Shunal DokeMar 01, 2013 13:30:46 IST
Quite a lot of people are waiting eagerly for Motorola and Google's next offering, but it seems expectations might not be met. According to The Verge, Google CFO and Vice President Patrick Prichette has said that the devices in Motorola’s pipeline aren’t up to Google’s standards of "wow". He said that the products are "not really to the standards that what Google would say is wow — innovative, transformative."
When asked about Motorola projects in the pipeline, Pritchette said, "We've inherited 18 months of pipeline that we actually have to drain right now, while we're actually building the next wave of innovation and product lines." He added, "We have to go through this transition. These are not easy transitions."
Not 'wow' by Google's standards
During its last quarterly earnings call, Google revealed that it was working with Motorola on a phone that will address two issues facing smartphones today: battery life and durability.
Motorola, along with Google, is expected to unveil the Motorola X Phone at this year's Google I/O, alongside Google's Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. After a job listing confirmed the phone’s existence, a bunch of information about the phone was revealed by some people who are allegedly in possession of an early prototype. The handset is said to have lasted for hours with the GPS switched on, which could mean it has great battery life.
When it comes to having solid battery life, Motorola has some experience thanks to its MAXX series. The X Phone is expected to ship with a Kevlar chassis, a material Motorola has used in phones like the Razr and Razr MAXX. We are happy to hear that the Kevlar coating will be continued by Motorola as it did add a measure of durability to the Razr phones.
The phone allegedly has a 4.8-inch display, but we’ve also heard that it has a 5-inch one. All the flagships released this year have quad-core processors, and Motorola has equipped the X phone with a similar CPU. It is also rumoured to have internal storage of a massive 128GB, which can be further increased thanks to a microSD card slot. This last rumour sounds like a fantasy spec rather than an actual inclusion, but if true, the phone would be one multimedia powerhouse.
Besides running stock Android, the phone will supposedly be using a Sony sensor for the primary camera. Sony’s "stacked" Exmor RS camera sensor is seen in the Xperia Z and it should help keep the X Phone’s side profile slim. It takes up less space inside the phone and has in-built HDR support for both pictures and video. Many other OEMs are Sony’s customers when it comes to this sensor, especially now that the Japanese electronics giant’s exclusive deal with Apple has run its course.
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