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Motorola ends sales of the original Moto X, suggests the new Moto X instead

It is the dawn of a new Moto era, as Motorola has ended direct sales of the original Moto X (1st Gen.) from their website. Instead, the new Moto X (2nd Gen.) is all geared up and ready to start shipping soon.
September 24, 2014
Motorola Moto X 1st Gen is Done

If you have been counting the days, the new Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen.) has been up for pre-order for just eight days now, but has not yet shipped to customers. With new Moto X shipments expected as early as tomorrow, Motorola has decided to no longer directly sell the original Moto X through their website.

Instead of ordering that old and antiquated 1st Gen. Moto X, Motorola would like you to take a look at their new Moto X, which was announced at the beginning of the month and is chalking up to be a great device. The button to order the original Moto X has been removed from the site, and it appears that Moto Maker is no longer putting the phone together either.

Do not fret if you still want to get your hands on the original Moto X, with it’s 4.7-inch 720p display, Snapdragon S4, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage and 10MP camera, Motorola may no longer sell it to you, but there is still ample stock at your local retailer, for now.

What about that new Moto X, should you go for it?


Well, far be it for me to tell you what phone you should get, but I have to say, with a 1st Gen. Moto X in the house, I am very eager to see how all of the improvements and increased size feels in hand. The new Moto X (2nd Gen.) packs a monster 5.2-inch display bumped up to full 1080p HD, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage and a larger 13MP camera sensor.

It will be great to see a thorough battery life test between the original Moto X and the monstrously updated new Moto X (2nd Gen.) With all of the other updates to the new offering, it has but a 100mAh increase in battery size, from 2200mAh to 2300mAh, over the Moto X (1st Gen.) Perhaps Motorola took a page out of Sony’s Battery Life playbook.

With that, I hope the Moto X team over at Motorola is celebrating tonight, marking an end to the great success that is the original Moto X. You, on the other hand, do not have time to celebrate if you still want to purchase the original Moto X, head to the store now before they are all gone.

You know what I’m about to ask, will you grab the original Moto X, or do you already have the 2nd Gen. Moto X on order?