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Leak Reveals a Moto X4 Android One Version is in the Works

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When Motorola announced the Moto X4 last month, many could not help but speculate that it could be getting an Android One version. The speculation first started when @evleaks shared a photo of the Moto X4 on Twitter. The leaked photo shows the Moto X4 with an Android One logo just below Motorola's branding.

And in addition to the leaked photo, Evan Blass revealed on VentureBeat that the Moto X4 just might be the next Project Fi device. Of course, this fueled a lot of speculations and excitement on whether or not this was a possibility.

Initially, people believed the Moto X4 might come to Project Fi in the last quarter of the year. Unfortunately, the Moto X4 has been official for quite some time now yet despite this, there isn't an official announcement from Project Fi. It could be possible that a newer version of the Moto X4 is being prepared exactly for this purpose.

With the leaked photo of the Android One Moto X4 version, it could be the more likely to happen than a Project Fi model. If it gets released, the Android One version would be more affordable for Europe compared to the original at $475.

So what is it about the Moto X4 that makes people look forward to its availability on Android One or Project Fi?

The original Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080p HD. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and an onboard storage of 32GB. There is a dual-camera configuration on the back of the device with a 12-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens sensor as a secondary shooter. In front, a 16-megapixel camera is available. The device houses a 3,000 mAh battery, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for connectivity. Upon release, the device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS.

If ever the Android One Moto X4 version becomes part of the phone line-up of Project Fi, it would be making a milestone for the brand since it's neither Google-branded, a Pixel, or a Nexus device. In addition to this, the smartphone would be the first affordable option for customers who have wanted to be part of Project Fi but did not have enough money to buy a Nexus or a Pixel device.

This would also make the Moto X4 the first Android One smartphone available in the U.S.


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  1. Phone makes more sense at $299 price point.

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  2. Fail.. .Remember moto x pure. No updates in over a year. Still on android 6. That was the last pricey moto phone I'll buy. Lenovo/motorola is good for budget phones these days but that's about it.

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    1. Never buy a consumer product whose name rhymes with "botox".

      " Lenovo/motorola is good for budget phones these days but that's about it."

      And now reports are coming in about the screens peeling off the $700 flagship Moto X2 Force... after a couple of weeks.

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  3. $299 tops. Only use case for me would be NFC and USB-C in a "mid range" device. More than $299, forget it.

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  4. Besides Project-Fi eligibility what else do customers get with Android One?

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  5. Google may want to be careful joining hands with Moto to brand with AndroidOne. Just look at the bootloops clogging Nexus devices.

    Are there any reports in the media as to who is or may be responsible, device makers or Google for doing all gymnastics with software and promising skies to users (Project Fi's carrier integration, data leaking, etc). Thanks!

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  6. @anon
    The advantages of Android One are similar to those of Nexus or Poxel phones:
    Pure Android OS, no carrier or network bloat
    Monthly security updates regardless of carrier
    First devices to receive to next Android OS

    @Anonymous:
    The Nexus with the major bootloop issue was the LG made Nexus 5X not the Motorola Nexus 6.
    I believe that Google is primarily responsible for the Project Fi software, with manufacturers also involved with integrating the software with the hardware. Project Fi's integration of three cellular networks plus WiFi as well as data security are primarily Google's responsibility.

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    1. "First devices to receive to next Android OS" do you know if this is push directly from Alphabet Inc. or done via OEMs or carriers?

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    2. Android One devices receive system and security updates directly from Google.

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    3. I vaguely recalled the announcement for this a few years ago. It has potential to deal with fragmentation problem. Any feedback on how it's working out for customers so far?

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  7. Motorola - Android 8.0 Oreo update plans. Here’s what Moto’s full Oreo update list looks like:
    Moto Z
    Moto Z Droid
    Moto Z Force Droid
    Moto Z Play
    Moto Z Play Droid
    Moto Z2 Play
    Moto Z2 Force Edition
    Moto X4
    Moto G5
    Moto G5 Plus
    Moto G5S
    Moto G5S Plus

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  8. "the smartphone would be the first affordable option for customers who have wanted to be part of Project Fi but did not have enough money to buy a Nexus"
    For much of the last year, Fi was running a $250 special on the 5X. (or maybe even $200 for a lower RAM version?) It was certainly offered in the Spring. But when I looked in mid-July, 5x was out of stock, they only had $600+ phones available.

    Maybe we will know more on Oct 4, the Google.com page is showing "Ask more of your phone. Oct. 4."

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  9. Oh look, a $175 phone that'll sell for $300.

    Pass.

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  10. Who cares about Project Fi, really? Terrible prices for almost all use cases, and only operates on the crummy networks. Just about any use case is far better suited by a traditional cellular plan.

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