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Moto X with Android 4.4 Kitkat gets 1 February UK release

But won't arrive with Moto Maker customisations
Tue Jan 14 2014, 09:52

AMERICAN PHONE MAKER Motorola announced plans to bring its Moto X smartphone to the UK on Tuesday, with a release date set for 1 February.

At an event on Tuesday morning that The INQUIRER attended, Google's Motorola subsidiary announced that the Moto X will finally be coming to the UK following its US release last year, in a bid to build on the success of the Moto G smartphone

Motorola Moto X with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

The handset's specifications remain unchanged, although it will arrive in the UK running Google's latest Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, an upgrade from the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean release that powered the Moto X when it launched in the US.

It's not all good news, however, as Motorola has admitted that the Moto X will launch in just black and white models initially, with UK buyers not yet able to take advantage of the firm's Moto Maker customisation programme.

Aside from that, the Moto X arrives touting a 4.7in HD 720p AMOLED touchscreem, powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz qualcomm Snapdragon Pro chip and 2GB of RAM. Also on the inside you'll find either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage with no microSD card expansion, a 2,200mAh battery, and all of the usual connectivity options - Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and 4G LTE, HSDPA and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi.

The Motorola Moto X also boasts a 10MP rear-facing camera with HD 1080p video, a 2MP camera on the front, and much like the iPhone 5S it features a nanoSIM slot.

The Motorola Moto X will be available in the UK on 1 February via Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u (which has already started taking pre-orders for the Moto X) and Amazon. Pay monthly pricing will start at £25 per month, while it'll also be available SIM-free for around £380. 

Check back soon for our Motorola Moto X hands-on review. µ


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