The Moto X introduces some novel features that you cannot find in other smartphones today. Whether or not they are unique enough to actually shift the Android mindshare from Samsung to Motorola is yet to be seen.
The most notable new feature is the always-on and listening microphone, which lets you send commands to your phone without even turning it on. Things like Googling for information, starting a Google Maps navigation or making a phone call can happen without any fumbling around.
Imagine you're a chef that wants to host a live, online cooking class in streaming video. How do you go about organizing such a class, attracting an audience and most importantly: accepting payment from attendees? Enter Google "Helpouts," a new extension of Hangouts that, as TechCrunch reported on Wednesday (July 24), could "turn Hangouts into a commerce platform."