Ever since Google acquired Motorola, there have been rumors about the cool new phones we should expect. While the last few devices from Motorola have had their charms (such as extraordinary battery life or super-thin bezels), they were all in development before Google bought the company.
But now the Google-owned Motorola is working next-gen hardware, and serial leaker @evleaks may have found a few shots of the so-called “X Phone.” Don’t get too excited though — the pictures show a prototype with boxy plastic case. But the screen and software look awfully nice.
Here are some of the day’s top stories from around the web.
- Is this the Motorola X Phone?
Motorola’s working on… something. There have been rumors since Google bougth the company about a so-called “X Phone” for a while, but the company’s been pretty quiet. But here are a few leaked pictures showing what appears to be a Motorola phone in a black box running stock Android software. [@evleaks]
- Lenovo K900 Android smartphone hits the FCC
Last I’d heard, Motorola had no plans to launch its 5.5 inch smartphone with an Intel Atom processor in the US. So what’s it doing on the FCC website? [FCC]
- Gumstix offers updated gumstic-sized mini PCs with ARM Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9 chips
Gumstix makes these cute little mini PC boards that are the size of… a stick of gum. They’re Linux-friendly and not particularly cheap, with prices starting at $169. [CNX Software]
- FitScales lets you pair an Android phone with a Wii Fit balance board, use it as a scale
Haven’t bothered to get on your Wii balance board since you gave up on Wii Fit a few years ago? Now you can pair it with your phone and use it as a scale. You can even share the data with other fitness apps. I wonder how long it’ll take for Wii balance games to hit Android. [MoDaCo]
- When @wilw needs help rooting his HTC One, @koush introduces Wil Wheaton Recovery
The developer of ClockworkMod Recovery has a new limited edition recovery. It’s called Wil Whaton Recovery, it features a picture of Wesley Crusher, and it was designed to solve a very specific problem Wil Wheaton encountered while trying to root his HTC One smartphone. [Koush on Google+]
- MediaTek launches MT6572 ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core, HSPA+ chip for entry-level smartphones
Another day, another mobile chip for smartphones. [MediaTek]
- Reddit Timeline app for Google Glass
I feel like there are some smartphone apps that don’t need to be on Google Glass… others see things differently. Now you can view pictures of cute cats and upvote them without using your hands. [Glass Apps]