An Australian carrier has purportedly stated that Google and Motorola's X smartphone will be a "game changer" for the industry.
Hugh Bradlow, Chief Technology Officer for Telstra, told senior mobile staff at the carrier that the forthcoming device is a "real breakthrough, a game changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple."
"Google has been working on this device for a long time. It has software features and capabilities that are not available on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Apple iPhone," an anonymous Motorola source told Smarthouse. "The software is really powerful and it pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past."
While concrete details of the device have yet to be unveiled in any capacity, its existence has been confirmed through a job listing. Motorola's X smartphone, which will reportedly have a 5-inch, edge-to-edge display and a user interface that incorporates a number of add-ons coming from Motorola itself, is expected to debut during Google's I/O event (May 15 to May 17), with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as its mobile OS.
The device will feature a high-end rear camera, long battery life, and a flexible display. It is also said to be unbreakable.