Moto X is "Alive and Well," According to Motorola

...

In a statement provided to Android Police following the Lenovo Tech World keynote, Motorola says that the Moto X is “alive and well.” Citing the somewhat recent launch (October, 2015) of the Moto X Force overseas, Motorola clarifies that the purpose of the Moto Z line is not to replace the Moto X, but to offer something a bit different to consumers. 

For those interested in the modular aspect of smartphones, which is something not seen at all with the Moto X, the Moto Z is the proper lineup of phones. While Motorola admits that the Moto Z and Moto X share some “great qualities,” both lineups ultimately provide different experiences to round out Moto’s portfolio.

Here’s the complete statement provided to Android Police via email.

Moto X is alive and well. In fact, Moto X Force recently launched in multiple new markets around the world. Moto X and Moto Z do share some great qualities, but they ultimately provide different experiences and make our portfolio more robust for consumers looking for the perfect smartphone to fit their needs. Tech-hungry consumers who are looking to get a brand new set of experiences from their smartphone will turn to Moto Z and Moto Mods.

This statement contradicts a previous report from May, which claimed that the Moto Z line would in fact be replacing the Moto X. Given that the Moto Z was just announced yesterday, and still won’t be available for a good amount of time in the US, it would be irresponsible to assume what Lenovo and Motorola’s future intentions are with the Moto X lineup.

The way I see it, while the Moto X line can still stand for a standard smartphone experience, the Moto Z simply brings the modularity aspect to market that many companies are vying for. Modularity is easily one of the quicker ways to differentiate your product from a competitor’s, and as we have written in the past, we are totally onboard with this progressive trend in companies seeking new ways for people to interact with smartphones.

What’s your take? Should the Moto X line be killed off entirely? Does it still have a purpose to serve?

Categories
E-COMMERCE
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Sprint Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Receiving Nougat Update

    According to users, Galaxy S6 owners should have an eye out for build G920PVPU4DQC7, while S6 Edge owners will want G925PVPU4DQC7.If you are notified of the update, be sure to have a bit of room on your device, as the update weighs in at over 1GB.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Rumor: iPhone 8 to Feature Laser-Powered Facial Recognition

    Analysts from Cowen and Company on Tuesday issued a research note indicating that Apple's next flagship may "include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera.7 inches, and 5.
  • 5300c769af79e

    10 Google Maps tips and tricks to get you from point A to B, or even add a C

    Are you using all that Google Maps has to offer?Below are 10 tips for getting most out of the maps app you already know and love.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Pinnacle Studio 19.5 Ultimate

    This latest version of Pinnacle Studio gets some capabilties that VideoStudio has had for a few years, including a stop-motion tool and multi-cam editing.Compare Similar ProductsCompare Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 %displayPrice% CyberLink PowerDirector 11 %displayPrice% Adobe Premiere Elements 14 %displayPrice% Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 %displayPrice% Magix Movie Edit Pro 2016 Premium %displayPrice% Pricing and Starting UpLike most video editing software lines, Pinnacle Studio is available in good, better, and best levels, with the entry level Pinnacle Studio 19.