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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While it may not blow your socks off...
3/1/2013 5:43:18 PM
Having phones with a big enough battery for all-day use is a significant usability difference against the competition.
You can leave the GPS and WiFi on, whereas with many phones you have to turn these and other important features off or else your phone will go dead.
"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer
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