Google to hold NYC Moto X press event Aug. 1

Motorola and Google have already touted their upcoming Moto X smartphone, but the companies have yet to officially reveal the device. That will change Aug. 1, as the duo have sent invitations to various media organizations to attend a press conference in New York City on that date.

The invite, as posted by AllThingsD.com, is not a vague press statements. It flat out says the event is about the Moto X, which will first smartphone from Motorola designed under Google's supervision. Google bought Motorola in May 2012, though the two have been relatively cagey about their plans on working together.

Rumors about a so-called "X-phone" from Motorola started popping up on the Internet in December, and Google made the unusual move of running a teaser ad in several U.S. newspapers about the Moto X earlier this month. Since then, there have been images leaked of the device, and even a video that shows some of the phone's voice command features.

Google has announced the Moto X is being assembled in the United States, specifically in Ft. Worth, Texas, instead of the usual practice of of assembling and then shipping phones from overseas.

Source: AllThingsD.com | Image via Google

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Make sure this phone is available internationally at launch. Especially Taiwan. Couldn't get the Nexus 4 due to Google not wanting to offer it here on their Google Play store. And LG didn't want to sell it here. I expect they continue to **** on Taiwan with Nexus 5.

So, please at least offer this god damn moto x in Taiwan.

Mackster said,
Make sure this phone is available internationally at launch. Especially Taiwan. Couldn't get the Nexus 4 due to Google not wanting to offer it here on their Google Play store. And LG didn't want to sell it here. I expect they continue to **** on Taiwan with Nexus 5.

So, please at least offer this god damn moto x in Taiwan.

So offer it everywhere, as long as everywhere includes Taiwan first, gotcha.

Pretty sure Google couldn't care less about a Chinese offshoot but whatever.

No, as I wrote, I hope they can include Taiwan this time. It's pretty frustrating to see your country excluded for unknown reasons, right?

Or let's twist it around. Google starts to make stuff in Texas, U.S, but ships to Asian countries first, excluding a U.S release. How's that? Because that's how stuff works today, just the opposite.

Mr. Dee said,
My goodness, down to the "X" branding they are now copying from OS X Mavericks. Show some originality Google.

Really? wow...yea, Google couldnt of taken a little from the NeXus name. Google has been using the muticolored X for a while now and is no way copying Apple. But, whatever.