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

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:

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



1. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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*

7. jcarrigan unregistered

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

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He will be posting soon,may be?

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care.

13. jcarrigan unregistered

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

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hook line and sucker.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sure kid, if it makes you feel better.

3. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All i care is for the google glass too be announced

5. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

16. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 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

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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