Google is Working on a 'X Phone' to Rival Apple and Samsung

Posted December 22, 2012 at 2:26am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14550 views

Google's engineers at Motorola are working on a 'X Phone' to rival the high end offerings of Apple and Samsung but the team has run into difficulties, reports the WSJ.

Motorola wants the marquee handset to have features that make it stand apart from existing phones when it is released next year. However, hurdles with manufacturing and supply-chain management have forced the company to rethink some of its ideas such as a bendable screen, better color saturation, and panoramic shots.

Some of the features were found to drain battery life or already have been incorporated into popular new devices, such as the iPhone 5 that launched earlier this year, they added. Motorola also ran into difficulties when it looked into using a bendable screen and materials such as ceramics that would allow the company to make the X Phone more stress resistant, use more colors and mold into different shapes, these people said.

One source told the Journal that Motorola will enhance the phone with its recent acquisition of Viewdle, a developer makes image and gesture recognition software.

The handset is expected some time next year.

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El Compa - December 23, 2012 at 5:21pm
All I read was, "Motorola has run out of ideas."
Tim Cook - December 23, 2012 at 4:54pm
Omg not the Nexus 3.0
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John - December 22, 2012 at 6:37pm
The humor in all this is that they're gonna be competing with a company that's running their mobile OS. No matter how the phone looks android is still android.
your mothers lover - December 22, 2012 at 9:20am
they will stand no chance if they go samjunk way and release a piece of plastic, if they want to beat Apple they will have to make a piece of art like the iphone
odedo1 - December 22, 2012 at 8:42pm
you are a fool the iPhone was also plastic for the first 3 years and nobody complained back then!
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Bob - December 23, 2012 at 7:38am
Erm yes they did. There's a reason it's not plastic anymore.....
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John - December 25, 2012 at 4:45am
The iPhone was plastic for 2 years. iPhone aluminum back iPhone 3G and 3Gs plastic back iPhone 4 and 4s glass back iPhone 5 aluminum and glass back
fhk - December 22, 2012 at 7:50am
Any phone will be better than the crap that apple is offering!
odedo1 - December 22, 2012 at 8:46pm
if u are referring to the iPhone 5 then u r correct, Apple needs new inventions or I don't want to think about the OR because it makes me sad!
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