Upcoming Motorola Products Below Google Standards

Chris Welch, The Verge:

Google’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette today said that products in Motorola’s pipeline are “not really to the standards that what Google would say is wow — innovative, transformative.”

Perhaps a good kick in the butt will get Motorola going again.

Update 2013.04.16: Shara Tibken, c|net:

“What I’d advise to do with Motorola is wait and see with the next generation of technology,” Schmidt said. “It’s very, very impressive.”

Less than two months ago Pichette wasn’t impressed with what Motorola had in the pipeline. Now Schmidt is very impressed. Which is it? Schmidt can at times exaggerate so I’ll go with Pichette.