Yesterday, we went a full day without any Moto X leaks and rumors. Thanks Google! But now that we know everything about the Nexus 7 2013 and Android 4.3, we can go back to normal, so here’s the latest batch of rumors/leaks about world’s worst kept secret.
You may know that Taylor Wimberly, the former owner of Android and Me, has so far provided a fair share of info on the new Moto X that ultimately proved accurate. For instance, he correctly reported that the device would come in multiple colors (though his multiple materials report isn’t confirmed yet) and he also leaked the 8-core processor that Motorola uses on the new Droid series. According to Wimberly, the source of the reports is someone at Motorola, and the info could actually have been leaked on purpose.
Taylor is back with a couple of reports worth mentioning:
- Moto Magic Glass: the Moto X will supposedly feature a slab of Gorilla glass molded to a polymer, resulting in a gap-free surface that wraps on the sides of the phone. There’s no gap between the glass-polymer ensemble and the back.
- xWATCH/Google smartwatch: remember when we reported exclusively on a smartwatch being in the works at Google? xWATCH might be the codename of the device, and the smartwatch might be launched on August 1 along with the phone. There’s supposedly some sort authentication-related integration between the two devices.
- Standalone dual-LTE antennas: Taylor says that the Moto X will feature a standalone dual LTE MIMO antenna, as well as a separate antenna for 2G/3G. Most devices have one antenna for both standards.
We’re less than a week away from the launch of the Moto X, and even with all the leaks and rumors, there still might be some new stuff to discover till then. Stay tuned.