Google’s Larry Page says future Motorola phones will focus on battery life and durability

by: AdrianJanuary 23, 2013


Google’s releases of quarterly financial reports are always big topics of interest for us. And not just because they’re constant reminders of the company’s strength and stability. In addition to the cold facts and numbers, Larry Page, Google’s CEO, often throws us a juicy bone or two, commenting on hot and controversial subjects in tech or hinting at future plans.

Yesterday, Page responded to the Nexus 4 supply snafu in a very diplomatic and elegant way, avoiding the pointing of fingers at LG and saying that one of Google’s top priorities is to smooth things over in this department. Not very juicy, but at least it sounds like good news.

Another piece of good news, which just happens to be juicy as well, refers to Motorola’s future. While Page obviously didn’t let anything major slip on Moto’s likely next flagship, the X, he did sort of confirm two of the big guy’s selling points – battery life and durability.

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More exactly, Google’s CEO said the following on the topic:

“I am excited about the business. In today’s multi screen world, the opportunities are endless. Think about your device. Battery life is a huge issue. You shouldn’t have to worry about constantly recharging your phone. When you drop your phone, it shouldn’t go splat. Everything should be a ton faster and easier. There’s real potential to invent new and better experiences.”

Awfully vague, we know, but at least it’s something. Especially when talking about Motorola, the company that’s already ahead of the competition from the two standpoints, with the record-breaking 3,300 mAh battery inside the Razr Maxx HD and the Kevlar designs that make Moto phones sturdy and reliable, but also sleek and slim.

So, how exactly is Google going to step things up? We have no idea, but we can let our imaginations run wild. The “X” is expected to sport a 5-inch display, so could it rock a 4,000 mAh battery? 4,500? 5,000? How about a big fat removable one? We’re going too far, aren’t we?

As for reliability, we won’t go too far into speculations, but we just hope Google will find the perfect balance between ruggedness, elegance and sleekness. Now that’s a challenge, don’t you think?

  • well, thats not good…. i would rather have a shit load of performance

    • Jared Persinger

      It will probably come with a snapdragon 800 chip with 2 gb of ram so nothing to really worry about with performance

      • yes, but qualcomm chips are very non-battery efficient. i tried out the US galaxy s3 and hardly lasted a day while my exynos 4 one lasted around 2 days mid usage

  • Tim

    So, this is different… HOW?

    • Different from what? A Razr MAXX? Well, first off you can expect Stock Android. If they release it at IO then It may even have Key Lime Pie. Google will take the reins(More than normal) so you could expect an Unlocked version, and most likely a Cdma LTE version for Verizon. Plus at Five inches its Guaranteed a 1080p Display. And maybe even some wireless charging. Sounds pretty Different to me!

      • LTE my ass, Google won’t do that.

        • Travis Smith

          They did for the Galaxy Nexus, what makes you think it is unfathomable?

          I think the Nexus 4 was the exception for LTE, not the rule. As LTE enters into more American markets, people will expect it.

  • Guest

    I gotta say, an indestructible phone would be pretty cool…

  • Nothing gets me more excited than durability… Seriously though, if this is honestly what Motorola phones will be focusing on, I think we can count them out as serious contenders in the future phone market.