There has been a lot of chatter around Motorola’s upcoming Android smartphone, codenamed the X-Phone. Only earlier this week we reported about Motorola design chief Jim Wicks talking about how the company is looking at making phones of “just the right size” running on stock Android and Google chairman Eric Schmidt sounding excited about the “phenomenal” stuff happening at Motorola. During Google’s Q1 2013 earnings call earlier today, Google CEO Larry Page chimed in on his views about what smartphones should be, hinting at the possibility of the X-Phone’s launch being just around the corner. We have heard before that Motorola could unveil the X-Phone as early as next month’s Google I/O developer conference and Page’s remarks today reinforce the confidence in the timing of the launch. Also Read - Features of Motorola Moto X smartphone leaked, includes Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Qualcomm's dual core processor
“In today’s multi-screen world, the opportunities are endless. Think about your device. Battery life is a challenge for most people… you shouldn’t need to carry a charger around with you to make it through the day. If your kid spills their drink on your tablet, the screen shouldn’t die. And when you drop your phone, it shouldn’t shatter. There’s real potential to invent new and better experiences – ones that are much faster and more intuitive. So having seen Motorola’s upcoming products myself, I am really excited about the potential there. In just under a year they’ve accomplished a lot and have impressive velocity and execution,” Page said in his opening prepared remarks. Also Read - BlackBoxed Motorola phone image appears on Twitter, could be the X-Phone [update]
However, this is not the first time Page is talking about Motorola’s upcoming smartphone. He said exactly (almost) the same things during the company’s Q4 2012 earnings call in January. “In today’s multi screen world, the opportunities are endless. Think about your device. Battery life is a huge issue. You shouldn’t have to worry about constantly recharging your phone. When you drop your phone, it shouldn’t go splat. Everything should be a ton faster and easier. There’s real potential to invent new and better experiences,” he’d then said. Also Read - Alleged Motorola X-Phone benchmarks leaked again
The repetition of comments could also be a diversive tactic as Motorola Mobility continues to burn money even as Google restricts is scope in terms of markets the company addresses. However, it could also be an indication that the X-Phone is just around the corner.
Earlier rumors have indicated Motorola’s X-Phone to feature a 4.8-inch display covered with sapphire glass, which is said to be three times stronger than Gorilla Glass. It is also said to house a massive 4,000mAh battery and sport rubber bumpers on its corners. It is expected to run a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. While these are all mere rumors, they line up pretty well with Page’s dream smartphone.