Now a days we are seeing lot of phones from manufacturers with oversized screens, sometimes these screens are so big they don’t fit your pocket and are awkward to hold, some people might like the bigger screens but lot of others have reservations on how big the screen is. The oversized phablets are from everyone including high-end companies like Samsung, LG to budget Android makers like Micromax and Karbonn. You won’t see a oversized phablet from Motorola and Google, so don’t expect anything in the lines of Galaxy Note II or the recent Galaxy Mega 6.3.
Google and Motorola are thinking sensibly and they won’t release oversized phablets. Jim Wicks, design chief of Motorola told PC Mag that devices designed after Google’s acquisition of Motorola follow the philosophy of “better is better” rather than “bigger is better”. Motorola and Google are now working together since eight months on the next generation of devices according to Wicks, and the first line of these devices will hit the market in the second half of 2013.
“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,” he said. “I think ‘just right’ is important, and we’re designing so we don’t disappoint those people.”
Motorola is also not chasing the specs war and they are hoping for right sized device with right specs, not a device with lots of specs for the sake of specs.
He also said that the Android version they will put in these phones is stock Android. He wants Motorola phones as bloatware free as possible, but his might be difficult to achieve as not only OEMs but also carriers add bloat on top of stock Android. So this depends on the carrier support.
“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. It will be the unadulterated version of Android, and I feel really good about our embracing Android and being the best Android experience.”
He also said that the future Motorola phones are not tied to carriers, like Razr M as exclusive to Verizon, they will be widely available across carriers.
This is a good news for people who like phones below 5-inch in size and more importantly stock Android devices.