Has Google's proposed acquisition of Moto changed your feelings about the Bionic?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by creaky, Aug 15, 2011.

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    I for one am very interested about how the proposed acquisition might effect new phones. What do you think this might mean for the Bionic (unlocked bootloader? ICS? faster updates?)? Do you want this phone more or less? Let's hear it!
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    I don't thank much will change with the Bionic but I can see how future Motos will be affected for sure (n a good way). My thoughts are, I've always been a Moto fanboy so I hope HTC and Sammy are crying and since Google owns their own OS and now their own phones I hope its a matter of time before they rein victory over Apple indefinately.

    I thank that's one thing Apple had a avantage on, is they own their own phones and OS so they know every nook and cranny of the OS. Windows just didn't push hard enough when they use to be on top. I thank Motos will be more compatable from here on out. Just my 2 cents.

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    To answer the OP's question; not at all, it's just explains why the CEO was downplaying the bionic like it's not the biggest thing in the works.
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    I definitely don't want the phone any less... but not sure if it makes me want it any more, either. I don't see this having any negative effect on the bionic directly, but it seems like it is so late in the development game the only advantage really possible would be in the form OTA updates, which Moto was already "good" about in the first place. It doesn't seem like to me that unlocked bootloaders will come out of this so soon but it may happen down the road... but then again, I could be way off on all of this.
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    That's just ignorant. Let's say VZW gobbles up every other cell carrier, except ATT, and decides to market one phone.

    So now instead of a variety of brands trying to make the best, you get two, Apple and moto. There isn't any desire then to make better products except to compete with themselves.

    I'd like Google to say, like Apple, here is the OS, make your systems work in this way. THEN eveyrone can make the best to fit that. right now its Google saying, here's the OS, do what you want with it.
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    It's most likely a good thing overall. I don't necessarily like google(their ad practices are a monopoly and no one seems to care), but they know what they're doing and it should benefit us in the end.
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    I agree with this, BUT: What this is more likely to do, instead of lowering competition, is actually improve it. Currently Google hands out the OS and the OEMs get to play (read: screw with) it and release their version of the phone. This has been causing fragmentation in the OS, which hurts the environment. Apple never gave the OS to anyone and was therefore the only source of "innovation" for their platform. Now that google has Moto, they will have a similar advantage to Apple, in that they get to have hardware and software in house, which leads to a less fragmented system and a higher quality control IN ADDITION to Google still handing out the OS to the other OEMs. The other OEMs, not to be out done, will have to raise their standards to match the quality of the Moto-Google phones, in order to stay in the game. Trust me, they want to stay in the game. Additionally, there will be innovation among the other manufacturers to create product differentiation will lead to other innovations/advantages. Look at HTC having bought Beats, this is the kind of thing they will have to continue to do to improve their phone to meet the new Google-moto standards. What you are talking about, moto-google vrs. apple would only happen if Google decided to no longer distribute their OS, and instead locked it down like iOS.
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    Damn dude you make it sound like android could compete with itself and it could just knock IOS down to an insignificant share...
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    I think rhokaln is right on the money. Some are saying the other companies are looking at Plan B-D after today's news. Instead, this should lead to stronger competition, and one of two scenarios: Either more phones rocking a stock Android experience OR, things like Touchwiz and Sense being redefined into something so much more than a simple overlay, more like mods (think CM7) that are actually BENEFICIAL to the OS. Personally, this doesn't make me want the Bionic more, simply because as others have stated, it is too late in the game for it to be largely impacted (I'm still getting it though, my Eris' touch screen is acting funky). But a year or two from now? A Blur-less, top notch build quality Moto phone with great battery life... optimized by Google, for Google? Yes please!
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    This times a billion.
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    IF allowed to happen, it could take over a year for Google to legally purchase Moto. I can't see this having any effect on how Moto plans to operate. If Bionic is suppose to hit the shelves in two weeks then the product is allready in the channel being moved to stores and warehouses. It will be two to three phones down the line before any Google influence hits. Assuming they change anything at all.
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    This makes me glad I got the Droid 3.
    Now I'll probably get ICS faster, and they'll probably the Bionic/3 bootloader.

    This makes me think twice is its worth upgrading to the Prime.
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    Did anyone else notice most of motos new phones having a ti-omap processor, and Google's processor partner for ICS is ti-omap? Better... software/hardware/whatever integration in the bionic?
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    Yes, I noticed and I always found it a little strange that TI was meeting with Google instead actual phone manufacturers. Although I felt Motorola was doing about the best they could with "available" SoC's, I had wished that Motorola had the clout to get TI to produce SoC's superior/faster than Apple was getting them done. While I think that OMAP SoC's are very good I felt that they could beef up the GPU portion(like Apple's SoCs). I was hoping that by TI meeting with Google that they might start producing SoC's that would be optimized to run Android flawlessly.

    With Google, Motorola and TI all on the same page things could start to get exciting!
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    Yea I want it even more...haha
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    I agree that its too late for the Bionic to see any physical benefits but I can see where it might get a preference when it comes to updates.
    I also agree that it will be a few phones down the line before we see Google's influence which is why I don't want to keep waiting for the the next device "coming" with better specs. I can wait a few weeks but I'm not waiting months so either the Bionic or maybe the SG2 if its 4g will suffice until my next upgrade when a sweet Google/Motorola device is available.

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