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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 Reclaimer77 on 3/1/2013 3:24:19 PM , Rating: 2
Afraid I cannot agree. Months ago my Galaxy S2 met it's untimely death in the bathroom, in anticipations of the Galaxy 4 I grabbed a Motorola Razr from Verizon as a stopgap.

It feels like anything besides a cheap plastic phone. Despite it's thinness, there's zero flex in the chassis. The Kevlar backing is a nice touch too. If my Galaxy S2 had it, it probably would have never slipped out of my hand in the first place.

Many have models with the exact same hardware specs for christs sake!

Entirely irrelevant since the average phone buyer wouldn't know a "Snapdragon" CPU from sugar snap peas.

RE: just another
By Nortel on 3/1/2013 3:34:34 PM , Rating: 2
Entirely irrelevant since the average phone buyer wouldn't know a "Snapdragon" CPU from sugar snap peas.

Funny how it's irrelevant when it doesn't suit your point.

So the difference between Android phones comes down to it still being a plastic phone but with a cheap kevlar fabric covering part of the back? I could use one of your posts to point out that a case would negate this difference entirely.

RE: just another
By Reclaimer77 on 3/1/2013 3:46:21 PM , Rating: 2
Oh I'm sorry, I thought you wanted a discussion.

It's clear you are drinking the Hateraid here, so I guess I'm wasting my time.

Using your argument, the iPhone went 4 whole years with no "difference". Same exact chassis and look with every iteration. Even now with the "bigger" screen it's basically the same phone with different parts.

RE: just another
By Nortel on 3/1/13, Rating: 0
RE: just another
By Reclaimer77 on 3/1/13, Rating: 0
RE: just another
By retrospooty on 3/1/2013 5:32:43 PM , Rating: 4
"Or are you just against variety and competition in general?"

Bingo. Anything that competes with "the precious" gets the usual trolling. These new 1080p Androids are awesome, and I think it has them worried about the precious.

RE: just another
By grant3 on 3/2/2013 8:23:31 AM , Rating: 2
Kevlar does not "cover" the back, kevlar *IS* the back.

As for "cheap" i guess it's a matter of preference, obviously some people prefer the feeling of the kevlar back, not to mention it's nicely scratch-proof, unlike aluminum bodies.

RE: just another
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/1/2013 4:13:56 PM , Rating: 2
The Razr is a solid built phone, loved mine and gave it to the GF when I got my S3.

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