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Google working on new 'X' phone flagship to take on Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2012 20:34 User comments (6)

Google working on new 'X' phone flagship to take on Apple According to the WSJ, Google and Motorola are working on a new high-end device, codenamed 'X.'
The marquee phone will be unique and include the highest-end features to stand apart from existing phones, say the sources.

One example of a cutting-edge feature is a bendable screen, however, the company is said to have run into trouble on the suply-chain side.

Supposedly, the phone project is being led by Google Maps product manager Lior Ron. For the new phone, Motorola is said to have wanted the best phone camera and photo software yet, as well as better color saturation. The company also wanted easier ability for panaromic shots, however, the latest iPhone already incorporated such a feature and Samsung has greatly improved their photo software, as well, without the battery drain seen by the X phone in early prototypes.

Besides the bendable screen, Motorola wanted to use new ceramic material to make the X Phone stress resistant andgive it the ability to mold into new shapes.

Gesture recognition would also be enhanced thanks to the company's purchase of Viewdle.

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6 user comments

123.12.2012 0:24

Will this come with the typical $8 billion price tag too?


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223.12.2012 0:45


"...give it the ability to mold into new shapes."

What the heck? That is very strange. How is that even possible? Bending and molding the phone to increase screen size? What happens to the internal hardware?

Is this phone made out of shit? Or is this a prank article?

323.12.2012 1:21

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:

"...give it the ability to mold into new shapes."

What the heck? That is very strange. How is that even possible? Bending and molding the phone to increase screen size? What happens to the internal hardware?

Is this phone made out of shit? Or is this a prank article?
Well flexible screen tech has been around for a while now, but flexible motherboards or other hardware components to go along with it sounds interesting...

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423.12.2012 3:14

Origami phone..lol


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523.12.2012 8:13

Glad I'm not the only one who had a WTF moment when I read the bit about it molding into new shapes.

I know the technology exists, but why do people want their phones to bend anyway?



623.12.2012 18:01

Originally posted by Ripper:
Glad I'm not the only one who had a WTF moment when I read the bit about it molding into new shapes.

I know the technology exists, but why do people want their phones to bend anyway?
From Graphite to Graphene Nano-tube Tech....to be more portable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6xNuhmIMc
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Dec 2012 @ 18:21

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