Quick Note: Google CFO Says Motorola Smartphones Not "Innovative" Enough
March 1, 2013 1:06 PM
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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.
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RE: just another
3/1/2013 2:53:20 PM
At the time the S3 launched the phones it had to compete against were like the normal RAZR with 540 x 960 4.3 inch screen, dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex, and camera that is 8 MP but takes shitty pictures.
The S3 had 720p, 4.8 inch screen, quad core 1.3 G Cortex CPU, better battery, much better camera etc.
It was significantly better than most of what was available at the time.
RE: just another
3/1/2013 4:41:12 PM
I find it strange. I think around the time the S3 was out, the RAZR MAXX was also out. I thought the MAXX to be pretty innovative. In that motorola took advantage of the otherwise pointless industry trend to make phones thin as paper, and used their thin RAZR design to stick in a massive battery into a phone that ends up about as thick as a year or two ago (comfortably thin, actually).
And now motorola is one of the few that put out an intel phone. Kudos to them for trying to do something different there. After seeing benchmarks of it I wish I had one, but by the time my contract is up I can't say which company will have the product I want.
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