This month has been packed with exciting news for Android fans, but even with the release date and pricing of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 out of the way, there’s still time for a few more smartphone revelations before the end of March.
On Tuesday, Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh responded to a question on Twitter regarding the release date of the next-gen Moto X. Osterloh responded with the following statement:
“[We] try to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products including Moto X.”
Let’s take a look back. The first-generation Moto X launched in August 2013, not long after Google acquired Motorola. In September 2014, Motorola unveiled the second-generation Moto X, widely considered to be one of the best Android phones of the year (even in spite of its late entry to the market).
If Motorola plans to stick to this schedule, we can expect to see the third-generation Moto X in September or October at the very latest. This will give Motorola plenty of time to see how the market responds to the radical design changes from Samsung’s lineup as well as the tried-and-true approach from HTC.