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Motorola X Phone Said to be a “Game Changer” With Software Never Seen Before in a Phone

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Oh that Motorola X Phone, it’s hypebeastability has somehow evaded us over the last couple of weeks even though it’s the most anticipated phone of the last year. After the wild rumor surfaced suggesting that it would be available on all carriers as well as the Play store for an insanely low price, we were thirstier than ever for more info. But then once Motorola either trolled us all or slipped up completely by listing a job opportunity for a director of product management for the X Phone team, we haven’t heard much. Well, until now, thanks to a rumor out of Australian electronics site, SmartHouse.Β 

According to sources of theirs, who claim to have spoken with Telstra CTO Hugh Bradlow on the matter, the X Phone will be a “game changer.” It’s supposed to be a “real breakthrough” that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple, something no one in the smartphone industry has done in a couple of years.

What sounds most intriguing, is the mention of Google having worked on this device for a “long time,” so that they could pack in software features and capabilities that are not available on Samsung Galaxy phones or the iPhone. This new software “pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.”

Their sources also claim that the phone will be unveiled in May at Google I/O and will then hit retail shelves in July. This matches up to previous rumors.

Brainstorming software that has never been seen before sounds like an impossible task, so I’m not going to even attempt it. What I will do, is start counting the days to I/O, in hopes that Google pulls out the device we have all been waiting for.


Via: Β SmartHouse

  • jova33

    it’s going to have 16GB of internal storage and no SD card slot…. That’s what they mean when they say it ties together Google services

  • sklone2006

    This shall be my next phone.

  • Elliot Kotis

    I have to find a job soon πŸ˜€

  • If it’s going to be on Verizon I don’t believe a word of the hype.

  • duke69111

    I’m sure this has already been posted, but I hope the Xphone does not get all hype beasted up and turn into the Droid Bionic.

  • [email protected]

    but you still wont be able to load Google Wallet on it

  • flat

    so was the bionic

  • GoogleXPhoneDev

    It’s a dual sim, quad band, micro-sd slot, mobile tv, LTE, Full HD screen, 4.8 inch screen, only power button. 12 megapixel camera, 3.2 megapixel front camera both 1080p HD video capture quality, hdmi-out, 3200mah battery.

  • R

    I want one if i doesn’t look anyhing like that ugly razr.

  • Trevor

    Why would Google put all of this extra software work into a non-Nexus device? Seems odd to me.

  • sonicyoof


    Also, hope Motorola doesn’t get proprietary software separate from Android.

  • chris125

    I am excited to see what google and motorola can do together. It was always the software that killed moto devices so hopefully this, along with real top of the line specs can put moto back on the map like the original droid did.

  • Akeem McAllister

    I’m Excited!

  • I WANT THIS. I have been waiting to upgrade from a Droid X1 to now incredible (replacement after losing the Droid X). I almost caved and got a RAZR Maxx HD but I’m really glad I held off.

  • I don’t know why we get too excited over statements like this. I mean what else would someone say, “Oh, it’s gonna be lack luster or an also-ran.” Of course, they’re gonna say it will be groundbreaking and run amazing software.

    Exciting though. I’m definitely looking to go back to a Moto phone. I miss my OG, I like my Galaxy Nexus but the feeling of a nice slab of metal in your hand felt good.

  • TSY87

    It will be funny to see the x phone finally come out… then 3 months later, the x phone 2,3, 4 and then finally the x-maxx phone just in time for christmas…. Motorola has a very steep uphill climb to try and get me to buy one of their phones again.

  • geedee82

    I love me some hypebestiality!

  • I need new pants.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Moto + Google possibly = Great things if Verizon isn’t in the way.

  • Kyle Hollier

    OH I can~t wait!

  • This is where patience pays off. I held back from springing for a new phone around the holidays to wait and see what was coming down the pipe. Even if the rumors are bogus and this phone ends up being a flop, I’m still glad I could wait and see instead of being stuck with something that’s just “OK”. Hopefully this phone will be enough of a game changer to dethrone my DX with Liberty.

  • I think Moto is totally capable of making a phone this great and with Google’s help it’s definitely possible. They did it with the OG Droid. It hooked me on Android. We need another phone like that which changed the game and Moto is the company that could do it.

  • Those are typical lines from every phone developer.

  • Bionic

    What I know as of oday.

    The phone is undergoing an external rebuild.

    – 5 inch screen at 440ppi
    – all carriers supported
    – 2ghz prime from qualcom
    – 2 gigs Ram
    Android 5.0
    software integration with other devices

    • Matthew Morrison

      Any chance of a 4.7 or 4.8 screen size in the rebuild?

      • Bionic

        Zero. It’s 5inches with edge to edge

        • Dru


          • Bionic


          • Me

            You mean you as in you stole the info from someone else and are passing it off as your own.

    • Better have on screen keys.

      • Bionic

        It does

    • nvitone23

      Anything that is “significantly different” from the other phones that we know? New hardware?

      • Bionic

        No new hardware.

  • AranelAlasse

    I’m glad I didn’t wait till April (due to various circumstances) to get my Note 2. I LOVE this phone. But maybe the X phone will tempt me when it comes out. In the meantime, I got my Note 2 in January, so I’ll have had it for 6 months by then, which will make me feel better even if the X phone is a good rival.

  • steve_j

    83 years of tech inventions/innovations.
    Motorola = tech legend.

    Android = #1.

  • tleaf100

    poor sap americans, still think your the centre of everything.
    this is a world phone, like nexus 4 and will be priced between nexus 4 and sammy gal s3.
    will probably be released properly in the eu first.

    • Zack Krocek

      Poor sap Europeans, always hating on the Americans for anything possible. Hop off that bandwagon, bud.

    • Cute

  • steve_j

    Motorola Xphone!

    Google-Motorola 8-core microprocessor!
    YOUM Full HD!
    Metal bezel-less design!
    WOW software!

    DROP KEVLAR! Rebrand/rebuild f*cking Blur!
    No Verizon-onlyness!
    No USA-onlyness!

  • rocs_macho

    Game Changing = Not sold out in minutes.
    Game Changing = Not poorly advertised.
    Game Changing = Accessories available on device launch day.
    Game Changing = No carrier interference.
    Game Changing = The phone that all other phones get compared to by everyone else.
    Game Changing = Getting app dev’s to keep up with the OS features and UI.
    Game Changing = Getting app dev’s to develop for this platform first.
    Game Changing = Worthy enough to make us drop everything and pick 1 up on launch day.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    I’d sell my children for a nice Moto with Maxx battery on T-Mobile.

  • bob

    I’ll believe it when I see it…

  • Ryan

    my body is ready

    • This. Also, I would up-vote this more if I could.

  • Mark Slomski

    Verizon has run into a software glitch and the xphone will be delayed. Est. Launch date 6-1-2020 and will ship preloaded with oldest possible android os for minamal satisfactory user experience.

    • Zack Krocek

      Also, it will never get updated (just like the G-Nex).

  • Joe

    Still rocking a TBolt and I’m just hoping I have the will-power to bypass the DNA Plus (DLXPLUS, or whatever..) and hold out for this beast.

  • I just did a Google search on recent patents… Maybe it will be a 5.5 inch phablet with a virtual keyboard…im rocking the DROID 4… Instead of having the physical keyboard a slide out virtual would be epic..according to the link it would also be able to slide shut with the screen on the outside in a tablet position. http://9to5google.com/2012/07/13/google-patent-details-hybrid-notebooktablet-with-virtual-keyboard/

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Maybe they are bringing the Netscape browser back…

    • ohdoctor

      You do know that netscape transitioned to firefox right?

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        Seems like it’s been forever since Iv’e had this icon on my computer….

  • I have a feeling it could have the technology to display a keyboard on any surface and possibly a kickstand… Any other ideas of groundbreaking innovation

  • Cgmartin33

    If it has blur and is on Verizon…I will pass. I am done with Verizon bloatware and blur is just depressing. I have it on my RAZR and Bionic and if it wasn’t for my unlocked Gnex that gets updates through developers light years before VZW gets their heads out of their asses, I would have given up by now.

  • David Narada Brown


  • Famouz Starz

    just when i thought my spending was going to cease!

  • topherct

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Until then, I still think it has MotoBlur

    • Chris-topher

      Motoblur isn’t bad at all since Google acquired Motorola. Its by far the most stock UI, which is definitely a plus. With that said, I am hoping the X phone is unlocked and pure Android. Hopefully shipping with Key Lime Pie..

  • EvanTheGamer

    The mythical X Phone is tempting, but my money is for the SGS4!

  • Verizon

    Motorola X Phone with…1080p, 440ppi non-pentile edge-to-edge screen. Maxx battery with wireless charging….from 10 feet away or solar charging. 12 MP Nikon or Cannon camera quality with photo sphere. CDMA, GSM & LTE in one device. NFC. Advanced quad-core processor. 2 GB (or more) RAM. 32 GB memory w/ expansion or 64/128 GB on board. 500 GB of Drive storage.

    Running KLP with…unified messaging, Google before Now and project “Greased Lightning”, Chrome OS webtop and Google TV

    Available accessories…..wireless charging stations, tablet dock, HDMI Tv dock, computer dock, in car radio dock.

    Available on Google play for $350 to $400 with each accessory running $50 to $100.

    • EvanTheGamer


      • Jordan

        I think that’s more of a wish list than a “spec-sheet”

        • Huh

          Charging from 10 feet away? huh?

          • Verizon

            Wireless charging that doesn’t require you to place your phone on a stand or some kind of pad. The ability to charge your phone just by being in the same room as your charger. It will come eventually, but I’d like to see it sooner rather than later.

          • arturo_bandini

            There’s no way this wouldn’t cause new and exciting forms of cancer.

        • Verizon

          Very much so.

      • Verizon

        Hmmmm, the word “or” in several of the listed items didn’t give away the whole “wish list” aspect of my comment? Really? I offer you the “FAILURE TO COMPREHEND WHAT YOU’RE READING” award.

  • trbasil

    X-blur, coming this summer

    • Tom Z

      I’m not so sure about that… My Droid Razr HD Maxx is pretty blur free.

  • Lte_Addict

    i can’t wait, forget the htc one, and the s4, i want this x phone. its about time google has FULL control over a phone, not halfway like a nexus. i believe with this x phone that google will regain control over android and show the other oems how it’s done! go xphone

  • Steve Benson

    Where the F are you people getting this skin crap? There’s been no mention of Google creating a “skin” for this phone.

  • SexciiP

    Will this X-phone live up to all the hype, or will the Galaxy S-IV reign supreme over all smartphone devices??

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    you people make it so hard for me to buy a note 2 and be happy.

  • Jon

    Shut up, and TAKE MY MONEY!

  • MikeCiggy

    So I think we can definitely assume this is no Nexus. But a skin designed by Google is something that could be very cool. A definite requirement for the phone for me is an unlockable bootloader. I do hope something like this comes out sold in the play store for Verizon because i’ll buy it so FAST

    • Steve Benson

      Don’t hold your breath for a Verizon phone being sold in the play store. Not going to happen.

      • LionStone

        Because it’ll be ‘sold out’ anyway….oohhh!!

      • MikeCiggy

        I’m just looking for the price that it comes from Google Play in, if Verizon sells it at full retail for the same price as Google Play that works as well.

  • I’m hoping it has a desktop mode, so when you put it in a dock and connect hdmi to it it will look like Chrome OS, with full mouse support and all.

  • dcdttu

    Can it be an attractive phone? That’s something never seen in a Motorola phone before.

    But seriously, I hope this thing is as awesome as the hype. Wonder if it will be a Nexus? Will the ‘new’ features be AOSP, or a skin? So many questions!

  • SexciiP

    May 24th is only a couple days away. I think I can hold out a little while longer. I’m just mainly interested in seeing how “revolutionary” this new Xphone is gonna be.

  • ROB

    My guess is WebOS..2..

  • Corey Foltman

    hopefully game changing means it comes with a dock and wireless charger either in box or releases the same day as the phone.

  • Andrey Feldman

    I just hope the N4 will be able to run said software.

  • Geoff Rodrigue

    The last time I believed this from Motorola, I ended up owning an Atrix.

    • ROB

      and a lot more bought Bionics…

      • Steve Benson

        Feel bad for all the poor suckers that jumped on the Bionic.

        • The Bionic got a bad rap. I love my Bionic. It is still an attractive, stable, fast device that was trashed unfairly.

  • Tyson184

    Are we really looking for ‘game changing software’ or do we really want ‘game changing hardware’???

  • Corey Foltman

    using their patent that has mic’s and speakers on the top and bottom so it doesnt matter which way you hold the phone?

  • cancerous_it

    I just want a up to date spec’ed (processor, ram, screen, etc) motorola phone w/ an unencrypted and hackable/unlockable boot loader. moto wouldn’t be in the mess that they are in if they would just listen to customers. it’s pretty simple. hopefully the x phone can get that right. the game changing stuff is just gravy.

  • htowngtr

    If they can actually sell a LTE phone on Play Store for under $500 even, that would definitely be a game changer. You can’t buy anything new for even $499 anymore (Nexus 4 isn’t a multi-carrier LTE phone).

  • mec

    not to be a buzz kill, but the never before seen software/google service integration is likely this unified messaging platform. voice/talk/email/text etc. a huge step forward, but i dont know that this gets classified as revolutionary, or whatever hype words they choose to use in the lead up.

    if everything turns out to be real, i doubt the hardware will be anything particularly novel…. i expect the next iteration in high end phone (like a maxx HD), with the newest OS, and this unified messaging.

    IMO thats the most plausible scenario.

  • Red

    I just hope community ROMs don’t suck for this phone

    • KleenDroid

      If the phone is fully unlockable you will have nothing to worry about.

      If its not… Just more of the same.

  • George Fayad

    IF this phone turns out like the rumors, I will be purchasing on launch day. Guaranteed.

  • So wait, we’re relying on Motorola to “wow” us by pulling together Google services? … fool me once, shame on you…

    • rocs_macho

      Fool me once, shame on……. Shame on you. Ya fool me once, you can’t get fooled again.

  • overclock

    I want a big battery like my Maxx. That’s what matters the most to me. Quad core, 1080p would be nice too, but not necessary.

    • Dru

      I want a phone that doesn’t suck – there’s that

      • hkklife

        What I am hoping for:
        Stock KLP or JB Blur-style light tweaks that are very AOSPish
        Quality camera hardware (at least HTC/iPhone/level)
        Maxx-style battery (or bigger would be even better)
        5″ 1080P screen with a tiny bezel
        S4 Pro or better
        32Gb internal storage + microSDHC slot. A 64Gb option would be even better
        Typical quality Moto radios and build
        MicroHDMI port (not MHL) for a future Webtop mode
        LTE/CDMA version sold directly via Play Store contract-free for $500
        Updates come directly from Google and bypass VZW’s “testing”

        What we will probably get:
        4.8″ 1080P screen
        JB at launch with KLP available “in the coming months”.
        16Gb internal storage w/ no expansion slot
        RAZR HD-size battery
        $299 on contract from Verizon
        The same old delayed/broken testing process for updates
        A variety of special edition colors, including red, white, and blue versions to coincide with its July launch. Pink, purple, and platinum versions to follow later, followed by a special employee VZW red edition.
        The same mediocre Motorola camera hardware as usual, just with a new noise-filled 13Mp sensor

        • Steve Benson

          Verizon will not get this phone if it’s only sold through the Play Store.

        • Dru

          X-Phone MAXX

  • Ser Ponce

    Not sure if this is a hardware thing, but would love to see deep integration with Google Voice, similar to what Sprint has. That has so much potential but development seems to have fizzled out, as far as I know no new developments in a year or more, right?

    • r0lct

      I believe it’s more a carrier problem. Hopefully with Google going direct this will come to pass.

  • KleenDroid

    The only thing I don’t see them saying is if the phone will be unlocked and stock. To me none of the other innovation will get me to buy the phone if its not.

    I want a replacement for my Nexus, not just another locked down Motorola phone.

    Innovation is nice and all but I hope Moto doesn’t continue to drop the ball at the 50 yard line.

  • Q’s

    If everything about this phone ends up being true… I will cry, cry sweet tears of joy. Because I will be kicking Verizon Wireless to the curb!

  • RicoDelicioso

    $350, Off contract. 32gb. Verizon. That’s all I want to see.

  • droidarmy

    Insider source tells me this phone will be unbelievable, stay tuned ill have some more info shortly.

  • trophynuts

    still not drinking the koolaid yet. I just hope this isn’t a rushed device. I’d rather them not show it at I/O and get it perfect and then just hold a solo event for it.

    • Austin Warren

      How do we know how long they’ve been working on it? We don’t. Could have been years.

      • trophynuts

        yeah i know. I’m just saying i hope they get it right. But i doubt years. Maybe “year” i bet they didn’t start working on it until after the Moto buy out was complete

        • George Fayad

          They probably had the concept and design for the phone long before they purchase Motorola Mobility. That was just a piece of the puzzle.

    • Steve Benson

      Man I’m drinking the koolaid already. Spilled it all over my shirt. The Kool Aid man just busted through my living room wall. Oh Yeah!

  • brando56894

    Can’t. Wait. Until. Google I/O. Must. Have. XPhone. Now!

  • Also, just as an aside to the DL team: that image above puts the wrong image on this device. Even if it is not everything it is hypebeasted to be, it absolutely will not sloppy, juvenile, or sketchy, all of which the above image brings to mind. I’m certain that the intent was edgy, but I’m sure there’s a better font for that, isn’t there?

  • Chris King

    By the way this is worded it sounds like Google going to get Motorola the upper hand so they can get some more market share, which I’m cool with a monopolynever helps anybody

  • steve30x

    Lol I’m not counting on it too much, look how this site obsessively posted similar posts over a phone that was gonna be a monster… Dare I say the bionic 0_o

    • KleenDroid

      We want Motorola to give us a phone. They have not done so since the OG. But we continue to hold out hope.

  • br_hermon

    I’m looking forward to this but I’ll be curious to see how Google markets this thing. They’ve pushed the Nexus brand hard in a lot of their commercials, though not all (ie Google Now and Maps). Google has been known for putting a lot out there but not really having the universal branding or appearance behind it. They really don’t tout “Android” near as much as “Google” and “Nexus” is fairly strong. They finally started to reel in their look with the Holo design scheme. And they’ve tried to improve their content distribution by placing it all under the “Google Play” umbrella. But clearly with all these different brands, it’s quite clear they still have considerable room to improve.

    They should really brand this as a Nexus device if they want to A. avoid further consumer confusion and B. strengthen their brand amongst consumers. Failure to do so will only weaken any kind of recognition that they (should be) trying to establish. The only other acceptable way to market this, and this is still a reach, is to sell it as a Google Play device, given it’s already loosely established roots. But again it conflicts with the Nexus brand name and may prove to be a turning point in a new direction in marketing. We will see…

  • So this implies a non-stock Android phone doesn’t it? That is unfortunate.

    • Well, maybe possibly yes and no. If they use apps (launcher, Now, widgets) to add this incredible functionality but leave the stock software intact, you could conceivably “turn off” the skin, a feature that has been suggested many times over the years. Also, it would simplify and greatly speed OS updates, in addition to allowing speedy and efficient “skin app” updates that add features, functionality, and polish without needing to bother with carrier approvals.

  • adam king

    I wonder if this “pulling together of google software” could possibly be related to google glass. Pushing an amazing phone and an innovative accessory could be a good idea. Guess we just have to wait and see.

  • For the record, “X Phone” is a working title. I’m guessing that THIS will be the long-awaited DROID5. {{-_-}}

    • HotRodJohnson

      DROID would imply only a Verizon phone, and you know how much Google like pure Android experience on Verizon.

  • #TeamKeyboard. {{-_-}}

  • Ehhh…it just sounds to good to be true. =(

  • Bionic

    The phone is currently undergoing an external rebuild but the specs and internals are the same as before.

    • hkklife

      Screen still 5″? MicroSD still present? I hope the rebuild does not equal a Bionic-style delay!

      • Bionic

        No delay. Yes sd card.

  • droidarmy

    This will be amazing tech and you all better be excited.

  • Rodeojones000

    Forgive me for being the proverbial turd in the punch bowl here, but it was two years ago that we were all crazy excited for a rumored Motorola phone whose details were, at best, all speculation. That phone was the Bionic. I’m excited for the possibilities the X phones offers, but I’m taking a “I’ll believe it when I see it” approach to the situation.

    • Bionic

      Google did not own motorola at the time

    • KleenDroid

      And every phone as locked down as the last. They gave up after the OG.

    • hkklife

      I would take a Moto Bionic right NOW over any other VZW device released in 2011 (remember, RAZR Maxx was an early 2012 release). Especially if I had to leave it in stock form. GNex has no official support, crap radios, hideous battery life, build quality, and camera. RAZR has an undersized battery and is unconfortable to hold. Bionic is built like a tank, has expandable storage, removable battery and great radios, and is still slated to officially receive JB.

      All that said, the Jha regime really soured me on Moto but if the X phone is anything like the rumors are saying, I’ll do anything humanly possible to dump my S3 and go back to Moto.

      • hyperbolee

        I wouldn’t have agreed with your GNex assessment as of 2 weeks ago… but now after having a Note 2 I can’t believe how unbelievably terrible the Radios and Battery life were on that Gnex in retrospect. I wouldn’t say the build quality is bad, but it’s far behind the Note 2.

    • niuguy

      It must be blue punch.

  • Jon

    I don’t see how the hardware is going to be ground breaking. That leaves software. Hmm…

  • steveliv

    LTE? Verizon? That’s what i want to know…

    • Bionic

      All carriers

    • HotRodJohnson

      If they can make a phone that is updated independent of the carrier (like say an iPhone), than that is already an improvement.

  • Bionic

    Exactly what I’ve been telling you guys. How long was I saying google io unveil with the July release?

    This phone will rock your world.

    • zwade

      Says the guy named, “Bionic,” lol

  • X Gon’ Give It Ya! -DMX pretty much sums up this phone… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPRd892li3g

  • aplh8r

    Its so gamechanging, it won’t even come with bloatware!!! Lookout!

    • Droidzilla

      But it will come with Lookout?

  • Pedro

    It would have to be to the moon, awesome, for me to wait that long. I’ll probably end up going with HTC M7, or Legend 5, or, even the Samsung S4, whichever comes out first, or near first, if it’s within a week or so. I just can’t see waiting till July, that would be torture!!

  • droidarmy

    This will be amazing…

  • Waaaiit … they are going to release a phone that is going to be a game changer .. Whooa !! What a novel concept *MIND BLOWN*


    All of this hype reminds me of the reports leading up to the Bionic. Let’s hope it is a better effort!

    • Jon

      Oh I remember my time with the Bionic. A great phone released like 6 months too late.

      • ERIC REED

        And I remember my first one couldn’t hold a data connection and then I got it replaced and the second one was just as bad!

        • hkklife

          Ever since ICS, Bionic is a rock-solid device. No more data drops, less lag, no more random reboots, camera still sucks but is snappier, and ICS Web top is phenomenal.

          • ERIC REED

            Glad you hung in there…I bailed early!!

        • Sounds like my Galaxy Nexus. And I sold my Bionic to get the Nexus.

          • ERIC REED

            I had the Thunderbolt and went to the Bionic. That was two terrible phones in a row, so I went to the dark side.

  • Oh gawd, please let me have it… Let this dream be real

  • Boioioioioioinnnngggggg…

  • tyguy829

    The new software has to be an on-screen verizon home button.

    • Austin Warren

      and Verizon ads that play every time your turn it on. /s

      • Jarred Sutherland

        With a Verizon employee that turns you over and shakes out the loose change from your pockets. Oh wait … they already do that. πŸ™

        • Austin Warren

          Verizon employees remind me of the Dementors. Suck the soul right out of you.

          • Corey Foltman

            reasons why last week i cut the verizon contract and went prepaid.

          • anthony jones

            which prepaid company u go with?

          • Corey Foltman

            Net10. I’m on a cheap Samsung crackberry till I buy a Nexus.

          • * Verizon executives

            Also, can’t help but be reminded of http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf6k2d0jL11qadsjio1_500.png

          • EvanTheGamer


        • Cowboydroid

          Who in the world is down-voting this?

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Verizon CEOs with hurting pockets πŸ˜‰

          • David Narada Brown

            Just a few idiots, thats all.

      • Eric Richardson

        That’s already been done.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        Even on a TMo version. Now THAT’S innovation!

    • Bassdj

      This literally made my day

    • Out of curiosity, just what carrier do all of you people who bitch and whine about Verizon constantly think is so much better? And why, EXACTLY? I mean really, is it a stupid logo that has your panties all bunched up?

      • Thomas

        Not the point Jeff, The wireless system has us by our balls and we keep feeding into it. I am so tempted to back to tracfone and only play with my RAZR around wi-fi!

        • snowblind64

          I got a Nexus 4 and switched to the T- Mobile $30 prepaid plan. I’ll miss the coverage and LTE but honestly data speeds and coverage are pretty good on Tmo in my area. I get 15Mbps down and 3Mbsp up. I definitely don’t miss the huge bill.

      • I have Verizon which I why I bitch and moan.

    • nightscout13

      On screen scrolling -{Verizon Wireless}- logo! NetZero style!

    • That made me laugh out loud

  • artsr2002

    I look forward to this device although I am very much enjoying my Nexus 4. I hope for minimal bezels where possible. I hope for quad-core, 4GB of RAM, 32GB with expandable storage. Large battery, removable or not I don’t care as I don’t remove my battery to charge it and they generally last at least 2 years before going bust. Besides I generally upgrade devices way before that anyways.

  • stang6790

    I’m thinking it will have the merged Chrome/Android operating system since that has never been done and they have the new Chrome Android statue. I also think they will have a new version of the webdock but now it will run Chrome Android once docked.

  • wow!!!

  • jbannach

    Hmm…an artifical intelligence makes sense as the next major jump in smartphones. Google could actually achieve this, everything personal is on your phone, plus they know your search habits and friends.

  • Dave

    I hope they realize they have to bring more than just big specs to stand any chance at success.

    • I think that’s their idea. All reports point to the X Phone having the latest available hardware AND usable software improvements that will completely change how we use our mobile devices. If the above report is true, and Google has been working on this software for years, then that would make the purchase of Motorola make even more sense, as fantastic software really needs premium hardware to stand any chance in today’s market.

      • Dre

        I really hope you are right on the software front. Google makes interesting products, but it’s all sorta incongruent with each other. Bugs that go unaddressed for months and years, broken tagged releases, confusing and incompatible protocols, etc.
        If Google could wrangle all of those, it’d be absolutely mind-blowing.

  • jer85008

    I hope at least some of this is true – I would love to see Moto back on top, or at least back in the hunt as a premier vendor. Their current lineup is pretty good though IMHO, my daily driver is a RAZR M and I’m very happy with it other than the crap camera.

  • Nexus or not. If it has the specs as previously mentioned, this is my next phone. Plus if this is Google’s “golden boy” from Moto, all the better. πŸ™‚

  • Liderc

    Long as it doesn’t have a kevlar back plate or previous motorola screen quality.

    • Bionic

      440ppi LCD3

  • July makes sense. Exactly 4 months prior to the two year anniversary of the Galaxy Nexus. If this is a Google device, then they obviously want to capture those loyal nexus users. For Verizon, they allow early upgrades at 20 months…

    • ramifications

      But if you use your upgrade, you will lose your unlimited data, that’s why I’m REALLY hoping google sells it through the play store for (relatively) cheap like the nexus 4.

      • Tim242

        They will only sell the GSM version in the Play Store. Verizon’s CDMA and LTE bands are proprietary.

        • ramifications

          The bands may be exclusive to verizon in the US but i dont think it’s possible to ‘patent’ a radio frequency band. And CDMA is used worldwide as well. The only obstacle might be that verizon only allows their approved devices on the CDMA network I believe.

          • Tim242

            Verizon’s CDMA drivers for their network is proprietary. That’s why there was the issues with their Nexus. But yes, their approval is needed for devices on their network.

          • ramifications

            Unfortunately :/

          • To elaborate, CDMA technology is proprietary so Verizon must approve all devices to run on the network (their 3G/2G/Voice). Their LTE bands, however, are based on open standards, and they are required by law to let any device connect to that network.

  • Software never seen before? So I take it that it’s launching with Key Lime Pie or w/e Google decides to name their next version of the OS?

    • dreadnatty08

      That or, it’s not a Nexus and has some other sort of Google made skin on it. Who knows?

      • r0lct

        I think a Google skin is actually very likely. This how they will balance keeping Android open to all the OEMs and also keeping some key features for their own phones (Moto/Nexus). Assuming of course it doesn’t piss off the other OEMs too much.

      • netguru2000

        I can’t see the point of a skin. I’ve customized my Nexus and get the latest updates (well sort of, i have Verizon but i digress). Anyway, how could it get better then that?

  • perhaps VOLTE?

    • Tim242

      That has to be deployed on the network side first

  • CaptainHowdy13

    I thought they were keeping Moto separate from Google?

    • EC8CH


    • Hence is why they can use Motorola to provide a hardware platform for their specialized software, while still working on AOSP as a separate project entirely.

  • Google software. Microsoft quality.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      I don’t want a poor quality phone.

      • Think (hope?) he’s talking the Surface (Pro and RT), which has gotten top marks for its build quality from nearly every reviewer.

  • Josh W

    Calling it right now, some sort of Chrome OS integration. My Motorola rep at work has been talking “off the record” a tiny amount about it.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      A Motorola rep would not have any official knowledge of this.

    • Tim242

      My Motorola rep at work told me off the record that they would have a Nexus in 2012…

  • EC8CH

    Save the overblown hype… Just make it unlockable and available on vzw… Us g-nex users need an upgrade option late summer early fall.

    • DiegoKokomo

      As someone who switched to Verizon for the G-Nex, I do not have unlimited data and will not stick with Verizon if they control the updates whatsoever.

      • mikedyk43

        Only the devs control updates on a phone with an unlocked bootloader!!!

      • Jwhap

        Yes, but my contact is not up till December. This buys us time until then if it stays in the 350 range, you can buy this and switch carriers when your contact is up. Not a bad thing at all!

    • KleenDroid

      This is all I want. The rest is just icing on the cake.

  • LTE4G

    Nexus X, yes!!!

  • XvierX

    I love and hate this game we play, always waiting for the next best thing. Holding out for clues and blasting fake render after fake render. I don’t know why I torture myself. Who am I kidding? This is when things start to get interesting. =P

    • michael arazan

      Motorola innovation is nothing new. They are the ones who made the first cellular calls. They probably have ideas and patents that weren’t able to implement till technology slowly caught up to their ideas. Motorola been around for 3/4 of a century now. Let’s just hope the Hype matches the innovation.

      And Google has a platform now to implement ideas that they don’t have to put into Android and can implement through Motorola instead of Giving their best ideas away for free, like to Samsung. Now Google can profit with Android by innovating for themselves and for their Android partners.

      • imns

        Ideas they weren’t able to implement ill technology caught up? Hoping the hype machine matches the innovation? The same could have been said for George Lucas & Star Wars. We all know how that turned out.

        • While there is a certain amount of artistry in true innovation, I’d say comparing real-world technology to what George Lucas did to the remastering of Star Wars is a bit skewed at best. There are absolutely ideas and innovations in this world that are so mind-bendingly advanced that the technology to implement them simply does not exist. It has been true throughout history, and will continue to be true for all time. As an aside, I believe that was the reason that Jobs shelved the original iPad project; he didn’t believe that the vision would be justified with the technologies available at the time.

          • imns

            It was a joke and was in no way meant to be a serious comparison. I actually like Motorola products and love the Star Wars franchise. Perhaps I was misunderstood because i did not use an emoticon?

          • Greyhame

            I believe everything I read on the internets and take it as absolute truth.

            ” πŸ™‚ “

          • imns

            That made me happy.

          • michael arazan

            “From a certain point of View” –Ben Kanobi

      • Greyhame

        This is the thought that is getting me the most hopeful/excited. The fact that Google just may have been holding out on some really unique (dare I say “game changing”?) software, until they had a hardware team of their own to implement it. Think of how capable Google is, and how the Devs have taken android and made it better. This is Google’s chance to show everyone how it’s done without letting everyone else reap all the rewards. (Samsung has been great for android, but they are also the company that could do android the most damage.. e.g. the article that stated many users think android is synonymous with the Galaxy brand)

        Of the three android phones I’ve owned, two have been Motorola’s (OG, X). I’ve owned Moto’s before that as well and really enjoyed them. When Google purchased them, my hopes for the company returned, after waning from the tight lockdown of the X, and the launch failure that was the Bionic (sorry Bionic owners).

        Needless to say, the excitement is building. May and I/O cannot get here soon enough…

      • Lte_Addict

        the way it should’ve been done from the beginning!

  • Ernie Manning

    “game changer” sounds like ominous code words for “minor changes that have been proportionally overblown”.

    • EC8CH

      This is what I feel is most likely to be true

      • therelentlesspace

        At least Google doesn’t seem to purposely underwhelm with the unabashed glee of Apple…

    • C-Law

      I agree. The guy who said all this probably has no technical knowledge so everything he saw or heard blew his mind

      • Yep

        It has a sound dampening mic! πŸ™‚

        • jboogie1289


        • Ian Winchell

          If it doesn’t have an extra row of icons its not a game changer πŸ˜‰

    • niuguy

      It could be staring Sarah Palin?

  • Bill Mitchell

    I really can’t wait to see what they do with this. Google never ceases to amaze me, and I have a lot of faith in them to make this big.

  • danofiveo

    Bring it on!


    Can’t wait for I/O. I’ll stay on this cracked Gnex all the way til July if it’s true.

  • mbagasao

    Loving all of this hype! Hope this is the phone we’ve all been waiting for from Googorola!

  • carluverdrm2004

    Out here on the East Coast, this is a welcome 1:35ish AM post.
    Thanks, Kellen!

    • Hah no problem. Been having late night cravings lately. πŸ˜›

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Late night Cravings? Baby Kellex on the way guys!

  • cizzlen

    If any company is going to change the game again it would be Motorola. Now let’s just hope they actually have some groundbreaking camera software to put the cherry on top.


    I want this dream to become reality. If this is a huge game changer, hopefully it takes away from iPhone sales. Also, hopefully it will be something that Google can maintain stock of…

    • Keyword “dream.” Until we get to I/O or see this device in the wild, it’s probably just a dream that may never come true on this level.

      • Ye have moar faith Kellex πŸ™‚ lol. Technology is moving fast as hell so we might get to see a superphone by the time I/O gets here

        • I hope so! Crossing fingers while trying not to get hopes too high.

          • MFG

            It’ll probably having everything we want…and also a Pentile screen lol

          • KleenDroid

            If it is fully unlockable, a pentile screen would be just fine with me.

      • RAZR_FANN

        They should have moved I/O up even earlier than they already did. πŸ™

  • I’m thinking it’ll be Nexus. Hopefully they won’t be stubborn about bootloader unlocking like they were with the Droid 3.

  • sonicemerald

    July?… i don’t wanna wait that long… I have a S3, but i’m considering selling it to a friend (who is currently borrowing it.) and holding out for this phone… im rocking the OG Droid with JB right now….somehow.

    • gokusimpson

      My droid X isn’t as old as your OG Droid, but damn it’s gonna hurt waiting for this thing

      • sonicemerald

        I have a DX to fall back on also… but it doesn’t have JB yet…(as far as I know) πŸ™ … and I think it’s just the coolest thing ever to show off the OG droid running the latest and greatest… however long it takes to pull up the darn keyboard…

        • gokusimpson

          It was pretty neat for the DX to run ICS, but I felt it was just a bit too laggy and unstable for me. Back to Liberty rom and it’s butter-like smoothness

          • sonicemerald

            i loved running Liberty… and i agree about ics on the dx.. it’s not quite perfect.

          • Velhym

            Count me in on the “Still using the DX with Liberty gingerbread” wagon.

            Given that the next device I get will be off-contract, Verizon or not, I’m waiting for a good one.

          • Austin Warren

            Omg, we’re talking droid x? I broke my Note 2 and had to use it….wow was it terrible.

          • Cowboydroid

            Mine is sitting on my desk as a clock…reminds my everyday just how bad old Android was. Gotta love 4.0+

          • Trueblue711

            Idk how you are still using a DX. Mine could barely run Gingerbread for a day.

          • Big_EZ

            Yeah, but Froyo Liberty rom was amazing for the time (still runs great) but I’m on my 4th phone since my DX, not sure how they can hold out.

          • Cowboydroid

            The DX barely ran Eclair when it was released!

          • Trueblue711

            No… that’s not even a stretch. It began to hiccup on Froyo.

          • gokusimpson

            Flash liberty rom on it with Seeder and Zeam launcher. Butter.

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          • KOBALT

            YES! I keep my DX as a back up for my Note2. I’ll always rock Liberty. Best ROMs in the world.

      • Trueblue711

        But he (she?) has a S3, so it’s not like he’s waiting to upgrade.

        • sonicemerald

          yeah, good eye.;)
          I upgraded to the S3 to keep my unlimited data…. but my main accounr holder bought the first Galaxy Tablet 2 weeks later….. I was incredibly sad about that…
          btw, sonic fan?

          • Trueblue711

            I am a Sonic fan, although it’s not the reasoning behind my username πŸ˜›

          • sonicemerald


    • Marco Giudice

      holy crap that phone can run peanut butter & jelly bean sandwich .. wow that’s impressive!

      • New_Guy

        Ouch…you had me before the post-script.

    • Capt. Crunch

      At least you don’t have to wait until early November. I’m not sure if I would want a 4 month old phone, then again I would probably be able to purchase it for under $100 from Amazon or something.

      • S2556

        you are lined up perfectly for the next nexus get that!

        • Capt. Crunch

          Good point I just hope Google picks a better manufacturer…

    • i used to rock the Og droid. Can’t believe she can run JB! How well does it run it?

      • Apparently other than not having enough space for the JB GAPPs, it works pretty well. I may dust mine off and try it – I am not on VZW anymore, but it would be fun to play with. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1852131

        • sonicemerald

          it’s pretty rad when overclocked to 1000 mhz. smoother than gingerbread by far.

          • sonicemerald

            (i haven’t done much in the overclocking department though.)

      • sonicemerald

        it’s pretty rad when overclocked to 1000 mhz. smoother than gingerbread by far. I don’t know much about overclocking, but I have the processor set to 1000 mhz, and it’s great.

    • Michael G

      Holy sh*t! Kudos to you for holding out with the OG this whole time. I went from OG Droid to Galaxy Nexus. I held out past the much hyped Bionic, the Razr & the Incredible til the GNex came out and I thought I was “the boss” for doing so… I was running Project Elite on my OG and it was holding up okay but still frustratingly slow.

      • sonicemerald

        im not as awesome as you think i am, since I have had the OG droid just as a backup… (and have a S3). however, the OG droid is as awesome as you think. Droid Does.

        • Michael G

          lol Ah ha! The truth shall set you free, sir.

          • sonicemerald

            yes, yes, It has.

    • brando56894

      I had the Rezound for a year then bought a used Gnex off of ebay about 2-3 months ago just to hold me over until I saw something that I really wanted, which now turns out to be the X Phone. I always wanted to go back to Moto since I had the OG Droid years ago and loved it. I, like you and 25 other people don’t want to wait 5 months to get this beast.

    • niuguy

      Perfectly lines up with the end of my Verizon contract. I really love my Note 2 but I could probably sell it on ebay for a nice chuck of change.

    • What ROM are you using for JB on the OG?

    • New_Guy


    • how well does JB run on the OG? My OG never even liked GB, so I used to keep it on Project Elite Froyo

      • sonicemerald

        so much better than GB.

  • RumbaCembe
  • I don’t know. I haven’t really liked any of the styling of Motorola’s phones. Sounds like a Nexus phone, which would be cool, but who knows, at this point.



  • Hmm, this must be my Birthday gift! πŸ™‚ Hopefully it comes out before the 10th of July!

  • ChaseChick

    Verizon LTE with no Verizon interference. Please and thanks!

    • therelentlesspace

      I just hope Verizon gets the phone. The Nexus line probably won’t reappear on Verizon, but Motorola has basically lived on Big Red with the Droid lineup for the past four years, so it’ll be interesting to see.

    • Or rather, T-Mobile’s $30/mo pre-paid SIM with Verizon-like speed and coverage. One can dream…

      • carbonbased573

        Yep, I’m done with VZW. Come September I’m instantly going to T-Mo and basking in that $65/month savings.

        • Richard Yarrell

          The BEST MOVE you Verizon guys could make.

          • Unless we actually want our phone to connect to a network (why else would I still be with Verizon?)

          • Guest

            Why don’t you do your research before you start troll posting? Verizon is the absolute best in many states. In Oklahoma, if you go out of Tulsa or OKC, forget about 3G on T-Mobile or Sprint. AT&T has a lot of the same problems as well. Verizon is the only carrier in Oklahoma and many other states that have 3G or 4G outside of big cities. If Verizon is as “Useless” as you claim, then I don’t think that they would be the biggest carrier in the US.

          • Tirionfive

            Why don’t you do your research before you start troll posting? Verizon is the absolute best in many states. In Oklahoma, if you go out of Tulsa or OKC, forget about 3G on T-Mobile or Sprint. AT&T has a lot of the same problems as well. Verizon is the only carrier in Oklahoma and many other states that have 3G or 4G outside of big cities. If Verizon is as “Useless” as you claim, then I don’t think that they would be the biggest carrier in the US

          • Richard Yarrell

            You poor soul you sound just like a paid Verizon flunky. There is nothing special about a over saturated over priced bloatware filled crappy devices. You seriously need to wake up

          • squiddy20

            1. “Bloatware filled devices” which can be disabled in ANY Android device running 4.0 and above. Besides, you’re one to talk when you have a Note 2, full of all kinds of Samsung crapware right off the assembly line, before the carrier even gets their hands on it. Stupid hypocrite.
            2. Doesn’t change the fact that there are at least triple the amount of people on Verizon as there are on T-Mobile. If Verizon were really so “useless” then why are there so many people on their network? Riddle me that one, Dick.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Good ol trolling squiddy20 the guy who never purchases anything. Why should you even care your not purchasing the Motorola X phone, or not purchasing the Galaxy Note 2, or the Galaxy S3. Your stuck on your mother’s family plan using that crappy Galaxy Nexus with 3g service on pitiful sprint. Your the biggest joke on the Internet when are you going to give up the trolling. You will never be worth much college dropout.

          • squiddy20

            If I “never purchase anything”, then how have I had a Galaxy Nexus since May of last year, when it cost about $150? Keep up those “useless” insults.

            “your not purchasing the Motorola X phone, or not purchasing the Galaxy Note 2, or the Galaxy S3.” You’re right, I certainly wouldn’t even want the S3 or Note 2 at this point in time. The S4 will possibly be previewed in the next few weeks, with a release shortly thereafter. Why would I go for an S3? As for the Note 2, I wouldn’t want it anyway, too big for my taste. But of course, how do you “know” what I will or won’t be purchasing? You don’t know me. You don’t live with me. You know nothing substantive about me. How pitiful.

          • Richard Yarrell

            This is all we need to know about you. No wonder you try to hide if i looked like you i would too. After all who calls themselves squiddy 20 anyway????

          • squiddy20

            Wow. You’ve resorted to posting pictures of fat black women that are supposed to be me. Hate to break it to you, but I’m not fat, nor am I black, nor am I a woman. How childish. The 3rd Grade called, they want you back.

        • htowngtr

          Just without the coverage or speed. Gotta pay for the premium service.

          • Droidzilla

            YMMV. I have a friend in a populous part of town whose neighborhood is in a bit of a dip. He gets zero Verizon coverage at his house, but AT&T and T-Mo come in fine. You don’t always “get what you pay for.”

  • A Motorola Nexus sounds cool, I just hope it can put them back on top like when the OG Droid was introduced.

  • can’t wait

  • Would it be available for US cellular?

    • No idea heh. Hopefully it’s an unlocked global phone that magically works everywhere. If that’s possible. πŸ˜›

      • Tim242

        Drink more, dream less : )

  • cizzlen


    • gokusimpson

      I can def see myself with the X phone implanted in my chest. Not Droid DNA-like, but Iron Man-like.

  • GoogUser3675

    Hopefully, it’s a Nexus. Although maybe a bit early, I hope it will be.