Google and Motorola finally working on "X Phone" and tablet
0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2012, 15:51 posted on
Ever since Google first purchased Motorola, the Android faithful have been waiting for this report. We've all been wondering when Google would finally jump in and make a device in-house, using its newly acquired hardware manufacturer, and it looks like the time is coming. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Motorola are working on a so-called "X Phone" and a tablet, both of which will be released next year...
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10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6267; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
It will probably be only availble on VERIZON no one else gets like like the RAZRS on Verizon
30. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
i think google has made it clear that vzw isnt worthy of the pure google experience. they are far too motivated to cram bloatware onto their handsets.
i plan on leaving vzw to get this phone (hopefully).
67. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Quad core 2.5 GHz
1080p display with 32 bit color support
Key Lime Pie 5.0
5000 mAh battery
21 MP camera with advanced optic and 1080p video at 120 fps, xenon flash and over sampling
F1 and aircraft grade aluminium and Carbon materials
This would be dream moto of google!
68. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6267; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Then why Verizon and Sprint have the GALAXY NEXUS should be on every carrier. if they will RELEASE IT ON ALL CARRIERS it would drive the sales up and everyone can get a pure GOOGLE PHONE EXPERIENCE
37. Dr.Phil (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I think Google has shown it wants to focus on selling devices unsubsidized. Now, there is always a possibility that a carrier will get the device but I wouldn't say it will ONLY be available on Verizon.
Who knows? By then we could be looking at Google-Dish Wireless.
12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7757; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Motorola radio, build quality, and quick updates if its indeed a Nexus phone will probably make tech geeks counting the days until Google I/O.
15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
That is exactly what I'm looking forward too... Just hope Verizon keeps their grubby little paws off of it.
Because of Verizon's control freak nature though, I wouldn't be surprised to see it on a different carrier instead.
But, I can dream of a stock Android OS, Moto built phone, free of bloatware from Big Red can't I?
31. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
The future: HTC will sue Motorola/Google 4 having X in the name
46. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
You see that everytime you reboot a nexus phone ... by the time HTC really decides to sue google who knows HTC would be struggling to survive :)
50. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
No, I don't think so. But if it had an "i", moto should see lawsuits coming.
73. SupermanayrB (Posts: 151; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
The Motorola Droid X came out in 2010 when HTC had the Evo, Inspire, Droid Incredible & whatever they had on T-Mobile. 2011 the X2 was out while HTC had the Evo 3D, Vivid, Thunderbolt &, again, whatever they had on T-Moble. HTC sueing Motorola over the letter X (which will most likely NOT be in the name of this phone), doubtful.
33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well we on Verizon hope that they get it but uphold with Nexus tradition. it'll be sad if we don't get it because since we've been getting the best Moto has to offer we'll really know what we're missing.
40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Got my days left widget already set up :)
16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
'The X' sounds better...i mean without the 'phone'.
Nexus X doesn't sound bad too.
21. kidtronic (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
They're obviously not going to call it 'X Phone'. That's just the alleged project name. Don't be surprised if X is nowhere in the final release name.
28. HTCOE (Posts: 448; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
not the nexus x it will be called the neXus they'll make the "X" the ten within
43. MeoCao (unregistered)
Larry Page told Motorola to think big, and Motorola will concentrate on making a single phone. Maybe this is the phone that will defeat iPhone in US.
GS3 is a great and successful phone but many US consumers still prefer style over substance, Nexus X can offer both style and substance.
An offer that's hard to refuse.
57. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
U sound as if you've seen it already, but u may also b right. I recently sold my ip5, and bought the galaxy note 2. I love it, but I do miss some things about my iPhone. Maybe this can bridge them. iPhones r more stylish, android more substance... Good point.
2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Hope it works out.
I'd like to see a quad core lte phone with a massive battery. Add in Motorola's nice builds and this will be a very good phone.
41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Quad core 1.7+ GHz A15 processor (maybe new custom Snapdragon S5?)
2 GB RAM
4.7-5" 1080p S-AMOLED/ColorBoost display
3,500 mAh battery
Kevlar back and water resistant
Famed Motorola antennae
It will be beautiful :)
51. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
Add to that no skin of their own to slow Android down or interfere with Pure experience. Features like Samsung. Its a sell for me. I will ditch my GN2 for it. Nah, I will keep them both.
59. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Either you keep the UI and enjoy the features that come with it or you buy a nexus and root your device/get some apps that get you close
60. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
I am saying stock UI + extra features from this phone is my expectation. Like S-Pen integration and plug and play, best face etc. I, over a period of time get bored of touchwiz or sense. I guess, their UI slows down the phone, not the features.
61. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Motorola added very few additions to the ICS UI, and I like most of them.
62. ronjr123 (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
This just sounds like the next Gen razor.
Having owned only Moto phones since the nineties, I just recently went to the GN2. I have to say the TW stock interface I don't care for but all of the little performance enhancements they have incorporated have greatly expanded upon stock android. I actually like the user experience better. Stock Android isn't enough anymore IMHO.
As for build quality in android Moto is really hard to beat. Their radios are second to no one.
What I am trying to say I guess is that a stock looking interface with the best of user experience tweaks and motor build and radio would be great. Of course all of this without the need to root would be fantastic!
4. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
Xphone? Sounds too familiar to... Wait if I say it I'll get sued.
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7757; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Your comment had no meaning whatsoever towards his comment and the article.
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is the Nexus I've been looking for...Moto's reception, battery life is gonna make it a great phone.
8. stychill (unregistered)
i'll be looking forward to this for sure.
9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Oh man.. I sense something great coming out.
I'm happy with Samsung, but definitely see this as worth waiting for, before deciding on my next phone
13. reyenrique (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
it about timetheir came with a product thoses two
14. jan25 (Posts: 386; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
as excited as i am, i doubt another Nexus phone would come as early as next May.
17. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Ugh... some let gallito or sith have a red marker again.
44. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
This actualy sounds like a phone I may considder... but Moto better not let Verizon ruin this phone ...
18. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
This sounds like a Nexus for the other 3 carriers. Honestly I got a little upset seeing that the Nexus 4 was going to be using HSPA, and many others probably were too. This is probably Google's way of getting everyone else their Nexus.
19. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Sounds like it could be my next phone. Since I can't take the leap and jump ship from Verizon because of the quality of their network hopefully it will come with on contract pricing, which in the US is very important for a phone to be successful and Google will finally stand up to the carriers to create swift and bloat free updates.
20. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
no it wont be on VZ. thank god. i hope vz learned a lesson.
25. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Please tell me you are guessing. I wont ever jump ship over a phone....but damn....this is the Nexus I've been looking for...
AT&T...I might try out.
24. HTCOE (Posts: 448; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
ooooooooohhhhh i just jizzed on myself....thank god ! it's about time "neXus" im ready
26. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
So happy I did not upgrade from my Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 4. Motorola is gonna be sick.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
these are what i've been waiting years for. let their arrival be soon.
36. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1. I don't see why everyone complains about the Nexus on Verizon. Get over the fact that you don't get OTA updates right away. You can still get the newest software right away just not OTA.
42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
What does this have to do with the article?
48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5563; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
he's talking about the people commenting that Verizon shouldn't get this.
38. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Expecting something really big which will take a huge bite in Apple's lunch.
39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This is great. Google + Motorola = success
53. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
I think Google had to do it. So if like Amazon, Samsung decides to fork their own version of Android, Google will have someone to count on.
45. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
This may become my first Motorola phone. JUST don't mess up like LG did this time.
47. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
In fact my first phone was a Motorola phone way back in 1996.
49. techloverNYC (Posts: 392; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Does this mean every andriod phone maker is in trouble?
P.S: I mean andriod is google's own operating system, they can choose if they want to release the next major update to the other manufacturers. If they have their own phone, I dont see any point in giving updates to your competitions
54. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
Lol. Android is open source. When developers can fork their own versions, why can't others update their versions. If google makes it propriety, which I doubt, I might say goodbye to it.