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Motorola’s Pure Android Smartphones to Launch Soon

by Todd Haselton | April 16, 2013April 16, 2013 11:20 am PST

Motorola Razr HD Back-2

Motorola is working with Google to develop pure Android smartphones. That means no extra skins on top of Android, just an unfiltered version of Google’s latest mobile operating system—likely Android Key Lime Pie. Sounds pretty phenomenal, doesn’t it? The news was recently revealed to PCMag by Motorola design chief Jim Wicks, who said the company is working closer with Google than ever (go figure, it’s now owned by Google).

“We’ve been spending the past eight months on this next generation of phones, and we’ve all seen positive feedback and collaboration around things,” Wicks explained, noting that the first pure Android handsets will launch during the second half of this year, which is quickly approaching. That also suggests that Google and Motorola will announce the new phones during Google’s annual developer conference in May.

There’s good news to be had if you’re sick of massive Android smartphones, too. Motorola is under the impression that “bigger isn’t better” and will sell phones that are “just about right” when it comes to screen size. Our guess is that means something in the sub-4.5-inch area.

Wicks also explained that Motorola is going to work to launch multiple devices across multiple carriers, instead of flagship phones on a single carrier. The company most recently launched its DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR MAXX and DROID RAZR MAXX HD all on Verizon Wireless.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...