Motorola Phones Lack “Wow” Factor, Says Google CFO


Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, openly admitted that Motorola’s phones have not provided a “wow” factor for consumers. Pichette stated that Google has inherited a pipeline of insignificant devices.

“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.” -Patrick Pichette

Pichette was speaking on behalf of the Droid RAZR M and Droid RAZR MAXX HD, two well reviewed devices. In regards to Pichette’s statement, this gives us high hopes for the rumored Motorola X phone, in that Google will not allow an unimpressive device into the Nexus family.

Source: BGR


  1. It’s all in the marketing, and Google being an advertising company should realize this. The lack of marketing is what keeps Motorola down. I know carriers do the marketing of devices but really it should be up to the OEM as well to get their products to the consumer attention.

  2. I am seriously hoping that Google purges Motorola Mobile of the anti-user sentiment they had.

    My Motorola Cliq was actually a really nice piece of hardware, but quite crippled by their software design. (The hardware is so nice I STILL use the phone for a lot of things, now that I’ve managed to get the stock crap off of it and replace it with CyanogenMod 7.2)

    Good Motorola hardware with a more “hacker-friendly” OS environment would be wonderful.

  3. Google sure seems to be talking a lot of shyte lately.

    Maybe they should consider that an increasingly large number of people are vocalizing concerns with Google’s way of doing things and the garbage they’re trotting out.

  4. It’s not the WOW factor that’s missing, it’s Motorola’s reputation that needs rebuilding. A bad reputation is something that engineering or advertising can’t fix- that takes years of commitment to customers to accomplish. I’m not holding my breath.

  5. I have bought my Razr i as a follower of my Nexi (one, S), and I was (am) quite impressed with the ‘wouw’ factor of it! Great phone, good design, VERY fast, my first smartphone going 2 days on one battery charge. Actually I hope x-phone being a kind of follow-up of the Razr i.

  6. Razr maxxx: good hardware (dual core is enough for normal user, good display & form factor), made by Kevlar and the BEST battery in the market: it would be so easy to make comparison ads about autonomy (also with iPhone or SIII),..but in Italy is unknown (no ads, no shop selling it,…).
    It isn’t a “wow” factor problem, but “unknown” factor …