With Moto X, Google Android is about to have its iPhone moment

I’m looking to upgrade my HTC DesireZ and because I can’t find a modern Android alternative with a hardware keyboard (RIP) I have been choosing between Samsung’s Galaxy and HTC’s One. But wait, Motorola (now owned by Google) have finally put out a contender in the Moto X but if this post from GIGAOM is anything to go by, I think I’ll plump for the HTC. I don’t yet need my phone to listening out for voice commands and that seems to be the most key feature. Just wish the One had a removable battery…


Google’s(s goog) original vision of expanding mobile web access through Android is certainly working but it’s about to get even more successful. Why should it have thousands of different Android models from hardware partners when Google owns a handset maker in Motorola? A single model for the masses can boost both Android adoption and usage: The Moto X phone now looks to be that device.

Motorola Moto X adThe Moto X handset is expected to arrive on Thursday, ending what may be the worst kept Motorola secret to date. Amid weeks of leaked information and images, we have a pretty good idea of what the phone will look like. And on paper, it hasn’t sounded too innovative, leading me to think that Google’s strategy for the Moto X isn’t very clear.

After seeing the latest Moto Droid phones last week, however, I’ve been rethinking my viewpoint: Just as the iPhone(s aapl) appeals to…

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