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Australian Carrier: Motorola X Phone Will be a 'Game Changer'

By - Source: Smarthouse | B 16 comments

Google's smartphone to be announced during I/O event.

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.

 

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    thecouchguy , February 14, 2013 9:11 PM
    First.
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    thecouchguy , February 14, 2013 9:13 PM
    And I want one. If the battery life and software is good, this will be a good upgrade from my crappy HTC desire.
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    emperor piehead , February 14, 2013 9:21 PM
    thecouchguyAnd I want one. If the battery life and software is good, this will be a good upgrade from my crappy HTC desire.

    Ditto i have an HTC inspire and it will probably this or a Ubuntu phone. I hate my battery life though i can use 20% of my battery life by surfing the web for 25mins. :( 
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    g-unit1111 , February 14, 2013 9:25 PM
    They say that about every new phone but the only thing that really changes is the screen size. Eventually we'll all be carrying phones the size of iPads if the trend keeps up. :lol: 
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    twisted politiks , February 14, 2013 9:31 PM
    If Google/Motorola doesn't put physical hardware to keep customers from rooting, as Motorola was famous for, I can see them being a very good contender with Samsung and Apple. It would be much akin to Google's Nexus line, where they would control all aspects of hardware and software. Here's to hoping!
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    clownbaby , February 14, 2013 9:32 PM
    I'd be happy with a galaxy nexus reboot with more ram/faster proc, and expandable storage while retaining the removable battery.
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    ericburnby , February 14, 2013 9:37 PM
    "It has software features not available on any Samsung Galaxy or..."

    So much for Google stating that Motorola wouldn't have any advantages or early access to software vs other Android vendors. If this is true they are going to piss off Samsung, LG, HTC and others who all expect to have equal access to Android. You know, since Android is open and all that.
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    clownbaby , February 14, 2013 9:43 PM
    g-unit1111They say that about every new phone but the only thing that really changes is the screen size. Eventually we'll all be carrying phones the size of iPads if the trend keeps up.

    I make calls on my nexus 7 all the time while waiting in line for coffee just to see the envious looks of all the iphone/galaxy note users
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    COLGeek , February 14, 2013 10:08 PM
    How many times have claims such as these been made? How many times were they right?
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    dalethepcman , February 14, 2013 11:28 PM
    Key lime pie, flexible display, long battery life, unbreakable... where do I sign up? This is a surprise of an Article from Zak..

    Remember that "Thanks for beta testing the smartphone" commercial from Microsoft. If this is true, then everyone really has been just "testing" up to now...


    ericburnby"It has software features not available on any Samsung Galaxy or..."So much for Google stating that Motorola wouldn't have any advantages or early access to software vs other Android vendors. If this is true they are going to piss off Samsung, LG, HTC and others who all expect to have equal access to Android. You know, since Android is open and all that.


    Yes, but find a single vendor that has consistently used "Real" android, instead of touchwiz, sense, etc.. overlays.

    There has only been one line of phones that has had real android, and that has been the nexus line. If Motorola will only serve real android from now on, and their products are far Superior to all the customized crap other vendors are releasing, then maybe just maybe, we can get the consumers to stop buying marketing, and start buying the product that deserves their $'s.
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    Yuka , February 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    If no microSD (or the like), no buy for me.

    Cheers!
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    alfaalex101 , February 15, 2013 2:29 AM
    I don't know Motorola - you treated me bad with my Atrix 4G. Abysmal battery, eventual Wifi hardware error, lied that it would get Android 4.0, weak plastic mesh covering speaker that eventually gets punctured, useless MotoBlur bloatware, possessed touch screen, terrible low light sensitivity, hot and slow. Me and my friends all got the Atrix 4G and experienced the same problems.
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    slabbo , February 15, 2013 4:21 AM
    nothing is unbreakable!
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    lockhrt999 , February 15, 2013 4:58 AM
    Unbreakable? Just the thing I was looking for derailing a train.
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    The_Trutherizer , February 15, 2013 6:14 AM
    That last word caught my attention in a big way. "unbreakable" Probably an overstatement, I'm all for sturdy mobile devices. In fact I only ever buy sturdy devices. If it's tougher than a Motorola Defy then this may be the first truly high-end phone I buy. It will definitely not hurt if the software is as good as claimed.
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    g00fysmiley , February 15, 2013 12:23 PM
    i am also in the... unbreakable, challenge accepted group. I would love a more durable phone but most the "durable" phones out there have such terrible specs that i just get an otterbox defender for my phone