Quick Note: Google CFO Says Motorola Smartphones Not "Innovative" Enough
March 1, 2013 1:06 PM
comment(s) - last by
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: just another
3/2/2013 8:02:07 PM
Hell, if I were in NZ, I'd be buying a Xiaomi MI-2 for around $300-450. MIUI v5 looks really cool, the phone has great support and updates are provided weekly.
Regardless of where you live, $1000+ for a smartphone is just asinine. In the US, there is truly no reason to buy phones on contract anymore. Unless you want to waste your money on Verizon or AT&T's LTE.
Furthermore, almost all major devices are supported by devs on XDA. My dad's HTC EVO 4G supports CM10 (4.1.2), and that phone is almost 3 years old. He doesn't want to upgrade his device, because he's content with what he has.
If ROMs aren't your thing, I completely understand, but paying that much for a phone is just ridiculous. You may want to import phones from the US, or start buying decent Chinese phones from brands like Xiaomi or Oppo. I sell a lot of stuff on eBay, and shipping a smartphone to NZ would cost me $14.50.
I'm looking at the prices on telecom.co.nz, and I cannot believe how badly carriers are blasting you in the ass. And I thought we were getting screwed here in the US. Either way, you cannot go wrong with that MI-2, and I'm sure that one of the resellers will ship to NZ.
RE: just another
3/3/2013 12:22:14 AM
You should see what we pay for cars. An new MX-5 costs over $60,000
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
Report: Galaxy S IV to Be Announced March 14
February 19, 2013, 9:29 AM
Motorola Unveils a Trio of Shiny Droids
September 5, 2012, 5:19 PM
Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone
November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM
iPhone 7 May Pack 3-4 GB Memory, More Storage; 4-Inch Comeback is Rumored
November 20, 2015, 10:12 PM
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 Will Receive Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016
November 16, 2015, 9:58 AM
Lenovo Whoa: Motorola Droid MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 Break Cover in Leaks
October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM
Leak: Apple Preps for First Real Android App Foray With New Apple Music App
October 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
Pepsi Smartphone? Empty Calories Coming Soon to the Midrange
October 12, 2015, 11:41 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information