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A more Googley idea for what can be done with Motorola

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2011, 13:41 posted on

There is a lot of doomsaying and speculation about what Google will do with Motorola, but not much of it takes into account Google's corporate ethos and decision history, but we've got an idea for how Google can use Motorola to change the world in a very Googley way...

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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:02 10

1. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


We love you google. Apple and Google, a perfect world.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:59 5

52. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


I think Microsoft plays a huge part too actually, those three, rising competition and its amazing, but i want to see new companies become successful too.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:06 17

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


This is the truth! Apple is greedy while Google wants to change the world! When the world changes, there wouldn't be anymore apple because google will eventually patent everything and buy off apple and create the iDroid and we will be all living in freedom because of Google! The Open Source World.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 16:00 1

53. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


That won't happen and I hope it doesn't, imagine the whole world running the same phone, same OS and everything is the same. It will be boring as hell. No matter what brand.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 17:26 4

57. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I think Google is a great company, but I think its funny how everyone is fooled into believing that they are pure and faultless. Apple and Google are both companies and they both need income. Apple seeks to make profits through their products, Google makes profits from ads. Ads ads ads. The internet and ads are their main driving force and not your "freedom". Don't be fooled.

I feel like Google has become what they set out to destroy (without even having destroyed it). They say that they didn't want only one choice and one OS to dominate the market and be the only choice for the consumers, but it seems like Android is the solution turned problem.

Anyone not in a cult would easily see that Apple failing and leaving the market wouldn't be a good thing, just as Android never being created would have equally been bad, but in just a different way. A world with only Apple would be very totalitarian. Even though the devices would work well, look nice and be updated timely there would only be one or two devices with minimalistic updates. If there was only Android, there would be so many choices, but the updates would be so much worse as a result, there would be too many compatibility issues with the applications, and I'm sure an even lower quality of devices would follow. It would be like some kind of crazy communistic anarchy. I definitely feel like Apple and Android are balancing each other and you can see that by Apple adding features that they feel was important and Google emphasizing the eradication of fragmentation and also attempting to attract more consumers by bettering their application store and media accessibility. If Google every purchased Apple, which would be kinda impossible because they are the richest company in the world, that would spell bad news for the mobile industry. At least that's what I think

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 18:54 4

58. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


While I understand and agree with what you've said, I'm not sure I understand what prompted the comments. Given Google's failure with Buzz, deal-with-the-devil (aka Verizon), and the lawless spam of the Android Market, I'm not sure who can claim that Google is pure and faultless.

I'm also not sure who (aside from over the edge fanboys, who we tend to ignore) is claiming that Android should be the only option in the market. Competition makes everyone better, so I'm certainly glad that iOS and WP7 exist (not so much for BB, but that's because RIM has yet to prove it can innovate.)

Also, I'm not sure Google has enough money to buy Apple. I'm pretty sure there's only about 30 billion left, and that wouldn't cut it.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 07:21 1

62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


more competition the better. I would never wish apple gone from the market... well maybe bada (just kidding peter).

Innovation is derived from need and from competition. Thats also the exact reason that people are getting pissed at apple. They arent suing to protect IP, they are suing to protect their shrinking market share by trying to ban competition from the marketplace instead of innovating their way back to the top.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 15:49 1

64. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


You're not sure what prompted the comments? If you mean my comment we can easily see that bobfreking55 prompted my comments, if you mean bobfrekking55 then I have no idea what prompted the his comments either.

There were about 8 people who agreed with bobfrekking55 (now there's 16) when I commented. His comment was over the edge and fanboyish but the fact that so many people agreed with it, made it unlike the majority of the fanboys that we tend to ignore. More people agree with bobfrekking55 than any other opinion/statement made in this thread. I'd say that's worth just a little attention at the least.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 19:46

65. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


lol just noticed that comment

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:07 9

3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


awesome article Michael.

i have no bones to pick.. and thats saying something.. lol.


Now, hopefully this will settle down Peter's doomsday prophesies that we all try to tell him is nonsense. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:17 1

7. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


doomsday prophesies. Lol. I actually think Android is Freedom. Apple is the evil side and everything in between the mobile industry is the yin yang of some sort.
Apple will make the i666 and the iBeast. Then we make the Droid Angel.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:19 8

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Thanks! I worked really hard on this one to make sure it would be boneless.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:08 3

4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


"If Google were in this purely for profit, it wouldn't have been giving away Android all these years"

My guess is...
Google has been giving Android away for free for all these years, too make manufacturers want to use android, and to build a big ecosystem. When Android is big enough (which it is now), google kicks out the others, and makes exklusive Google phones. that way, google will earn much more money. Google is a business. Businesses are not charitys, they don't give stuff away for free without getting a profit from it.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:10 7

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Google will buy your bada and turn it into android if google starts focusing on the money. Do you want that? Google will rule everything. Lol.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:15 6

6. Carter (unregistered)


"Businesses are not charitys, they don't give stuff away for free without getting a profit from it."

And yet Google has been doing this for years.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:18 2

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


and maybe for the next hundreds. We survive because the people want us and need us. Unlike the overpriced iOS devices.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:42

13. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


You forgot this part "hen Android is big enough (which it is now), google kicks out the others, and makes exklusive Google phones."

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:49 5

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, except that part isnt based in reality, fact, or has a remote chance of happening.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:51 2

25. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


LMAO, you guys are just a bunch of tools, you really think if Google wasn't profiting from Android they'd be "innovating" so much?? They might not be charging for Android directly, but trust me, indirectly, they make a big ass profit off of Android

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:58 3

42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


google gives away android OS. That doesnt mean they arent making gobs of cash off of it. Noone is saying they dont. They make money off of liscencing google products to manufacturers like the market, maps, and such (they dont come on non liscenced android devices). They make money from the market as well from each app sold. They still make the bulk of their money through searching the internet, like they always have. Android is just another vehicle to drive searches through google.

Thats what people like peter refuse to grasp. They arent apple or MS, they arent in it for massive profits per device. They are in it for massive profits off of ANY device. Android just basicaly gives them a dedicated advertising platform.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 22:27

66. jake (unregistered)


Good for google making "goobs" of cash, however, its from the ads and people have a choice if they want to advertise or not with google, there is a choice and in the meantime we get great phones and OS. Unlike Apple if you want one of their products (and i'm not saying the product is bad) you basically get raped...period.
And today you are seeing android phones from various mfg. with specs that far exceed iphone and for a better price. Alot more bang for the buck.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 21:40

60. s (unregistered)


Sure ios 5 is real "innovating"

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:18 7

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


And your guess is based on what evidence from Google's past actions?

Google is a business, but Google doesn't make its money from products like most businesses do. Google makes its money by getting more people to its ads either on the web or in Android apps. Google can use free products to bring in users and still make money.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:38

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


many think Google gets a dollar every time someone clicks on an ad the truth is that Google does not need a click to get money, all they have to do is say they have millions of Gmail users that they have millions of website searches and millions of android users and companies will pay millions to get promoted in there just like peak hours on a TV Chanel boast lots of people wanting to occupy commercials the same occur with people wanting to use ads

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:43 3

14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


And of course Google can target those ads for a higher price by using relevant data like location, search history, etc.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:50 3

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what I admire of Google its their great capability, Google indexed the internet and looking at the past IO gives you a clue that Google is actually looking for peoples complaints and trying to make them happy, its what they seem to be doing with all they do recently.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:51 3

24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ya know, ive been telling him that over n over. he refuses to listen because then its not all roses for Bada. He wants android out of the way because he thinks then people will run to Bada. With Pete, all roads lead to bada and thats all there is.

you dont need facts, u just need to convince everyone its a fact!! lol

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 12:44 1

36. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


At the risk of sounding superficial, I think Samsung would have a hard time marketing Bada in the English-speaking world. The first three letters are "bad", for crying out loud! I can see the review headlines now...

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 14:00

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it will be more of a pun made by fandroids and iDiots poking at the bada system then anything marketing related, but yea.. i can see that.. lol

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 15:28

51. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It reminds me of the "Nova" automobile. It means "no go" in some languages. :)

I guess Samsung should change the name of their OS to "Gooda" for English speaking markets. :)

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