Xiaomi recently hopped on the Android One band wagon and might have just revived the sinking ship which was last seen in India in 2014 when Micromax, Intex and Karbonn introduced new smartphones under the initiative. Now it turns out to be that Motorola might be the next smartphone manufacturer to introduce an Android One powered smartphone. This can be interpreted from a tweet made by the famous Twitter leakster Even Blass (@EvLeaks).
In a tweet which can be seen embedded below Evan Blass shared a render of an Android One powered Motorola smartphone. The phone looks extremely similar to the Moto X4 which was launched by the company at IFA 2017. As you can see in the image there is Android One branding on the bottom of the device similar to the Xiaomi A1. No further details were mentioned in the Twitter post made by the leakster. Previously, there also have been reports stating that the new Android One smartphone from Motorola is made especially for the United States, and might not launch in any other country.
Well isn’t this interesting… pic.twitter.com/QrC8bJz1pX
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 9, 2017
It was also reported in January that Google was working closely with various smartphone manufacturers to launch the Android One platform in the United States. The company is also currently being reported to buy HTC’s mobile division which would make an excellent starting point for the Android One platform in the United States considering the fact that HTC was the company who made the first Nexus smartphone and it is also the company who has made the Pixel smartphone.
Various publications have claimed that similar to what Xiaomi has done by rebranding the Mi 5X as the Mi A1 will be done by Motorola. It is expected that the company will bring the Moto X4 as its Android One smartphone in the United States for $399 and leave its own version with its custom Android operating system out of the states.