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Google is not impressed

Google has no problem with telling it like it is. Yesterday, the Android maker said Motorola isn't creating good enough mobile products for its popular operating system.

Patrick Pichette, Google's chief financial officer and senior vice president, told an audience at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference that Motorola isn't up to par with Google's expectations of a hardware maker.

"[Motorola's pipeline are] not really to the standards that what Google would say is wow -- innovative, transformative," said Pichette. "We've inherited 18 months of pipeline that we actually have to drain right now, while we're actually building the next wave of innovation and product lines."

So far, a few Motorola releases for Android include the Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Droid RAZR M. While these phones aren't half bad, Google said customers want more.

Pichette also made mention that Google's relationship with Samsung, its No. 1 hardware maker, is "terrific" despite recent rumors. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S IV with the Android operating system is due to be announced March 14.

Source: The Verge

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RE: just another
By xti on 3/1/2013 2:53:11 PM , Rating: 2
its a mobile phone, there are only so much it needs to do before its just niche.

like RF blaster to dub as a remote...awesome. to the average joe, its meh.

RE: just another
By Nortel on 3/1/2013 3:11:47 PM , Rating: 1
...there are only so much it needs to do before its just niche

It's called innovating. When everything looks and works the same there is no innovation which is the exact topic of this article.

The RF blaster being touted as new was on my palm pilot in 1999, thats 14 years ago. Even at that time it was far simpler to use a real remote and now-a-days the harmony remotes are both fantastic and cheap.

RE: just another
By Reclaimer77 on 3/1/2013 3:53:21 PM , Rating: 5
It's called innovating.

If you weren't so blinded by hate, you would realize the Android manufacturers are the biggest innovators out there. Hello???

Actually I take that back, RIM of all people just put more innovation into the Z10 than Apple has innovated in years.

harmony remotes are both fantastic and cheap.

Harmony's are garbage. You've clearly never used a good remote app on a smartphone/tablet, or you wouldn't make this statement.

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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