Tech Analyst Jeff Kagan on Moto X, the New Motorola and Google Smartphone

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Will Moto X be successful? Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

The new Moto X smartphone, made by Motorola, a Google company, was unveiled Aug 1 in this CNN Money piece.

Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment on this story.

“The one big question we all have at this early stage is will this brand new Moto X smartphone from Motorola and Google amount to something big and successful, or will it just be interesting to Motorola users looking for an update?” says principal analyst Jeff Kagan.

“We all know and love Motorola. It’s a historic all American company that led the communications revolution for decades. It was the first company in the mobile phone business of all the competitors in the market today. We would love it if they could fly once again. However, they have been trying to fly since the mid 1990’s, and just have not except for a short stint with the Razr phone,” says wireless analyst Jeff Kagan.

Motorola was struggling for many years before it was recently acquired by Google. The marketplace has been waiting to see what Google would do with Motorola.

“This new Moto X is the first Motorola handset since the company was acquired by Google. So can it be successful? Yes it can. Google has proven that time and time again. The next question is will it be successful? That’s a question we simply cannot answer yet. The smartphone market is very competitive, and led by Google Android and Apple iPhone. Will this Moto X be able to rise above the noise?” asks Jeff Kagan.

“The memory of Motorola is strong, but we have to remember this new company may have the name and the history, but the company is very different today. That may be a good thing however since the old management had trouble dealing with the issues that kept them from growing once again,” says Kagan.

The new Motorola is very different. There has been a lot of change at the company. There are new engineers and new designs. It’s a very different place today.

“So what is the future of the new Motorola and their new Moto X flagship phone? That is the question we all want to know. The magic of Google says we shouldn’t sell this device and company short. Then again, Motorola has been through the ringer so many times most are just taking a wait-and-see attitude,” says analyst Kagan.

“So let’s hope for the best, but truthfully Motorola even if owned by Google will still have to prove itself in a rough and hotly competitive and fast changing marketplace,” says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan
Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst and consultant who is regularly quoted by the media over 25 years. He offers comment on wireless, telecom and tech news stories to reporters and journalists.

He is also known as a tech analyst, wireless analyst, telecom analyst and principal analyst depending on the focus of the story.

He follows wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television and IPTV. He also follows the wide consumer electronics and technology space.

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Clients: Call or email Jeff Kagan to discuss becoming a client. Kagan has worked with many companies over 25 years as consulting clients.

Contact: Jeff Kagan by email at jeff(at)jeffKAGAN(dot)com or by phone at 770-579-5810.

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Kagan is an analyst, consultant, columnist and speaker.

Twitter: @jeffkagan

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