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Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

As we draw ever nearer the developer conference known as Google I/O 2013, tips and rumors (and today a 3D rendering) of a Motorola-made "X Phone" have made their way to the public. What we're seeing here is an illustrated version of what a tipster has suggested will be what the upcoming Google Nexus device will bring to the market this spring, with a possible reveal hitting in early May as Google's convention takes place. Along with the rendering from GSMArena has come a set of specifications that are sometimes fabulous, sometimes bafflingly low-grade.

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Motorola hype advisor tips Custom-order Smartphone Hardware

Motorola hype advisor tips Custom-order Smartphone Hardware

In a single post to a Google+ community, the newest Motorola "advisor" Guy Kawasaki has stoked a wildfire of suggestions for the upcoming so-called X Phone. This Kawasaki fellow was for many, many years an Apple/Macintosh evangelist, having "switched" to Android just this past year - and just this past month (February 27th, to be exact) - he joined Motorola as an advisor, focusing on, as he puts it: "product design, user interface, marketing, and social media." He's made a post today asking whether it'd be amazing to be able to custom-order a smartphone the way Porsche allows with their "Exclusive" series.

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LG Nexus 5 rumored with impressive spec sheet

LG Nexus 5 rumored with impressive spec sheet

Here's a wild rumor for all of you, and one that you should probably take with a giant grain of salt (or just use the entire container). The specs list and design of the Nexus 5 has been rumored to leak. Google is said to be currently working with several manufacturers for its Nexus 5, and one of them is LG again. The phone is currently codenamed "Megalodon", and it's said to be looking at an October 2013 release date.

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PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

Google I/O registration begins tomorrow at exactly 7:00 AM PDT, so I hope you all have your alarms set, Google+ accounts registered, and Google Wallet information prepped to shell out $900 for a ticket ($300 for academic students and faculty). Yes, Google is requiring registrants to have a Google+ and Google Wallet account this time around, but I'm guessing most of the people attending already have both accounts set up (or at least one).

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Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

On Tuesday, we reported that the Ubuntu for tablets OS would be released for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, as well as the smartphone version for Nexus handsets, as a developer preview today. Canonical has officially announced its availability, saying that enthusiasts and developers alike can grab the source code now and get busy. The company stresses, however, that this is not something you'll want to run on your daily device.

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Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Early last month, Canonical announced the Ubuntu OS for smartphones, which will be coming later this year in October as opposed to the initial timeline of a 2014 release. However, we still haven't heard a word about a tablet OS until now. Canonical unveiled the tablet version of Ubuntu today during the same time as HTC's event, and while the news might have gotten drowned out by the new HTC One smartphone, open-source fanatics are no doubt excited for a tablet version of Ubuntu.

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Google retail stores coming to a place near you

Google retail stores coming to a place near you

Rumor has it that Google will be opening up its own retail stores by the end of this year. Google will be following both Apple and Samsung by giving consumers a place where they can get a hands-on feel for its products. You can get a feel for the latest Nexus device or Chromebook before you jump the gun and buy them. Google is hoping that by offering this hands-on experience, it would be able to get more consumers to purchase its products, and hopefully get more demand for its upcoming products.

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