Linked by on Thu 18th Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
Google This has always bothered me. Google buys a huge hardware company called Motorola, and people expect new Google phones to appear within a few weeks or months. Of course, anybody with more than two brain cells to rub together realises buying and integrating such a huge company isn't something you just do in a few weeks or months. Luckily, The Verge reports Google has just stated the obvious.
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by kurkosdr on Fri 19th Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
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I thought Google had promised that Moto will be run as a seperate company?

There is a high chance Google bought Moto just a)for the patents and b) so that there is at least one major OEM making Android phones. Lest the other OEMs start embracing WP8 en masse, or be bullied into embracing WP8, aka if Microsoft jacks up the price they charge to license their patents. You know, the patents the other OEMs foolishly recognized as valid by licensing them.

And if a Google-designed Motorola phone does appear, why should it be any different from the Nexus phones you can buy today? It will probably feature the same lack of MicroSD card and unimpressive camera the Nexuses have. So, just buy a Galaxy Nexus or Optimus Nexus (in two weeks) and be done with it.

IMO the reason everyone wants to see "Motorola phones designed by Google", is because they want to see a major OEM that offers upgrades for their entire lineup forever (forgetting how Google left the Nexus One behind). Sorry folks, that "upgrades forever" pipedream ain't gonna happen. Just get a Nexus and enjoy the upgrades while they last.

Edited 2012-10-19 22:28 UTC

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