Sunday, January 20th, 2013
It’s been a long time since we looked at the rumor mill, and here we are again, hearing rumors of the non-Nexus X Phone from Motorola.
While the source isn’t as solid as the others, it has been dubbed plausible and up to a certain point doable. The rumors indicate that the phone will have a 5-inch edge-to-edge display with almost zero bezel. This means it may look similar to Motorola’s own Razr M, only bigger.
Google’s efforts in buying Motorola could finally be made use of as the phone is expected to be announced at Google I/O. Last year, we had the Nexus 7 announced, and while this phone isn’t necessarily a Nexus – it is expected to pack the latest version of Android dubbed Key Lime Pie (5.0).
Motorola had 2 previous non-Nexus devices to run the latest of Android already, named Droid & Xoom. The company is also expected to add some very own software features.
Android 5.0 seems to be too much of an upgrade to 4.2. The last time we hit these numbers, we had hardware issues to attend to (3.0 for tablets, 4.0 for unifying tablets & phones). Perhaps we’ll see Android merge with Chrome OS; who knows? It’s not far from happening since Motorola has a past with laptop docks after all.