Moto X: Motorola's new flagship smartphone is so all-American it won't land in the UK

Motorola and Google have talked up the 'Born in the USA' credentials of the Moto X smartphone for some time now.

Now that the Moto X has finally launched, we've learned that it's actually so damn patriotic it won't be spreading its wings to visit the rest of the world.

Instead, Motorola has confirmed that the Moto X is just the "first device in a new product portfolio" that will feature future handsets rolled out beyond the land of the free.

"There are devices coming to Europe. We can't share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up," a Motorola spokesperson told Pocket-lint.

So, there you have it: all that fuss about the X8 chipset, the Motorola Connect Chrome add-on, and claims of a whopping 24 hour battery life and the closest us Brits are going to get to the Moto X is seeing it in tweeted in the smug hands of our Yankee cousins.

That said, if you're a mobile buff, you'll still want to check out our hands on with the Moto X, as it no doubt contains a number of clues about what future Moto X devices might look like, and could also provide a degree of insight into how the Google Nexus 5 smartphone is shaping up.

Moreover, the Moto X is widely regarded as a key product for Motorola, representing its first major release since joining the Google family. For more, read John C Dvorak's blog on why the Moto X needs to be a winner.