Google's CFO says Motorola's products aren't 'wow' by Google standards

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  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/28/4...torola-pipeline-arent-wow-by-google-standards

    Android 5.0 "Liquorice" this Fall ?

    Basically Google is saying Motorola is not up to snuff quite yet, to start producing brand new phones for them, they still have work and development ahead of them, before they are ready. Several months at very earliest. This new rumors / news, pointing towards end of year release time frame.

    And this has the tech world buzzing, that "rumor" maybe Android 5.0 is not going to be released this Summer right after Google I/O like rumored. And that this Motorola - X phone, rumored for a June / July release, is now due for a Nov / Dec release, which is the typically Nexus phone time of year.

    And that come this Fall, we will see this Motorola Nexus-X phone in Nov/Dec, running Android 5.0 "Liquorice". And what we may get after Google I/O this May, is Android 4.3 "Key Lime Pie" in the Summer ?

    Typically Google releases brand new OS numbers in the Fall, with a brand new Nexus phone, and that Summer is just a point release usually, so maybe we are getting 4.3 after Google I/O, and whole new 5.0 this Fall, with the next Nexus ? Because I find it hard to believe that Google will have a new LG Nexus-Five for sale this Summer per some rumors, they have never done that before.
     
  2. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    What I got from the article is that a Google x phone is just simply a rumor. I'd be surprised if it comes out this year, next year makes more sense to me.
     
  3. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    What I got from this is that someone at google loves junk food.
     
  4. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    key lime pie is like 10 months away and they are talking about 5.0? its anyones quess who will get to be the nexus maker for 5.0
     
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    So key lime pie will be a 4.3 update and not 5.0?
     
  6. Tig Bitties thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I read strong "rumors" last month, that LG already got the contract for the Nexus-Five, and said to be released shortly after Google I/O in May, for a summer release.

    But then again, rumors are rumors. I still think the Nexus-Five will not be out until the typical Nov/Dec release. As to who is making the N5, I am guessing LG, HTC or Motorola.

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    It's February, way too early, and so many rumors now. Come Google I/O in May, we will have a more definitive answer as to whats coming, and when.

    Recent rumors, were that Google would show an early preview of the next Android OS at Google I/O, most speculate it will be Android 5.0 called "Key Lime Pie". But by no means is that a fact or true news, only rumors at best right now.

    The past four years, all new Nexus phones have been released in November or December, never in the Summer. And with this new article saying Google saying Motorola not quite ready to start producing new phones for them yet, sounds like it's a ways off still. So a November release would make more sense if Motorola is to make this top secret "X" phone.

    But who knows ? Not me, that's for sure :D

    The one new "Nexus" device that is all but 99% for sure, due this Summer, is a next generation Nexus 7 tablet, running some sort of updated / new Android OS.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That doesn't sound to reassuring if the rumors about Motorola producing the next nexus are true.
     
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    Sounds like the Motorola Nexus 5th generation to me.
     
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    I didn't think Motorola released anything up to anyone's "wow" standards, why is Google so shocked?
     
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