses a Blackberry

  • Roberto Taylor

    Go home Schmidt… you’re drunk!

  • jak_341

    They have an uphill battle. With the S4, new iPhone, and cheaper iPhone, how much market share is left? Unless Google really does a game changer with something, I can’t see Motorola reclaiming anything higher than 5% global market share and 15% when limited to Android market share.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Gray/519500594 Ray Gray

      i was saying the same thing they are just too late to the party

    • EC8CH

      Don’t care, just make a great phone, available on VZW, with an unlockable bootloader.

      I don’t care if they sell 100 billion or just 100, I’d buy it.

  • TheWenger

    Thanks.

  • MGardnerDA1235

    Motorola has been relegated to “I’ll believe it when I see it” territory.

    • Bionic

      i’ll concede that

  • George

    Not sure if I should wait for this, or renew my contract for a Nexus 4… Ugh, choices!

    • Bionic

      trust me, wait

      • BaconEater

        Ya, believe that random guy on the internet who comments after almost everyone with an acrimonious tone.

      • DanSan

        definitely listen to him. i mean come on, the guys name is Bionic. if you can trust him who can you?

        • Bionic

          at least my name isnt Obama

          • DanSan

            That would most definitely the worst thing possible. then you’d have zero credibility.

      • George

        I suppose that’d be wise. Still on my first Android device, the ZTE Blade. I bought the case for a Nexus 4 as a motivation to get the device, but I did want the Maxx HD… Sadly, it doesn’t look like it’ll ever make it to the UK D:

    • Jeff Badger

      At this point, you should just wait till Google I/O and make a decision. If you need a phone in the short term, just buy something used to make do.

      • George

        Not got a whole lot of money to spend and I want unlimited data (3G) too. So I hope this mysterious Motorola device isn’t expensive, else it’s the Nexus all the way. ^^

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    As long as it has stock android and an unlocked bootloader, I’m in.

    • http://twitter.com/AMiller31 A.Miller

      That’s my biggest thing, too. Pure Android.

  • trophynuts

    I think you all are reading too much in to this. I would say the same thing about a company that my company just spent billions on. Hell you think he’s going to say ” oh their next set of devices are mediocre” ?

    • Bionic

      except that i know for a fact what the phones are

      • Charles

        Yet you do not share with the community. For shame!

        • PhoenixPath

          Where have you been? He’s been talking about the X for months now…

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      No, but he would also not use the word “phenomenal”. A CEO doesn’t get to Schmidt’s status without carefully controlling his diction and word choice. If he wasn’t completely satisfied and over-the-moon about their next-gen products, then he would have used “impressive” or “very good” or “excellent”. Word choice is heavily representative of a person’s opinion on a matter, and reveals more than anyone would wish if analyzed in context.

      That said, he was talking about their “new set of products”, which we may or may not see anytime soon. He could be talking about the generation of devices after this year’s we just don’t know. And I guarantee he and his teams have worked very hard to keep it that way.

    • La2da

      Yeah, he actually did that a couple of months ago.

  • CleverGirl

    Abel Pre-edit: “Cm on give me some leaks!!!!”

  • http://twitter.com/turdbogls Turdbogls

    first….Go GREEN!!
    second, i hope so. i have a feeling we will see a new nexus 7. and possibly a motorola Google phone (not a nexus phone) but a motorola phone running pure android with an unlockable bootloader that will have some serious battery life, great camera, and run 5.0 and ship in August on all carriers with LTE on board for $400 off contract
    its a lot to hope for…but i want it.

  • Bionic

    Ahem…….so…….way back when that idiot CFO said his piece all of you were ready to jump off the bandwagon right? Sarge made the point of “what the hell does a CFO know about product development?” Seems today he has been proven right huh?

    The X phone is going to be great and the Winter/early 2014 phone is going to absolutely blow you away. :)

    • http://twitter.com/AMiller31 A.Miller

      So there are two major phones going to be released by Moto? The Xphone and then something else?

      • Bionic

        one word…..ATOM……..per sarge. So yes, 2 major phones in the next year

        • RoadsterHD1

          so what you’re saying is it will build you an island and then transform into an airplane and fly you there

    • Futbolrunner

      Winter/early 2014? Thats a long wait man! I’m really excited to see Moto go up against Samsung but they need to deliver something solid soon.

      • Bionic

        The X phone is this year’s major phone. The ATOM is going to be a monster that appears around the time of CES according to sarge

        • PhoenixPath

          In your opinion: Get the X…or wait for the ATOM?

          (Won’t hold you to anything)

          Currently using an LG Spectrum (VZW/CM 10.1). Had the G’Nex (VZW) and couldn’t stand the signal/dropped call issues, Will probably also be switching away from VZW (contract is already up), so any carrier is fair game…

          • Bionic

            Get the X. The ATOM has too many question marks right now such as release date, what carriers will it be on, stuff like that

          • zombiewolf115

            you might as well work for verizon tryna sell the xphone itself. cause i can say for a few people that you have them sold on the xphone lmao

          • Bionic

            motorola should give me a free one

          • Bionic

            put it this way, im getting the X

          • nvitone23

            And you are on Verizon? How often do you upgrade though?

          • Bionic

            Yes, and every 20 months or so. But I want my next phone to last me a solid 2 years. I believe X phone is that phone

          • nvitone23

            perfect…I’m sold

    • nvitone23

      Is it worth the wait for the winter/early 2014 phone?

      • Bionic

        depends…….what are you using now? what are you looking for? are you a super power user?

        Let me put it this way, even knowing what sarge knows about the ATOM i am not waiting for it, im getting the X phone.

        • Tirionfive

          If the xphone has the rumored specs that you just posted, i will most definitely be getting that. Screw Samsung, they can have their locked bootloaders on Verizon.

        • nvitone23

          Cracked Gnex thats slowing down and lagging. Looking for better battery life, anything thats better than this camera, and something that won’t lag so much after a full 2 years. Also want a solid design with metal thats durable. Can’t stand this plastic anymore. I only upgrade about every two years so I wanna get something that will really satisfy my needs in a phone and will last.

          P.S. I’m on Verizon if that matters because I know they tend to get the crappy variants of phones… :P

          • Bionic

            you will need to get the x phone then, the ATOM is way too far away for you to consider.

    • Tirionfive

      Sarge stole my words!! I said exactly that about the CFO!

      • Bionic

        then you are a smart man

        • Tirionfive

          Seems that you have quite the hateful following :) lots of downvotes.

          • TheTruth

            Well he is trollin’…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

      What are the rumored specs again?

      • Bionic

        -2 GHZ S4 prime (clock speed might change)
        -2 GB ram
        – 5 inch screen 1080p
        -gorilla glass 3
        – 3500mah battery

        per sarge

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

          release date?

          • Bionic

            as of right now its July 8th but that can certainly change, per sarge

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

            I will gladly buy you a beer if these are true. But why go with the S4 Prime over the 600 or 800?

          • Bionic

            well for one thing, the 800 isnt available yet, contrary to belief. Secondly, the x phone was under development starting in December, once you start developing a phone with a certain CPU its very hard to say “hey the 600 is out now we should swap it out.” Its not that easy because they would have to re-develope the phone.

            Also, motorola loves the S4 prime for this phone because of the fact that the S4 prime does not have a crappy pre-installed modem/radio.

            As we all know, motorola makes its own radios which are 2nd to none so they chose the S4 prime for that reason.

            per sarge

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

            Coming from a person that constantly deals with radio troubles of a Gnex. This is the best thing i’ve ever heard. Shut up and take my money!

          • Ian

            This device will also be able to make you an omelette, per sarge.

          • Tirionfive

            Ok, I admit I laughed at this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Gray/519500594 Ray Gray

      we want good phones right now not 6 months from now

      • Bionic

        dude its being unveiled in 3 weeks

        • nvitone23

          I thought Google I/O was May 15th-17th. Wouldn’t that be 4? Not that it’s that big of a deal.

          • Bionic

            Well yeah, so 4 weeks i guess

    • hkklife

      5″ 1080P screen + Maxx-size battery + 32Gb internal (minimum) + microSD slot + the usual Moto radios and I’m in at full retail!!

  • Ian

    “We could see something at Google I/O next month or we may not see something until the fall. At this point, no one outside of Motorola or Google knows.”

    • Bionic

      actually, there is a small community of people who DO KNOW. hehe

      • Ian

        Great

      • JoshGroff

        Those that “do know” have sources on the inside.

        • Bionic

          that is correct

  • Bionic

    Sarge’s info has always been right, some of you guys simply decided not to believe it

    • BionicLikesSargesDooDoo

      Liar liar you set Sarge’s pants on fire.

      • Bionic

        bloww me

        • BionicLikesSargesDooDoo

          I’m not you and you aren’t Sarge.

          • Bionic

            I never said I was sarge, so again, you can bloww me

          • BionicLikesSargesDooDoo

            Only if the command is “per Sarge”.

        • Ian

          Whoa! No need to go and get all desperate. We know you want the phone.

        • John

          realx timmy. this IS the internet

    • JoshGroff

      Like the Bionic getting JB, yeah right, that thing’ll be stuck on ICS for ever… wait, that happened… Would bring up more examples, but that’s the only one I can think of atm.

      • Bionic

        my point is that everything i have been relaying to you guys from sarge is correct and in another 3 weeks we’ll see it at IO

        • JoshGroff

          And usually your information is good.

    • nvitone23

      Believed you from day 1! Guys, I really don’t think people are gonna come on here and be so adamant about rumors unless they are very sure of them. We all gotta just trust each other a little more and stop being so skeptical.

      • Bionic

        this

      • Rafa Sandoval

        Never!.. too many trolls my friend.

        • nvitone23

          Yea, but the trolls will post about it like once and they will come up with unrealistic specs. Bionic has been talking about this for well over a month. A troll would just give up by then.

          • Bionic

            more than a month my friend, this phone has been in development since december

      • John
        • nvitone23

          You’re so cool calling me names from behind a keyboard. God, I wish I could be like you.

          • John

            Relax man…I’m just having some fun with you. I honestly didn’t think it’d be taken as “you’re calling me names”. Sorry about that

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    leaks or no proof

    • Bionic

      coming soon

      • JoshGroff

        to a theater near you ;)

  • JoshGroff

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      unless it has a separate am/pm display.

      • mustbepbs

        Zing!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Williams/579249547 Jonathan Williams

        or military time…

        • JoshGroff

          There are analog clocks that use military time?! I sort of want one.

      • JoshGroff

        True, but many analog clocks don’t.

    • Tyler

      My broken digital clock is never right.

      • JoshGroff

        That’s why you shouldn’t have a digital clock!

  • MostInterestingCommenter

    I don’t always abbreviate words, but when I do I only abbreviate the first word of my sentence.

  • Dave

    I hope so…I want Motorola to give me an excuse to NOT buy a Samsung device this year. Hoping Google I/O they show something good!

    • Akashshr

      You shouldn’t need an excuse to not buy samsung, they are terrible plastic crap! Really anything but samsung

      • Austin Warren

        Right. Cause plastic makes a phone worse. Its definitely not about the software and specs.

        • JoshGroff

          Brings up TF201, yeah, we all know aluminum is a much better casing material.

          • http://twitter.com/hexagram86 David

            maybe you’re holding hit wrong.

        • Bionic

          it was reported yesterday that they are switching to metal for the note 3

          • Col_Angus

            Don’t know why you’re being down voted…

        • Joey

          Hi there.

          • Austin Warren

            F off

        • cryosx

          it’s about the whole experience, and adding plastic over aluminum detracts from it.

      • Rodger

        How dare you express your opinions and soil the good name of Austin’s manufacturer of choice! /s

        • Austin Warren

          Shouldn’t you be in school? Maybe your nap time?

          • mustbepbs

            Why should he be on the school? Are you planning something?!

          • Austin Warren

            Shhhhhhhhhhh don’t spoil my plan.

          • Ian

            Shouldn’t you be IN school? Maybe learn to type/proof-read…

          • Austin Warren

            I’m on a phone. Sorry it doesn’t meet your standards. Maybe you should get off the internet.

          • Bionic

            interwebs

          • Jared Tau

            We didn’t start the flame war,
            Let the whole wide world know
            I’m a big old a$$hole

          • Ian

            It meets my standards just fine. It’s your telling people to get educated while dropping the ball yourself that I enjoy.

          • Austin Warren

            Its one letter. Get over yourself.

          • Anon

            That’s “It’s”. It’s = it is. Its = possessive.

          • Austin Warren

            anon because this guy is too much of a pussy to show himself.

      • Steve Benson

        You’re an idiot. The whole “plastic” argument is old and tired. Plastic, while sometimes not as nice to feel or look at, is so much more durable it’s not even comparable.

        • Bionic

          and yet……..it was reported yesterday that the note 3 will likely switch to Aluminum like the HTC one, even Samsung knows plastic sucks

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            That was only a rumor, just like the rumors of a X phone

          • PhoenixPath

            …or they know idiots have created a lot of bad PR.

            You don’t even have to have more than an Elementary grade science education to know that just calling something “plastic” means absolutely nothing.

            “Plastic” doesn’t suck. Saying so simply shows a level of ignorance even most children are above.

            It’s arguably one of the most versatile substances mankind has been able to create and ranges from extremely hard and brittle to one of the most durable, heat-resistant man-made substances on the planet.

          • me

            its the feel of the phone and the knowledge that plastic is in fact cheap. Thus giving the phone a cheaper view.

          • Anon

            Finishing plastic right (e.g., a textured matte surface rather than smooth, glossy, and fingerprint-attracting) and making the plastic well-structured (can’t dimple when pressed) would make a phone feel expensive while still allowing the use of plastic.

            Plastic isn’t the problem –it’s the way it’s used. Glossy plastic mars and scratches in ways that are more easily seen, and attracts fingerprints, and looks, well, “plasticky” as people call it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

          • Larizard

            yea reminds me of my OG Droid.

          • j__h

            They know that a majority of consumers think it sucks, however ignorant that may be.

          • cb2000a

            People tend to be ignorant and that’s why we have the government we have.

          • Trey Mitchell

            please don’t, there’s enough flaming going on here without political rhetoric.

        • TheWenger

          As an engineer, I wish I could give you a millions +1s.

          • Wilmer Fernandez

            As a person who likes nice things,pays a lot for phones,and expects quality from expensive products, I wish I could give you a million -1s.

          • master94

            So you want dropped calls, cause that’s what metal does. Causes phones to drop calls and also plastic believe it or not is more durable than metal when it falls.

          • Brandon Golway

            That’s BS, aluminum chassis don’t cause you to drop calls. I had my OG Droid for a year and never had ONE dropped call. Although with my Gnex (still on VZW) I’ve had a few dropped calls. Droid is Aluminum, Gnex is plastic. Theory disproven.

          • master94

            The original Droid was not 100% metal, it had plastic that allowed for radio signals to pass.

          • Brandon Golway

            Still, aluminium doesn’t cause you to drop calls. Sh!tty networks and poor locations cause you to drop calls.

        • Akashshr

          Okay, there are more ways to skin a horse..
          Touchwiz is an immature version of android, as a nexus 4 user, its a shame what samsung does to android..Since ICS, all android versions on samsung look THE SAME! Oh The shame!

          • Steve Benson

            I couldn’t agree more. Touchwiz is a completely bastardized version of android. Samsung is trying to create and Android/iOS love child.

          • cb2000a

            So use Nova or any other launcher.

        • Akashshr

          You want me to compliment samsung, Sure! They have THE BEST marketing department of any tech company, or possibly any company ever!

          • Jim

            ….second best…cant forget apple!

        • Andrew Dodd

          Yeah. There are plenty of reasons not to buy Samsung, but plastic is NOT one of them. Well-engineered plastics are superior – they are transparent to RF (better wifi/GPS/cell reception) and provide superior shock resistance. Metal bodies will just transfer impact shock to the screen or internals, plastic will absorb impact. That’s why Samsung usually rules supreme in drop tests.

          Polycarbonate is NOT cheap. It’s a premium plastic that offers supreme impact resistance. I speak from experience – I would be blind in one eye if not for polycarbonate lenses in my glasses a decade ago. I took an errant hockey puck to the face during the warmup period of a game, the puck hit my lens almost directly dead-center. If the puck had hit my eye i’d probably be blind.

          Instead I just had a gash above my eye from where the lens edge was driven into my forehead. The lens itself was completely and totally undamaged.

          • Big_EZ

            I haven’t had any reception problems with my metal phones, only my plastic ones which I don’t believe has anything to do with the material, but the manufacturers radios.

          • http://twitter.com/BatsShadow Scott Webber

            Yes, plastic is not a big issue, but Samsung’s poor radio performance is.

          • Brandon Golway

            This. I had the OG Droid for a year (which is aluminum) and never had ONE dropped call, I have the Gnex now (which is plastic and still on VZW) and have had a few dropped calls in the past 6 months that I’ve had it.

      • renGek

        So with all that android fans have said about iphones and it being superficial because its shiny and glossy…we’re taking the same route here with plastic?

      • Guest

        Regardless of the “engineering” behind plastic versus metal. I think aluminum looks and feels better in your hand. As someone who has held the HTC One there is a distinct allure to what metal gives the user.

        My ranking of materials from a STYLE perspective is:
        aluminum>glass (fragile but looks nice on the N4)>plastic

      • Trey Mitchell

        hater detected.

    • Adam Neighbors

      Motorola has always been my favorite, but they’ve been lacking recently. My hope is that they release something amazing at I/O.

    • Kevin Hill

      HTC should have already done that. They get 5 stars in all of their reviews.

      • Dave

        Unfortunately for Verizon customers (like me) who may want an HTC One, they don’t currently have that option outside of the DNA. The Galaxy S4 at least we know is coming down the pipeline shortly.

        • Christopher Riner

          I know man. I’m in that group of people who are dying to get an HTC one but are on Verizon and don’t see it coming. The s4 I’m sure will be nice but I’m not a huge fan of Samsung’s design directio. Not to mention, I won’t buy a phone unless I REALLY like it, and so my upgrade, like a (blank) in (blank), is more than ready to be taken advantage of.

          Motorola is looking like my last chance at getting a phone I’m going to love this year- or at least before the fall. Which its looking llike even Motorola won’t be ready by then. Its either going to be the next nexus, a Motorola if they come out with something awesome, or hopefully the best of both worlds and those two things happen at the same time, in the samr pavkage.

          • Christopher Riner

            This is my official nnotice: disqus, if you can’t keep up with how fast I type, then I’m not going back and making corrections that should have been automatic. So fu.

          • Dave

            The three basic things I’d like from Moto…a phone with a great screen, great battery, and great camera on Verizon. That’s essentially it. I’m liking the direction they’re taking Android on the software side, so I don’t think I have any worries there.

      • Victor Lequerique

        HTC best phone out there right now, by a mile.

    • Nicholassss

      Im a long time moto fanboy myself but im rockin a note 2 until moto drops something big.

    • Victor Lequerique

      Get an HTC. They are much better nowdays than anything else out there.

      • Brandon Golway

        I hope you’re joking.

  • MKader17

    Can’t wait, contract up in August and this time I have zero problems leaving Verizon behind.

    • Steve Benson

      I’m December. I’m counting down the days.

  • Captain_Doug

    Gah! I want it now!

  • Qbancelli

    Oh Yeah! 2 days battery life and best in class camera. Thats a given.

    • http://twitter.com/AMiller31 A.Miller

      Just a great camera would be cool. 2 days of batt life isn’t likely.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        I hope they keep rollin’ with the “MAXX” models

        • Bionic

          X phone has a 3500mah battery but it does not have the word “maxx” in it. per sarge

        • Steve Benson

          MAXX battery, but ditch the god awful turd design.

      • sirmeili

        Nor do I think it’s necessary. 1 day (with a little buffer), on a 4G phone would be perfect (since 4g sometimes tends to ruin battery life). I can see needing 2 days of battery every once in a while, but most people plug in every day.

        Of course, I guess it depends on how much you use your phone. For one person, “1 day battery life” could be “half day battery life” for someone else. I for one can get 1 day easily on my GNex, but at the same time, I’m on Wifi all day. When I venture out for long periods of time, I can definitely see the difference in battery life on my phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Payaso

    Don’t tease me bro!

  • James

    Google + version of Facebook Home coming soon to a Motorolla phone near you….

    • Riz Virani

      Except Google+ isn’t their only product, or their main product, as opposed to Facebook being THE product from “Facebook”

      • James

        I never said it was Google’s main or only product. It would only require one phone in a sea of Motorola phones to accomplish this, not the entire new offering of phones from Motorola. Anyway, my original post was quite tongue in cheek FYI.

    • Austin Warren

      Would never happen.

  • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

    *Sarge may be right ;)

    • sargentmajord

      Just you wait I have demoed these devices an they are phenomenal wait till the Motorola Atom comes out at CES 2014

      • Bionic

        this

      • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

        2014!? I’m going to scream if I don’t get something to replace my GNex THIS year! (not really…but it would be nice to see something worth upgrading to this summer!)

        • Bionic

          dude, this year is the X phone, next year is the ATOM its not like motorola is making you wait until 2014

          • nvitone23

            Any idea when we’d hear about this ATOM phone? I’d wanna at least hear some of the basic specs before I drop money on the X phone.

          • Ian

            September 23rd, 2013, per sarge.

        • Victor Lequerique

          Depending on what network you are with… I say HTC DNA on Verizon or HTC One on all others. Won’t go wrong with that.

          • JoshGroff

            DNA is great, snagged myself one used for 330 the other day. (guess I’m sticking it out with Verizon for now, and when I decide to hop off, at least it’s GSM unlocked and HSPA+21 compatible on both T-Mobile and AT&T) Couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

        • tomn1ce

          or by the end of the year…..

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    Interested…. at least we know Moto knows how to put out accessories unlike the Nexus line. I’m all but sold already on a Note 3 as my next phone, but I’ll gladly take a look at Motorola.

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      Give LG some credit, they didnt drop the ball with the Nexus 4. Thank Samsung for the Nexus being left to die.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        Fair enough, we’ve at least seen some stuff for the Nexus 4, unlike the N10 that *just* got an official cover. Even the N7 didn’t get a lot of love though. I don’t doubt that they just assume the aftermarket will supply accessories, but they always hint at cool stuff with pogo pins, wireless charging, etc, and hardly deliver.

  • chris125

    Hope they don’t disappoint