Google really knows how to hype up their projects. If the term “hype” is not appropriate, maybe “stir” is better. Either way, the Search Engine turned all-around media conglomerate is now set to conquer the mobile industry with their new phone release. In partnership with Motorola, Google aims to release a revolutionary phone whose name has not been publicized yet. Dan Graziano of BGR.com reports, “the device, which is known as the “X Phone” for the time being, is said to feature a high-end rear camera, long battery life and a flexible display, and it is expected to be very durable.”
Dubbed Google X, it’s still quite difficult to comprehend just how vast the innovations Google and the Illinois-based telecommunications company have been undergoing to develop such a “mysterious” phone. If Google X would be something really ground-breaking, it wouldn’t be farfetched to expect sports fans and gamers like me to list down a few expectations. I wouldn’t set anything really high, but at least, hopefully it would measure up well for a poker aficionado when I play a few rounds over at Partypoker. Assuming that because this is a Google-run phone, hence it will use the Android OS, so therefore I would be able to download the Android poker gaming app and enjoy several sweet rounds of Texas Hold’ Em. It is rumored that the X Phone will feature a large flexible screen, so I’m guessing sports fanatics such as I, can use live streaming to watch World Poker Tour competition finals, the upcoming Tour de France, or even the NBA playoffs. There are no definite specs published by Google, but with all these build-up, I would expect that simple online poker games and video streams of gaming competitions would be something way within their range of features.
According to a report by Ciol.com, “the X-Phone has software features and capabilities that are not available on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Apple iPhone. The software is really powerful and it pulls together Google services like no other manufacturer has done in the past.” The new phone is said to run using software that has not been released. So does that mean it’s NOT Android?
Reading between the lines when the Search Engine leader claims their phone would easily pull up Google services, would that mean the phone will be limited and exclusive only to apps and software made by Google and its affiliates? Would it mean that present software developers would need to re-develop their present repertoire in order to adapt to the new phone?
There are so many speculations but again no hard evidence to prove anything yet. All we have are press releases promising highfalutin features but with no definite range. It is very “Google” of them to give us the urge to keep on searching for answers to questions that are not really questions. Then again, who’s not excited right? Google is scheduled to make a reveal at a conference this May. Lets wait and see