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
3/4/2013 7:38:35 AM
(shh, no-one tell him that IOS updates are hardly "updates" and that it has barely changed at all since IOS2, and that IOS6 upgrade is meaningless and changes almost nothing except to remove a batter mapping software)
But seriously. Buy a phone for its features and what it does, not for what you think it will do 3 years from now. Apple's OS updates are extremely minor. IOS6 should really be called IOS 2.4
RE: just another
3/4/2013 12:44:18 PM
I learnt decades ago, an OS is only a means to manage programs (apps), not the be all and end all. But I also learnt it needs to be secure and stable, so I could really do what I want with my system; run my programs (apps).
As for iOS being 2.4 instead of 6, you could say the same of Windows. There is negligible difference interface-wise, between Windows 95 and Windows 7, but a helluva lot has changed under the interface, to make it more secure and stable.
“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
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