The Moto X release date is still a mystery, with past rumours saying it could come anytime in the next few weeks, sometime at the end of August. It seems the four different carriers may try to get their Moto X out on different dates.
An internal inventory leak shows Verizon will start stocking the Moto X on August 29. This may be due to Verizon launching the Moto Droid smartphones on August 27. Verizon will obviously try to keep the Droid line at top priority, but with Motorola’s good relationship, we may see the Moto X as the device of choice against the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and HTC One.
Different carriers may have different dates, we believe AT&T will launch the Moto X first, hopefully on August 27. AT&T will be the only carrier at launch to offer the Moto Maker, allowing any buyer online to create their own Moto X with custom colours. Motorola has said the Moto Maker will be available to everyone soon, with a small exclusive deal with AT&T.
We have already seen a leak of the Verizon Wireless Moto X, details are minimal and Motorola has kept to their promise of not allowing carriers to add any unnecessary marks on the front of the smartphone. Another leak did show carrier bloatware, something we are a little disappointed Motorola allowed.
The Google Edition of the Moto X will be launching soon as well, it is worth noting this will not be stock Android, but will come with Moto X customisations. Essentially it will be the same smartphone as the one shipped to carriers, without the bloatware and without a contract.
Many early reviews praise the Moto X for its impressive stance on the industry, trying to make battery life more important than how many cores are in a smartphone. Reviewers also praise the incredible software on the Moto X, which unlike other manufacturers actually makes sense and works.