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Larry Page sings Motorola's praises, reiterates need for more durable phones

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Larry Page sings Motorola's praises, reiterates need for more durable phones
Google has been very careful recently to try to turn around the expectations it set a while back in saying that the Motorola product line didn't "wow" the execs. Today, during Google's Q1 earnings call, Larry Page praised the work that Motorola has done over the past year, and reiterated his dream that phones be far more durable than they are now.

Motorola was a pretty big black mark on Google's earnings call, because the company hasn't released any new hardware in about six months. But, Page wants to start getting us more excited about what's on the way from Motorola, saying:
Having just seen Motorola's upcoming products myself, I'm real excited about the potential there. In just under a year, they have accomplished a lot, and have impressive velocity and execution.

Page also reiterated the idea that phones should be more durable. Back in January, Page talked about how phones should not have screens that break, and that we would be seeing the changeover to flexible displays in the next "5 to 10 years". But today, Page talked about more issues including battery life and water damage, in addition to the troubles with displays cracking when you drop your phone. 

It seems like Page is at least trying to imply that future Motorola phones will focus on durability. We've already heard that the X Phone will have a battery on par with the 3300 mAh found in the RAZR MAXX HD, and there have been rumors that it will also feature sapphire glass, which would greatly improve durability.

source: Google

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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:05 8

1. torr310 (Posts: 351; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The X Phone definitely is the most anticipated phone this year. Please don't make us wait no more!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 23:28

15. vincelongman (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I also really hope it lives up to the hype.
I am waiting to see the the X phone, New iPhone, Nexus 5 and the next Lumia flagship before I decide which phone to buy next

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:05 10

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6769; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I/O can't come soon enough.

Page, Motorola better not disappoint.

*spins around and stabs Mxy to the wall before he can utter a single, snarky word*

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 19:23 4

7. jcarrigan (unregistered)


haha you are my hero!
*Roundhouse kick to Mxy*

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 19:31 3

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6769; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Watch out what you say though. Phonearena didn't like my post and gave me a warning for it.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 19:37 3

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


He will be posting soon,may be?

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:28 4

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3940; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I find it odd how Mxy is on nearly every Motorola article... He just seems more interested in what they're up to than any of us.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:36 1

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Maybe he was an ex Moto user, or still likes Moto?

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 12:09

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3307; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't care.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:57

13. jcarrigan (unregistered)


haha i got one too. mxy can say all he wants but we get warnings. fine ill play by the rules

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:55 1

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1712; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


He feeds off of all the attention regardless if its negative or positive. If we stop mentioning his / its name, maybe the posts will eventually stop.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 20:57

14. jcarrigan (unregistered)


he who shall not be named! lol

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 12:08

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3307; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Hook line and sucker.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 15:03

20. Sniggly (Posts: 6769; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And there he is, Mr. Predictable. I knew you'd be here.

I believe it's my turn to say hook, line and sinker.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 09:25

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3307; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Sure kid, if it makes you feel better.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:15 1

3. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Good news
just hope all manufacturers can make a Durable Premium Smartphone

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:30 1

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6228; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


All i care is for the google glass too be announced

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:31 2

5. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


If this phone is as good as I expected, I won't even have to wait for Nexus 5... Can't wait to see this. I/O feels like it's taking so long to get here.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 18:33

6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 801; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Cant wait for this year's Google I/O then, although I doubt Google/Moto will give us anything more powerful than the GS4, we will prob see something far more durable.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 00:50 1

16. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


6 Months since a New Moto Phone has been released!
I really hope Moto brings something New like big battery, great specs, and very little bezel with the best durability.
Big Moto fan, still have and use my Xoom

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 14:40

19. jcarrigan (unregistered)


I never had a problem with the general hardware, my formaer moto phones(droid 2, droid x, and droid 3) were durable but the battery was incredibly weak and the software itself was screwed up and i would end up replacing a moto phone every 4-6 months.

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