Google Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette spoke at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference earlier today and admitted the products in Motorola’s pipeline aren’t “wow” by Google standards.
Google bought Motorola last year, and the handset manufacturer later launched devices that had been in the works for quite some time. Many considered them good, little Droids, but they paled in comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy S III or even LG’s current Nexus 4.
Therefore, when placing this information in context to what Google’s executive said today, one could assume Pichette is slamming Motorola for having developed mediocre handsets prior to the buyout. Well, think again. Pichette is also referring to upcoming Motorola products:
“The case with Motorola is that we’ve inherited a pipeline. Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like ‘wow’ by Google standards. Dennis Woodside and his team have inherited 18 months of pipeline that we have to drain right now.”
Nice metaphor, eh?
So, it looks like Motorola has a few more little Droids launching in the next 9 months or so. After Google drains the pipe, though, they can begin to make the next “wow” devices.
[Via: The Verge]