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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 Trisped on 3/1/2013 4:22:16 PM , Rating: 2
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How can these companies set themselves apart from each other when they all put out virtually the same product.
How about:
• Look & Style
• Accessories (themed and normal)
• Bundled software

Price and Hardware features are also areas, but I think there is already a lot of competition in these areas.

I think there is still some low hanging fruit, like out of the box support for in browser flash (you can work around, but most mobile users do not want to go that far http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/3... ) or the ability to setup and join ad-hock networks.


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