In the past few months, there have been no dearth of rumours regarding
Google's Motorola building the 'X Phone'. Now Google Executive Chairman has added a dash of excitement to these rumours by stating that
he has seen the smartphones coming up at Motorola and they are "very,
Schmidt made this remark while talking at the
AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference. He further went to add,"They
have a new set of products, which are phenomenal." He also mentioned
that these smartphones should not be termed as just phones but "Think of
it as phones-plus." We're not sure if that's a reference to the size of
the phones, or their quality, but Schmidt has definitely added a new
sense of anticipation towards the devices.
One reason to believe
it is not a reference to the size of the phones are the comments made by
Jim Wicks, Design Chief at Motorola. While talking to PC Magazine,
Wicks said that the company will be launching stock Android devices. He
further exclaimed, "if you like smaller form-factor devices or stock
Android, you're going to be excited."
The current trend for
smartphones is to have a larger screen size but looks like Motorola will
not be looking at having "mega" screen and be more focussed on the
Android experience for its forthcoming smartphones.
noteworthy, that Google completed its acquisition of Motorola in May
2012. Under the new management, Motorola had launched a line of RAZR
smartphones, but Google executives maintain that these smartphones were
built under the supervision of old management and they had negligible
influence on what was churned out. Google even went out to state that
Motorola smartphones lacked the "wow
the company now plans to change the same. The company had earlier in
the year roped in former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki is
reportedly focussing on product design, user interface, marketing and
social media at Google and is expected to fuse in some enthusiasm in the
Commenting about Android, Schmidt predicted at
the Dive Into Mobile conference that in the coming six to nine months,
there will be more than a billion devices running Android.
also remarked that the search engine giant was "phenomenally happy"
with the Facebook's Home app, which replaces the home screen on Android
phones and said Google has no plans to block it.