In this week’s Friday Debate, we discuss Motorola, Google, and all the crazy rumors we’ve heard about the X Phone. Join us in the comments and vote in our poll.
It’s been a year since Motorola was bought by Google. What did it bring to Google? Was the $12 billion price tag worth it? Read on to find out!
Two years after Google announced it would acquire Motorola, questions linger about the value of the deal. A source told The Verge that the misstep might have contributed to the ousting of Andy Rubin from the Android team.
In November, a bench trial officially began, further reviewing Motorola’s claims, and assessing the validity of its licensing fees. Now, a judge has ruled that Motorola’s patents are worth significantly less than the total $4 billion in licensing fees.
Google has been dealt another blow after the ITC threw out the final patent in a Motorola Mobility case against Apple.
Is Android a mess? Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, said Android is a mess at Drive into Mobile earlier this week. On the show this week, we went back and forth debate style discussing Terry’s accusation.
In Google’s earnings call for Q1 2013, CEO Larry Page touched on Motorola Mobility and their upcoming products. Page said he was enthusiastic by what he has seen so far.
A new report says that Google’s X Phone could be available in “over 20 colors,” reiterating once again that hardware customizations aren’t likely.
In an interview with PC Magazine, Motorola design chief Jim Wicks sheds some light on what’s been going on at Motorola since Google assumed control. “We’ve been spending the past eight months on this next generation of phones, and we’ve all seen positive feedback and collaboration around things.” Wicks said, also noting that other Google departments are turning to Motorola for advice and insight on things they may have some expertise in.
This morning, at All Things D: Dive into Mobile, Schmidt made another interesting statement. He said he has seen Motorola’s upcoming devices, and they are “phenomenal”. He went on to say they were “Phone plus” devices. That’s high praise, and further teases the rumored Motorola X phone.