US Cellular is set to launch Moto X on August 26th and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s chief executive officer Larry Page couldn’t be happier. Android Central received an internal memo regarding the news and reported, “Looks like marketing materials currently are slated to arrive the last week of August, with a device launch on Aug. 26. We’re told that the “Wave 1, 2, & 3″ part could refer to stores in USCC’s LTE markets getting first dibs on the devices, with non-LTE markets to follow.”
Although the phone will reach US Cellular customers first, we can expect the phone to arrive on other major carriers including AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), and T-Mobile. For Canadian customers, the phone will arrive to wireless carrier Rogers in August. The Moto X is predicted to arrive to Verizon on August 23 but nothing has been confirmed yet.
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Both Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are remaining hush about the new handset. That doesn’t stop certain Google executives from sharing their excitement for the upcoming device. Google chairman Eric Schmidt shared a photograph he had taken a photo an an event with the Moto X smartphone. The search/tech giant’s CEO also shared his anticipation for the upcoming gadget although he didn’t share any details regarding the phone.
Moto X Features Include Saying ‘OK Google’ Out Loud
What can Android fans expect from the Moto X smartphone? According to CNN, “A new marketing video from Canadian carrier Rogers was leaked to the Internet last week — it’s since been taken down by YouTube — and showed some of the phone’s unique features. You can activate the voice controls by saying “OK Google” out loud, then ask for directions or give it other commands. It’s similar to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Siri voice-assistant feature or Google’s existing Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) voice commands, except that you don’t need to press a button to activate it.”
What’s more, the Moto X features active updates to push notifications to the phone based on certain factors like time, location, or needs. The Moto X smartphone sounds like it could be a big win for Google.