The much-discussed X-Phone was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, and a shining example of just how well the Google/Motorola marriage was going.
However, word out of China suggests Google has abandoned the couple’s first child, and left the X-Phone in the sole custody of Motorola.
That’s the story according to Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu, who seemingly has 18 years industry experience.
Apparently the Motorola-built X-Phone isn’t proving quite as innovative as Google first hoped, hence the abandonment.
That’s in stark contrast to recent wordage from Eric Schmidt’s mouth. Last month, discussing Motorola, he said: “They have a new set of products, which are phenomenal. Very, very impressive.”
Indeed, Schmidt was bold enough to coin an entirely new category of device, namely “phones plus”.
With all due to respect to Sun Chang Xu, we’ll take this story with a massive dose of salt for now.
The Motorola X-Phone was originally tipped to launch at Google I/O next week, but more recently we’ve heard it’s been delayed till August or later.