Friday Poll: Will you buy the Moto X?
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In case you’ve just come out from under your rock, the Moto X was unveiled in New York Thursday. Why should you care?
Designed to be an anti-iPhone, the Android phone marks the revival of Motorola Mobility since the Google takeover, and comes with a range of attractive features.
Priced at $200 as part of a two-year contract, it has a 4.7-inch touch screen, a 10-megapixel camera, and multiple processors. You can customize it with bamboo and other wood surfaces, add a short message, or choose 16GB or 32GB models. But voice command is the selling point.
Trained to the user’s voice, the Touchless Control is always on and acts as a portal to Google Now, the personal assistant that’s meant to work with natural language queries.
Responding to “OK Google Now,” the service can proactively provide information on everything from traffic conditions to personal appointments based on the vast stores of data in Google servers.
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