- Dec 23, 2009
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2 years ago when Samsung released the Galaxy S3 and The Galaxy Note 2 they were on an upslope to being considered the "King of Android". They became so popular achieving record sales that people even begin to wonder if they were not only larger than Google (http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/15/6005867/is-samsung-bigger-than-google) but had enough leverage to dictate terms to Google. Google understood the value of Samsung as they were willing to help Samsung with their ongoing legal issues with Apple. But just as soon as the hype started there seemed to be sort of a fatigue of Samsung from some in the community. Add to that Motorola returning to the company we loved by designing devices that appeal to those wanting a clean and simplistic experience that can be customized while providing fast updates. If Motorola manages to hit a home run with all 3 devices (Moto X+1, Moto 360, Moto Nexus) can they begin to build another following and begin to woo potential buyers away from Samsung?
I have to think Google is secretly rooting for Motorola to have success and become a company that challenges Samsung, as Motorola (formerly owned by Google) is the closest presentation of what Google has envisioned for an android device manufacturer. Where Samsung is looking to try and differentiate itself from Android, Motorola has come closer to being the device that truly represents the idea of Android. With Samsung loading up their phones with more bloat, demanding more money for less (Samsung Galaxy Alpha), and trying to become Apple, Motorola have the potential with its build quality, awesome radios, clean look, longer battery life, and the ability to customize to become a company that over time could overtake Samsung in the phone department. Although Samsung having a very diverse company that dabbles in a bit of everything, so they will continue to remain successful even if they were to come in "2nd" or "3rd" in cell phone cells for a few years.
Do you want to see a successful Motorola?
Do you think Motorola can overtake Motorola in Android phone sells?
If Motorola do create a landmark success that rivals the OG Droid will they be able to continue to build on it or will they do what they have done in the past building one great device and then go years before creating another successful device?
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