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Google CEO hints at unbreakable ‘X Phone’ from Motorola

Published Jan 23rd, 2013 11:35AM EST
Google X Phone

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Google (GOOG) is believed to be working on a new flagship smartphone and a flagship tablet in its Motorola division. Unlike its Nexus line of devices built by various Android partners, the rumored “X Phone” and “X Tablet” will mark the first time Google controls everything from the device’s hardware to its software. 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 on 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, according to Quartz. “There’s a real potential to invent new and better experiences.”

The executive 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.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.