After the huge success of Nexus, Google and Motorola are gearing up to take the smartphone world by storm. Its been rumored that Google is designing a brand new device codenamed as the X-Phone to truly take over Apple and Samsung in the smartphone world.
The Report from the WSJ newspaper claims that Motorola which was acquired by Google seven months ago is working at producing a pure Google phone, one that is known internally codename as “Phone X”.
The Phone X will be an entirely new product, that will complement Motorola’s current lineup of devices rather than replace it. Moreover, once the Phone X is released, WSJ says that Google also plans to release a “Tablet X”.
Motorola is apparently laser focused on providing bendable displays and ceramic materials unibody, although it’s not specified if Google has finished the design of the device.
It’s worth noting that the Google-Motorola acquisition was completed seven months ago, and that the typical phone takes about 18 months to develop. Whatever Google is planning for the Phone X, it’s likely still in an early stage.
One last tidbit – the Phone X will apparently integrate technology from Viewdle, an image and gesture recognition company that Motorola bought in October.
The Journal quoted the people saying that Motorola is working on two fronts: devices that will be sold by carrier partner Verizon Wireless, and on the X phone.
Motorola plans to enhance the Phone X with its recent acquisition of Viewdle, an imaging and gesture-recognition software developer. The new handset is due out sometime next year, the business daily said, citing a person familiar with the plans.
Motorola is also expected to work on an tablet X after the phone. Google Chief Executive Larry Page is said to have promised a significant marketing budget for the unit, the newspaper said quoting the persons.