Last week, Google unveiled the Moto X, its newest flagship phone and a device that Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, said offers “the best of Android.” But does it work for you? The Moto x isn’t meant to be a top-tier phone and compete with the big guns, like Samsung’s Galaxy S4. But it’s more powerful than the iPhone 5 and has a bigger screen. The Moto X will launch in about a month on all major U.S. carriers from $199 with a two-year contract, and AT&T customers can even choose from a handful of different colors. The phone’s most innovative feature is its Touchless Control; the Moto X is always listening for you to say, “OK Google Now” and ready to help you do just about anything you want without having to touch your phone. The Moto X isn’t for the diehard techie who needs the absolute latest and greatest, but if you just want the best of what Android has to offer, the Moto X delivers in spades.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.