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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.

Source: The Verge



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By TakinYourPoints on 3/4/2013 9:36:39 AM , Rating: 2
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Battery life is very dependant on the time the screen is on with large screened phones.


Except that the tests I mentioned specifically have to do with LTE and wifi browse time. The GS3 did fine in other tests like talk time and video playback.

It has to do with the iPhone 5 using newer and much more power efficient 28nm Qualcomm LTE chips. Very simple. Had the iPhone 4S gotten LTE then you'd be seeing a similar 4 hour battery life instead for 8. That would have been a huge downgrade in battery life from the prior iPhone, so they waited until the tech got better.

Control of the entire hardware/software stack also has a lot to do with it. You can optimize the hell out of everything when you have complete control over the OS and the SoC.


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