Google considers giving Motorola the responsibility of producing future Google Glass models
0. phoneArena 04 Aug 2013, 00:09 posted on
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has told the Wall Street Journal that Google is considering turning over production of future Google Glass models to Motorola; Woodside said that building the device could become "an opportunity" for the company which is now a wholly owned Google subsidiary. Motorola is said to already be advising Google executives on how to produce the product...
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1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 985; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Motorola cannot get close enough to Google and vice versa. Would love if Google was more hands on with them.
3. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
well duh, you would think they thought of that from the start
4. belovedson (Posts: 975; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Your going to hand a potential breakthrough product to Motorola who has been such a fail they were bought out by google (y'all)?
Does not make any sense
5. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
that means its google now right? not much of a fail company i'd say
6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Oh, yeah the company that invented the cell phone, made the best selling phone ever prior to the iPhone 3G, made one of the thinnest smartphones ever until the iPhone 4, made the first Android smartphone to last more than a day on a single charge, the same phone that became the first to outsell the iPhone on Verizon? The company whose phone has the highest customer satisfaction outside the iPhone and latest Galaxy models? That fail company?
7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Well whatever their accomplishments are, numbers don't lie. They've been in the red for a long while now and even with Google's intervention to try to staunch the bleeding, it's not happening so far.
HTC, LG, Sony etc. all have had their great innovations but still fell flat all the same. Consumers can be so fickle... they've all made great products at some point but didn't take off. Even the HTC One which is selling relatively well isn't enough to save the company.
People want subsidized cost for Moto's phones, but other OEMs will cry foul, and they'd be right. Also, Moto desperately needs to make a green report, and selling subsidized won't help them do that too. They're being treated separately, and that means they need to make a profit on their own accord too.
Google can't give them an unfair advantage with their products, but they can be a 'customer' for a manufacturing contract. That is fair game, and a good opportunity to boost Motorola's revenue.
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Please give it to all their OEM to manufacture, that will ensure wide spread adoption.
At this era, speed is of the essential and more OEM give wider glass design choices as well.