Motorola’s Next Devices Will Not “Wow” By Google Standards

| February 28, 2013 | 6 Replies

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With all the rumors about the Motorola X phone, some of us thought that Google would at least be announcing it at Google I/O, even if they weren’t going to launch it right away. But Google’s CFO has just said that we shouldn’t expect the upcoming Motorola  devices to “wow” us, as some of the Google products have done it lately.

This means that the mythical X phone might not arrive right now, and it might not even arrive this year. The CFO also said that Motorola is still going to keep releasing the phones they were already having in the pipeline, before Google acquired them:

“The case with Motorola is that we’ve inherited a pipeline,” Pichette said, “Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like “wow” by Google standards. Dennis Woodside and his team have inherited 18 months of pipeline that we have to drain right now.”

Google acquired Motorola less than a year ago, so that means there are still quite a few months to go. It’s possible that they might launch it in fall, together with Android 5.1, but then what about the Nexus device? Or is the upcoming Nexus phone just going to be made by Motorola, instead of someone like HTC?

If they both launch in the same time, that could be pretty messy for Google, as they would have to promote both the Motorola device and the Nexus one. It would’ve been a lot easier if they were launching the Motorola X phone (and possibly even a Motorola X tablet) at Google I/O with the all-new Android 5.0 (next year with 6.0, and so on) and the Nexus device in fall, as always, with Android 5.1 (then Android 6.1 in 2014, and so on) – or even the other way around: Nexus phone at Google I/O and the Motorola phones for the holiday season.

Launching them in the same time doesn’t look right – unless the Motorola phone is the Nexus device this year. But then, does that mean the next Nexus device won’t “wow” us as much as it could’ve, since Google has just said these are devices from Motorola’s old pipeline. This also means we might not see a Nexus or Nexus-like smartphone at Google I/O, and perhaps all we’ll get to see there is a Nexus tablet (or two), and a Chromebook.

[Via Droid-Life]

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  • Alan Den

    Google’s CFO: “Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like ‘wow’
    by Google standards. Dennis Woodside and his team have inherited 18
    months of pipeline that we have to drain right now.”

    He was only talking about products currently available on the marketplace, not “upcoming” devices.

    Android Headlines: “Google’s CFO has just said that we shouldn’t expect the upcoming Motorola devices to ‘wow’ us”

    Really? How did you extract that from his quote?

    And last month Google’s CFO exactly said: “Remember, we inherited 12 to 18 months of a product pipeline we have had to work through”

    Google bought Motorola in May 2012 then we could see the first
    Motorola phone entirely made by Google in May 2013.

  • Richard Yarrell

    This isn’t surprising at all and to think this is what Google brought to ward off Samsung…Hate to say it Motorola is one of the BIGGEST JOKES of the android platform. But they rather be concerned with Samsung Google is ridiculous in my eyes. They need to focus on the sagging manufacturers that are not pulling their weight in the android universe instead of worrying about Samsung. The bottom line here without Samsung the android platform wouldn’t even be credible even Google’s NEXUS LINE is very soft especially compared to Samsung. As I stated before and will always continue to say SAMSUNG IS ANDROID 213 million handsets sold 40% of the technology market that alone speak for it’s self. Google better be thanking their lucky stars.

    • squiddy20

      “and to think this is what Google brought to ward off Samsung” Google didn’t do it to “ward off Samsung” you moron. They did it to protect themselves (and the manufacturers like HTC, Sony, and even Samsung) from the likes of Apple. As was stated all over the web when the deal was first publicized.

      “But they rather be concerned with Samsung” And besides some stupid rumor, your proof of this is…. what exactly? Google hasn’t said one word about Samsung, positively or negatively. Learn to read.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Mr. Phantom returns you’re just as sad as Google with all their private talks at Google plex. You’re so idiotic it comical now you come on here professing that the Wall Street Journal is lying??? ? News flash junior they have no reason to lie. Rather Google wants to admit it or not this issue or discussion took place clearly. What a poor misguided soul and internet joke you have become. Like this matters to you anyway you don’t purchase anything worth wild.

        • squiddy20

          “you’re just as sad as Google with all their private talks at Google plex.” WTF does that even mean? Good god Richard, try and make some sense once in awhile. We’re not all as “dum” (your spelling) as you are. Also, if you think Samsung doesn’t have it’s own “private talks”, you’re sorely out of touch with reality.

          “now you come on here professing that the Wall Street Journal is lying?” Considering when any publication cites “people familiar with the matter” as their “source”, yeah, I’d say they’re either flat out lying or making this stuff up to make headlines, and therefore, revenue. There are absolutely no direct quotes from anyone at Google or Samsung. The author of the article even states that “Representatives for Google and Samsung declined to comment. And yet, here you are taking the word of the WSJ as if it’s 100% true, when there’s not one bit of concrete evidence to support it. Typical. You see a headline that puts Google in a bad light, Samsung in a good light, and you run with it like a hypocritical, ignorant little child. Grow up.

          “News flash junior they have no reason to lie.” You’ve obviously never heard about news sites making up slightly untrue stories to make money off the idiots (like yourself) who are stupid and gullible enough to believe it, especially when there’s not one bit of proof.

          “Like this matters to you anyway you don’t purchase anything worth wild.” 1. For the upteenth time, it’s spelled “worth while”. You have the power of Google and spell check at your fingertips. Use it. 2. My Galaxy Nexus is “worth while” to me, and that’s all that matters. What a joke.