The Motorola X Phone is one hard device to pin down. We’ve been hearing rumors on Motorola and Google’s mystery project for several months now, the most concrete evidence of its existence being a job listing from Motorola for an X Phone project manager. Today, more rumors on the device have surfaced, this time coming from a trusted source of SmartHouse’s, who claims to have received information from high-level Telstra employees.
According to SmartHouse, Telstra CTO Hugh Bradlow has been quoted as saying the Motorola X Phone is a “real breakthrough, a game changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple.” We’ve been over the specs X Phone is rumored to include in previous posts, the low price point it’s rumored to sit at, and it’s wide availability options, but it seems Google’s real first device will have an even bigger advantage against the competition.
The Motorola X Phone will provide a Google service experience like no other device before it. Combined with Android Key Lime Pie, this is the first device Google has ever had complete total control over. And it’s going to show. Exactly what this means, we aren’t quite sure yet. But there’s a good chance there’s going to be a big difference between a Nexus device, intended to showcase the latest version of Android, and the X Phone, intended to showcase just what Google can do.
A Google I/O unveiling and a July release have started to become standard information attached to rumors. If the X Phone really is announced just a couple months from now, we should start seeing some legitimate leaks on the device any day now.