It looks like Google wants to rejuvenate the Android One project. Recently, the search giant, in collaboration with Xiaomi announced the mid-range Mi A1 smartphone in 40 markets globally. At the same event, Global Director of Android Partner Programs, Jon Gold announced that there will be more Android One smartphones coming this year.
Now, popular leakster, Evan Blass revealed that the recently announced Motorola Moto X4 smartphone could be next in the line for Android One project. Yes, you heard it right. Google and Motorola are reportedly working together again, but this time, it won’t be a Google Play Edition smartphone, instead, it will cater into the Android One project.
That said, Blass posted an image of the Moto X4 with Android One logo printed at the bottom. However, he did not reveal any further information about the device or the partnership of Moto and Google. But surely, Android fans would love to check out a Moto device and that too the Moto X4 with stock Android.
Although Motorola devices feature near stock Android with subtle customizations, in recent times, the company is not rolling out software updates on time. Especially under Lenovo, Motorola is not even bothering to deliver software updates, same as its parent company, who never deliver software updates on a promised timeline. For example, the Moto G5 Plus is still running March 2017 security patch update, and we’re now in September. Also, the recently released Moto G5S Plus has June 2017 security patch fixes installed, and no update until now.
Motorola’ strength was timely software updates, which seems to be faded away now. And this partnership is not at all a surprising one. Coming back to the Moto X4, it is the company’s latest best-looking smartphone ever.
The smartphone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with 3D glass on top, Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual camera setup- one standard sensor and one wide-angle sensor, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3000mAh battery. The Indian launch of the Moto X4 is yet to be announced by the company. Will the Moto X4 launch under Android One project in India? Time will tell.