Brian has had to replace his iPhone 5 five times and is thinking of switching to the Motorola Moto X. Leo says that the Moto X is a great introduction to the Android world because it's a pure Google Android experience without a lot over extras or overlays. The screen is roughly the same, though slightly larger, than the iPhone. It even has similar Siri functions with Google Now.
Pat wants to replace her Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and is thinking about the Galaxy S4 or the new Motorola Moto X. Leo says that while the Galaxy S4 is the best selling smartphone by far, Leo's not much of a fan of the Galaxy S4. It's really junked up with a lot of Samsung stuff she'll never use like watching where her eyes are looking.
The Moto-X is going to be "the" phone. It fits better in the hand, and Google Now is great. The camera is also very fast. Verizon won't get it for a few weeks, though.
Taylor called in to say that he really likes competition, and the Moto X will really give the consumers a lot to consider when purchasing a smartphone. Leo agrees, and while many tech pundits are complaining about the specs being only mediocre, he thinks the phone performs very well. People care about software and performance, not specs.
Leo has the new Google Motorola Moto X phone, and he's really fascinated by the always-on feature of Google Now. This enables him to talk to his phone and find out just about anything he needs. Some are worried about privacy, but it supposedly doesn't transmit data until the user says "OK Google Now."
Leo is finally out from under his non-disclosure agreement that he signed with Google over the Motorola Moto X. He said it was a good test because it made him realize he'll never do one again. They're far too restrictive and Leo loves to talk about the technology he finds. He thinks that NDAs allow companies to control journalists.
Google bought Motorola a few years ago and we're finally going to see the first Google Motorola phone called the Moto X. Leo says that while there's plenty of rumors about what is under the hood, he does believe it'll be one phone to watch.
The "Moto X" will be the name of Google's first Android phone under the Motorola Brand since Google bought the company. The Moto X will be built in Fort Worth, TX, which will not only allow them to customize the phone's interface faster, but it will also circumvent the ban on Motorola phones as per the legal decision which would require all Motorola imports be turned away by the International Trade Commission.
Matt is a truck driver and he recently bought the Motorola Razr. He's been having a problem with his signal going from "blue to white". When it's blue, he says, he can do everything, and white means he can only make phone calls. Matt says he'll notice that it says "4G" in blue, but when he tries to use it, it turns white, and he can't use data. He's been to Verizon several times and nothing has worked to fix it. He's even tried rooting it.
Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note II with a larger screen on the 29th. September 5 will be the next Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset. Motorola and Google will be announcing something the same day, while Amazon will announce the new Kindle Fire tablet on September 6th.
Then there's that Apple iPhone announcement on September 12th, and some think the iPad mini will be announced a few weeks later. Leo is starting to think that Apple is leaking news to manage the cycle, but nobody really knows. What we do know is that September will be a crazy month for the technology industry.