Google I/O that commences on May 15th this year is most likely to announce the much speculated Motorola X smartphone. Although the search engine giant isn’t used to launch non-Nexus gadgets at Google I/O, but it seems Google is making an exception this year. Google I/O is an yearly conference that is developer-focused and is held in San Francisco and is quite alike Apple’s Worldwide Developers held in June.
The rumors relating to Motorola X Phone first aired in December, and the superphone was seen as a strong rival to Samsung’s Galaxy handsets and Apple’s iPhone. Motorola was expected to follow up the phone with a similar X Tablet. However, none knew when.
According to an unknown source, Motorola X will feature bezel-free and edge-to-edge5-inch display. Expected to run on Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie, the phone may get a new name, although it is currently known as the X Phone. The user interface will incorporate some Motorola add-ons.
The X Phone will be available through multiple carriers, Sprint, -Mobile, AT&T and other smaller carriers as well. But the handset isn’t expected to appear until July although it will make its debut at Google I/O, in mid-May. Some of the attendees at Google I/O, may get the device that Google might hand out at the conference.
The X Phone is not likely to be a “Nexus” kind of handset. Meanwhile, there are rumors of LG is making the next Nexus, the Nexus 5, with innovative NVIDIA Tegra 4, 5-inch Full HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, 3 MP front-facing camera along with storage of 8 or 16 GB .
The Verizon version of the handset is expected to fetch $299 on contract, but might editions could be sold unsubsidized, with cost scomparable to the no-contract Nexus 4 phones, which at $349 for16GB and $299 for the 8GB unlocked models, are very lucrative.