Smartphone could eventually be followed by tablet.
Google has produced multiple Google-brand smartphones (as well as a couple of tablets) over the last few years. Since it was launched, the Nexus line has included handsets from HTC, Samsung, and LG. However, it seems Google may be using the recently-acquired Motorola for its next phone.
Unwired View reports that the Wall Street Journal's usual "people familiar with the matter" have been whispering away about a new product from Google-owned Motorola. These people say Motorola engineers are hard at work on a "sophisticated" handset codenamed 'X phone.' The aim is to create a phone that will be able to go toe-to-toe with handsets like Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones.
It's not clear if this new device will be a Nexus-brand phone, but it won't be a Droid handset. Though features were not detailed by The Wall Street Journal's sources, Motorola's Dennis Woodside apparently wants a team that will do something that differs from current approaches. Woodside says he's investing in the team and technology necessary to do just that.
The phone itself is apparently due out next year, and while CES might be a touch too soon to hope for any news, there's a possibility that we'll hear something about this phone at Mobile World Congress in February of 2013.
Google is currently struggling to meet demand for its recently-announced Nexus 4 smartphone. Manufactured by LG, the device's low price means it has seen extremely high demand, and Google has had issues keeping the phone in stock.
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