Motorola may soon offer consumers a "Pure Edition" of its second-gen Moto X smartphone.
According to new reports, the unlocked version of the flagship device would also be free from any pre-loaded carrier apps and services. What's more, there may be no trace of branding on the outside of the handset.
It's worth noting that the Moto X Pure Edition wouldn't be 100 percent stock Android; Motorola would still load a couple of its own custom touches and apps onto the phone. Nevertheless, these tweaks shouldn't get in the way of timely Android updates.
Motorola currently offers a similar experience for the 2013 version of the phone, though there's no formal name for the product.
It isn't clear when Motorola would introduce the Moto X Pure Edition, assuming the rumor is right, or how much it would cost. The carrier-branded versions are expected to retail for $99 with two-year service agreements or $499 outright. Those interested in the Pure Edition should prepare to spend at least $500 for the unadulterated model.