Google talks Motorola: ‘running independently’ with ‘a lot of change’

Google talks Motorola: ‘running independently’ with ‘a lot of change’Believe it or not, it’s been almost 18 months since Google initially agreed a $12 billion deal to acquire Motorola, and a good eight months since the deal was sealed.

Google has always promised (in an attempt to keep its various Android partners happy) that Motorola won’t receive preferential treatment, and while it’ll continue to operate independently, we’re told to brace for big changes.

Going back to September 2012, we were surprised to see three new decent-sounding Razr smartphones launch with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) when Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) was very much a reality.

However, speaking to Wired, Google CEO Larry Page confirms that everything we’ve met of late from Motorola was “previously in the pipeline”. The benefits of being owned by Google have yet to seep through.

Page goes on to say that Motorola’s hardware will change going forward, but that it might take some time.

“As we said when we acquired Motorola, we’re running it independently, and Dennis Woodside is in charge. But that’s very much what we want to do with Motorola and what Dennis wants to do,” begins La.

“There’s a lot of room for innovation in hardware. The phones we use now have glass that everyone worries will break if they drop the device. Five or 10 years from now, that will be different. There’s going to be a lot of change.”

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2013 at 14:21

now have glass that everyone worries will break

PlayDoh screens - interactive, Full 3D and colours as powerful as WP's.... (you can also lift cat hair of fabrics etc...)

salmonmax  Jan. 20, 2013 at 18:27

Easy way to keep Android Partners happy that they're not receiving preferential treatment - let them release a winphone.


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