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Motorola had 12-18 month product roadmap when purchased by Google

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:08

When Google purchased Motorola, the latter had a 12 to 18 month product roadmap it needed to fulfill and those products were promised to customers who were promised these devices and even though Motorola is most likely in the red at this point, Google says that it is its intention to turn the company around although it might take some time...

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:10 9

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Still excited for MOTOROLA to release the X PHONE

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:26 2

12. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

These are all just rumors who knows what is next but if the x phone is true I have a good feeling about this phone.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 00:36

29. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

motorola shud change name to mogorola

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:31 3

2. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Blah blah blah Motorola needing help from Google inorder to be viable. Moto is soft and weak period. Samsung pimp slaps moto all day long.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:44 10

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Compare the handset quality between Moto Razr HD vs the SGSIII, the SGSIII looks like a kids toy.

For a long time I hated Moto - they were slack with AOS upgrades, never kept promises and their hardware was very ordinary. 2012 was a good year for them though, and the Razr HD series is having great success..

Times a changing IMO. Motorola is really going to blow some 5hit up from 2013 onwards! Bring it baby!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:57 1

5. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

yeah... 2012 and razr hd was such a success that they faced a $353 mil loss and nobody is raving about their phones (no hate to moto)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:59 2

19. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

A lot of motorola phones are known to be utilitarian as they can withstand some abuse, have built in encryption , understated design, and decent to excellent battery life.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 21:09

21. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

ignore this guy, he's an out of touch shill that mouths off at every major phone blog on the web. I'm almost convinced he's a troll persona that took on a life of its own.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:18 1

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Say what you want about the S3, but it is handing it to anything with the "Batwing" logo on it these days.

I've seen nothing but horrible stuff from Moto over the years...StarTAC, OG RAZR, the horrendous Droid 2, the Droid RAZR's that couldn't convert from CDMA to LTE and freeze the phone...NO THANK YOU!

I used to take Nokia over Moto back in the analog flip days, digital basic phones were LG's over Motorola's, easily. In todays world, I'd take anything over Moto, with the exception of ZTE, Huiwei, and Pantech.

I hope Google makes them relevant again, but based on history, Motorola is a rollercoaster on product. They go five years between breakthrough models, then mass-produce, then find that they lose quality control once they pump heavy.

I'd never hedge that bet.

Good luck, Moto.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 22:10 4

23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

My RAZR has never locked up on me, I never had network problems either, and the people i know that did stopped when they got ICS. I am on the MOTO owners forum, and freezing wasn't really an issue with the RAZR line, the CDMA LTE thing was, then ICS came out and pretty much fixed all that. Hell the RAZR is STILL $100 on contract over a year after it came out and was replaced by the HD's THAT is proof of a good phone

our secretary's GS3 cracked then died (all while in an otterbox) sammy replaced it free, but such things should never have happened. The RAZR and the MAXX are incredible phones incredibly beautiful sleek and sexy. I have nothing against sammy, hell I plan on buying a Galaxy player 5.6 when they get around to releasing it. But sammy makes the same old rubberized(/) plastic bricks that characterized all android phones. Then I saw the RAZR and I knew that no one could match something soo sexy. Sony's phones are sexy as hell too (I have a Walkman Z and a Xperia tablet S, getting the Tab Z), but I'm with Verizon so I went with MOTO.

Sammy has never made anything that really knocked my socks off, and I never liked the Nature UI. And I've SEEN with my OWN EYES on my cousin's Note 1 BURN IN on the screen (the keyboard is permanently ghosted on the screen)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 23:15 1

25. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Seriously? The StarTac was in it's time one of the top phones, same as the original Razr. The Droid2 wasn't great, I'll give you that. As far as phones having trouble switching from 3G to LTE, remember the issues with the Galaxy Nexus? All phones have issues from time to time, but they usually get fixed and we move on. Moto was actually doing pretty well until LTE came into the picture, and the Bionic was the start of their problems, going with a processor that didn't play well with LTE (Tegra). But up until that point Moto and HTC were the top dogs in android.

With Moto now under Google, and new management, I think we'll see good things from them. They've always had good build quality and excellent radios, but their screens and software was always their Achilles heel. That has gotten better as well. I think with them releasing HD versions of the the Razr/Maxx series, that was a small upgrade so they could focus on revamping their offerings. But that's just my opinion.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 00:50

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

When he said the StarTac was horrible...I think I didnt even read the rest of the post....lol.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 05:57

34. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

I still have a StarTac sitting in my drawer and the plastic casing is tough enough to show very little wear after all these years.

It served me and my brother well during the early days of cellphones and that thing held on to a signal quite well. Shame I couldn't use it past 2004.

The same goes for my OG Razr flip phone. It still looks great due to the solid metal body being resiliant to scratches. Right now it serves as an emergency backup phone.

The Bionic was a decent phone. It also used a TI OMAP and not Tegra. The pre-production demo units sported that SoC.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:21 3

10. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

@richardyarrell2011 they are far from soft and weak, samsung is riding the wave of brand loyalty as HTC was riding in 2007-2011, the one that apple has been riding to this date... not because they are a "pimp" (which is an ignorant term) ans "slap" the other manufacturers.

not a fan boy but...

in terms of usage motorola has higher build quality with stronger materials (not reinforced plastic). and higher quality antennas (only with the s3 has samsung improved GPS and cellular antenna)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:28 5

13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

I remember around 2-3 years ago hearing you saying that no one (Samsung included) could touch HTC, so how do you know the same thing won't happen here? At that time all of the blogs were calling HTC the king of android, and we saw what happened to them.

None of these companies are the be all end all. I recently made the switch from HTC to a GS3, & while it's better in some ways, it's worse in others. Better battery and runs faster with 2gb of memory, but the SLCD2 & 3 screens on the HTC phones are much better, and that's what used to be Samsung's strong suit. The radios are much better in the Motorolas (with HTC not far behind) and their build quality can't be beat. I have no allegiance to any OEM, & not necessarilly to any platform since I may try either WP or BB next go around. But the thing to remember is none of these manufacturers have it locked up, and it only takes a few missteps and you're in the back of the pack.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:30

14. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I was warned recently to not feed the trolls.....so I wont. :)

Glad you like Samsung so much. I like Motorola just as much. But we express our views in totally different ways.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:32 1

16. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

With moto being owned by google I would be ready very soon to eat your words.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 19:55 2

4. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

If this phone can be released OFF CONTRACT on Verizon for less than the usual outrageous price ($650+) then I will sell this POS iPhone5 and buy it immeejitly.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:24 1

11. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Why diss the iphone this article isn't even about it.
It is in no way a "pos." The iphone accomplishes what it sets out to do and works for many people. It might not work for you but that doesn't make it a pos. Be grateful you can afford a phone at all smh.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 22:30

24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

He's not saying all iphones are a pos. He's expressing his opinion on his experience with his iphone. It's a pos to him because it doesn't fulfill his needs.

I've had phones that others thought were a pos, but I didn't have that experience. But I didn't berate them for it. They had a bad experience so obviously they would have a negative opinion of it. Now if they'd said that every one of phone A was a pos, I'd simply say that they cant judge all phones of that model based off of one or two that they had. But nowhere did this guy say that all iphones were a pos, just the one he has, in his opinion.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:04 3

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

you guys always seem to overlook the XOOM which was a Google experience device.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:13

7. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

true. but it suuuucked bad.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 21:03 1

20. joey_sfb (Posts: 6603; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I don't agree that xoom is bad. Do you actually own one with jelly jean update?

I think its the best nvidia tengra 2 device.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 00:33

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It is the best Tegra 2 device, but that isn't saying much...

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:31

15. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Good point but the xoom was rather forgetable. I don't blame anyone for forgetting about it.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:20 1

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I really like moto phones and I would love to see google get involved with them more. Moto has found a way to make huge batteries and has very solid build quality. Combine that with the really cool edge to edge screen and a google experience on the software side I can see big profit coming google's way.

The only concern with moto phones is the sar level. I don't care how good their radios are I always want to minimize the chances I get cancer. Buying a phone with high sar levels always freaks me out a bit.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:38

18. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Yea....what makes me a Moto fan is the reception. If its SAR levels....its a risk I'm willing to take to have a reliable phone when an emergency arises. I got 2 kids...and help take care of 2 more. A phone with reliable reception is a must for me.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 21:52

22. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Thats why I have verizon for reliable servicd. The radio is more about sound clairty

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 00:54

31. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

For Android phones I started with the Droid 1, then Droid X1, then RAZR. After using a Rezound, G Nex.......now a Maxx HD....the SAR levels might have something to do with reception too....

Cuz the Rezound and G Nex didnt do too good vs any Moto phone I had....maybe on par or better than the Droid 1.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 23:46

27. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

I don't know, but I never heard of someone's getting cancer just for using cellphones in the world... i mean, brain cancer, ear cancer or I don't know, just my opinion...

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