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On August 15, 2011, [[Google]] announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5&nbsp;billion;<ref>{{cite news |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward/post/google-agrees-to-acquire-motorola-mobility/2011/08/15/gIQABmTkGJ_blog.html |title=Google agrees to acquire Motorola Mobility |author=Tsukayama, Hayley |date=August 15, 2011 |work=[[The Washington Post]] |accessdate=August 15, 2011}}</ref> At the time, Motorola had just had its fifth straight quarter of losses, plus Google also wanted to have access to the company's portfolio of 17,000 issued [[patent]]s as a means of defending its [[Android (operating system)|Android]] mobile operating system.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.dailytech.com/Motorola+Bleeds+More+Cash+as+it+Waits+for+Google+to+Save+It/article24589.htm |title=Motorola Bleeds More Cash as it Waits for Google to Save It |publisher=[[DailyTech]]|last=Mick |first=Jason |date=May 2, 2012 |accessdate=January 3, 2013}}</ref><ref name=cnet081511>{{cite web |url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20092600-94/motorola-struggled-before-the-google-deal/ |title=Motorola struggled before the Google deal |last=Cheng |first=Roger |publisher=[[CNET]] |date=August 15, 2011 |accessdate=January 3, 2013}}</ref> Following the closure of the acquisition in 2012, rumors began circulating that Google and Motorola were developing a device known internally as the "X Phone", which would be the company's next flagship device. Reports indicated that the device was to have a focus on unique functionality in an effort to compete against [[Apple Inc.|Apple]] and fellow Android vendor [[Samsung Electronics|Samsung]], and that the company had experimented with curved screens and ceramics as possible hardware aspects. While Motorola's new CEO [[Dennis Woodside]] declined to comment directly on the X Phone project, he did mention that the company now had the "resources to do big things" because of its acquisition by Google, and that Motorola was "investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches."<ref name=wsj-xphone>{{cite web|title=Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung|url=http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324731304578191711598368942|work=The Wall Street Journal|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref>
 
On August 15, 2011, [[Google]] announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5&nbsp;billion;<ref>{{cite news |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward/post/google-agrees-to-acquire-motorola-mobility/2011/08/15/gIQABmTkGJ_blog.html |title=Google agrees to acquire Motorola Mobility |author=Tsukayama, Hayley |date=August 15, 2011 |work=[[The Washington Post]] |accessdate=August 15, 2011}}</ref> At the time, Motorola had just had its fifth straight quarter of losses, plus Google also wanted to have access to the company's portfolio of 17,000 issued [[patent]]s as a means of defending its [[Android (operating system)|Android]] mobile operating system.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.dailytech.com/Motorola+Bleeds+More+Cash+as+it+Waits+for+Google+to+Save+It/article24589.htm |title=Motorola Bleeds More Cash as it Waits for Google to Save It |publisher=[[DailyTech]]|last=Mick |first=Jason |date=May 2, 2012 |accessdate=January 3, 2013}}</ref><ref name=cnet081511>{{cite web |url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20092600-94/motorola-struggled-before-the-google-deal/ |title=Motorola struggled before the Google deal |last=Cheng |first=Roger |publisher=[[CNET]] |date=August 15, 2011 |accessdate=January 3, 2013}}</ref> Following the closure of the acquisition in 2012, rumors began circulating that Google and Motorola were developing a device known internally as the "X Phone", which would be the company's next flagship device. Reports indicated that the device was to have a focus on unique functionality in an effort to compete against [[Apple Inc.|Apple]] and fellow Android vendor [[Samsung Electronics|Samsung]], and that the company had experimented with curved screens and ceramics as possible hardware aspects. While Motorola's new CEO [[Dennis Woodside]] declined to comment directly on the X Phone project, he did mention that the company now had the "resources to do big things" because of its acquisition by Google, and that Motorola was "investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches."<ref name=wsj-xphone>{{cite web|title=Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung|url=http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324731304578191711598368942|work=The Wall Street Journal|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref>
   
At a press conference hosted by [[AllThingsD]] in May 2013, Woodside publicly teased a new Motorola device known as Moto X. Although Woodside did not present the device (which he claimed was in his pocket), he did reveal that Moto X would be "contextually aware", and had two special processors which would allow it to do so while maintaining sufficient battery life. Woodside also announced that the phone would be designed and manufactured in a factory outside of [[Fort Worth]], employing 2,000 people, and would be released by October 2013.<ref name="Farber">{{cite news |url= http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57586772-94/moto-x-smartphone-is-real-and-will-be-launched-by-october/ |title= Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October |work= CNET |date= May 29, 2013 |accessdate= July 2, 2013 |first= Dan |last= Farber}}</ref> Later details revealed that the phone would be available across all four national carriers in the United States, and that Motorola planned to spend $500 million on marketing Moto X.<ref name="wsj">{{cite web|last=Efrati|first=Amir|title=Google to Spend Up to $500 Million Marketing 'Moto X' Phone|url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324425204578598070710908536.html|publisher=''The Wall Street Journal''}}</ref> The device was designed to appeal to mainstream users as determined by focus groups and surveys, with a focus on unique functionality and ensuring long battery life as opposed to a focus on reaching high-end specifications. Motorola design head Jim Wicks stated that Moto X was "really not about being intimidating and tech, it's really about being human and comfortable."<ref name=verge-thisisx/>
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At a press conference hosted by [[AllThingsD]] in May 2013, Woodside publicly teased a new Motorola device known as Moto X. Although Woodside did not present the device (which he claimed was in his pocket), he did reveal that Moto X would be "contextually aware", and had two special processors which would allow it to do so while maintaining sufficient battery life. Woodside also announced that the phone would be designed and manufactured in a factory outside of [[Fort Worth]], employing 2,000 people, and would be released by October 2013.<ref name="Farber">{{cite news |url= http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57586772-94/moto-x-smartphone-is-real-and-will-be-launched-by-october/ |title= Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October |work= CNET |date= May 29, 2013 |accessdate= July 2, 2013 |first= Dan |last= Farber}}</ref> Later details revealed that the phone would be available across all four national carriers in the United States, and that Motorola planned to spend $500 million on marketing Moto X.<ref name="wsj">{{cite web|last=Efrati|first=Amir|title=Google to Spend Up to $500 Million Marketing 'Moto X' Phone|url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324425204578598070710908536.html|publisher=''The Wall Street Journal''}}</ref> The device was designed to appeal to mainstream users as determined by focus groups and surveys, with a focus on unique functionality and ensuring long battery life as opposed to a focus on reaching high-end specifications. Motorola design head Jim Wicks stated that Moto X was "really not about being intimidating and tech, it's really about being human and comfortable.poo is good"<ref name=verge-thisisx/>
   
 
Moto X was revealed publicly for the first time during a press event on August 1, 2013, where it was announced that the device would be released by all major U.S. carriers, while [[Rogers Wireless]] later announced it would exclusively sell the device in Canada.<ref name=verge-thisisx>{{cite web|title=This is the Moto X. Can it save Motorola?|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/4578890/this-is-the-moto-x|work=The Verge|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref><ref name=engadget-motoxpreview>{{cite web|title=Moto X preview: A Google phone assembled with you, the user, in mind|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/motorola-moto-x-preview/|work=Engadget|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Honig|first=Zach|title=Moto X finally official: Motorola X8, 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED, custom finishes, assembled in the USA from $199|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/moto-x-official/|work=Engadget|accessdate=August 2, 2013}}</ref><ref name=engadget-motoxcanada>{{cite web|title=Moto X coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive priced at $190 on a two-year contract|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/moto-x-canada-rogers-exclusive/|work=Engadget|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref> Motorola specifically stated that it would only release the device in North America, and had "[no] immediate plans" to release it in areas such as Europe, although the company hinted that it had "exciting plans" for a separate device tailored to the European market;<ref name=techradar-motoxeurope>{{cite web|title=No Moto X launch for the UK as Motorola touts 'all American' device|url=http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/no-moto-x-launch-for-the-uk-as-moto-touts-all-american-device-1170477|work=TechRadar|accessdate=10 November 2013}}</ref> this would eventually come to fruition with the [[Moto G]].<ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/motorola-announces-179-moto-g-lot-smartphone-not-141502928.html Motorola announces the $179 Moto G, a lot of smartphone for not a lot of money] ''[[Yahoo! News]] (11/13/2013)</ref> A "Developer Edition" with an unlockable [[bootloader]] was released in late-September 2013.<ref name=verge-devedition>{{cite web|title=Moto X Developer Edition now on sale for $649.99, works with Verizon and GSM networks|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/18/4745040/moto-x-developer-edition-now-on-sale|work=The Verge|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref> On September 19th, [[Republic Wireless]] announced that they would offer Moto X without a service contract at a significantly lower price compared to the Developer Edition and other models sold without a contract.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/19/4748032/republic-wireless-moto-x-off-contract-price-launch|title=Republic Wireless offers Moto X for $299 off-contract, unlimited data for $25 per month|date=2013-09-19|accessdate=2013-10-15}}</ref>
 
Moto X was revealed publicly for the first time during a press event on August 1, 2013, where it was announced that the device would be released by all major U.S. carriers, while [[Rogers Wireless]] later announced it would exclusively sell the device in Canada.<ref name=verge-thisisx>{{cite web|title=This is the Moto X. Can it save Motorola?|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/4578890/this-is-the-moto-x|work=The Verge|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref><ref name=engadget-motoxpreview>{{cite web|title=Moto X preview: A Google phone assembled with you, the user, in mind|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/motorola-moto-x-preview/|work=Engadget|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Honig|first=Zach|title=Moto X finally official: Motorola X8, 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED, custom finishes, assembled in the USA from $199|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/moto-x-official/|work=Engadget|accessdate=August 2, 2013}}</ref><ref name=engadget-motoxcanada>{{cite web|title=Moto X coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive priced at $190 on a two-year contract|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/moto-x-canada-rogers-exclusive/|work=Engadget|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref> Motorola specifically stated that it would only release the device in North America, and had "[no] immediate plans" to release it in areas such as Europe, although the company hinted that it had "exciting plans" for a separate device tailored to the European market;<ref name=techradar-motoxeurope>{{cite web|title=No Moto X launch for the UK as Motorola touts 'all American' device|url=http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/no-moto-x-launch-for-the-uk-as-moto-touts-all-american-device-1170477|work=TechRadar|accessdate=10 November 2013}}</ref> this would eventually come to fruition with the [[Moto G]].<ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/motorola-announces-179-moto-g-lot-smartphone-not-141502928.html Motorola announces the $179 Moto G, a lot of smartphone for not a lot of money] ''[[Yahoo! News]] (11/13/2013)</ref> A "Developer Edition" with an unlockable [[bootloader]] was released in late-September 2013.<ref name=verge-devedition>{{cite web|title=Moto X Developer Edition now on sale for $649.99, works with Verizon and GSM networks|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/18/4745040/moto-x-developer-edition-now-on-sale|work=The Verge|accessdate=15 October 2013}}</ref> On September 19th, [[Republic Wireless]] announced that they would offer Moto X without a service contract at a significantly lower price compared to the Developer Edition and other models sold without a contract.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/19/4748032/republic-wireless-moto-x-off-contract-price-launch|title=Republic Wireless offers Moto X for $299 off-contract, unlimited data for $25 per month|date=2013-09-19|accessdate=2013-10-15}}</ref>
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