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.
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