Motorola’s Design Chief confirms the first pure Motorola Google phones will come this year

Sascha Segan, arguably the internet’s most vocal critic against today’s race to create the largest smartphones capable of fitting into a normal sized pocket, has scored an exclusive interview with Jim Wicks, Motorola’s Design Chief. I recommend you read Segan’s entire article for all the nitty gritty details, but here are the two main points that stand out.

One, Wicks confirms that Motorola will launch a new line of devices by the end of this year. Said devices will be “Google-influenced” and run stock Android. They’ll possibly even lack operator bloatware in the United States, which is sadly still a major issue.

And two, Motorola will make phones that are “just right” when it comes to size. Considering that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has a 5 inch screen and Apple’s iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen, the rumors that were floating around the internet earlier this year about a 4.5 inch Nexus 5 are starting to make a lot of sense. I wish there was more I could share, but there’s no additional information.

Now we wait. Patiently.

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  • Robert Caldecott

    I despair how many other tech sites have been reporting for months that the “X Phone” would be launched at Google I/O in less then a month even though everyone else knew that was simply not going to happen. I’m glad this site does engage in such hysterical nonsense!

    A smaller screen size would be a real treat. Interesting how we might be heading down in size again, and I know it will make a lot of people happy.

  • I’d be happy with a slightly smaller device. My Nexus 4 is pretty much the limits of what I can go for.

    • Stefan Constantinescu

      With my Note II, I’m squarely in the “bigger is better” camp, though I will say this: If Motorola manages to make something lust worthy, I may switch.

  • misternobg

    I had 4 inch screen then I bought Nexus 4 amazing phone and screen size of 4.7 inch suits me just fine. I think I will never go back to smaller size only if I have to. I would like to try bigger sizes 5-5.5 inch.