Unlocked Moto X to launch as Moto X Pure Edition

Moto X (2014)Motorola unveiled its second generation Moto X at its Chicago headquarters back on September 4. While Motorola aims for a near-stock Android experience, carriers (both in Canada and the U.S.) often add a number of additional apps, often aptly described as crapware. Future firmware updates for the carrier versions will also need to go through their certification processes. It all makes for a device that is not quite the same as what Motorola was striving for. But Motorola appears to have a way around that: It will offer an unlocked version of the Moto X. To distinguish it from carrier variants, it will call this “direct-sale, unbranded, unlocked” version the Moto X Pure Edition.

This might be as close as you can get to a Nexus or Google Play Edition smartphone without calling it that. Along with the near-stock Android experience, Motorola will be able to push updates out at its own pace. Judging by how quickly it has done so with other devices in the past, the Moto X Pure Edition could well be among the first devices to get updated.

Pricing and specific availability details are not yet known. Motorola indicated at its event that the Moto X (2014) would launch “later in September.” It’s likely that the Moto X Pure Edition will launch at the same time as the carrier models and cost the same.Moto X (2014)

Source : The Verge