Google reiterates its intent to keep Motorola autonomous, with "its own battlefield"
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 22, 2012, 9:18 AM
Eric Schmidt chimed in: "We bought Motorola for the sum of the patents, the products, the people, the innovation", while Patrick Pichette said:
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As long as Moto gets the tools it needs to be competitive in the market again I don't care. Android needs to stay as open as possible, and that means you can pull the bulls**t Microsoft is doing and make your own hardware.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 9:54 AM 9
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Too bad, Moto is one of the worst at innovation and customer support, and with their locked boot loaders and failure to release source code, "open" is not even on their road map. Please Google, stop being an advertising company and MAKE YOUR OWN HARDWARE. Android has never been open. Just go try to build a ROM for your Android phone from source code. Never happen.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 10:18 AM 1
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Shut up, no idea what open means do you, they are referring to Android. Unless something drastic happens Google won't absorb Motorola and start making their own handsets. Motorola is the worst inovator? I'm pretty sure that Maxx battery wants to have a word with your ill advised comment. Sheesh some people on here speak a lot faster than they can think.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:03 AM 9
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Plus MotoBlur BLOWS!!!!
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 10:31 AM 2
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MotoBlur was terrible, but really only in éclair and Froyo. I had a motorola defy and when we finally got our update to froyo, it had all kinds of bugs and motorola didn't want to know about any of them. It was bad software and from what I have heard gingerbread builds from motorola have been recieved quite well. The big problem with moto is with their software updates. It's absolutely rubbish and they always make promises to customers which they won't keep. That is the sole reason I will not buy a motorola product again (unless I can see an improvement). They promised ICS Q1 for the Razr and its getting it now... Motorola have the best build quality by far and excellent connectivity (call quality, wifi etc) but they really need to improve the software support.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 5:40 PM 2
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There have been a helluva lot of manufacturers who promised ICS updates in a timely fashion besides Motorola. At least Motorola has been forthright about the situation and kept people up to date on the progress.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 6:35 PM 0
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Yeah true, I suppose my bad experience with the defy gives me a bias. It launched with android 2.1 just a few months after 2.2 was released. Then about 6 months after 2.3 was released we finally got 2.2 on the defy. 2.2 which was extremely buggy and forced me to flash CM7 because the software was unusable despite so many complaints from people. So an update 1.5years after the release and it was terribly buggy.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:02 PM 1
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screw motorola, i'm on my 3rd atrix because the last 2 had a ridiculous amount of bugs and malfunctions and i dropped one of them maybe once. not to mention they have all been painfully laggy and half of the time when i make a call it never rings. im definitely waiting for one of the next nexus phones as long as it isnt motorola.
posted on Jun 23, 2012, 1:52 AM 1
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