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First true Google Motorola phones will come later on in 2013

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First true Google Motorola phones will come later on in 2013
Google might have disappointed analysts with its quarterly profits, but for those caring about mobile and Motorola, and wondering what’s going on there, it might be more disappointing to learn that it will take quite some time until the first true Google Motorola phones come out.

When asked about Motorola, the company Google acquired in mid May 2012, the search giant said that it has inherited a 12-18 month product cycle so it would be no less than six or more months after this October until we start seeing the first true Google Motorola phones.

Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette explained the Motorola situation:
Look, we're really pleased with Motorola's progress in its first 150 days. As indicated in our public filings, our team has made a lot of operational changes, we harmonized and narrowed the product portfolio, [undertook] streamlining of software operations, and we scaled back the markets in which we operate. But that said, we're just at the beginning of the Motorola-Google story, and we should expect, as I mentioned before, results from this segment to be quite variable for quite a while yet.
Remember that we inherited an entire product pipeline where hardware business cycles are typically 12 to 18 months.

So if you’re still wondering why Google is releasing all those new Motorolas with no Jelly Bean on board, now you have the answer. After the current pipeline is exhausted, we’ll finally start seeing what Google has done with Motorola later in 2013. How did we arrive at late-2013? Simple, accounting for a 12 to 18 month cycle inherited in May 2012 when the acquisition was finalized, you arrive at a period from May to December 2013 when that pipeline should be exhausted. And quite honestly, we can’t wait.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:04 6

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


So buy motorola phones in 2014 with android 5.0

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:01 4

2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


The antenna alone with Google will make Motorola a true player if things get beyond Verizon influenced only phones

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 06:42

10. FerneyZan (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)


There are Motorola Phones all over.. ATT and Sprint has them too.. LOL

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:25 6

3. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Can't wait for them. Why doesn't Motorola change their camera supplier? It the only thing that keeps me away from Motorolas awesome phones.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 21:00

11. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


can not agree with you more, even though camera is not the most important thing about a device, it will be nice to have a good sensor

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 06:20 2

4. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok, makes my decision to get the Maxx HD better now. Better not be no surprises between Dec 2012 and Dec 2013....lol

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 06:47 2

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yey... love to see an awesome motorola phone!! and destroy and drag crapsung to hell!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:01

6. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


What if Samsung starts making high quality and durable handsets?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:07 1

7. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think this makes sense and actually sounds like a smart move. I'd imagine that if I were Google I would starting testing certain capabilities that could be pushed out through Motorola devices. One in particular is that customization center they have been thinking about. If it really does allow customers to change their manufacturer included theme to something else, it would in theory help to limit the overdue software updates because the base system would essentially be the same; save for different carriers.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 11:39

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


and then it will only be for Verizon here in the states. but still excited to see it

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:11

9. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I really expect the new nexus phones to be Motorola only... and I think the ROKR line needs to come back!

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