Motorola CEO: Google gave financial support, but Moto X was "all Motorola"
Woodside went on to reiterate certain things that have been said before, like how Google has allowed Motorola to completely change the approach of the company, and the philosophy. It has focused on just a few devices rather than a large stable of devices, completely changed the code base, and thinks consumers want updates faster.
Another interesting admission by Woodside was that he claims to follow tech blogs and the feedback found there. When he comes across interesting ideas and concerns (not just rage), he will bring up those concerns in conversations with his team.
1. Finalflash (Posts: 867; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Good, software focus, about damn time. We have enough hardware power mascarade-ing as the make or break portion of a device. We need more companies to focus on differentiating with at least software excellence now.
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 598; Member since: 19 May 2011)
If CEO Dennis Woodside reads tech blogs I hope he hears this I would have bought a Moto X I like the software a slim clean UI over the OS great way Google now integrates everything, but the hardware specs were very disappointing I keep my phone for 2 years and hardware needs to last that long when I buy a phone I want the latest and greatest to keep me covered for 2 more years XDA will keep me covered with software. Oh I got a Note 3- don't let carriers lock bootloaders either.
3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 565; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
I love Motorola and Google, but its more than obvious that there are some Google thoughts forced into Motorola, like say
(a) removal of SD slot [BAD]
(b) Removal of BLUR [GOOD]
(c) Great integration of Google NOW [V.GOOD]
(d) Faster updates [BEST]