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 3:10:34 PM
So what you're saying is that it's not a good thing for the consumer to have many choices?
The reason Android phones can be had so cheaply is because there's lots of competition there. Like PCs. No real difference from one manufacturer to another.
So...pick a phone you like because it has the features you want at a good price and don't sweat the brand name. Because at the end of the day, it makes no difference.
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