Did Google CEO just hint at an unbreakable Motorola 'X Phone'?

By on January 24, 2013, 12:00 PM

During a recent earnings call, Google GEO Larry Page hinted at the possibility that the next phone from the search giant might be unbreakable. He also pointed out that battery life is a huge issue and that there is real potential to invent new and better experiences.

Most in the know believe Page was referring to a new flagship smartphone and possibly a tablet that’s being developed in their Motorola division. If true, it would mark the first time that Google would be responsible for both the hardware and the software. The search giant worked with other partners to develop the hardware for existing Nexus products.

Earlier rumors surrounding the so-called X Phone say it will be marketed to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. It is said to include a top-notch camera and photo software, a bendable display and other materials that would make the phone more durable.

The fact that Page pointed out poor battery life and the fact that simple tasks like recharging a phone can be a pain for some is also open to speculation. The remarks could be a hint that the X Phone might ship with a large capacity battery or include amenities like wireless charging.

It’s not outside the realm of possibility that Google could announce the new handset and tablet during Mobile World Congress late next month but if I had to put money on it, I’d venture a bet that it’s more likely we will see the new Motorola gear surface during Google I/O in May.




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misor misor said:

"X Phone say it will be marketed to compete with Apple?s iPhone and Samsung?s Galaxy S III".

too bad, if rumors are to be believed, samsung is planning to release s4 on april 15th, 2013.

I wonder when iphone 5s is to be released.

Chazz said:

No emphasis on OEM's feelings and if Google would hurt them by doing this?

1 person liked this | MilwaukeeMike said:

"X Phone say it will be marketed to compete with Apple?s iPhone and Samsung?s Galaxy S III".

too bad, if rumors are to be believed, samsung is planning to release s4 on april 15th, 2013.

I wonder when iphone 5s is to be released.

yeah, exactly... Google better get news out before April 15th or they'll miss out on a lot business.

No emphasis on OEM's feelings and if Google would hurt them by doing this?

I imagine they'll say the same thing MS said when it's partners were upset about the Surface. "Tough beans"

Chazz said:

"X Phone say it will be marketed to compete with Apple?s iPhone and Samsung?s Galaxy S III".

too bad, if rumors are to be believed, samsung is planning to release s4 on april 15th, 2013.

I wonder when iphone 5s is to be released.

yeah, exactly... Google better get news out before April 15th or they'll miss out on a lot business.

No emphasis on OEM's feelings and if Google would hurt them by doing this?

I imagine they'll say the same thing MS said when it's partners were upset about the Surface. "Tough beans"

I wasn't talking to Google. I think Google has the right and very well should make phones if they can make them better than the competition. Battery life needs to be improved and the more phones coming out with wireless charging the better. I want those prices to drop badly and possibly get shops to adopt them.

The point is every article was talking about how MS was being a bad guy and stepping on their innocent OEMs toes for making the surface.

1 person liked this | Tygerstrike said:

Nothing is "unbreakable". The best they can hope for is "damage resistant". As for the battery life.....what do ppl expect? Most moble phone batteries run at 3.7V. Litterally only .7 higher then a pair of AA batteries. The battery has to power everything in the phone from processor to LCD screen. It can only do so much. What we need is a company to make better batteries for moble devices. I can get about a day just using my Iphone for making calls, but if I want to play on my phone, I only get about 2 hrs of play then I have to charge it.

Google may be making the right move by bringing out a phone and tablet. But the best move they could make that would make them extremly rich is to bring out a better battery.

dotVezz said:

... Most moble phone batteries run at 3.7V. Litterally only .7 higher then a pair of AA batteries...

This is true, although (and don't quote me, I'm no electrical engineer) I'm pretty sure that delivered voltage is only a piece of the battery-life puzzle.

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