Motorola is working on a new flagship smartphone that’ll reportedly introduce the next major iteration of the Android operating system, rumour suggests.
According to a post on Droid Forums, citing “hidden friends in high places within the industry”, the X Phone will be the first device to ship with Android 5.0 – aka Key Lime Pie – and will be announced alongside the new OS at Google’s annual I/O conference in May.
The post states: “The X Phone will not be a Nexus device. However, while this may initially bring unhappiness to some, apparently this phone will be Motorola's first cross-carrier (hence the X-name) branded phone, free from the tether of Verizon. It is designed to be it's own new hyper-competitive brand.”
Little else is known about the handset, other than it’ll supposedly boast a new UI “that both compliments and enhances the Android experience, and is intended to be Nexus-like".
Launching the first handset with Key Lime Pie would be a huge coup for the US phone-maker, which was acquired by Google in May last year, but has yet to have its turn at making a Nexus-branded kit for the search giant.
Still, it is just a rumour at this point and should be taken with a grain of salt. However, Droid Forums editor reckons that it at least “seems very logical and well developed”. Only time will tell if that’s really the case.