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Motorola’s rumored X Phone may have new and unique software features developed by Google

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Although I’m mostly concerned with the next Nexus tablet and new Chromebook at Google I/O, the Motorola X Phone is a device that continues to creep into rumors and get more and more interesting. As the rumors get more common, the existence of the device gets more likely, especially considering Motorola’s job posting from a few days ago. Since we haven’t seen anything distinctly Google from Motorola so far, it makes sense that some sort of collaborative flagship is in the works.

However, there is still much that we don’t know about the potential result of the Google/Motorola deal. While there are some rumored specs, we don’t know much about the device’s software other than that it will likely run Android. Interestingly, according to a new report, the X Phone might not just run a lightly updated version of Android, and instead may have quite a bit of new software features. According to a source who spoke with Telstra (an Australian carrier) CTO Hugh Bradlow, the X Phone will be a “game changer” and a “real breakthrough” in terms of software that “pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.” It is intended to show up both Samsung and Apple, and demonstrate what Google and Motorola really can do.

In addition, Bradlow said that Google has actually been working on this for quite a “long time,” which seems to contradict the job posting mentioned earlier, but does mean that a Google I/O release is more likely. This information also doesn’t necessarily have to contradict the posting, as it may have been accidental or meant to find people to market and maintain the device. Either way, it is looking more and more like the X Phone will be coming soon, and if rumors are any indication, it will be a big upgrade from current devices. I certainly hope it is, even though the X Phone will give me buyer’s remorse for my recently purchased Nexus 4.

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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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6 thoughts on “Motorola’s rumored X Phone may have new and unique software features developed by Google

  • I’m very excited about this phone… and the new Chromebook… I better start saving now!

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    • Avatar of bk w/bloody sauce

      I’ll just ditto that to both, I just bought a samsung chromebook and wasn’t impressed, going to take it back, but this new chromebook you keep talking about has my interest rising as well as this mystery phone!

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  • Avatar of JRDemaskus

    All the rumors of upcoming devices are making it harder for me to settle on a single choice.
    Good thing I have a working device that allows me to wait for just the right one.
    I admit I have been waiting to see what comes of MotoGoog since the whole “merger”
    Peace

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  • Avatar of nathan

    The whole job posting was probably a purposeful leak by Motorola to build up hype for the new product. Making leaks is very easy and cheap advertisement because all the tech blogs and even well known news sites go crazy for them. The X phone is coming soon and it should be very interesting watch it come out. If it has a microsd card slot it would probably be the first phone I would consider trading my GS3 for if someone offer it to trade.

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  • Hopefully it has more Google than Moto influence. I think Google only bothered buying them out to have a well-known name, I wouldn’t call any of their devices all that revolutionary since the original Razr.

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  • Avatar of Roger Conner

    So, as someone who has been holding off on upgrading my phone until the new LTE network arrives, should i wait for this one? Is it weeks, months or years?

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