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Moto X for Sprint Appears in the Wild for LTE Testing With Removable Battery?

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The Moto X is coming, we know that much thanks to a semi-announcement from Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. What we’re confused about, is whether or not the XFON is the Moto X or if Moto X is a new brand or series of devices to be introduced by Motorola. For those not familiar, the XFON has been seen all over the place thus far as Moto’s first multi-carrier phone in some time, even appearing at the FCC with variants for AT&T, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and Sprint. It’s thought to be nothing more than a mid-range phone with some neat tricks up its sleeves that Motorola has yet to fully reveal. But while we remain confused on the difference between the XFON and Moto X, one thing we do know is that Sprint’s variant is in testing and has been pictured (above) in the wild. 

According to PhoneArena, a tipster sent in the picture above during LTE testing on Sprint’s network. They claim that the display size is roughly 4.5-inches, which matches up to rumors that it will fall anywhere between 4.3 and 4.7-inches in size. We’re looking at stock Android, with on-screen navigation buttons, 16GB of internal storage, and what may be a removable battery. As you are all well aware, companies outside of Samsung moved away from removable batteries long ago, so this would be a welcomed surprise. Even as phones continue to become more efficient, there is comfort in knowing you can quickly swap out a dead battery for a fresh one.

Other info that has surfaced over the last couple of months point to this phone running a 1.7Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, with 10MP rear camera, and 2GB of RAM.

There are no current rumored dates for a launch of the XFON, even if the media is trying to convince you that August 1 is in play.

Via:  PhoneArena

  • Tony Rivera

    This is “supposed” what they been calling the “out of this world” with the TOP TOP tech specs you HAVE “EVER seen in phone”??? phone? this is a JOKE! if the rumored specs are the actual specs.This is so yesterday tech, they beginning to sound like that other company that makes the iCrap. Sounds like Moto is going to let me down… once more.

    • needa

      my take on it is quality hardware and build. along with great software. hopefully optimized better than any other phone. not top specs.

      • Tony Rivera

        Moto build quality has all been the best of the best, no complain here. I had the Droid and Moto-X in the pass. My complain was related to the fact that they lying to the public when they use phrases such as “out of this world” and “the best specs you HAVE “EVER seen in phone TODAY”. Beside that I wish Moto made another PURE Android experience phone such as the original Droid.

    • Skittlez

      best experience i’ve ever had on android is on the nexus 10. guess what? it’s dual core. snappier and faster than anything i have used. and i’ve played with the s4, One, and i have a Nexus 4 and GNex

      • Tony Rivera

        You can defend it all you want but still doesn’t remove that they lying to the public when they use phrases such as “out of this world” and “the best specs you HAVE “EVER seen in phone TODAY”. I had two Nexus phones in the pass and no complain, I had a GS3 and no complain, they were all dual-core. I’m using a Note2, love it but that has nothing to do with dual or quad-cpu.

      • Tony Rivera

        Oh forgot to mention, I had no complain with Moto build quality, I had the original Droid and the Droid-X in the pass. Best build quality ever. But again that’s no the point.

  • The Yankee

    I played with the phone during the weekend for a little over an hour it let me just say this is NOT the phone everyone has been waiting for. It has a very close resemblance to the Droid DNA however the DNA still looks and feels better. It does have a 10mp camera, 2 gb of RAM, and has a 2850mah non removable battery and running a Snap Dragon processor. It has the unibody design with NO SD storage bu phone will come in 16 and 32gb. Device has the typical MotoDroid backing with the cross hash. It has a 720p screen and from what I remember device was pretty fast. Motorola is doing the same thing they did a few years ago with the Bionic and Moto Razr. There keeping everybody’s focus on this phone when in actually they do have another device in the works…codename ULTIMATE. THAT PHONE is the one everyone is waiting for will be first phone with Key lime pie and my understanding will be the only phone (until the DEV community get’s a hold of it) with the OS for the first few months.

    • Ian Smith

      i don’t believe you Yankee scum!

      • The Yankee

        Sir you can believe what you like once the specs are posted and more pics comes out I will make sure to message you back.

    • Matthew Merrick

      What’s the actual Screen size?

      • The Yankee

        4.7

    • Skittlez

      sources?

  • Keith

    I want to know what the cleaning cloth is covering? Maybe a new sensor?

    • motomaniac

      It’s just numbers Moto uses to identify whose test unit that is.

  • Bionic

    Im gonna say this one more time. There are 2 phones coming. They will look almost the same except the hero device screen is 5 inches with better specs. This phone is the low end phone.

    Dont believe me? Fine, I really dont care anymore, i’ve been on here trying to give you guys the heads up for months now, some of you have been appreciative, others have been assholess.

    Dont believe me? Wait a few more months and you will see that sarge’s info has been correct.

    Peace.

    • mec

      calm down man. take a joke. deep breath.

    • ToddAwesome

      Can’t we appreciate you and poke the bear at the same time?

      • Bionic

        i dont swing that way , lol

        • ToddAwesome

          Fair enough.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          So there is a way you swing though…

    • motomaniac

      Wrong….the Moto X IS the Hero device. The other device to be released after the Moto X is a low cost, low-end phone. It will have a full retail price under $300

    • Steve Benson

      F these A-holes. Too many trolls infecting DL these days.

      I for one, appreciate your info.

    • droidrazredge

      I believe you Bionic! I just like to mess with you ever since you got your Galaxy S4!!! I’ll never stop harassing you about that =p.

      • Bionic

        my bionic got water in it and was acting a fool, what did you expect me to do? pay the 100 buck deductible when i could pay another 100 and get a brand new top tier phone?

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Best of all, the S4 is selling for mint, so if you like the new Moto, you can probably sell it on Swappa for most of the cost of the Moto. Win :-D

          • Bionic

            exactly, if the x phone comes out and is something so bombastic (not likely) that i MUST have it, I will sell this thing and get it, simple as that.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I say stay around. Maybe next thing Google will invent will be a Troll filter for the internet. I’ll cross my fingers waiting.

      • needa

        there is a difference between trolling and stopping the spread of misinformation.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Misinformation? There isn’t misinformation going on. When He hears something that has changed he tells us. People then blow all kinds of things out of proportion. It’s not his fault people can’t read.

          • needa

            nakka please. he makes it a point to respond to each and every comment. telling them not to buy this device that it is not the hero and to wait until october. and then not to buy that device and wait until q1 or q2. and then back to q1. and so on. and now we have the rumors of the new razrs coming out. which are probably going to end up being the 5″ devices he keeps talking about. which means they will be verizon only. and that makes him wrong even more on everything he has been saying. only time will tell. but one thing is for sure… he needs to stop yammering the same crap over and over about the moto x. cause its all hearsay.

  • mec

    Per Lieutenant (who outranks sarge) there will be a super hero phone in Q2 2014, running a haswell i7

    • Bionic

      funny

  • Andrew Remmers

    I still think we are going to be looking at multiple devices. This one will simply be a cheap low end device for people to get. While the phone I’ve heard about is going to be the “Hero” Device.

    • needa

      its the same thing.

      • Bionic

        no, its not, why would motorola’s one phone this year be low end?

        • needa

          price point. per dennis

          • mec

            nothing says motorola’s hero is what we want a hero to be. I can put stickers saying MEC SUPER PHONE COMPANY on an old star tac and call that my hero device. its my high end model.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, also per Dennis, there are going to be MULTIPLE phones released including some before the “Hero” Device in the fall.

          • needa

            well no. he never actually said before. and the press release specifically states it will start with the flagship. aka hero.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well actually Dennis said at D11 that the Motoroloa phone landscape would be transformed by October with multiple devices launching between now and then.

          • needa

            i wish people like you would read, research, remember… and then think. the first device released will be the hero, per the moto press release. you said there would be devices released before the hero. and that was never said by anyone. all i have said is 100% what we know and nothing more. what your are doing is adding words to things because a rumormonger says it is so. even though what he says cannot possibly be true. <— multiple cross carrier devices within two months of each other.

      • Andrew Remmers

        How so? Wasn’t it Google or Moto that said there hasn’t been any “Wow devices” in a long time? Does this really look like a “Wow” device?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If this is low end…dear god, what’s the new high end??

      This is currently mid-range, and looks to be a solid device. Moreover, there is still some confusion regarding the various leaks that have surfaced for the SoC, and it may end up as a custom dual-core version of the 600, which would be, honestly, amazing.

      • Andrew Remmers

        I used the term low end very lightly obviously. From what I’ve heard about this phone outside of the internet this device would be considered to be “low end”

  • Jonathan Lamonte

    Quoting this directly from the Motorola Press Release:

    “…a portfolio of products starting with Moto X, a new FLAGSHIP smartphone
    that will be designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. We’re not
    talking about just a handful of units either — available this SUMMER,
    every Moto X sold in the USA will be assembled in Fort Worth, Texas,
    making it the first smartphone ever assembled domestically.”

    The hero device will be out this summer.

    • needa

      but but but… that would mean bionic is full of it.

  • AustinM123

    Someone needs to wipe away that dust on the top left corner. Oh thats just poorly placed branding. :-(

  • BrettR

    This is a shiny surface, let’s use flash!

  • Albert Reyna

    what is the size of the battery though, thats the key.

    • Bionic

      sarge said something like 2600mah

      • Albert Reyna

        alright not too bad.

  • AxemRed

    I love the size, and 720p is fine with me. But man… the dual core makes me nervous. I’ll look at the benchmarks and reviews when it comes out and decide. I wish they would have pulled out the battery and posted it’s size.

  • Bionic

    People I never said this was going to be 100% stock so why are you so shocked now? Its 95% stock, just a few things like smart actions and motorola apps.

    • Guest

      You really think you’re that special?

      • Bionic

        nope, just passing along Sarge’s info

        • eats poop

          or making up your own?

    • motomaniac

      Not called Smartactions anymore, but I will say you are all going to LOVE the Migrate app that is exclusive to Motorola.

  • zephiK

    Dual Core? No deal. Come on Motorola.. This is 2013.

    • Bionic

      october

      • Chris

        still 2013…

    • Mark Curtis

      It also not supposed to be a high-end flagship phone

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If the battery life is good, launches all my apps quickly and has no lag, then this is my next.

      • aQuickBit

        Yeah if they can optimize the processor then I’m totally fine with it. This is my take on the whole thing…Its like consoles vs PCs. Consoles being iPhones and Androids being PCs. The consoles have outdated tech but can sure push the hardware to the absolute breaking point and need little to no updates (like iPhones) and still get unbelievable results for their age (‘The Last of Us’ on console makes me scratch my head as to how they did that)….whereas PCs have just unadulterated horsepower that push an industry further by allowing software to grow and do so many new and better things without limitations, but may have performance issues every now and then to which drivers are needed to be updated based on your hardware (Android). Games on PC still have yet to take advantage of quad core processors to their fullest which I believe Android has yet to do with dual core phones. There is no right answer or perfect solution which is a good thing. That’s just what I think. What do y’all think?

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I’d agree with your assessment on all fronts. Optimization is absolutely key, and what I think is most lacking in the Android world. There was an effort made by a group of Linux programmers to optimize and lean-out the Android kernel/OS code called the Linaro project, and they got massive improvements in a number of areas from graphics to battery life to processing speed. It just took them a long time to do it, and was only fully optimized for a single chipset (Galaxy Nexus, aka OMAP4460), but it showed just how much better things could be.

          I think that the Android monolith is slowly moving that direction though. With the optimization suggestions in the developer page, the new optimization overlays available in the development section, and some of the improvements that they revealed as “coming soon with a future Android update” during I/O this year, it looks like 4.3 is going to focus on streamlining and maximizing whatever horsepower is available. And that is why I’m really not terribly worried about the whole “XFON has 2012 specs RAWR”. Specs only tell half the story, what really matters is how much work you’ve put into your software. Given that they have a near-identical chipset in their 2012 devices, I’d put good money on Motorola having some pretty well-developed software to unleash the day of their press conference (I’m actually fully expecting them to have 4.2.2 for all their 2012 devices ready to deploy the day of their next press conference, ala Apple’s iPhone updates. Imagine the good press they’d get for that move lol).

  • tyguy829

    This device doesn’t look changed much from that vietnam prototype we saw months ago,so I’m assuming they spent this whole time on software optimization rather than hardware tweaks. I’m excited

  • chris420o

    again…an article about the “moto x” that makes me cry at the specs moto chose….sighh ill never be happy

    • Bionic

      october, or better yet, Q1 2014 you’ll be happy

      • Tyler Durden

        Let’s hope I don’t die in a mysterious car crash before then

        • Greyhame

          LOL.

      • chris420o

        thats a long ways away

        • Bionic

          i agree, thats why i got an S4

      • Albert Reyna

        Also, will the “hero” device look the same just this being like the mini version?

        • Bionic

          they will look almost the same yes, just bigger screen

      • ToddAwesome

        ugh, itching to dump my Nexus so bad, but I also want to wait for the next ‘best’ phone. I can wait, I can wait, I can wait……I hope I can wait.

        • Bionic

          im sure you’d be happy with the hero in OCTOBER. Or maybe the LG nexus 5 if it exists

  • MikeCiggy

    I like the placement of the logo. If it has to be done it’s better this way than the HTC way.
    I can also imagine Not For Sale being replaced with Verizon though :(

    • Chris

      chances are it will be engraved on the BACK of the device.

    • chris420o

      u do realize on the final design it wont have that M logo on the front…moto puts that on all its test and demo devices

      • MikeCiggy

        No I didn’t realize. And now I do. Thanks

  • Bionic

    Keep in mind this is NOT the hero device people, this is the dual core not so great on specs device

    • Chris Schmucker

      This seems like a really solid mid-range phone. Better than the GNex in terms of hardware. What are the rumored specs on the hero device compared to this?

      • Bionic

        -5 inch screen
        - POSSIBLE Snapdragon 600 but no sure on that yet, they were testing it with an S4 prime before but thats too old now.
        -3500mah non removable battery
        -ip57 certified
        -2GB RAM

        • Josh C

          To jump on this or wait for the hero…decisions.

          • Bionic

            if it were me, id wait for hero in october, or NOVA in 2014

          • Josh C

            What are rumored NOVA specs again?

          • Bionic

            5.2 inch screen
            3200mah REMOVABLE battery
            3GB RAM
            snapdragon 800

            a pure beast

          • Kevin

            who is that being made by? And do you have any links about that?

          • Bionic

            motorola, and of course not, its a 2014 phone in the early stages of testing, very very early.

          • Josh C

            Just enough to make the decision tough.

          • Bionic

            exactly. i stopped “waiting” for tech and just got my S4 because my Bionic was acting stupid. You will be waiting forever in the tech world cuz something is always coming.

          • Josh C

            It’s killing me. I am tempted to get something off of CL to hold me until the NOVA. Otherwise, I’ll just keep the GNex until October.

          • Bionic

            good luck, its always hard to decide. Im very happy with my S4 for now. I’ll sit back and see how motorla does for the next couple years and then we’ll see next time around.

          • Josh C

            Touchwiz kills me. Looks like it was designed for a 12 year-old.

          • Bionic

            thats why i covered it up with Nova launcher and froze all of those bullshitt touchwiz apps. its not hard.

          • Josh C

            Clean up pretty nice? I’m sure the settings and other menus still look like shitt though.

          • Bionic

            my drop down menu looks fine, i mean everyone is different, but yes it does clean up nice.

          • Josh C

            Any word on the hero naming?

          • Bionic

            not yet, im very curious about that myself. I cant see them simply calling it the “x phone”.

            Maybe the “Moto X MAXX?” lol

          • Josh C

            Haha. Terrible.

          • Bionic

            my vote is for bionic 2

          • Josh C

            nothing else should be cursed with that name.

          • Bionic

            LOL, thats why its not my job to name phones

          • Dave

            I know how you feel. My wife got the S4 and I’m not that impressed with its performance or battery compared to my GN2. Although compared to my glitchy old Bionic it murders it.

          • Bionic

            really? my S4 battery life is phenomenal

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Compared to a N2, it is pretty pedestrian. Remember that the N2 has a Maxx-size battery in it, so unless you have the screen on full brightness for extended periods, it shouldn’t be that much different battery-wise.

            I’d also note that I hear very very few complaints about the 2012 Motorola devices in general, though I’m not sure that is because of a lack of sales or they’re just that good, or some combination thereof.

          • Chris Schmucker

            That makes no sense to switch back and forth between removable and non removable battery.

          • Bionic

            yes it does. consider the cost of each model your are producing. Removable batteries are cheaper while non removable are more expensive.

            Besides, who cares if it makes sense or not.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            You have that backwards. Non-removable is cheaper to engineer/manufacture than removable since the battery can be any shape, can have a ribbon cable for contacts, has a thinner cheaper casing, etc.

            As for it making sense, agreed, both approaches have their tradeoffs, and it is much easier to put a removable battery in a larger device than a smaller one.

          • Bionic

            Yeah, bottom line is that they are looking at each model and deciding do we need to remove the batt or not? Im sure other factors play into this such as the planned thickness of the phone and all of that.

          • AC

            I would like to know more about NOVA…can you drop a link to the original discussion/anywhere to find information about this thing?

          • Bionic

            there is no official discussion. This is all the info there is right now, a simple spec listing.

          • whoa
          • whoa

            Is the only thing I can find spec sheetw

          • turdbogls

            Source? this is the first i have heard about this device.
            makes me Drool to think what my next phone is going to be like. just hold out 7 more months G-Nex :)

          • michael arazan

            Every time I want to get a phone, news always hits to say just wait another 9 months for the best device ever, and then the cycle repeats itself.

            Would love a phone that allows me to keep the phone and just swap out parts for more updated versions, like the processor, for 25% of the price

          • coolsilver

            I got tired of waiting.

          • Bionic

            so did i

        • Chris Schmucker

          ip57?

          • JoshGroff

            It’s a water resistance certification, I forget what the numbers mean.

          • Bionic

            you can basically put it under running water and it’ll be fine

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            It is dust resistant with minimal encroachment, and can be completely immersed in 1m of water for 30 minutes without encroachment that affects the functioning of the device.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

        • needa

          lol. it was snap 800 and 3gb ram a month ago.

          quit spreading bs that you have no clue of. either that or ‘per sarge’ has no clue and you should be smart enough to see it by now.

        • aQuickBit

          “ip57 certified”
          I’m sold.

      • Tyler Durden

        5in 1080p 2gb ram the norm I suppose

    • needa

      so they are going to release two phones on all carriers between now and october? along with international to follow? in the same factory? with people that are newly trained?

      lol. i dont care what ‘per sarge’ says. that is a feat that is not going to happen. nor has it ever by any oem. this is me… being realistic. not listening to the hearsay.

      • Bionic

        The 5 inch hero is being built in texas, not this one. Texas is building ONE phone, the one for october. Not hard to believe at all.

        • needa

          so take out the last two questions then. it would still be a first. by a ‘new’ company that is cautiously taking baby steps. seems like they would be biting off more than they could chew. along with not a single leak of the phone you are talking about. which is also something that moto has never been able to do.

          i just dont buy it.

          • Bionic

            The CEO himself said production for the hero starts in August in Texas. 2 months of mass production to stock the warehouses for an october release makes total sense to me.

            You seem to forget that this phone is a mid range phone and the hero is just that……a hero device, so releasing them within a few months of each other isnt unheard of.

          • needa

            wow. you just believe anything you read… and hear apparently. and you also put two and two together to make fifty. dennis woodside never said that. the RUMOR you are talking about stems from way back in april. and it is a rumor with absolutely no basis to stand on. it also said that it would be an att exclusive for three months. which we all know is untrue.

            fact is… the moto press release (d11) says it will be here this summer. dennis said it would be out ‘by the fall’. with no specifics.

            you seem to forget the woodside said you can use older hardware to hit a certain price point. he also never mentioned anything at d11 about high end specs for the hero. he simply said things about the software side of it. i am happy that you want to be in control of this situation by spreading things that you were told. funny how something that was a q1 or q2 release, is now a for sure thing in q1. and then wasnt enough to mention the last time you talked to him is now a for sure thing. i can pull your quotes from the verizon article if you want me too. all it will show is the thoughts in your head change from day to day. 3gb of ram. what the heck for?

          • Bionic

            Alright, after going back and reading, yes, you are right, both phones are being built in Texas.

            3GB of RAM isnt needed, but its still the next step. Im sure some games will require a lot more RAM in the future.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            More RAM is always better on a Linux system. Its just whether the cost is worth the performance boost (i.e. a 30% increase in performance vs. a 50% increase in RAM cost).

          • Bionic

            3GB of RAM is for the NOVA in 2014, not the hero x phone of october

  • Chris

    a small microfiber cleaning cloth means this phone has a removeable battery?

    they need to work on improving battery technology so there wont be a need for silly removable batteries. Look at the razr….

    • Bionic

      i love removable batteries and so do many others

      • Chris

        They all bulk and are just a huge gimmick. Reason why android phones suck at battery life is because all the apps are running at once, services and such. All draining battery.

        • Tyler Durden

          Speak to my note who gets Day+ on battery

    • kixofmyg0t

      No, that small microfiber cleaning cloth is covering a 10 digit code that Moto tracks when it sends a prototype to a tester so they can prove who leaked the device if they do.

      What the person who leaked the photo doesn’t know is, so is the circled “M” logo. That broken up circle isn’t made for looks. So guess who is getting a email right now informing them that they broke their NDA?

      • Diablo81588

        Caught red handed!

      • https://twitter.com/#!/fitman88 Fitman88

        This is pure gold, if you are correct!

  • Tyler Durden

    Take off on screen buttons and slap on pie. We got this

    • Bionic

      KLP probably isnt coming until end of year

      • Tyler Durden

        Uh that’s the wrong pie buddy

        • Bionic

          LOL

      • Chris Schmucker

        I see what you did there.

    • JoshGroff

      I use pie on my DNA. Still leave the capacitives enabled just in case Pie somehow bugs out, but definitely the best form of navigation imo.

    • turdbogls

      I have finally gotten used to using PIE on a regular basis. however, it utterly confuses my wife. the average consumer doesn’t need/want Pie.

  • Warwick

    Me gusta

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    And hey look at that, it’s skinned. That’s not the stock 4G icon. I wonder what else isn’t stock. Updates go through Motorola and Sprint. Crushing.

    • Bionic

      95% stock, only things that are not stock are things like smart actions and some other motorola apps. per sarge

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        95% stock isn’t stock.

        • Bionic

          you’d rather have Sense?

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            No, I’d rather have a stock Android ROM that’s actually built and updated by Google. That means Nexus. I’m almost positive that even the Google Experience GS4 and HTC One ROMs won’t be built and updated by Google.

          • Bionic

            if you are going to choose a skin, it’d be motorola’s

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            I don’t know about that. Touchwiz has a lot of things I wouldn’t mind seeing Google add to the stock UI, but it’s all little stuff…things like being able to have separate wallpaper for the home and lock screens, being able to display battery percentage next to the battery icon without needing an app, the ability to create app folders in the app tray, etc.

    • Cody

      Not a stock 4.2 icon anyway…

      • needa

        per the source… this thing is running 4.2.2

    • Chris

      or maybe this has some sort of new android version with a new 4G icon….

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        Could be. I’ll take the position of skeptic until proven otherwise.

      • Adam Truelove

        Nope, that’s your standard Motorola 4G icon set right there. The signal strength bars aren’t stock either. There are 5 in that picture (3 blue, 2 grey). On stock there are 4, and the angle is higher.

    • MikeCiggy

      Some skinning is welcomed as long as it’s minimal. And if the updates come from Motorola who is owned and operated by Google we should expect timely updates.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        We should expect timely updates, yes. But the reality is that, when OEMs and carriers are middlemen, delays turn into months. Motorola or not, I don’t foresee that changing until the world finally divorces carriers from phones. Carriers need to just become dumb data pipes, nothing more than public utilities.

    • Adam Truelove

      The signal strength bars aren’t stock either. There are 5 in that picture (3 blue, 2 grey). On stock there are 4, and the angle is higher.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        Thank you.

    • LiterofCola

      Do you actually get a kick out of bitching all the time?

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        No, I just very much enjoy letting truth get in the way of good stories. :)

    • Stephen Cox

      Now that stock keeps the 4G/3G/1x/etc icon with the signal bar to keep it clean, I hate when the skins separate it out. Too much clutter. Leave it as one icon!

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        That’s a good point.

  • Bionic

    Boom

  • Stephen

    removable battery + motorola + nexus? no way. I WANT TO BELIEVE

    • C.N.

      No SD card support? I do BELIEVE

      • aQuickBit

        and if it has 32GB of internal (not saying it will, but hopeful) I am completely fine with that. Still haven’t filled my GNex yet (around 13GB left)

    • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

      That’s skinned. The 4G icon isn’t stock. Who knows what else isn’t stock.

      • asten77

        I think it was always going to be very lightly skinned, which I’ll still take over Touchwiz and Sense, anyday.

        • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

          I agree, Motorola’s skin is much closer to stock and probably very nice, but in the end it’s still a skin. Skins wouldn’t be so bad if carriers didn’t always have their fingers in the ROM pie. OEMs wouldn’t take nearly as long to release updates if they didn’t have to go through their “carrier partners” to get them released. That’s the big thing. Carriers need to become dumb data pipes.

    • j

      $299 off contract?!? I will believe