Google-Motorola working on new flagship ‘X Phone’ to take on iPhone 5


According to the Wall Street Journal, Google-Motorola is working on a new smartphone that is internally known as ‘X Phone’. It is aimed at Apple and Samsung’s latest flagship devices. Details seem to be slim, but here are some of the key points:

  • X-Phone, and an eventual X-Tablet, are separate from Motorola’s long-existing Droid line.
  • Some early plans for the device were scrapped over supply chain and manufacturing concerns.
  • Project is led by Lior Ron, a former Google Product Manager.
  • Motorola wants the phone to have panorama photo capabilities and improved color saturation, but these have been found to affect battery life.
  • The companies wanted to use bendable and ceramic technologies, but these plans are apparently difficult to implement.
  • Launching sometime in 2013.

The original report has more detail and background information. (Image: Chris Voss)

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