Telstra source calls Motorola X Phone (or Key Lime Pie) a "game-changer"
This is one of those rumors that we are extra wary about, because the information in it is so vague that it sounds less like a rumor and more like a marketing leak. We're all eager to hear more about the Motorola X Phone, but if you're looking for hard information, that's not what we have here. This morning we have a report that a source inside Telstra, an Australian telecom/media company, says that the Motorola X Phone (or perhaps Key Lime Pie) is a "game-changer".
The rumor says that Hugh Bradlow, Chief Technology Officer for Telstra, has told senior mobile staff at Telstra the new device is a "real breakthrough, a game-changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple". It goes on to say that sources at Motorola have said that the device:
Here's the trouble we have with this information: first, Telstra has been known to feed the hype machine, and so isn't the most reliable source. Second, the quote from the Motorola source is nothing but fancy marketing-speak for saying that the device is running the newest version of Android (as all Google phones do at launch). Motorola may be "separately run", but the X Phone will still be a Google device just like any Nexus (with the exception of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, perhaps). The X Phone will more than likely launch Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and that's the real focus of the Motorola quote, not the hardware.
Key Lime Pie at Google I/O in May, and could expand on the Nexus 4 path by launching at a very low price on all of the major carriers in addition to the Play Store.Either way, we're excited to see what Google unveils with the X Phone. The rumors continue to fly that the device will be unveiled along with
Time will tell.