Ever since Google acquired Motorola Mobility, it has always been rumored that they will use the newly bought hardware manufacturing capability to produce their own phone lineup. Currently, their Nexus lineups are manufactured by other OEMs. HTC, Samsung, Asus and most recently LG has had that privilege.
Recently, a leak from Vietnam shows off a Motorola phone that does seem to use a mostly bare bones Android interface. To be honest, the phone does look a little like Google’s Nexus 4 phone to me, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Furthermore, the rumor goes on to say that the X Phone will be heavily subsidized and may even let you customize it as you like. Imagine a phone that lets you choose the RAM, CPU, battery size, screen size and internal storage you want and then build it for you in a week. Cool!
However, I would have to point out that doing a phone this way could certainly lead to more hardware fragmentation and it could create more issues for Google’s Android team and likely, custom ROM developers as well. Anyways, if the rumored July release is correct, we only have to wait a couple of months before we know for sure. Hey, the X Phone may even make an appearance at this year’s Google I/O.
For more details on the rumored/leaked X Phone, head on over to the link below.