Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 20:59 UTC
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So Motorola built a phone that's marginally smarter, slightly more comfortable, and a little bit more usable than most others. And while that may never displace Samsung or Apple, it's an important first step. This new Motorola is listening. Listening to customers who want their phones to feel more personal. Listening to critics who endlessly complain about battery life. Listening to an industry that knows the spec race is out of hand. And, perhaps most importantly, the new Motorola is listening to Google when it says solving people's actual problems, simply and beautifully, is the path to success.

The Moto X looks interesting, but I doubt it can handle the competition. Specifications do seem to matter in the shops, and the Moto X doesn't measure up. On top of that, how are they going to do the custom design thing in other parts of the world?

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NSA bait, do not buy
by tidux on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 02:41 UTC
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2011-08-13

Apparently the stock ROM sends some rather sensitive information like account credentials to Motorola - and over plain HTTP at that!

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RE: NSA bait, do not buy
by MechR on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 12:39 in reply to "NSA bait, do not buy"
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2006-01-11

That was on the Droid X2, a two-year-old phone that predates Google's acquisition of Moto. I haven't heard anyone reproduce the findings on a newer model.

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