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Tig Bitties
May 9, 2013, 04:55 PM
http://bgr.com/2013/05/09/google-x-phone-cancelled-motorola/

I know BGR blows, worst tech site on the planet, but still, sometimes they are right once in awhile, when not beating off to Apple.

Google has long been rumored to be developing a high-end smartphone, codenamed the X Phone, in collaboration with its Motorola division that would be designed to push the boundaries of mobile innovation. New information suggests, that the company has abandoned the project because it could not achieve the level of innovation it had originally hoped for.

This could result in a device that doesn’t include the tight Google integration or stock version of Android earlier reports had indicated. While it was first reported that the X Phone would debut later this month at Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference, the latest rumors suggest the device will be announced later this year.



MuffCabbage
May 9, 2013, 05:14 PM
"the latest rumors suggest the device will be announced later this year"

Does this completely contradict the headline and reason for article?

gmanist1000
May 9, 2013, 07:46 PM
"the latest rumors suggest the device will be announced later this year"

Does this completely contradict the headline and reason for article?

LOL, this is why I do not read BGR.

sk1wbw
May 9, 2013, 07:47 PM
So when BGR has a post about something other than Apple, which happens a lot, are they beating off to Apple? :rolleyes:

Explicitic
May 9, 2013, 08:05 PM
"the latest rumors suggest the device will be announced later this year"

Does this completely contradict the headline and reason for article?

The rumored 'X' device is a joint project between Motorola Mobility and Google (though they are technically one in the same). Google abandoned it, Motorola did not.

Rumors are rumors.

Fernandez21
May 9, 2013, 09:12 PM
So when BGR has a post about something other than Apple, which happens a lot, are they beating off to Apple? :rolleyes:

Don't you know any article that is positive about apple is biased?
As well as all articles that are negative about apple?
Also articles about apple's competitors?

Ah heck, every article is biased if the reader doesn't agree with the author.

MacRumorUser
May 10, 2013, 01:06 AM
We have read previously that the x phone had gone back to the drawing board because google were unhappy with it - so it would be delayed. Its not then inconceivable that they scrap the project.

However without X phone you have to wonder..... Why did google buy Motorola?

Peterg2
May 10, 2013, 04:04 AM
We have read previously that the x phone had gone back to the drawing board because google were unhappy with it - so it would be delayed. Its not then inconceivable that they scrap the project.

However without X phone you have to wonder..... Why did google buy Motorola?

For the patents.

sk1wbw
May 10, 2013, 04:53 AM
LOL, this is why I do not read BGR.

I quit reading BGR because of the complete assholish Android user comments there. Almost every single article about anything on that site is full of pure crap and **** fanboy Android user comment.

Prototypical
May 10, 2013, 08:07 AM
I read somewhere else that Google was simply handing this project over to Motorola to complete... not scrapping it entirely. I assume that means the X Phone is now going to be come a Motorola SUPERDROID CYBORG ALIEN ATTACK X+.

...At least on Verizon.

AutoUnion39
May 10, 2013, 06:24 PM
Looks like I won't be waiting for this phone yet. I'll get my S4 in the next few days and pick up a Note 3 in the Fall maybe.

0dev
May 11, 2013, 07:10 AM
BGR isn't the worst tech site, come on, you have to give Gizmodo some credit on this one.

SlCKB0Y
May 12, 2013, 08:36 AM
I quit reading BGR because of the complete assholish Android user comments there. Almost every single article about anything on that site is full of pure crap and **** fanboy Android user comment.

Those comments are just off setting the fact that the BGR articles are full of assholish Apple fanboy content.

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BGR isn't the worst tech site, come on, you have to give Gizmodo some credit on this one.

Waaaa!! Waaaa! Gizmodo wouldn't give Apple back their lost iPhone! Let's all hate them now! :rolleyes:

0dev
May 12, 2013, 08:41 AM
Waaaa!! Waaaa! Gizmodo wouldn't give Apple back their lost iPhone! Let's all hate them now! :rolleyes:

Why are you assuming I was referring to the leaked iPhone 4? I have nothing against them for that, in fact they did give Apple back their iPhone.

I insult Gizmodo because all Gawker sites are shoddy tabloid journalism and the writers (especially Adrian Chen) are complete morons.

TacticalDesire
May 12, 2013, 06:43 PM
Abandoning work on something that never existed....

spyguy10709
May 12, 2013, 06:45 PM
http://bgr.com/2013/05/09/google-x-phone-cancelled-motorola/

I know BGR blows, worst tech site on the planet, but still, sometimes they are right once in awhile, when not beating off to Apple.

Google has long been rumored to be developing a high-end smartphone, codenamed the X Phone, in collaboration with its Motorola division that would be designed to push the boundaries of mobile innovation. New information suggests, that the company has abandoned the project because it could not achieve the level of innovation it had originally hoped for.

This could result in a device that doesn’t include the tight Google integration or stock version of Android earlier reports had indicated. While it was first reported that the X Phone would debut later this month at Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference, the latest rumors suggest the device will be announced later this year.
ridiculous.


As an I/O attendee, I can confirm that this isn't true.

AutoUnion39
May 12, 2013, 07:48 PM
I hope the rumors aren't true. I want to see Motorola make a comeback and actually give AT&T users nice phones. All the Atrix models have been pretty crappy.

tbayrgs
May 12, 2013, 08:03 PM
Yeah, just hoping this (http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/10/motorola-xt1058-att-fcc/) doesn't turn out to be the rumored X phone as it's less than impressive compared to the latest flagship offerings.

SlCKB0Y
May 12, 2013, 11:16 PM
I insult Gizmodo because all Gawker sites are shoddy tabloid journalism and the writers (especially Adrian Chen) are complete morons.

They are still nowhere near as bad as BGR.

maxosx
May 12, 2013, 11:22 PM
At times it appears that BGR is to Apple, what The Verge is to Android.

strausd
May 13, 2013, 03:40 AM
Yeah, just hoping this (http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/10/motorola-xt1058-att-fcc/) doesn't turn out to be the rumored X phone as it's less than impressive compared to the latest flagship offerings.

What part of that doesn't impress you?

mattopotamus
May 13, 2013, 06:35 AM
Yeah, just hoping this (http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/10/motorola-xt1058-att-fcc/) doesn't turn out to be the rumored X phone as it's less than impressive compared to the latest flagship offerings.

What part of that doesn't impress you?

yes, lets hope it is not that "sketch" with zero specs mentioned.

adder7712
May 13, 2013, 07:38 AM
Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 600?

tbayrgs
May 13, 2013, 12:35 PM
What part of that doesn't impress you?

yes, lets hope it is not that "sketch" with zero specs mentioned.

Well, definitely should've linked to a more comprehensive article--was just the last I looked at and yeah, doesn't give much detail. My potential disappointment pertains to rumored specs that is was using an older CPU (Snapdragon S4 I believe) and display resolution would be 720p. It's supposedly a unibody design (good) but some rumors have it at only 16GB internal storage (bad). If true, doesn't sound much different than a Nexus 4

Certainly not horrible but not up to par with what's being released by other manufacturers in their flagship devices now, at least IMO.

strausd
May 13, 2013, 02:47 PM
Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 600?
Or Snapdragon 800?

Well, definitely should've linked to a more comprehensive article--was just the last I looked at and yeah, doesn't give much detail. My potential disappointment pertains to rumored specs that is was using an older CPU (Snapdragon S4 I believe) and display resolution would be 720p. It's supposedly a unibody design (good) but some rumors have it at only 16GB internal storage (bad). If true, doesn't sound much different than a Nexus 4

Certainly not horrible but not up to par with what's being released by other manufacturers in their flagship devices now, at least IMO.

But the thing you linked did not talk about a single thing you just mentioned. So how could it not impress you when none of that was ever talked about? Or are you saying something else did not impress you and you just linked to the wrong site?

tbayrgs
May 13, 2013, 02:58 PM
Or Snapdragon 800?



But the thing you linked did not talk about a single thing you just mentioned. So how could it not impress you when none of that was ever talked about? Or are you saying something else did not impress you and you just linked to the wrong site?

This. I'd read a bunch of different sites, forgot what I read where and just did a quick link--should've referenced a better source of it.

Looks like more info coming out, may have a much better CPU than previously speculated. I'm going to just keep my mouth shut now and wait until we have some actual confirmed info, rather than pass judgment based on rumors and speculation. :o