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 9:26:34 AM
I really hope the SGS4 ends up having an AMOLED panel.
Add good color calibration and good text rendering to that list. The GS3 has a surprisingly bad display, especially for a device as expensive as it is. It doesn't surprise me why Google went to LG instead of Samsung for the Nexus 4.
RE: just another
3/4/2013 1:03:04 PM
I too was not wowed by the SAMOLED display in the SIII. One of my colleagues bought the Verizon S3 just as VZ did away with un-limited data plan for upgrades. It did not even stick out on the eyes when compared to the SLCD2 in the One X series.
I had assumed that it is more due to the Pentile nature vs. RGB rather than AMOLED vs. LCD. I thought GN-II which had both SAMOLED and RGB would be more pleasing on eyes.
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