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It's Too Soon For a Motorola Nexus, Says Google

By - Source: Fortune | B 5 comments

Larry Page's focus is centered towards continuing relationship with Android partners.

Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has stressed that it's too soon to release a Nexus manufactured by one of its subsidiaries, Motorola.

The search engine giant had previously stated that Motorola wouldn't receive preferential treatment over partners, including Samsung, LG or Asus in regards to developing either a new Nexus smartphone or tablet.

When discussing Google's plan on releasing a Motorola Nexus device in the future and why one hasn't been announced thus far, Page told Fortune during an interview that not enough time has passed since the former's $12.5 billion acquisition of the firm.

"First of all, I don't think there's any physical way we could have released a Nexus Motorola device in that sense," he explained. "I mean, we haven't owned the company long enough."

Since bringing Motorola Mobility under its network of subsidiaries last year, the manufacturer has released various Android smartphones including the Razr Maxx and Razr HD.

"Exactly what we do, which devices we do, what the timing is, how we release the software with them, all those things have been changing," he added. "Every day we kind of evaluate how do we help our partners out the right way. How do we produce amazing innovative devices... and how do we keep our partners happy. I think we've done a pretty good job of that so far."

In addition to closing down a number of Motorola's local websites, Google recently added to the 4000 former employees already made redundant from the former -- alongside a third of its 90 offices around the world being closed -- by shutting down the smartphone manufacturer's South Korea operations, subsequently leading to 500 job cuts in the process.

 

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    house70 , December 13, 2012 12:48 AM
    How about next year, Google? Come on!

    PS. Maybe you can convince Motorola to get some good screens from LG or Samsung. Other than that, a MaxxHD (maybe full HD) has the right potential.
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    g00fysmiley , December 13, 2012 11:31 AM
    I would love a nexus from morotolla but would plead with google/motorolla to add sd card slots, yes it is not as fast as onboard memory but for media usage it is great. not everybody has the luxury of being in an area where we cna realistically utilize 4g or a fast 3g connection on a regular basis so unless on wifi cloud storage just isn't usable for the average consumer. wanted to buy my wife a nexus 4 but with so little memory and no expandability... yea it has cloud storage that comes with it but what good is that when you can't acess it due to connection speed and battery drain while doign it.. ultimatly we are just waiting for somethign else to show up in the market.
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    amdwilliam1985 , December 13, 2012 12:53 PM
    Can't we have the multi-Nexus program like what was rumored before? Android 5 launch with 5 Nexus phones(rather than devices to exclude tablets). Do it next year at mid-year, pretty please~
    This way, all OEMs will have the equal chance of getting first taste of Android core codes.
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    yeesh , December 13, 2012 1:47 PM
    g00fysmileyI would love a nexus from morotolla but would plead with google/motorolla to add sd card slots, yes it is not as fast as onboard memory but for media usage it is great.

    All of us can agree that sd slots are a great feature. But Apple doesn't include them on any of their devices, and as a result people willingly pay a $100 premium for the 32GB model over the 16GB, and another $100 on top of that to move up to the 64GB model. Flash memory prices being what they are, this is an enormous rip off. But do consumers protest or boycott Apple? No, consumers have made Apple the biggest, most successful company in history.

    So yeah, sd slots would be great. But if a product has enough clout that it will still sell without them, then a company would be stupid to include sd slots. I mean, if that company is in business to make money.
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    Kami3k , December 13, 2012 3:43 PM
    yeeshBut do consumers protest or boycott Apple? No, consumers have made Apple the biggest, most successful company in history. So yeah, sd slots would be great. But if a product has enough clout that it will still sell without them, then a company would be stupid to include sd slots. I mean, if that company is in business to make money.


    So that is why Android has more then double the market share of Apple?

    That is why the S3, which has a removable battery and a SD slot, is the best selling Android phone ever?

    Logic, use it next time.