Motorola to Announce 5-inch Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Smartphone at Google I/O

Motorola X

It’s been a while since we’ve last heard some rumors talking about a new Motorola super-smartphone, but now it seems that the terminals developed by the company acquired by Google in 2011 are now set to become cool again.

It seems that Motorola is readying a handset that sports a 5-inch display (reportedly with full HD resolution) and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out of the box, a smartphone that will be officially announced at Google I/O 2013, event scheduled to kick off in May.

So far, the Google I/O events were about presenting a new Android version and a new Nexus smartphone or tablet, or both.

Over the past couple of weeks there were some reports regarding a Nexus 5 smartphone, manufactured by LG, a sort of upgrade for LG Nexus 4.

Motorola is also making the headlines with a new smartphone, an alleged Motorola X. It seems though that Moto X will not be a smartphone sold exclusively at Verizon, like it happened with the models of the Droid line-up, but rather a handset that will be available at most of the world’s biggest operators.

Sources claim that Motorola X is not a new member of the Nexus tribe, but just a new smartphone with a 5-inch display and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Even though it will be unveiled at Google I/O, in a bizarre fashion we are talking about a non-Nexus terminal.

We’ve also learned that Motorola have worked a lot at improving the software experience on its smartphones, with a new user interface and new addons meant to make Android even better.

How will Motorola manage to stand out in this market crowded with 5-inch quad-core smartphones? We’ll have to wait and see.