Google chairman Eric Schmidt has been making the media rounds to spread the word on his new book, but it appears that the CEO may be out to promote more. Today, the Google exec stopped by D: Dive into Mobile to reveal a few tasty tidbits about Motorola’s upcoming line.
Google acquired Motorola back in 2011 for $12.5 billion; but the handset manufacturer/internet giant combo has yet to really leave its mark on the industry, as Motorola still finds itself struggling to compete with Samsung’s and Apple’s dominant market share.
However, Schmidt seemed more than confident when he told the conference that “they have a new set of products, which are phenomenal.” Schmidt even further emphasized his confidence telling consumers “think of it as phone-plus”.
While Schmidt was unfortunately rather cryptic about this new wonder device, speculation suggests that it could be the NXT device. The 4.7-inch handset is expected to offer a few cutting-edge features along with a full 1920 x 1080 display, Tegra 4i Processor, and a 16MP rear-facing camera. The device is also expected to run off the next version of Android, codenamed “Key Lime Pie”.
Schmidt noted that consumers can expect these new impressive products “sooner rather than later”, so we could see this new device turn up as early as the Google I/O conference next month.