By Stephen Schenck | May 9, 2013 3:37 PM
A little earlier today, a rumor about the Motorola X phone started popping up on various smartphone sites. We love a good rumor so we looked in to where this one was coming from, and once we heard the details of it, couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by a sense of déjà vu; isn’t this old news?
The rumor in question comes from a Chinese analyst who claims that Google has lost interest in the X phone and subsequently returned the model to Motorola, in the hopes that more development time can improve its prospects.
That sounds almost identical to something we heard several weeks back. In light of the embarrassing comments by a Google exec that upcoming Motorola hardware – including the X phone – wasn’t “‘wow’ by Google standards,” we heard that Google had asked Motorola to fine-tune the phone’s design, contributing to the delays that have since been reported.
Has everyone already forgotten about that? We’d say it’s far more likely that this Chinese source has gotten hung-up on old Motorola X phone rumors than this is really any new development.