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    Default Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Google.

    The Moto X received a lot of praise except for the fact that it was only available in the US(Moto Maker) and an expensive price. The Moto G seems to be sold out constantly so i assume it's selling very well too. But then again both of Samsung's flagship phones(S4 and Note 3) are also very expensive off-contract. Did they anticipate Google aiding the Moto X's price drop as an indication that Motorola might become a threat to their Galaxy line with their next phone of this year before they got sold to Lenovo? Do you think Motorola can eventually rise to Samsung's level if Lenovo allows them to continue operating as they do now?
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    Quote Originally Posted by Zig261 View Post
    The Moto X received a lot of praise except for the fact that it was only available in the US(Moto Maker) and an expensive price. The Moto G seems to be sold out constantly so i assume it's selling very well too. But then again both of Samsung's flagship phones(S4 and Note 3) are also very expensive off-contract. Did they anticipate Google aiding the Moto X's price drop as an indication that Motorola might become a threat to their Galaxy line with their next phone of this year before they got sold to Lenovo? Do you think Motorola can eventually rise to Samsung's level if Lenovo allows them to continue operating as they do now?
    I do think Samsung definitely got worried. Imagine this: the Nexus devices are still priced lower than the competition, and, now, they're starting to be consumer devices. Then, you look at the price drops for the Moto X, and it seems like Google is going to combat all of the Android OEMS by flooding the market with low-cost devices.

    I also think, Samsung initially got worried, when the Moto X first debuted. That Magazine UI wasn't just a "natural evolution" of TouchWiz; it was a reaction to what seemed like Google playing favorites. You look at the features of the Moto X, and it just screams Google involvement.

    I'll be brutally honest, here: I don't see Motorola rising to Samsung's size, under Lenovo's tutelage. Now, I'm not implying that they won't be profitable. I think, Motorola has a great chance of returning to profitability. But, they probably won't be as big as they once were.

    Of course, this is all just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    I think Samsung was as worried about this as much as I'm worried about what my neighbor had for dinner.

    I also think Google intended this all along and I can't possibly be the only one.

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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    Quote Originally Posted by Zig261 View Post
    The Moto X received a lot of praise except for the fact that it was only available in the US(Moto Maker) and an expensive price. The Moto G seems to be sold out constantly so i assume it's selling very well too. But then again both of Samsung's flagship phones(S4 and Note 3) are also very expensive off-contract. Did they anticipate Google aiding the Moto X's price drop as an indication that Motorola might become a threat to their Galaxy line with their next phone of this year before they got sold to Lenovo? Do you think Motorola can eventually rise to Samsung's level if Lenovo allows them to continue operating as they do now?
    I agree that Samsung was worried about Motorola. The X and G are excellent phones that are really smooth. Samsung probably didnt like that a 'Google company' showed during a presentation that a budget phone in the Moto G opened apps faster than the SGS4 and that this phone was only 179 dollars.

    What Google told Samsung is that they only bought Motorola for the patents and will use the patents to protect Android OEMs/partners from future lawsuits.

    All of this is a win for Google - they were able to placate Samsung by selling Motorola preventing Samsung from going to Tizen but they were also able to get Samsung to agree to modify Touchwiz so that isn't so heavy of a skin.
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    Quote Originally Posted by vtpmt81 View Post
    I agree that Samsung was worried about Motorola. The X and G are excellent phones that are really smooth. Samsung probably didnt like that a 'Google company' showed during a presentation that a budget phone in the Moto G opened apps faster than the SGS4 and that this phone was only 179 dollars.
    The Gnote3 is significantly slower than the Moto X, too.
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

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    The Gnote3 is significantly slower than the Moto X, too.
    You do like to troll bait.
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    You do like to troll bait.
    I tested them side by side. I owned the GNote3 and it pained me to send it back. I really, really, really loved that huge wonderful screen.

    But in the end, Samsung's crap radios made the GNote3 underperform as a phone and a data device.

    For the record, I have owned 2 Samsung smartphones - GNex and GNote3 - and only 1 motorola smartphone. I wanted to love the GNote3 but I couldn't because of the crap radios. I loved everything about my GNex except the crap radios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    I tested them side by side. I owned the GNote3 and it pained me to send it back. I really, really, really loved that huge wonderful screen.

    But in the end, Samsung's crap radios made the GNote3 underperform as a phone and a data device.

    For the record, I have owned 2 Samsung smartphones - GNex and GNote3 - and only 1 motorola smartphone. I wanted to love the GNote3 but I couldn't because of the crap radios. I loved everything about my GNex except the crap radios.
    I just mean that you will get lots of Note 3 owners unhappy by saying that, they don't want to hear it after paying $650 for a device.

    I think they only suck for CDMA radio, I use Samsung phones more than any other and their GSM radio aren't bad.

    I'm still wishing for another a curved screen Samsung Nexus.
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    Default Re: Did you think Samsung was worried about Motorola's potential before they made the deal with Goog

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    I think they only suck for CDMA radio, I use Samsung phones more than any other and their GSM radio aren't bad.
    well the problem wasn't just with dropped calls though, it was with 4G LTE data, too, which is a separate radio from the CDMA radio.

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