Many speculated that with Google acquiring Motorola Mobility that they would be using their new acquisition to churn out phones of their own. Lately there have been rumors of such a device which has been tentatively named the X Phone. However as it stands, it seems that Google hasn’t been too impressed with the products in Motorola’s pipeline and this surprising admission was made by Google’s own CFO and SVP, Patrick Pichette during the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference. According to Pichette, the products in Motorola’s pipeline were “not really to the standards that what Google would say is wow — innovative, transformative.”
According to Pichette, Google has inherited 18 months of pipeline which is surprising as some had thought that maybe the Droid RAZR MAXX, RAZR M and RAZR HD were the last of Motorola’s products without Google’s hand in it. In fact some have gone as far as to speculate that it might be possible that the rumored X Phone could be further away than we think. Rumors have suggested that the X Phone could be debuting at Google I/O 2013, but based on this admission, we wouldn’t be completely surprised if the X Phone gave the event a miss. Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information, but in the meantime what do you guys think? Do you agree with Google that Motorola’s products lack the “wow” factor?
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