The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Motorola is hard at work on an 'X Phone,' a flagship smart phone that would stand out from handsets made by Apple and Samsung. But 'X Phone' development may be running into some early obstacles.
When Google purchased Motorola last year for $12.5 billion, there was lots of speculation about what was behind the deal. Was Google only interested in Motorola’s portfolio of patents? Or did it hope to put the company’s engineers to work on its own projects?
New rumors suggest that it’s largely the latter: The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Motorola is hard at work on a flagship Android phone known internally as the “X Phone,” to be released some time in 2013. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Journal says the X Phone is designed to stand head and shoulders above current handsets, although engineers are running into some early obstacles.