Google's Eric Schmidt claims again they won't love Motorola more than the other Android kids
1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
No Googlerola phone :( I perfer they dont play favorites but a Googlerola would be awesome :P
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I like it better when Michael writes because he jettisons the stupid fear mongering.
14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
well, like i said in the other thread. Michael writes insightful, and sometimes thought provoking stories. But PA has to garner advertising hits so they get paid, so others write stuff that incites flame wars on the threads to garner those hits. Cant blame them for wanting to make money with their time here. They are hitting the phone world from both sides instead of sticking to thoughtful or flame war to get those hits.
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
If peter was still around to spout his "google is going to implode android so Bada can rule the world" lunacy, this thread would already have garnered 100 comments.. lol
3. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
i agree with that sniggly this dude sucks
4. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Nothing will end the cosumers, and other manufacturers, concerns but time. Googles intentions will be shown.
5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Like Google will publicly admit that they will favor Moto over the rest, lol.
6. Blade (unregistered)
I hate motorola, they build garbage.
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Once in a while maybe. But overall their build quality is pretty damn good.
8. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
Take a look at "Mobile competition part 2" on phonearena : Google wants market shares. So it would be stupid to give an so good advantage to Moto so the gap couldn't be filled by others. Others would just abandon Android. Google has no interest to do that, UNLESS they want to go in Apple's field : make hard & soft, with great margins.
But I don't think so. Therefore, they can give something to Moto phones, but just use it to make a one-nexus-flagship-per-year, to give a flagship to the market, and force others (HTC, Samsung, etc.) to do the same quality in terms of design, performances, etc. And to rease the global quality of Android world
I must precise that my opinion is Android has no real flagship for the moment : which phone has good and original design, solid build quality, performances of the hardware, great display, great camera ? Don't miss the point : Android has some really really good devices, but you must always make compromises. When Iphone 4 was released, nothing was wrong. I really think that.
So I'm really impatient to discover...no, not the Iphone 5 (Iphone is not my taste, apart for the hardware and attention to design), but the Nexus Prime ! I dream of a kind of Nexus S-style without plastic.
But my point is : they can't create a too large gap (by hiding some infos about the last version of Android or I don't know why), it would be counterproductive.
What do you think of it ?
12. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
I don't think Google will play favorites with Moto. That will surely trigger others (HTC, Samsung, etc) leaving android and they can't become another Apple with only Motorola's not so competitive hardwares. The upcoming Nexus Prime will be the top Android flagship going head to head against iPhone5. The following up Nexus device next year will probably be made by Moto but I think new android will be given to other manufacturers soon after that.
10. Rikkirik (unregistered)
Google is fooling no one but themselves and screwing up Android. Facts are that Google didn't develop Android as a unique patented technology, which makes Google partners open to patent infringement lawsuits. Because of this Microsoft surely and maybe Oracle will earn more money on Android than Google ever will. Second of all the acquisition of Motorola is alienating the partners. HTC and Samsung have already struck a deal with Microsoft to pay licensing fees for the use of Android. Samsung has developed it's own OS (Bada) and HTC has said to be interested in getting their own OS (Meego??). Both companies are pushing WP7,5. HTC already made clear that 30% of their sales comprise WP7 and that they expect WP 7,5 Mango to give Android a run for their money. Samsung is in a cross licensing deal with Microsoft will support WP development. Vendors in Europe are seriously going over to Microsoft since Google made a bid for Moto. Is Schmidt blind to whats happening?? Google is killing Android, whether they favor Motorola or not above other partners.
11. corporateJP (Posts: 2291; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Do some people not realize that Google already transfered patents over to HTC from Motorola?
Some people are wishing for a war, that right now, is artificial.
Google has nothing to gain and everything to lose by making their own devices and relegating their OS to one company exclusively.
Some people just need to see this for what it's worth.
13. marcusG (unregistered)
well the reson is obvious...Google needs to keep the competition at bay (apple and microsoft) on the pateent war or they may as well trow in th towel! What good doe have an opem OS and not getting profit from it whe your rivals would sue you and you have to pay just to be in the biz...btw the happy suers will be profiting double ( their own OS and from Android too) ..thats the main reason for purchasing motorola..The ideal thing would have been to make a deal with oracle ( a truce with no money exchange) but android has become so visible thats an easy target. My prediction if google doesnt come ahead (with the motto patents) in the courts it m- be downhill for android..no sense in keep paying rolaties to ur competitors...I predict that MSFT could be the winner...The next couple year will see how it pans out.