Many were expecting to be wowed by the Moto X, Motorola’s first handset which was free from all pre-Google legacy influence.
Instead we have a typical Google product – a mishmash of ideas stolen from others.
The handset has a low-DPI 720P screen and a fake “Octa-core processor” (since when do we count graphics cores?) and its stand out surprise feature is… wait for it…. multiple colours.
In fact so many colour combinations that buyers will probably give up on the handset before actually coming to a decision. Or of course they could always just settle on making their device look like one of the numerous very colourful Windows Phones that adorn carrier shelves.
We can see Windows Phone influence on other features too, such as their Glance screen implementation or their Zune-like engravings.
The fact is, from the front the handset is rather ugly, and if this is the handset that was going to redeem Google’s $12 billion purchase then Google better start cutting prices right now.