Ever since Google acquired Motorola Mobile in early 2012, Android enthusiasts have been waiting anxiously to see what kind of amazing super-phone the combined companies would create. Well, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, we could be finding out as early as next year. According to some insider sources, Google is working very closely with Motorola to build the ultimate superphone, code named “X Phone”. Larry Page is said to have told the Motorola team to “think big” and has promised significant funds for the device. Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s chief executive has said that the company is currently “investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches.” What is this “different” approach that the X Phone will be taking? It’s anyone’s guess really, but the fact that the phone is called the “X Phone” could be an homage to Google’s super secretive, super forward thinking “X Labs”, a branch of Google engineers that develop hardware and ideas that will change the future.
It is also quite possible that the “X Phone” name could be a hint that this phone will be the next Nexus device, since the Nexus logo is essentially an X. Other insiders are reporting that the phone will be followed by an X Tablet, also produced by Motorola. Unfortunately, the development of the hardware has supposedly hit some obstacles in the manufacturing and supply-chain process, which has caused Google and Motorola to have to rethink some of their original plans for the X Phone. As of now, we have no word on when the phone will be released, but the source says that it’ll be some time in 2013. That’s a big window, but hopefully they mean January 1st! Any of you have any theories about the “different approach” the X Phone will be taking when it comes to hardware?
Source: Wall Street Journal