Sep 12th, 2014

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Motorola has yet to release any specific details about availability of their Moto X as it has yet to even get an official release date, but one interesting detail has risen ahead of availability. According to The Verge, Motorola will look to offer the unbranded, unlocked version of the Moto X as the “Moto X Pure Edition.” We imagine they went with this name because of the fact that it’d likely be the first in line for OTA updates and should receive support well ahead of any carrier branded versions.

What we still don’t know is whether or not this version of the phone will be treated as a developer edition (that is, come with an unlockable bootloader). Phandroid’s Derek Ross made an interesting observation that the Pure edition could become the developer edition as Motorola might be signaling that unlockable bootloaders and faster updates appeal to more than just actual developers.

We imagine its name doesn’t make much of a difference considering tech buffs would know which exact version they would want, but whatever the case may be it certainly won’t hurt anything. What we’re more interested in is the prospect of getting this “pure” version of the phone through Moto Maker, something a Motorola rep confirmed to Phandroid would be possible with this year’s developer model. Of even more importance is its release date, though we’ll have to wait a while yet before those exact details are forked over.

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