Rumor: Motorola X phone could debut at Google I/O with Key Lime Pie in tow

Here’s a rumor to get your Friday Happy Hour going. We have already heard about the Motorola X phone and some think it’s a Nexus device, while other reports say that it won’t be. The latest rumor coming out of the Droid Forums is that won’t be a Nexus device, but it will be the first device to feature Key Lime Pie. Furthermore, it will be announced at Google I/O. Now Google generally doesn’t announce non Nexus devices at Google I/O events, but lets not forget that they own Motorola so this isn’t so far-fetched. I have heard from my sources that it won’t be a Nexus device, but it will be a stock Android device so this information does line up.

Another piece of news is that it will sport a 5-inch edge to edge display. Could this be where the Nexus 5 rumors came from? Maybe there really will be a “5” at Google I/O, but it just won’t be a Nexus 5. The last piece of info is that this phone won’t be the usual Verizon exclusive that we usually see from Motorola. It will be aimed at all carriers much like the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II.

Again, this is strictly a rumor and we don’t have anything concrete. All I can do is report it. Time will tell if any or all of this information ends up being legit. I would love to see a Motorola high-end stock Android device. Just put a decent camera in it Moto, and it could be the next best phone.

source: droidforums

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Saif

    So X-Devices with Motorola in May-June & Nexus Devices with other manufacturers in Nov-Dec. Nice.

    • Bond

      Sounds to reason.

  • leenephi

    One day I’d like to say something cool from my “sources” or even have “sources.” :'( ’tis but a dream.

  • dave

    Didn’t the Xoom get launched at I/O, and it was the first device running honeycomb?

    • KevinSchotts

      Yup but it wasn’t a nexus device.

      • Jack Holt

        While it was a developer device it was never a nexus device.

        • KevinSchotts

          I think I wrote it wasn’t a Nexus Device, but I guess I should of mentioned that it was a developer device. Didn’t know I needed to be exactly precise.

          • Jack Holt

            No need to get grumpy, I was only reiterating what you were saying. It being a developer device was important considering that it was the first non-nexus device to receive updates straight from Google. So for Motorola to have a non-nexus developer would be nothing new. That’s all.

            • KevinSchotts

              I wasn’t being grumpy. I just should of been more precise, that is all.

  • Adam Marr

    A stock android device from Google. Why is this not a nexus then? Do they plan on letting the carriers bloat it up? What makes a nexus a nexus?

    • Matt Wood

      A nexus is a phone with stock android on it, and Google overlooks the whole operation. The x phone will probably have some version of blur on it.

      • Adam Marr

        This article said ‘stock’ and the latest rumours say stock, with no ui changes, so maybe they are trying to give moto a more visible presence than they do with other nexus vendors, but they are really blurring the line here on what is and is not a nexus.

  • Richard Yarrell

    The ONLY WAY Motorola will compare with Samsung in any fashion is to launch this X-Phone on all carriers that’s a great idea I have to say. Will I purchase one instead of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3??? The answer is a resounding….NO WAY….For me it’s Samsung ONLY…No way Moto can compare in the overall software and features standpoint..

    • Storm Millenium

      NO one cares, troll go eat some fried chicken.

    • Jack Holt

      While Samsung does have a current sway on me I do enjoy Motorola’s hardware. The only aspect that I’d like to see is better camera hardware. Even with everything else the cameras are lacking in Moto devices.

      • RobertNazarian

        Totally agree with Jack on this one. Give me a great camera in a Moto phone and you have one solid device,

  • teamdave™

    “a 5-inch edge to edge display”

    aaaaand im out

  • Oli72

    i’m in like flynn. let’s go google.