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Motorola VP Says Moto X Dev Editions and Other Carriers Rolling Out in “Days”

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The official launch of the Moto X has come and gone, but the only people that can pick one up are the customers on AT&T. Motorola has been vocal about plans to bring the device to all the major carriers in the US, but we haven’t heard anything close to a solid date for when we can expect them. Punit Soni, Motorola’s VP of Product Management has taken to his Google+ account to drop a hint that it might not be too long before we see more Moto X launches.

Apparently, the AT&T launch of the Moto X was only step one. Soni’s post reads, “Step 1 of rollout. Dev editions, other carrier versions rolling out in days.” Days is a pretty interesting choice of words, but Soni reiterated “days” in the comments of his G+ post. You wouldn’t necessarily use that term if we were a month or two away from other carriers launching the device. We will keep our ears to the ground for any news on when Verizon and the other carriers can expect a launch.

Via: +Punit Soni

Cheers Matt!

  • nini

    tinyurl.com/lr69xbu

  • TheL

    I’m still upset with Motorola for screwing their customers over on the Photon. If you say you’re going to do something like update your phone, you don’t change your mind because you’ve decided to “go in another direction.”

  • Mickey A Valentine

    Pundit Soni mentioned to an AT&T customer in the comments to ping him by Wednesday if he was still unable to buy the motomaker card at full retail from the store. Could Wednesday be the mark?

  • Despite707

    I picked up a gs4 the other day because I thought the spec gap between it and the moto x would make up for touchwhiz. Probably the worst assumption I’ve ever made. I dislike it so much I’m writing this from my gnex and as soon as the moto x drops on Verizon the gs4 is going back.

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Or 180 DAYS????

  • tlspatt

    MAXX dev edition? C’mon Moto, tell us for sure…

    • Andy Taylor

      Now that ^ would be incredibly full of AWESOMENESS… but highly improbable

  • Godzilla

    Half life 3 “Rolling out in Days”

  • Mike Hilal

    I wonder if the dev edition will be sold through motomaker

  • Tyler

    This is my plan, wait for Verizon to get customized Moto X. While waiting look to see if Nexus comes to Verizon, when it doesn’t buy Moto X.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I like it. But can fit we some explosives in there somewhere? Its always a better plan when something gets blown up. :-)

    • CoreRooted

      A Nexus device coming to VZW again is (complete speculation here) highly unlikely after the gNex issues. I seriously doubt Google is going to allow VZW the chance to screw up a new Nexus like they did with the gNex.

      • Tyler

        Completely agree, until LTE only phones start rolling out I don’t expect to see a VZW Nexus. Verizon is going to start pushing VoLTE phones by the end of the year which will most likely use CDMA as a backup plan (meaning no nexus). We should probably start seeing LTE only phones by the end of 2014 if i remember correctly(vzw nexus phone like the 2013 nexus 7 LTE version that works on all carriers). But can’t a man dream?

        • kashtrey

          I share your dream, hopefully if we all collectively dream the same thing it will come true. Maybe I’ve watched too much Disney. I can’t wait for LTE only phones though I doubt they will truly be LTE only, I’m guessing all phones will be GSM/LTE and start to become truly global for a while until the rest of the world catches up.

    • Next Us

      This.
      I thought in one of the stories they indicated November as to when other carriers would get MotoMaker.
      Based on history, new Nexus phone should be announced/revealed around November. Therefore, the timing works out.

      • Tyler

        Exactly, I would rather get a nexus over the Moto X due to dev community but need it on Verizon. And my Gnex is holding up just fine aside from signal/battery issues so waiting isn’t an issue.

        • kashtrey

          Also by that time you’ll be able to assess the relative strength of the Moto X dev community. If it’s gained a lot of steam by then it may make the choice a little harder.

  • Needs Da Help

    Can I customize a moto X today and buy it retail without singing a contract with AT&T, then just activate it on T-Mobile? Would that be too easy?

    • sagisarius

      yes, that would be to easy

  • John Galt

    Tried to buy an X off contract at AT&T. AT&T refused to sell it off contract. I’m so over this phone, I’m over the chromecast, I’m over Google. This staged rollout/manufacturing issues that have existed since the Nexus 4 crap is absurd. Yes, I’m mad bro.

    • CoreRooted

      I’m able to order it online off contract ($579). Was this in a store?

      • John Galt

        Yeah, in store. It’s entirely possible that the store I was at is an outlier, and has some weird policy that some Napoleonic manager issued. But there was a “NO” to the Moto X card at full price, and a “NO” to an off-contract Moto X.

        I’m not currently an AT&T customer, which may also have been a factor.

        • CoreRooted

          Probably. It wouldn’t let me check out of the store without logging into my account. *shrug*

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    BTW, the iPhone rumors are waaaaaaay too quiet today. Usually we see a pretty juicy “leak” on the release date of their competitor’s devices. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • Corey Foltman

    Sprint is the 26th

  • Steven Elliott

    I’m in no hurry. I can’t get it until November.

  • Jason Brown

    if only oem manufacturers were able to have a press event and a single release date for all carriers set in stone for purchase in a week or two after the event.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Subtle nod at the iPhone? Let’s face it, Apple is the exception, the rest of the OEMs have to bend over for the carriers. Samsung got close with the GS4, and may actually be able to make it with the Note 3 or GS5 considering how big they’ve gotten. The rest simply don’t have the political or market pull to force carriers to do anything.

      • Fresh360

        I have to admit Apple’s iPhone roll outs are a thing to admire; availability, pricing, and uniform roll outs are great.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I have a feeling that is a very large part of their success. It is very easy to drum up excitement about your device launch when it has a date attached to it, and anyone who wants one can get it on launch day (until it sells out, of course) no matter what carrier they’re on. Then, you have a TON of devices in the wild, which drives even more demand as it is convenient to get your hands on one.
          The Android manufacturer who can get that formula down with a compelling mass-market device will make some serious cash.

    • The Phenom

      That would be great but it is just a dream.

  • WickedToby741

    He doesn’t know Verizon very well.

  • Pengwn

    That graphic should of had the states in blue..

    It’s available today!! On ATT… and only ATT.

  • Ej McCarty

    Guys I’m really considering switching to AT&T from Verizon. I just want to know from people who have done this. 1. How do coverages compare? I live near Youngstown for school. I travel sometimes back home which is south of Pittsburgh but its in the country. So is their coverage good outside of cities.its hard to test this because you always get full coverage in their stores. Also what kind of plans do they have that would work since I use a lot of data

    • CoreRooted

      I can’t speak to the east coast, but out here on the west coast, AT&T has been solid. They still suck as a carrier, but the coverage has been really good (I’ve only found 1 dead spot ever, and I’m in the desert).

      As for plans; prepare for a good raping. For 15GB of data a month, it’s $160 plus $30/per phone or device.

    • John Davids

      You have questions regarding their network coverage and what plans they have offered. Let me help.

      http://www.att.com

  • Michael

    HTC One > Moto X

  • http://www.rogue-penguin.com TempestDash

    How moronic is it not to know when this device is launching? Motorola can’t possibly want this level of confusion associated with their hail mary device here, it has to be carrier forced. Just another reason to hate the system we have in place in America.

  • samosa king

    I don’t want a DEV edition! I want a carrier unlocked with a bootloader locked (I know kind of bizarre but to be on the safe side) Moto X!

    • Paul Hansen

      The carriers that don’t allow unlocked bootloaders in their consumer devices will force you to buy a DEV edition (Read: VZW/ATT primarily). Unfortunately, this really isn’t going to change any time soon…

      • The Phenom

        AT&T has stated they will not allow a unlockable bootloader ever. And Verizon’s track record speaks for it’s self

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      It is *unlockable*, not *unlocked*, there is a significant difference. The act of unlocking the bootloader performs a factory reset and completely wipes the internal memory.

      So, yes, you do indeed want a Developer’s edition :-)

  • Jorge

    Unlocked Moto X

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

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  • Frettfreak

    The problem is not the phone being available it’s the fact that moto maker won’t be which is at least one of biggest (if not the biggest) selling point on this phone.

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    • onDroid

      Who the hell actually believes this crap? How is anyone making money off this spam?

      • Weber

        Click on the link and find out…
        Apparently Tiffany is doing well.

        • PhoenixPath

          Good thing too. Hasn’t made a hit since the 80’s…

  • Walter Partlo

    Does your Lambo have a Motorola logo on it? ;-)

    • PhoenixPath

      No, but you should see the Samsung logo on his ‘rarri, man. Epic.

      • Fozzybare

        oh god. i forgot about the ‘rarri.

  • Tony Stark

    Still no word on off-contract pricing from Google or Motorola! What are they waiting for???

    • Bradley Albert Nemitz

      Yeah, that’s really what I’m waiting to see. I’m not hopeful, mind you, just waiting.

      • Tony Stark

        The optimist in me says to expect a lower price from Google than what we’ve seen from ATT and Best Buy… The pessimist realizes that this xphone ordeal has disappointed me way beyond I ever imagined.

        • onDroid

          Why do you care? You’re Tony Stark. You’re a billionaire.

          • Tony Stark

            I stay rich by making good investments… a $600 xphone is not one of them.

          • jstew182

            but you are now bound by HTC…they aren’t going be happy you’re already looking elsewhere…

          • PhoenixPath

            No, that’s RDJ..

            Tony just plays RDJ on HTC ads. ;-)

          • jstew182

            Haha…valid point sir

          • Tony Stark

            Exactly

          • Godzilla

            haha, this

    • Justin W

      I don’t care about off-contract pricing for carrier-specific models.. I want info on the unlocked one.

      • Tony Stark

        Unlocked? Why? An xphone on a custom ROM will completely destroy the experience that Google was aiming for.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Because you can add things like PIE, do full data backups, theme it, etc. Just because I like what’s being offered, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to tweak it to my liking.

        • PhoenixPath

          “will completely destroy the experience that Google was aiming for.”

          …and this is a bad thing?

          Google isn’t Jesus, man. Ain’t nobody perfect. The great thing about Android is that you can unlock, root, ROM and perfect *your* build…to *your* tastes.

          The build my Fascinate finally died with was a crazy-ass amalgamation of AOSP, Touchwiz, iPhone, and Zune. It was just right.

          (Pretty sure it died from MPD…you can die from that…right?)

          My HTC one is currently a very pleasant concoction of AOSP and Sense with just a scoche of TouchWiz for some flair. It is just right….for the moment. ;-)

          • Tony Stark

            Hey, I love putting a ROM on my phone as much as the next guy, but why waste those two extra cores on the xphone? Just my opinion ;)

          • PhoenixPath

            Oh I am pretty sure those rascally kernel devs will come up with some use for those poor little extra cores. ;-)

        • Justin W

          SIM unlocked, so I can take it to any GSM carrier I want. Sorry, didn’t mean unlocked bootloader (I typically run Stock anyway).

          • Tony Stark

            Ahhhh, gotcha. Yes, I also prefer SIM unlocked so I can take my phone to other countries. I’m pretty sure that the Dev edition would have to be SIM unlocked :)

          • Justin W

            I’m not so sure about that though – Vzw has done a Dev Edition, as has AT&T, and both have been SIM Locked to their network. I think it’s stupid to do a Dev Edition for AT&T and have it locked though – especially if I’m paying $600 for it up front.

    • Fozzybare

      579 on att…i doubt google or motorola will undercut that.

      • tyguy829

        It wouldn’t surprise me. T-mobile sells the nexus 4 for over $400 (and i think it was $500+ when it launched) and google undercut them by a lot.

        • Fozzybare

          google did not undercut tmobile…

          • tyguy829

            you know what I mean…t-mobile “overcut” them. Who’s to say ATT isn’t marking up the price to make money as well? Remember that Leo Laporte said the carriers are buying the phone at $350

          • Fozzybare

            seriously. this is a MOTOROLA flagship. not a GOOGLE flagship. motorola is in it to make money. google is in it to get people on their service to sell ads. motorola may be owned by google but they are doing their own thing and they dont need to release phones as cheap as google gets them to be sold for. everyone needs to stop thinking that this phone is going to be the savior in the pricing scheme because we have already seen that it isnt.

          • Fozzybare

            what the hell happened to my post?

          • PhoenixPath

            *burps*

            Sorry, needed a quick snack. That post looked good, so, yeah….

      • Tony Stark

        What about Google undercutting the Nexus 4 from T-Mobile that was sold for $500+ at launch and is STILL being sold for $450+!

        • Fozzybare

          google didnt undercut. tmobile jacked the price up to make money on it. 579 seems perfectly feasible for the price of this phone.

          • Tony Stark

            And what makes you think ATT, Verizon and all others aren’t doing the same?

          • Fozzybare

            you people need to stop thinking that the phone is magically going to be super cheap. BECAUSE IT ISN’T.

          • Kyle Wilkins

            $300 for this phone is absurd yes. 16GB for $400-$450 and 32GB for $450-$500 isn’t super cheap and is reasonably priced for a phone that isn’t as future proof as the HTC One or GS4. I was more shocked hearing the $579 price than seeing how many people thought $300 was reasonable.

          • Fozzybare

            everyone got themselves into a frenzy when they heard about this phone because of the fact that google owns moto and they thought that it should have google pricing, not moto pricing. that is a fact. look at everyone when the x was announced. everyone cried “COSTS TOO MUCH” when that really isnt the case. it is decently priced…especially for a flagship from an oem

          • Tony Stark

            Don’t blame us, blame the hype surrounding a $299 off-contract price that was spreading across the internet like wildfire

    • Godzilla

      Its not gonna be anything good dude

  • MikeSaver

    Any word on those wood backs? That’s what the world’s really waiting for.

    • Alex

      I agree. I don’t think the Moto X is going to sell much until those come out. Then when people see them on the street it’ll be “ZOMG! Wood. Back. Phone. Where do I return my 5S?”

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      They told us Q4.

      • MikeSaver

        This is definitely a dumb question, but when is Q4 month-wise?

        • Fozzybare

          the last quarter of the year…12/4=3…last 3 months.

        • Warwick

          October to end to December.

        • Stevedub40

          October, November, December.

        • Kokomo

          Q4 is typically the last three months of the calendar year. October, November, and December. However, there are many companies that followed a slightly different calendar for the business side of the quarters. Like my company’s Q4 months are August, September, and October. It just depends. In this case, Motorola’s happens to be in line with the majority, last three of the year. Oct., Nov., and Dec.

          • thebigmann

            I like how you were downvoted for this haha. It’s like someone didn’t believe you. I last worked at a company where Q4 was even earlier in the calendar year. Really confusing but true.

          • T4rd

            There has been a resident downvot trolling on here the past few weeks at least. If you’ve noticed, most posts are downvoted at least once. Sometimes I’ll see all posts in an article get sequentially downvoted.

          • deadpenguins

            That’s because a company’s fiscal year is not necessarily the same as the calendar year. But yes, definitely confusing.

    • Kokomo

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they are holding off on the wood backs for when the Motomaker website is up and running for all carriers.

  • Travis

    Let me guess… it’ll be AT LEAST 14 days from today or else many of those who bought black/white models on other carriers are going to return them for a customized version. Logically then, his choice of “days” in my mind is at least 2 weeks from now.

    • Travis

      Nevermind… I guess he just meant the black/white models will be available on other carriers in “days”. That was a safe assumption anyway. It’s the Moto Maker exclusivity time table that we really want to know about. And of course, whether the developer edition will be customizable…

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        The last rumor pointed to 60-ish days (late October/early November) for the exclusivity. Sounds reasonable to me, as that puts them rolling it right before the Christmas buying rush.

  • Kassidy Klink

    12/1 is optimistic. my guess is 3/1/14, which will be exactly when 4.3 comes out for the X on verizon. this will be followed by 4.3.1 on 12/1/14, and then nothing afterwards.

  • Andrew

    Should be available on Verizon by December 1.

    • Paul Hansen

      of 2021.

      Realistically though it should be a week, maybe 2.

      • PhoenixPath

        “a week, maybe 2″…after Dec 1…2021. *evil grin*

        • Paul Hansen

          It’ll probably be like, “It releases august 29th but if you want to use MotoMaker you’re looking at august 31st… of 2021″

  • Warwick

    “days”

    • Tyler Durden

      How about a heavily discounted Google play store edition.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Not going to happen. The NA Dev edition will probably be sold on the Play store, but it will likely be identical to the Moto X from their website.

        • Godzilla

          this

      • Al-Burrit0

        If only :

      • michael arazan

        How about letting Dev Editions have the option to use moto maker, as a loophole for all others so they don’t have to wait till the end of November, and since Dev Editions seem not to be considered a regular device.

        Would be more Dev phones ever sold by a manufacturer

  • Curtis

    Verizon is going to ignore this one almost as hard as they ignored the GNex.

    • MikeSaver

      Exactly. They’d rather spend their time making really terrible commercials about ugly phones nobody wants.

      • Tyler Durden

        Oh but the Maxx is much better than this. So let them

        • MikeSaver

          I’d get the Maxx because of battery life if it didn’t look like a piece of SH#%t made 4 years ago. Give me the moto X look/onscreen buttons with the Maxx battery, then sure.

          • Tyler Durden

            The moto x is nothing new. I’m looking at it now. Aka Gnex.

          • MikeSaver

            Then just never buy another phone.

          • Tyler Durden

            Didn’t say that, but the Maxx isn’t any uglier than the Moto X. I’ll take days of battery, double the storage, wireless charging over it any day

          • MikeSaver

            If you think the Maxx isn’t any uglier than the MotoX, you obviously just have poor taste. In my opinion anyway.

            The whole thing’s subjective as far as which you prefer, but the fact is, the MotoX’s design falls in line with the top selling phones of today. That also happens to align with my tastes. The Maxx’s absolutely does not. That’s a fail on it’s part. But I guess they can market it to random guys like you that like boxes.

          • Tyler Durden

            Design isn’t everything. And actually, I’m sure many others will get a Maxx over the X.

          • MikeSaver

            Well I guess there’ll be hard financial data to show if you’re right or not. I just really don’t think you are.

          • Tyler Durden

            Motorola just did the wrong thing by launching 4 of the same phone. They could have beefed up the Moto x on all carriers and drop the other 3. But oh well. The Maxx will definitely sell though.

          • MikeSaver

            Yeah I agree with that much

          • Liderc

            The Maxx will sell because people are idiots, not because it’s a good looking phone. You’re right about one thing, Moto should have killed all phones except the Moto X and given it a 1080P screen and the MAXX battery. That kind of phone would have sold well.

          • EdubE24

            Wanting all day battery life makes you an idiot?

          • sad4u

            Yes, people who care about having a phone with a battery that will last all day regardless of how much they use it are idiots… And your opinion and preferences are right and everyone else is wrong. Excellent points

          • MikeCiggy

            I agree. The Maxx has all of the Moto X features and a good battery. Put a case on it and you have a black slate phone like most other phones on the market and one that you don’t need to plug in every day. Not idiotic at all.

          • phathands

            At this point android is a fairly mature operating system, and needing a nexus like device because the next os might fix tons of bugs or add majo features is starting to diminish. Google themselves can update much of it through the play store.

            Hence getting a phone with a long lasting battery and adequate storage space is more important at this point (for me and many others). Plus I think it looks pretty darn good.

            Sent from my Droid MAXX. Off the charger 23 hours 54 minutes with 47% charge remaining and 3 hours 50 minutes screen on time. suck on that, idiot.

          • TylerCameron

            The problem with 1080p screens is most apps arent designed for such a high ppi.
            Why is 1080p on a <5" screen so important all the sudden? It's over 300PPI and it's a super AMOLED HD Plus. You can't see the pixels unless you put the phone up to your nose. What do you gain from 1080p, huh? You get ugly app scaling. Like when the iOS thing went from iPhone HVGA to iPhone QVGA, apps had to be redesigned for the higher res screen. Oh, and on websites, the mobile versions will need to update their UI images for the high pixel density as well. Some looks bad even on 720p. And desktop sites will look TINY.

            Am I the only one who has thought this whole 1080p-on-a-phone screen thing through?

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            Can’t really compare considering the x is being launched across multiple carriers and the Maxx is a VZW exclusive. The x will easily outsell the maxx but that really doesn’t mean anything. The iPhone outsold every Android ever made until Sammy started selling the same phone across multiple carriers.

          • JoshGroff

            Remind me how well the G-Nex sold again. I’m dying to hear you back your logic with the financial data. Also, just because the S4 and S3 have sold extremely well means people really like plastic phones?

          • MikeSaver

            I never said this phone will sell well cause it looks like a Gnex. I never even said it would sell well, just better than the Maxx at least.

            My point was that its design is more modern, and in line with sleek looks of phones like the GS4, HTC one, iPhone etc. And that that is more in line with my taste.

            The Droid’s look hasn’t really changed that much since even the OG droid. Just a black rectangle that most find ugly.

            If they made the Maxx with the same design of the Moto X, I’d be all over it. The only thing keeping me from the Maxx is its look. Which while seemingly trivial, is important. At least to me.

          • TylerCameron

            The Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a pretty big seller, actually..
            The design of a phone definitely matters. What do you think was one of the things that made the iPhone so popular from the start? It wasn’t fugly like every other phone on the market at the time.

          • JoshGroff

            Compared to what exactly?

          • bonix

            I held the Moto X in the store today with my Gnex in the other hand. Definitely not the same phone.

          • Flat_Stanley

            How large does it feel in comparison to the GNex? I’m not looking to move up in size.

          • bonix

            it’s shorter and narrower and lighter (although I have extended battery). Not as light as the S3 which feels almost like a toy, had a good solid feeling. On my Gnex it’s a bit of a stretch to pull down the notification bar with thumb while holding with one hand, doing it on the X felt much more natural.

          • Goodriddance183

            It actually felt smaller and lighter, but probably isn’t. lol. And you’d gain in screen size, barely. If you like the size of the GNex, you’d be right at home with a Moto X.

          • Goodriddance183

            I did the same thing, and they are not the same, however similar they seem. I was impressed with the build quality, the lack of lag, the mostly stock Android software, and the camera was better than my GNex, which is about all the camera I need. You might think reviewers are blowing smoke when they say it “feels good in-hand,” but it really did, felt like a premium device. Made me forget about specs. I mastered the quick launch camera trick on the second try. If I didn’t want the Nexus 5 so bad, I’d snag a Moto X in a second.

          • Mickey A Valentine

            I concur. It was like an artifact from a dimension better left lost (gNex) and paradise in the other (motoX)

          • SparkysShocker

            Thats your opinion held the Maxx today while at the store to get an employee a Gz One. And I almost walked out of the store with the Maxx for myself. I was very impressed with the Maxx not so much the Ultra something about the smooth back.

            Some people like Industrial styling, some people like bright flamboyant colors each will think the other is terrible but to insult an others taste because it isn’t the same as your is akin to racism.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          I am kind of with you. Function before fashion. This reminds menofthe beauty queen commercial for tthe original droid. “Its not a tiara wearing beauty queen, its a robot.” Anyway… The only part of my phone I spend any time actually looking at is the screen. The rest of it is covered by my hands 90% of the time or its in my pocket. Maxx battery = more screen time. Winner in my book.

    • NickA

      I hear that. I picked up the One last night because I’m not counting on them getting the X any time soon. And if they get in on the rumored 29th days, I’m still in my return period.

      • Curtis

        Probably smart. I typically cannot help myself when my upgrade becomes available, but I am waiting this one out. I really think Ill get the X, but I am waiting to hear the rumors of new devices.

      • Alex

        I also picked up the One yesterday. I’m more impressed than I thought I’d be. Sense 5 isn’t all that bad, and the VZW logo isn’t nearly as bad as it looks in pictures. Kinda pissed about the missing “power saver” setting though.

        Gonna give the X a serious look but I dunno if it’ll be able to pry the One from my hands.

    • MikeCiggy

      So rite.

  • Josh Rabinowitz

    dev edition on Verizon.. o wait they hate devs/unlocked bootloaders/freedom

    • Travis

      Doesn’t matter because more than likely the dev edition will just be black/white 16GB, so what’s the point? I think the chances of getting a customized Moto X developer edition are slim to none.

      • Ralph Bretz

        rumor is that VZW will have a 16GB and 32 GB variant which hopefully means that the Dev Edition will be also. Black is fine with me since I also have a case on my phones.

        • Ralph Bretz

          Developer Edition
          Techies behold. Moto X Developer Edition will have a look all its own, 32 gigs, and of course—an unlockable bootloader.*
          Coming Soon
          http://www.motorola.com/us/FLEXR1-1/ways-to-buy.html

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            if they still print the text on it i may be in. this had to be what eric was holding.

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Doesn’t matter. Already bought a GNex…

    • EricRees

      A GNex? I think you’re a few years behind my friend.

      • n900mixalot

        Hey, it’s that good … and if you think about it, there isn’t really that much of a difference between the two …

        • Travis

          That’s crazy, dude. LTE radios alone have improved so much since the GNex was released. Battery life and signal strength will be vastly better on the Moto X. Not to mention the specific features of the Moto X that make it unique.

          • Adam Truelove

            Yeah, like a locked bootloader and late updates.

            Don’t get me wrong, I really like the Moto X and HATE the Gnex’s battery life, but I can’t bring myself to buy anything but Nexus.

          • Kyle Wilkins

            I second that comment about buying anything but Nexus. I’ll consider another device if I am able to unlock it fully for a custom recovery and ROMs but looks like I would have to buy a phone and bank on someone finding an unlock and catch it before it becomes patched in an update.

          • Liderc

            You can get nearly all the “special features” on the Gnex already. The only reason to get the Moto X is if you like pretty colors, which apparently the guys at DL do.

            I’ll only buy a Nexus after my Gnex, and if I have to leave Verizon to do it, so be it.

          • Shane Redman

            How do I get the “special features” on my GNex?

            *flicks wrist* no camera
            *says ok google now* awkward silence
            *Looks for notification* full screen is on
            *Lives one day of life* phone still needs to be on charger all day

          • Fozzybare

            i got so pissed about needing to charge my gnex after 3 or 4 hours that i got a note 2 and havent looked back. 2 days every charge

          • Shane Redman

            I don’t mind it now, I’ve accumulated to have a charger in almost every room in my apartment, car and office hahaha, but it would be nice to not worry about it on the weekends when I actually want to get out and do stuff.

          • Guest

            +2 internets for you sir.

          • Kokomo

            +3 internets for you sir.

          • tuname1t

            just the fact that it has Moto radios means the signal will be better

      • tyguy829

        did you put 4.3 on yours yet? It really made mine like new after a couple days of letting TRIM kick in.

        • EricRees

          No, I tried but apparently you have to update your ADB drivers to work with 4.2.2 and above. I had a ROM, Recovery and Kernel all downloaded and ready to install and then gave up because I didn’t want to go through finding the right adb drivers.

        • Fozzybare

          Lagfix already helps that :D

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Yeah was supposed to be a joke from when everyone (myself included) were raving about the GNex when an article was posted about another phone.

      • Liderc

        I’ll take the Gnex over the Moto X, can have all the same features on the Gnex and don’t have to buy a new phone which is mid range for a high end price. Gnex still runs smooth as butter, only problem it has is its battery and that’s solved by reducing screen brightness and using wifi at home.

        • PhoenixPath

          All the same features?

          I won’t be getting a Moto X by any stretch of the imagination, but isn’t the main selling point one of those “always listening” things…something it can only do without massive battery drain due to it’s *unique* architecture??

      • tlspatt

        Eric you gotta try the MAXX. 14 hr on battery with 4 hr screen-on time yesterday and still had 41%. Cannot kill the battery in one day… Don’t miss my G-Nex a a bit although I do miss some of the custom ROMs’ features…

    • Jack3D

      So sorry for your loss…

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Psh. I think we need to have a head to head with my brand new OG Droid and a Moto X. Nothing outlasts the legend that is the OG Droid. NOTHING.

    • Curtis

      They are selling for pennies on the dollar these days. I’m surprised you had to pay for one actually.

      • Kyle Wilkins

        Haha yeah it was supposed to be a joke but I guess people struggle to catch the tone I am trying to convey over the internet. I’ll take the blame this time.

    • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

      It’s ok Kyle. I got it…and appreciated the facetiousness :)

      • Kyle Wilkins

        just trying to bring some comic relief to the comment section ya know.

  • samosa king

    “Days” = 123456789 days

    • Justin W

      Dev edition and other carrier editions rolling out in a number of days. That number is too high to count.