Google Says Motorola’s Smartphones Aren’t “innovative, transformative”
We have bitter news for those who are still dreaming of a super-smartphone, the unofficially dubbed X Phone, coming from Google and Motorola: the search engine giant doesn’t quite believe in the company it acquired 2 years ago. Patrick Pichette, Google CFO, recently said that the products Moto is developing are not wow-worthy.
The official of the Mountain View-based company admited that the current line-up of Motorola product are not up to Google’s standards, as they lack the innovation elements capable of attracting the media’s and customers’ attention.
The declaration came during an interview at Morgan Stanley conference. Phicette said that Google “inherited 18 months of pipeline that we actually have to drain right now,” adding that “we’re actually building the next wave of innovation and product lines.” Motorola is apparently going through a transition and until the Google subsidiary ditches its old portfolio, it can’t dream of making new products.
As about the products “inherited” by Google, the CFO is probably talking about models like RAZR HD and RAZR M, which aren’t quite at Google’s standards.
According to Patrick Pichette, the company’s engineers are already working on a new wave of innovations which will will materialize into a revised products line-up, but first of all the “reserve” of Motorola products that are already in late stages of development must go, so the investments in research and development are not wasted in vain.
Droid RAZR Maxx HD and Droid RAZR M were received with positive feedback, but they are not exactly what the public has expected from the hardware manufacturer that basically invented the mobile phone. Pichette took advantage from the occasion to dismiss the rumors saying that there’s a tense relationship between Google and Samsung. It seems that the two giants are going along just fine and there’s no threat coming from Samsung, contrary to what the rumors were saying.
Meanwhile on the rumor mill has information about a mysterious Google X Phone product co-developed with Motorola. Reports are saying that the new smartphone might be officially announced at Google I/O event this May.