By the end of 2012, Wall Street Journal reported that Google and Motorola are working on a future high end smartphone. The smartphone, named "X Phone", should shake up the industry big time. According to latest information, Google plans to show the handset at Google I/O event in May.
When Google acquired Motorola in 2011, Motorola's executives pointed that they have a 12- to 18-month product pipeline. Google "X Phone" should be first smartphone entirely built in-house and will compete with Apple and Samsung. It should also feature an unbreakable case and much longer battery lifespan.
"In today's multi screen world, the opportunities are endless… battery life is a huge issue… when you drop your phone it shouldn't go splat. There's a real potential to invent new and better experiences," said Google's CEO Larry Page.
At the Google I/O event, which is scheduled for May 15-17, Google also plans to unveil its tablet version of "X Phone". The tablet should be named "X Tablet" and also come with an unbreakable case.