Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Google working on 'X' phone to rival Apple, Samsung

Wall Street Journal reports that Google has got its Motorola Mobility branch to work on a high-end very powerful smartphone to rival Apple iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S lineup purported to be 'X' phone by WSJ's sources.

Engineers at Motorola Mobility are calling it 'X' phone internally and are designing it to have cutting-edge features to rival and sweat every other smartphone in the world. According to the sources, the project is being led by Lior Ron, who has previously worked as product manager at Google on its Google Maps team. Reportedly, he wants amazing and top of the line camera hardware and software to be incorporated in the phone.

When asked, Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside, also a former Google top sales executive, denied to discuss about any product under development but he also said that the company is "investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches". He also said that the company has "fallen under hard times" but with Google as its shareholder it has resources to do big things.

According to WSJ's report, Google's acquisition of Viewdle, a gesture and facial recognition company, will also contribute to the x-factor of the smartphone.

Apparently, the company is also expected to work on 'X' tablet after the phone is launched which, according to the sources, is due sometime next year. The smartphone is expected to have some truly unique mix of features and we all know Google has the know-how and the resources to execute it. Can the X phone, as intimidating as it sounds, be the one Google launches its Android 5.0 (dubbed Key Lime Pie) on at Google's I/O event in the summer of 2013? Its getting interesting and harder at the same time to wait. But we will have to wait and watch.

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