The whole Motorola X Phone Vs Google Nexus 5 debacle is becoming something of a chicken and egg situation – it’s hard to tell the two apart or know which to vie for as there’s a pretty good chance they’re one and the same.
Nexus 5 rumors are nothing new and for all intents and purposes have been swirling around since the LG Nexus 4 first made a name for itself. By contrast, the Motorola X Phone joined the party pretty late on in terms of speculation and is by rights a much more curious concept.
After all, there’s really no frame of reference to go on with the Motorola X Phone as it will be rights be a true first for the company.
The thing is, the more Google bangs on about not having any specific priority in terms of Motorola Mobility and not giving the company it owns preferential treatment over the rest of the Android crowd…yeah right…the more we’re starting to believe the exact opposite. After all, LG doesn’t really need a platform to scream its presence to the world and hit the big time again this year, as the momentum generated by the likes of the Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G is still going strong as ever.
By contrast, Motorola is dangerously off the radar right now and has two choices – either ‘wow’ us all with the Smartphone to end all Smartphones, or deliver a modest ‘meh’ and risk falling off the face of industry altogether…probably with no chance of return.
So, add all of the above together and is it really likely that Google with throw out an LG Nexus 5 at the same time as a Motorola X Phone that is if nothing else a rank underdog by branding alone?
Of course not – which is exactly why we’d be inclined to hedge out bets that the Motorola X Phone is the Google Nexus 5.
Why wouldn’t it be? Because Google has been blowing smoke? Because LG is keeping rather quiet on the subject? Because leaks from Motorola are thin on the ground?
Seriously – for the Motorola X Phone to launch as the Google Nexus 5 is about 99.9% common sense logic, pure and simple.
Not that these are rules the market-leaders always play by, but this time around the alternative seems farcical.