Google will use its ownership of Motorola Mobility to create smartphones that feature the stock version of Google Android, stronger build factors, and smaller device sizes. d
In an interview with PC Mag, company design chief Jim Wicks says the company is following the doctrine of “better is better” and not “bigger is better.”
Wick goes on to further his company’s stance on smartphone size:
“Certain people like a large screen, but there is a sweet spot for consumers that we’re currently exceeding in the market … There are some people that like a big display, but there’s also a lot of people that want something that’s just about right.”
The company plans to focus on simplicity in design alongside narrow bezels, scratch and drop resistance, and other straightforward design offerings.
Wicks calls the mobile OS that will be used an “unadulterated version of Android.” Wicks adds, “From a software and UI perspective, our strategy is to embrace Android and to make it the best expression of Android and Google in the market.”
The new Google based Motorola smartphones will offer only a small line of devices available across a wide range of carriers. Originally, rumors pointed to Motorola creating various devices that would be offered exclusively to specific wireless carriers.
Speaking of the company’s approach Wicks proclaims:
“We are going to try and drive a more singular expression of our brand across multiple carriers … It’s a fundamental change in model.”
So what exactly is the “perfect screen size?” A leaked shot of the alleged Motorola X Phone showcases a 4.8-inch display with Gorilla Glass 3 and Google Android Jelly Bean.
News of Motorola’s focus on build quality arrives at the same time that Samsung is rumored to be examining steel body designs in place of its current plastic build found on the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and prior smartphone devices.