The endgame of Google’s purchase of Motorola for $12 billion last year may on the horizon.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has announced that that the Motorola X Phone, the long-rumored high-end Android smartphone, will be released later this year.
The smartphone is described as the hero device of Motorola Mobility. Motorola will be relaunching its entire product lineup between now and October, focusing on a handful of phones instead of a dozens.
There are no details on the Moto X, but Google’s influence will likely permeate the device. As a part of the search giant, Motorola has been encouraged to take big bets on things that make a difference. Expect “audaciousness and confidence” from Motorola, said Woodside.
An unveiling of the Motorola X will be this summer.
Unlike most other smartphones, the Moto X will be built in the United States at a facility near of Fort Worth, Texas.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.