Google recently acquired Motorola for approximately $12.5 billion. Google will now look to generate its hardware ambitions via Motorola smartphones. The smartphone maker itself has some impressive devices lined up for sale.
Here are the top 5 smartphones that Google could make use of.
Motorola Atrix: The new Atrix, which is a docking-phone, features a 4.3-inch qHD display with 960x540 screen resolution. The phone sports a 5MP rear-facing and a front-facing VGA camera and is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and runs Motorola's customized Android 2.2 or Froyo build Motoblur.
The device offers 720p video capture capability and weighs 4.8 ounces and is about 0.43-inch thick. The smartphone has an 11.6-inch laptop dock and is built with the Webtop software which fires the laptop when the phone is placed in the docking cradle.
The smartphone offers 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory and provides Firefox browser, flash support and doc editing. The laptop dock is only available with Motorola Atrix.
Motorola Droid X2: Droid X2, Droid X’s new version, comes with Android 2.2 or Froyo and packs in a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip. The device has a 4.3-inch screen with 960x540 screen resolution and sports an 8MP rear-facing camera with 720p video capture. The device has an 8GB internal memory.
Motorola Droid Bionic: Droid Bionic first showed up with a Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Later, rumors suggested that the Bionic would be fitted with a TI OMAP 1.2 GHz processor. The smartphone will offer 1GB RAM and will come in 16GB internal memory configuration. It is also expected to have an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash that will feature 1080p video capture capability. Droid Bionic was first showcased with 5.5-ounce weight and 0.52-inch thickness. It comes pre-installed with Android Gingerbread.
The device is slated to be released for the Verizon 4G LTE network.
Droid 2 Global: Droid 2 Global was launched last year in November and comes with a 3.7-inch display with 850x480 screen resolution. The phone runs on Android 2.2 or Froyo and is powered by a 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor. It offers a 5MP camera with 720p video capture capability. The device also offers 8GB internal memory expandable to 32GB.
A QWERTY sliding keypad can also be found and works on Verizon’s global plans.
Motorola Photon 4G: The Photon 4G was released for the Sprint network and is truly a worldphone as it is both 3G and 4G compatible. It can also be used on CDMA and WiMAX networks in the U.S. and on GSM internationally.
The smartphone comes with a 4.3-inch qHD display with 960x540 screen resolution and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset. The device comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera with 720p video capture capability, and offers 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.
The Photon has a 1700 mAh Lithium battery and a spare battery with a battery charger, along with an HD Station which comes with a wireless remote and HDMI cable which transforms the phone into a large screen computer.