One can paint a fairly accurate picture of a company’s future movements by assessing public job postings. The requirement of a software expert, for example, is more than a strong indication that a new app, or series of apps could be on the horizon, and in the case of Motorola, its latest job posting serves only to corroborate the rife notion that the company is working with Google to manufacture the ‘X Phone’ and an accompanying ‘X Tablet’. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the codenamed devices, and although there has been little else in terms of solid evidence, the vacancy search suggests both Motorola and project partner Google are looking to get the wheels in motion.
Google shelled out a small fortune in purchasing Motorola Mobility last year, and the X devices are thought to be the first of presumably many joint efforts between the two companies. Given how successful Google’s partnerships are with separate companies, such as ASUS and LG have proven so far, it’s not surprising that even at such an early stage, the on-looking tech world is expecting big things from two companies in familiar territory.
Motorola may have been ousted from prominence by the likes of Samsung, but there’s no doubting its brand power, and a joint effort with the Mountain View-based search giant would certainly draw in strong interest. From what we can gather, the focal points of these two devices is said to be on delivering market-leading cameras, ceramic materials, and flexible displays – three features seldom seen in a market where competition is fierce yet generic design is rife.
The job posting, which looks for a Senior Director of Product Management for Motorola on LinkedIn, all but confirms the existence (at least, in concept) of the ‘X-Phone’ and ‘X Tablet’. The listing since been removed – a thinly-veiled accident, perhaps – but outlined the duties required of said candidate, such as manning the launch and forming partnerships and connections with carriers.
Unfortunately, information is still as scant as it ever was, and with talk of ceramics, superior cameras and other niceties, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited about the prospect of the X Phone and X Tablet.
You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.