Motorola has firmed up plans to launch a SIM-free Moto X Pure Edition, offering a similar experience to the popular range of 'pure Android' Nexus devices.
The unlocked and unbranded Pure Edition cuts out the manufacturer and network bloatware and promises shoppers a “pure Android experience.”
According to Lenovo-owned Motorola, that means the latest version of Android with Nexus-like fast access to the latest OS updates and no “unnecessary software skins”
While this isn’t a raw Android device like the Google Play Editions sold SIM-free through Google’s online portals, it is apparently pretty close.
Motorola says the device is coming in late September, but is yet to get specific about pricing and release dates.
The Moto X 2014, which launched earlier this month, has surprised many observers with the dramatic improvements over last year’s so-so model.
The handset rocks Android 4.4, a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and a 13-megapixel camera.
The device will continue the Moto Maker scheme allowing buyers to customise the look of the device through wooden and leather rear casings.
In a ‘first impressions’ hands-on with the device Trusted Reviews’ Michael Sawh said the “Moto X is an improvement in almost every way on last year's Moto X.”
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Via: The Verge