Motorola has confirmed that it’s working on an “X Phone.” The company’s next flagship Android smartphone will be called the Moto X, and it’s the first major phone Motorola started working after the company was acquired by Google.
In other words, every Motorola device we’ve seen since the company became a subsidiary of Google so far was already in development when that deal went through. The Moto X, on the other hand, is designed with input directly from the folks who make the Android operating system it’ll run.
Speaking at All Things D today, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside we should expect the Moto X (along with a handful of other phones) by October.
While Woodside is saving many of the details for the actual product launch, he did say that the phone would have a series of sensors so that the phone would know, for instance, when it comes out of your pocket or when it’s traveling at high speeds in a car.
Motorola plans to build the Moto X in a facility in Texas, although some of the parts including the processor and display will come from Asia.