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Why Motorola Do Not Produce Nexus Devices?  
User currently offlinetraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Hi,

Some time ago Google acquired Motorola but at the same time Google Nexus devices like Nexus 7 and others are produced by other companies. Even now recent rumors suggest that Sony, Samsung and LG are working on the next Nexus smartphone but not Motorola. I wonder why?

Regards,

Sven

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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2335 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

I just got a Google Nexus 7 about a month ago and absolutely love it. Beats the hell out of paying $600+ for an iPad. I also noticed that it was made by Asus. Great machine regardless of the manufacturer. The OS is what really matters anyways...


"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

The Motorola deal was only recently finalized.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
I just got a Google Nexus 7 about a month ago and absolutely love it. Beats the hell out of paying $600+ for an iPad.

The Retina iPad starts at $499. The non-Retina iPad 2 – which is more comparable to the low-resolution Nexus 7 – starts at $399.

And at least for me the Retina Display makes a world of difference, which I knew even before it finally became available.

With the newKindle HD models now also having proper resolutions and a smaller-format and even lower-priced iPad immediately imminent, Google will certainly feel compelled to follow suit sooner or later. Even though they need to be very careful about not appearing to unduly favour Motorola, it would not be shocking to see a high-resolution Motorola Nexus pad being next...


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

thb I didn't realise Motorola were still in the cell phone market, I've never seen one for sale in Europe in the 6 years I've been living here. They made some great phones like the startac and razr but then they dissappeared.

User currently offlinetraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 2):
The Motorola deal was only recently finalized.

True, but if in future Motorola is expected to produce something for Google, there are should be some rumors about it... .

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
I just got a Google Nexus 7 about a month ago and absolutely love it. Beats the hell out of paying $600+ for an iPad.

The Retina iPad starts at $499. The non-Retina iPad 2 – which is more comparable to the low-resolution Nexus 7 – starts at $399.

IPad like any other product by Apple is really very nicely crafted. Do not forget that tablets are not just simple device to read e-mail, chat and brows the internet but the gate to the ecosystem. So it is not only price versus specs and quality but what is behind.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 4):
thb I didn't realise Motorola were still in the cell phone market, I've never seen one for sale in Europe in the 6 years I've been living here. They made some great phones like the startac and razr but then they dissappeared.

Well perhaps they disappeared for a while but now they are present in Europe. You can get their smartphones booth with and without subscription. Even more recently they announced some new Razr Smartphones.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Even though they need to be very careful about not appearing to unduly favour Motorola, it would not be shocking to see a high-resolution Motorola Nexus pad being next...

But it would be surprise if Motorola would not produce some Nexus phone or pad for them  


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 5):
IPad like any other product by Apple is really very nicely crafted. Do not forget that tablets are not just simple device to read e-mail, chat and brows the internet but the gate to the ecosystem. So it is not only price versus specs and quality but what is behind.

The Nexus 7 can absolutely be the better match if you simply prefer what it's offering. My point was just that it would be a mistake to buy it just for the incorrect belief that the iPad did cost $600+, because that's just not the case.

Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 5):
But it would be surprise if Motorola would not produce some Nexus phone or pad for them

Yes, but Google needs to tread very carefully there in order to not scare away the other Android manufacturers. (Samsung is already hedging its bets, with devices running their own Bada or Microsoft's Windows Phone.) Jumping into direct competition with them is a problematic tactic anyway. Keeping Nexus manufacturing diversified may lessen the impact there.


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6630 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 5):
Well perhaps they disappeared for a while but now they are present in Europe.

Well they haven't made it back to Norway as far as I can tell.

Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 5):
Even more recently they announced some new Razr Smartphones.

I had a Razr, it was probably the best non smart phone mobile I ever owned, sexy looking as well.


User currently offlinetraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 6):
Yes, but Google needs to tread very carefully there in order to not scare away the other Android manufacturers. (Samsung is already hedging its bets, with devices running their own Bada or Microsoft's Windows Phone.) Jumping into direct competition with them is a problematic tactic anyway. Keeping Nexus manufacturing diversified may lessen the impact there.

I got your Point.
Interesting if Motorola will produce some Nexus devices would they use very original Android from Google or will customize it.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 7):
Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 5):
Well perhaps they disappeared for a while but now they are present in Europe.

Well they haven't made it back to Norway as far as I can tell.

Tele2 Norway lists at least one model of Razr smartphones. Also in Norway one may get it via pixmania with no subscription.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Quoting traveler_7 (Reply 8):
Interesting if Motorola will produce some Nexus devices would they use very original Android from Google or will customize it.

Nexus devices always get direct update support from Google with no manufacturer or provider modifications, similar to all Apple devices (but with much shorter support spans). That's their whole point.

They are the only ones which get their update on the release day of a new Android version.

They run "stock Android" without any add-ons as a showcase for Google's intent and as a reference target for app developers.


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