The United States will be getting to lay their hands on the first Android One smartphone soon. Recently, Google and Motorola announced that the Moto X4 will go to Google’s Project Fi wireless carrier with the stripped-down Android One treatment. The Project Fi Moto X4 will cost $399 and will be available in two color options-Silver and Black. The preorder for the smartphone has already started.
The Android One variant of the X4 is somewhat not quite the same as the one Motorola is offering in Europe and different parts of the world. It has a “pure Android experience”, which implies that it does not have a portion of the upgrades that Motorola adds to its Android smartphones. The Fi smartphone will lack the Moto Voice, Moto Access, attentive display, or one-button nav options, however, it will have Motorola’s useful gestures and some show customizations. The major shortcoming is that the Fi X4 won’t have Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant — the Google Assistant will be the main voice assistant option on the smartphone. The Fi Moto X4 is propelling with Android 7.1 Nougat, however, Google says a refresh to Android Oreo will be accessible by the end of this year. Also, the organization likewise says that the Android One Moto X4 will be among the primary phones to get Android P when that is released.
The equipment of the Fi Moto X4 is the same as the one announced recently. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630 processor, 3,000mAh battery, and IP68 water and dust protection. It has a dual camera with 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors, in addition to a 16-megapixel front camera with a unique low-light mode. It’s the first non-Google phone to be offered on Google’s Project Fi service. The main smartphones that were sold for and worked authoritatively with Fi were Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones. Since the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL a year ago, the least expensive Project Fi phone accessible cost is $649. The Moto X4 clearly makes it significantly cheaper to join Fi recently.
Google is giving some motivator for existing Fi clients to update, also. It is putting forth up to $165 on exchange for select Nexus gadgets, in addition to a $50 reward exchange credit if it’s done before October fifth. This presumably won’t be the last Android One smartphone in the US — Google has focused on conveying the Android One experience to more value focuses later on — nor will it likely be the last non-Google Project Fi phone to come. Yet, it is a decent mid-extend alternative from a known producer, which should help bring more into the Project Fi belt.
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