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: 'You talking to me?'
3/1/2013 9:27:42 PM
Can you ever not twist things around? Its not like some sort of insane talking to oneself thing. He is saying that when Google bought Moto, the pipeline of products wasn't too impressive. Not a lot of people would disagree. Moto was stagnating... Good thing Google bought them. The upcoming X phone is the first one with Google's input and it it expected to be killer phone... Meanwhile Apple is still regurgitating the same old iPyoon.
RE: 'You talking to me?'
3/3/2013 2:54:42 AM
No, Google ruins phones on purpose by removing useful features, like removable storage (in some lame attempt to force you to use their cloud storage services, which 90% of customers don't know or care about) and now removable batteries.
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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