BY | March 22, 2013

This is going to be very hot property when launched in the market. But Motorola Google X Phone, a customizable handset’s release date is still unclear

Is Google working on the world’s first customizable phone? It looks like that Google is planning a customizable smartphone from its hardware unit, Motorola as the next Nexus phone. In a Google+ update, Motorola exec Guy Kawasaki has given a clear clue for such a move. Showing up a pic of Porsche Exclusive, the world’s most personal car, he has expressed hope about such a phone that can be personalized. “Wouldn’t it be great if you could personalize your phone like this?” Mr. Kawasaki updated.

A customizable phone means that a customer can fix on what innards and specs he/she wants inside the device. Along with the order, customer can let the manufacturer know the requirements for the device in the same way one can buy an assembled personal computer. “Picking and choosing the spec and hardware of your handset before purchase would be brilliant,” says KnowYourMobile. It is nice because people are with different budgets and tastes and so they can get the specs they want.

In fact, lots of rumors have recently hit the web regarding the chance for Google’s next Nexus phone to be a customizable one. Well, the device in question is Motorola’s rumored X-Phone, which is also to debut the new Android version, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (KLP). The device has been touted as Motorola’s flagship for the year against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and others.

But, as per Adam King of Asus, it is a huge task to produce handsets with the option for hardware customization. The idea of manufacturing fully customizable handset is a hard job because of it tiny form. “Smartphones and tablets are much more complicated because of the form factor being based around a system-on-chip. Everything is soldered to the chip,” Mr. Adam said, “so you can’t take things out of their slots as you can on a motherboard.”

Motorola X-Phone as Nexus 5
Whatever are the talks about the customization option, the X-Phone is most likely to be labeled as the next Nexus phone. Google Nexus is a popular lineup of Android phones that usually premier the new versions of Android operating system. For producing the last year versions, Google struck contracts with top Android OEMs like HTC, Samsung and LG. The most recent version of the series, the Nexus 4, is from LG and it has been one of the best Android phones of the last year.

For a while, the rumor has been gaining impetus that Google is to assign its own hardware unit, Motorola to build the next Nexus phone. Since Google’s takeover of Motorola early 2011 for a whopping amount, there has been extensive talks that the web search engine would use the firm to produce signature models for Android’s fresh versions. Samsung, the world’s best Android product maker and other Google partners haven’t much happy with the developments.

It looks that such a twist in the drama (Google’s purchase of Motorola) has even propped Samsung to coin up its own operating system called the Tizen. LG is now reportedly talking with HP to undertake its webOS platform. All other tech firms will have to find their own software solutions to meet a situation, where Google may go ‘evil’ and accept Motorola as exclusive subsidiary for producing hardware.

Adding salt to the injury of the third party Android developers, especially Samsung, a new report suggests that the X-Phone wouldn’t be a single phone, but a series of phones versus the Korean tech maker’s flourishing Galaxy S lineup. Anyway, it is the best time that we can check what specs a Motorola flagship would be in the kitty. The device, whatever it is to be named or branded, should come out with a 5-inch FullHD screen, a quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera and more.


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