Moto X a Total Flop? Do We Really Believe Google’s Dropped the Ball?

Moto X a Flop?

Will the Google/Motorla Moto X be a Total Flop?

Update: Looks like I was right unfortunately… To date (November 12, 2013) sales of Moto X have severely disappointed Motorola at only 500,000 units!

I’m not going to rehash all the specs and leaks that’ve occurred around the Google/Motorola love-child phone the Moto X. To sum up the rumors, the Moto X began as a highly spec’d phone with a massive battery, unbreakable sapphire glass and potentially complete water-proofing. To date, the buzz has died shifted significantly to a phone with unique contextual features, customization options, mid-range everything else and a “meh” 2,200 mAh battery. Quite a shift for a phone which has generated more hype than any other Android phone in history.

If the Moto X truely comes with a 2,200 mAh battery I feel Motorola and Google will have dropped the ball. When the leaks began there was a massive air of excitement, many thought this could be the breakthrough phone for Android that moved innovation to the next level. I was extremely excited for the possibility of a 4,000 mAh battery and the ability to go swimming with my phone, after all, the specs of my current Galaxy S2X are already “good enough” for everything but the most demanding games; two-day battery life and real world durability would’ve brought this phone to the next level!

Unfortunately, as each day passes and I eagerly Google “Moto X leaks” I am left more and more disappointed, only a faint glimmer of hope still exists within me. I can’t help but think with Motorola pushing massive 3,000+ mAh batteries in their current phones, why the heck wouldn’t Google continue this trend, especially given that Motorola is promising superb battery life with the Moto X?

I trust Google not to drop the ball, I really do. However, after wanting this phone for 4 months based on lofty promises, I may just be setting myself up for disappointment…

What do you think?

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7 thoughts on “Moto X a Total Flop? Do We Really Believe Google’s Dropped the Ball?

  • They could of used a quad core processor etc etc . I was going to get it , now ill have to wait another 3 months for yet another failed phone release . ( I’ve had an upgrade for nearly 2 years ! VZW has dropped the ball ….. Again)

      • I don’t get why they can’t just make a solid phone ? Waterproof , best processor, best camera etc etc . The technology is there , everything should have the latest and greatest . Then take the next step . I think as far as innovation theyve hit a wall and alot of it has to do with copyright laws . At this point who gives a crap about who did what first just make a solid product !!!

  • I think you should get out more often, especially if you wanna give the uses all your hype has come to propose. So much stuff to drama about in technology and you happened to pick the least interesting topic. Heck, even indie publisher support on Xbox One seems a better braindump than a long-lasting battery smartphone. And btw, I can already go swim with my Xperia Active or the new Go…

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