Motorola 'X Phone' Set To Be 2013 Android Heavyweight?

By Prarthito Maity email: | Dec 23, 2012 10:22 AM EST

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With all the rumors and leaks associated with Samsung and Apple, it could seem to most as if all other companies have gone dormant with two of the smartphone heavyweights fighting it out among themselves to dominate the market. However, with the new year just around the corner, all that may change with Motorola finally ready make it a three-way fight to the top.

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Per reports, Motorola, supposedly, is planning the release of a certain ‘X Phone’ that may give tough competition to its rivals by being one of the major smartphones to come out next year.

The Wall Street Journal quotes sources “familiar with the matter” describing Motorola’s engineers currently hard at work on this X phone, which is supposed to be a major part of Google’s 2013 Android strategy. Motorola is also said to be directing its development efforts on a limited number of higher-quality Androids and, in the process, splitting its attention between new Droid models for Verizon and this X phone project.

“Seven months after being acquired by Google for $12.5 billion, Motorola is designing its marquee handset with cutting-edge features to stand apart from existing phones when it is released next year, these people said,” the WSJ report states.

While this is brand new information regarding a new Motorola smartphone, some will not be surprised by the news as Google’s Larry Page was talking along these lines a little earlier this month. He explained that users and fans haven’t seen anything like that (both Google and Motorola working on a new handset) yet, partly because the two companies hadn’t had enough time to work together since the acquisition.

Per a Pocketnow report, Page claimed “that users have been raving about how much they like the service, and Google would ‘obviously like to get it to more people if we are allowed to,’ continuing, ‘I’d like to see more cooperation in that area and in many parts of the industry.’”

However, currently, nothing is known about any of the device’s specifications, including both the hardware and the software. However, it has been stated that some kind of special care is being given to the device’s battery life, camera quality, as well as the software.

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