This would be the first smartphone developed 100% by Google
Rumors on Motorola’s X Project surfaced for the first time last year, though no clear details were available at that time. Several months have passed since we heard about this device and we’re still in the dark when it comes to specs, price and availability.Nevertheless, Project X is real and we were able to confirm it several weeks ago when a Motorola job ad posted on LinkedIn leaked in the wild.
Aside from that and some hints that the smartphone could be officially unveiled at the next Google’s I/O event, there isn’t much to tell about Project X.
Luckily, the folks over at Smarthouse have been able to learn a few more details on Motorola’s Project X. It appears that the first smartphone entirely developed by Google, which is being referred to as Motorola X, will be a “game changer.”
At least that’s what Hugh Bradlow, chief technology officer for Telstra claims. According to him, the first Google phone is a “real breakthrough, a game changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple.”
Smarthouse also cites another “reliable source,” which claims that Motorola and Google have been working on Project X for a long time and that the software features and capabilities integrated in this device are nothing like we’ve seen before.
These features are not included in any Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Apple iPhone: “the software is really powerful and it pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.”
Furthermore, Smarthouse also claims that Motorola X will be officially unveiled at the Google Developer Conference, which is set for May 2013. The smartphone is expected to go on sale in July for a price that will be disclosed closer to launch.
Given the fact that we don’t have any confirmation for any of these claims, we should take these rumors with a grain of salt until more details pop up. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.