Google reiterates its intent to keep Motorola autonomous, with "its own battlefield"

Google reiterates its intent to keep Motorola autonomous, with
Google's CFO Patrick Pichette reiterated once again at a meeting with shareholders that the company intends to keep Motorola's operations autonomous, with no deeper integration with Google planned.

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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12 Comments

1. rcwfox2002

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

What a waste

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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.

3. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

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.

5. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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.

9. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Warn me when you learn how to read. What do you think open means? Moto doesn't know what it means and neither do you,

4. brycdavis

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Plus MotoBlur BLOWS!!!!

6. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

MotoBlur was terrible, but really only in ├ęclair 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.

7. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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.

8. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

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.

12. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Moto absolutely lied about the reason for not doing an ICS update for the Droid X2. They do as little as possible for customers, usually NOTHING.

10. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Moto has a history of dropping support for 3 month old Android phones and then making phony excuses why they can't update them.

11. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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.

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