Here’s a bummer for Monday morning – the Motorola X Phone which could in fact be the Google Nexus 5 might not see its launch as early as we thought. According to the latest round of revelations, the X Phone and its exclusive rights to Android Key Lime Pie have hit unforeseen roadblocks and we’re not looking at an August release date, rather than the earlier suggestion of May.
As far as excuses go, this time around there’s no specific component or internal goodie that seems to be stalling things, but rather the fact that the Motorola X Phone – aka the Nexus X – is still in the prototype phase of production and thus won’t nearly be ready by May. And given the fact that the X Phone has become the number-one contender to bring Android Key Lime Pie to the masses, we can also conclude that Google’s new OS won’t be here ‘til August either.
If you’re looking for a silver lining to chew on however, the good news is that there are two.
For one thing, just because the Motorola X Phone and Android 5.0 won’t officially launch at Google I/O, this doesn’t mean they won’t be showed-off and stripped bare to give us a serious taste of what’s in store.
Which takes us on to the second silver lining – what’s in store is expected to be so damn impressive that chances are even the longest of delays will be instantly forgivable. From Sapphire Glass screen to gigantic 4,000mAh batteries to GPS controlled cameras and every trick up Android 5.0’s sleeve, the Motorola X Phone could by rights be the kind of device to make the iPhone 5S look like a joke and the LG Nexus 4 seem hideously overpriced.
And let’s face it – August isn’t really all that far away, is it?