Google Motorola 'X' Phone: Everything We Think We Know So Far

By: Anuj Bhatia

Google has finally awakened, and will be part of smartphone marathon this year with its own rumored offering - Motorola X -Phone. To give Apple and Samsung sleepless nights who both control 55 per cent of smartphone market - the Mountain View - based search giant is all set to place its cards.

The rumors of Google coming with iPhone killer via Motorola, is consistently making waves on internet. As oppose to any rumors, the company now came up in open and confirms the existence of Motorola X phone.

This can be said, as until now the minds behind Android mobile OS were playing hide & seek , and didn't bothered to speak a single word in context to Motorola X- Phone. But, thanks to a job listing posted by the company on LinkedIn recently, which clearly states that the company indeed requires a qualified and ambitious leader to carry forward Motorola X- Phone. Reportedly, the company will be launching the device at Google I/0 2013, a developers meet, slated to happen in June.

Google Motorola 'X' Phone: Everything We Think We Know So Far

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Lets take a look at all the latest updates on the upcoming Google Motorola X Phone

Kevlar Body
As per early predictions by various tech pundits, the X- Phone, will not look similar to current Nexus phone line- up. Following the traditional values of recently launched devices backed by Motorola (now an arm of Google); the ‘X' device will be far more appealing in terms of design and most importantly battery life. Rumor has it that X phone will have a Kevlar body to make it more durable just like its recent offerings of Motorola Droid series.

A Big Battery
Earlier also Motorola managed to produce a surprise hit with consumers in the form of Motorola Razr Maxx , a phone having massive 3300mAh battery life. So, there is a fair chance that Motorola X-Phone gets even beefed battery. According to another rumor, Sony's Exmor image sensor would be a part of engineering behind Motorola X-Phone camera. Alsothe poweful battery will let the handset to last up to "several road trip hours on a charge with the GPS software constantly on", or at least as long as it's able to last up to a full day of use.

Quad Core Processor and More

As far as the screen size of the highly anticipated smartphone is concerned, reports have disclosed that it will boast a 4.8-inch screen. Further, predicted specs include a quad-core processor, 128GB built-in storage with microSD card slot for further memory expansion support, a great camera, accompanied by Sony camera sensor and a brand new Nexus-like UI.

July 2013 Release

Google bought Motorola Mobility for whooping USD 12.5$ back in 2012. The deal was significant not because Google was getting a tailor made hardware division, but also on the fact that the software giant now got a hold on the most valuable assets-- Of course the valuable patients attached with it. Consequently, it has also been heard that X Phone will be a cross-carrier-branded device not constraint to one carrier and the smartphone will hit stores around July 8, priced at $299 (around Rs 16,000) on contract with Verizon Wireless.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS
Last but not the least, the device is expected to made official with the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS. As relatively, the next version of Google mobile operating system is also rumored to be announced during spring 2013. Going, by the recently leaked slides, which mentioned an Android "K-release," sparking some to believe that the "K" could stand for Key Lime Pie.
This alleged release date coincidentally lines up with Google's I/O conference, which in turn, lines up with Google X Phone launch.

All that can be said is, Google has successfully implemented its hardware ambitions with Nexus- branded device. They even found a success with Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet. But to better compete with Apple --who is poised with -goodness of software as well as hardware - there is a urgent need to have a control on the hardware technicalities, and Motorola seems to be a perfect vehicle for Google to do in a phased manner.

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