Motorola X Phone Set for Google I/O

  • New features to rival Samsung's
  • Bezel-less, edge-to-edge display
  • Android 5.0 update

The Motorola X Phone will reportedly be fitted with the Android Key Lime Pie OS and will arrive at Google I/O in May.

  • New features to rival Samsung's
  • Bezel-less, edge-to-edge display
  • Android 5.0 update

The Motorola X Phone will reportedly be fitted with the Android Key Lime Pie OS and will arrive at Google I/O in May.

According to reports, the device will be the first handset to ship with the Android 5.0 update and will tout a virtually bezel-less, edge-to-edge, 5-inch display. An announcement may be made at the Google I/O conference.

In addition, the Motorola X Phone will not be classed as a Nexus device, per se, but as an entirely new sub-brand. Instead, a Nexus-like UI will sit on top of the Android OS. "Supposedly, Motorola has been working hard to create a UI that both compliments & enhances the Android experience, and is intended to be Nexus-like," said a report.

Rumours also claimed that the new UI will integrate a host of new features to rival Samsung's S-Beam, S-Voice and the like.

Last month, Google CEO Larry Page claimed it was too soon for a Motorola Nexus phone although the launch of the X Phone at Google I/O would be the fruit to be bourne of the big Motorola buyout of 2011. Since the takeover, the company has been relatively quiet, with no new, top-level handsets of note, but first dibs on Key Lime Pie would certainly put Moto back on the map.

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