Remember the Android One Moto X4 we saw some days ago? At the time, we didn’t know if the device would land in the US, but the reservations have been tossed to the wind. Google has officially announced the Lenovo Moto X4 for Google’s budget-friendly Android One program – in the US, compatible with Google’s Project Fi out of the box.
A few days ago, an image leaked from a famous leaker proposing the idea of an Android One Moto X4 from Lenovo. In what could be Google’s latest push toward making Android One a success, HTC may also release an Android One flavored smartphone.
The Moto X4 was unveiled by Lenovo owned Motorola nearly two weeks ago, but a newly leaked photo shows a different variant of the upper mid-range smartphone, and it has nothing to do with Project Fi.
Android One has been a wide success since its initial launch a near 3 years ago. The program run by Google has brought affordable well-made smartphones to dozens of regions around the world. People in emerging markets who never thought obtaining a smartphone would be possible given their financial capacity now can, all thanks to Android One.
Android One is not dead despite being removed on Android.com. The service is expanding to Japan with the Sharp 507SH, which features mid-tier specifications and comes with nearly no bloatware.
A recent FCC filing by Motorola has hinted at an upcoming Moto C smartphone. The Moto C2 has been rumored for some time and like the original Moto C, will be a low-end device with branding from Lenovo’s subsidiary Motorola. However, it seems that the device will be powered by Google’s Android Go OS.
If you own a Moto Z or Galaxy S7 smartphone on Verizon, I give you full credit for holding your breath on Android Oreo. Unlike some other carriers in the US who rolled out the update for these devices many months ago, Verizon is yet to do so and has told owners of these devices many times that the update is coming. After a long wait, the update is almost ready and will release “in a few weeks.”
Android Auto has been available for a few years now. We don’t hear about the smart platform by Google for automobiles all that often, but this week we have a headline to report.