A new job posting on LinkedIn by Motorola Mobility, which was first
spotted by Phandroid, reveals that the company might indeed be working
on the X-Phone. The listing is for a Senior Director of Product
Management to work directly on the X Phone project.The listing mentions
that the company is looking for someone who'd be working on its next
generation smartphone platform and lists responsibilities related to the
development, execution and marketing of the platform.
It has now been
removed from LinkedIn but a similar listing without a mention of the
X-Phone has also been posted on Motorola's own job board.
Google acquired Motorola Mobility in August 2011, everyone including
tech pundits and analysts started expecting news of a new device jointly
developed by the two companies. In December, the Wall Street Journal
reported that Motorola and Google were in fact working on a device
codenamed the 'X-Phone', citing people familiar with the development. A
few days back, DroidForums, also confirmed the presence of the X-phone,
and said that it would be the first device to come with the next build
of Android, Key Lime Pie, and could debut at the Google I/O event
scheduled to take place in May in San Francisco.
It would be
interesting to see whether the X-Phone turns out to be the first
flagship Nexus device made from the collaborative efforts of Google and
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