Since Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) bought Motorola Mobility a couple years ago, the prominent handset maker in U.S. has been silent in creating any nodes. The guess was that Google was spending a lot of time assessing its purchase, the personnel and the mission of Google going forward and only keeping intact what wold be needed.
Well Motorola Mobility got thinner, but the company did not go away. There have reports of leaked photos and product descriptions for a new flagship device by Motorola Mobility that would run on the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform – and talk of a pure Android version have also been mentioned – but there has been speculation but no confirmation about a Motorola X or a release date if the phone actually existed.
For those who have been fans of Motorola Mobility handsets in the past and are an Android fanboy, it sounds like your wait may be coming to an end soon, as reports now say that the phone could be released as early as August 1. This would ber the first handset launched by Motorola Mobility since Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) bought it in 2011.
Some of the specs for the Moto X have also been reportedly leaked, and they are indicating that the smartphone will have a 4.3-inch, 720p HD display, 2 gigabytes of RAM, is likely to be powered by a processor from QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). NFC capability, the latest Bluetooth and 4G LTE support are also expected to be included – though not of these features and specs will wow anyone who has been following the market, but whether this will truly impress remains to be seen.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), however, was on the hook earlier for comments made some of its executives when they disparaged the lack of quality of he Motorola handsets. Considering the specs don’t seem to blow anyone away, there may be some pressure on Google (owned by fund manager Stephen Mandel) for the handset itself to be something special, of there may be a wonder about Google’s talk about inferior quality out of Motorola in the past not being rectified.
Some of those same execs have dropped some hints about how the specs will be utilized and how that will make the phone stand out from some of the competition. There is one such sensor, as an example, that will automatically adjust the Moto X user interface as it senses that the user of the phone is driving a car at a certain speed.
There is also word that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) developed the Moto X to be rugged, so it doesn’t break the first time it is dropped. There have been some drawbacks to having a rugged phone in the past. What are some of these, and how might Google address them?