Moto X phone's rumored specs don't mark the spot
Ever since Google bought Motorola, there has been hope for a perfect marriage between Google software and Motorola hardware. The upcoming Moto X smartphone just may not be that union.
Motorola moto x: 1.7GHz dual-core MSM8960 Pro, 720p, 2GB/16GB, 10MP/2MP, Android 4.2.2— @evleaks (@evleaks) June 15, 2013
According to a Friday tweet from anonymous leaker @evleaks, the Motorola Moto X packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. That's nothing to sneeze at, but in the age of quad-core phones, it isn't exactly high end. The Moto X is also said to boast a 720p high-definition OLED screen -- again, perfectly fine, but nowhere near the 1080p displays of the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4. Inside there's the usual 16GB of storage, but there's no mention of variations such as a 32GB model if you want more legroom.
The camera is rumored to be a 10-megapixel job, a decent number but not a patch on the Galaxy S4's 13-megapixel snapper. It does at least have the latest version of Android, Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software.
Read moreof "Motorola Moto X phone isn't the Android you're looking for" at CNET UK.