April 18, 2013

Larry Page

In the last few days Motorola has spoken up a little about their design philosophy for their next-gen phones, and Google’s Eric Schmidt has even publicly praised what Motorola is working on, calling it “phenomenal”. Now Larry Page is weighing in as well, throwing more praise Motorola’s way.

At Google’s earnings call for Q1 2013, CEO Larry Page revealed he had just seen some of Motorola’s upcoming products for the first time, and was “pretty enthusiastic” about what the company is preparing. While Page didn’t go into specifics about Motorola’s newest devices, he did drop a few possible hints.

“Think about your device. Battery life is a challenge for most people. You shouldn’t need to carry around a charger to make it through the day. If your kid spills their drink on your tablet, the screen shouldn’t die. And when you drop your phone, it shouldn’t shatter.”

“Having just seen Motorola’s upcoming products myself, I’m real excited about the potential there. In just under a year, they have accomplished a lot, and have impressive velocity and execution.”

Looking at Page’s statements, it seems likely that whatever Motorola is working on, battery life and durability will be key. Considering Motorola already pushes the battery life envelope with its RAZR MAXX line, this doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch. Of course we can’t say for sure whether or not Page is talking about several phones or the Motorola X Phone specifically.

Bottom-line, whatever we see from Motorola we can expect it to be a notch above anything they’ve delivered up until now. Hopefully we only have to wait until Google I/O to learn more about what Motorola is bringing to the table.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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