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: I'd love a motorola competitor to the SIII/4
3/1/2013 4:57:07 PM
I'd just prefer a phone in the 4.3"-4.5" range. It seems that powerful phones for this size are becoming rare. I'm not sure who they are designing phones for these days, seems like taller and larger people, but 4.7" & 4.8" wont allow me to use the phone one handed if i want to reach far across the screen. Yet I see lots of tiny Asian girls with these 4.8" phones. I guess they don't care that they have to use two hands sometimes?
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