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Motorola X Phone to be Unveiled at Google I/O, Available on Big Four Carriers in July

by Brandon Russell | January 21, 2013January 21, 2013 2:30 pm PST

Motorola’s X Phone, a device designed to potentially take down even the best from Samsung and Apple, will be announced at Google I/O in May, Droid-Life said on Monday. There’s more. Much more. It sounds like Motorola, under the tutelage of Google, is doing everything it can to align its next beast phone as the best phone we’ve ever seen.

Here’s what Droid-Life is saying: the device will be available on all the big carriers here in the U.S., though the report only mentions Verizon directly; the carrier will supposedly sell the phone for $299 with two-year agreement. But if you want to use the device on any of the other three big guys, you can reportedly buy it unlocked—at price similar to the Nexus 4—through Google Play.

But here’s where it gets weird: the same source claims the device will run a near-stock version of the latest Android, but apparently Motorola’s bloatware stuff can be removed. Why even bother to begin with, Motorola? We suppose choice is a good thing.

Those are the biggest bullet points (so far). Motorola is aiming for a July 8 release date for now, but that’s subject to change. If this information is indeed correct, or at least in the ball park, it sounds like Android fans on all carriers will have access to a pretty amazing device for a pretty low price. Keep in mind that this is very much a rumor at this point, however.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.