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: just another
3/2/2013 6:20:41 PM
The only reason why the web usage on an iPhone is higher is because you cannot easily use a different user agent. You're essentially forced into viewing the mobile version of a website. Chrome for Android is the first browser I've seen on Android that doesn't allow you to easily change the user agent. I've been using a mobile, or tablet UA since 2010 on all of my Android phones. 90% of the time I hate using the crippled mobile version of websites, and because of that I either use a tablet, or Chrome desktop UA. Plus, you can easily install ad block on Android devices, and that skews analytics even more. I own an iPhone 4s, and without jailbreak, I personally cannot stand using it.
RE: just another
3/4/2013 9:24:12 AM
Traffic can be determined by mobile operating system, forget mobile browser, and it is still mainly iOS. Hell, analytics can determine the exact type of device being use.
Web usage on iOS is higher because it sells much larger numbers than devices like the GS3, Droid DNA, Nexus 4, etc etc. Again, the main reason comes down to so many Android devices out there not being what we consider to be high-end smartphones.
RE: just another
3/5/2013 4:52:09 AM
You're wrong, and if you include the entire world, Apple isn't even close. Just take a look at iPhone usage in China, for example. I don't want Android to dominate, because in the long run it's not good for consumers, and my iPhone 4s is a pretty nice device. I realize their are many methods of determining device usage, but many tend to be by user agent.
Regardless of what browser market share statistics say, which are mostly compiled by user agent, you simply cannot say that the iPhone dominates the US market.
Also, the data from Chitika is unreliable at best. They don't divulge how they are compiling their data, and once again adblock is on Android is a thing.
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