We’ve been wondering a lot lately about just how this new program of stock-Android-running “Google Edition” smartphones would play out. We’ve seen the GS4 and One confirmed, but have plenty of questions about which additional manufacturers and phones might get involved. Today, we get to hear a source share some supposed insider information on the project, as well as efforts to launch the Moto X.
According to this source, Google is planning to release three and only three of these Google Edition phones this year. With the first two out of the way, that leaves us wondering about the third. Sure, Sony’s been suggested as a candidate with a GE Xperia Z, but we could just as easily see another OEM swoop in. Perhaps more importantly, if this is true it means that Google plans to keep the program relatively restrained, and we won’t be seeing half a dozen such models.
As for the Moto X, this source attempts to dismiss earlier rumors that we might see a whole family of X devices, and claims that the Moto X itself is all we’re getting – at least for this year.
Source: Android Authority