First true Google Motorola phones will come later on in 2013

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:

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



1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

So buy motorola phones in 2014 with android 5.0


Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

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

10. FerneyZan

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

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

3. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

11. Angelface77

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 10, 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

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

6. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

What if Samsung starts making high quality and durable handsets?

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

9. JcHnd

Posts: 255; Member since: Apr 30, 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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