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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RE[2]: Motorola and carriers
by WorknMan on Sun 21st Oct 2012 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Motorola and carriers"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

The carriers heavily subsidize the phone price which makes it hard for manufacturers to push back against bloatware.


Right, which was my whole point. If we're supposed to blame the carriers for the bloatware on phones, then where are all those stock Android tablets, with unlocked bootloaders? For the most part, carriers don't have anything to do with tablets, so there's no reason for vendors to skin them, right.

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RE[3]: Motorola and carriers
by kurkosdr on Sun 21st Oct 2012 17:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola and carriers"
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2011-04-11

This is why Google made a dumb move by not releasing a Nexus tablet sooner. Tablet sales are not controlled by carriers that much, so Google should have made a Nexus tablet from the first Honeycomb release.

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