LinkedIn posting reveals Motorola X Phone in the works

There have been rumblings ever since Google purchased Motorola Mobility of a new kind of Android device that would result from the partnership. Called the X Phone, the rumored device (or device lineup) was said to be a close collaboration between Motorola and Google, but not an official Nexus device, since a Google/Motorola Nexus could be seen as a hostile move against other potential Nexus manufacturers.

The X Phone was mostly just speculation, with rumored specs ranging from a 4.7-inch to 5-inch display with 1080p, 12MP rear camera, and massive battery with a capacity around 3,000mAh. In fact, while some leaks suggested such a device, it wasn’t even clear whether it was an abandoned project, old codename, or really a new device. However, a job posting found today on LinkedIn has now confirmed that Motorola is working on the X Phone.

The job posting is for a Senior Director of Product Management to lead a team working on the X Phone project. Sadly, there aren’t any details about the phone in the posting, but we now know that the X Phone is at least real. Interestingly, though, the posting does mention familiarity with MotoBlur, which suggests that the device won’t run stock Android

Interestingly, this posting suggests a project in its early stages, which means that we likely won’t see the X Phone at Google I/O. Still, the project will likely produce an impressive smartphone, and I’m certainly interested in seeing what Google’s version of the smartphone looks like when it can control everything about it.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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