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Purported Motorola Nexus X specs found on benchmark

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The Nexus X will be manufactured by Motorola and will feature a 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 display, reports AndroidWorld. According to benchmarks discovered by the blog, the device will pack a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and Android L. Additionally, the handset will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, and a host of other sensors. Expected to launch in October, the Nexus X is also rumored in a 5.9-inch variant.

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Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

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The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

motorola_motox

Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


AndroidGuys

Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

nexus

The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

motorola_motox

Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


AndroidGuys

Moto X has me excited for ‘Nexus X’

nexus

The new Moto X has been announced, and it has lived up to everything I had hoped it to be. Aluminum metal sides, wooden and leather backs, 5.2 inch 1080p AMOLED screen and the oh-so-speedy Snapdragon 801 chip makes this phone incredibly enticing.

motorola_motox

Everything seems great to me about this phone, and I can’t hate on the 2300mAh battery yet until Scott Webster discusses it in his review, because I believe Motorola has a few tricks up it’s sleeve when it comes to battery optimization. Motorola’s own website claims the battery lasts up to 24 hours mixed use, but really that doesn’t say anything concrete.moto battery-Motorola.com

It does scare me however that Motorola is selling not just one, but two battery enhancing accessories separately. Their innovative turbo charger will sell for $ 34.99 which gives the phone 8 hours of battery life in a 15 minute charge, and they will also sell portable chargers like the Power Pack Micro for $ 39.99 which has a battery capacity of 1500mAh, or a 65% charge for your Moto X. Really cool accessories, but it doesn’t exactly praise the battery inside the phone itself…

While the battery life of this phone had a bit of my attention, my mind was on a bigger picture. The upcoming Nexus phone by Motorola.

This “Nexus X” is not official yet by any means, but multiples leaks and sources tell that Motorola is indeed making the phone, and the launch time of this year’s Moto X is similar to lats year’s LG G2, the phone the Nexus 5 was based off of.

This has me really excited that the “Nexus X” is based off the Moto X because of a few reasons.

First, the return of the AMOLED display to a Nexus phone. I loved the screen on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus because there are some really cool things you can do with an AMOLED display, such as active notifications by Motorola.

Second, premium materials on a Nexus phone. My smartphone is something I hold and use everyday, and the way it is built and how it feels is important to consumers. Nexus phones haven’t really had a premium build to them, mainly because of cost, but things might change this time around under the construction of Moto. The Moto X has beautiful metal sides and metal front-facing speakers and is less expensive than the Galaxy S5, HTC One and others, so I can see this coming to the next Nexus. Hopefully.

Finally, customization for the next Nexus. Moto’s new thing is Moto Maker, and it’s a really cool concept to be able to customize the material and colors for parts of your phone. Moto Maker was created under the leadership of Google, so I don’t see why they wouldn’t bring this kind of customization to their popular Nexus phones. It would be a very refreshing thing to see besides the flat black design it’s always had. The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus phone to see some color with the launch of the red model later in its lifespan. Imagining a wooden or leather back on a Nexus phone has me putting $ 350 aside right now, assuming the traditional price returns.

That’s my thoughts and hopes for the Google flagship next month, what’re you most excited for?


AndroidGuys

iPhone 6 event confirmed, Samsung Gear S, Nexus X & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG’s official announcement of the G Watch R, and what makes this new wearable hot. Google follows as we talk about the processor options that we might find on the Nexus 9 made by HTC. Then we continue with Google, this time with details on the Moto Nexus X plans. Apple then takes the stage and ends the drama with a final confirmation of its iPhone 6 event for September 9. We end today’s show talking about the Samsung Gear S that just got announced today.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
LG officially announces G Watch R, a powerful Android Wear circle
Google Nexus 9 to make the 64-bit jump with a Tegra K1?
Retail sources talk Google Nexus X launch plans
Apple schedules its iPhone 6 September event; who wants a new iPhone?
Samsung Gear S gets announced as a curved 3G-capable smartwatch


Pocketnow

Developers deserve the ultimate Nexus phone

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Each annual Nexus phone gives us a refreshed software experience that us Android nerds crave, but the amazing software isn’t usually backed up by the most amazing hardware. Each phone seems to bring us one or two really high-end hardware features, but then sacrifice something important.

I want to start with the third phone in the Nexus family. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus brought us one of the first 720p HD screens which simply amazed me, but that compensated for the poor camera, bad battery and somewhat cheap build quality. The HD screen was the highlight of this phone’s hardware because Google wanted to push developers to update apps to HD.

The LG Nexus 4 ditched the plastic for a premium glass feel, even though it was a bit fragile. The phone sported the fastest Snapdragon S4 Pro processor on the market, 2GB of RAM, an okay 8-megapixel camera, but lacked a couple big things. LTE support was absent in this phone which was a huge drawback for a lot of people. Storage options were only at 8GB and 16GB with no expandable SD card slot. Perhaps Google was trying to push cloud saving by doing this, but really it had to be to cut costs. Of course, the phone’s battery was a bit mediocre as well.

LG’s Nexus 5 was a really solid step from the Nexus 4, with an OIS camera, slightly better battery life and LTE support. The build of the device is solid, but feels a little cheap compared to other flagships. Many people argue that this is the Nexus phone they’ve always wanted. Google made sure this phone had a 1080p HD screen and a screaming fast Snapdragon 800 processor, to push developers to update apps to Full HD and support Qualcomm’s 800 series of chips.

I believe each phone is learning from the previous one’s mistakes, but battery life, camera and build quality are all things that really need to be focused on. Obviously Nexus phones are sold as low as $ 299, so the view is that corner’s have to cut somewhere. Google sells these phones not to make profit from the actual device though, but the apps that developers build and consume. Google Play apps and widgets are not put on the home screens just for the fun of it, but because Google really wants us to buy content.

Developers have done an incredible job filling the Play Store with apps for us all the enjoy. Downloads from the Play Store passed Apple’s App Store back in 2012, and revenue from the Play Store is expected to pass the App Store in 2016. That will be a huge milestone once it happens.

The Nexus phone should not only be an invitation to Google’s playground, but a reward for being a dedicated builder, developer or even a fan of the Android OS we see today.

A high-quality, premium Nexus phone that doesn’t cut corners is what Android builders deserve. OnePlus was able to sell one of the highest quality phones to date with a price of only $ 299, and they aren’t even making money from Play Store sales like Google. Here’s what I have in mind for the next Nexus phone.

“Motorola Nexus X”:

  • 1080p 5.2 inch AMOLED screen
  • Snapdragon 805 64-bit CPU
  • 3GB RAM, maybe 4GB to take full advantage of 64-bit computing
  • 13-megapixel camera with optical zoom and 5-megapixel front
  • Good speakers. Either on front, or on bottom.
  • At least 32GB storage available
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Good build quality with slim bezels. I’m fine with plastic, but some metal would be crazy nice.

That’s just my dream phone really, but I’d love to hear yours in the comments!


AndroidGuys

Developers deserve the ultimate Nexus phone

nexusphones

Each annual Nexus phone gives us a refreshed software experience that us Android nerds crave, but the amazing software isn’t usually backed up by the most amazing hardware. Each phone seems to bring us one or two really high-end hardware features, but then sacrifice something important.

I want to start with the third phone in the Nexus family. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus brought us one of the first 720p HD screens which simply amazed me, but that compensated for the poor camera, bad battery and somewhat cheap build quality. The HD screen was the highlight of this phone’s hardware because Google wanted to push developers to update apps to HD.

The LG Nexus 4 ditched the plastic for a premium glass feel, even though it was a bit fragile. The phone sported the fastest Snapdragon S4 Pro processor on the market, 2GB of RAM, an okay 8-megapixel camera, but lacked a couple big things. LTE support was absent in this phone which was a huge drawback for a lot of people. Storage options were only at 8GB and 16GB with no expandable SD card slot. Perhaps Google was trying to push cloud saving by doing this, but really it had to be to cut costs. Of course, the phone’s battery was a bit mediocre as well.

LG’s Nexus 5 was a really solid step from the Nexus 4, with an OIS camera, slightly better battery life and LTE support. The build of the device is solid, but feels a little cheap compared to other flagships. Many people argue that this is the Nexus phone they’ve always wanted. Google made sure this phone had a 1080p HD screen and a screaming fast Snapdragon 800 processor, to push developers to update apps to Full HD and support Qualcomm’s 800 series of chips.

I believe each phone is learning from the previous one’s mistakes, but battery life, camera and build quality are all things that really need to be focused on. Obviously Nexus phones are sold as low as $ 299, so the view is that corner’s have to cut somewhere. Google sells these phones not to make profit from the actual device though, but the apps that developers build and consume. Google Play apps and widgets are not put on the home screens just for the fun of it, but because Google really wants us to buy content.

Developers have done an incredible job filling the Play Store with apps for us all the enjoy. Downloads from the Play Store passed Apple’s App Store back in 2012, and revenue from the Play Store is expected to pass the App Store in 2016. That will be a huge milestone once it happens.

The Nexus phone should not only be an invitation to Google’s playground, but a reward for being a dedicated builder, developer or even a fan of the Android OS we see today.

A high-quality, premium Nexus phone that doesn’t cut corners is what Android builders deserve. OnePlus was able to sell one of the highest quality phones to date with a price of only $ 299, and they aren’t even making money from Play Store sales like Google. Here’s what I have in mind for the next Nexus phone.

“Motorola Nexus X”:

  • 1080p 5.2 inch AMOLED screen
  • Snapdragon 805 64-bit CPU
  • 3GB RAM, maybe 4GB to take full advantage of 64-bit computing
  • 13-megapixel camera with optical zoom and 5-megapixel front
  • Good speakers. Either on front, or on bottom.
  • At least 32GB storage available
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Good build quality with slim bezels. I’m fine with plastic, but some metal would be crazy nice.

That’s just my dream phone really, but I’d love to hear yours in the comments!


AndroidGuys

Google ‘Nexus X’ to be made by Moto and released near Halloween, report says

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The Nexus 6 is dead; long live the Nexus X. Word on the street is that the upcoming Nexus smartphone from Google will be made by Motorola but it won’t be called the Nexus 6. Reportedly, Google is hoping to avoid any potential lawsuits over the use of Nexus 6 and has instead opted for a different name. We should now look for the Nexus X to take its place.

At a minimum we might assume that the Nexus X is based off of the next-gen Moto X smartphone, but perhaps we’ll get something even better. Previous, and recent, rumors suggest we could get something on the order of 5.9-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels), and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Toss in a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, a front-facing 2.1-megapixel shooter, and the latest version of Android and we’re sold.

As to when we might see the Nexus X we’re told to expect a quiet debut around Halloween. I am not sure how you do a hushed launch for a Nexus device, but whatever.

How does a 5.9-inch Lemon Meringue Pie-powered Moto X sound to you?

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Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6, Moto Nexus comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 leaks photos, iPhone 6 panel, Microsoft at IFA & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 6 specs, iPad display changes, Samsung cuts & more – Pocketnow Daily
Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily
Galaxy Note 4 specs, Moto X+1 event, iPhone 6 final parts & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 sapphire options, Sony Smartwatch, Windows Phone struggles & more – Pocketnow Daily


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Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6, Moto Nexus comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 leaks photos, iPhone 6 panel, Microsoft at IFA & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 6 specs, iPad display changes, Samsung cuts & more – Pocketnow Daily
Galaxy Alpha launch, Google Nexus 6 updates, HTC software & more – Pocketnow Daily
Galaxy Note 4 specs, Moto X+1 event, iPhone 6 final parts & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 sapphire options, Sony Smartwatch, Windows Phone struggles & more – Pocketnow Daily


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