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Google’s Schmidt teases Motorola’s upcoming phones as daily Android activations reach 1.5 million

Published Apr 16th, 2013 10:50AM EDT
Google's Schmidt describes Motorola's next devices as 'phones-plus'

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday teased Android fans by saying that Motorola is working on a “phenomenal” set of new devices that he’s describing as “phones-plus,” implying that they have some special new features added to them that current smartphones don’t offer. Schmidt, who made his remarks about future Motorola projects at AllThingsD’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference, declined to offer any further details about what “phones-plus” would entail, but it’s a good bet that they’ll be more than just high-end smartphones with cutting-edge specs.

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about Google and Motorola building a new device currently called the “X Phone” that may include intelligent new software features or even customizable hardware options, so all eyes will be on the Google I/O conference this year when the new X Phone may be unveiled.

Schmidt also noted that daily Android activations have passed the 1.5 million device milestone, and total cumulative Android activations will top 1 billion this year.

Brad Reed
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Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at BGR.com and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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