There will be three Google Edition phones and one Motorola X phone in 2013 as per rumors

There will be three Google Edition phones and one Motorola X phone in 2013 as per rumors
There will be three Google Edition phones this year and we already know about two of them - the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, according to Android Authority sources. The third one is expected to be the Sony Xperia Z, and it will be the last high-end stock Android phone for the year.

Now, these are all expected to be sold on the Google Play store. Regular Nexus devices seem to be a separate development though and are not included in this count.

There is one more possible fact that we think is a good indication that the third Google Edition phone will not be made by another company like say LG. That fact is simple - LG is already making the Nexus 4 phone, so it already has a high-end device running stock Android.

In addition to the Google Edition phone information, the same source has also claimed knowledge on the Motorola X situation saying there will be only one Motorola X phone rather than a whole family of X-branded devices. Earlier, Motorola chief executive Dennis Woodside also referred to the Motorola X as a single device.

source: Android Authority



1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

where is LG?? lol... LG NEXUS 4 FTW!!

7. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Nexus 4 wasn't included in the lineup because it's not a part of the Google edition phones. It IS the Google phone :)

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

That's what I mean...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Samsung™ Lg™ Sony™ Htc™ Android™ Ftw®

2. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Wonder if the Motorola X will take over from Nexus - Motorola building the future (Nexus) series of X phones while manufacturers provide Google Editions for those who want them

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

They said it was completely separate, so no.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Having the hardware you want along with fast updates its a great thing, but I need to see it working before we keep increasing the number of devices and thus the amount of work Google has to pull in order to update them all

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The problem is that Google should sell those phones worldwide, if they want to compete with Microsoft. Microsoft has a long term strategy. WP is gaining market share, slowly, but... Microsoft has time. And Microsoft sells everywhere. It's incredible that in Italy, for example, where Android is more appreciated than in the US itself, Google does not even sell Nexus devices. And the same holds for other european countries. I understand that they are focusing on the US market because there they are facing a big competition with Apple, but they cannot ignore Europe, which is one of the markets where they are most successful. Otherwise, in the long term, people will turn to Microsoft, as we all know that the current system where OS updates are subordinated to the manufacturer will has worked well until now, but the market is changing: swift competition requires always up to date devices and Google must be able to guarantee that. Phones are like computers, and users are used to update the OS whenever they want, not only when the OEM wants to.

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Europe has HTC

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's been nothing but rumors regarding the X Phone. Nothing concrete has been given.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Mxyzptlk, go and get some knowledge! CEO of Motorola Mobility Dennis Woodside have already confirmed the Moto X phone.

14. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Well the troll is right, we still don't really know anything yet about it, we'll keep watching the space though, details will surface eventually.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You are wrong! Here is what we already know: 1. CEO of Motorola Mobility Dennis Woodside have already confirmed that there will be such device. 2. Device will be made in the USA (Fort Worth, Texas). 3. Officially device will be named the Moto X. 4. Device will be broadly distributed. 5. Device is planned to go up against the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy. 6. It will follow Google's Nexus strategy with high-quality, low-cost devices. 7. It will have OLED display. 8. Device will know when it is in a pocket, device will know when it is in your hand, device will know when you want to take a picture, device will know when you are in the car and potentially offer different interactions based on your situation. in other words device will be very "contextually aware". 9. Phones will be far more durable than they are now. 10. Big capacity baterry (~ 3300 mAh). 11. Phone will be released between now and October. 12. Phone or maybe just its prototype is already manufactured and usable.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There's been nothing but rumors regarding the iPhone 5S. And the Galaxy Note 3. And the Optimus G2. And the HTC T6 phablet. And yet you pick on Motorola why? Oh, that's right. Because you're an Apple fanboy/Motorola hater. The end.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011


9. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Will we still be able to enjoy main features from Galaxy S4/Xperia Z/Htc One!? I haven't seen/touched any Nexus devices before.

12. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I believe most of the Samsung Novelty-ware is gone. The One has Beats still with some caveat. No idea on the Z.

20. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The Xperia Z has its durability, Water and dust proofing

10. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

The Xperia Z maybe... We'll see...

15. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'd like an Asus Google Edition phone.

21. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I would love to see a US edition of the Asus Padfone, Maybe even a Google Edition. I believe it would be a product that many would like because of its usability.

22. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

What is good for google edition?

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I hope Moto will come with some Incredible design.

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