Google working with Motorola to create the ultimate “X Phone” in 2013

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


About the Author: Alexon Enfiedjian

Alex Enfiedjian is an Android enthusiast and tech journalist from Central California.

  • SteveN

    Hopefully they will have all the parts missing from their current phones…

  • swtrainer

    Since Motorola didn’t keep their word om upgrading the Motorola Atrix 4G, I have no intention of ever buying another Motoliar device…ever again. So, it doesn’t matter what they come up with.

  • Nudo

    Nexus rumours already? lol awesome

  • Nick

    I’m a Galaxy S, II & III owner and I sincerely hope that this device turns out to be the Nexus device I’ve been waiting for. It needs to come close to whatever the S4 will be spec wise but deliver stock android with immediate updates when they are available.I don’t want skins and I don’t like waiting!

  • HZD87

    I hope its a near bezel-less 4.7 inch tegra 4 device with a very substantial battery (2000mah ±) and near edge to edge screen top and bottom and side to side.

    Like a sleek nexus 4 / HTC one X with 4.2.1 or above with 10MP rear and 2MP front and wireless charging and NFC.

    No oversized phablet junk like Samsung ! A decent sized all round day to day smart handset.