Google working on 'X Phone', "X" tablet: WSJ

Dec 27, 2012 9:04 AM
Filed under Cloud

Apple and Samsung in the cross hairs.

Google is working with recently acquired Motorola Mobility on a handset codenamed "X-phone", according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Google acquired Motorola Mobility in May for $US12.5 billion to bolster its patent portfolio as its Android mobile operating system competes with rivals such as Apple and Samsung.

The Journal quoted sources saying Motorola is working on two fronts: devices that will be sold by carrier partner Verizon Wireless, and on the X phone.

Motorola plans to enhance the X Phone with its recent acquisition of Viewdle, an imaging and gesture-recognition software developer. The new handset is due out sometime next year, the business daily said, citing a person familiar with the plans.

Motorola is also expected to start work on an "X" tablet after the phone. Google Chief Executive Larry Page is said to have promised a significant marketing budget for the unit, according to sources cites by the newspaper.

Google did not respond to requests for comment at the time of of publication.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Google working on 'X Phone', "X" tablet: WSJ
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Datacom signs mega data centre deal with NextDC
Perth is first cab off the rank.
 
NewLease hires former MYOB and Oracle man as new CEO
Following death of co-founder Douglas Tutus.
 
Aussie firm aims to build 10,000-strong software army
Revolution IT banks on crowdsourcing to help win business.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Which mobile device couldn't you live without?


Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 329 | July 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.