Google X phones will be 'phenomenal': Eric Schmidt
Google's chairman has confirmed that Motorola is working on a range of handsets and claims it will redefine the concept of premium smartphones.Updated: Apr 19, 2013 12:50 IST
Google's chairman has confirmed that Motorola is working on a range of handsets and claims it will redefine the concept of premium smartphones.
Rumors and reports about a Motorola-built Google X Phone have been swirling around for almost six months and at the D:Dive into Mobile conference in New York, Eric Schmidt finally confirmed its existence by saying "[Motorola] have a new set of products, which are phenomenal, very, very impressive." When asked to clarify the hyperbole, he said "think of it as phones-plus." In other words, unlike existing premium smartphones, the X Phone will be more than a collection of the fastest processors, largest internal storage, best graphics performance and highest quality construction materials.
Sources close to the project claim that the X Phone will be extremely robust, able to survive even serious impacts thanks to a carbon fiber shell, will boast a flexible display and a real Nikon camera and could even be a platform unification device in that it will pull together Chrome OS and Android features on one device. What's more, it is also reported to be open to internal and external customization, with potential owners being able to choose from a list of options including color, RAM and wallpapers. We won't have to wait long to find out how accurate the reports are: the phone is expected to receive its first public outing at the Google I/O conference in May.
First Published: Apr 18, 2013 11:28 IST