Interesting article on the future Motorola/Google merger.

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  1. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    The article talks about looking back at 2011 and forward to 2012, but the parts of what Google may do with Motorola are very interesting.

    Nexus, Lapdocks, Oh my lol

    Linky to article.

    TS out

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Only thing I hope for is that, if Googleorola comes out with another phone on Sprint that blows away what the MoPho has been able to do for me, I just hope it will work with the Car dock, HD dock and lapdock. I really don't want to have to buy more accessories again...LOL.
  3. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Unless those accessories are much better.

    <cough> Touch screen Lapdock, extra battery <cough>


  4. wubbie075

    wubbie075 Well-Known Member

    I'm more concerned with the part that describes how Google will be in position to take over the world with their robot army by around 2030!!! :eek:
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  5. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Well-Known Member

    Join the Googleverse....Embrace the Googleverse...Be one with the Googleverse.
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    < googling "googleverse" >

  7. KinichAjaw

    KinichAjaw Well-Known Member

    Won't that make the Internets explode?

    I posted about this on the Triumph subforum. I suppose I'm hoping for greater support for older Motorola devices so we can actualy have functional drivers for the things which are currently giving devs issues when trying to create or contribute to ROM creation.

    Also: Google will become the Borg in the future.
  8. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Well-Known Member

    We are the Borgle; resistance is futile.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  10. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    See the article in the 2-15-2012 edition of PHANDROID NEWS.
    Perhaps not what everyone wanted,as some will be pleased,others,not so much,but,at least now we all have something to go by,beyond pure speculation.
  11. MRW1215

    MRW1215 Well-Known Member

    So, what's the soonest we could start seeing more Google-influenced phones? I'm up for an upgrade in December, but I just got a Galaxy Nexus, which I love, and will probably stick with, unless something cool by Google and Motorola is out by then.
  12. KOLIO

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    As for all ANDROID manufacturers,the rate of new models appears to have slowed down a bit,as the public has tired of the 'buyers remorse' syndrome(as depicted in past BEST BUY commercials).

    As for GOOGLE/MOTOROLA phones,it appears they will be concentrating their efforts on updating models that are currently out,to the latest version of ANDROID (4.0.X.X) ICE CREAM SANDWICH,before releasing any new phones that have the latest O/S.

    This is all just speculation,but,the latest O/S has been out for a few months+,and,w/exception to a few nitch-market phones such as the GALAXY NOTE,people are not going willing to opt for a new handset unless it already has 4.0 ICS on it,or,at minimum,a firm date of an upgrade to ICS in the immediate future.

    This isn't to say that you won't see any new phones coming out soon,just the rate/amount of new phones coming out for 2012 will most definitely be at a lower rate than this past year.This much has been published by all the major manufacturers.

    Its actually a good thing,we'll get better phones,not more of them.
  13. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I'm afraid to say it, but the Galaxy Note is one that I am looking forward to. I will keep the Photon for another year and add the upcoming ICS, I will place it as my second temp line. My current temp line the HTC hero, is off contract and I am just waiting for the Galaxy Note to arrive at Sprint to replace it. But I have seen what a N-Trig digitizer device can do with the Thinkpad but it leaves alot to be desired (especially like Moto with their locked bootloader policy) The Jetstream and XYboard are better but only Donald Trump can buy them and so seeing and reading how well the Note is in Europe I want to try it out. If I like it enough then I will use it as my primary line, move the Photon to the second temp line and get its bigger (rumored) brother the Note 10.1 as a replacement for my Thinkpad.

    Unless of course Moto surprises me and comes out with Photon 2. :D

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  14. MRW1215

    MRW1215 Well-Known Member

    Ah. Well, I was just wondering more if we can expect to see more Google-influenced Motorola phones either by the end of this year, or early next year, or is this process of Google taking over Motorola going to take so long that we won't really see it reflect in phones for another 1.5-2 years?

    Basically, I expect my next phone to be a Motorola device, as long as they ditch Blur and go stock, but I don't want to end up wasting my upgrade in early 2013, only for Google and Motorola to come out with their first "official" phone months later.
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Yeah,a quad-core dockable (a la LAPDOCK) MOTOROLA model on each of the big-four carriers would be cool,for starters.

    Even though GOOGLE has stated they'll have a hands-off approach w/MOTO,it's hard to imagine that GOOGLE won't offer a "strong opinion" on ANDROID handset-related matters,such as better,more timely support regarding updates on their current ICS-capable handsets.
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I pretty much call b.s. on their taking a "hands-off" approach when it comes to Motorola. If it's going to generate revenue for Google, no reason for them not to get more involved.
  17. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Well-Known Member

    (especially like Moto with their locked bootloader policy)
    The triumph was prerooted so hats off to moto on that one. I just wrote to lines in a terminal and it was rooted. Google it.
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Google Debates Fate Of Motorola Smartphone Business - Mobility - Smartphones - Informationweek

    Even though there are many companies in different industries that are able to function separately, I still don't buy it that Google and Motorola won't eventually start working more closely together. I think it will just be about timing. My projection is 2014 (assuming the merger is completely finalized soon). A 2 year window is usually enough time for the Corporate umbrella to really absorb all the aspects of their new acquisition and understand which parts of the company that are productive and the ones that are not. I've seen it far too many times in my own industry. After all, business is business. The ultimate goal is P&L margin. If focusing on the "in house" brand can generate more revenue, why not try to expand on that brand?

    Even going beyond just the mobile industry, I'd love to see Google HD-DVR's provided to the cable/satelite TV companies.
  19. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Interesting article indeed.

  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'm less inclined to think that this rumor will come to fruition (at least, not right away):
    Could Google sell Motorola handset division to Huawei?

    I'm sure that there are other manufacturers that may want to jump into the bidding for the hardware division. I mean, with RIM looking like a sinking ship, I wonder how viable it would be for Google to swoop up their patents and tech (software), and then have Motorola and Blackberry combine hardware divisions. It'd be a good way to market Motorola Android phones as "business phone" leaders, in complete replacement for Blackberry.
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  21. KOLIO

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    A very interesting possibility.

    In the meantime,anyone out there w/PHOTOSHOP skills want to render a MOTOBERRY mock-up,a MOTO RAZR TORCH perhaps?
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  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I hope it's not true that Google will flip the cable-box hardware manufacturing and sell:

    The Truth About What Google Wants To Do With Motorola: Attack The iPhone - Business Insider

    I was looking forward to an improvement on the boxes provided through Time Warner (all Motorola). It would've been awesome to have Google put in some in-sight into making the boxes have internet access.

    I don't know how I would feel about Googlrola following in Apple's footsteps with phone hardware. As much as I've loved my experience with Motorola for the phone (and accessories), I don't know if it'd be realistic for them to come up with a singular design that'd out-do any of the other manufacturers. Then again, for a business model, they'd be getting all the revenue if they had one manufacturer in-house. And they could possibly still fit the bill with different models to suit different people's needs.

    Nontheless, all of this is making me anxious wondering if Sprint will continue to offer a Motorola Android superphone
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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