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Ever wanted to be able to build your own smartphone, just as you’d be able to order custom desktops and laptops from certain manufacturers? A new report suggests that Google and Motorola could soon offer such a feature in its upcoming X Phone.

With just a few hours left until the Galaxy S4 gets official, this new X Phone report comes our way via Android and Me, which had access to some inside information regarding this upcoming Google Android handset.

Obviously, this is just a rumor at this time, and we can’t confirm anything just yet, but the X Phone is said to have some interesting features.

Google is apparently interested in creating a new brand capable to fight the Samsung Galaxy brand, the report says. The phone could be launched in June after the Google I/O event, and will be available to potential buyers via an online store, most likely the Google Play Store. Despite being a high-end device, the phone will reportedly have a heavily subsidized price to attract more buyers.

While hardware features have not been revealed, it’s said that the handset will come with an eight-core processor, with one of them dedicated to Motorola’s “new human language system.” What’s exciting to hear that users will have some freedom when it comes to building their X Phones. Certain customizable features may include the color of the device, RAM or internal storage. Once ordered, the phone will be shipped “in one week.”

As for software, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie wasn’t mentioned, but it was said that Google and Motorola would guarantee at least one full Android update after the phone is purchased. Motorola will apparently deliver the updates without waiting for mobile operators, although it will probably need to throw carriers a bone so they agree to such a concept.

Buyers will also be able to customize their handsets (“pre-load their own wallpapers, ringtones, apps, contacts, etc”) while waiting for them to be shipped, an HTC Get Started feature if you will and the X Phone could let users unlock the bootloader and the SIM, if they so desire.

Are you looking forward to buy such an X Phone?

 

Link - http://www.androidauthority.com/google-x-phone-user-customizable-hardware-heavily-subsidized-price-171408/

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I think this is an awesome idea but for people that often mod their devices will need specific drivers and this is why it will fail - also Google's probably not going to develop OS updates for numerous phones with separate drivers, so the amount of updates you get will be far less than buying an SIV, for example.

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