By Stephen Schenck | June 27, 2013 2:47 PM
Motorola’s focus at the moment seems to be on Androids that avoid the bleeding-edge-spec rat race and focus on other core elements of the user experience, instead. Just look at the specs rumored for the Moto X, which while they sound perfectly workable, are significantly removed from the flagship-level hardware other OEMs have been putting out. Now a new rumor suggests that Motorola and Google are looking to make an even lower-end, much more affordable handset, supposedly under development as the Motorola DVX.
According to this source, the DVX will launch later this year and will attempt to undercut even the cheapest Androids on price. Considering how low things can get on the very bottom rung of the ladder, that could end up being surprisingly affordable. If Nokia can sell the Lumia 521 for just $130, it’s not inconceivable that Motorola could be thinking about bringing the DVX in under even the $100 mark.
Of course, skimping on components in order to hit that target could mean that Google has a good deal of work cut out for it in further optimizing Android for such low-end devices, especially if it wants to retain some higher-end features.