As you are probably aware, Google gobbled up Motorola when it was on a free fall. For a while, nothing happened with this acquisition. Now it seems that nuts and bolts are beginning to move with technology acquired from Motorola. According to the rumor mill, Google is preparing a launch of an unbreakable mobile phone and a new tablet.
The rumored “X Phone” and “X Tablet” will mark the first time Google controls everything from the device’s hardware to its software, following Apple’s operating strategy. Rumored specs are said to include a top-notch camera and photo software, a bendable display and a high-end ceramic case. Now, Google CEO Larry Page has incited a new round of speculation last Tuesday with comments he made during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.
“In today’s multi-screen world, the opportunities are endless… battery life is a huge issue… when you drop your phone it shouldn’t go splat,” he said. ”There’s a real potential to invent new and better experiences.”
Google’s CEO also added that simple tasks such as recharging a phone’s battery can even be a pain for some people. It is believed that Page was hinting at the possible “X Phone,” and that it could include extra long battery life, wireless charging capabilities and an unbreakable case.
Google could announce its Motorola-built flagship smartphone and tablet at its annual Google I/O developer conference on May 15th. Let’s wait and see what the fuzz is all about. I’m sure Apple and Samsung are sleeping with one eye open waiting for the formal launch in May. Yep, consumer electronics is a cut-throat industry.
Oh, before I forget, there’s another persistent rumor out there that Dell could go private again and that Microsoft could cough out several billion dollars to buy part of the pie. There’s never a dull moment in Silicon Valley. Good Day.