We’ve been hearing about the Motorola X Phone for a while now, but in case it has escaped your notice so far, here’s a recap. It’s supposedly the codename for the first Motorola phone to be built under Google’s supervision, and will be a Nexus-style device, In other words, it’ll sport the latest version of Android and be made available through Google Play. It has also been rumoured to feature a strong battery and an even stronger body shell.
Last week, a series of specifications linked to the phone leaked out, indicating it would have a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, a quad-core Tegra 4i processor and a 16 megapixel camera. All possible by today’s standards, but the introduction of a 5 megapixel video call camera and eye-scrolling technology (much like that rumoured for the Galaxy S4) seems a little less likely.
Now, via the blog AndroidandMe, comes more talk regarding the phone. According to an unnamed source, the X Phone will be the first in a line of smartphones to rival Samsung’s Galaxy series. The first device could arrive at Google I/O in May, ready to go on sale in June, and it’ll be sold through Google Play and via networks, just like the Nexus 4. It’s also suggested Motorola will control future software updates, of which the first is guaranteed, taking the power away from the network.
So far, it all sounds reasonable, and not really all that different from the Nexus line, but it gets more improbable from here. Apparently, the phone will be customisable, like a computer, right down to the amount of RAM, internal storage memory and even the wallpaper and apps installed. Then, it’s said an eight-core chip will power the phone – where a single core will run something called a, “human language system”. Finally, the price may be similar to the Nexus 4.
So, we’re going to take the first part as a possibility, but the second part as hopeful fantasy. We’d be pleased to be proven wrong though, and we’re likely to discover more at Google I/O.