There is pretty much zero doubting the fact that this year will bring an all-new Google Nexus 5 release date – or whatever they decide to call the successor to the LG Nexus 4. Likewise, such a period of ongoing silence also indirectly confirms that something big in in the pipeline from Motorola this year – the company that just so happens to now be owned and run by Google.
So, put all of the above together and what you come out with is the easiest and most concrete assumption on Earth that the Google Nexus 5 and the next Motorola Smartphone will indeed be one and the same device – aka the Motorola Nexus X we’ve heard so much about. However, thing’s aren’t always quite as black-and-white as they appear on paper and this time around, it might be Google that’s looking to throw out the mother of all curveballs.
Google executives have over recent weeks not only confirmed that Motorola will apparently be given no special consideration ahead of other Android developers, but has gone so far as to say that Google and Motorola are still to a large extent two separate companies. They also freely admitted that the Nexus arm of the business is well and truly walled-off as a separate venture.
Perhaps even more bizarrely still, Google went on to cite both HTC and Samsung as two companies it considers to be just as equal partners as its own Motorola.
So why on Earth did they bother with the acquisition in the first place?
It could be for pure patent ownership, or on the other hand all of the above could be nothing more than the kind of smoke-and-mirror tactics we should be getting used to from the Smartphone industry. Quite frankly, for the upcoming Google Nexus 5 not to be built by Motorola would constitute a truly nonsensical move and probably do little for the reputation of Motorola, which would in turn be of little benefit for Google.
Our money is therefore still well and truly on the idea of a Motorola Nexus X or at least a Motorola-built Google Nexus 5 release date coming this summer.