Even though it's only April, thanks to contributions from key players, such as Samsung, Intel, Lenovo, Motorola, HTC and Epson, it's clear 2014 is going to go down in history as a year that was rife with technology innovation.
However, with all the great new devices having arrived in a brief four-month window, some avid technology fans may have missed some of the most interesting innovations. So we've rounded up the 10 most interesting devices and technology innovations you should know about.
10. Motorola Moto X
Despite being released in the US all the way back in August 2013, the Motorola Moto X only landed on UK shores in February. Even with the delay, the Moto X captured UK buyers' attention as it arrived just as Chinese technology giant Lenovo confirmed a deal with Google to buy Motorola. The deal means the Moto X could well be the last smartphone from Motorola to come with the firm's "Google company" branding.
That said, this may be no bad thing. As noted by multiple Motorola executives during a briefing at Mobile World Congress, Google was never really invested in Motorola as a company and was only ever really interested in the smartphone maker's patent portfolio. By comparison Lenovo is very interested in Motorola's success, viewing it as a key way to expand the success it has found in the Chinese smartphone market into Europe, and will likely invest and help Motorola create the stellar smartphones we know it can.
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