by Chris Smith, 4 months ago
Remember when Google was repeatedly telling the press that it wouldn’t treat Motorola any differently than any other Android device maker now that it owns the company? That may not be entirely the case, at…
Whether it’s the Nexus 5 or the X Phone, we have plenty of rumors for those devices these days, and it’s now time to look at some new codenames that seem to describe new Motorola handsets, the “Yeti” and “Sasquatch,” both reportedly coming to AT&T, and the “Ghost” that's heading to all carriers.
So what kind of devices are they? Are they new RAZR models? Do they include a new Nexus version? Or ar they Google X Phones?
A few days ago we showed you not one, but two reports that claimed that the X Phone will become an entire smartphone family, meant to take on the Galaxy line, but also everyone else in the process. One of those reports said that the Motorola handset we spotted in Vietnam just before the Galaxy S4 launch, the XT912A, is apparently a first X Phone prototype.
And what do you know, the Motorola Ghost seems to be that XT912A model, according to a GLBenchmark test for the AT&T Ghost version.
The Ghost will reportedly offer a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 720p HD display, on-screen navigation buttons, and Android 4.2.1.
As for the Yeti and Sasquatch, there aren’t that many details about them at this time. The former apparently comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board while the latter is apparently running Android 4.2.2, with both of them heading to AT&T only.
Mind you, we’re speculating on rumors for now and there’s no way to confirm any of these devices at this time. Therefore we can’t really be sure what we’re looking at here. They could be new RAZR models, but just as well they could be the first X Phones (not necessarily high-end ones). But while we can’t confirm this either, it wouldn’t make sense for any of these devices to be a Nexus 5 considering all the X Phone rumors out there.
After all, Google can’t afford to hit its Android partners with two competing products, both made by Motorola, both running the latest Android version at launch and both rather affordable, a Nexus 5 and an X Phone.
We’ll be back with more details about the Ghost, Yeti and Sasquatch once we have it, meanwhile we’re going to note that all these Google leaks can’t be that coincidental, can they?