I pondered upon this more than Tesla’s electric vehicles. I used an iPhone 4/4S and the computing power is good enough for my usual needs. I do not use a lot of apps and is an occasional mobile phone gamer. I do think, on the risk-taking side, that the Moto X has a value proposition as a mid-range smartphone with competitive prices as well as features unique to Google’s Motorola acquisitions.
I also think Singapore should invest in a similar factory since the Motor X’s factory in US is owned by Singapore-based Flextronics. However it seems like Samsung has a better influenced than Google when it comes to economy in Singapore and good jobs like the Motor X’s factory may not be as welcomed as having an investor’s interest in Samsung.
Smartphones competitions are like those of cars now, they are all about marketing and catering to specific market and social class. After all, they are all about good marketing and advertising.