WSJ: Google, Motorola challenging Apple, Samsung with 'X phone' | ZDNet (click for full article) Summary: Google's strategy for Motorola Mobility is beginning to unfold as reports of a "marquee handset" is on the way. By Rachel King for Between the Lines | December 21, 2012 -- 21:17 GMT (13:17 PST) "Google is in the midst of designing a brand new smartphone that is said to "rival" anything coming from mobile giants Apple and Samsung, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a report on Friday, engineers at now Google-owned Motorola Mobility are developing what is being referred internally to as the "X phone." Based on information from "people familiar with the matter," Google's strategy for Motorola Mobility appears to revolve around the following points: The X phone is intended to be a "marquee handset," and it will "stand apart from existing phones." Motorola is primarily developing mobile phones for Verizon Wireless (mostly for the Droid brand). Motorola will follow up with new "X tablet" later. However, the WSJ did also note that the Motorola team is running into some major obstacles before anything can be officially announced -- let alone released. Here's an example:"