The rumors of Google’s next high end smartphone, made by Motorola, dubbed Google Phone X started surfacing earlier this year. Since then, we have read all kinds of reports, rumors and analyses about this new smartphone. There has been no official word from either Google or Motorola regarding the X Phone, except at one point when Google’s Larry Page hinted that Google was working on an unbreakable next-generation phone that was set to be released with the next version of Google’s Android version 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
One of the latest rumors indicate that the Google X phone would be coming in a wide variety of colors – 20 to be precise. Just yesterday, it seems that someone spotted tis new smartphone on AnTuTu benchmark revealing a new device plainly named ‘Google X’. It may be a little strange though that the phone’s manufacturer name Motorola does not appear anywhere. Therefore, the matter of whether the Google X is actually Motorola’s X Phone or a different phone is still debatable.
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie ripe?
Another thing that the leaked benchmark results tell us is that the phone will be running on Google’s latest operating system which is yet to be unveiled – Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. It is still unclear though whether the phone will be launched during the Google I/O this year or we will have to wait longer to see it. A rumor that was doing rounds a few days ago indicated that Android’s next version 5.0 KLP would be delayed and may not be announced during the I/O. How disappointing!
The recent launch of high end smartphones by Android manufacturers including LG’s Optimus G Pro, HTC’s One and the newest Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has set the stage for superphone wars and Google does not want to be left behind. Although according to Larry Page, the next smartphone on Google’s lineup would be a more user-friendly and affordable phone, we all know how difficult, even impossible, to make an affordable high end smartphone. As the rumors of the X Phone heated up, it became apparent that the Motorola X Phone may just be anything from a basic budget phone to a high end superphone.
Availability of Phone X
According to sources, Google’s X Phone may be launched during Google I/O 2013 and may hit the shelves as early as this July. Both Motorola and Google have hinted on the release of the device in the third or fourth quarter of the year, hence the timing of the X Phone is a perfect fit. According to the benchmark results, the phone could come with a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor which is actually not a match for some of the most powerful superphones in the market today.
For now, we just have to wait and see what is in store for us.