It’s fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC M7 and Apple iPhone 5S are three of the most highly sought after smartphones of 2013 so far. The Nexus 4 is still considered a new product due to stock issues preventing consumers from picking one up, but there are strong rumors suggesting that Google may already be planning a new device. We told you about a rumored Motorola X phone earlier in January, but now we have even more information suggesting that the device is firmly on the way for an announcement at Google I/O in May.
The confusing part though, is that the elusive Google X phone from Motorola may not be a Nexus branded device. LG currently has that honor of course with the Nexus 4, but the Motorola X could just turn out to be a new venture for Motorola, but with Google’s support behind them and a new business opportunity away from their successful Droid line.
The latest news is that the Motorola X has been named dropped in a professional job listing over at LinkedIN. Motorola is apparently in need of a Senior Director of Product Management, with the qualified applicant working specifically on the Motorola X phone.
At at the time of writing, the listing has since been altered to remove the reference to the Motorola X, but not before screenshots of the revealing details made their way online for everyone to see. The handset is thought to be one of the announcements planned for Google I/O in May, meaning that it could join a second generation Nexus 7 tablet, which is also thought to be joining the party.
What will it mean for consumers though, if the Motorola X isn’t a Nexus device? If it is bound to carriers, then we’ll still see customized skins on top of Android. Perhaps the partnership with Google will ensure that updates arrive quicker than normal though, as Google has shown in the past that they prefer to make the update process as smooth as possible for consumers.
Are you interested in the mystery Google X phone, or do you already have your sights set on something else this year, like the Galaxy S4 or HTC M7 perhaps?
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