Don’t expect too much out of next products to come out of Motorola. Google CFO Patrick Pichette has gone on the record at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference saying that the next Motorola products being readied for release are not, “wow by Google standards.”
As Android entusiasts everywhere are waiting on pins and needles for Motorola’s first true Google phone, this comes as a sobering blow. The Motorola X Phone, rumored to provide an experience only Google and Motorola can, originally pegged with an I/O release date, must still be months away. Pichette reiterated what other Google executives have said in the past several months, that Google still has an established product pipeline to work through at Motorola, and that it may be awhile until Google developed hardware is being pushed out. It was originally thought that perhaps the Razr HD, Maxx and M were the last major handsets designed without Google influence, but that doesn’t appear to be true.
Unless the X Phone isn’t the Google phone we’ve all been waiting for, don’t expect an I/O unveiling and July release as originally rumored. Hopefully, Google will continue to get Motorola in order, and we’ll finally see the fruits of their labor later this year. Until then, don’t hold your breath.