Motorola X Phone Will Have Customizable Hardware, Hints Guy Kawasaki
Another day, another report about the Motorola / Google X Phone report. Today we’re going to gather all the rumors we’ve heard about so far and try to tie them with some of Guy Kawasaki’s comments made on one of the social networks.
Guy Kawasaki, who is a Motorola adviser, has made a very interesting remark on its Google+ account. He said that it would be awesome if people could customize a smartphone just like they would personalize a car. He even posted a video which you can all see below the article. The YouTube video displays the fact that Porsche supercars can be personalized in order to meet the needs of the customers.
You might wonder how is this relevant for the Android community. Maybe, he is just a fan of the Porsche brand and posted the video with no hidden message intention at all. Still, if we connect his remark with the previous Motorola X Phone reports, the message certainly means something else.
A few days ago, we told you that the Motorola X Phone line might offer the possibility to be customized before the users make the purchase. With that in mind, did Guy Kawasaki just confirm the rumor?
Also, a previous report suggested that Google will not launch the Motorola X Phone as just another smartphone, and the company is preparing to announce it as a whole new line of phones meant to compete with the Samsung Galaxy family. If we are to believe the rumors and Kawasaki’s message is another reason why we should, the X Phones will come with something that no other device provides, the possibility of user personalization. In other words, if you decide to buy one of the Motorola X Phones, you will be able to customize some pieces of its hardware such as storage space, color, and RAM. For now, we only hear about these three, but there is a chance that the company will let us choose other specs, as well. Moreover, you will be allowed to customize the software too, as you’ll get to choose what applications you want to be included in your device before it gets shipped to you. This is somehow similar to the HTC Get Started feature.
Rumor has it that the X Phone will not be a flagship, leaving that job probably for the Nexus 5, but a budget handset featuring an affordable price. Also, it is said that once you order the X Phone, you will receive it within a week. Also, the smartphone will come running vanilla Android OS, and it seems that it will receive at least one software update after its release. The Android upgrade will be rolled out by Google itself, not the mobile operators.
Anyway, we don’t know for sure if Kawasaki’s remark is was just randomly posted on Google+, or it really has something to do with the Motorola X Phone. We will certainly find out more in the following weeks because I’m sure that this won’t be the last time we’ll hear about the Google X Phone.
Maybe will have an official confirmation, as well, now that the Google I/O event is approaching. Apart from the expected Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie announcement, there is a big chance that the company will launch a new handset, as well. We’re not sure if it will be the Motorola X Phone or the Nexus 5 yet, but even if Google won’t release a smartphone, we will certainly get some official information about it.
Speaking of the Nexus 5, we had a similar situation a while ago when Google’s Vic Gundotra made a comment on Google+ that specifying that the company is working on something that will improve the camera of the Nexus devices. A couple of days ago, ago we spotted a report saying that the Nexus 5 might be released sporting a brand new shooter carrying the Nikon brand.
The report hasn’t been confirmed yet. but what I’m trying to say is that there a too many coincidences related to the Motorola X Phone. And that’s why I’m pretty confident that will see the device on the market pretty soon.
What do you guys think?