By Stephen Schenck | April 18, 2013 6:51 PM
There’s been a surge in activity surrounding rumors of upcoming Motorola hardware lately, looking not just to the eagerly-awaited X phone, but also to what might be a little bit beyond that, when Google’s influence on Motorola hardware design could really start to be felt. For all that’s been said, though, we still don’t know a whole lot about any of these devices. Detailed hardware specs continue to elude us, but some new comments out of Google may give us some insight into where priorities lie with the design of these devices.
Larry Page just participated in an earnings call with investors, and got to talking about Motorola and the phones we’d be seeing from it in the future. While Page didn’t get so specific as to refer to any particular models, he did mention having seen some of what Motorola’s been working on for upcoming handsets, and claimed to be “pretty enthusiastic” about them.
OK, that’s not much to go on, but Page did offer one detail that’s a little more tantalizing, expressing the opinion that smartphone screens shouldn’t be shattering so easily when we drop them. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard him talk about phone durability this year, and while back in January it seemed like he was discussing long-term goals, the context this time around makes it sounds like it could be a more immediate focus. Could the next wave of Motorola Androids feature some extra-durable designs? We’ll have to wait and see.