Motorola announces January 14 event in London: is the Moto X finally on its way?

Motorola announces January 14 event in London: is the Moto X finally on its way? Motorola has fired out press invites for an event in London next week, suggesting UK mobile fans may finally see the Moto X hitting local shores.

The Moto X – the first Motorola phone to be fully developed under Google ownership – launched mid-last year in the US, but thus far has yet to get its passport stamped for wider release.

Since then we've seen the low-cost Moto G unveiled in the UK to widespread acclaim and popularity, but its high end cousin has remained absent.

However, from the start Motorola said there was every chance that the Moto X would be launched internationally, and it seems January 14 is the date it'll happen.

The invite doesn't confirm it in so many words, saying only that we're about to see “the next step of Motorola's journey” with the release of “a new addition to the Motorola Europe family of products”.

But the same background image was used on the US Moto X launch invite last year, and with pretty much nothing else anywhere on the horizon, it's the only real possibility.

The Moto X comes with a 4.7in 720p display, dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB and 32GB of storage.

However, it's probably better known for the wide range of colours customisation options offered by the online MotoMaker software, and the fact that it's the first smartphone to be manufactured entirely in the US.

That last point probably won't be the case for the European version, but hopefully we'll get the same scope for personalisation offered across the Atlantic.

We'll know more next week.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 8, 2014 at 13:15

Launching it later AND after the G's been out... Clever.

BEEPBEEP123  Jan. 8, 2014 at 14:38

Is a dual-core 1.7ghz processor as good as the Moto G's quad-core processor?

AllisGood  Jan. 8, 2014 at 15:29

Excellent I can't wait, I assuming it will be an updated version (hardware and software) of the one offered in the US (if indeed it is the Moto X).

spruceyb  Jan. 8, 2014 at 19:13

Is a dual-core 1.7ghz processor as good as the Moto G's quad-core processor?

Moto G's processor is based on Quad ARM Cortex A7 architecture whereas the X's Dual Processor is Krait 300 which is architecturally similar to A15.

ARM's A7 is lowend designed for low power consumption, A15 is the high end designed for high performance.

X also has Quad Core Adreno 320 vs the G's lowly Adreno 305.

Finally the X has "natural language processor and a contextual computing processor" which are both low power DSPs, language one handling things like noise cancellation and the contextual one handling the sensors and touch interface.

So it has significantly more processing power and use it in a smarter way.

spruceyb  Jan. 8, 2014 at 19:20

Anymore than £280 for the 16GB and I don't think I'll care.

Also I heard we'll get no MotoMaker so that makes it less interesting.

techcraz  Jan. 11, 2014 at 15:36

if they do release the moto x in the uk they should release a new version of it as there has been some complaints. so i think there should be a better processor as its not as new as the moto g (the lower and cheaper version) , better camera as a lot of people in the US have said that its really bad with images that come out really washed out and dont produce bright colours . all and all the moto x has been said for a greet experiance and its customization is a great deal too.


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